Muskoka’s Lake Joseph: Where the Stars getaway

Muskoka’s Lake Joseph in Port Carling, Ont. has long been the cottage retreat of choice for the rich, famous and celebrated, including Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Here’s all you need to know about the luxurious travel destination.

Goldie Hawn's cottage on lake joseph

Not just for hollywood

You don’t have to own one of the palatial cottages on Lake Joseph to enjoy what the area has to offer. The pet-friendly Delta Sherwood Inn offers a true Muskoka getaway experience with traditionally decorated rooms and cottage suites overlooking the pristine lake. Some of the rooms come with whirlpools, wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies.

lake and dockYear-round recreation

The resort is open year-round with plenty of activities to take part in. During the summer, guests can play volleyball, croquet, tennis and badminton. They can also swim, take a cruise around the lake, sail, canoe, water ski, windsurf, bike or hike. Guests have exclusive access to the neighbouring Clublink golf courses. Over winter, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, skating, tobogganing and snowmobiling are hot activities.

If you’re not into getting active, why not get eating? The food at the Delta Sherwood Inn is top-notch. Chef de cuisine Matthew Toni has a menu to suit all tastes, including Ontario rack of lamb, roasted venison and diver-caught sea scallops. The CAA/AAA has awarded the restaurant a Four Diamond Plate for four consecutive years.

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