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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
A fourth-generation family business in the village of Chaffeys Lock on the shores of beautiful Lake Opinicon and the Rideau Canal, David 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.
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 operate business since 1959.
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 trails 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 private dock. Enjoy unbeatable sunrises off the master bedroom deck!
Set on Clear Lake, these retro cottages will take you back to the happy days of childhood. Running for 56 years in 2023, 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.
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 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.
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 beach, playground and trails. All feature a firepit, picnic table and barbeque, and each sleeps five. The park also has great activities throughout the summer to keep the kids busy.
On Wolfe Lake near Westport, these pet-free cottages have boat rentals available, so you’re all set for the world-class fishing with small mouth bass and walleye biting. Get ready for gorgeous lakeside, yet only five minutes away from the popular shopping destination of Westport – and two golf courses!
Six cottages overlook Newboro Lake, a 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.
Featuring a sand beach, these 10 cottages on Clear Lake are heated with satellite TV and offer paddleboats for guests.
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 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 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 have 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 near Chaffey’s Lock.
With a spectacular view of the lake, this three-bedroom cottage provides a quiet family environment where they can enjoy a quality vacation in natural surroundings.
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.
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!
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.
Tent and trailer campers flock to Narrows Lock Campground each summer, enjoying beach and docking facilities on Upper Rideau Lake.
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!
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 or Moonlight Bay Campground on Otter Lake at (613)-430-4790.
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.
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.
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 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!
You can’t miss Rideau Pines - a renovated log cabin with a vibrant teal and pink exterior. 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 summer night and wake up to a water view of the bay!
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 an electric car charging station also on Plugshare.
Treat yourself to a floating cottage this summer and check this dream vacation off your bucket list.
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.