A year-round country cottage rental for your private Ontario vacation retreat
Breathe Easy Cottage is in the heart of Saugeen Country within Grey County in Midwestern Ontario, south of the city of Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. We are a short drive to both Georgian Bay and Lake Huron beaches plus the Bruce Trail. This area has a varied culture and terrain, with an intriguing range of lifestyles, from Amish communities to modern experiments in living "off the grid" and traditional old Ontario farmsteads. It is rich in natural beauty, arts and cultural activities and replete with inspiring examples of environmentally sensitive living. Four distinct seasons provide many outdoor opportunities year-round. We are in the snowbelt for great winter ski and snowmobiling conditions, and our >1000ft elevation provides warm, fresh summers without the oppressive heat and humidity of the cities. We also have long spring and fall transition periods when nature shows off its grandeur on the many walking trails.
In winter, spring, summer or fall ... Breathe Easy and the surrounding area have much to offer. Season by season you will never run out of things to do. Breathe Easy sits close to the boundary of Bruce and Grey Counties, so you will be near to events and attractions in both. And it is no wonder that Bruce is called "Ontario's natural retreat" and Grey "beautiful, naturally"!
The cottage is in the midst of the Saugeen River system and many small lakes for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We are within easy driving range of golf, downhill skiing (cross-country and snowshoeing out the door), snowmobiling, beaches, the Bruce Trail, and conservation areas. There are also music and theatre festivals (Summerfolk, Symphony in the Barn, for example), many musicians, artists, artisans and studio tours to experience.
Walking and hiking
Whether you want a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike you will enjoy the many backroads and trails from which to choose. Check out the Bruce Trail, other public trails systems or wander Breathe Easy's 140 acres of forest and field.
Cycling, motorcycling and snowmobiling
You will find much to see wandering our backroads, but keep your eyes out for Amish buggies and homesteads, and for wildlife such as deer, foxes and wild turkeys. Enjoy the many farm stands, maple syrup stands and arts and crafts studios you will find as you wend your way through nearby country laneways.There are also many opportunities for antique hunting in towns like Neustadt and Paisley.
Canoeing and kayaking
But don't miss the chance to dip your paddle into one of the many small lakes and rivers in the Saugeen River System. Or try some of the other boating opportunities (sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, or even the ferry to Manitoulin) on nearby Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.
Let nature draw you out to explore your surroundings.