Updated November 2020. If you’ve never heard of Lake of the Woods, it’s a massive freshwater lake full of islands in Ontario, Canada (with corners in Manitoba and Minnesota) known for it’s stunning scenery and amazing fishing. So you’ve just checked the Lake of the Woods fishing report and you’re itching to find some Lake of the Woods cabin rentals. Maybe it’s mid-summer and you want to go north to Canada and escape the heat with a family getaway. Or maybe it’s mid winter and you’re longing for a Lake of the Woods ice fishing adventure? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Lake of the Woods resorts: on 6 private islands you can rent!
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Want to see all these Lake of the Woods resorts on a map? Visit our complete list of Ontario private islands for rent!
1) Sunset Island: beautiful Lake of the Woods Resorts
Sunset Island on Lake of the Woods – Beautiful, Modern & Private.
Sunset Island is a private island located on Big Stone Bay in the Lake of the Woods region of Ontario, Canada. One of the most beautiful Lake of the Woods resorts, Sunset Island accommodate 13 people in 3000 square feet of living space amongst 3 well-appointed cabins. For more information visit the VRBO listing for this private island.
2) King Island, Lake of the Woods Private Island
Listed as “Private 3.5 Acre Island on Lake of the Woods.”
Just a one-minute boat ride from the owners’ private mainland dock, this Lake of the Woods resort rests on a 3.5-acre private island east of Kenora Ontario, Canada. The island can accommodate 8 guests in a hand-hewn rustic log cabin as well as a log cabin guesthouse. For more information visit the VRBO listing for this private island.
3) Lake of the Woods Fishing Cabin
Remote wilderness island with comfortable fishing cabin.
This 2.2 acre private island is perfect for Lake of the Woods ice fishing or summer fishing! The island can accommodate 4 guests in a 1200 square foot cottage. Check out the beautiful screened porch! For more information visit the VRBO listing for this private island. UPDATE 2020: This island is not currently available on Vrbo. Sorry!
4) Lake of the Woods Minnesota: Blackbird Island
Black Bird Island is a private island rental in Lake of the Woods Minnesota the northernmost tip of Minnesota right next to the Canada border. This island accommodates up to 8 people. You can find more Minnesota private island rentals here! For more information visit the VRBO listing for this private island.
5) Affordable Lake of the Woods Cabin Rentals
This private island in the Lake of the Woods Ontario, Canada can accommodate 10 people in a large 6-bedroom cabin. As far as Lake of the Woods cabin rentals go, this one is a steal! For more information visit the Airbnb listing or the Vrbo listing for this private island. Want to find even more affordable islands? Check out our list of 12 Airbnb Islands for Under $200!
6) Craig Island: two islands for the price of one!
Listed as “Entire Island ~ Paradise In Lake Of The Woods ~ Cabin, Canoe, And Great Fishing.”
By renting Craig Island in Whitefish Bay in Ontario, Canada you also get access to Isle of View Two Island and its cabin. This may not be one of the fanciest Lake of the Woods cabins, but even with two islands, this is still the least expensive of the Lake of the Woods resorts in our list! According to the listing page, “To avoid Sioux Narrows Township excessive fees, you rent Craig Island in Unorganized Kenora and are afforded free, unlimited and exclusive use of a Isle of View Two.” For more information visit the Airbnb listing or the Vrbo listing for this private island.
7) Bonus: Big Blue Boathouse
Listed as “Big Blue Boathouse – Private Island-Kenora, Lake of the Woods.”
The Big Blue Boat House is one of the most unique Lake of the Woods resorts! It rests on a 4-acre private island in the Lake of the Woods region near Kenora Ontario, Canada. The island can accommodate 10 guests in the boathouse. Kids will love jumping off the top deck level, great for a family vacation! For more information visit the VRBO listing for this private island. UPDATE 2020: This island isn’t currently listed on Vrbo. Sorry!