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Luxury Lakewoods Living – Cottage Country as it was Meant to Be

We’ve all been there; stuck on Highway 400 in bumper-to-bumper traffic slowly inching towards the cottage. Once arriving at the cottage in Muskoka, Haliburton or the Kawarthas, you plan to fully unwind during the weekend only to find yourself jockeying for space on overcrowded shorelines and at lineups in the local town.

Now imagine having discovered Muskoka before anyone else; the way you may remember it when you were a child. A pristine and tranquil oasis where the only sounds you hear are of the crackling bonfire at night, waves lapping the shoreline and the calming call of loons echoing over the water. Let’s not forget the colours; the vibrant red and orange leaves in the fall, the gleaming white snow in the winter and the deep blue of the water.

Lakewoods, a luxury lifestyle community spread over 1,500 acres in the pristine Madawaska Highlands, promises to deliver a private and exclusive four season cottage experience that will have your friends in Muskoka insanely jealous.

“Lakewoods is the future of lake living in Ontario,” says developer Gary Medwid of Lakewoods Resort Developments. “At Lakewoods you have luxury homes in a private and untouched location, which is becoming increasingly harder to find. Lakewoods really offers the last opportunity to own in an unspoiled part of Ontario.”

Located on five kilometres of rare, untouched lakefront property on Bark Lake with Algonquin Park in your backyard, Lakewoods will consist of lifestyle homes on estate-sized lots nestled among forests yet close to the nearby town amenities of Barry’s Bay and Bancroft. The Lakewoods developers are really upping the exclusive experience with the freedom to design your own dream home either with their architect or with renowned architect Richard Wengle.

Lakewoods will also have luxury amenities if you choose to leave your personal cottage oasis. The Pointe at Lakewoods will be a boutique four season resort lodge and villas at the epicentre of the Lakewoods shoreline. The resort amenities will include spa facilities, a fitness centre, games room, business and meeting rooms, retail shop, bar and lounge, and fine dining restaurant.

In the summer months, you can go swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking and hiking on pristine trails. This isn’t a summer only escape; winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, hockey, skating, snowmobiling and ice fishing. If you’re a golfer, Lakewoods will offer a first-class 18-hole golf course for all skill levels and different tee boxes with varying approaches to the fairways and greens.

The drive to Lakewoods is only three and a half hours from Toronto, but if you want to avoid the pavement you can fly into the private on-site airstrip with year-round accessibility.

“There will always be those willing to pay any price to be in Muskoka and just accepting the crowded shorelines and bumping elbows with your neighbours, however there are those that desire a lakefront lifestyle the way it was meant to be,” says Medwid. “Because of this Lakewoods isn’t for everyone, but then we wouldn’t want it to be.”

There are a limited number of 66 single-family, lakefront lots with the first of two phases now more than 50 per cent sold. Current price for Phase 1 lots are $289,900 with lots ranging from 1.80 acres up to 3.26 acres. For more information, visit or call Windstone Real Estate at 1-888-990-9120.