Executive 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Waterfront Log Cottage Suite
About Susan Caracciolo
Susan and Dennis are empty nesters who in 2010 converted their log cottage into private self catering executive vacation lakefront accommodation which walks out to beautiful Walker Lake. The Caracciolo's are very service based, so travellers needing any assistance / travel information, or perhaps a forgotten a item, they will be only pleased to a assist! Most popular features: This child and pet friendly property has its own tree house, playground swing set, basketball net, paddle boat, and the upper deck which overlooks the western sunsets.
Susan Caracciolo purchased this Apartment in 1983
Why Susan Caracciolo chose Huntsville
We feel in love with Muskoka in its vast 2,500 square miles of stunning pine and maple forests, 1,600 sparkling lakes, magnificent waterfalls, granite cliffs, and the most breathtaking scenery in the province. Flanked on the north by Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka is known for its extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Many artists, sculptors, and writers are inspired by the magnificent and natural setting, lending the Muskoka area an artsy edge that further attracts visitors and cottagers alike!
What makes this Apartment unique
Muskoka is a year-round region. During the fall, Muskoka is transformed into an artist's palette of breathtaking colours. Winter offers an icy wonderland of fabulous snow activities including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, sledding, ice fishing, and more. With Spring comes the return of the mesmerizing calls of the loons, welcoming guests and the exciting summer activities just around the corner. There is so much to explore and be enriched with the area's exciting culture: A very popular stop inside the park is Algonquin Art Centre & Gallery showcasing some of Canada's foremost wilderness and wildlife artists There are many distinctive Golf Courses in our area: Huntsville Downs Golf Club Huntsville, Deerhurst Resort which features two distinctive 18-hole golf courses, and Bigwin Island voted the “Best New Canadian Golf Course” by Golf Digest – and the #6 Best Golf Course in Canada by Score Golf Ski or Snowboard at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is just 7 minute drive away just off Hwy 60 Snowshoe and cross country ski on Walker Lake or many of the vast trails in the immediate area. Try tubing or skating at Arrowhead Park with your complimentary entrance pass : ) NEW TOUR OPTION! Upon request, we can arrange a variety of personalized on-site nature activities! Some of the educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from include: Wilderness Survival:Based on the ancient teachings of 'the Sacred Five,' we will explore the empowering ways to feel and live more 'at home' in the wilderness. or try a Tree Tour: Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this activity-enhanced walk learn trees significant role in the local ecosystem as well as their gifts to human culture as food, medicine & tools. In the context of the last glacial movement and learn how the local landscape tell the story of its past. We are only 6km away from J Albert Provincial Park with its majestic hiking trails to explore!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Honeymooned At Blue Heron
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heron! Property was beautiful, living area well decorated and comfortable! Owners very helpful and respectful of our privacy.
We really appreciated how well supplied it was with a canoe, bug jackets, bug spray, epsom salts and handmade soap, spices and some cream in the fridge, small notes all over to help with navigating, and a small dish of chocolates/candy on the counter really sweentened the deal :) It was easy to feel right at home :)
We also appreciated the Algonquin pass and the extensive information on what activities and restaurants that were available in the area!
Thanks again for making our first week as a married couple so special!
Matt and Brenda
Such a great time, we are coming back in the summe
So glad we found this perfect little place. Susan is an awesome host and what other people say is correct. She is here if you need anything but other than that, you have complete privacy. It was very cold during our stay so we didn't venture out a lot, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet by the fire. Another great thing is that they are completely dog friendly. The place is very clean, and has everything you need (and more). We have already booked for a summer weekend so we can enjoy the dock, swimming, canoeing and some hiking. We highly recommend this place!
