When someone says Canada, you probably picture log cabins, tall pine trees, and stunning lakes. No better place in Canada reflects this beautiful Canadian ideal than Muskoka. It’s no secret that this is a popular place to visit. Justin Bieber, Kevin O’Leary, and several NHL stars all have summer homes here or frequently visit the area for its picturesque landscapes and incredibly clear lakes. This is one of the best places to immerse yourself in a variety of summer and winter activities, like hiking, bass fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling, and more.
Whether you’re looking to spend the weekend with friends, take the family on holiday, or have a romantic vacation with a loved one, you’ll want to know you’ll be arriving at top-notch accommodation. We want that for you, too. That is why we here at Road Affair have carefully crafted a list of the best cabin rentals in Muskoka, ON, so you can spend less time searching and more time packing. To ensure you are getting the absolute best of the best, we have made sure that all of the Airbnbs listed below are hosted by superhosts. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests.
Pet-Friendly Cabin on Pine Lake
First up on our list of the best cabins for rent in Muskoka is this lovely pet-friendly log cabin for two.
Inside, the home features wood-paneled walls and modern appliances, as well as a touch of classic cottage décor. The full kitchen is well equipped with stainless-steel appliances as well as spice and cooking oils. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch with their morning coffee and watch TV or enjoy views of the lake. There is a comfortable queen-size bed and room-darkening shades in the bedroom. After a day on the water, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s glass walk-in shower.
There is a large sliding glass door that leads from the living room to the spacious deck overlooking the water. Guests can enjoy suntanning on lounge chairs, grill some lunch on the barbecue, spend the day swimming and fishing from the dock, or take out one of the kayaks available, courtesy of superhost Tom.
This Muskoka Airbnb is located just 10 minutes from Gravenhurst. Devil’s Gap Trailhead is just down the road, and Hardy Lake Provincial Park is less than 15 minutes away.
Cozy Bunkie for Two
If you are looking for a romantic cabin in Muskoka for you and your partner, then consider renting Garth and Rebecca’s bunkie cabin.
This stunning Airbnb may look small, but it has everything you need for a luxurious weekend away. Open a bottle of wine and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub while stargazing or roast marshmallows in Muskoka chairs beside the firepit. The home is situated on a cliffside near Mary Lake, offering sweeping sunset views.
Inside, guests can cozy up in the rocking chair beside the wood-burning fireplace with a glass of wine. There is a small kitchenette with a minifridge, hot plate, and toaster. Guests can also use the grill on the deck to prepare a meal. Beside the queen-size bed, there is a foldout table for two. There is no running water in the bunkie, but there is a private composting toilet inside and an outdoor shower with hot water available from spring to fall.
This romantic getaway is located less than 10 minutes south of Huntsville and a 15-minute drive from the sandy shores of Port Sydney Beach.
Medora Lake Retreat
This gorgeous cabin on Medora Lake is the ideal Muskoka cabin rental for families of up to four.
The home is situated on six acres of private forested property with 1,100 feet of shoreline. Guests are welcome to take the canoe out for a paddle around the lake. There is also a floating dock just off the shoreline that is awesome for swimming and fishing. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail in the screened-in porch area, where there are two rattan chairs and a bistro table for two.
Inside, the home features an open floor plan and simple cabin décor. In the living room/bedroom area, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and a set of bunk beds, along with a TV. The kitchen is stocked with essentials, like a microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the four-person dining table. In the bathroom, there is a walk-in shower with access to plenty of hot water.
This family-friendly cabin is located 30 minutes from Gravenhurst, just north of Bala. Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is less than a five-minute drive away and only a 15-minute walk away.
Spacious Cabin in Port Carling
Located right in the heart of Port Carling, this incredible five-bedroom Airbnb is perfect for families or groups of up to nine looking to spend some time on the water.
The home boasts a contemporary motif with gorgeous pine wood floors and leather furnishings. Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a second bedroom with two single beds, and a third bedroom with a queen-size bed. Downstairs, there is another bedroom with a queen-size bed, and the last bedroom has one single bed.
The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking for larger groups and a wood dining table with bench seating. Superhost Cameron even provides a complimentary welcome bottle of wine! In the living room, guests can unwind on the leather lounge chairs and read a book beside the wood-burning fireplace or settle into one of the couches and watch TV.
The home is located right on the Indian River and features a private dock with Muskoka chairs. Cameron has provided all the necessities for lake fun, including two single kayaks, a tandem kayak, and a paddleboat. After a day of adventuring, guests can gather around the firepit to make some good old-fashioned s’mores.
Comfy Cabin Near Lake Muskoka
Whether you’re looking for a winter or a summer cabin experience, superhost Alan has the perfect rental for you and your family.
This cabin in Muskoka is located in Torrance, less than a two-minute walk from the beach area at Sunset Park. There is also a boat launch there for anyone looking to spend a day on the water. If you are looking to snowmobile, the C101D trail is about a five-minute ride from the cabin. Hardy Lake Provincial Park is also only a six-minute drive away and has scenic hiking trails.
