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Lakeside Muskoka, Ontario Resort
Surround yourself with what matters most. Enjoy uninterrupted fun with the ones you love.
Jump into the fun with all Port Cunnington Lodge has to offer. From campfires, tennis, shuffleboard, and basketball to canoeing kayaking, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing with your favourite book, Muskoka has something for everyone.
Our historic Muskoka resort nestled on the shore of beautiful Lake of Bays has been welcoming guests for over 125 years. For generations, vacationers have been drawn to Port Cunnington Lodge, where they could escape the noise and stress of city life to relax, unwind and enjoy our warm hospitality and the glorious natural beauty of Muskoka, Ontario, and the crystal clear waters of the lake.
A romantic resort getaway for two, a cottage country family vacation, a golfing holiday, a retreat with colleagues to refocus and reenergize - there are many reasons to choose a full-service Ontario resort like Port Cunnington Lodge. Just a couple of hours north of the GTA, yet a world apart, we are open from mid-May until mid-October, so guests can book a Muskoka resort escape in the spring, summer or fall and enjoy the natural splendour of three popular tourist seasons and Muskoka attractions, each with their own distinct beauty and appeal.
A Lake of Bays landmark for over a century, Port Cunnington has been family owned and operated since 1890. Over the years, we have expanded, improved, and updated to keep up with the times and the higher expectations of today's vacationing public. At the same time, we have worked hard to retain the qualities that have made Port Cunnington Lodge such a special place for multiple generations of guests: our beautiful, natural lakeside setting, the old-time charm of the Lodge, and the warm hospitality and exceptional service that our guests have come to expect.
Port Cunnington Lodge offers some of the best resort accommodations in Ontario cottage country. We provide a wide range of lakeside accommodations from which to choose, including suites, traditional cottages and modern chalets. From cozy onebedroom waterfront cottages to spacious 5-bedoom custom chalets with 3,000 square feet of living space, guests are sure to find the ideal lodging for their Muskoka vacation.
You will never feel crowded at Port Cunnington Lodge, as you might at many other Muskoka resorts. Our property encompasses 22 acres of scenic landscape. With so much space we have been able to position our cottages and chalets so that they are spread throughout the grounds without crowding, enabling our guests to enjoy peace, quiet and privacy. Our waterfront is equally impressive, with a natural shoreline and sand beach waterfront that extends over 1,800 feet. Our resort is on Lake of Bays, one of the most beautiful lakes in Ontario, and sits in a sheltered bay across from historic Bigwin Island.
As is traditional with Muskoka resorts, many of the activities at Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort revolve around our beautiful and expansive waterfront. With a gently sloping sand beach, two boathouses, extensive docks, sun decks and dive platform, our summer guests can spend their days relaxing at the water's edge enjoying the big lake view. Water enthusiasts of all ages can take advantage of the many excellent amenities available to our guests like kayaks, canoes, and water trampoline, as well as fun on-the-water activities like swimming, fishing, diving, and water skiing.
We work hard to ensure that every guest at Port Cunnington Lodge enjoys the best Ontario cottage country vacation possible, and according to TripAdvisor.ca, it seems we have been very successful in achieving this goal. We have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently great customer reviews, and they rate us as the top Specialty Lodging in Lake of Bays. This is quite an achievement. Trip Advisor is the largest travel advisory site in the world. Ratings are compiled from reviews of actual guests who have stayed at the accommodation property and have written about their visit.
Not only does Port Cunnington Lodge receive rave reviews as both a top Muskoka family resort and an intimate lakeside retreat for romantic couples, we are also known as a choice Muskoka wedding venue and small group conference resort. Port Cunnington can accommodate corporate and leisure groups from 6 to 60. We have several conference and meeting rooms to choose from that can be customized to suit your group's requirements. For company team building events, business conferences and meetings, our Muskoka resort provides a relaxing, stress free environment and all the key elements to ensure your corporate event is a success.
Our traditional Muskoka lodge offers couples several intimate and romantic settings for their wedding ceremony, including our waterfront dock, our flat-top boathouse, and the charming nearby hilltop Anglican Church that is within walking distance from the resort. Port Cunnington Lodge's bright and airy Main Lodge dining room, with stunning Lake of Bays view, seats up to 125 guests. All weddings and group events with 110 or more guests receive exclusive use of the Port Cunnington's accommodations and amenities.