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and leaving everything neat as a pin! We agree there is something special about the ambiance of relaxing by wood burning fireplace on cold chilly days.We love your idea of adding some dimmer switches for added lighting possibilities. We’ve have your return dates locked in for this summer and we are looking forward in meeting your family in July :)
PS: Thank you so much for sharing that awesome picture of your ‘boys’ We were so impressed with the shot of them looking out through each panel of the French doors, that we will be including it on our website :)
Our family of four had a fantastic time relaxing by the water, swimming to the floating raft, playing in the 'treetop house', and riding bikes on the lawn. Fantastic hosts, and we'll definitely look at coming back again.
Exceptional service and felt like home
My family and I were extremely happy with our stay at Blue Heron. From the moment we booked to our departure, the service was excellent. During our stay, we kept marveling at how everything we needed was right at our fingertips. Every possible need was considered from the availability of coffee, cooking supplies, personal items and equipment/supplies for our excursions to Algonquin. The home is beautiful and comfortable and we would consider returning as soon as we can.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Blue Heron is all about guests like you creating life-long family memories. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love for you to be our guest again on your venture up to beautiful Muskoka ! We try to think of everything we enjoy while on vacation and we pass our experience along to all our guests to ensure a memorable stay. Take care for now and hope to see you again soon!
Take care for now,
Susan and Dennis
Owners were very friendly and were happy to give us suggestions on activities to do. I would recommend without any hesitation
Thanks for a warm welcome to Canada
Thank you Susan and Dennis for welcoming us on our 1st trip to Canada. Your premise was lovely, clean and had all the amenities for making our stay comfortable. The beach and dock are just steps away:) This is a great family-friendly vacation rental!
It was such a pleasure meeting you and reading your positive feedback both in our guestbook and online. We are delighted you all enjoyed such a relaxing stay and had a chance to experience some our our beautiful beachfront sunsets in our new Muskoka chairs! Thanks again for staying with us, and please do think of us if your travels bring you back to Canada!
Just over a two hour drive north of Toronto , Muskoka District,is a vast 2,500 square miles of stunning pine and maple forests, 1,600 sparkling lakes, magnificent waterfalls, granite cliffs, and the most breathtaking scenery in the province. Flanked on the north by Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka is known for its extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Many artists, sculptors, and writers are inspired by the magnificent and natural setting, lending the Muskoka area an artsy edge that further attracts visitors and cottagers.
Muskoka is a year-round region. During the fall, Muskoka is transformed into an artist's palette of breathtaking colours. Winter offers an icy wonderland of fabulous snow activities including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, sledding, ice fishing, and more. With Spring comes the return of the mesmerizing calls of the loons, welcoming guests and all the exciting summer activities just around the corner.
Most popular among our guests is Algonquin Art Centre, a world-class art gallery that showcases some of Canada’s foremost wilderness and wildlife artists. Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful provincial parks, the AAC is built upon a long tradition of artists in Algonquin Park from Tom Thomson to Michael Dumas. Feature lots of family art activities, art classes, art demos, to encourage our visitors to discover the artist within. Your complimentary pass gives you free entrance into the park. Voluntary admission. The Gallery Open June 1st to Thanksgiving Weekend.
Huntsville Downs Golf Club is reasonably priced and built on 200 acres of beautiful Muskoka countryside, the par 72 - 6,270 yard Huntsville Downs provides the challenge and beauty of top rated courses without the high price tag. Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, Ontario features two distinctive 18-hole golf courses, the famed Deerhurst Highlands and picturesque Deerhurst Lakeside, carved from Muskoka’s ruggedly beautiful landscape by acclaimed architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom. Or Bigwin Island offers recently voted the “Best New Canadian Golf Course” by Golf Digest – and the #6 Best Golf Course in Canada by Score Golf.
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is the closest of many ski hills, just off Hwy 60 on Hidden Valley Rd in Huntsville, season and night passes are available, beginner, skiing and snowboarding packages.
Tubing /Toboganning/ and Cross Country Skiing:
Arrowhead Provincial Park , off hwy 11 at north end of Huntsville, tubing and tobogganing hills Also at Delta Grandview Resort on Hwy 60 just east of Huntsville, tobogganing