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 waterfront homes, you’re sure to find last-minute cottage rentals in Ontario that are right on budget.
Here are eight of the best ones with plenty of dates available throughout the late summer and early fall.
This Biophilic Eco Retreat nestled in the woodlands of Skeleton Lake is ideal for a late-summer getaway. The off-grid space provides “solitude, creative opportunity and exploration,” the description says.
“Mystical forest and marshland views from the cliff set the atmosphere for our sustainable low-impact spaces, allowing you to connect with nature inside & out.” It’s the ultimate glamping in the woods experience.
Where: Muskoka Lakes, Ontario
This tranquil getaway is just 2.5 hours from Toronto. The property is a rustic, 3-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and a lakefront dock, where you can relax in the sunshine during the day and around a fire at night. Take a canoe or paddle boat to explore the lake’s many islands, do some fishing and take a dip in the lake.
Where: Gilmour, Ontario
This open-rafter barn loft is over 100 years old and it’s available to book this August and September for two people. The Barn Loft is described by the hosts as a “lovingly restored, authentic century-old barn with 1250 sq. ft. of open space.”
“A reclaimed barn-wood bar shapes the kitchen, equipped with a stainless refrigerator and gas stove. Relax in the rustic bathroom under the skylight in the claw-footed tub.” Private, peaceful, and one-of-a-kind.
Where: Essex, Ontario
This charming treehouse sits on 100 acres of pristine forest in the Ottawa area. The one-of-a-kind, custom-designed, off-grid tree house is hidden in a private area surrounded by a pond and all of the wildlife you could imagine.
“Enjoy the sounds and views of bullfrogs, songbirds, turtles, squirrels, and wolves as you dose off into nature’s sanctuary,” the description says. We’re sold!
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
This itty-bitty cottage is around 380 square feet with 300 square feet of outdoor deck space, but you’ll have a whole 7 acres of shared property to enjoy during your stay. Warm up around the professionally designed fire pit, explore the nearby waterfront and trails for a quick getaway from the city.
Where: Campbellford, 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
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