I hunted Muskoka through the internet looking for a suitable cottage rental for my wife young daughter. I couldn't have found a better place than Cedarwood that rented by day or week. Most cottages rent weekly only and that is a deterrent in this day & age in my opinion. We stayed from Sunday to Thursday, avoiding weekend cottage country traffic.
Not counting the stops at the Candle Place and then Webers on hwy 11, it took us about two and a half hours driving time from NW Mississauga. A stress free drive and we took our time.
Cedarwood is in a beautiful spot on Lake Muskoka, nestled in a tiny bay or inlet and is right off Highway 118 and about ten minutes from Bracebridge.
The views are amazing. The cottages are excellent. Sitting above the lake with big decks, propane BBQs, stove, fridge, dishwasher, Jacuzzi tub (in the one we stayed in, the Oak), electric heat throughout (for those cool late August nights), very comfy beds and spacious thoguhout. Real nice.
And you can hear a pin drop in the middle of the night when the wind isn't rustling the trees. I was out on the deck at 2 & 3 AM just gazing into the sky that was full of millions of stars. I couldn't find the big dipper for a while, there so many. Just beautiful, I tell ya.
Cedarwood has free to use : paddleboats, volleyball net, lawn darts, canoe, bench swing down by the water with a fabulous view of the lake (sunsets are amazing) and yes there is a small sand beach.
Across the highway is the most well stocked meat shop I have personally ever seen. They had everything. I mean everything. Name something. They had it. Also had a vegetable section and a greenhouse on the property.
And here's what's within 20 minutes of you. Bracebridge, Port Carling, Santa's Village, several golf courses, Lady Muskoka cruise and more.
Friendly owner & staff and they catered to every one of my requests. And then they upgraded me to The Oak cottage just because they thought we'd like it more. Now that's service. And we did love the cottage. My daughter must've said it half a dozen times within the first five minutes of entering the cottage.
I really cannot think of anything to complain about. And for me this is surprising because I am extremely picky. That's the best recommendation I could possibly give to anything.
We will be back again for sure. And I encourage everyone to do the same (after I get my booking in, lol).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for tasteful cottage accommodation, scenic views, and a relaxed informal setting, then come to Cedarwood Resort on Lake Muskoka! We believe you will enjoy our treasure in Muskoka as much as we and our annual repeat guests do. Our waterfront property comes with complimentary canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats next to our spacious waterfront deck! Cedarwood offers excellent access for boating on Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. Shopping is close by in the quaint tourist towns of Bracebridge and Port Carling. Activities abound within minutes, golf, artist studios, tourist attractions and Santa's Village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cedarwood On Lake Muskoka Bracebridge, Muskoka District, Ontario