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Muskoka’s Top Restaurants – A tradition of excellence

September 27th, 2017

When it comes to great restaurants, Muskoka certainly delivers. In fact, few places in Ontario can boast as many superb choices when it comes to dining. Best of all, most of the top Muskoka restaurants make a point of serving locally sourced ingredients, from scrumptious maple syrup and cranberries to homegrown vegetables and herbs, as well as local fish and game.

Cottage country is also whe ...

1095 North Waseosa Lake Road, Huntsville, ON New Listing

September 19th, 2017

Beautiful year round renovated home or cottage has a stunning view all the way down the lake, with sunny south exposure. Very private setting on 1.4 acres, and 495 ft lake frontage.

Hard sand shoreline, shallow to deep water. Towering white pines, landscaped with perennials around the cottage. Lots of decking, hot tub, walkouts, large dock system and dry land boathouse with marine railway for ...

1019 SILVER BIRCH LANE, Dwight, ON

August 28th, 2017

Fully winterized cottage/home just minutes to Huntsville. Great privacy with 240 ft frontage & about 1.7 acres. Lots of parking, gently sloping to level lot, gorgeous hard sandy shoreline, great for all ages, with shallow to deeper water, about 8 ft at end of the dock. Sunrise exposure but there is sun all day on this property. In the cottage itself there is a total of about 2700 sq. ft. fini ...

3185 Muskoka Road 117, Baysville Lake of Bays, ON

August 21st, 2017

Love the modern look? This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom beauty offers west exposure, kid-friendly sandy shore, deeper water at end of the dock, and superb privacy on 1.32 acres. Top quality throughout with impeccable decorating. Heated floors in 3 pce and 4 pce baths. Hardwood floors and eleven foot ceilings in open concept living/dining/kitchen, panoramic lake views, walkout to deck. Lower ...

Top 10 casual-yet-classy food joints in Lake of Bays and Huntsville

August 8th, 2017
By Susan Brown

Few pleasures can match the discovery of that new favourite place to grab a quick and tasty bite to eat. Whether it’s a little comfort food you're craving or perhaps a meal to take home, Muskoka has seen a tremendous revival in the quality and choice of casual food offerings.

To help you find your own new personal favourite, I’ve pulled together some tried and tested dining locat ...

1009 1 Arts Road, Dwight, ON

June 29th, 2017

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Lake of Bays year round home or cottage has 20 steps from the parking area to the cottage under a covered stairway. Enter onto the main level which has a spacious foyer, 3 pce bath with shower & 3 large bedrooms. Master bedroom has a Juliette balcony overlooking the lake. Lower level has an open concept kitchen/din ...

Top 10 Things To See and Do in Lake of Bays

June 15th, 2017
By Susan Brown

Whether you’re a full time resident of Muskoka or one of our region’s many cottagers or visitors, you’ll never run out of fun things to see and do here.

One of the most popular destinations in cottage country is beautiful Lake of Bays. Tucked away in the northeast corner of Muskoka, this pristine body of water covers an area of 27 square miles and stretches all the way from t ...

Aging in place: how the 7 principles of universal design can help you in retirement

June 15th, 2017

Like so many other children of the 1950s, I’m planning on staying put in my own home when I enter those autumn years of my life.

Aging in place has in fact become something of a mantra for us baby boomers, that massive demographic group born between 1946 and 1964. We’re not prepared to be shipped off to retirement homes by our family, nor even move into a retirement community, however luxuri ...

Fractional Ownership: Own a Cottage or Vacation Home for a Fraction of the Price

June 14th, 2017

Fractional ownership is becoming more and more common in top vacation and cottaging locales in Canada and the US, and it’s not hard to see why. Fractional ownership can be the perfect option for a couple or family that knows they will only spend a few weeks a year at their vacation property, and who wants to avoid the extra cost and effort required to keep up the building and grounds.

So wha ...

Cottaging on Legendary Lake of Bays

June 13th, 2017

Deep, clear, surprising – Lake of Bays is the second largest lake in Muskoka with nearly 170 km of shoreline. Just two hours north of Toronto and three and a half hours west of Ottawa, Lake of Bays has been loved by generations of cottagers for its gorgeous granite shorelines, warm summer waters, and unbeatable sunsets.

The lake that First Nations called the “lake of forks” is anchored by th ...

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