Life is bigger when we're together

lakeside barrel sauna in the snow - it's open year round at this gravenhurst (muskoka) rental cottage
friends and family sharing dinner at the handmade harvest dining table at the cottage
friends & family enjoying a drink by the side of the log fireplace in muskoka
vintage photo of mother and daughter building a snowman with a top hat (circa 1950)
little kid warming her toes in front of one of the two log fireplaces at the cottage in gravenhurst (muskoka)
whoops - smiling girl with ice-skates on and her hands on the side of her head after ending up sitting on the ice - go skating on the frozen lake
friends posing in front of the winning snowman in the snowman building competition
downstairs queen bedroom in the cottage with handmade muskoka pine bed and warm, winter lighting

Savour your year-round lakeside cottage rental

Enjoy time away with the people in your life who make you smile a little broader, laugh a little louder and live a little bigger
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other
                                            -- Audrey Hepburn

Beautiful memories

People have been coming to vacation in Muskoka since the 19th century.  And why not when there's so much natural entertainment to choose from?  Gather your family & friends to share canoeing, fishing off the dock, playing horseshoes & volleyball, building sand castles on the beach or a round of good old fashioned board games.  Even when it's cold outside, make memories to keep you warm: ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, skating, snowmobiling, snow fort building or, 
my personal favourite, hosting a snowman building competition

Lakeside sauna

Bask in the warmth of the wood-fired sauna while overlooking the lake.  Jump out and roll around in the snow for a refreshing (and healthy) giggle

Outdoor hot tub

Whether you like a quiet soak with your partner, or a boisterous splash with friends, enjoy the bubbles and lakeside views in the outdoor hot tub (open May Victoria day weekend to October Thanksgiving each year)

Lots of space (sleeps 12)

Outside is more than two acres set in a forest.  Inside is spacious and open plan to maximise the sociability factor.  Besides the copious bedrooms and bathrooms (five and four, respectively), there's a separate hanging out space & two living rooms.  Life is bigger with six couches

Log fireplaces & outdoor fire pit

Sharing ghost stories is best done in front of the fire light, isn't it? Gather around the outdoor fire pit or in front of one of the beautiful log fireplaces in each of the two living rooms.  Just be sure to check under the bed before going to sleep

We love pets 

You wouldn't leave grandpa behind, would you?  (Well, you might if he insists on slurping his soup like that.) Pets are welcome for free so bring 'em along

Close to Toronto 

The road trip games won't last long - just 90 minutes from Toronto.  You'll be playing on the lake in no time

Free internet

Stay in touch with loved ones further afield.  Share your memories as they happen on the free high speed wifi available wirelessly anywhere in the cottage and outside on the deck.  Selfie anyone?