On a quiet cove, the Lake Rideau water was perfect for a swim or a paddle. The pictures in the listing don’t show the lakefront at water level—there are stairs down to the water and a small dock. We rented a canoe from Perth Major Outfitters. They have kayaks too. The lake is fairly quiet in the week without the heavy motor boat traffic that can whiz around lakes in the Muskokas.
As shown in the pictures, this is a lovely old-school log cabin cottage. The rustic feel reminded us so much of a family cottage we loved. Everything you’d need is at the cottage, including fans for the nights when it might get a bit warm for sleeping. The kitchen has newer appliances and was sparkling clean when we arrived.
There are some great restaurants in nearby Perth, one of the most beautiful small towns in Ontario. Bistro 54 in Perth is a charming Italian place with outdoor dining space. Thinking of cooking at the cottage? Check out Foodsmiths in Perth for a great selection of local and organic offerings, or the grocery store in Westport which is a shorter drive.
We had a fabulously relaxing week and would recommend this beautiful spot to anyone. As a host, Paul was very helpful and responded promptly with any questions we had.