Inside, the home features a contemporary motif with wooden furnishings and lovely bright picture windows. In the living room, guests can relax beside the fireplace and watch TV or read a book. The full kitchen is stocked with plenty of complimentary items, such as condiments, sugar, coffee, and tea. Guests can throw together a meal in the crockpot before heading out on the snowmobile trails and return for a nice warm stew.
In the first bedroom, there is a queen-size bed with a beautiful wooden bed frame. The second bedroom has a double bed and room-darkening shades, and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a double bed.
A-Frame on Bass Lake
This classic A-frame cabin is the perfect Airbnb in Muskoka for groups of up to eight looking to bring their furry friends on vacation.
The home has an open concept layout with wood finishes and comfortable furnishings. There are three bedrooms and a bunkie with a king-size bed, a single bed, a bar, a minifridge, and an en suite bathroom. Two of the bedrooms in the cottage have a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom has a double bed.
In the living room, guests can relax on leather lounge chairs or on the sofa and warm up beside the gas fireplace while watching TV. The full kitchen is well equipped with all the basics, including stainless-steel appliances. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee overlooking the lake from one of the decks or from the screened-in Muskoka room.
Outside, guests have direct access to Bass Lake, where there are three private docks to use as well as a canoe and paddleboat. There is also a swing set for the little ones. Lake Joseph is just a short walk across the road from the property, and Oviinbyrd Golf Club is less than a five-minute drive away.
Luxury Rental on Lake Muskoka
If you are looking for an upscale luxury cabin in Muskoka, then consider renting this stunning four-bedroom Airbnb.
Inside, the home features floor-to-ceiling windows and modern-country furnishings that make for a stylish and comfortable space. In the living room, guests can unwind beside the stone fireplace and gaze out at incredible lake views. Upstairs, there is a second family room area with a couch, a TV, a pool table, an air hockey table, and exercise equipment. The full kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a large breakfast bar that seats five. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style under a striking antler chandelier at the eight-person dining table.
In the master bedroom, there is a soaking tub, a TV, and a king-size bed with a log bed frame. The space also boasts a private balcony, a reading nook with a Bose sound system and small library, and an en suite bathroom with a double vanity and walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds.
Guests have access to their own sandy beach, a hot tub, and a long dock just a couple of meters from the back porch. There is also a kayak available for use.
Eco-Retreat Near Skeleton Lake
This gorgeous home is perfect for couples or solo travelers interested in renting a cabin in Muskoka that offers semi-off-the-grid living and the privacy of the forest.
The home is located in the woodlands just down the street from Skeleton Lake. It features hand-carved décor, ambient lighting, and wood-paneled walls, giving the space a classic cabin feel. There is limited power inside for charging phones and other electronics as well as for small appliances. In the bedroom, there are two cozy single beds that can be pushed together. The kitchenette has a minifridge and sink, and guests can choose to cook on the hot plate or use the barbecue on the patio.
There is a half bathroom located outside in a modernized outhouse with a dry composting toilet. There is also a camp-style shower outside for use in the warmer months. Guests can spend an evening under the stars by the firepit or explore the terrain around the cabin.
This Airbnb is a 45-minute drive from Gravenhurst and a 30-minute drive from Bracebridge. There are plenty of waterfalls and hiking trails nearby, and Diamond in the Ruff Golf and Vacation Resort is less than a 10-minute drive away.
The Westcliff Cabin
This beautiful little cabin is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking for a romantic cabin retreat.
This biophilic eco-retreat offers a cozy and off-grid space to cozy up with a loved one and enjoy immersion in nature. In the living room, guests can unwind on comfortable chairs and read a book or gaze out of the picture windows at the surrounding forest. There are also board games. The kitchenette features a minifridge, a hot plate, spices, and a French press. Guests can enjoy their meals and the breakfast bar in front of a long window.
A sturdy wooden ladder leads to the loft-style bedroom, where there are two single beds that can be pushed together. Though there is no bathroom inside, there is a modernized outhouse with a composite toilet and a private shower outside. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine beside the firepit while relaxing in Muskoka chairs.
Hatchery Falls and Minnehaha Falls on Skeleton are nearby, as are many hiking trails. Port Carling is a 20-minute drive away, and Port Sydney Beach is 15 minutes away by car.
Island Cabin on Six Mile Lake
This fun-filled cabin on an island is the ideal rental for families or groups of friends who want to spend time on the lake.
The home is only accessible by boat, but if you don’t own a boat, you can rent one from Six Mile Lake Marina or let superhost Rick pick you up and drop you off whenever you like.
Guests can relax under a blanket of stars in the private hot tub or sip their morning coffee on the private dock in Muskoka chairs. A canoe and paddleboat are provided, and the island has hiking trails to explore.
