Blue Heron Cove on Walker Lake is a proud Award of Excellence recipient in the distinctive Algonquin Region for four years running! This fully furnished all-season executive 1000 sq-ft private suite captures the heart and soul of Muskoka! The open concept living room features a traditional stone fireplace c/w 12' post and beams logs that revive the era of an early pioneer homestead. The open concept dining/living/and bedroom all face the west to what our guests refer to as the 'Million Dollar Sunset '
Each booking comes complete with an Algonquin Pass which also gains free access to the famous Arrowhead Park Trails located just 16 minutes away!! Even closer, is Limberlost Forest Trails, Hidden Valley and Deerhurst all just 7 to 8 minutes away!
The fully stocked kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities such as microwave, refrigerator, and even features a cooking island! NEW: We now provide a Keurig Coffee machine c/w wide array of coffee and teas to enjoy :)
For quieter moments Blue Heron includes a variety of board games, a wide selection of reading material, or enjoy watching Netfix on our 58" flat screen ROKU TV, or streaming your favourite music on our new blue-ray soundbar :)
Blue Heron amenities include a romantic wood burning fireplace and complimentary canoe from Spring to Fall and 2 pairs of high tech snowshoes during the snowy season. We are conveniently located on year-round serviced roadways. Our flat level driveway has lots of parking space - NO hills to negotiate! Bring your pet free!
Whether you are 'stay-cationing' with a young family or exploring the wide array of activities Muskoka has to offer, you are sure to return home with lots of fun filled memories!
We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from the historical town of Huntsville, and 30 minutes from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park.
We provide freshly laundered and sanitized towels, kitchen linens, blankets, pillows and comforters. Guests would only need to bring their own queen sheet sets. For international guests, we can provide complimentary sheets, just let us know ahead of time : ) In addition, we provide a starter supply of firewood/kindling for both the fireplace and fire-pit and propane for the BBQ.
Your concierges are empty-nesters who quietly reside in upper level when we are not travelling. We converted a large four bedroom log cottage into a fully self contained independent vacation apartment and proud to achieve Award of Excellence status in the Algonquin Region four years running!
Our guests enjoy full privacy throughout the grounds including private beach, treehouse, firepit, etc. Other than an optional brief orientation at arrival you will not see anyone unless you specific request assistance. As you can see from all our five star reviews, we are just a text or phone call away from any concierge services tips on what to see and do in the area. We offer the option of a self check in/check-out and provide personal electronic lock access to entrance, especially convenient for those arriving late at night. We leave out a welcome binder for easy reference on the cottage and activities in the area.
For those that need to keep connected , you would have full access to WiFi internet. Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake in quintessential Muskoka chairs!
Throughout your stay you can choose from so much of what Muskoka has to offer. We are close enough to all the attractions such as golfing, skiing, restaurants, and yet far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day living!
It’s perfect for both the young and old alike; whether you are traveling on business, vacationing, or escaping for a romantic getaway, the extra spacious setting accommodates everyone!
Blue Heron is proudly in affiliation with local renowned eco-artist Chad Irwin who would gladly provide unique personal guided nature tours. Let us know at time of booking and we will gladly set you up a tour that suits your interests :)
Here are some of the exciting educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from:
Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this on site walk and talk, we will learn their significant role in the local ecosystem as well as their gifts to human culture as food, medicine & tools. In the context of the last glacial movement, we will read the local landscape to tell the story of its past.
B) Learn Plants through Art:
Plants and trees speak to us all the time - through a secret language. Magically, it is the same language as art. Through drawing and painting we will learn how to decode this secret language to discover who they are and what they are saying.
You can bring the practise home with your own field journal and plant identification kit.
C) Wilderness survival :
Based on the ancient teachings of "the Sacred Five," we will explore the empowering ways to feel and live more "at home" in the wilderness.