11 Gorgeous Muskoka Cottages For a Winter Getaway

11 Gorgeous Muskoka Cottages For a Winter Getaway

Muskoka in the wintertime is a beautiful, white wonderland. With plenty of winter activities, from snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, Christmas celebrations, and lovely little towns with rich culture and history that embrace the colder months, there’s something for everyone in Ontario’s cottage country. If you’re looking for a winter vacation and want a cozy, inviting place to stay, we’ve put together a list of 11 gorgeous Muskoka cottages for a winter getaway.

  1. 1. A Hidden Valley Cottage
  2. 2. “Muskoka Hutt and Lounge”
  3. 3. Chalet Kyalarny
  4. 4. The Peninsula Lake Escape
  5. 5. “Serenity” at Otter Lake
  6. 6. Modern Log Cabin
  7. 7. “Pine Cottage”
  8. 8. Side-by-Side
  9. 9. A Private Beach
  10. 10. Clark Lake Cozy Cottage
  11. 11. Peninsula Lake Paradise


A Hidden Valley Cottage

This quaint two story cottage, located in the heart of Huntsville, is an ideal getaway, being just a few minutes to the slopes at Hidden Valley Ski Resort. It is also lovely in the summertime, with access to the private beachfront amenities offered by the Hidden Valley Community, with just a short walk or drive to the shallow entry beachfront on beautiful Peninsula Lake. This 3 bedroom retreat has a patio, a private yard with a firepit, and is close to the town of Huntsville

Rent from $300/night


“Muskoka Hutt and Lounge”

The two story, three bedroom “Muskoka Hutt and Lounge” is a ski in and out Hidden Valley cottage. The open concept kitchen/dining/living room is designed with modern farmhouse charm, and there are two large outdoor decks to enjoy as well. It includes a lounge with foosball, pool, shuffleboard, a stick hockey table, board games, and free wood for campfires. Just bring your own stuff for s’mores! In the summertime, a private shallow access beach on Peninsula Lake is just a short walk/drive away, with volleyball and access to the owner’s two kayaks

Rent from $357/night


Chalet Kyalarny

Originally built and designed in 1974, Chalet Kyalarny is a one minute walk to Hidden Valley ski hill. The cottage is surrounded by lush greenery of Muskoka pines and curated landscaping, with an infinity deck and fire pit overlooking the forest, and a firepit on the meadowy greens. There is a hot tub, barbeque, and indoor fireplace to enjoy as well. 

Rent from $400/night

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The Peninsula Lake Escape

This charming cottage is perfect for a small group. Located ten minutes outside of Huntsville with private beach access to Peninsula Lake, guests can enjoy nearby Hidden Valley Ski Hill and Deerhurst/Hidden Valley Resorts. With a wood stove and outdoor firepit, it is a lovely simple getaway.

Rent from $371/night


“Serenity” at Otter Lake

This gorgeous four bedroom cottage is an architectural beauty, featuring west coast heavy timber and an extensive use of local granite. Inside you’ll find twenty foot high floor to ceiling windows with eight foot high and seven foot wide sliding patio doors, flanking a granite clad Rumford wood burning fireplace, that look upon Otter Lake and across Serenity Bay. 


Rent from $1510/night


Modern Log Cabin

Located on the shores of Wildcat Lake in Baysville, this property consists of a 5 bedroom main building and a bunkie with a bedroom and living room. The main house has a full wood interior with exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, and big windows overlooking the lake. The lower level has a home theater setup with deep leather reclining chairs,a retro arcade game, ping pong table and dart board. Outside is a large outdoor dining table, fire pit by the water, and a dock with canoes and kayaks to enjoy. 

Rent from $786/night


“Pine Cottage”

The rustic yet elegant “Pine Cottage” faces south on Menominee Lake, with a large glass-railed deck overlooking the waterfront, a shallow, sandy beach area, and a long dock with a big square platform deck at the end. Just up the street are hiking and snowmobiling trails. With five bedrooms, the cottage has recently been updated with a modern take on the traditional Muskoka family cottage, featuring gorgeous wide-plank pine floors. The village of Baysville is eight kilometers away, with a cafe and antique store called Miss Nellies, two general stores, a bakery and an LCBO outlet, plus pathways along the dam across the Muskoka River. The town of Huntsville is a 10-15 minute drive, and has every amenity you could want, from a multiplex theater, to the bustling main street full of shops and restaurants. 

Rent from $686/night



This gorgeous property features two side-by-side cottages, located on the waterfront of Lake Muskoka. The main cottage is two storeys with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open concept kitchen/living/dining with walk-out to the deck overlooking the lake, and a games room with billiards, ping-pong and darts. The secondary cottage has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining space. There is a hot tub, firepit with Adirondack chairs, a private dock, and a water trampoline.

Rent from $1000/night

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A Private Beach

This seven bedroom, five bathroom mansion of a cottage is located on the shore of Lake Rosseau by Port Carling, and can host 16 people comfortably. This property consists of a main house and a boat house with additional accommodation, both of which face south and have huge windows, for lots of natural light and sunset views. Loaded with amenities, both inside, outside, and on the water, like a games room, ping pong table, sport court, barbeque, a hot tub, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and a water trampoline, this getaway has something for every guest during every season.

Rent from $9286/night


Clark Lake Cozy Cottage

This beautiful family-friendly retreat is located on Clark Lake, which is a non-motorized lake surrounded by a lush pine forest. The main level is curated with a nature-inspired design, featuring neutral hues, exposed wooden beams, charming stone detailing in an open layout. The upper level features a room equipped with a workstation complete with two monitors, a desk, and a chair, a comfortable sofa and a fully-equipped gym. It is located right on the water, with a private dock. Some amenities include a hot tub, sauna, barbeque, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards. 

Rent from $300/night


Peninsula Lake Paradise 

This two story, five bedroom cottage is located right on the shores of Peninsula Lake, with a hot tub, private dock, and sunset views. Situated close to the Muskoka Ski Club at Hidden Valley, this cottage getaway is perfect, no matter the time of year. 

Rent from $1000/night

Booking a cottage is the first step in planning your Muskoka vacation. Next is planning your itinerary and activities. With so much to do, see, and experience, Muskoka has something for everyone. Our cottage country site has lots of information that can help you plan your perfect cottage vacation, and if we can help in any way, please send us an email or give us a call.