Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Muskoka Lakes, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $168 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Muskoka Lakes. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A summer getaway in Muskoka Lakes

Just 2 hours north of Toronto, Muskoka Lakes has long been a popular summer getaway for families escaping the hot days in the big city. Its 1,600 lakes and waterways are achingly beautiful, particularly when the surrounding forests burst into bright colors during fall. Don't take our word for it, the cottages of Muskoka Lakes even draw in the odd Hollywood celeb like Tom Hanks or Goldie Hawn. If you're lucky enough to nab a waterfront Muskoka Lakes vacation rental in summer, you can spend sunny days out on the water, while cozy winter getaways are ideal for snowy sports.

Things to do

Full steamship ahead to Muskoka Lakes

While it's true that Mukoka Lakes' biggest draw is kicking back next to the waterfront, there are some fascinating attractions to see. History buffs should drop into the Muskoka Discovery Centre which depicts the area's rich shipbuilding heritage and houses the RMS Segwun, the oldest working steamship on the continent. Alternatively, at the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum off Hwy 12, you can find a charming little collection of historical buildings dating back to the early 19th century. The former waterfront home of Canadian humorist and writer, Stephen Leacock, is now a museum which is well worth an afternoon of discovery.

Activities

Bring your rod to Muskoka Lakes

When you leave the city behind and arrive at your Muskoka Lakes vacation rental, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. There's more than 50,000 fishable acres of water to cast your line in and daily charters can take you out to the best spots, where you'll hook in northern pike and largemouth bass. If that's not your thing, you can stomp along the lakeside trails, or launch your canoe to paddle silently across the water in search of wildlife. If you've brought your mountain bike, the scenic forested paths provide seriously adrenaline-inducing days out.

Weather

Kick back in Muskoka Lakes

There's no right or wrong time to stay in a Muskoka Lakes vacation rental. The area experiences all 4 seasons, sometimes on the same day. Unsurprisingly, summers are the busiest time, with families descending on the lakes to escape the bustle of the big cities. If you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting in the shoulder seasons. Spring is characterized by warm, bright days, while Muskoka is often ranked as one of the best places to see the fall colors in Canada. If snowy landscapes are more your bag, nab one of the cozy rentals between November and February.

Natural features

Hear the howl of wolf packs at Muskoka Lakes

There are few places in Canada that measure up to the wildlife encounters of Muskoka Lakes. For the best chance of spotting animals, try to head out early in the morning, or at dusk, when they are most active. A hike around the lakes might reveal anything from a shy fox darting along the banks, to little porcupines rustling around the forest floor. If you're lucky, you might spot an elusive lynx or bobcat and it's not uncommon to hear the howl of wolf packs at night. The highlight for many is spotting bald eagles, even in the height of winter.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Muskoka Lakes

The nearest airport is in Muskoka, ON (YQA), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Muskoka Lakes that's right up your alley. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Muskoka Lakes, it's difficult to beat "Vintage Pines Muskoka Cottage - 6 Bedroom Family Cottage In Port Carling". It has 6 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a boat and a video library.
  • Another enticing choice is "Rockcliffe House, Private Guest Suite On Brandy Lake", which is around 2 miles from Muskoka Lakes. With 2 bedrooms, golf and air conditioning, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Muskoka Lakes vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Muskoka Lakes?

You most certainly can! From simple hideaways to luxurious escapes, Vrbo has a vast range of log cabins to rent in or around Muskoka Lakes. If you're into adventure, look no further:

  • "Log Cabin Island Getaway On The Shores Of Spectacular Georgian Bay": This is the ideal base to participate in some of the superb outdoor activities this area has to offer, including water skiing and windsurfing.
  • "Authentic Waterfront 1935 Muskoka Log Cabin With All The Comforts Of Home": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or get out and try some exciting activities nearby, such as sailing and hiking and biking. The choice is all yours around here.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Nothing beats a short break to revive your spirits. Pack your carry-on bag and take five at one of these weekend getaways in and near Muskoka Lakes:

  • Located 3 miles to the southeast of central Muskoka Lakes, "Celebrate Everything - A Muskoka Beauty | 1" appeals to nature fans and adventure lovers. Get out and explore nearby attractions, including The Rock Golf Course and Huronia Museum. If you're up for some fun activities, try fishing or snowmobiling.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a short and sweet break at "Beautiful Modern Log Home With Plenty Of Trees And Right On The Water Muskoka". Use it as a base to relax, or head out for some kayaking and windsurfing. When you're ready to discover more of the area, visit Arrowhead Provincial Park and Taboo Golf Course. This attractive vacation rental is around 4 miles northeast of Muskoka Lakes.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Muskoka Lakes?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to location, character and convenience. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Muskoka Lakes and immerse yourself in the local vibe:

  • Make "Penthouse On The Lake 1 Bedroom Cottage" your temporary home. This appealing vacation rental features amenities including a microwave oven and a fridge.
  • "Muskoka Historic Log Guest Cabin On Skeleton Lake" is another good option. Settle in and enjoy the use of free toiletries, a restaurant dining guide and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Muskoka Lakes. Cultural sights like Gravenhurst Opera House and Muskoka Boat Heritage Centre will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Locating a short-term rental in or near Muskoka Lakes won't be an issue if you only have a couple of nights free. Whether you're after a small apartment for you alone or a property that'll fit your folks, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are two of our best options:

  • Located close to the heart of Muskoka Lakes, "Lake Muskoka Cottage Getaway" is ideal for a short break. Use it as a base to visit top nearby attractions like Bracebridge Resource Management Centre.
  • Also not far from the center, "Four Bedroom Cottage On Lake Muskoka" is another fabulous option. After some sightseeing inspiration while you're in town? High Falls Water Park is a good place to start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Muskoka Lakes that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Vintage Pines Muskoka Cottage - 6 Bedroom Family Cottage In Port Carling". Located around 1 mile from Muskoka Lakes, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Rockcliffe House, Private Guest Suite On Brandy Lake". Around 2 miles from Muskoka Lakes, air conditioning and shopping facilities add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Welcome To Falcon’s Nest, Your 6 Bedroom Luxury All". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and a lake view. This group favorite is around 4 miles to the southwest of Muskoka Lakes.
  • "Beautiful Sunset - Facing 6 - Bedroom Cottage And Boathouse On Central Lake Rosseau" is another awesome option. It's around 4 miles to the west of Muskoka Lakes, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and a lake view are among the things designed to make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Muskoka Lakes?

A pool is often a highlight of any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy frolicking about or simply lazing by the water at one of these refreshing escapes in or near Muskoka Lakes:

  • Toss your swimsuit in your suitcase and enjoy a fun stay at "Rockcliffe House, Private Guest Suite On Brandy Lake". Other amenities here include on-site watersports and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another top pick is "Muskoka Beach House On Three Mile Lake". There's a lot to love about this vacation home besides its pool, such as towels and a fridge.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or a celebration with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Vintage Pines Muskoka Cottage - 6 Bedroom Family Cottage In Port Carling" is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family. This popular escape is 1 mile to the west of Muskoka Lakes and has amenities that include a barbecue grill and books.
  • "Celebrate Everything - A Muskoka Beauty | 1" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This rental is around 3 miles to the southeast of central Muskoka Lakes and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A TV and a garden will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. Santa's Village, Lions Lookout and High Falls Water Park are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Muskoka Lakes?

Vacation with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Muskoka Lakes and get ready to create some fantastic memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Secluded Cottage In Muskoka" - Enjoy great times with your gang at this retreat, which is around 4 miles west of central Muskoka Lakes. A fridge and a TV are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Lake Rosseau Island Cabin On The Water" - Another fabulous option, this property comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and more. You'll find it around 6 miles to the north of Muskoka Lakes.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Muskoka Lakes vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.