Other Side Of Kitchen
Deck on Tasso Lake
Canoeing on Tasso Lake
Stairs From Driveway Down to Cottage
Looking at Cottage from Lake
Fire Pit at Cottage
Fishing on Tasso Lake
Fishing off the Dock
Note: Many of the pictures on this web page have been
taken using a 16 mm wide angle lens. We use this lens to show as much detail
as possible in each of the rooms of the cottage.This makes the rooms seem
larger than they really are.
Please Note: The water levels in Ontario have been fluctuating in recent years. Therefore, some of the photographs of shorelines/beaches on this website may not fully reflect current waterfront conditions.
Comfortable 1000 square foot family cottage located on stunning Tasso Lake, located 40 minutes northeast of Huntsville. Make it your getaway place!
This cottage is located adjacent to pristine Crown Land, with plenty of options for hiking, enjoying nature, and trying to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Being surrounded by forest, gives you the utmost privacy during your holiday. The cottage property has an 'Algonquin feel' to it, particularly since the border of Algonquin Park is practically a stone's throw away and is accessible via canoeing and portaging.
Tasso Lake is excellent for swimming, fishing and canoeing and the cottage's western exposure provides you with breath-taking sunset views. This cottage is an excellent escape from the craziness of life as you can focus instead on quality time together and outdoor fun. Arriving you'll find that the driveway is above the cottage - you'll park above and take the flight of 88 steps down to the cottage. There is a handrail the full length down to the cottage and the staircase is made up of wooden steps that lead into a small trail.
Inside the cottage the kitchen has many of the amenities of home, so you can still prepare meals with ease.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove/oven, microwave, kettle, dishes, pots and pans and more. The dining table can seat six for a sit-down meal together. Just adjacent to the kitchen is the living room space with a great wood stove so you can take the chill out of the air on a cooler day. Baseboard heaters also provide warmth if you're renting in the shoulder season. There is a TV with a DVD player, and there's a CD player too. Unwind while watching your favourite movies at the end of the day, after you've realized a new appreciation for nature and for being 'disconnected' for your holiday.
For sleeping arrangements the cottage has 2 bedrooms plus a loft with additional beds. The two bedrooms each have a double bed while up in the loft you'll find a king size bed and a single bed as well as a double futon.
The cottage bathroom is a three-piece with a shower.
Get out on the deck and enjoy the fresh air. There's a patio table with an umbrella and six chairs and a propane BBQ to cook up a family feast. Or take a seat on either of the Muskoka chairs with a book and your favourite beverage or swing yourself to sleep in the hammock.
Heading down to the lake you'll follow a trail and 10 wooden steps that will get you to the shoreline. Tasso Lake offers you clean, clear water for great swimming. The bottom is a mix of sand and gravel/rock and the water gets deep quickly (life vests are available for your use). The dock is 20 ft long and you can swim right off the end of it, as it is approximately 5 ft deep there. For further enjoyment of the lake there is a canoe, so launch it off the dock and get out on the water to explore! You can access neighbouring Blue Lake via canoe and take in the beautiful rock face scenery. Or if you're willing to portage you can access Camp Lake and then portage right into Algonquin Park.
After a day of exploration, come back to the cottage and settle in by the campfire for an evening of roasting marshmallows and telling stories. For daytime adventure, take the drive into Huntsville and check out the local arts and entertainment scene or stop by for groceries, supplies, or eating out - all of which are available in Huntsville. Although, you may not find any reason to leave the cottage and the majestic lake!
PROXIMITY TO POINTS OF INTEREST:
Huntsville 35 km
Bella Lake Sand Beach 19 km
Ragged Falls Provincial Park 45 km
Algonquin Park (Hwy 60 access) 50 km
Boat Launch on Tasso Lake & Camp Lake
Restaurants, Shopping - Huntsville 35 km
Kawartha Dairy Store (Ice Cream) 34 km
Hospital Huntsville 35 km
CHILD SAFETY ISSUES:
The lake deepens quickly. Life vests should be worn and children
should never be left unattended.
The steps down to the cottage are numerous and steep (wooden
steps with part of it having handrail). There are steps from
the cottage down to the lake. Children and those with limited
mobility should be mindful of the steps.
RENTAL START DATES:
Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:00 pm to the following Saturday
at 11:30 am.
Five stars out of Five. Completely Private.
A trail and 10 wooden steps lead from the cottage to the shoreline. It is a sandy/gravel mixture at the water's edge. Lake bottom is sand and rock, initial shallow entry but drops to deep water very quickly.
Cottage not designed for wheelchair access
There is a 20 foot long dock at the cottage, depth at the end is 5 feet (can vary depending on weather). Access to the shoreline is by stairs and trail. The dock can hold up to a 16 ft boat - Public boat launch on Tasso Lake off Limberlost Road not far from the cottage. Across the road from where the boat launch is, there is a large open pit type area. The launch is on the south west side of the lake
Lovely sunsets from shore only.
Drinking Water: Lake Water
Cottage Size: 1000 sq ft
Number of Bedrooms: 2 plus loft
Beds: 2 doubles plus loft has 1 king, 1 single, and 1 double futon