Welcome to our Authentic & Inn-timate Muskoka Ontario Resort on Lake Joseph.

Nestled among towering century-old pines at the very edge of Muskoka’s sparkling Lake Joseph, Sherwood Inn is a year round retreat unlike any other.

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Nestled among towering century-old pines at the very edge of Muskoka’s sparkling Lake Joseph, Sherwood Inn is an enchanting resort retreat unlike any other and renowned inn-timate and exclusive Muskoka wedding venue for brides who dream of an authentic Canadiana wedding in Muskoka.

Among the most authentic Ontario Inns, each guestroom and cottage suite at the Sherwood Inn is decorated to reflect the traditional character of Muskoka, and is complete with every modern convenience you would expect from a Muskoka hotel. Many rooms feature cozy wood-burning fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. Open year round, Sherwood Inn guests can enjoy abundant on-site activities as well many Port Carling Attractions.

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Visitors to our elegant Inn at Lake Joseph experience gracious hospitality, luxurious pampering, and absolute tranquility. Plan a relaxing getaway today and experience life at one of the most majestic Ontario Inns, the Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario! Visit us once. Love us forever.

Welcome to Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph, Muskoka’s preeminent traditional lakeside inn, offering breathtaking surroundings, tasteful accommodations, fine dining, exceptional facilities, upscale amenities and unparalleled service in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. Sherwood Inn provides the perfect getaway, blending the charm of old Muskoka with the comfort and indulgence of modern day amenities. Located close to all the most popular Muskoka area attractions, including three eighteen-hole championship golf courses, guests at Sherwood Inn can enjoy everything this Ontario cottage country destination has to offer.

The most romantic inn in Muskoka, Sherwood Inn is the ultimate Ontario cottage country destination for romantic couples and all those who appreciate gracious hospitality, luxurious pampering and sublime tranquility in a spectacular nature setting. Sherwood Inn offers its guests an authentic traditional Muskoka resort experience like no other. Our elegant lakeside inn on Lake Joseph is open year-round, so our guests can enjoy the beauty of Muskoka in all four seasons.

As one of Ontario’s most romantic lakeside inns, Sherwood Inn is the perfect venue for an inn-timate and exclusive Muskoka resort wedding. With the crystal blue waters of Lake Joseph and centuries old pines creating a stunning backdrop, Sherwood Inn is the ideal location for a stylish and tasteful destination wedding Ontario. Whether your dream wedding is an elegant and formal affair or a casual celebration of your future life together, our traditional Muskoka inn offers everything to make your special day truly unforgettable. For the ultimate wedding in Muskoka, few places can offer what Sherwood Inn can.

Sherwood Inn is open for weddings throughout the year. We excel at Inn-timate and exclusive weddings that capture all the warmth and charm of an authentic Canadiana wedding in Muskoka. We offer a variety of fabulous settings, both inside of the inn and outside, for the ceremony and the reception. When you book your resort wedding with us, you will feel confident that your wedding guests will be treated to exceptional food and outstanding service. If desired, the entire inn may book be booked exclusively for your wedding; turning your wedding celebration into an exclusive resort getaway for all of your friends and family. Creating a one of a kind authentic Muskoka wedding is what we do best and our experienced staff can help you with all the details. We’ll be with you every step of the way, during the planning stages and throughout the big day itself, making certain that everything is just right.

For brides looking for a luxurious lakeside wedding venue in Muskoka, our charming historic inn on Lake Joseph is available for weddings every month of the year. While summer weddings at Sherwood Inn are extremely popular, we also host many beautiful weddings off-season, including wonderful winter resort weddings. Winter weddings at the Inn are particularly lovely. There is a fairy-tale quality to Sherwood Inn in winter. Surrounded by a sparking blanket of freshly fallen snow, our historic inn becomes even more enchanting, warm, and inviting; an extraordinary winter wonderland that provides a stunning backdrop for a gorgeous wedding winter in Muskoka. No matter what time of year you are planning to hold your resort wedding, no other Muskoka wedding venue offers the ambiance and charm of old Muskoka like Sherwood Inn. Our picturesque setting, upscale amenities, and exceptional dining, make this Ontario wedding resort one of the most beautiful places to say “I do”.

