Top Muskoka Family Resorts
Port Severn, Ontario
There’s no doubt you’ll feel the love at Severn Lodge – our No. 1 Muskoka family resort. Why? For more than 80 years, the lumber headquarters-turned-vacation lodge has been serving the Georgian Bay Lake district as the ultimate lakeside getaway for the young and old!
Although it’s been a long time since prior owner Jeanne E. Krammes has bid farewell to vacationers staying at Severn Lodge with a poem about their stay, the warm ambiance still radiates throughout the entire resort. Here, you feel like your family. And usually you are! Priding itself on good old fashioned lake fun, this historic lodge proves itself through the award-winning children's program, a huge variety of outdoor activities – like boating, fishing, water skiing and mountain biking – and the well-reputed, meticulously-prepared meals that are part of your all-inclusive packages. While accommodation styles at Severn’s Lodge vary in décor, size and proximity to the lake, all the hotel-style rooms and suites offer just the right space for all family sizes. And you’ll be happy there’s room to sprawl out when you come back from hiking on more than 100 acres of trails on the wooded property.
Severn Lodge offers Sea Plane Sightseeing Rides!
Canoeing, swimming, jet skiing, fishing, water skiing, tubing, boat cruises, evening entertainment and supervised kids activities.
Severn Lodge is on the northern shores of Gloucester Pool, part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway. The resort is approximately 90 miles north of Toronto, a short 90 minute drive.close
Bayview Wildwood Resort
Severn Bridge, Ontario
Coming in at No. 2 is Bayview Wildwood Resort, which rests on the shimmering shores of Sparrow Lake. Four seasons of family fun await at this Ontario oasis, which offers fishing, boating, water sports, hiking and golfing when the summer sun is shining and skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing during the winter wonderland!
There’s a reason to visit every season at this family-friendly paradise! You can’t help but have a sunny disposition during the summer, when a bevy of aquatic adventures abound! Rent a boat and set off on an angling expedition on Sparrow Lake, where your family will reel in loads of fish and fun. Dry off with a nature hike through the lush Ontario forest. In the winter, explore the winter wonderland on a pair of cross country skis, hold on tight on a snowmobile expedition or snowshoe the powdery trails. Warm your fingers by your welcoming fireplace and unwind in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Once you satisfy your hunger for adventure, satisfy your stomach at Echo’s Dining Lounge, which features a mouth-watering menu and breathtaking views of Sparrow Lake. Afterward, say sayonara to stress at the Northern Charm Spa while the kids make a splash at the sprawling indoor pool!
1500 Port Stanton Pkwy Severn Bridge Ontario P0E 1N0
Within a stone's throw of the resort you'll find a bevy of family activities, including golfing, go-karting, mountain biking, skiing, and museums.
This resort offers a variety of packages throughout the seasons. Enjoy a summer family package, a snow-centered March package, or an exciting Easter package!close
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
Lake of Bays Dwight, Ontario
Snagging our No. 5 spot is the idyllic Port Cunningham Lodge & Resort, which overlooks the sparkling Lake of Bays. Your family will be hooked on a host of lake adventures that include swimming, fishing and canoeing while also enjoying dozens of dry activities like hiking, golfing and tennis!
Family fun never ends with days of lakeside leisure on the shores of Lake of Bays! Haul in your limit of walleye and then paddle a canoe along the sparkling shores. Dry off hiking through the lush trails of Algonquin Park or swinging away at Bigwin Island Golf Club. In the winter, zip through the snowy sanctuary on a snowmobile! Trade in recreation for relaxation when you return to the property. Your cozy cottage features a stone fireplace, lake views, and a fully equipped kitchen. Treat your taste buds to one of Chef Eric Gagnon's delicious concoctions and then enjoy some family time roasting marshmallows over the crackling campfire!
1679 Port Cunnington Rd. Lake of Bays Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0 CANADA
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort is a three-hour drive from Toronto. Take Hwy. 400 and follow Hwy. 11 north to Hwy. 60, head east through Dwight. Drive south on Hwy. 35, then south again on Muskoka Road 21 (Fox Point Rd.), and then turn right onto Muskoka Rd. 22 (Port Cunnington Rd.)
