Although we love Toronto for its rich museum culture, colorful nightlife, and flourishing culinary scene, sometimes an escape to the great outdoors is a much-needed reprieve from city life—and we’re not talking about drinking rosé in Trinity Bellwoods or visiting the High Park Zoo.
Ontario is well-known for its vibrant cottage culture—with thousands of Canadians escaping to cottage country each year to get a taste of the tree-lined landscape and rugged wilderness that Canada has become synonymous with—and the abundance of Airbnb rentals to choose from reflects that. There are endless options that are an easy drive from the Toronto city center, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best options for you to consider—including family-friendly finds, romantic rentals for two, and everything in between.
Each of these stunning Airbnb selections are run by Superhosts. This means you won’t have to waste time chasing your host or showing up to a property that doesn’t fit the listing description; the Superhost title ensures that property has at least a 4.8 rating, no cancellations, and at least a 90 percent response rate for your convenience.
Read on for some of our favorite Ontario cottage rentals within three hours of Toronto—from elegant lakefront A-frame cabins to whimsical tiny homes.
While we have not stayed in every Airbnb featured, unless otherwise stated, these listings are vetted based on Superhost status, amenities, location, previous guest reviews, and decor.
All products featured on Condé Nast Traveler are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.