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Les Gayne

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Relaxing lakeside cottage nestled in the woods on Walker Lake. Awesome View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Huntsville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

free wifi, sandy beach, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing, water trampoline

Walker Lake Resort is an intimate and relaxing all-season resort nestled in the woods on beautiful Walker Lake in Muskoka, just 15 minutes from Huntsville and Algonquin Park. We have seven lakeside cottages offering privacy and great views of the lake. We have canoes, kayaks, a paddle boat, fishing boat, stand up paddle boards, a water trampoline and a sandy shallow beach for swimming. For over 90 years, the Norsemen Walker Lake Resort has provided incredible family vacations and romantic getaways.

The Birch is a modern, two-bedroom Viceroy cottage. It features a spacious living room with a wood stove, pine cathedral ceiling and a wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling glass front wall that provides a beautiful view of Walker Lake at any time of year. It feels like you're outside when you're inside. People's jaws fall when they walk in the door for the first time and see the gorgeous view.

Swimming in the healing spring fed waters of Walker Lake is a delight, as is relaxing on the sandy beach, enjoying the huge dock and shallow, sandy beach. Resort guests have access to canoes, kayaks, paddle boat, stand up paddle boards and fishing boats. Fishing for bass off the dock or on the lake is a favourite activity for guests who love to fish.

In the winter come and explore a winter wonderland. Experience cross country ski trails by the lakes in beautiful Algonquin Park and Arrowhead Park. Ride Muskoka's vast snowmobile trails across forests, lakes, streams stretching from Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park. In the summer enjoy world class golf.minutes away.

Romantic Getaways: The Norsemen-Walker Lake Resort is a perfect place for an intimate and romantic getaway. We're located just 15 minutes from Huntsville and Algonquin Park but a million miles from it all. Relax in a secluded waterfront cottage, and cuddle by the wood-burning fireplace while you gaze at the lake. Canoe or kayak together and enjoy the haunting call of the loon and the tranquil quiet.

Snowmobiling and Skiing: The Norsemen is a great choice for a snowmobile weekend, stop-over on a long ride, or a destination point for a hearty lunch or dinner. We also welcome monthly or full winter stays – leave your sleds here and have your own private getaway for the winter. Enjoy Muskoka's vast snowmobile trail network across forests, lakes and hills from Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park. Hidden Valley downhill Ski Area is less than 10 minutes away.

The Norsemen is a great choice for a cross country skiing weekend, just 20 minutes from the f cross country ski trails in Algonquin Provincial Park. Travel amongst the hardwood forests and lakes typical of Algonquin Park, with three trail networks specifically designed and reserved for cross-country skiing. You will almost certainly see moose or deer tracks on your outing. We’re also close to Arrowhead Park with groomed cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails and an outdoor skating rink overlooking beautiful Mayflower Lake.

The Norsemen Restaurant: Treat yourself to the Norsemen Restaurant on beautiful Walker Lake in the heart of Muskoka. Relax in our historic lodge with stone fireplaces, wood beamed ceilings and 'Old Muskoka' charm while you savour exceptional game, seafood, steak and prime rib. Enjoy the haunting call of the loon and soft sounds of jazz as you watch the sun set over the lake. The Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times. Get off the beaten path, enjoy the lakeside view, and savour the superb cuisine.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Les Gayne (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Les Gayne

Les and his wife Suzi's goal is to maintain the ambience and rustic charm of the Restaurant and the Resort, while bringing the culinary excellence to new heights with new Chef Nathan Gard, and enhance but preserve the friendly, relaxing and intimate atmosphere of the cottage experience.

Now, back in Muskoka, resorts with rental cottages are enjoying a revival too, as sale prices for private cottages go through the roof and lots for building new ones are getting out of reach for the average family.

Many of the friends that we have made Walker Lake their vacation destination for up to 50 years are being joined by a new wave of Muskoka discoverers. Walker Lake Resort with its famous Norsemen Restaurant is now in midst of this all-season vacation paradise, rather than being at the edge of it. This resort embodies what Muskoka should be about, and is poised to treat visitors royally for many more years to come.