Inside, the home features high ceilings, wood-paneled walls, and wooden finishes, creating a woodsy feel. In the living room, there are large picture windows and two leather reclining sofas that guests can gather on for a movie night. The full kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials, including a coffee maker, a toaster, and a kettle.
There are three bedrooms in the home, two with a queen-size bed and one with a double bed. In the bathroom, Rick has provided shampoo and soaps for guests to use, and there is a tub-and-shower combo.
Modern Lakeside Cabin in Bala
This incredible five-bedroom cabin in Bala is perfect for large groups of up to 12 guests.
Inside, the home features wooden accents, colorful furnishings, and modern finishes. In the basement, guests can enjoy playing games like pool and air hockey in the rec room. There is also a TV and a couch, perfect for setting the kids up with a movie night. In the living room, there is a selection of board games as well as a fireplace and wall-to-wall picture windows with views of the lake. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking for larger groups and a dishwasher, so guests don’t have to worry about doing dishes while on holiday.
Four of the bedrooms feature queen-size beds. The loft bedroom is ideal for kids and has three single beds and a double bed as well as a TV.
Outside, there is a spacious patio deck with a barbecue, dining set, and picnic table, all overlooking the lake. Kids can jump off the dock and play in the sand while the adults relax with a couple of beers at the picnic tables down by the lake.
The Black River Haus
This stunning cabin rental located south of Washago is incredibly decorated to create a unique space for guests.
Inside, the home has been styled in a Scandinavian-inspired motif with stylish décor and furnishings that create a bright and relaxing space. The living room boasts vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can unwind beside the wood-burning oven and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV or listen to music on the record player. The full kitchen has a minimalist design with built-in stainless-steel appliances. Guests can enjoy their meals surrounded by picture windows at the cozy dining table.
Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the third bedroom has a double bed. In the bathroom, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the walk-in rain shower then step out onto heated floors. This cabin is perfect for those planning on a long stay as it comes equipped with a washer and dryer.
Outside, guests can relax by the firepit or head down to the dock for a swim. Washago is less than a five-minute drive from the home and has conveniences like a grocery store, an LCBO, and restaurants.
The Windermere Cabin
This cozy two-bedroom cabin is located in the heart of Windermere within walking distance of restaurants, the beach, and other activities.
The home comes with secure trailer parking for anyone bringing a boat or Jet Ski for the lake. During the winter, there are snowmobile trails nearby, skiing and ice skating in Huntsville 30 minutes away, and ice fishing on Lake Rosseau just down the street.
Inside, the cabin features beautiful hardwood floors and contemporary furnishings, creating a comfortable and stylish space. In the living room, guests can relax on the pullout couch or in the wooden rocking chair beside the wood-burning stove and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine. The full kitchen has all the basics, including a Keurig coffee maker and a microwave. Guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar.
In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size bed, and in the second bedroom, there is a double bed. After a day at the beach, guests can enjoy a rinse in the bathroom’s glass shower.
Outside, there is a firepit, perfect for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.
Bala Cabin With an Outdoor Bar
Are you looking to have some summer fun the classic Canadian way? Then consider renting superhost Jessica’s three-bedroom cabin on Moon River.
Outside, guests can hang out on two different decks. The one near the dock boasts a handcrafted bar with lights, barstools, and a metal firepit, all overlooking the lake. The upper deck has a barbecue, a patio dining set, and a comfortable patio lounge set. Down at the dock, guests can swim or use the paddleboard and floaties provided.
Inside, the home has been beautifully decorated with contemporary cottage décor and blue accents. Guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal in the full kitchen, including a toaster, microwave, and chef’s knives. In the living room, there is a large sectional sofa, perfect for watching movies on the Smart TV with the family. Guests can relax beside the wood-burning fireplace and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine. The laundry room comes equipped with a washer and dryer, ideal for those planning a long stay.
Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the third has a double bed, making this rental suitable for up to six guests.
Rustic Retreat on Lake Muskoka
This gorgeous rental cabin in Muskoka is perfect for those looking to stay near some of Muskoka’s top attractions.
The home is located at the mouth of the river leading from Lake Muskoka, near Devil’s Elbow. Santa’s Village Muskoka Theme Park is five minutes away by car, and Bracebridge is only a 10-minute drive away.
Inside, the home features rustic décor with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch and watch TV or warm up beside the electric fireplace. The kitchenette comes well stocked with basics like a microwave, crockpot, toaster oven, and more. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the dining table.
The bedroom is at the back of the cabin and is open to the rest of the space. There are three queen-size beds and a small library of books. Kids can make their dreams come true by sleeping in the queen-size bed found in the treehouse in the backyard.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the outdoor space. Guests can relax with a bottle of wine in the hot tub or head over to the outdoor bar, which features a minifridge, barbecue, and patio dining set.
Muskoka offers the ultimate Canadian experience for all types of travelers for every season. From snowmobiling and ice fishing to jet skiing and hiking, you’ll find it here in Muskoka. Regardless of which of these rentals you choose, we know that you will have a memorable vacation!
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