We are proud recipients of Algonquin Region's Award of Excellence 3 Years Running!
Each booking comes complete with an UNLIMITED Algonquin Pass which also gains access to Arrowhead Provincial Park located just 16 minutes away!! Free entrance with your complimentary pass.
Blue Heron amenities include a romantic wood burning fireplace and complimentary canoe from Spring to Fall and 2 pairs of high tech snowshoes during the snowy season. We are conveniently located on year-round serviced roadways. Our flat level driveway has lots of parking space - NO hills to negotiate! Bring your pet free!
Whether you are 'stay-cationing' with a young family or exploring the wide array of activities Muskoka has to offer, you are sure to return home with lots of fun filled memories! Blue Heron is a completely PRIVATE 1,000 sq ft waterfront vacation apartment suite nestled inside a protected cove on prestige's Walker Lake. We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from the historical town of Huntsville, and 30 minutes from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park. Blue Heron amenities include, WIFI, Netflix, and Blue-ray soundbar :)
Your concierges are empty-nesters who quietly reside in upper level when we are not travelling. We converted a large four bedroom log cottage into a fully self contained independent vacation apartment and proud to achieve Award of Excellence status in the Algonquin Region three years running!
Our guests enjoy full privacy throughout the grounds including beach, deck, treehouse, firepit, etc. Other than an optional brief orientation at arrival you will not see anyone unless you specific request assistance. As you can see from all our five star reviews, we are just a text or phone call away from any concierge services tips on what to see and do in the area. We offer the option of a self check in/check-out and provide personal electronic lock access to entrance, especially convenient for those arriving late at night. We leave out a welcome binder for easy reference on the cottage and activities in the area.
This fully furnished all season executive one bedroom suite captures the heart and soul of Muskoka! The open concept living room features a traditional Muskoka stone fireplace c/w 12' post and beams logs that revive the era of an early pioneer homestead. The full size kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities such as microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and even features a cooking island! NEW: We now provide a Keurig Coffee machine c/w wide array of coffee and teas to enjoy :) The open concept dining/living/and bedroom all face the west to what our guests refer to as the 'Million Dollar Sunset '
For those that need to keep connected , you would have full access to WiFi internet . For quieter moments Blue Heron includes a variety of board games, a wide selection of reading material, or enjoy watching Netflix or DVD's on our 51'' flat screen TV and blu-ray soundbar! Propane infra-red BBQ on site.
Seasonally we supply a complimentary canoe from early Spring to late Fall and provide 2 pairs of hightech snowshoes during the snow months. All bookings include an UNLIMITED Algonquin Park Pass with every booking.
The Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake in our new Muskoka chairs! .
During your stay you can choose from so much of what Muskoka has to offer. We are close enough to all the attractions such as golfing, skiing, restaurants, and yet far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day living!
It’s perfect for both the young and old alike; whether you are traveling on business, vacationing with a young family, or escaping for a romantic getaway , the extra spacious setting accommodates everyone . . . we even offer specials for long term rentals. The Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake on a canoe or snowshoe :).
Blue Heron is proudly in affiliation with local renowned eco-artist Chad Irwin who would gladly provide unique personal guided nature tours. Let us know at time of booking and we will gladly set you up a tour that suits your interests :)
Here are some of the exciting educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from:
Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this on site walk and talk, we will learn their 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, we will read the local landscape to tell the story of its past.
B) Learn Plants through Art:
Plants and trees speak to us all the time - through a secret language. Magically, it is the same language as art. Through drawing and painting we will learn how to decode this secret language to discover who they are and what they are saying.
You can bring the practise home with your own field journal and plant identification kit.
C) 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.