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Prepare for an avalanche of activities for all ages! Get into the swing of things on the onsite tennis courts, warm up beside the campfire, or satisfy your stomach with the chef's tantalizing treats.close
Port Carling, Ontario
As the self-appointed most romantic inn in Muskoska, Sherwood Inn talks a big game and yet still manages to live up to it
As Muskoka’s preeminent lakeside inn, Sherwood offers breathtaking surroundings, tasteful accommodations, fine dining, exceptional facilities, upscale amenities and unparalleled service for families and couples alike. From the moment you arrive you'll be immersed in the charm of old Muskoska and Sherwood's famous hospitality. When you aren't in your exceedingly comfortable room, you'll be out and about soaking in all that the area has to offer. There are three eighteen-hole championship golf courses, a spectacular nature setting, and a close proximity to sparkling Lake Joseph. Get to Sherwood this summer and treat yourself!
1090 Sherwood Rd, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
The hotel is 15.6 km from the Trans-Canada Highway
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Facilities include a fitness center, a whirlpool tub and tennis courts, plus a bonfire pit and a beach area for water activities.close
It’s hard to find a place that thoroughly pleases both kids and adults alike. Yet Lumina Resort does just that on its 240 beautifully-manicured acres bordering Muskoka’s Lake of Bays – the largest cottage resort in the area. There are programs and activities for literally every age group here!
Owned and operated by the Hungerford family for four generations, the resort epitomizes the true art of family vacationing with a smart and abundant selection of ageless endeavors that promote companionship, family values and relaxation. The onsite social director will fill your days and evenings with tournaments, entertainment and exhilarating day trips, like to the world-famous Algonquin Park. And Petticoat Junction will enthrall your youngsters with supervised activities like minnow fishing, nature hikes and kids karaoke. Meals at Lumina Resort are a family adventure of their own! Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay and you’ll be happy they are when you smell and taste the delicious choices offered during extended meal hours – catering to families with rascally little ones who refuse to be early birds! And be sure to try the campfire-cooked shore breakfast, a famous Lumina tradition!
From Toronto, take Exit B to Highway 400 North to Barrie. Continue on Highway 11 and enter the Muskoka area, north to Huntsville. Take Highway 60 east to Dwight. Turn right again onto Highway 35 South for a short distance to Muskoka Road 21. Turn right and follow the signs to Lumina Resort.
Lumina Resort has been open since 1921.
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Lumina Resort offers 36 chalet cottages and main lodge rooms that range from one to five bedrooms – perfect for families, big and small!close
Bartlett Lodge is an Algonquin Park landmark, one of just three resorts to reside inside the park. Since 1917, it has been well-known for its tranquil, natural atmosphere. Today it stands for much more: a unique benchmark of gourmet dining and innovative environmental practices that preserve its natural surroundings.
Bartlett Lodge welcomes families to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in the chance to reconnect in a natural retreat. Surrounded by the Algonquin Park and resting right on Cache Lake, you're just steps away from exciting outdoor adventures. Canoe across the gentle waters of the lake, or spend an afternoon hiking the nature trails. The Logging Museum and Algonquin Art Center are great sights to visit as well!
Box 10004 Algonquin Park, Muskoka, Ontario P1H 2G8
Algonquin Park is a treasure trove of fishing, and when you stay at Bartlett Lodge, you can cast your line with ease right outside your door at Cache Lake. The lodge provides canoes, kayaks, and paddle-boats out onto the water for your trip! Teeming with speckled, lake, and brook trout, smallmouth bass, and pickerel, you're sure to reel in plenty of great catches during your fishing adventure.close
Honey Harbour, Ontario
Delawana Resort in Honey Harbour, Ontario is an ideal destination for your next Muskoka family vacation.
Located along the shores of the Georgian Bay, this stunning Muskoka retreat offers excellent outdoor activities and adventures. Dive in for a refreshing swim, cast your line for fish right from the onsite dock, or try out water sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and more! There is so much stunning nature to experience at the resort, but you can also explore the nearby small town of Honey Harbor for authentic charm and scrumptious dining galore. All family cottages at Delawana Resort are self-catered and include a full kitchen, propane barbecue, air conditioning, and wireless internet. There's even an open-air deck! Make unforgettable memories with your family while staying at Delawana Resort in Muskoka!
42 Delawana Road Honey Harbour, Ontario P0E1E0
Ideally located beside a popular snowmobiling trail, you're only minutes from exploring the beautiful snowy terrain. They are also close to local ski hills, cross-country skiing trails, and snowshoeing.
