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Muskoka Destination Overview


Situated to the north of Toronto, Muskoka boasts natural beauty and scenery on display through all four seasons, so no matter when you visit, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay.

The region of Muskoka, along with Peterborough County, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes is known at “cottage country” because of its storybook setting - it's nestled into quaint towns and farming communities. The region has six municipalities, including the towns of Huntsville, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge and the townships of Lake of the Bays, Muskoka Lakes and Georgian Bay. Moose Point 79 and Wahta Mohawk Territory are also part of the district.

If you’re looking for a place to find some peace and quiet, Muskoka provides that with its small villages and communities while still keeping you close enough to urban areas for fun nights out and exciting attractions.

Muskoka has something for everyone with a rich culture, plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors and a variety of shops and restaurants to peruse. Whether you are looking to hike the nature paths, taste the region’s wine and beer, hit the ski slopes or visit a museum, you can do it all in Muskoka.

Rental options in Muskoka

When planning your holiday in Muskoka, consider a vacation rental. Muskoka features apartments, chalets, homes, and of course most popular, cottages. All those types of residences that can be rented for a home away from home experience and allow you to live like a local during your stay.

There are plenty of locations to ski in Muskoka and if you’ve travelled to hit the slopes, nothing could be better than renting a cottage or chalet nearby. It will be a short trip between skiing and your rental in case you need to change clothes, eat or grab a quick nap before heading out to dinner. You might even be able catch a glimpse of the slopes from your rental windows, allowing you to see the snow-covered hills and what condition they are in.

Muskoka boasts more than 25 public golf courses and is considered a golf destination in Canada. If you’ve been looking forward to a vacation on the course, get a rental located close by. Again, this provides easy access between your rental and the course. After a filling breakfast, it’s a quick trip to that first hole where you can play all day without having to make extra travel plans around the area.

Muskoka rental features

If you don’t want to give up the comforts of having your own space when travelling, vacation rentals are ideal. Many come equipped with internet, cable television and parking so you still can enjoy the conveniences you’re accustomed to. Vacation rentals also have full kitchens and washers and dryers. After hitting a local grocery store, you can create a home-cooked meal with traditional Muskoka ingredients. When you leave, you won’t have to worry about dragging home dirty clothes because you’ll be able to wash them before you leave. No more hassle trying to keep everything separate when you re-pack your luggage!

Vacation rentals come in a variety of sizes with different numbers of bedrooms so no matter how many people you’re travelling with, everyone will be comfortable and have enough space and privacy.

Depending on your budget and rental choice, some even come with bonus features like fireplaces and hot tubs to relax in front of or in after a long, snow-filled day or a private pool where you can cool down during warmer summer months. Many rentals are also pet friendly, wheelchair accessible and/or great for children.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 5 BR
    • 4 BA
    • 1 HF BA
    • Sleeps 18
    Cottage #797033vb
    16
    Viewed 179 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Cottage #908244vb
      4
      Viewed 139 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Villa #884543vb
        1
        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Cottage #667006vb
          8
          Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #4225051
            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (26 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • 1 HF BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #335279
              26
              Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Cottage #1025697vb
                4
                Viewed 116 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (66 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 15
                  Chalet #403157vb
                  66
                  Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Cottage #4463942
                    2
                    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Cottage #942949vb
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #4285331
                        4
                        Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (28 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • 1 HF BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Cottage #579294vb
                          28
                          Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #581322vb
                            2
                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 14
                              Cottage #560220vb
                              1
                              Viewed 102 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #556324vb
                                12
                                Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Cottage #833944vb
                                  1
                                  Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Cottage #513784vb
                                    7
                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 8 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 16
                                      Cottage #998087vb
                                      Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (5 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • 1 HF BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        Cottage #244000vb
                                        5
                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • 1 HF BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #4437117
                                          1
                                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (16 reviews)
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                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Cottage #88202vb
                                            16
                                            Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • 8 BR
                                              • 5 BA
                                              • Sleeps 15
                                              Cottage #426114vb
                                              8
                                              Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Cottage #512388vb
                                                4
                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Cottage #4151744
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #877028vb
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #4491530
                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        House #4491531
                                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • 1 HF BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #3988110
                                                          Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • 1 HF BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #3713557
                                                            15
                                                            Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • 2 HF BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #862460vb
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #842061vb
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • 1 HF BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  House #848953vb
                                                                  Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #983846vb
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      Cottage #663507vb
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #673626vb
                                                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #679837vb
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Cottage #564708vb
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #4029564
                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Cottage #983844vb
                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • 1 HF BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #4358083
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #1064678vb
                                                                                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • 1 HF BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #743287vb
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        Cottage #1108891vb
                                                                                        Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #1084599vb
                                                                                          Viewed 170 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #634740vb
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #739250vb
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Cottage #3987023
                                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #840697vb
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    House #4227191
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #4353322
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours