From Southwestern Ontario up to the Muskoka region and beyond, we can’t get enough of this province’s fall foliage. What Ontario lacks in mountains it makes up for in waterfalls, lakes and an abundance of trees that become especially vibrant in September and October. Take in the fresh forest air on an outdoor adventure and return to a cute cabin to cozy up.

1. Private Island

Care to rent out an entire island?

Watch the sunrise from your bed and stargaze from the dock. Located on Lake Muskoka, this is the ideal place for an adventure retreat or family reunion.

Amenities: 12 guests, 6 bedrooms, 11 beds, 2 baths

Location: Bala

2. Peaceful Sanctuary

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If you’re a lover of all things peaceful and serene, this lake house is the ideal retreat for you and your adventure buddies.

Amenities: 4 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bath

Location: Port Severn Island

3. Secluded on the Georgian Bay

A fisher’s oasis waits for you. 

Designed to host a large group, staying at this boathouse is a long-weekend dream. If you’re brave enough for a crisp polar-bear dip, jump in from the rope swing!

Amenities: 8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 4 baths

Location: Markham Island

4. Scandinavian Log Cabin

Book this beauty quickly, because it fills up fast. The picturesque white pine logs will have you feeling like you stepped into a movie set ski chalet.

Amenities: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 7 beds, 1.5 bath

Location: Coldwater

5. Friend-Cation

Indoor fireplace and seven minutes from Tobermory? Say no more. The Bruce Penninsula is always a good idea for your next adventurous getaway with friends.

Amenities: 4 adults, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds (bunkbeds), 1 bath

Location: Tobermory

6. Classic Log Cabin

Rough it in the bush—with a little bit of cell service.

A four-hour drive from Toronto brings peace from the city in a cabin made from logs from the lake. Ideal for boaters and nature-lovers.

Amenities: 4 guests, 2 beds, 1 bath

Location: Corbeil

7. Ski Hill

Overlook Calabogie Lake at Peak Village in this chalet. On the weekend, you can golf, hike and even ski.

Amenities: 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths

Location: Calabogie

8. Rustic Chic

The waterfront cottage sits atop a cliff and gives you everything you could possibly need for the weekend (including unlimited Wi-Fi).

Amenities: 7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bath

Location: Norland

9. 1860s Loft

Welcome to Beach Country.

For those who want more partying and less relaxing, Prince Edward County has the pubs and wine ready for you after a day of outdoor exploration. Come back to the loft and plan tomorrow's adventure.

Amenities: 5 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bath

Location: Wellington

10. Unplugged

Minutes away from the 401, but you’ll never feel further from the city. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from retreating from the city and saying hello to your nature excursion. 

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bed, half bath

Location: Gananoque

11. Pinterest Perfect

You’ll want to take infinite pictures and never step foot outside—until you see the changing leaves. With the year-round trails, you can experience both.

Amenities: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath

Location: Wasaga Beach

12. Hanging in the Trees

Play like a kid again in this treehouse getaway.

The boutique retreat is for adults only, and is perfect for your bachelorette or just to reconnect with friends. Did we mention there’s even a slide?

Amenities: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath

Location: Durham

13. Wine Country

The only way to do Niagara is to pop into a winery and then hide out in the Lake House. Look out onto Lake Ontario from the comfort of a working fruit farm.

Amenities: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1 bath

Location: St. Catherines

14. Waterfront Cabin

Nothing but relaxation, especially with the added garden gazebo.

Huddle by the fireplace or venture off to Sand Banks Provincial Park for the day—the day pass is included in your stay!

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath

Location: North Beach, Wellington

15. Coffee, Wine and Good Times

Agricultural heaven with a side of freshly roasted coffee—should we go on?

This barn loft is the perfect rural getaway in the middle of the county with nearby wineries and fresh produce. 

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath

Location: Essex

16. The Cabin

Natural sunlight and Canadian vibes all around.

Gaze out onto the St. Lawrence River and get out for a nature walk. The wood-accents and fireplace will be waiting for you when you return. 

Amenities: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath

Location: Landsdowne

17. The Perfect Cabin

Come and chase waterfalls.

Hamilton is known for its waterfall hikes, apple picking and gorgeous fall foliage. You won’t believe that you’re minutes from the city.

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Lincoln

18. Writer’s Retreat

Coffin Ridge brings solo peace with the option of popping to the main house and meeting others. Whether you’re in need of an introvert weekend or a social time, this is the ideal space to kick back, enjoy a glass of wine and start that book you've been meaning to write.

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed

Location: Annan


19. Floating Away

Who says your cabin has to be on land?

Lovers of water can be completely surrounded by it on this floating RV. Let the waves rock you to sleep on your aquatic adventure.

Amenities: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath

Location: Gananoque

20. The Barn

Rustic with a dash of modern white wood will have you swooning.

Lay out on the hammock or take an autumn hike. There are enough trails to keep you busy for the weekend.

Amenities: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath

Location: Hamilton

Which of these cozy cabins would you stay in this Fall?

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