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10 Best Airbnb Stays in Muskoka

Muskoka, known for its rugged, natural landscape – from the windswept pines, rocky shores and beautiful lakes. It’s the quintessential Canadian cottage country setting. Cottage getaways from Toronto are a long standing summer tradition. And, more and more people crave that escape up north all-year round. 

For those who don’t have a family cottage, renting one is the next best thing! The market is saturated with cottage rentals. How and where to start? I know, it can be overwhelming. Who has the time to do all that research? Well, let me help. Here are the Airbnb cabins or cottages in Muskoka that I have saved for future travel inspiration. All you have to do now is click and book. 

The Eco-Cabin

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Eco-Cabin Muskoka 

Are an you eco-conscious traveller? This off-grid sustainable cabin is the perfect place to unplug. It sits on a deep wooded lot surrounded by nature. It offers just enough space for a solo traveller or a couple. The owners reside on the large property, but you’ll have complete privacy. It’s simple, minimalist and modern. 

Coming soon! I will feature a blog post about my stay at this property. Check back in February 2021.

Additional info:

  • Location: Bracebridge
  • Average Price: $150/night
  • 1 loft bedroom
  • Not dog friendly
 Click here to book your stay

Lakehouse Family Estate

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Modern Muskoka Cottage

Are you looking for a property that will allow for a big family gathering? This secluded property features a spacious main cottage as well as a 2-bedroom bunkie. This recently renovated property features a chef indoor/outdoor kitchen – perfect for entertaining. 

Additional info:

  • Location: Gravenhurst on Muldrew Lake
  • Average price: $600/night
  • 4-bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Log Cottage

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Stunning Log Cottage on Muskoka Lake

Are you looking for the quintessential Canadian cottage experience for your family? Then this is it! This log home’s interior décor is modern rustic. There are cozy Canadian touches everywhere, from the Hudson’s Bay signature blanket to a canoe suspended from the vaulted ceiling. Oh, and the best part? This cottage sits on an island in the middle of a lake offering complete privacy. 

Additional info:

  • Location: Gravenhurst
  • Average price: $400/night
  • 3-bedrooms
  • Dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Tiny House

Photo credit: Airbnb Site for Tiny House

Are you looking to stay in an architecturally designed cottage? This lux custom designed and built tiny house offers some serious design inspiration. It sits on a private 10 acre lot, perfect for those seeking complete solitude in a natural surrounding.  

Additional info:

  • Location: Gravenhurst
  • Average price: $250/night
  • 1-bedroom
  • Not dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Muskoka Lake House

Bright windows and decorPhoto credit: Airbnb site for Muskoka Lake House

Are you looking for a modern, yet rustic-chic cottage on a quiet lake? This newly renovated cottage sits on a private and tranquil lake. It’s a large space, perfect for one large family or two smaller families. It offers the use of SUP boards, canoe, paddle boat, fishing gear, BBQ and outdoor firepit.

Additional info:

  • Location: Baysville on Long Line Lake
  • Average price: $350/night
  • 3-bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 bathrooms
  • Kid-friendly, but not dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Cider Haus

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Cider Haus on Brandy Lake, Port Carling

Are you looking for a family-friendly cottage? Then I’ve found it at Cider Haus. This comfortable cottage has everything a busy family would be looking for – games, TV, boat access, swimming, and more. The best part is there is an exterior sauna that overlooks the beautiful Brandy Lake. 

Additional info:

  • Location: Port Carling on Brandy Lake
  • Average price: $300/night
  • 3-bedrooms
  • Kid-friendly and dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Westcliff Cabin

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Westcliff Cabin: Eco-friendly

Are you looking for an eco-friendly getaway? Escape to Westcliff cabin where wildlife will be your only neighbour. Situated on an 18 acre wooded lot you have complete privacy. This off-grid and sustainable cabin offers limited water and electricity, as well as, outdoor toilet and seasonal shower. This is for the conscious traveller who wants to unplug and reconnect with nature. 

Additional info:

  • Location: Port Carling on Lake Skeleton
  • Average price: $140/night
  • 1 loft bedroom
  • Not dog-friendly  
Click here to book your stay

The Lake House

Photo credit: Airbnb site for The Lake House 

Are you looking for absolute privacy? Then look no further than The Lake House. This cottage sits on 48 acres of land, offers 3 kms of groomed trails and 2,800 feet of waterfront access. This highly-stylized cottage has no TV or Wi-Fi so it’s perfect for those who want to unplug, relax and have nature at their doorstep. 

Additional info:

  • Location: Huntsville on Siding Lake
  • Average price: $370/night
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Wolegib Cabin

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Wolegib Modern Waterfront Retreat

Are you looking for a modern cabin stay that offers some serious design goals? Welcome to Wolegib – it’s gorgeous minimalist, modern style both inside and out. It features a rec room that offers foosball, ping pong and air hockey tables perfect for entertaining families or even a friends getaway. This property sits on a river that opens up to a larger lake, perfect for those who love to paddle.

Additional info:

  • Location: Huntsville
  • Average price: $500/night
  • 3-bedrooms
  • Dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

The Tree House

Photo credit: Airbnb site for The Tree House 

Are you looking to get away, but still be in the heart of cottage country? Then The Tree House might be a great option for you. This beautiful A-framed property is the perfect couples getaway. It’s minutes away from popular ski resorts, golf courses, beaches, hiking trails and downtown Huntsville.   

Additional info: 

  • Location: Huntsville (close to Hidden Valley)
  • Average price: $230/night
  • 1-bedroom
  • Dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

As a holidaymaker…

Muskoka is a highly-sought after destination for city dwellers. It truly offers that quintessential Canadian cottage country experience. Just as beautiful as the landscape is, so must the cabin or cottage be. I hope this list has inspired you to book one of these amazing Airbnb properties for your next northern escape. 

Escape Toronto and head to Ontario's favourite cottage country destination - Muskoka. Here are 10 of the best Airbnb cottage and cabin rentals for your Canadian experience.
Escape Toronto and head to Ontario's favourite cottage country destination - Muskoka. Here are 10 of the best Airbnb cottage and cabin rentals for your Canadian experience.

Disclosure:  As an Airbnb Associate, if you click on the links contained in this post, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to book. 

18 Comments

  • Sue

    These are some amazing looking properties! I have an item on my Life List to stay in a log cabin so I’m definitely keeping this post for when I am next allowed out of the UK & into Canada. I had also never heard of Muskoka but it looks like a beautiful spot to get lost in the woods.

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thank you Sue for your comment. Yes, Muskoka is a popular county country area that many city dwellers in southern Ontario like to escape to.

  • Delphine Mignon

    This is a very nice selection. I love the idea of a cabin in the woods, it’s so cosy in winter! I am thinking of staying in a tiny house sometime soon to get away for a few days… The eco-cabin looks really amazing and I love how the “tiny house” looks so spacious! This is great photography!

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thank you Delphine for stopping by and commenting. I hope you get a chance to stay at a tiny house some time soon.

  • Eric Gamble

    Geez, I kept scrolling down at these amazing Airbnbs in Muskoka and kept thinking, Yeah I would stay there for sure! They are all really cool! I think my wife would absolutely love the Log Cottage on Muskoka Lake while though I like it, I think the Tiny House is my favorite for sure! There is just something about Tiny Houses that really intrigue me!

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thanks Eric for stopping by and sharing your comment. Agree, the tough part is deciding which one.

  • Umiko

    These are beautiful houses. As I always like log cabin house-style, so I would like to stay at the Log Cottage. I would like to experience the Tiny House, too. It looks cute!

  • Riana Ang-Canning

    Omg these are all so stunning! And I’m surprised that some of them are really affordable too. Definitely on the bucket list for the next time I’m in Ontario. Love anything to do with a log cabin, especially if the interior is updated!

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thank you Riana, for your comment and stopping by. Yes, definitely affordable. I wanted to make sure they were lux spaces, but at a price point that was doable for most people.

  • Jas

    All of these look amazing! I didn’t realize how many unique properties were listed on Airbnb until recent months. Cider Haus would be my top pick for sure. You had me at sauna overlooking Brandy Lake! If that’s not the best way to unwind than I don’t know what is. That or The Tree House. I’ve always wanted to stay in an A-frame cabin. Plus, its location is perfect!

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thanks Jas for your comment. Yes, nothing better than a sauna with those lake views is there!

  • Kevin

    These cabins and the Muskoka area in general are so picturesque! It’s nice to see that there are options for all budgets, too. I’m really loving that Tiny House and the bed up on the loft area! Gravenhurst also looks like such a quaint little town on the water.

    • The.Holidaymaker

      Thank you Kevin for stopping by and commenting. Glad you like the variety of selections shown.

  • Emma

    Westcliff Cabin is top of my list. I love that rustic look and feel to a pace, it looks like the perfect place for a hideaway right about now. For the same reason I really like the Log Cabin too. Some of the larger, more brighter places I’m sure are nice, but not the cosy feel I’m really craving this winter

    • The.Holidaymaker

      I tend to agree with you. Definitely Westcliff has that modern rustic feel doesn’t it?

  • Brooklyn

    These all look gorgeous! I can’t wait to read about your stay at the eco cabin, it looks fantastic! The treehouse would be my second pick.

  • Gus Feliciano

    Cannot wait for the border to Canada to open again!

    As we plan our winter road trip I am booking all the wilderness cabins or tiny homes that I can. These look amazing and defnitely on the books if we ever mke it near them!

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