If you're ready for the fun and excitement of urban hustle and bustle or craving some quiet time away from it all, it's time to plan a trip to Ontario. The province truly offers something for everyone, whether you want it right outside your door or don't mind being a little bit removed from the action.
Ontario is filled with history, which you can experience and learn about by touring the various cities and seeing the amazing architecture and exploring the museums. It's also filled with stunning natural beauty so be sure to stop by local parks and gardens before heading out to the cultural attractions like theatres, festivals, galleries and so much more.
When you're ready to call it a day, you can head back to your welcoming and cosy cottage; vacation rentals provide you with that home-away-from-home feel we all crave while travelling.
And the best part about rentals is that come with many bonus features including hot tubs. In the warm months, hot tubs are a great place to relax each night, and when the weather turns chilly they're perfect for warming up as you sip a glass of wine.
Here are Ontario's top 10 cottages with hot tubs:
1. Gravenhurst Cottage
To have stunning water views from one side and lush forest views from the other is true luxury. You'll find all of that and more at Gravenhurst Cottage. Step inside to find five bedrooms on both levels of this two-storey cedar cottage. And as a bonus, there's extra sleeping space with two queen-size sleeper sofas.
The convenient kitchen is outfitted with everything a chef would need to concoct delicious meals, and dishes that won't feel like a chore standing in front of the picture window's view of tall cedar trees. The living space feels open and airy with a cathedral ceiling and the granite, wood-burning fireplace keeps it cosy.
Wake up to Lake Muskoka views each morning! Upstairs, you'll find four additional bedrooms with a double or queen-size bed. While the inside is stunning, the outdoor space creates a natural wonderland! Kids will love playing on the swingset.
A real standout here is the new double boathouse where you can jump right into the lake or head up to the roofdeck for unbeatable views from the hot tub! Chess lovers will be thrilled to see the life-size game set up for a truly unique experience and afterward you can hop in the water for a refreshing swim!
2. Naturom Spa Cottage
Welcome to the truly luxurious Naturom Spa Cottage where all tension will instantly melt away and you can relax. The master bedroom boasts a spacious king-size memory-foam bed and en suite bath complete with a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in closet, so there's no need to live out of suitcases during your stay.
Three more bedrooms offer gorgeous garden views and queen-size beds, so everyone in your group will awake refreshed and ready for the day's adventures like winery tours, golfing or going to the theatre.
Enjoy lazy mornings in front of the fireplace sipping coffee or eating a hearty breakfast, prepared in the full-equipped kitchen, in the elegant dining room.
Not to be outdone by the interior, outside you'll find the awesome, private salt-water pool as well as the hot tub where you can relax in the warmth after a fun day of checking out the area. The back garden creates a tranquil oasis. When you're ready to explore, you'll be just a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls.
3. Bardsville Cottage
This cottage provides with a true cabin-in-the-woods feel, which is perfect if you're looking to get away, unplug and unwind. It's a great spot for a family holiday, and with four bedrooms the two baths it can sleep up to 10.
You'll be surrounded by the best of what nature has to offer, and you can soak in the beautiful landscapes as you relax in the eight-person hot tub.
Three real-stone fireplaces create tons of charm here and the floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light. The great room is just that, and you're sure to want to curl up with a good book here.
Custom materials were used in the finishings of the cottage so you'll find black granite, pine trim, cedar siding, oak floors and stairs, slate tiles and heated floors throughout. A path leads you down to the firepit and water access where you can fish or head out on the water.
4. Georgian Bay Cottage
Natural sunlight and gorgeous woodwork make this cottage something special. The home sits on Mermaid Island and boasts a private beach where you can build sandcastles, splash in the waves or soak up the sun with a good book to your heart's content.
With three acres of property you'll have plenty of privacy as you explore the forest and rocky terrain on some amazing hikes. Large decks provide plenty of outdoor living space including a hot tub, of course. Inside, you'll find four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the renovated cottage.
White-washed pine walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed barn wood floorboards give the home a rustic feel while the amenities are truly modern luxuries.
An open-concept living spaces keeps it airy and light and each bedroom is outfitted with comfortable mattresses that will help you get the best sleep ever each night.
5. Thunder Bay Cottage
Just 45 minutes from Thunder Bay nestled on the shores of Lake Superior sits this private two bedroom, one bathroom cottage. The plentiful windows and open concept keep the space open, bright and airy, filled with warming natural sunlight.
Whether you're come with your family or your significant other, you can enjoy watching the snowfall or sunset snuggled in front of the cosy fireplace.
The master bedroom overlooks the hot tub where you can warm up in the cold or relax in the heat, and the second bedroom boasts two single beds. Renovations abound in the bathroom, which features a jetted tub and was updated in 2012.
If you're looking for peace and quiet you're sure to find it here, and keep an eye out for local wildlife sightings.