Life is bigger when we're together

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other -- Audrey Hepburn

the muskoka version of a kitchen party (friends 'round the barbecue)
lakeside hot tub - fun for the whole family
classic cottage fire pit by the lake - s'mores & mores (family roasting marshmallows)
even great-grandma loved a good paddle (friends & their canoe, circa 1920)
sleeping under the stars in the loonie bin bedroom (skylight, lake view)
sharing a meal 'round the handmade harvest dining table
let off some steam in the lakeside barrel sauna
ahhhhhh, nothin' beats relaxing in a muskoka chair
the trenanthia cottage logo featuring Philomena the flying pig (& her butt tattoo)

( psst . . . we're open year round too )

the fall leaves are good for more than just beauty (mother/daughter leaf fight)
toasted toes - is there a recipe in there?  (socked toes in front of fireplace)
follow in a great muskoka tradition (mother & child building a snow-person, circa 1950)

Large lakeside Muskoka cottage with hot tub, sauna

Philomena the flying pig word cloud

Enjoy time away with the people who help ya smile a little broader, laugh a little louder & live a little bigger

A step back in time

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People have been coming to vacation in Muskoka since the 1800's.  And why not when there's so much natural fun 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, building massive snowpeople

Outdoor hot tub

Whether you like a quiet soak with your partner, or a boisterous splash with family & friends, enjoy the bubbles and lakeside views in the outdoor hot tub ( open all year round )

Lakeside sauna

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

Games room

NEW THIS YEAR:  Not just any ol' games room either.  We have the mainstays of a pool table and dart board but also vintage games of yore like skeeball ( really, really, not kiddin'! ) and crockinole

Lots of space (sleeps 12)

Spacious and open plan to maximise the sociability.  Besides the copious bedrooms and bathrooms ( five and four, respectively ), there's a games room and 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 'round the outdoor fire pit or in front of one of the beautiful log fireplaces in each of the two living rooms

Family owned & loved

Yup, it really is our grandmother that talks about whiffletrees and winter warmers. We love the cottage & sure hope you feel it shimmering through

Ya-had-to-be-there memories

As grandma likes to say "she who leaves a trail of glitter ain't never gonna be forgotten" so go on, make some ya-had-to-be-there memories with our glittery Life is bigger escapades  ( Read more )

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?

We love pets 

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

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

Open year round

Grandma's winter warmer recipe :  Combine snowflakes, winter skies, family & friends.  Throw in a dash of playing on the ice followed by a generous helping of roaring fires.  Mix together and serve warm.  Dee-licious