Whether you are visiting our Muskoka resort for an Ontario romantic getaway, or as part of a group event like a resort wedding celebration or a small business retreat, you are sure to find an abundance of exciting and enjoyable activities at Sherwood Inn. During the warmer months, there is swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, volleyball, and of course, golf at two of the best golf courses in Muskoka. There is no shortage of things to do at Sherwood Inn. With winter comes a different assortment of fun outdoor activities to tempt our guests, like skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and broom ball. Sherwood Inn is also the perfect Muskoka resort for those who prefer to do not very much at all. When rest and relaxation is your top priority, Sherwood Inn obliges with supremely comfortable Muskoka accommodations in a quiet and peaceful setting. In the summer, there is nothing quite like lying on the beach in the warm sunshine or reading under a leafy canopy. Some of the many other stress-free pursuits that guests may indulge in at Sherwood Inn include a stroll around the grounds, drinking in a sunset, enjoying our dining room’s fine food and wine offerings, roasting marshmallows over the campfire, and treating yourself to one of the delightfully decadent spa treatments offered at our onsite spa.

As you would expect at a top Muskoka resort, Sherwood Inn has an onsite day spa that offers the finest aesthetic treatments and wellness services. The Beginnings Spa at Sherwood Inn provides an oasis to rejuvenate and revitalize both body and mind in a peaceful and serene environment. Treat yourself to one or more of the many luxurious aesthetic services or therapeutic treatment available for men and women, including massages, facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs and wraps, and more. A visit to our resort spa is sure to enhance your Muskoka getaway.

No matter what the season, there is so much to do on a Muskoka vacation. Visitors to this beautiful tourist destination should take full advantage of all the natural attractions that Ontario cottage country has to offer. With picture-postcard vistas, many crystal-clear lakes, abundant wildlife, and thousands of kilometres of pristine forest trails, you can swim, bike, hike, and thoroughly enjoy nature at its best. Our Muskoka resort on Lake Joseph is also close to many popular area attractions and interesting places to visit that offer something for every age and taste.

Sherwood Inn is arguably one of the best couples resorts in Muskoka; certainly the most romantic. We are dedicated to providing the finest romantic couples vacation experience for our guests, and we offer several resort packages especially for couples. Our historic Muskoka inn provides the ideal backdrop for a special romantic evening or a memorable escape for two. Couples are sure to enjoy the peaceful haven of our beautifully furnished and lavishly equipped rooms. To celebrate a special occasion, consider one of our premium rooms or premium cottages for the ultimate in luxury.

Treat your special someone to a romantic vacation for two at one of Muskoka’s finest couple’s resorts. No matter what the occasion; whether you are celebrating an important milestone like an anniversary or planning to propose in style, Sherwood Inn will make your special occasion truly memorable. A Muskoka couple’s getaway can be affordable as well when you book a Muskoka Romance Package at Sherwood Inn. Surprise the love of your life and book the Romance Package at Sherwood Inn for a Muskoka couple’s vacation that includes accommodations with a bottle of wine waiting upon arrival, daily breakfast for two, and a romantic dinner for two on one evening.

Sherwood Inn is the perfect Ontario honeymoon resort for couples who love tradition, a touch of luxury, and the great outdoors. Whether you plan to hold your wedding at our beautiful Muskoka resort or at a wedding venue elsewhere, consider Sherwood Inn for your honeymoon vacation in cottage country. At Sherwood Inn, we know romance, and will do everything to ensure that your honeymoon with us will be truly unforgettable.

