If you’ve got the money, I’ve got the place. Muskoka – a few hours north of Toronto, Canada. It’s beyond beautiful with more trees and lakes than you can imagine. A fantastic place for a vacation or weekend in the summer. If you like snow and ice (ice fishing, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling) then you would like it here in the winter too.
Muskoka is bigger than the state of Rhode Island and contains more than 1,600 lakes. It’s also the home to 7 Provincial Parks and the famous Algonquin Park for campers. 20 golf courses and top resorts like Taboo, Deerhurst, Grandview, Clevelands House, and JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort.
It’s been the place to go for the well heeled for many years. Tourists flock here from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world to see Muskoka’s natural beauty. Many Torontonians, some Americans and others have cottages, chalets and/or country homes here. Bryan Adams, Goldie Hawn, Martin Short, pro hockey players and more own some of the more fabulous summer homes. My sister (not famous) has owned a regular cottage for years. My brother-in-law owns a float plane and will fly the rich from their cottage to dinner at a resort for $350 and up. Here’s a chance to take a quick ride on their ski boat:
There’s a few places that have an aura about them in Muskoka. Bigwin Island in Lake of Bays. Now a private island with club and full 18 hole top rated golf course. (As a world golfer, I can tell you that the 18th hole is one of the prettiest in all the world. The longest hole on the course, it sweeps down to the right from an elevated tee towards the lake and clubhouse). Years ago, Bigwin played host to big bands like Tommy Dorsey, Count Basey and others at the Pavilion. The “Kee to Bala” dates back to 1942 but still has musical acts like Matthew Good, Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip coming out. Mix in some great bakeries, diners and burger joints through the area and traditions stay strong. It’s the longed for Muskoka cottage lifestyle that keeps them coming back.
If you’re convinced that this is the place for you, check out this website for a cottage for sale- asking $4.95 million http://www.muskokacottageonline.com/
Seriously, Muskoka is worth the trip- and then some!