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Muskoka Lakes cottage rentals

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Top-rated cottage rentals in Muskoka Lakes

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Cottage in Bracebridge
* HOT TUB *2 Bd Modern Rustic Cottage on 8 acre
Pack your road trip snacks and take the windy roads to your Muskoka retreat. This newly renovated Four Season cottage sits on 8 acres of forest and is equipped with all the modern luxuries. After a long day of exploring lakes or nearby waterfalls, you'll be able to prepare dinner in a fully stocked High-Tech kitchen. Finish your evening off in our luxury Hot Tub spa by Artesian under the night stars for all-year-round enjoyment . *NEW* Elevate your experience with ADD-ON PACKAGES **
$184 per night
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Cottage in Utterson
The Rock Pine- Hot tub, Private dock, Muskoka
4-season private cottage rental & elopement venue *** WINTER GUESTS: 4WD OR AWD IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! While the road is plowed/sanded regularly, we cannot be held responsible for vehicles failing to make it up the hilly drive without proper winter vehicles. We make every reasonable measure possible to make your access in as easy and safe as possible*** For elopement and intimate wedding bookings, please message us on IG @therockpine for current packages, and preferred vendor lists.
$225 per night
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Cottage in Bracebridge
The Hudson - Riverside Cabin, Bracebridge
Nestled in the pines on the Muskoka River is this cozy one-bedroom cottage, ideal for a couple’s retreat. The Hudson offers the best of all worlds: it is relaxing, tranquil, and private, but you’re only a 10-minute drive from the Town of Bracebridge with unique shops, restaurants, groceries, and breweries, not to mention numerous tourist attractions. Marked trails are direct across the river. For more photos and information visit us on IG (at) thehudson.riversidecabin
$131 per night
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Stay near Muskoka Lakes's top sights

Photo of Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve
Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve89 locals recommend
Photo of JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa21 locals recommend
Photo of Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf
Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf58 locals recommend
Photo of Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park13 locals recommend
Photo of Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Hardy Lake Provincial Park76 locals recommend
Photo of The KEE to Bala
The KEE to Bala95 locals recommend

Muskoka Lakes cabin rentals

Cabin in Huntsville
Aux Box Muskoka**HOT TUB** Modern Bunkie
$275 per night
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Cabin in Bracebridge
Muskoka Hideaway-hot tub/private trails/wood stove
$208 per night
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Cabin in Bala
5 Beds | Waterfront | Games Room | Netflix | Patio
$362 per night
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Cabin in Huntsville
The Doma Lodge - Cozy Muskoka Cabin in the Woods
$155 per night
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Cabin in Huntsville
Pet friendly - Gryffin Ridge the Magic Forest
$138 per night
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Cabin in Huntsville
Ravenscliffe Log Cabin in the Woods
$165 per night
Cabin in Bracebridge
Waterflow Cabin on Muskoka River with hot tub
$331 per night
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Cabin in Bracebridge
Cozy Cabin Getaway Muskoka
$114 per night
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Cabin in Bracebridge
#1 Cabin on 60 acres on the south Muskoka River
$126 per night
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Cabin in Milford Bay
Stunning Muskoka Lakes Cottage
$282 per night
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Cabin in Torrance
Privacy in the Pines with Hot Tub
$310 per night
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Cabin in Port Severn
Cedar Point Aframe
$413 per night
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Muskoka Lakes vacation rentals

Loft in Gravenhurst
Cedar Terrace | By Lake Muskoka | Private Hot Tub
$269 per night
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Home in Huntsville
Wolegib Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka- Hot Tub!
$314 per night
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Tiny home in Bracebridge
Log Cabin & Wood Sauna - Teremok
$148 per night
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Cottage in MacTier
Granite Hill Cottage | Hot Tub | Muskoka Lakes
$153 per night
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Cottage in Gravenhurst
One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
$132 per night
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Cottage in Huntsville
The Rock Lodge, At Mary Lake (+ Hot Tub)
$212 per night
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Cottage in Gravenhurst
{ Winter Wonderland Retreat } Hot Tub & Barrell Sauna - 3BR Cottage on Lake Kahshe!
$258 per night
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Cottage in Port Carling
Cider Haus on Brandy Lake
$244 per night
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Cottage in Huntsville
All Season Muskoka Cottage*HotTub*Sauna*Beach*BBQ
$266 per night
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Farm stay in Gravenhurst
Stix N Stones, Light Breakfast, Snowshoes/Kayaks
$73 per night
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Cottage in Gravenhurst
A-Framed style on Muskoka Beach
$137 per night
Loft in Gravenhurst
The Willow | Private Hot Tub • Spa • Yoga • Arcade
$263 per night
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Your guide to Muskoka Lakes

Welcome to Muskoka Lakes

The Muskoka Lakes region is one of Ontario’s favorite waterfront retreats, with historic villages like Bala and Port Carling welcoming weekenders here for more than a century. North of sprawling Toronto, you’ll find clusters of 19th-century cabins, contemporary mansions, and celebrity-owned second homes dotting the shores of these 80 or so glacier-carved lakes. In fact, Torontonians colloquially refer to this chain of lakes as cottage country due to its popularity as a cool, peaceful getaway.

It’s popular partly because it makes for a convenient trip away from the city — and because you really do feel away from it all in this wild setting. Coming here is an annual tradition for many families and groups of friends, who spend time on the three big lakes of Muskoka, Rosseau, and Joseph, each ringed with forests, beaches, and parks. There’s plenty to do, on the water and off: boating, paddling, swimming, fishing, water skiing, hiking, golfing the numerous courses, or simply kicking it on one of the peaceful docks.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Muskoka Lakes?

Summer is the peak season for splashing in the water, boating, or hitting one of the many trails. From June through August, expect warm weather and sunny days. Colors transform the foliage in fall, when it might be too cold to swim but is typically perfect for staying cozy in your cottage or going on a hike through the changing forests. Off-season festivals such as the Bala Cranberry Festival in late fall and Port Carling Winterfest in February show off the region’s small-town character. While winter may be a relatively sleepy season here, it’s prime time for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.


What are the top things to do in Muskoka Lakes?

Torrance Barrens

Outcroppings of granite, scattered forests, and wetlands define the distinct landscapes in Torrance Barrens, a conservation area popular with hikers and mountain bikers. But when the sun sets, that’s when the real show begins. In 1999, Torrance Barrens was named the nation’s first dark-sky preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; the lack of light pollution makes this an exceptional spot to gaze into the cosmos on a clear night, watching for shooting stars and pondering the big questions.

Port Carling Wall

From a distance, this mural on the side of an old building on Port Carling’s main drag resembles the historical art visible in many small communities. In this case, the image depicts an early-20th-century scene of a steamship passing by the lakeside town. But as you get closer, you’ll notice the mural is actually a photo mosaic comprising more than 9,000 historical images, each telling one small part of the larger history of the region.

Huckleberry Rock Lookout

Follow this easy 1.8-mile (2.89-km) loop trail, which climbs a big rock formation, and at the top, you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of the lakes, forests, and wilderness for miles beyond. It’s an especially pleasant trek at sunset. Keep in mind the trail becomes quite slippery when it rains and inaccessible to most hikers when it snows.