Take Highway 400 Northbound out of Toronto and follow it all the way up to Honey Harbour (District Rd 5 North - Exit 156), located on the west side of beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, and on the south-east side of Georgian Bay.close
Lantern Bay Resort
Lantern Bay Resort is the ideal destination for you family's next Muskoka waterfront getaway. This Gravenhurst resort features comfortable accommodations, and plenty of activities to keep everyone in your group entertained throughout your trip.
You'll have a choice between a standard or waterfront accommodation, each of which is equipped with a full-size deck, BBQ grill (with propane included), fire pits, and kitchens to make you feel right at home during your Ontario getaway. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, or head to the lake for some exciting activities like fishing and canoeing. You may even have a chance to reel in your dinner. You can do some exploring when you rent out the resort's new 2015 Princecraft Pontoon Boat. Or, you can let the kids enjoy a day at Kidz Klub full of fun and games.
1336 S Morrison Lake Rd Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R2
Imagine a big hamster ball floating on top of the water with you or your kids inside rolling around. That's exactly what you're getting yourself into when you try the Water Walkerz at Lantern Bay Resort.
Blue Water Resorts offers travelers seven different resorts to choose from when planning their next Ontario getaway (Shamrock Bay Resort, Cherry Beach Resort, Bellmere Winds Resort, Woodland Estate Resort, Vine Ridge Resort, McCreary's Beach Resort, and Lantern Bay).close
The New Baldwins Resort
The New Baldwins Resort is a great place to bring your family together for a fun-filled vacation.
Reconnect with each other over games of volleyball and horseshoes or watch over the kids as they run around the playground. Head down to the public dock on Lake Rosseau for a day of complimentary kayaking and pedal boating, or splash around at the onsite indoor pool. After a day of exploring Muskoka, come back to one of the resort’s charming cottages that are perfect for a secluded Ontario getaway. You'll find comfortable beds, relaxing living area equipped with a fireplace and much more. No matter what you choose to do at The New Baldwins Resort, you're sure to have a wonderful time spending quality time with your loved ones.
1024 Golf Avenue Road Windermere, Ontario P0B 1P0
The New Baldwins Resort understands that pets are a part of the family and therefore offer pet-friendly accommodations so you can bring everyone on your next Ontario vacation.
If you're a fan of golf, then a vacation at The New Baldwins Resort is the perfect home-base for your Ontario getaway. The resort is located beside the 18th hole of the Windermere Golf and Tennis Club.close
A little known fact: Muskoka was named as one of National Geographic’s “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life” in 2013. Deerhurst Resort is the ideal place to experience it!
When you aren't relaxing in your supremely cozy Deerhurst accommodations, you and your family will want to spend every waking second out enjoying Muskoka! Cannonball into the lake or catch a tan on the shore at any of the beaches. Head out on an off-road adventure on the more than 760 acres of rustic beauty surrounding the resort. There's a cornucopia of options available to you, ranging from exceptional golf and boating to unique Treetop Trekking and horseback riding experiences. The fun isn't limited to the summer months either- head out for superb skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skating in winter. All that, plus the local town of Huntsville's charming restaurants and and shops just minutes away!
1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville, ON P1H 2E8, Canada
The resort is a 15-minute walk from skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands and 8 km from live entertainment at the Algonquin Theatre.
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A spa has a hot tub and a steam room, and there are 4 restaurants and meeting/event space.close
Patterson Kaye Resort
Situated in the heart of Muskoka, Patterson Kaye Resort is the ideal family cottage where you’ll be able to choose your own adventure.
This picturesque year-round cottage resort has so much to see all year round. Be active, go outside, and participate in all the offerings right at your doorstep. Cast your line from the dock or rent a boat from the resort and pick your own spots on the lake to fish. Children will be kept busy at the children’s playground or play ping pong at the Rec Centre. Winter also brings for the astoundingly fun ice skating trails that wind through tall pine trees as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling. You will feel no guilt staying inside when you kick back and relax at your luxurious accommodations as well. Come together for supper with a family meal at Seasons Restaurant where you’ll have your choice of delicious entrees. Ready to choose your own adventure? Create lasting family memories at Patterson Kaye Resort today!
