Destination guide

Get a quiet village experience on a natural lakeshore

Lake Rosseau is a beautiful location for vacation rentals in Ontario. It’s fed by the Indian River and the Port Carling Locks system, making it a prime location for sport fishing, water recreation, and many summer visitors and resort locations. It’s been a home and holiday destination for many well-known people, from Martin Short and Goldie Hawn to former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in the early 1900s. Nearby Rosseau village offers arts, crafts, and culture, and the whole area is a gorgeous but quiet locale that’s full of history. Lake Rosseau vacation rentals have a great deal to offer.

Things to do

See Lake Rosseau's historic buildings, local culture, and nature all at once

Some of the most popular local attractions for those who secure Lake Rosseau vacation rentals include brewery tours, paddling excursions on the lake, and the Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery. No visit to Rosseau would ever be complete without a stop at the famous and historic Rosseau General Store, a building which has graced the village since the late 1800s. There are public beaches with boat launches, docks, and more. Eateries include the upscale Cottage Law Canteen café. Nearby family-friendly attractions include Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre, Sportsland, and Rich Hill Candles.


Water recreation, small shops, arts and crafts everywhere at Lake Rosseau

You won’t find a more welcoming community than those around Lake Rosseau. In fact, where else are you greeted by a special arrival song? Though no longer a current event, visitors were once treated to a tune from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Today, there are plenty of opportunities for travelers and locals alike, from water recreation fun and sport fishing to boating and camping. For a more land-based activity, head over to the village of Rosseau and visit the wealth of local arts, crafts, and small independent boutique shops. There are also many historic buildings for educational entertainment.


Summer or winter, there’s always something to do at Lake Rosseau

Summer is the prime time for travelers to descend upon Lake Rosseau. The months of April through October feature warm, humid temperatures and, from May through August, the local attractions boom. Lake Rosseau vacation rentals are the most expensive during these months and may be crowded. In the winter, however, the temperatures dip low, leading to potentially heavy snowfall. Many choose to visit the area in late spring or early fall, just before or after the tourist boom, when attractions are still open but the crowds are a bit more sparse and the prices are more affordable.

Natural features

Lakes, forests, and village living attract many visitors to Lake Rosseau

The lake and forest scenery of the area draws in many people to seek Lake Rosseau vacation rentals. For those who want a modern amenities, there are villages and towns not too far away. The combination of rivers and lakes allow for a wide variety of activities, such as boating, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and more. Nearby, you can explore cliffs and crags dating back millions of years, with an abundance of wildlife to view. From the deciduous and coniferous foliage to the beautiful lakeside vistas, there are few better places than Lake Rosseau to connect with the natural world.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Rosseau?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 454 vacation rentals near Lake Rosseau. From 303 Cottages to 125 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Rosseau for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Rosseau?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Rosseau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Huntsville: 425 vacation rentals
  • Gravenhurst: 506 vacation rentals
  • Lake Huron: 1,955 vacation rentals
  • Bracebridge: 709 vacation rentals
  • Georgian Bay: 874 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Rosseau! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Rosseau?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Rosseau:

  • Huntsville: 425 rentals
  • Gravenhurst: 506 rentals
  • Bracebridge: 709 rentals
  • Bala: 509 rentals
  • Port Carling: 474 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Rosseau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Rosseau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park: 236 rentals
  • Muskoka Bay Golf Course: 415 rentals
  • Six Mile Lake Provincial Park: 439 rentals
  • Santa's Village: 517 rentals
  • Muskoka Wharf: 439 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Rosseau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.