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TripAdvisor Rating    5 out of 5 !!    SPECIAL: November 1 - December 19, 2014 $179/night per cottage with personal hot tub -a 2 night minimum stay. Click here for Rates and Availability   Experiences page Lots to See and Do at Beauview -   Romantic Getaways, Family Vacations, Personal HOT TUBS. A small quiet, friendly, self catering cottage resort ** 2 1/2 hours from Toronto
Close to Algonquin Park.  Gord and Nancy Bell, Owners of the Beauview Cottage Resort, will personally welcome you upon your arrival
. "The hospitality is outstanding - Gord and Nancy are the best hosts and will help you with anything".
Ontario cottage resort on Lake of Bays
Muskoka Cottage Rentals
Family Vacations Resort on Lake of Bays, Muskoka 
One of the Best Resorts in North Muskoka
Romantic Getaways, Honeymoon Cottage with Personal HOT TUB on your deck
Summer Vacancies     Last Minute Cottages available
Christmas and New Years winter cottages  
LGBT Friendly
Huntsville, Muskoka - close to West Gate Algonquin Park
Small, QUIET (away from HWY 60 traffic noise),
friendly, self catering Cottage Resort in Ontario, Canada,
FREE high speed wireless internet.

Sorry, No Pets Allowed               Check Cottage Availability and Reserve
Beauview Cottage Resort  4215 South Portage Rd. Huntsville, ON Canada P1H 2J3  
800-363-6047    705-789-3004


The Golden Encore of Fall Colours is underway in Muskoka. There are yellows and oranges in forests. Romantic getaways are our specialty at this time of year. We have cottages with personal hot tubs and cozy gas fireplaces, towels, robes and a bottle of wine for couples that stay with us.  The Fall colours in Muskoka are a wonder to behold. In the next 2 or 3 weeks, the trees will change colour throughout the area. The reds and oranges are particularly stunning this year because of the wet summer we had. Mother nature took care of her trees. Summer has returned for the first week of Fall with record high temperatures that have not been seen in 30 years. If you can get some time off during the week it will be well worth it. School is back in session very soon. The children go back to school so the adults can come and play! All the water activities are still available in the fall and it's quiet!  The leaves start to turn colour in the latter part of September. The Canoes and kayaks stay out until after thanksgiving weekend. For inside activities, we have increased the speed and reach of our wifi internet. A number of the Tv's get HD channels. Half of the TV's are now 40 inches in size. Not only are there lots of activities to do around Beauview like swimming, kayaking, skiing, tubing, canoeing, there's activities nearby too: Santa's Village and Sportsland, TreeTop Trekking, hiking and biking in Algonquin park, Baysville Walkabout, Arts and Crafts, Antiques, Midnite Madness, Antique Boat and Car shows.

We are ready for Summer! The water trampoline is in the water along with the water slide and the difficult to balance Moonwalk.  Air conditioners are installed in the cottages. The lake water temperature has warmed up so you can go on short swims. ATV Trails are AWESOME! as reported by one of our recent guests. The new trails are well marked and for all levels of rider from beginner to expert. Canoes, Kayaks, paddleboards are all available for use. The water is still cold so swimming is only for the brave ones. Muskoka ATV rentals and tours are available starting May 1, 2014 Just south of Baysville, Muskoka there is a network of ATV Trails suitable for every level of ATV user.