1360 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1W8 Canada
You know the fishing onsite is pristine when Fish TV from the World Fishing Network film an episode on your lake!
For other wintertime activities, downhill skiing at Hidden Valley is nearby as is ice climbing at Live Outside and ice fishing right on Lake Muskoka.close
Bonnie View Inn
The Bonnie View Inn, located in Haliburton, Ontario, is a family owned and operated country inn with big resort amenities.
Bonnie View Inn is located on Lake Kashagawigamog with 500 feet of southern exposure and only an eight-minute drive from village shopping. Bonnie View has been a landmark resort in the Haliburton Highlands since 1924. The 28-room resort is open year-round and caters to every season. In the summer, you and your family can enjoy the over 300 feet of beachfront, beautiful hiking trails, beach volleyball, and much more. During the colder months, Bonnie View is a winter wonderland. Enjoy ice skating on the frozen lake, tobogganing down one of the two great hills, and snowmobiling on over 300 kilometers of groomed trails. If you are looking for amazing food, great service, and well-appointed rooms at an affordable price, the Bonnie View Inn is the resort for you!
2713 Kashagawigamog Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0
Bonnie View Inn is two and a half hours North East of Toronto. Three hours West of Ottawa. Central within an one and a half hour drive West to Orillia, South to Peterborough, North to Huntsville, and East to Bancroft. Only seven kilometers outside of the main village of Haliburton, where there are great restaurants, grocery stores, shops, pharmacies, LCBO, and The Beer Store.close
Patterson Kaye Resort
Patterson Kaye Resort has been a Muskoka institution since 1936. How did they achieve such longevity? Simply put, through their dedication to providing a memorable and luxurious experience for each and every one of their guests. Families in particular leave feeling like they couldn't have possibly made a better decision as to where they should stay.
On the shores of pristine Lake Muskoka and at the mouth of the Muskoka River sits Patterson Kaye. Regardless of season, guests’ first reaction after settling into their cozy dwelling is often “Let’s get on the lake!”. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether you’d rather go for a cruise or take a canoe/kayak trip up the river. Whichever you pick, you’ll experience the true majesty of Ontario. Elsewhere, there are daily and evening activities for kids in the summer, shuffleboard, a beach (complete with water slide), and an outdoor pool if you prefer chlorinated water to fresh. I could go on, but here’s the summary: grab the family and hightail it Patterson Kaye today!
1360 Golden Beach Rd, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W8, Canada
58,047 as of 2011.
The Muskoka area is 1,502 mi².close
Paquana Cottage Resort
An assortment of great outdoor activities and easy lake access make Paquana Cottage Resort the No. 10 pick on our list of the Top Muskoka Family Resorts.
This family resort on the shores of Lake Rosseau features more than 1,100 feet of shoreline and 10 acres of Muskoka wilderness for you to explore throughout your stay. Children in your travel party will love the safe sandy beach, and thrill seekers (water skiers and wake boarders specifically) will love the open waters of Lake Rosseau. Plus, this body of water connects to Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka through inter-connecting waterways giving plenty of space to enjoy! Onsite, you can serve up a set of tennis on two professional plexi-pave tennis courts, or play basketball, volleyball, tether ball, and croquet. Swim out to the water trampoline in Lake Rosseau, or just join a game of water volleyball. Paquana Cottage Resort has two well-maintained power boats for guests to rent if you're looking for an aquatic adventure.
1111 Golf Avenue Road Windermere, ON P0B 1P0
Make sure to book a tee time at Windermere Golf & Country Club during your stay. This challenging 6,387-yard, par 72 course is less than 1 km away.
Lake Rosseau offers good bass and lake trout fishing for sportsmen and excellent pan fishing for children or beginners in your group.close
Shamrock Bay Resort
Severn Bridge, Ontario
Shamrock Bay Resort offers families young and old an abundance of enjoyable activities during your next Muskoka getaway. The No. 8 pick in our list is the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations with natural Ontario beauty.
