9 Best Fishing Lodges In Southern Ontario, Canada - Updated 2024

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Southern Ontario is a great place for a quiet holiday with nature. This lovely part of Canada is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Great Lakes, where you can fish, ride a boat, and swim. You can also enjoy exploring culture and other striking waterscapes such as Niagara Falls, Lake Huron, and Georgian Bay. Plan your visit in line with events such as ArtsFest Summer Festival and Toronto Light Festival to take part in merrymaking. Truly, Southern Ontario is an idyllic place to spend some fun family moments. If you are up to learning a new skill while on vacation, check out this list of the best fishing lodges in Southern Ontario, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Jack Lake Cottage (from USD 219)

This fishing lodge in Southern Ontario, close to the Canadian city of Toronto, promises a perfectly relaxing getaway. Featuring comfortable bedrooms and a full bathroom, this self-catering cottage on the banks of Jack Lake is a scenic haven that awaits not just families and fishing enthusiasts but also pets.

With such an ideal location, you’ll be in luck as you fish for some of the best catches in Ontario. Apart from sea bass and trout fish, there’s a great chance that you may acquire walleye and muskie, both of which are rare treasures. Besides the fishing dock, you’ll also have access to modern indoor entertainment to unwind after a long day, including TV and WiFi access.

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Harcourt, Ontario, Canada
15 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 8 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is cozy and homey and has great views of the lake
very comfortable cottage with lots of deck/dock space outside and right on the water
also the cottage stays cool during the day and night with plenty of fans
Cleanliness:
i only wish the cottage was cleaned more thoroughly before our arrival
the cottage was also very clean when we arrived
Host:
the owner is helpful and welcoming would stay again
adam is very responsive and helpful if you have any questions
the lake was beautiful and we met friendly neighbours who made our stay pleasant
Location:
it is a great location lakeside
the location is superb within steps of the lake right outside the back patio
a beautiful spot on jack lake and close to nearby marinas (5 minutes) and apsley (7 km)
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2. Waterfront getaway with a pool and hot tub (from USD 255)

Able to accommodate whole families, this grand cabin sits snugly in front of the waters leading to Gloucester Pool Lake, rich with fish such as bass, muskie, pike, and catfish. The Airbnb vacation rental is near Port Severn, where several Southern Ontario fishing charters are usually docked. There are other underrated fishing spots nearby, as well. Whether you prefer fishing in the shining summer or the icy winter, there’s always bound to be an interesting catch here.

Another prominent feature of this property is its private pool and hot tub, as well as a kid-safe playground. Additionally, you can bond with your family around the fire pit. The indoors feature a spectrum of amenities for all ages, including toys, board games, and a TV unit. You can also bring your own boat here or use the canoe and paddleboard provided at the rental.

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Severn, Ontario, Canada
20 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 8 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Location:
the place is stunning and very cozy for a group of friends and/or family
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3. Pet-friendly cottage by the lake (from USD 239)

You can wake up to the beautiful views of Lake Simcoe at this one-level house that can sleep eight. The rental can welcome pets and kids, so you can enjoy a comfortable stay with your family. It is fully furnished and even includes an open-wide grassy field, where the kids can run around.

You can enjoy backyard camping, with a fire pit available. There is a private dock for boats that can suit guests who intend to sail and fish for most days of their stay. The lake is only a few steps away from the property, an idyllic hotbed for the most sough-after fishing spots in Southern Ontario.

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Beaverton, Ontario, Canada
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was comfortable and felt like home
the shower constantly backed up the sink faucet was ready to fall off and some other minor things
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean
the cottage was very clean
Location:
walking in the neighborhood was lovely
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4. Six-bedroom house near the beach (from USD 252)

Are you looking for a venue for corporate events, reunions, wedding receptions, or birthdays? You might want to consider this elegant house with 6 bedrooms that can fit up to 20 guests. For your meals, you can conveniently cook in the modern kitchen, drive to the nearby restaurants, or grill sausages using the barbecue facilities. There are plenty of activities to keep the group busy at this upscale house. You can go to the harbor for boating and ice fishing or take a short drive to golf courses, beaches, and race tracks.

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Alcona, Ontario, Canada
cottage 20 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large entertainment room comfy furniture and all the necessary amenities needed in the kitchen
a nice touch was the baskets with all the bathroom linens and shower soaps included
the property was even better than described super clean and has all the necessary kitchen tools
towel bars and shelves in the bathroom would help as we all come with toiletry bags
we enjoyed are stay it was nice and roomy and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is very clean and tons of space
the house is beautiful and very clean and equipped with everything you would need
house was very clean and in the prfect location
the setting was beyond expectations spotlessly clean and very comfortable with modern amenities
Host:
owner was very helpful and accommodating
the owner has maintained this very well
he is very responsive
kaleem was very responsive to any and all inquiries
Location:
great location to stay close to innisfil park/beach shopping centre etc
great house close to all amenities
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5. Well-lit rental with a spacious deck (from USD 453)

The municipality of Meaford can offer you stunning sceneries. This particular house on Georgian Bay is well-lit, with whites and pops of cheerful colors inside. It boasts a beautifully maintained outdoor area with a garden and spacious deck, where you can have majestic views of the bay. This Airbnb vacation rental can sleep up to nine guests and features a game room for indoor entertainment. Canoes and kayaks can be provided for fishing and boating.

