What is the perfect family cottage memory? Is it that first longed-for view of the lake as you alight from the drive? Is it stretching out on the sofa in the great room, watching as the sun sinks slowly through the pines? Is it watching toddlers take their first steps in the shallow water at the lake’s edge? This beautifully designed cottage, perched above 310 feet of pristine Lake Joseph … [Read more...] about Living Large At Your Lakeside Paradise
Muskoka Fall & Winter Getaways
Come to savour Muskoka’s fall colour and winter playgrounds, and you’ll quickly discover there’s a lot more to see and do here this time of year! By Bill & Laura Hollingshead It’s no secret that Muskoka is Ontario’s summer playground. We welcome over 3.2 million visitors annually, with over 80% visiting in the spring and summer. But with so much to see and do in the fall and winter, why … [Read more...] about Muskoka Fall & Winter Getaways
Is Muskoka Undervalued?
I’ve heard the following phrase used more and more often lately to describe Muskoka: “The Hamptons of the North.” Generally speaking, I consider the comparison as a compliment (although, for those of us who call this region home, we think the Hamptons could just as accurately be called the “Muskoka of New York”). But I started thinking about this the other day, and decided it might be … [Read more...] about Is Muskoka Undervalued?
Muskoka Feature Listing: A Room With A View
By Meredith Parsons One project that caught my attention recently is a beautifully crafted custom cottage on Topajo Road on Lake Joseph in Muskoka. The cottage is a contemporary masterpiece designed by Sophie Clapperton Designs. Clapperton has become known for her “unique, yet timeless, designs” throughout the GTA and Muskoka, gracing homes and cottages on Lake Joseph, Lake Muskoka, Lake … [Read more...] about Muskoka Feature Listing: A Room With A View
Avoiding Tree Trouble: What To Know Before Buying A Cottage
By Tim Winegard If you are in the market for a cottage property, or recently made the leap into ownership, Muskoka Tree Solutions would like to welcome you to the neighbourhood. We’d like to share a few tips for understanding the management of your new forested property, and what this means for you as you start your cottage adventure. Whether you are looking for a forested retreat or a … [Read more...] about Avoiding Tree Trouble: What To Know Before Buying A Cottage
Your Ultimate Guide To Cottage Entertaining in 2021
By Brooke Madden and Hosting Expert & Luxury Rental Coordinator for Cayman Marshall, Claudia Spahr-Kaye After a year indoors, it’s no surprise that Canadians are beyond ready to get outside. Whether you’re a Bear Grylls-esque hiker, or glass of wine on the patio in your yoga pants kind of outdoorsy, all of us are craving some of that sweet, fresh summer air. Naturally, we flock to cottage … [Read more...] about Your Ultimate Guide To Cottage Entertaining in 2021