Les Gayne purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Les Gayne chose Muskoka

In 1876, at an advanced age of 55 (in those days anyway) Robert Walker and his family left Scotland. They headed for Pennsylvania but changed course part way through their journey upon hearing of free farm land being offered in Muskoka - somewhere north of Toronto!

The Walkers were granted some 200 acres. Their "Homestead" happened to include an entire lake, and among the many rocky outcrops, some reasonably good farmland. They put down roots and stayed, when many others lasted only a few years before moving on. The Walkers farmed in the summer and cut ice off Walker Lake and worked at lumbering in the winter.

The original Walker family farm home was located off the Limberlost Road just south of the Tally Ho Road and it was in the late 20's the Walkers recognized the opportunity of the "spillover" from the big lakes to the south and capitalized on the opportunity of owning a small lake at the end of the road by building the current "Lodge" for guests. They used primarily lumber from their own forest and Sawmill and built a very sturdy grand structure. The foundation was built completely on the solid bedrock of Muskoka granite.

What makes this cottage unique

Now, back in Muskoka, resorts with rental cottages are enjoying a revival too, as sale prices for private cottages go through the roof and lots for building new ones are getting out of reach for the average family.

Many of the friends that we have made Walker Lake their vacation destination for up to 50 years are being joined by a new wave of Muskoka discoverers. Walker Lake Resort with its famous Norsemen Restaurant is now in midst of this all-season vacation paradise, rather than being at the edge of it. This resort embodies what Muskoka should be about, and is poised to treat visitors royally for many more years to come.

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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Toronto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Deerhurst, Grandview, Mark O'Meara
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Huntsville
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 60 and Hwy 11
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Hidden Valley

Walker Lake Resort is a relaxing family cottage resort on beautiful Walker Lake in the heart of Muskoka. We’re located just 15 minutes from Huntsville and Algonquin Park, but a million miles away from it all. We have seven lakeside cottages, a sandy shallow beach, canoes, kayaks, fishing boat, a water trampoline and more. Enjoy the haunting call of the loon and the tranquil quiet.

Our location places Walker Lake Resort in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. The Muskoka District, known for its crystal clear lakes, rocky terrain and majestic forests, also offers visitors a wealth of activities, attractions and events - something for every member of the family and for every month of the year. This beautiful region has it all. Pristine natural beauty combined with sophistication and charm. It's little wonder vacationers have been coming to Muskoka to enjoy an Ontario cottage country getaway for over one hundred years.

Muskoka is renowned throughout Canada and the United States, not only as a popular vacation spot for family summer vacations and couples getaways, but as a sportsman's paradise. This area boasts nature trails, ski hills and golf courses. Only 20 min from Algonquin Provincial Park, one of Canada's foremost eco-tourist destinations.

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Rates & Availability

Huntsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$209
From
$224
Fri,Sat
$1,215
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$171
$1,139
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$224
$1,481
 

Additional information about rental rates

Add'l person per night $11
Tax Rate 13.0%

$100 off weekly bookings made before April 30, 2016.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Huntsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Birch is a modern two bedroom cottage with a wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling glass front wall that provides a wonderful view of Walker Lake during all seasons. It feels like you're outside when you're inside. Each bedroom has a queen bed and there is a pullout couch in the living room. It also has a wood-burning fireplace to cozy up by while you gaze at the stars outside. It includes the use of the canoes, kayaks, fishing boats with motor, beach and dock area. All linens, towels, cooking utensils etc. are also included.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Norsemen-Walker Lake Resort is an intimate and relaxing all-season resort nestled in the woods on beautiful Walker Lake in Muskoka - Lake of Bays. Located just 15 minutes from Huntsville and Algonquin Park but a million miles from it all. The Norsemen is a great choice for an intimate and cozy retreat. Relax in a secluded waterfront cottage, cuddle by the wood-burning fireplace while you gaze at the lake. Canoe or kayak together and enjoy the haunting call of the loon and the tranquil quiet. Our getaway package for $350+tax per night includes accommodation and dinner for two at the extraordinary Norsemen Restaurant. The Norsemen is a great choice for a snowmobile weekend, stop-over on a long ride, or a destination point for a hearty lunch or dinner. We also welcome monthly or full winter stays – leave your sleds here and have your own private getaway.

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