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Cottage Rental of the Week: This getaway is just two hours north of Toronto

Living room washago cottage Photo courtesy of CanadaStays

Where: Washago, Ontario

What: This eclectic cottage right on the quiet Lake St. George is a cozy getaway that’s easy to access on your next free weekend. 

Who it’s good for: A group of friends looking for an outdoorsy weekend, or a small family who doesn’t mind sleeping close together. 

Nightly rate starting from: $329

Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 full bathroom

How many people: Up to 6 guests

Extras: This all-season spot is the dream for the sporty, outdoorsy types. In the summer, you can rent a canoe or pair of paddleboards to take out on the water. Visiting in the winter? Bring your skates because the lake freezes over—you can play a game of shinny. Plus, you’re just a ten-minute drive from both Orillia and Washago if you want some small-town vibes.

Check out the listing here. Visit to view all rental properties and find your perfect stay.

Outdoor patio at Washago cottage
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This little paradise is the place to go if you need to get out of the city. And it’s only a two hour drive from Toronto—perfect for the weekend. Once you arrive, enjoy a drink while sitting on the patio surrounded by nature.

Kitchen washago
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When you’re completely relaxed, get yourself unpacked and explore this funky and functional cottage. We love the pattern on the kitchen island, and, bonus, the space is huge!

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This living room is bright and airy, thanks to walls of windows. Sit down and look out into nature, or enjoy a show on TV. There’s more than enough room for everyone to join in together.

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The colourful accessories scattered throughout the cottage give every room a touch of whimsy and make us feel right at home. This master bedroom will keep you comfy and give you good dreams.

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The upstairs loft is the perfect crashpad for a group of friends after a day on the lake enjoy a few drinks. There are two twins beds and a double.

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One thing to keep in mind if you have a lot of guests here: there’s only one bathroom. Time your shower’s accordingly!

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No matter what time of year you plan to visit, make sure you get out on the lake! For an additional fee, you can rent a canoe or paddleboard, or skate, free of charge.

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Have a fun getaway!


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