Billie Bear Resort
Billie Bear, a traditional housekeeping cottage resort near Huntsville, offers the old-fashioned Muskoka cottage experience – but in a resort setting that lets you be as social or as private as you like. We’re all about family and friends – gather on the sundeck while your kids play at the beach or relax on the porch of our historic recreation hall. Or enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from your own screened porch.
Since 1906, Billie Bear has offered guests a retreat – a refreshing renewal amid the water, forest, and rock of Muskoka. We continue that tradition of providing modern comfort and convenience in an historically rustic setting. Enjoy more than 5 kilometres of hiking trails, an assortment of complimentary watercraft, and over 800 feet of shoreline on Bella Lake, a large, clear, clean lake close to Huntsville, Ontario.
Step out your cottage door to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, volleyball or tennis, and daily family programs.
Use of all our non-motorized watercraft (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and pedal boats). Life jackets and beach toys are available at Bear Cub at the beach.
Catch some sun on our deck, join a game of volleyball, relax in the shade on the beach, or play with your kids in our roped swimming area.
Go walking on Billie Bear’s 5 ½ kilometres of trails. Our three trails – Red, Blue, and Yellow – wander through some 90 acres of Billie Bear property and extend onto Crown land, exploring woodland, swamp, and pond. All begin at the trailhead just across the Billie Bear Road from our centre driveway, and they connect to offer a variety of routes.
All cottages have full or efficiency kitchens equipped with cookware, kitchen utensils, dishes, glasses, and cutlery.
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Explore the district – whether your interests lie in art and craft galleries, natural surroundings, heritage sites, or picturesque Muskoka, you’ll find what you seek visiting Huntsville, Dwight, Baysville, Dorset, the Oxtongue River, or Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Parks.
Enjoy a picnic at the Antioch Conservation Area (Second Sandy beach). Take a boat or walk the trail to the beach from Billie Bear Road – signs along the trail interpret the natural and human heritage of the property managed by the Mabel Hart Brook and Marion Hill Memorial Foundation.
For a shorter trip, paddle to Betty’s Island – you can see it from our beach.