Experience Muskoka - a member of the Experience Travels network

Experience Muskoka

  Experience-Muskoka.com > Accommodations > Muskoka Cottage Rentals

Muskoka Cottage Rentals

Start Your Vacation With a Muskoka Cottage Rental

Muskoka CottagesCurious about cottage country in Ontario? A Muskoka cottage rental from one of the many cottage resorts is a perfect way to affordably and conveniently try out the lake lifestyle that you hear so much about for yourself.

If you have a longer term goal of eventually buying a piece of land or an existing cottage in Ontario, renting in and around an area you like is a great way to really find out if it’s right for you – without having to commit to a new mortgage. It’s what is typically called “due diligence” and something that any prospective buyer should always do.

Renting a big privately owned cottage the first time you come to Muskoka can be wonderful but intimidating and difficult to make the right choice your first time around. So why not ease into the water “toe first” before diving in?

When you actually visit or live in an area for a while you learn things about a place that only the locals know – things that realtors don’t always reveal. These are the things that tell you whether an area is right for you over the long term.

But don’t think of this as a job. After all you’re on vacation in Muskoka. Not a bad place to be while learning about the area. And in Muskoka cottage rental resorts, like some other areas in Ontario, offer amenities that you usually don’t get when you rent a private cottage.

For example, you usually get free access to facilities such as paddleboats, windsurfers, kayaks, canoes, water skiing, fishing boats, tennis courts, and biking trails. And depending on where the cottage resort you choose is located, you might also be near some great Muskoka golf course, movies, dancing, horseback riding, music festivals, art shows or even steam ship cruises.

Whereas you may not always be near these kinds of amenities if you rent privately because private cottages can be located near town centers or very remotely. So your Muskoka cottage rental experience at one of the many resorts in our guide is a perfect first step to becoming familiar with the cottage lifestyle of Ontario.

Winter is Fun Too

The seasons may change but there is still a lot of fun to be had in especially during the winter months. Ice skating, toboggan slides, cross country ski trails, snowshoeing are right at your doorstep in many of these Muskoka cottage rental resorts. Plus housekeeping is often included. So it can be a great way to enjoy the Ontario cottage experience and give you a year round perspective of a potential area where you might wish to buy in the future.

Check out our guide to renting cottages from the resorts in Ontario. Click on any of the resorts to find out more details about that particular cottage rental company and what they can offer you.

Muskoka Cottage Rental Guide



  • Long Lake Cottages


Burk's Falls







Lake Rousseau

  • Lakeside Lodge Resort - (705)-765-7455

Lake of Bays


Mary's Lake

  • Ridge Cove Cottages - (800)-789-2683

Milford Bay

Oxtongue Lake

Parry Sound

Peninsula Lake

Port Cunningham

  • Port Cunningham Lodge

Port Severn

Port Sydney

Severn Bridge

  • Forest Glen Cottages - (705)-652-3571
  • Grandview Lodge Resort - (800)-565-4450
  • Idylwild Resort - (705)-689-5222
  • Sumach Hill Cottages - (705)-689-2596

Skeleton Lake

  • Wilson’s Lodge - (705)-385-1241

Three Mile Lake

  • Heart of Muskoka


  • Black Lake Cabins
  • Clear Lake Village Resort

We are constantly striving to bring the best information and value to our visitors interested in renting cottages in Ontario. If you have a cottage rental in the Muskoka area and would like to be included on our list please complete our Link Request Form.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

Relentless Web Development