It's the end of March and we still have lots of snow. Warmer temperatures are in the weather forecast.  We need the snow to melt!  Romantic getaways are offered anytime.  There are cottages with gas fireplaces and personal hot tubs to enjoy. A massage therapist will come to your cottage for personal spa treatments.  March 2014 - Winter is still with us in Ontario. The weather forecast will keep snow on the ground until April. Winter sports like snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing will be enjoyed throughout March with great conditions on the trails and slopes. Our local dog sled tours operator North Ridge Ranch is taking bookings up to the end of March now and maybe the first part of April. Ice fishing season on Lake of Bays, Muskoka goes until the end of March. February 2014 - Winter carnivals are happening almost every weekend in February. Food, entertainment and family fun. Special activities like minnow races, snow snake competition and cardboard toboggan races. Snowmobile trail conditions are ideal.  Lots of snow to play in. All the winter activities are in full swing as well as there are winter carnivals taking place throughout our region. January 2014 - Lots of cold and snow.  Snowmobile trails are open. The dog sled rides are happening and the ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville is now open too. We have snowshoes and toboggans that our guests can borrow.  December 2013 - Winter conditions with about 3 feet of snow on the ground. Some of the snowmobile trails are already open and the ski trails are groomed for holiday skiers. There are snowshoes you can borrow and a nice cosy fireplace to return to after a day of outside activities.  October 2013 - The water is still warm enough for swimming. Our guests have been using the kayaks, canoes and paddleboats.  Moose and a baby moose were seen nearby while guests were doing their morning run. There have been some beautiful sunrises with mist on the lake. At the campfire, guests have had s'mores for the first time. September 2013 - Back to school for the children.  Adults can getaway for a romantic holiday.  The water is still warm for swimming. The canoes, kayaks SUPs and other watercraft are available to use until mid October.  August 2013 - two weeks left of Family vacation and then the children go back to school. Beauview has many boats to use: kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and even a rowboat for fishing. Many children and some adults have taken the moonwalk challenge but only a few have made it across to the other side.  There have been a number of children that have had first time experiences: first time in a kayak, first time tubing, first time getting up on water skis, first time eating s'mores by the campfire. July 2013 - The water temperature in Lake of Bays, Muskoka has changed dramatically in 2 weeks. Due to the hot weather, the lake water temperature is now 84 degrees F. People still think its cold ... it's not! It is refreshing to swim in it. All the guests are enjoying the water. Guests are fishing for bass right off the dock and canoeing around the closest island. For the little children, the kid's paddleboats and kayaks get a lot of us. Some of the big kids and little kids have made it across the moonwalk and down the water slide. Deer and moose have been seen on the nearby roads. June 2013 - All the water toys are out - water trampoline, waterslide and moonwalk. People have already been in swimming but only for a short time as the water temperature is still cool. The next few days of hot temperatures will make a difference. The air conditioners have been installed in all the cottages. The umbrellas and lawn chairs are out. Loungers for sun bathing are at the waterfront. Around the property we have seen deer, chipmunks and lots of birds. The ducks with their babies come to visit as they swim by on Lake of Bays.
May 2013 Moose sightings galore in Algonquin park this past week.  Our motor boat is now in the water on Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Small wildlife has been seen on our property. chipmunks, squirrels, groundhog, and the ducks, geese and the haunting call of a loon at night.  April 2013 The ice has gone from Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Fishing season begins. You can catch lake trout and speckled trout close to the surface of the icy cold water without any special fishing gear. In my travels around the Algonquin park area, I saw a moose and a deer. We get our last bit of snow this weekend and then Spring returns. The snow has melted in many places.  Fishing for Lake trout and Speckled Trout is best just after the ice goes out in late April. The fish are close to the surface so you don't need special downriggers and other equipment to catch a fish.  The moose come out of hiding to be seen near the highway in Algonquin Park.  April and May are great times to see wildlife especially moose and deer. March 2013 End of the Winter season. At the end of March break, we still have lots of snow to play in but it won't last long. The ice leaves by mid April and Lake of Bays, Muskoka  offers great spring fishing for lake trout and speckled trout.  Bring a motor boat or rent one from a local marina.  February 2013 - Snow conditions are perfect for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, ice fishing and dog sledding. Family day weekend should be a fun time! January 2013 - Snowmobile trails opened this weekend in our area.  You can also go skiing or snowshoeing in Arrowhead or Algonquin Park. December 2012 Snow has come to stay in Muskoka. Hidden Valley Ski area is open throughout the holidays. Algonquin Park will be opening their ski trails soon.    We have snowshoes you can borrow.  June 2012 The Lake of Bays water temperature has warmed up suitable for swimming. The water trampoline is ready to play on. Canoes and kayaks with lessons are available for use.  Moose have been seen in Algonquin park each week.

Updated April 1, 2012   The docks are installed on Lake of Bays ready for Spring fishing. This is a great time to catch lake trout as they are close to the surface.  No special fishing gear required. See our Facebook page for photos of the moose we saw in Algonquin Park.

The snow is melting fast.  We have seen deer, chipmunks, and lots of birds out and about.  It won't be long before the ice is out and the lake water returns!

We still have snow for March Break Activities in Muskoka.  Snow tubing, skiing, dog sled rides and skating on the Lake of bays.  Dining is close by in Huntsville.

The snowmobilers have arrived this weekend. Most of the snowmobile trails in Muskoka and around Huntsville Lake of Bays, are open.  The only trails to stay away from are those that cross over lakes. They have not been staked due to the mild weather this January.  We have couples and a family staying with us this weekend that have gone snowmobiling.
Moose were photographed in Algonquin Park on January 19, 2012.  Yes you can see moose in the Winter! Skating Rink on the Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Rock Ridge snow tubing park and Hidden Valley Ski area are nearby. Arrowhead Provincial Park and Algonquin park offer cross country nordic ski trails.  Horse drawn sleigh rides at Back of Beyond Farm, Huntsville. 

Cottages are available for Christmas and New Years getaways for couples and families.  We require a 3 night minimum stay between Christmas and New Years.

National Geographic Traveler magazine has recognized Muskoka as one of their top 20 must see world destinations for 2012.

We require a 2 night minimum stay from September to June and a 7 night minimum stay in July 16 to August 20.     *****      Some 3 or 4 night packages (must begin or end on a Saturday) are available  June 25  to July 16 2011.

Cottages with kitchen, satellite TV, Air conditioners, personal hot tub, gas BBQ.  Canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, water trampoline at no extra charge. Plus children's tubing, water skiing, crafts and BINGO in the Summer
Beauview is on Twitter. For the latest news updates, tips and hints, Go to   just hit "follow"  if  you have a twitter account or sign-up for one at the prompt and then "follow".

