Cindy Crawford shows off her Muskoka getaway in ‘Vogue’

By Sarah Kelsey

If you’ve ever been curious about how a celebrity like Cindy Crawford vacations in the summer, you’ll be delighted by the September issue of Vogue, in which the famed supermodel opens up about her chic Muskoka retreat. A spread of the space and Cindy’s family – husband Rande Gerber and children Presley, 16, and Kaia, 13 – at play gives a glimpse of why they’ve chosen northern Ontario as their cottage destination of choice.

When vacationing in the “Hamptons of the North,” the 49-year-old forgoes makeup and sits for hours uninterrupted. The family spends about a month in the area each summer and loves activities like paddleboarding, making banana bread, fishing, logrolling, swimming and boating.

Cindy, Presley and Kaia on a boat ride in Muskoka. Photo: © Vogue

“You’re the real you up here,” she says to Vogue. “You never have your game face on, your party face. When you’re getting dragged behind a boat on an inner tube, it’s hard to have much of a facade.”

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Part of the reason she and Rande first fell in love with the area is because it offered a privacy they can’t find anywhere else. “That anonymity is certainly nice,” Cindy says, “though these days I’m the perfect amount of famous: enough to get a dinner reservation but not enough to get hassled.”

Their oasis can only be accessed by boat, and the seven-acre island had to be completely redeveloped before they could spend a summer there. Famous neighbours who also own property in the area include Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Justin Bieber , Martin Short, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Jason Priestly.

The entrance to Gerber Point Lodge, as the family calls their vacation home. Photo: © Vogue

The best part of having the plot of land, save for family time, is how at peace the brunette beauty says she can be. “There are days – not up here, thankfully – when I feel I need to deliver that Cindy Crawford thing,” she says. “But I’ve gained so much confidence with age. That’s something I never felt early on, even if my generation of models was paid to radiate it – the shoulder pads, glamazon, hair out to there, boobs up to here. It would have been nice to have all that confidence in my 20-year-old body.”

She wraps up the piece by saying: “The point here is to slow everything down… Life moves quickly, but it will wait.”

A canoe hangs from the ceiling in an ode to the Great White North. Photo: © Vogue

Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at sarahkelsey.ca, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.

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