Sherwood Inn, part of the ClubLink family of championship golf clubs and fine lakefront resorts, provides the ideal venue for an unforgettable Ontario golf vacation. Special resort golf packages give access to three nearby ClubLink golf courses in Muskoka, where Sherwood Inn guests can play a round on some of the best golf courses in Canada. Whether for a golf weekend away with friends, a week-long Ontario golf holiday, or a corporate golf tournament in Muskoka, Sherwood Inn can make it an occasion to remember.

For couples who love to golf, Sherwood Inn offers a couples golf package special at a very attractive price. Sherwood Inn’s golf package for couples includes accommodations for two at Muskoka’s most romantic inn, one round of golf per person, per day with shared power cart, and a daily dinner credit. Each day, golf package guests can play 18-holes at one of three ClubLink golf courses in Muskoka including The Lake Joseph Club, Rocky Crest Golf Club, and Grandview’s Mark O’ Meara Course. Located close to Sherwood Inn, these award-winning courses are recognized as some of the best golf courses in Ontario.

Sherwood Inn has enjoyed a long and rich history as a Muskoka inn. Built in the style of an elegant New England country home with classic neo-Georgian influences, the main lodge building looks as wonderful today as it did when it was constructed in 1939.  Sherwood Inn’s owner ClubLink has restored the inn to its former glory, retaining its original style and graceful ambiance. While careful to preserve Sherwood Inn’s historic charm, extensive renovations have also been completed, including many upgrades to reflect the amenities expected of a contemporary luxury resort. A throw-back to the graceful bygone era of old Muskoka inns and lodges, Sherwood Inn’s long and interesting history is celebrated in the pages of Sherwood Inn: 75 Years of Memories on Lake Joseph. Written by Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva, this richly illustrated book tells the history of Sherwood Inn; from its founding by Toronto lawyer Harry Draper through to the present day as a ClubLink luxury resort. A throw-back to the graceful bygone era of old Muskoka inns and lodges, Sherwood Inn’s long and interesting history is celebrated in the pages of Sherwood Inn: 75 Years of Memories on Lake Joseph. Written by Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva, this richly illustrated book tells the history of Sherwood Inn; from its founding by Toronto lawyer Harry Draper through to the present day as a ClubLink luxury resort.

Our Ontario resort is not only ideally suited for couples vacations and romantic Muskoka weddings; we are also a favorite Muskoka conference venue for meetings, executive retreats and other corporate events. With 3,000 square feet of flexible sun-filled event space, an experienced conference services team, complimentary high-speed internet throughout the resort, 49 guest rooms and cottages, inspired cuisine and plenty of things to do, it’s little wonder that Sherwood Inn is the preferred Muskoka conference and meeting resort.

Put an element of fun and relaxation in your next corporate function, team-building event or conference. As an Ontario conference resort with easy access to Toronto, we not only have all the facilities necessary to hold a successful business event, retreat or training session, we also have all the right elements to make it an unforgettable experience for everyone taking part. Let our conference team help you customize your company’s next event and take it to a whole new level. We cater groups of up to 100, and can arrange specialized activities for your group, such as wine-tastings, and team cooking sessions. Of course, every member of your party gets to enjoy our beautiful Muskoka scenery and take advantage of the many activities and amenities found at Sherwood Inn.

Celebrating a milestone anniversary? Planning a family reunion? Searching for a special Muskoka venue to hold a memorable Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, retirement dinner, or other special event? Our Muskoka inn specializes in catering extraordinary group dinners and exceptional group events. Contact our event planner for more information, or you can request a proposal online.

Vintages Restaurant, our classic Muskoka inn’s fine dining room is opened to the public so local cottagers and area residents may also enjoy world-class dining in cottage country. With its elegant decor, delectable cuisine, exceptional service and extensive wine list, Vintages is the ideal Muskoka restaurant for a romantic dinner for two, or to celebrate a special occasion in style. Vintages is open daily in season for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on weekends only, from November through April. Reservations being highly recommended. In addition to the extensive selection of appetizers, entrees, and deserts offered on our dining room menu, Vintages’ Executive Chef Everett Bell will often prepare special menus in celebration of holidays and special occasions, like Valentine’s Day, Easter weekend, and Thanksgiving. Our Chef and his culinary team strive to ensure our dinner guests a memorable evening and an extraordinary fine dining experience. 

