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The Birches, Cottage Resort or B&B
Mactier, Lake Joseph Ontario, Muskoka's

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Only a 5 minute drive to the town of Mactier, The Birches is located one hr. north of Barrie, Ont. and 20 mins. south of Parry Sound Ont. on HWY 69

With over 700 ft. of water front, The Birches Cottage Resort offers excellent access to the crystal clean water of Lake Joseph. Just 2 Hrs up HWY 400 from Toronto, Lake Joseph is the most northern of the big three Muskoka Lakes. Reaching depths of over 300 ft. and riddled with islands, fishing is great for Lake Trout, and Small Mouth Bass. The beach area is roped off, safe and sandy bottom.

Some of the towns within boating distance from where we are at Gordon Bay include: Port Sanfield, Rosseau, Port Carling, Bala, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst.
    We Offer
  • 8 Two Bedroom Cottages
  • 1 Four Bedroom Cottage
  • Bed and Breakfast Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Docking
    Affordable cottaging on Lake Joseph
  • Just 2 hrs north of Toronto
  • Safe Beach
  • Childrens Playground
  • Beach volleyball
  • Great fishing
  • Group rates
  • Eight 2 bedroom cottages
  • One 4 bedroom cottage
  • Boat launch
  • Docking ( indoor and outdoor)
  • Small boat rentals
  • Great snowmobiling
Spa Retreat Weekends can be arranged and hosted by The Parry Sound Wellness Group. Healing touch, reflexology and footcare, cranial sacral massage therapy, pedicures and manicures, stress management, holograhpic repatterning, reiki, aromatherpy and more.


With 8 two bedroom cottages, and 1 four bedroom cottage, The Birches can accommodate family(s) or groups of people for a weekend, week or a month long stay.

Housekeeping cottages have a lakeside view, hot and cold running water, three piece bath, fully equipped kitchen, and electric heat.

NO PETS-We love them but regret we cannot accept them. Let us make arrangements at a nearby boarding kennel for you.

Bedding is available at additional cost, bring your own and save money.

2 bedroom cottage rates are based on four people

4 bedroom cottage rates are based on eight people

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast rooms are luxuriously appointed and can accommodate guests for one night, weekend, or longer.

A Continental style breakfast is served each morning freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, juice, and of course freshly brewed coffee

Conference Rooms

Comfort and inspirational surroundings allow the artistic genius to flourish. Musicians from all over are finding this is the place to work on their projects.

Together with PM Productions, we can help with pre production, rehearsal space, full production, studio space, and post production.


We have a boat launch and plenty of docking. Limited indoor docking is available at an additional charge. Boat rentals are available for those without their own (14' 8 hp).

Cottage Resort
Mactier Ontario
With Bed and Breakfast
Open Year Round
(705) 375-2178
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Map: Where is Mactier Ontario?