One of the best parts about Ontario, is its versatility. You get the big-city bustle of Toronto, the charm of the lake, the subdued suburb vibe of the GTA. Winieries in Niagra, national parks in and around Algonquin. And of course, the unmistakable appeal of cottage country.
Cottaging is camping's sophisticated, older sister. Designed for the faint of heart allergic to mosquito bites and well-water showers, cottaging is an easy way to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing the comfort of indoors.
We've divied up some of Ontario's best cottages for you to check out, based on where they are in the province. Browse (or book!) the options below!
For Bruce Peninsula, click next!
1. Dundrillin Luxury Lakefront Cottage // Bayfield, ON
Price per weekend: $1250-$1550
This massive bayfield property boasts that it's the best cottage on Lake Huron! This 5-bedroom property has pool, poker and fooseball tables, a gourmet kitchen and two home theatre rooms!
2. Taeghlach Lakeview Cottage // Grand Bend, ON
Price per weekend: $895 - $1095
This great lakeside property has a gourmet kitchen, a wood burning fire place and easy beach access. All components for a great stay.
3. Scip Home // Grand Bend, ON
Price per weekend: $1995
This water-level property has over 200 feet of private beach - perfect for long walks with that special someone.
4. Bluewater Retreat Cottage // Bayfield, ON
Price per weekend: $595 - $695
This family-style cottage is equipped with its own hot tub to unwind after long days in the sun. A barbeque and fire pit outside mean that all your meals can be grilled to perfection - except for those toasty smores.
5. Little Island Charm // Honey Harbour, ON
Price by weekend: $450-$650
Ever wanted to own your own island? This cottage is for you! This three-bedroom, one-bath cottage is located on a little island on Georgian Bay near Honey Harbour. Enjoy gorgeous views of the lake, sunsets and sunrises. Little Island Charm is located on a very small island and is only a two minute boat ride from the marina.
6. Shoreline Woods // Grand Bend, ON
Shore, water and loads of trees! That's what you're in for at Shoreline Woods. The cottage is perfectly placed across the road from the beach. It even has it's own private path to the lake for easy access!
For Muskoka, click next!
1. Romantic Chalet // Collingwood, ON
Price per week: $2000
Collingwood isn't just for skiing! Enjoy all of the beauty with none of the cold in this chalet come summertime. Lounge on the wrap around porch, grill up some food, or enjoy a fire at the indoor or outside fireplace!
2. Wraight Escape // Parry Sound, ON
Price per weekend: $800
Wraight escape has TONS of fun ammenities for you to take advantage of - like canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and water mats. There are 8 Muskoka chairs around a beautiful decorative metal fire ring. On the lower level sits a pool table and fireplace, foosball, air hockey, AND mini ping pong table.
3. Tiny Township - Waterfront Artist Studio // Tiny Township, ON
Price per weekend: $400 - $800
This waterfront property is great for those who love nature. The lot is forested with beautiful gardens and even a meandering brook. Enjoy the Georgian Bay sunsets from the screened in sunroom or detatched cabana.
4. Mallard Beach // Parry Sound, ON
Price per weekend: $835
A great spot if you're housing a lot of people, Mallard Beach boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and walk-out to your own private beach only steps away. Sit around the fire and take advantage of their stone pizza oven for a delicious meal!
5. Birchview Chalet // Blue Mountain, ON
Price per weekend: $1200 - $2300
This traditional Swiss style cottage has over 2,800 square feet of living spaceon 3 floors. The open concept top floor features a large fully equipped kitchen, dinning area for your whole group and a living room with a floor to ceiling brick electric fireplace.
For Kawarthas, click next!
1. Waterfront Bungalow // Fenelon Falls, ON
Price per weekend: $270 - $900
This Fenelon Falls spot is a great vacation place for winter or summer. Rent a boat to take advantage of the river.
2. Little Red Cottage // Bancroft, ON
Price per weekend: $550 - $675
This charming spot on Paudash Lake has a BBQ and outdoor dining furniture for you to really utilize good weather and good company.
3. Otonabee River Cottage // Peterborough, ON
Price per weekend: $350 - $600
This cottage isn't all that far from Toronto if you're looking for a quick vacay. Enjoy cozy nights by the fireplace, dining out on the patio, swimming and boating on the river, and sharing meals prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen
4. Juniper Lodge // Coboconk, ON
Price per weekend: $650
This lodge sits right on Four Mile Lake, one of the more low-traffic spots in the Kawarthas. This place has everything you could want for a quiet, relaxing stay, including a private furnished boathouse for extra guests.
5. Beautiful Crystal Lake Executive Cottage // Kinmount, ON
Price: $1450 - $2850 / week
This private, treed off property sleeps 7 people in comfort and style, with balconies accompanying most rooms.
6. YAW-NOC-N Woodpecker Cottage // Bobcaygeon, ON
Price per weekend: $500-$800
This waterfront property is the perfect balance of cozy and comfy. A unique wraparound sun porch makes for a great place to eat and entertain with a great view of Lake Sturgeon.
For Haliburton, click next!
1. Cedarstone Lakehouse // Haliburton, ON
Price per weekend: $2000
Sitting on Paddy's Bay is the perfect spot for this luxe cottage. Enjoy swimming, boating and finishing in quiet waters.
2. Escape on the Lake // Haliburton, ON
Price per week: $3750
Round up water enthusiasts for your stay on this quiet Bay. Kayak, canoe or paddle boat up a sweat before dipping in the Bay yourselves!
3. Haliburton Haven // Haliburton, ON
Price per weekend: $595 - $645
Imagine every bedroom with a view of the lake! There are almost boats for every person staying in this place, a grand total of 6! The cottage has plenty of activities: hammock at lakeside, badminton net, horseshoe pit, volley ball net and a wood-burning fireplace for chilly nights1
4. Algonquin Park Peace // Killaloe, ON
Price per weekend: $320
This place is great for the kid at heart with a bunch of rustic touches and keep a light and playful vibe. Amazing for anyone who loves adventure, this rental comes with free paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, SUPS and mountain bikes