Vintages’ 2,000 bottle wine cellar sets it apart from other Muskoka restaurants. With over 200 exquisite vintages from all the top wine regions of the world, few Muskoka resorts can offer the extensive selection of fine wines available at Vintages. Our Cellar Dining Room, an intimate space adjacent to our wine cellar, is available for private functions of up to 14 people.  To make your private dinner party, reception, or executive gathering in the Cellar Room a truly memorable event, our food and beverage team can customize for your party a multi-course menu with wine pairings.

Muskoka, Ontario is Canada’s premier vacation destination. Visitors are drawn to this beautifully scenic region. For more than a century, Muskoka vacationers have been attracted by its many sparkling lakes, towering pines and majestic granite outcroppings, vibrate towns and villages, and wealth of recreational activities. And, all this and more is within a short drive from the GTA.

No wonder Muskoka is a favorite Ontario cottage country playground for so many. When you vacation at Sherwood Inn, you’re in the heart of Muskoka, surrounded by all the best that Muskoka has to offer and close to many of area’s major attractions. And Sherwood Inn is located on beautiful Lake Joseph, one of the most desirable lakes in Muskoka. Lake Joseph, or Lake Joe as it is affectionately called by longtime cottagers, is one of Muskoka’s ‘Big Three’ lakes. The Big Three; Lake Rosseau, Lake Muskoka, and Lake Joseph, are each large and very scenic lakes. They are undoubtedly the most coveted lakes in Ontario, dotted with small islands, high-end resorts, and million dollar mansion cottages lining the shores. The three lakes are interconnected and offer many miles of fabulous freshwater boating. Lake Joseph sits at the top of Muskoka’s Big Three. To its immediate east is Lake Rosseau. Access from Lake Joseph to Lake Rosseau is through the narrows at Port Sandfield and the Joseph River. Lake Muskoka, the largest of the three, is to the south. Access from Lake Rosseau to Lake Muskoka is via the Indian River and the Port Carling lock system.

With hundreds of miles of varied shoreline and over 300 islands to explore, not only are Lake Joseph and its connecting lakes excellent fresh water boating lakes, they offer outstanding fishing as well. Clean, healthy, and exceptionally clear, Lake Joseph’s shoals, reefs, steep drops offs, and bays with good weed beds are home to many fish species, including pike, walleye, white fish, largemouth bass, herring, and especially lake trout and smallmouth bass.

Sherwood Inn is close to the pretty little town of Port Carling. Known as the “Hub of the Muskokas” because of all the boat traffic that flows through town, Port Carling is a great place to visit any time of the year, but really comes alive during the busy summer months when visitors, cottagers and boaters converge on this picture-postcard Muskoka town. While in Port Carling, be sure to visit some of its gift shops, boutiques, and galleries. Stop for a bite to eat at one of its many restaurants, and be sure to visit the locks and park at the centre of town to watch the boats go by.

Open from Victoria Day through Thanksgiving weekend, The Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling has been delighting and educating visitors for over 50 years. This popular Muskoka attraction brings to life the area’s storied past, examining the lives of its aboriginal peoples and early settlers.  Visitors to the Museum will also learn about the development of Muskoka and the industries that contributed to the area’s growth, including the lumber industry, boat building, transportation, and tourism. A top Muskoka attraction and cultural centre, the Muskoka Museum has something of interest for every member of the family, including permanent and short-term exhibits, student programs, adult workshops, lectures and special events. Every month there is a new exhibit on display new art show featured in the adjoining Catto Art Gallery. The museum has multiple marine and pioneer displays, including dozens of antique wood pleasure boats and motors, a log cabin circa 1875, and early First Nations artifacts.