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Muskoka Waterfront Cottage Retreat

Dear Friends,
Welcome to our family retreat in beautiful Lake of Bays region of Muskoka. We’re happy to share the natural beauty of Muskoka and our cottage with you – so that you, too can have priceless family memories at the cottage, a Canadian tradition of hundreds of years. Since cottaging is a completely different experience than spending time in a city, we are including some information that will make your stay the most pleasant and memorable as possible.

The Cottage Experience
Although we are wired for the semi-modern world, with touchtone phones, WiFi internet, a flat screen TV, a BluRay Player, a Retro Record Player, a radio CD player, stereo with Iphone dock, we suggest that you consider making a pact with your family to make your week a completely computer/internet-free/game free zone, so that your stay will be more memorable. The more ‘cottagey’ the experience, the more it will feel different from your home experience, and the more memorable it will be. To this end, we have supplied the cottage with reading books and board games, and magazines, campfires, and a variety of things that you might not have in the city.

So instead of watching a movie, why not take advantage of our fire pit and roast marshmallows and spider dogs (from each end of the hotdog cut a cross through to almost the middle of the hotdog – it will look cool while cooking), or pull out a board game, and have an old-fashioned games night? Think about watching the stars from the dock with a glass of wine, a warm coffee, a cup of tea or a hot toddy. Or lie on the dock on a peaceful night with your children just looking up at the stars. Take out one of our blankets to take the edge off the evening chill, and sit in one of our many chairs around the property. Have lunch on the dock or outdoor table, or take a canoe ride to the point and have lunch there. Try badminton, or just curl up with a book in our reading nook. Cook breakfast at the fire pit…the kids will be sure to remember it.

Why not try an old-fashioned night with no electricity? You could turn off all the lights and pretend for 2 hours that you have NO electricity. Light some flameless candles, turn on some flashlights and get together around the main table for a game of cards by the table, or a precious family board game or charades by ‘candlelight’? This has been an age old tradition in our family and has led to many a fine night of old-school family fun.

Bring up a tent and pretend the kids are camping, but have them just really outside the door. Drink coffee while watching the sunrise. If you have your own music on an ipod or iphone, connect up / pair up with our iPhone dock and start a family dance night. If you’re more old school, use our CD library or yours, or just the good old fashioned stereo radio with speakers. Whatever you prefer, in whichever style is enjoyable to your family, we encourage you to try to avoid the trappings of regular daily city life, and make your stay ‘Muskoka memorable’.

Are you…

Ready to book now?

If you are interested in booking and staying at our cottage, please drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Welcome to our…

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF…

We’re all about about fun!!!!…





Lake and Water Sports…
Using the lake for personal relaxation and family fun is the closest anyone gets to good old fashioned Ontario cottage fun. Nothing can be more soothing than one of nature’s purest elements – water. Our cottage is located on a medium sized lake within the eastern part of the Muskoka region in Lake of Bays district, Ontario. To get your bearings better, we are situated between Bracebridge and Huntsville in the Lake of Bays region, just outside a small village called Baysville, Ontario.


Our shoreline is great for kids of all ages…
with its easy gentle entry and soft sandy bottom. The water is usually warm during the summer and there is generally moderate to slow traffic on the lake, but very little close to the shoreline of our cottage, as we are in a part of the lake which is called the Narrows. We have a dock for the kids to enjoy, as well as a few water toys. The lake itself is great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Small and medium sized boating can also be enjoyed on the lake.

For your enjoyment…… we have provided some water toys. There is a canoe, 2 kayaks and a SUP board on site and paddles. If you are into fishing, you can purchase worms and rods at the local fishing store. If you’re interested in bigger boating, you could rent a boat at the Baysville Marina www.baysvillemarina.com and cruise either our lake (the marina will deliver the boat to you) or Lake of Bays – if you’re into bigger boating, (launch directly from the marina. Lake of Bays is big boating at its best! There is also a great Lake of Bays water tour that launches right from the Baysville town docks http://www.muskokaboattours.ca/ and this excursion makes for a nice afternoon.

Games room, what!!! …
Over the last few years, we have been steadily working on expanding and enhancing our games room at the cottage. We have many ways children of any age can entertain themselves in the cottage or on a rainy day. There are several board games, all kinds of “beach reads” and Muskoka books, as well as a few other type of games. There are also children toys, and a variety of water toys, and a fire pit for night-time cottage activities.

Board Games…
If you’re really in the cottage spirit, we encourage you to enjoy our array of board games.

Internet Access…
We have WiFi internet access, but again encourage you to unplug and unwind to make the most of your Muskoka family vacation.

The Indoor Fireplace…
If you find it chilly at night, feel free to turn the fireplace on. It runs on propane, so simply use the fireplace remote control to turn it on and off

Wood Burning Stove….
We also have a wonderful wood burning stove in the downstairs family room.

Fire Pit…
We have one outdoor active fire pit.

Gazebo with Propane Flame Table….
You can also enjoy a lovely evening by the lake with a glass of wine and chats around the propane table inside the gazebo by the warmth of the fire all without the effort of building a fire in the fire pit.

Exercise Room…
We have an exercise room with a few items for your morning work out, hand weights, skipping rope, yoga mats. We also have an exercise bike which can be used in manual mode.

Vicinity – Fun Stuff Around Town…

Just in the local town of Baysville, you’ll find almost everything you need: there is a large playing field for kids, a library (with high speed internet) 705-767-2361 and a large supply of books. (http://lakeofbayslibrary.ca/baysville/) And there’s a local community centre with an ice skating rink (for winter renters): http://www.lakeofbays.on.ca/content/arena There are also two convenience store (where you can get just about anything you might need), a gas station with a small grocery section and DVD rentals, a relatively well stock local LCBO, a bakery, several antique shops, a new sausage place, Fork in the Road, and a marina. You can enjoy an ice cream or a grilled cheese in Baysville, (at Miss Nellie’s), or you can get fresh frenchstick bread for your meals at the convenience store in town, and of course check out Rafters and all the antique places and quaint art studios in and around town. Don’t forget to taste test Muskoka’s new micro-brewery – right here in Baysville. Lake of Bays beer home grown! You can’t miss it – it’s in the centre of town. http://lakeofbaysbrewing.ca/. If you like water cruising, check out Lake of Bay’s pontoon cruise right from the lineBaysville Riverfront Dock (705-645-6954). If you’ve got a younger crowd who might want to go into town for a beer and wings, check out the local village’s watering hole: www.houndloungebarandgrill.com in Baysville.

There is also a new restaurant for your dining pleasure called… The Cast Iron http://www.castironrestaurant.ca/ right in town, and a town dock where the kids can climb the ladder and jump off into the water.

You can also get almost everything at either of the two convenience stores right in town…, but for bigger things, you will need to go to either Huntsville or Bracebridge, both about 20 minutes away. (For Bracebridge. Both places have a large Wal-Mart, and everything else you can think of… including great places to eat and shop.

After all this, you must be…

Ready to Book Now?

If you are interested in booking and staying at our cottage, please drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you.


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