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Port Carling

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About Port Carling

Small and traditionally picturesque, Port Carling sits on Lake Muskoka. It’s just a scattering of charming old buildings and the locks connecting Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau, but because of those locks it’s thought of as the hub of the Muskoka Lakes region. The best places to stay in Port Carling have beautiful lake views and peaceful outlooks. In fact this is just a perfect destination for a peaceful escape.

The Lakes region isn’t far from Toronto, and so it’s very popular for mini breaks and is well loved by families enjoying the water or retirees looking to relax in a postcard perfect setting. Some of the houses here are old and charming, while some are quite extravagant - some of these you’ll find on our Guru’s list of recommendations for the best places to stay in Port Carling, and most of them are on ‘Millionaires’ Row’ on Lake Muskokoa.

The area was originally a lumber production town, serving Toronto and Ontario, but the beauty of the forest and lakeside scenery has guaranteed it top billing as a popular destination for visitors since the 1870s when the town was first established.

As well as the serene beauty of the region and all the walking and boating opportunities here, there’s also a Muskoka Lakes Museum, a great lookout, a library and every second year there’s an antique boat show.

Just don't forget to book well ahead - the best places to stay in Port Carling are popular with both local weekenders and tourists from further afield.

For stunning lake views

  • Perched right on Lake Joseph, the Sherwood Inn is a 49 room inn with classical rooms offering spectacular views of the lake. There are also beautiful gardens and a small plunge pool and spa.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Port Carling for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Port Carling, widen the net and check out all our Ontario recommendations or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Port Carling

  • Sherwood Inn Port Carling 49 rooms from AU$191

    A charming Inn perched on the picturesque Lake Joseph. Classical rooms feature large beds, flat screen tvs and spectacular views of the lake and gardens. Plenty of beautiful scenery to explore by foot, bike or boat.

    Great walks  -  There are a multitiude of walking trails in and around the property for all fitness levels.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small plunge pool in the spa.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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