Whether you are an avid golfer or just a casual duffer who likes to enjoy playing a round or two on a challenging and scenic golf course, Port Cunnington Lodge is definitely the Muskoka resort for you. As a registered guest at Port Cunnington Lodge, you can play the famous course at the historic, exclusive Bigwin Island Golf Club, located on Bigwin Island, just a short ferry ride away from Port Cunnington. Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Doug Carrick, the Bigwin Island Golf Club is a par 72 championship course of 7,166 yards with sweeping fairways, 18 uniquely challenging holes, and spectacular scenery.
And if access to the beautiful Bigwin Island Golf Course is not enough to entice you to make Port Cunnington Lodge your go-to Muskoka golf resort, our location within thirty-minutes of several other great Muskoka golf courses should do the trick. With public golf courses like Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course, Huntsville Downs Golf Club, Whispering Pines Golfing, Bracebridge Golf Club, Muskoka Highlands Links, Deerhurst Highlands Golf Club, South Muskoka Golf Club and Diamond in the Ruff Golf Club all just a short drive away, Port Cunnington Lodge guests can stay and play to their heartâ€™s content at a different golf course every day for a week. We are also located near to many other Muskoka events.
In 2015, Port Cunnington Lodge marked its 125th anniversary as a Muskoka resort. Today's Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort has retained all of the qualities that have made us a favorite lakefront resort in Ontario for more than a century; warm hospitality and attentive service, superior accommodations, amenities and dining, good value, and a spectacular location on Lake of Bays. To keep our valued guests returning year after year, we are continually upgrading and making improvements to the lodge, in order to provide our guests with the comforts and amenities they expect from a top-rated Muskoka resort.
Historically, guests have regarded good food as essential to their stay in Muskoka resorts. At Port Cunnington Lodge, we have been serving our guests exceptional meals for over a century. Our inviting lakeside dining room, located in our historic lodge, serves delicious and inspired meals that are freshly prepared. Be prepared to have an unforgettable dining experience while enjoying the view of lovely Lake of Bays. Chef de Cuisine Eric Gagnon takes care to ensure that everything we serve is of the highest quality, from freshly baked breads to homemade desserts. Our menu includes a selection of classic favorites and creative dishes that change with the seasons to take advantage of nature's bounty. The public can also experience Muskoka fine dinning at Port Cunnington Lodge. For many cottagers and year-round residents, a leisurely lunch or dinner at Port Cunnington Lodge is a cottage-country tradition. Whether for a special celebration, buffet night, a romantic dinner, luncheon or a private event, when you dine at our lakeside restaurant you will be treated to exceptional service and the finest cuisine in Muskoka.
When you book your Muskoka vacation at Port Cunnington Lodge, you can feel confident that your stay with us will be thoroughly enjoyable. We are a proud member of Resorts of Ontario, Ontario's leading association of fine Ontario resorts that focus on making your vacation a wonderful experience. We are also a member of the North Muskoka group of resorts. TripAdvisor.com ranks Port Cunnington as the top Speciality Lodge on Lake of Bays. We invite you to read on TripAdvisor.com the many glowing reviews of our Muskoka resort. We are proud that so many of our guests wished to share their excellent experience at our resort by writing a review.
Whether you are longing for a quiet, low-key Muskoka retreat or you are looking for a non-stop, action-packed vacation, Port Cunnington Lodge is the Muskoka resort for you. Here you can be as busy or laid back as you desire. We have activities galore to keep you busy from dawn to dusk. Our expansive resort property with 1,800 feet of shoreline also offers many places for guests to slip away and enjoy a little peace and quiet amidst the beautiful Muskoka scenery. As with most family-friendly lakefront resorts in Ontario, many of the outdoor activities that are offered at Port Cunnington Lodge and Resort are centred around our expansive waterfront with its lovely sand beach, extensive docks and pleasing Lake of Bays vistas. From our waterfront you can swim, water ski, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, play on our water trampoline or dive from our swim platform.
Away from the water, guests at our Lake of Bays resort have their choice of many other onsite activities. At Port Cunnington, you can enjoy a game of tennis, gather a group for volleyball match, shoot a few hoops of basketball, or indulge in a variety of inside games and activities in our games room. If fitness is part of your everyday routine, or you just want to work off some of those extra calories from the delicious meals served at Port Cunnington, you'll want to spend some time in our fitness room.
North Muskoka and Haliburton regions, including Dorset, Lake of Bays, and Algonquin Park have for generations attracted visitors and tourists drawn by the area's rugged natural beauty and unspoilt wilderness. This is prime Ontario cottage country, boasting hundreds of lakes and rivers, and abundant nature areas, parks, and trails. Port Cunnington Lodge and Resort is situated in the centre of this natural wonder, making it a highly desirable vacation destination for naturalists, sports enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates the joy of being close to natural.
