Minett is a small community located on the stunningly scenic shores of Lake Rosseau, approximately halfway between Rosseau and Port Carling. Located in the heart of Muskoka Township, it is centered around a series of long-standing resorts, including the renowned JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.
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Minett is approximately a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto, along Highway 400 and Muskoka District Roads 169 & 7.
It is centrally located within the Muskoka Lakes Township, with the 2 largest villages, Port Carling and Bala, both within a 20-minute drive. The nearest airport is Muskoka Airport (YQA), located in Gravenhurst, approximately 45 mins away.
Minett Real Estate
Minett real estate offers the best of cottage country living, with several luxury resort properties with fractional-ownership, condos and cottages. Its picture-perfect shores are the perfect setting for your Muskoka retreat, while centrally located to amenities and activities.
Homes are designed with a mix of traditional wood cottage design, and enhanced with contemporary finishes, while staying true to Muskoka style and functional cottage layouts. Kitchens are designed for entertaining, with open concepts and storage. Some properties will feature extra cabins on the lot, or boat houses with extra rooms for guests. Enjoy sun-drenched docks on the lakeside in your lounge chair, or take advantage of the lake access for boating, fishing or water skiing. Resort properties offer all the carefree convenience of a Muskoka vacation home, without the hassle of maintenance. From condos to small cottages, these resorts offer on-site amenities like private resort beaches, restaurants, tennis courts, pools and spas, fire pits, even guided tours and classes.
Come experience the unpretentious natural beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka Lakes region, a classic Canadian recreation destination.
Minett Amenities and Attractions
Minett is centrally located in the heart of the Muskoka Lakes Township, putting it in a prime location for enjoying all the best of cottage country attractions and activities.
Be sure to enjoy your time on Lake Rosseau, or any of the nearby smaller lakes.
Activities like canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, water skiing or wakeboarding are essential Muskoka activities. Or relax on the beach or dock, and take in the beautiful scenery. Book a tour on a beautiful wooden antique boat, or watch one of the area’s famous weekly water ski shows.
Minett is within a half hour drive of a variety of parks, trails and other recreation areas where you can enjoy hiking, biking or ATVing in the summer, or snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the winter.
The area is also within a 20-minute drive of villages like Port Carling, Bala, and Rosseau, and various amenities, dining options, festivals and events. Visit Bala for the Cranberry Festival and the Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery, journey up the road to Rosseau and its historical General Store, or venture to Port Carling to explore its boutiques and antique shops.
The Muskoka Lakes region is home to 12 public and private golf courses, including The Rock Golf Course in Minett. This Nick Faldo- designed 18-hole world class course features stunning scenery along the shores of Lake Rosseau, with an authentic Muskoka-style clubhouse and restaurant.
The Minett area features a few key businesses that service area visitors and residents. SWS Boatworks Minett features full-service marina with gas, docks, sales and service, storage, rentals and surf shop. It also hosts a series of smaller vendors with offerings like a juice bar, pop up shops from brands like Lululemon, even a dockside yoga studio. SWS Ski School offers waterski, wakeboard and flyboard instruction.
McNics’s Corner Store is a local spot for last-minute groceries and cottage essentials, as well as takeout food and ice cream. Abbey’s Bakehouse is a local favorite, serving up delicious baked goods out of a 19th century church, rebuilt and repurposed from its original location in Nova Scotia. It also serves sandwiches, coffee, gelato and ice cream.
The JW Marriott Muskoka Resort and Spa also features a series of top-rated local dining options, including Muskoka Chophouse and Teca. Cleveland’s House Resort is home to Pie, serving up great pizza and Italian fare overlooking the lake.