Lake Kapikog is one of Muskoka’s best-kept secrets, located a few miles from Lakes Joseph and Healey, both famous summer getaways for many Hollywood stars. Kapikog is less populated, and legendary for its natural beauty. We call our six-bedroom cottage Islandview Chalet because it overlooks the rugged shore and offers the best view of the lake, its islands, and bewitching sunsets. The surrounding forest is ideal for nature-lovers. The lake is visible from throughout the main floor and across the large deck (12’ x 35’) along the front of the cottage. On the way to the waterfront below are a smaller deck and a campfire area. At the water’s edge enjoy deep swimming from several docks, a raft and canoe. Motorboat rentals are available at a nearby marina. Some photos show the old cottage deck and others show the new deck with glass railings. The latter is in place now. The fully equipped kitchen is bright, with a breakfast table and a view over the water. In the main area the dining table can expand for 12 people, accommodating big country feasts; which can also spill out onto the deck. A propane barbecue, satellite TV, small stereo and DVD player, are available. Landlines and wifi are not. Mobile phone service is stable, so you can access the internet that way when needed. Computers connect to the stereo and TVs. There is an area downstairs where children might play when they can’t go outside. There are board games, cards and TV on both lower and main levels. There is a clothes washing machine and dryer on the lower level too. There is a croquet game downstairs and some bocce balls. The grocery store is 15-20 minutes by car. A 9-hole golf course is 8 minutes past the grocery. Pets stay outside in the day and basement only at night (can't be outside due to wildlife) Pet rules strictly required and violation forfeits deposit due to extra cleaning, etc. The formatted description says no children but age doesn't matter, 12 or more people in 6 bedrooms, 7 beds.
The drive to the cottage from Toronto is about 2.5 hours. As with other cottages located in areas of unspoiled nature, parts of the trip can be a bit challenging. The road in from the nearest small town is hilly, curvy, narrow, and rocky. Low riding vehicles are not recommended. GPS does NOT work well in this area, so please print out the directions we send with the rental agreement and read them to the driver. GPS DOES work to get to the town of MacTier. For the rest you may need written directions. The real address is 164 Grant’s Trail, whereas the address shown on this listing is actually for the local marina, not the cottage, because the software requires something that works with its mapping system.+ More