Located in the township of Lake of Bays, Port Cunnington is a great choice for nature-lovers looking for a quality Ontario resort vacation in a pristine natural environment, close to wilderness areas and trails. Port Cunnington Lodge and Resort is ideal for artists, birders, hikers, canoeists, mountain bikers, and photographers, who wish to indulge in their favourite pastime while vacationing in Muskoka.
Here, in the northern part of Muskoka, it is quieter and less developed than in the south. With a pristine environment and unspoiled landscape of lakes, wetlands, and forests, whether you are interested in fishing, bird watching, photography, or hiking, a north Muskoka resort vacation will not disappoint. Our lakeside Muskoka lodge has a variety of waterfront accommodations to suit your requirements, whether it's just the two of you for a weekend getaway in the spring, or everyone in the family for a week-long summer vacation in Ontario's premier cottage country destination. During you stay at Port Cunnington Lodge, we invite you to experience the many natural wonders of this beautiful area and wealth of interesting things to do for all those who love the great outdoors.
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort is a short drive from Algonquin Park, the oldest and one of the most popular provincial parks in Canada. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, Algonquin Provincial Park is 7,653 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, with abundant wildlife, hundreds of lakes and rivers, and trails of all descriptions. An ideal daytrip destination from our Lake of Bays Resort, while there, be sure to visit the Algonquin Park Visitors Centre and Logging Museum. Who knows, you might even see a moose or a bear at the side of the road.
Our Lake of Bays resort is just a twenty-minute drive from the pretty little town of Dorset, and the trip from Port Cunnington Lodge to Dorset by motorboat is even faster. Dorset is situated on the border between Muskoka and Haliburton County, on Trading Bay along the eastern shore of Lake of Bays. Dorset has a number of restaurants, shops, and galleries. It is home to the famous Robinson's General Store, which was voted " the best country store in Canada". The store has an amazing variety of merchandise, ranging from high-end clothing, giftware, hardware, and groceries. Robinson's General Store has been a cottage country tourist attraction for decades.
During the summer months, Dorset is a busy place with tourists and cottagers, who arrive by boat or by car to shop, have lunch, or to just spend a few hours exploring. While you are in town, you will want to visit the Bigwin Steamship Restoration Project display, the Lake of Bays Marine Museum, and the famous Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. If you are lucky, you might even see the occasional black bear or two walking the main street of town.The Lake of Bays waterway runs right through town with a single lane bridge crossing over the narrows joining Dorset's main street in the middle. It's a great place to linger; taking in the sights and sounds of boats passing through and people walking by. There are water-side restaurants where you can enjoy a meal while watching the view. Or, perhaps, indulge in a frozen yogurt treat while walking around town. The S.S. Bigwin offers regularly scheduled boat cruises on Lake of Bays, including a 2.5 hour Bigwin Island cruise and special event cruises. The newly restored wooden steamship gives passengers a feel for what it was like in the early 1900 when Muskoka tourists relied on these boats for transportation to the Muskoka lodges and resorts where they vacationed during the summer month. Boat cruises on the S.S. Bigwin are available from May through October, and are a terrific way to tour the Lake of Bays by water.
The S.S. Bigwin offers regularly scheduled boat cruises on Lake of Bays, including a 2.5 hour Bigwin Island cruise and special event cruises. The newly restored wooden steamship gives passengers a feel for what it was like in the early 1900 when Muskoka tourists relied on these boats for transportation to the Muskoka lodges and resorts where they vacationed during the summer month. Boat cruises on the S.S. Bigwin are available from May through October, and are a terrific way to tour the Lake of Bays by water.
The Dorset Scenic Tower stands 82 feet high from its mountain-top location. Originally constructed as a fire tower, it offers an unbelievable view of more than 310 square miles, overlooking Lake of Bays, North Muskoka, and Haliburton. Beware, there is no elevator to the top; just stairs. So, only those physically fit and not prone to vertigo should attempt the climb. For those you are less physically inclined or don't like heights, there is an information centre, gift shop, picnic area, and a well-maintained trail system for hiking. Between shopping for gifts and quality ladies clothes, seeing the sights, climbing the Lookout Tower, and indulging in a delicious frozen yogurt treat from a waterside takeout window, a visit to Dorset should be part of your Muskoka holiday at Port Cunnington. Whether on couples romantic escape, a girl's getaway weekend, or a family resort vacation, we often recommend it to guests.