Pack up the entire family, including your favorite four-legged friend, and head to Shamrock Bay Resort in Severn Bridge. The resort features fully furnished accommodations, complete with full kitchens, deck/porch area, and even fireplaces in some cases. Do some outdoor cooking on your BBQ grill (with propane included). It's the perfect way to prepare your fresh fish caught from the nearby lake. If angling isn't your activity of choice, you can take a canoe or kayak out to do some exploring at your own pace. Or, you can just splash around the onsite swimming pool. Have a boat? There are a number of boat slips available at the resort so make sure to bring yours along. If the kids are looking for some fun on dry land, they'll love the outdoor playground equipment. With all of these great activities available, and comfortable accommodations to match, you can't go wrong planning your next Muskoka Family getaway at Shamrock Bay Resort.
1082 Shamrock Marina Rd Severn Bridge, ON P0E 1N0
Gravenhurst has a population of 12,055 (2011), and the population of Severn Bridge is ~300.
Number of resorts
Great Blue Resorts features seven different properties to help you enjoy your Ontario getaway including Shamrock Bay, Lantern Bay Resort, Vine Ridge Resort, and more!close
Clevelands House Resort
Experience the vacation of a lifetime with the whole family at Clevelands House Resort in Muskoka, Ontario. Clevelands House has something for the whole family. Mom can enjoy lounging by the outdoor pool, dad can enjoy the nine-hole golf course, and the kids can enjoy beach volleyball, badminton, and more.
After a busy Muskoka day filled with countless activities and excitement, you will always find the perfect room, suite, or cottage at Clevelands House Resort. With various styles of bedroom arrangements including; adjoining rooms, one, two, or three bedroom cottages, and even bunk beds for the kids, you can find something that is perfect for every member of the family. Recently named one of the 30 Best Family Camps in North America by Babble, Cleves Kids Camp offers daily land and water-based activities for kids 3-13 with an emphasis on fun, learning, and safety. As one of Ontario's largest and most extensive children's programs, Cleves Kids Camp incorporates all of the fun Muskoka has to offer. They offer activities such as arts and crafts workshops, backfield and forest games, swimming at the pools and the beach, and more.
1040 Juddhaven Rd, Minnett, ON P0B 1G0
Don't stress about finding the whole family dinner each night, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, The Dining Room and Pie Wood Fired Pizza.
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Make sure to check out the live music offered seasonally and daily at Clevelands House.close
Parkway Cottage Resort & Trading Post
Great northern escapes start at Parkway Cottage Resort and Trading Post, so let this extraordinary resort host your next family vacation.
Parkway Cottage Resort and Trading Post is located on the shores of the historic Oxtongue Lake in Dwight, Ontario. Experience the peacefulness and tranquility of the Algonquin Park region by taking a hike into Algonquin Park, a photography and wildlife paradise. With eight cottages ranging from one to three bedrooms, Parkway can accommodate any size family. Each cottage comes with amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, private decks, and gas barbecues. For rainy days, kids can hang out in the rec room, complete with all sorts of games, a ping-pong table, a television, and more. Just some of the many outdoor activities in the area include world-class bird watching, hiking along the Beatle Lake trail, and canoeing to the world famous Ragged Falls.
4412 Highway 60, Oxtongue Lake, Dwight, Ontario, P0A 1H0
With a minimum two-night stay, get the Algonquin Park Pass at half price.
All cabins are non-smoking.close
The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa
The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa allows families to discover nature on their own terms. Explore the activity-filled lake, the untainted wilderness, or relax in your luxury accommodations. Families will find fun all four seasons!
Overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Rosseau, there are plenty of activities for all ages. Set off on a fishing trip, dive in for a swim, or explore the shores on a canoe. Stay dry and swing away on the nearby Rock Golf Course Muskoka, ATV through the secluded paths, or hike the lush forest trails. When the winter wonderland arrives, try snowshoeing through the powdery landscape. Onsite, families will experience a laid-back luxury that showcases the natural environment. Make splash in the indoor-outdoor swimming pool or indulge in an array of treatments at the Spa Rosseau. Sample scrumptious Italian cuisine at award-winning Teca restaurant and then head back to your spacious room or suite and feel at home with amenities like stone fireplaces, private balconies, and flat-screen televisions. Exploration and relaxation await families here!
1050 Paignton House Rd, Minett, ON P0B 1G0, Canada
Set off on an aerial tour of the Muskoka Lakes, speed through the trails with Wilderness ATV Adventures, or stop by Muskoka Woods Adventure Day Camp. The entertainment is endless!
Named one of the 10 best resort views by National Geographic, this spectacular stay offers adventures all year round!close