Welcome to Muskoka

This site is to show you around Dumbiedikes, the Tillson family cottage, on Fairhaven Island, Lake Muskoka, Ontario Canada.

A bit of history

Olden Days

Photo of photo by Bev McMullen

Built in the winter between 1902 and 1903 by ED and Mary Tillson, Dumbiedikes remains in our family today. The name comes from a setting in The Heart of Midlothian, a novel by Sir Walter Scott published in the 1880s.


Available for rent–2012

Dumbiedikes is available for rent for one to six weeks during the summer of 2012. The cottage has six bedrooms, two baths and a bunkie. It’s a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland.


Me, Tamsen TillsonContact me, Tamsen Tillson, at 705.640.5225 or tamsen@tillson.ca if you’d like more information. Feel free to click around and look at photos.

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Dumbiedikes in Muskoka Life

Here’s a recent article from Muskoka Life featuring the cottage in the wake of that storm last year. Extremely stressful, but a blessing in disguise. The transformation continues! Dumbiedikes is going to be straighter and more beautiful than ever.


Writer Roland Cilliers did a great job. For a better look, download the entire article as a PDF file.

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