Photo courtesy H2H Cottages



Ontario’s cottage country with its stunning landscapes and tranquil lakes is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination for those who like to travel with their “fur babies” in tow.

Fortunately, finding luxury pet-friendly cottage rentals in Ontario doesn’t need to be a daunting process. The province is home to no end of high-end pet-friendly cottages prepared to roll out the red carpet for both you and your four-legged friends.

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, join us as we delve into three distinct destinations – Haliburton, Muskoka, and the Kawarthas – and explore some pet-friendly rental options that promise unforgettable experiences no matter how many legs its guests come with.


 Pet-Friendly Cottage Rentals in Ontario  


H2H Cottage Co, Haliburton
H2H Cottages bedroom at pet-friendly cottage rentals in Ontario
H2H Cottages offer pet-friendly accommodations with stunning lake views (Photo courtesy H2H Cottage Co)

Shhh! Haliburton just may be Ontario’s best-kept secret. An unspoiled haven for nature lovers nestled amidst lush forests and shimmering lakes, Haliburton is the number one destination for nature and pet enthusiasts seeking solace away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For those who want to explore the Haliburton area with Fido, there are many pet-friendly cottage rentals worth considering. And, once you are there, popular breweries such as Boshkung Brewing Co and Haliburton Highlands Brewing offer outdoor tasting patios that welcome your furry friend to join you. Outdoor markets, hiking, and snowshoeing trails, and even the Haliburton Sculpture Forest are so much fun to explore with your pooch from your cozy cottage retreat

One such gem is H2H Cottage Co, a small, family-owned boutique cottage rental with two separate cottages. The cottages are located on the shores of Kennisis Lake and Bitter Lake and provide everything needed for a fun escape. From fully equipped kitchens to cozy fireplaces, every detail has been meticulously curated to ensure a memorable stay.


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Happiness is seeing your cottage dog enjoying the lake (Photo courtesy H2H Cottage Co)


Upon arrival, you may even find a welcome surprise for your dog, setting the tone for a truly unforgettable experience.Both cottages are just minutes away from the famous Haliburton Forest for outdoor adventures with your furry companion year-round. These cozy retreats boast lake views, private waterfront areas with multiple decks and docks for sunning, games of fetch, swimming, and ample opportunities for other fun dog-friendly outdoor adventures.

With H2H Cottage Co’s pet-friendly policy, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and stargazing with your loyal companion by your side. Insider tip: these coveted retreats book up quickly, especially during popular weeks.

For booking inquiries, visit H2H Cottage Co.


New Adventures Lakefront Chalet, Kawartha Lakes
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New Adventures offers pet-friendly fun in the Kawarthas (Photo courtesy New Adventures Lakefront Chalet)

A popular cottage playground with picturesque lakes and rolling hills, the Kawarthas beckon outdoor enthusiasts to explore the area’s natural wonders. Pet-friendly cottage rentals in this region offer the ideal base for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

Perched on the shores of Chemong Lake, New Adventures Lakefront Chalet provides a peaceful oasis for pet owners seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. This charming cottage features cozy accommodations, stunning lake views, and a private dock for swimming and fishing. Indoor activities include a real fireplace, a pool table, board games, a ping pong table, and fitness equipment.

With its pet-friendly policy, you can hike, canoe, and explore to your heart’s content, knowing that your furry companion is welcome every step of the way.

For booking inquiries, visit New Adventures Lakefront Chalet.


Pinecrest Cottage, Muskoka

Muskoka is Ontario’s most popular cottaging destination and is busy with visitors year-round. You’ll find pet-friendly cottage rentals in Muskoka plentiful, many boasting spectacular scenery, too.

One of our favourites is Pinecrest Cottage, a luxurious cottage retreat on Lake Muskoka that’s perfect for pet owners seeking both comfort and convenience with a real Muskoka ‘private getaway’ feel. This exquisite property features 3000+ sq ft of living space, plus private docks and panoramic views of the lake, all just a five-minute boat ride from deeded parking and docking and only minutes from the town of Bracebridge.

Pinecrest Cottage comes with two acres of land and 310 feet of private waterfront areas. The main cottage offers a gorgeous river rock fireplace, hardwood floors, and a great room for entertaining. You also have access to the Boathouse which has a living and kitchen area, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Spend your days lounging on the sun-kissed deck or exploring the lake with your furry companion.

For booking inquiries, visit Pinecrest Cottage.




Guest Contributor Laura Jewell is a writer for and a lover of animals, all things nature, and Haliburton, and loves educating others about the many great reasons to visit this beautiful area of Ontario.


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