Whether you’re looking for adventure on a hot summer day or want to revel in the crisp air of an autumn afternoon, Ontario is the perfect place for year-round excitement. Whatever the season, enjoy the fabulous cottages our province has to offer. A cottage rental is even more special when it has views of the lake.

Women at a lakeview cottage in Ontario

There’s nothing more relaxing than sipping hot coffee as you gaze out at the water with your loved ones, or cooking steaks on the grill as you watch the sunset over the horizon. If this sounds like paradise, check out our favourite lakeview cottages in Ontario. You’ll certainly want to squeeze in an extra escape before the winter sets in.

Chipshot Cottage – The Briars (Lake Simcoe)

Located along the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, the Chipshot Cottage at The Briars Resort & Spa is a charming accommodation that can sleep up to four people. The cottage features two bathrooms, a living room, all-season fireplace, and flat-screen TV. We especially love the easy access to a spacious deck. It’s the perfect spot to catch an early morning sunrise or relax with a good book after dinner.

But don’t expect to cook any meals at The Briars. The resort has a luxurious dining area for guests featuring an extensive menu with high-end culinary delights. All reservations at the Chipshot Cottage come with a meal plan. But the cottage has a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge and microwave if you’d like to prepare snacks or coffee. Daily housekeeping and wifi are included in the accommodation rate.

Beechwood – Loughborough Inn (Loughborough Lake)

Considered the gateway to the 1000 Islands, Loughborough Lake near Kingston, Ontario is the perfect escape from city life. The Beechwood cottage at Loughborough Inn overlooks the water from a ridge. Two bedrooms featuring a double and single plus a set of bunk beds is the perfect accommodation for a group of five. This family-friendly resort will certainly keep children busy.

Activities include boat rentals, fishing, hiking, and so much more. You could spend hours exploring the nearby walking trails or soak in some rays poolside. Meanwhile, dining is a breeze with convenient meal plans featuring three entrees per day. Guests can enjoy day trips to the famous 1000 Islands or the charming town of Gananoque, Ontario. Back at the cottage, a living room with wood-burning fireplace and satellite TV provide great entertainment during the evening hours.

Martin House – Bayview Wildwood Resort (Sparrow Lake)

Six generations of the Stanton family have been providing Canadians with year-round fun at the popular Bayview Wildwood Resort. If you’ve never been to Sparrow Lake, it’s time to make the drive to Severn Bridge. Located about 1 hr 45 mins north of Toronto, this community outside Orillia is the perfect spot for a family getaway.

We particularly like Bayview’s Martin House cottage because it has all the comforts and amenities of a regular home. Prepare your meals in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen, then enjoy your feast in the large dining room with unobstructed views of the lake. If the weather’s not too cool, fire up the grill on the lakeside deck.

There are two bedrooms located upstairs with one king bed and two doubles, plus a pull-out couch in the living room. The cottage can comfortably sleep up to eight people. And there’s no reason to be bored either! Resort guests can take a dip in the lake or enjoy free access to all the paddleboards and water boats. There’s also squash and tennis courts on site, plus cycling paths through the backwoods and country roads.

Lakesedge Cottage – Niagara-on-the-Lake (Niagara River)

For those living in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect weekend escape. Located about 1.5 hours from the city, there’s so much to see and do in this pretty little town. Whether you’re visiting one of the region’s many vineyards or taking a cycling tour on the Niagara River Trail, you’ll definitely want to spend a night (or two) at NOTL.

Lakesedge Cottage is the perfect accommodation for those wanting a simple yet unique vacation rental. Offering picturesque views of the mighty Niagara River, this 2-bedroom cottage is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day on the town. Watch the sailboats go by as you enjoy your morning coffee on the charming front deck. Or fire up the grill for a cozy evening BBQ on the back deck, which offers full privacy and an enclosed yard.

We love this waterfront cottage because it’s close to all the amenities. A short scenic stroll will take you to NOTL’s historic downtown district where there’s always something to do. Enjoy a 5-star meal at one of the many popular restaurants, watch a play during the famous Shaw Festival, or enjoy a round of golf at North America’s oldest golf course!

A lakeview cottage rental is the perfect accommodation for families and groups of friends. Whether you’re booking a weekend jaunt or a girls’ getaway, make your adventure memorable with breathtaking views of the water — no matter where in Ontario you may be!

For more information on vacation rentals, please call Loughborough Inn at 1-833-317-0063 or contact us here.