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Cottages, Campsites, Vacation Homes and Houseboats to Book this Summer

Luxe lakeside cottage or rustic camping getaway? It’s all in Rideau Lakes, where the best of waterfront life awaits. This is the ultimate cottage country - and you won’t believe how many unique places to stay are on the Rideau! 

Discover our top picks for cottages, cabins, campsites, vacation rentals and houseboats in Rideau Lakes. Accommodations are already booking for the busy summer season!

Cottages

 

Bass Lake Bay 

This west-facing cottage is on the south shore of a lovely little bay on Bass Lake, a tranquil spot to sit by the fire pit and watch the sunset or admire the stars. The water is easily accessed from the shore with a gently sloping sandy/silty bottom which is perfect for little ones to safely enjoy the water. The lake is locally renowned for great pike or bass fishing and is home to otters and loons. 

 

Bass Lake Lodge Cottages & Campground

This traditional fishing lodge offers waterfront cabins located near to the village of Rideau Ferry. Weekly and weekend cottage rentals, boat launch and docking on the grounds, complement a large sand-bottom swim area, kids play area, and even a volleyball court. Finish a day of fishing and making memories with a round of horseshoes!

 

Canal View Cottage and TreeTop Bunkie

Hear the loons every evening! Offered by Rideau Tours across the road from the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal, Canal View Cottage is just steps away from Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall, The Opinicon, Brown’s Marina, The Lockmasters Museum, The Mill Art Gallery and the Cataraqui Trail. Get ready to reconnect, paddle, stroll with ice cream, or even rent a boat and hit the water to enjoy Canal View Cottage to the fullest.

 

Cedar Cove Cottages

An angler’s dream on Big Rideau Lake! Sit on the screened in porch and relax, or visit around the campfire at night. Better yet, cool off with a swim off the raft, go for a peaceful paddle in a canoe or kayak, or hit the water and reel in a big one. Cedar Cove Cottages at Box Arrow Farm have been enjoyed by generations of cottage enthusiasts.  Summer is calling!

 

Cedar Knoll Camp

With four decades of family fun behind Cedar Knoll Camp, it’s no wonder it’s a popular spot in Delta. Located on Lower Beverley Lake, four rustic cottages, RV/Camping facilities, great swimming and fishing await at Cedar Knoll!

 

Clear Lake Cottages

Make summer memories at Clear Lake Cottages this year! Clear Lake Cottages offers six family friendly cottages all within five feet of the water’s edge. Enjoy fishing, fire pits, swimming, private docking, and unforgettable sunsets at this family friendly cottage vacationing and fishing resort at the heart of the historic Rideau Canal.

 

Davis Cottages on the Rideau

A fourth-generation family business in the village of Chaffeys Lock on the shores of beautiful Lake Opinicon and the Rideau Canal, Davis Cottages on the Rideau offers four rental cottages enjoyed by guests from all over North America. Visitors enjoy the local fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, on-water touring and more. Known for magnificent sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies over the lake – experience ending the day with the call of the loons on the deck.

 

Green Valley Cottages and Trailer Park

Loved by boaters and fishermen, these six cottages and 57 seasonal trailer sites on Clear Lake have access to six lakes on the same water level. Green Valley Cottages and Trailer Park is a second-generation family owned and operated business since 1959.

 

Lakeland Cottages

In beautiful Newboro or on Big Crosby Lake, have your choice of three cute cottages including the Original Lock Master House circa 1863. This cottage also boasts a beautiful private hiking trail on decommissioned CP Railway tracks which goes past conservation wetlands to Newboro’s village park. Big Crosby Lake cottage offers a quiet and secluded private large lot – easy access to pristine water off the private dock. Enjoy unbeatable sunrises on the master bedroom deck!

 

Lloyd’s Cottages

Set on Clear Lake, these retro cottages will take you back to the happy days of childhood. Running for 57 years in 2024, many summer memories (and tall fish tales!) have been made here. Take advantage of opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing for large and small mouth bass, pike, splake and pan fish. 

 

Len’s Cove Cabins

A boater’s dream, Len’s Cove is located on Big Rideau Lake in the village of Portland. Len’s Cove is a third-generation marine business, and the cabins are an extension of the amazing summer memories that Len’s Cove creates every year. Each cottage has a deck, three- piece bath, fully supplied kitchen and open concept kitchen/sitting area. With picnic tables, chairs, barbeques and a salt-water pool area, fun is sure to happen. Throw some shoes at the horseshoe pits, hike a trail or challenge your fam to a volleyball game - all on site for guests.

 

Lower Beverley Lake Park

With 11 cottages, two bunkies and 235 campsites, Lower Beverley Lake Park is ready for summer! These waterfront cottages in the beautiful village of Delta are close to the beach, playground and trails. All cottages feature a fire pit, picnic table and barbeque, and each sleeps five. The park also has great activities throughout the summer to keep the kids busy.

 

McCulloch Cottages

On Wolfe Lake near Westport, these pet-free cottages have boat rentals available, so you’re all set for world-class fishing with small mouth bass and walleye biting. Get ready to experience gorgeous lakeside, yet only five minutes away from the popular shopping destination of Westport, Foley Mountain – and two golf courses!

 

Mon-O’Kel Cottages

Six cottages overlook Newboro Lake, an historic fishing location, at Mon-O’Kel Cottages. Located on 140 acres of natural woodland with more than 3,000 feet of shoreline, Mon-O’Kel Cottages has been a popular spot for families for more than 65 years. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the lake, see wildlife, swim or kayak on the scenic Rideau Canal.

