Idlehour Cottage

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Listing #F101

Contact: Staff

Phone: 705-788-1810

Email: ocr(at)vianet(.)ca


May - October

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To book this cottage, please fill out the online form. Alternatively, you can fill out our printable application form and fax it to 705-788-3728. We will contact you regarding availability once the application form has been received.

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Suitable for Families
Suitable for Families
Pet Friendly
Pet Friendly
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
No Smoking

Check-in: Saturday after 4:00pm

Check-out: Saturday before 10:00am

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Location: Peninsula Lake, near Huntsville, Ontario

Hidden away on the shore of Peninsula Lake, close to Algonquin Park and a short drive to Huntsville, this gem of a cottage will be your place to recharge as you enjoy the beauty of this Muskoka lake.

Idlehour Cottage is a peaceful spot with a wonderful view of the lake and 460 feet of waterfront. The south-facing deck will provide you with morning sun, while a second deck faces the lake and is a place to find shade when you need it. If you prefer, the large screened sun porch (Muskoka Room) has ample space to sit and chat, read a book, play board games, or eat a casual meal as you watch the sun sparkle on the water.

Idlehour has four spacious bedrooms; three on the upper level and one on the lower level. There are two double beds, one queen-sized bed and two singles.

Lovingly finished throughout in knotty pine, there is plenty of seating area in the living room. A large pine dining room table sits next to the large windows looking out to the lake. A fully-equipped kitchen runs off the dining room and has a door leading out to the front deck. There is one four-piece bathroom on this main level.

The lower level of the cottage with access to the front yard, has a second space for relaxing, equipped with a 40-inch LED television and BluRay player, dartboard and CD player - a great spot for the teenagers. There is a new three-piece bathroom.

The cottage property is quite level, and has plenty of room for games or for exploring among the trees. Follow the gently winding path to the lake, where you can access the water with its shallow entry, and sand and pebble bottom. A dock extends 50 feet out into the lake.

A canoe is provided at the cottage, along with a fishing boat. If you bring your own boat, a launch is available right on the property. For a larger launching area, Tally Ho Resort is just across the lake. Peninsula Lake connects to a chain of lakes that provide 70 kilometres of boating on Fairy Lake (Huntsville Marina) , Lake Vernon, and through a set of locks to the Muskoka River and Mary Lake. A short drive from Idlehour Cottage will take you to Lake of Bays if you would like to launch your boat at the South Portage Access and explore what this lake has to offer.

A half hour drive will take you to Algonquin Park, where you will find hiking trails, beaches for swimming, or a Nature Centre to explore. You can explore the nearby historical site of the old Portage Flyer Train that used to run overland to Lake of Bays. The difficult part of your holiday will be choosing from the many activities that will be available to you!

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Refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee machine, utensils, dishware, fireplace, dart board and board games, BBQ, Bring your own drinking water
Table Seating:
4, sleeps 8
Bed Sizes:
2 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Singles
Vacationer supplies their own linens:  Sheets and pillowcases +  Inside towels and beach towels
1 four-piece, 1 three-piece
40-inch LED television, BluRay player, DVD player, VCR player, Stereo
Telephone & Internet:
Landline for local calls only
Outdoor Furnishings:
Picnic table, small patio set, deck chairs, fire pit
460 feet of frontage on Peninsula Lake. Grassy slope, sandy/pebble entrance into the water
Water Toys:
Canoe and life jackets; fishing boat
Dock Size:
50 ft dock. Six feet deep at end of dock
General Store:
Within 10 minutes
Bass and Pickerel


*   Administration fee may be applicable.