Please visit our BLOG for the latest news, pictures and over 20 VIDEO Clips of what's happening at Beauview.  We have short videos of visiting deer, a 4 year old teaching how to make mud pies, water trampoline fun, and the Biggest FISH caught off our docks. See yourself, if you stayed here, or see what you've missed!

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Beauview has been recognized by the Audubon Green Leaf Eco Rating program and has achieved the Rating of 3 Green Leafs.

"Beauview Cottage Resort is taking substantial steps towards environmental improvement. Beauview Cottage Resort has made excellent progress in adopting industry best practices for energy efficiency, resource conservation and pollution prevention in all areas of its operations and management."

Kevin Gallagher, GreenLeaf Environmental

The Muskoka Triathlon and Ironman bike race courses go right past Beauview.  A great place for you to train and for your family to watch the race.

Minister Clement Announces Date of the 2010 G8 Summit

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO, November 1, 2008

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister for FedNor, announced today that the G8 Summit will be held from June 25

The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, announced that 2010 G8 Summit will be held in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Fall  Coming Events:

SEPT   Bracebridge Fall Fair
There will be horse pulls, light and heavy horses, antique/garden, tractor pulls, culinary arts, fibre arts, horticulture, youth and junior fair, entertainment, midway, and more. There is free parking on site. For more information please contact the Bracebridge Fall Fair office at 705-645-8383, or email

SEPT  Huntsville Fall Fair
There will be a midway and live bands, English horse show and heavy horse pull, livestock, poultry, rabbit competitions, baby contest, cake/pie auction, and more. Sunday is Family Day! There will be a free bus to and from the fairgrounds. See you at the Fair! For more information contact the Fair Office at 705-789-9540 or

SEPT  Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show
The Downtown Huntsville BIA presents the Annual Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show If four wheels are your passion, the Annual Huntsville Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show is an adventure that will accelerate your hear rate. 250 exhibits up and down the main drag, trophies and door prizes - this is one automotive competition that you can take in on two feet. First come, first serve car registration on Main Street beginning at 7 a.m.. For more information call 705-789-1400, email or visit

SEPT  Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
This Tour runs on September 27th to 28th. Come and celebrate our 30th anniversary as we throw our doors open to you! Explore the studios of Muskoka's celebrated artists and craftspeople. This is a free self-guided tour. For more information call 705-687-6521 or visit .

October  Turkey Dinner and Fireworks in Port Sydney
The Annual Turkey Dinner will be held at The Port Sydney Community Hall. This will be a traditional dinner with all the trimmings. There will be continuous seating from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 12 and under. Stay and enjoy the exciting FIREWORKS DISPLAY at dusk on the beach at 8:15 p.m. All donations are welcome. For more information and to volunteer please call Cindy at 705-385-0170 or email Jody: All proceeds raised are for the Hall Renovation Projects.

OCT  Bala Cranberry Festival
To be held at locations throughout Bala. For more information call 705-762-1564.

OCT   Great Pumpkin Trail
The Muskoka Heritage Place - Museum, Village, Train is having the Great Pumpkin Trail. Come to a candle-lit village for tricky treats. For more information call 705-789-7576, or visit

November   Huntsville Santa Claus Parade 7:00 PM

A common question for the Spring is "What is there to do?  My answer is PLAY ! !
A family with two small children stayed with us recently. The children played in the sand piles, threw frisbee discs, played catch with a ball, ran around the big grass lawn, and had a BBQ dinner on the deck. They went for a drive to see moose and deer.   Algonquin park is nearby.
Couples come to add back a little romance into their relationship. Our personal hot tubs are great place to spend some quality time under the stars.

Our U.K. Connection - We have had several couples recently stay with us that are from the United Kingdom.  One couple from Devon said that Air Transat has direct flights from Exeter U. K. to Toronto, Canada each week.  It is much closer for them to go to Exeter than Heathrow airport and much less expensive with no expensive overnight stay in an airport hotel.  They took in the sights of Niagara Falls, Toronto and then came to the country to stay with us at Beauview. They went canoeing, fishing, hiking in Algonquin Park, saw a moose and deer and black squirrels!

How about Bird Watching?
May 1, 2008  A family from England have just left after staying for 3 days. They are avid birders and this is what they told us that they saw and heard, here around Beauview and at Algonquin Park:

Purple Finch (1)
Song Sparrow (1)
American Robin (1)
Yellowbellied Sapsucker (lots)
Northern Flicker (lots)
Hairy Woodpecker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (lots)
Common Goldeneye (5)
Bufflehead (pair)
Common Loon (pair)
Black-Flocked Green Warbler (several)
Blackbumien Warbler (1)
Pine Warbler (1)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Blue Headed Vireo (3+)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Eastern Phoebe (lots)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)
White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Belted Kingfisher (2+)
Barred Owl (3+)
Turkey Vulture (1)
plus lots more !!

Gord plays tenor saxophone in the Huntsville Community Band

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