Property at a Glance: Cottages at Diamond in the Ruff
These stylish lakeside cottages are tucked amid the dense evergreen forests of Ontario’s Muskoka region. The setting is breathtaking to take in year-round. In fall, the leaves turn brilliant hues of orange, yellow, and red, which reflect on Nutt Lake’s placid surface. In winter, snow-covered hiking trails become a playground for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
- Open-concept cottages: These post-and-beam accommodations come with three bedrooms, full kitchens, screened porches, stone fireplace, free WiFi, and woodsy decor.
- Private beachfront with a fire pit just footsteps from Nutt Lake
- Winter activities Snowshoe around the scenic trails, go downhill skiing, or take a peaceful horseback ride.
- Year-round fun on Nutt Lake: ice-fishing and skating in winter; kayaking and fishing in warmer months
- Skiing at Arrowhead Provincial Park: a 30-minute drive away, in Huntsville
Muskoka, Ontario: Natural Beauty in Historical Cottage Country
Named one of best trips of 2012 by National Geographic, the Muskoka region has more than 1,600 bodies of water and a number of crashing waterfalls, making it a natural setting for water recreation year-round. Fishing, golfing, and waterskiing are the norm in the summer, while the Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area offers in-season winter activities such as dog-sledding, snowshoeing, and more.
For cultural attractions, Huntsville abounds with historical mansions and churches as well as unique boutiques, while the charming downtown features more than 80 murals depicting paintings from the Group of Seven—a group of landscape artists who painted natural Canadian scenes from 1920–1933.