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14 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were spectacular and the house was comfortable
breathtaking property along lake fabulous decks clean kitchen well equipped great amenities had a great time
the beds were very comfortable and the house was very resourceful especially in the kitchen
Cleanliness:
the house was spacious and very clean with most rooms facing the water
Host:
host was responsive and friendly
the property manager was very responsive and helpful with communication
the host was incredibly responsive to every question
Location:
would definitely recommend the place and hopefully come back during the summer
excellent location and views
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6. Comfortable cottage for 10 guests (from USD 356)

This cottage in southwestern Ontario exudes a rustic charm that all 10 guests and even pets can find adorable. From here, you can easily walk your way to the beach to swim or take a leisure drive to the harbor for boating and fishing. The fully furnished property boasts a modern kitchen and a bar in the basement for entertainment.

There are four bedrooms with five beds that can ensure guests restful nights throughout their stay. The town center is only a short five-minute drive away, where you can find shops and restaurants.

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46 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was plenty of room for our 3 families with a large backyard for the kids to play
we had an amazing place to say with 10 american friends:) the beds were very comfortable
the rooms were all spacious and made for a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
we could easily wash and dry our towels
the place is great clean and beautiful
it was quiet and clean
the house was clean
the house is spacious clean and has everything you need
Host:
george responded immediately to our requests and was a great host
the owner is extremely responsive and we'd highly recommend this rental
the owner made this experience special and see less
he was super easy to reach and was very helpful when we had questions
the owner went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and comfortable with our stay
Location:
it is very close to grocery stores which is an added bonus
we had a lovely weekend away at george’s place
george’s place was just wonderful for our family summer vacay
i thought the location was good as we made the short to both goderich and bayfield
it is a beautiful cottage in a great spot just a minute walk away from the beach
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7. Gorgeous house with private lake access (from USD 537)

You can play golf, paddle through waters, run on the lawn, and even grill burger patties on casual weekends in this gorgeous house with private lake access. The house can accommodate up to 16 guests, great for large family reunions and a group of friends who want to escape from the busy city. Other amenities include free WiFi, air conditioning, and a fireplace to keep you warm on chilly nights. You can contact the host to help you organize personalized wine tours, fishing charters, yoga sessions, and catering for an unforgettable holiday in Southern Ontario.

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77 reviews   Wifi Available
House 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and well appointed house
and house was very clean
everything was clean and ready for us upon arrival
Host:
the host very kind and accommodating
nayem was so attentive and even played concierge - giving us suggestions on restaurants and activities
from check in to check out nayem was very helpful throughout our stay
nayem was also super helpful texting us daily to make sure we had everything we needed
Location:
plus a great location for niagara beaches vineyards and golf
we had an amazing weekend the property and location were beautiful
good property and location had everything that we needed
we stayed here for our annual wine weekend and it's very close to alot of amazing wineries
i would definitely recommend this place and hope to go back myself
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8. Cozy cottage with stunning lake views (from USD 276)

This fully furnished cottage can sleep up to 12 guests, suitable for families wanting to spend a quiet time together. It has open-wide grounds with a playground and a fire pit. The rental features five bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a large kitchen, and a cozy living room. This property is also only a few minutes away from convenience stores, restaurants, and the lake, and the host can allow free use of non-powered boats. Boat fishing can become more convenient for the group.

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24 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was fully equipped and the beds were really comfortable
great as rooms were located on opposite ends of the cottage for good privacy
two bed rooms with queen bed is good
Cleanliness:
we enjoyed our stay the cottage was very clean and well outfitted - especially comfy beds
the cottage was clean slept 10 people comfortably and had plates/utensils/pots and pans
Host:
the owners are very welcoming and caring for their guests
owner was responsive throughout stay as needed
the owner was very friendly and explained everything in detail once we arrived
great host lovely home very comfy beds
Location:
beautiful lake front location
location is great and was relaxing to stay here
overall had a great time and enjoyed this location
there is a large backyard to walk around and enjoy along with paddle boat/canoe
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9. Lovely house for couples

Couples can find this vacation rental fronting Lake Simcoe a romantic refuge. The property has a balcony that can let you enjoy magical sunrises and sunsets. It also features private access to the lake, so you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or walking on the bay whenever you want. During freezing winter nights, a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the living room while watching your favorite flicks can be a good consolation. This two-story, fully equipped waterfront house also has a kitchen for easy meal preparation.

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22 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the property itself was incredibly clean and it had all the modern amenities (netflix/amazon prime/wifi)
Cleanliness:
the property is amazing clean charming and overall a great place to relax with your partner
it’s beautiful cozy comfortable & so clean
this spacious luminous quiet comfortable house makes you feel unbounded
Host:
heather was also an ideal host that made sure we had everything we needed for our stay
heather is such a beautiful host and has taken care of every little detail imaginable
the host is always responsive and we will100% come back here
heather was the most amazing host and it was clear from the beginning that her guests are the top priority
heather was very helpful in helping us find fun things to do in the area
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Spend memorable moments in Southern Ontario

You can hit the beaches and lakes while on vacation in Southern Ontario. The sceneries are breathtakingly beautiful, and the peaceful environment can allow visitors to enjoy a tranquil holiday. You can also explore the region’s mountains, parks, and nice towns. For an amazing experience, consider booking any of the best fishing lodges in Southern Ontario, Canada.

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Frequently asked questions about the best fishing lodges in Southern Ontario, Canada

1. Which fishing lodges in Southern Ontario have a hot tub?

For tourists, families, and fishing enthusiasts who want to experience next-level relaxation after a fun fishing excursion, both this waterfront getaway with a pool and this gorgeous house with private lake access give them access to a hot tub, available year-round.

2. Which fishing lodges in Southern Ontario have parking?

Most fishing lodges in Southern Ontario, such as this ideal fishing cabin by the lake, this pet-friendly cottage by the lake, this six-bedroom house near the beach, and this well-lit rental with a spacious deck, offer free parking spaces near the premises.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Jahz is a Philippine-based writer who enjoys solo travels as much as group adventures. She believes that life is too short to be spent living in one place, so she makes it a point to experience a...Read more

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