"Muskoka Living. City Convenience."
"Our Mission is to integrate the best of city convenience, with timeless Muskokan ideals. Bringing a little more Love, Happiness, Community, and Sustainability, into the lives of each customer. Whether from down the road, the city, or abroad… Okay, we'll admit: We're total hippies!"
Since 1908, the Baysville General Store has been a pillar of community and cottage living for Muskoka's Lake of Bays region. As the latest in a long line of owners, Chris & Ember envision a friendly new take on the classic General Store. One that aligns itself with a belief in virtue-driven purchase alternatives; A platform offering fulfillment through better products and services. Ones which respect human values, as well as our beautiful planet at large.
In such spirits, Baysville General proudly launched concierge service, Le Cottage -Concierge- in 2020. To address the growing needs of convenience and accessible services for an increasingly time-strapped community. Its got the added bonus of a carpooling effect, to reduce road traffic and emissions by bundling the needs of multiple residents that might otherwise take separate trips to town (totaling a minimum 40 minutes each!).
But some classics never change. Of course, we'll always supply the groceries, lottery, smokes, snacks, and housekeeping essentials every town needs. As well as space to explore a growing assortment of eco-alternatives, souvenirs, gifts, and clothing merchandise. So, whether you're shopping for a cozy "Lake of Bays" sweatshirt, that last minute birthday present, or even a "Thanks for the cottage invite" gift, there's something for everyone.
Passing in a hurry? Pop in for an always fresh Saint Jimmy's coffee. On a Summer stroll through town with the family? Perhaps a famous Kawartha Dairy ice cream cone is just what that walk is missing.
Here at Baysville's oldest business, we strive to be more than just a store. Stop by to answer any questions you may have about local events or activities. Or check out our blog for a deeper dive into local stories, and perspectives.
Finally, supporting local is easy when you’ve got such talented neighbors! Check out our selection of locally crafted coffee, candles, jewelry, art, décor and more. Or shop right here online, and if you're unable to make it into town we'll ship anywhere in Canada.
Welcome to the Baysville General Store. As we like to say, "Come for the milk, return for the experience."… Thanks for shopping with us!
- Ember & Chris