Cottage season is in full swing, and everybody is looking for the perfect cottage to spend their weekend in. Most people resort to rentals in Muskoka because it's the one location they're familiar with; however, there are so many other cottage spots in Ontario that are just as equally beautiful.

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Here are 7 unique vacation spots in Ontario that are just as good as Muskoka:


Kingston/Gananoque

The Kingston/Gananoque region is most commonly associated with the neighbouring Thousand Islands.  Several waterfront cottage rentals are available, especially along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. The area has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, so you can expect a lot of beautiful scenery. There are also many attractions are near the cottage areas for those who seek other activities to do, including museums, theatres and casinos.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Gananoque
  • Group size: 6 people
  • Features: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Rate: $24 per person per night (min 6 nights)
  • More info here

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods offers a gorgeous mix of clear, blue waters, towering forests and rugged terrain. The area consists of over 14,000 islands, as well as beautiful beaches and scenic hiking trails. Several cottages by the water offer many opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming and canoeing or kayaking.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Lake of the Woods
  • Group size: 8 people
  • Features: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Rate: $25 per person per night (min 7 nights)
  • More info here

Leamington/Point Pelee

The Point Pelee region is a stretch of forested land in southwestern Ontario that extends into Lake Erie. It consists of Point Pelee National Park, the smallest national park in Canada (it is only 1,564 hectares large). Cottages in the area line the coast of the lake, and several outdoor activities are available including hiking, wildlife watching, fishing, boating and more.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Wheatley
  • Group size: 6 people
  • Features: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Rate: $22 per person per night (min 2-3 nights)
  • More info here

Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes features many attractions, including historic trails, Jones Falls, and the infamous Rideau Waterway. With about 500 km of shoreline, the region is lined with many beautiful waterfront cottages. Murphy's Point Provincial Park is also nearby, which offers many recreational activities including hiking swimming and more.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Elgin
  • Group size: 10 people
  • Features: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Rate: $28 per person per night (min 2-7 nights)
  • More info here

Haliburton

Haliburton has been on the rise as a popular cottage destination as of late. It is particularly known for its beautiful surrounding scenery, which is contributed in large part by the neighbouring Algonquin Park to the north. The area constitutes one of the higher regions of the Canadian Shield and is filled with lakes, rivers and natural springs.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Dorset
  • Group size: 10 people
  • Features: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Rate: $25 per person per night (min 3 nights)
  • More info here

Port Stanley

Port Stanley is a community in Elgin County that sits on the north shore of Lake Erie. Apart from having several beautiful cottages available for rent along the lake shore, there are also many attractions that visitors can enjoy, including restaurants, hotels, shops theatres and marinas.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Port Stanley
  • Group size: 6 people
  • Features: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Rate: $11 per person per night (min 7 nights)
  • More info here

Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes consists of a chain of multiple lakes throughout its region, so visitors can enjoy several water activities including boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. There are also several cottages available for rent along the beaches in the area.

Rent this cottage:

  • Location: Sturgeon Lake
  • Group size: 17 people
  • Features: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Rate: $18 per person per night (min 2-7 nights)
  • More info here

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