Why everyone is traveling to Muskoka - TEND

Why everyone is traveling to Muskoka

With domestic travel at an all-time high, the advantages of exploring the beauty of your own backyard have never been more apparent. Muskoka is the perfect place to escape the congestion of urban life and take a deep breath of fresh air while enjoying some of the most picturesque views our country has to offer. With TEND access to some of the best proximal properties in the region, come explore why Muskoka is the top short-term rental destination year-round.

Staycation Tax Credit

Anyone planning a trip within the province of Ontario in 2022 could be eligible for a tax refund under the new “Ontario Staycation Tax Credit” program. Ontarians can receive a 20 percent personal income tax credit on eligible accommodation between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022. Residents can apply for this refundable credit when they file their 2022 personal tax return. With the opportunity to receive rebates on Ontario accommodations, the tax credit has ensured Muskoka-based rentals as an even more desirable option year-round. Click here to see eligible rental properties available in Muskoka.

Pandemic travel 

The pandemic brought with it the reality of closed borders and canceled flights, seeing international travel come to a screeching halt in 2020, with the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization announcing 100% of global destinations had implemented travel restrictions at the height of the pandemic, with many restrictions still in place. “We’ve seen a certain demand that used to be for outbound travel now turning to domestic travel.” Trip.com CEO Jane Sun identified key trends for pandemic travel. Domestic travel has truly never been more appealing with close friends or family, and this realization has been a clear aspect of the pandemic that reinforces the value of such options, available through the short-term rentals and world-class services offered through TEND.

Muskoka is world-renowned

Visitors have traveled to Muskoka for generations to revel in its raw beauty. The famed region boasts over 13,000 kilometers of shoreline, countless waterfalls and lakes and quintessentially Canadian towns and villages. Featuring North America’s finest golf courses, and surrounded by Algonquin Provincial Park to the east and Georgian Bay Islands National Park to the west, Muskoka is undeniably a world-class destination. Just two hours by car from Toronto, access is eased by provincial highway access and year-round roads. Over the last decade, Muskoka has been recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine editors as one of the best places in the world to visit. The magazine selected Muskoka as one of the top 20 places in the world to see alongside destinations such as Iceland, Croatia, Greece, and Thailand. TEND offers access to some of the most idyllic rental properties in the area, with a white-glove concierge service to facilitate any request. Come, explore what Muskoka has to offer.

There is something for everyone 

Muskoka is the perfect place and setting, no matter the weather. There are ample opportunities for adrenaline-inducing activities, such as treetop trekking, or perhaps fly boarding across the lake. Sporting opportunities include golf, tennis, running, SUP, wakeboarding, horseback riding, sailing, dockside yoga or choose from a list limited only by imagination. Nature lovers need only immerse themselves into the environment, exploring trails, paddling, swimming, foraging, or forest bathing. Unwind dockside or venture out, spending the day cruising the local farmer’s markets, shopping local boutiques like the health hut, or visiting one of the numerous local artists. Pick your own local flowers or strawberries, eat and drink your way through the exciting array of restaurants, bakeries, breweries, ice cream shops, and chip trucks that make exploring both fun and delicious. The possibilities of Muskoka appeal to all generations and enthusiasts.

What our clients are saying about us

I booked a birthday party for my husband with Tend and the whole process was very smooth. They allowed me to be as hands on as I wanted to in the planning process but took care of everything down the the very last details. It was great to be able to fully enjoy the party and not have to play host. Thank-you Tend.

Angela H.

Michelle and the Tend staff were very responsive and accommodating. The whole team from booking to activities to departure were genuinely invested in making our vacation the best it could be.

The Bruce Family

One of our favourite family vacations to date. Thank you Tend.

Kalya H.

Thank you Tend Services for the most amazing vacation! We rented a beautiful cottage that worked out perfectly. Very relaxing and luxurious. We also booked a water sports day and a private chef through Tend and loved every minute of it. Overall, a great 2 weeks.

Aaron C.