 

Pine Glen Lodge

Featuring a sand beach, these 10 cottages on Clear Lake are heated and include satellite TV and offer paddleboats for guests. Fishing guides can also be booked with a request in advance.

 

Rideau Lakes Cottages

Choose from more than two dozen amazing cottages in Rideau Lakes! Whether you’re looking for something that sleeps 10 people or a quiet getaway for you and a special someone, Rideau Lakes Cottages has it all. Private beach anyone? Swimming off of the rocks of your own island? In-ground pool? There is a cottage to suit any taste. Best of all – they harbour spectacular views of the lakes and wilderness surrounding the Rideau Canal.

 

Sandy Beach at Otter Lake

Sandy Beach at Otter Lake has been in operation for over 100 years and is known for great swimming and an abundance of charm. With 23 cabins complete with campfire areas, enjoy a crackling fire and finish off a day of fun and sun with a s’more.

 

Sand Lake Campground and Cottages

Sand Lake Campground and Cottages are what summer vacation dreams are made of! With campsites and cabin rentals available, there are accommodations for many families. Plus, there is a sandy beach, play structures, games room, and more!

 

Simmons Cottages

Simmons Cottages has been operating in Rideau Lakes for more than 100 years and has become a famous fishing and paddling spot over the years. Simmons has nine cabins available for rent located in Chaffeys Lock.

 

Sunnyside Cottage 

With a spectacular view of the lake, this three-bedroom cottage provides a quiet family environment to enjoy a quality vacation in natural surroundings.

 

Turtlehill Cottages

On Newboro Lake you’ll find a collection of five eco-friendly cottages at Turtlehill Cottages. Committed to being environmentally-friendly, each Turtlehill Cottage features water-saving showers and toilets, bamboo linens, reclaimed lumber flooring and more.

 

Upper Rideau Resorts

Each cabin here has a direct lake front view – and a private dock! Located near Westport on the shore of Upper Rideau Lake, six lakefront cabins share 500 feet of water frontage on a five-acre property. Look for swimming, horseshoes, fishing and canoeing!

 

Waterways RV Resort

Who’s ready for blue skies, boating and lakeside sunsets? Create camping memories that last a lifetime at a cabin or cottage at Waterways RV Resort on the Big Rideau!

Some cottage rental properties don't have a website. If you’d like to book by telephone, try Bass Bay Cottage at 613-777-9767 or McParland Cottages at 613-273-3281.

Camping

 

Narrows Lock Campground

Tent and trailer campers flock to Narrows Lock Campground each summer, enjoying beach and docking facilities on Upper Rideau Lake.

 

Indian Lake Marina and Campground

On the Rideau Canal, this marina with dockage has overnight accommodations with hydro and water, washrooms with showers, laundromat and pump-out facilities for boats. The campground has permanent and overnight sites – and delicious scooped ice cream!

 

Moonlight Bay on Otter Lake

This seasonal-only campground on Moonlight Bay offers 150 seasonal sites. There is no tent camping here, but lots of nature! Call to find out more: 613-430-4790.

Some campgrounds don’t have a website. If you want to try booking by telephone, check out Battams Camp near Sand Lake Campground in Elgin at (613) 359-5560.

 

Glamping 

 

No. 9 Gardens Eco-Camping

Looking for a unique camping experience? Sleep under the stars at Canada’s first centre for promoting sustainability and Indigenous dialogue. Reconnect with nature at No. 9 Gardens Eco-Glamping experience in the comfort of your town prospector-style tent or private yurt.

 

Tree Top Cottage

Glamp in an historic cottage bunkie nestled in mature trees – an oasis overlooking the Rideau and Chaffey’s Lock. Enjoy the outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen complete with hot water, and new deck leading to a screened dining tent at TreeTop Bunkie.

 

Vacation Homes

 

Juniper Lakehouse

Wanting to experience Rideau Lakes but not wanting to sacrifice on the comforts of home? The Juniper Lakehouse on West Devil Lake is for you! Enjoy warm vintage touches, modern design, and relaxing on the dock at this luxury lakehouse.

 

Xanadu Cottage on Upper Rideau Lake

Xanadu offers chic accommodations with plenty of space to explore on the property. Enjoy lounging or swimming right off the dock. From the hot tub and pool table, to feeding the friendly deer visiting the backyard every day this place is always a hit – we hear there is even a welcome package waiting for guests when they arrive!

 

Rideau Pines on Big Rideau Lake

You can’t miss Rideau Pines - a renovated log cabin with a vibrant teal and pink exterior, as well as a private screened in porch perfect for summer nights. Rideau Pines offers comfortable space to stay in the main cabin, a guesthouse, as well as water toys like kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for guests. Enjoy the fire pit on a starry evening and wake up to stunning water views of the bay!

 

Upper Narrows Retreat

Think about a private place to relax and explore, with birdwatching, hiking, stocked boathouse, guest access tennis court, and open-concept comfortable getaway that you’ll want to visit again and again. Even equipped with a generic electric car charger, as well as four Tesla chargers. This lakefront Rideau retreat is heaven for wildlife enthusiasts!

 

Houseboats 

 

Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals

Treat yourself to a floating cottage this summer and check this dream vacation off your bucket list. With high quality and well-equipped houseboats at the ready, this will be an unforgettable trip exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal!

There is a lot more to discover in Rideau Lakes! More than just a place to rest your head – the cottages, cabins, retreats, boats and glamping opportunities are an experience all to themselves. Find your perfect vacation spot in Rideau Lakes.

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