It’s not too late to book a summer getaway here in Ontario. We’re lucky to have so many gorgeous lakes and forests in our province, which means there are plenty of cabins and cottages to go around. From off-grid glamping cabins to sprawling waterfront homes, you’re sure to find a cottage for rent in Ontario that’s right on budget.
Here are eight of the best ones with plenty of dates available throughout the summer and fall.
This stunning cottage on the lake is just a short drive from the GTA in Simcoe County. With a dock right on the water, room for up to 10 guests, and outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking, this is an ideal spot for a summer getaway with friends.
Where: Brechin, Ontario
Not only are you spoiled for outdoor activities like nearby hiking trails, provincial parks, and beaches, but this adorable two-bedroom cottage also comes with a movie theatre in the basement with reclining chairs, where you and your pals or your partner can curl up for a cozy night in.
Where: Lowbanks, Ontario
If you’d prefer a getaway that’s a bit more unique, this architect-designed tiny home is a glamping getaway in rural Ontario that seems totally worth the experience. The home sits on 30 acres of woods and has hundreds of good reviews, so there is definitely something special about this place. There’s also a small pool, outdoor shower, and fire pit on-site.
Where: Castleton, Ontario
Despite being recently renovated, this home still has that rustic “cabin in the woods” feel, with a southwest-facing view of the water, a private dock, and a two-person hammock to enjoy the peace and quiet. It’s ideal for a couple or a getaway with a friend, and complimentary provincial park passes are provided during your stay.
Where: Huntsville, Ontario
This stunning cottage sits right on the turquoise waters of Tobermory, with private decks and large windows to soak up all the views. With the Bruce Peninsula just a short distance away, you’ll be right in the heart of what many people would call Ontario’s most picturesque destination.
Where: Tobermory, Ontario
This serene getaway spot on Steenburg Lake is designed to help you unwind, with hammocks to lounge in, and yoga props, paddleboards, and kayaks at your disposal. This home sleeps 5 guests, so you can get a small group together for the ultimate weekend away. If it gets chilly, you can curl up by the indoor fireplace or outdoor firepit.
Where: Steenburg Lake, Ontario
This cozy wood chalet for two is an ideal couples getaway, with a cedar barrel outdoor hot tub on-site, a fire pit with Muskoka chairs, and a peaceful atmosphere. It’s also located just minutes from amenities in Huntsville, where there are plenty of things to do in the summer.
Where: Huntsville, Ontario
This stunning 9-acre private island comes with a luxury timber frame cottage that sleeps 12, so you’ll want get the whole squad together for this one. It’s located in the Lake of the Woods on Shoal Lake, with a 1.2 km nature trail that wraps around the island. There are tons of activities to enjoy in the winter too, like snowshoeing, cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, and more. The 1,640 sq ft cottage even has an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, plus additional land to camp on if you’ve got more guests to invite. It’s truly the ultimate paradise.
Where: Kenora, Ontario