As the dog days come to a bittersweet end, some might already be daydreaming about cooler temperatures and cozying up next to a roaring fire surrounded by friends and family.
There's truly nothing like escaping to a cozy cottage retreat away from the chaos of the city, especially as the temperatures dip and the leaves change colour.
And, if we've got your attention, let us introduce you to a gorgeous, custom-built cottage dubbed Golden Dream on Lake Muskoka. The place is just minutes from Gravenhurst, and is currently available to rent.
The fully-equipped, 4,200 square foot, 4-bedroom (plus a 1-bed bunkie), 5-bathroom cottage can sleep up to 13 guests, and has plenty of availability over the coming months -- making it the perfect spot for a fall family getaway.
Tucked away at the conversion of Lake Muskoka and Moon River, Gravenhurst is a must-see small town in Muskoka, and is an idyllic place to explore year-round and. In the fall, visitors can explore the historic downtown, check out the changing foliage along the Muskoka wharf, visit a farmers' market, or hit up a brewery. But if you prefer relaxing over exploring, we promise you'll be more than entertained at Golden Dream, even as the temperatures drop.
The main floor Great Room has full lake views and a massive Muskoka Granite fireplace -- the room's focal point -- which offers the perfect spot to read a book in front of the fire or enjoy a morning coffee.
The principal bedroom is also on the main floor, complete with a queen bed, a four-piece ensuite, and an outdoor two-person hot tub boasting incredible views of the lake. You'll also find a powder room, a gourmet kitchen, and a screened-in Muskoka room on this floor.
The custom kitchen is completely equipped with everything you could need to entertain the family or visiting friends, while the generous dining table is perfect for enjoying meals or a round of cards.
Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms for guests or children with two shared washrooms, while the lower level of the home features a flat-screen TV, where guests can cozy around and watch a movie after the sun goes down.
Outside, there's a deck overlooking the lake, a fire pit with seating for four, a tiki bar at the lakeside dock, and gorgeous landscaping throughout with perennial gardens.
With prices starting at $1,700 for a three-night minimum stay, this rental looks like the perfect place to kick off the start of fall.
If you’re interested in staying at Golden Dream, don’t hesitate to book, because this property’s vacancies won’t last long.
WELCOME TO GOLDEN DREAM
KITCHEN AND DINING
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM JACUZZI
SCREENED IN MUSKOKA ROOM
WATERFRONT FIRE PIT
DOCK AND BOATHOUSE
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.