Cottage rentals Ontario, what you need to know.

I wrote this little guide for some of my friends visiting Canada. A lot of them have no idea about “cottage country” or life. Ontario cottages have long since been a vacation option of choice in Ontario. They provide Ontarians a way to escape everyday life, the city, and all the commotion. At the same time these rentals are very popular with tourists from outside the province of Ontario as well. Both Canadians and Americans have caught on to the playground that is cottage country, and are flocking to it in droves. So what is the best month for cottage rentals in Ontario? Here’s a closer look.

The Summer Months are Always Peak Season

While cottages can be rented all year round, the most popular time of year is always the summer months. During these months cottage-goer’s will get to take full advantage of watersports, hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Because many of these cottages are located on lakes, it allows you to experience what they have to offer more fully. Of course this isn’t a secret, which means the summer months tend to be the peak time for tourists so it can get a bit crowded and busy on the beaches, in the lakes, and in popular tourist towns.

Take Advantage of the Winter Perks

Now if outdoor summer activities aren’t a big deal for you, you may do better to rent in the winter months. Depending on where you rent the cottage you may even be able to take part in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and other great adventures. Winter tends to be less busy, which means you won’t have to put up with the same amount of crowds, it also means you won’t have as hard of a time finding a place to rent. Often winter prices are lower than peak summer rental prices too.

Book Well in Advance

No matter when you plan on visiting cottage country in Ontario it’s a good idea to book well in advance. While it may seem like there are a large amount of rental properties available, they tend to book up fast which can leave you stranded and without a place to stay. If you’re looking for a place to find cottages I recommend: