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.
9. 1880′s Lake Rosseau Cottage: $4,795,000It is not often a property like this is let go. For the first time since the original purchase sometime in the late 1880′s this property is up for sale, giving this property an added bonus to its list of bragging points. The 6.5 acres property offers mature woodland spread throughout the property.