Today Home and Decoration presents you the top 10 luxurious muskoka cottages you must see. Muskoka is world renowned for its beautiful lake fronts, excellent fishing conditions and is an example of true cottage living. Boasting over 1,600 lakes, Muskoka is a combination of the following townships: Lake of Bays, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, and Georgian Bay. Muskoka is a well known tourist destination both in and out of Ontario, with many residents from the Greater Toronto Area, upstate Americans, and even some celebrities owning property in Muskoka.
Muskoka’s tourist industry was boosted in the late 18th century and early 19th century when steam boats were first launched into the region’s lake waters. The Segwun, a steamboat originally known as the Nipissing II was built in 1887, and was on the waters up until the 50′s, when it was docked and used as a floating museum, detailing the history of the boat and Muskoka. After years of deterioration, the Segwun was restored and eventually reintroduced to the Muskoka lake system in 1981 and is still used today to bring passengers on beautiful scenic routes and romantic boat rides.
10. Lakefront Lake Joseph Hideaway: $3,795,000With 443 feet of waterfront and a spacious seven acres of property, it is certainly nothing to overlook. Sporting that classic timber frame construction, soaring ceilings and a stone fire place it certainly maintains that cabin look. The cottage comes with six bedrooms and the common areas all boasting a lot of room. There is a lower level that is unfinished, leaving the buyer the chance to enhance their cottage to there liking. This cottage also features a two slip boathouse and beautiful rock and woodland surrounding.