Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart. www.bondi-village-resort.com
Thursday, October 13, 2011
"I am the Light"
Gloria Woodside send me this lovely photo of the little Glenmount Church, (also known as Norway Point Church) all beautifully lit at night.
It was just too pretty not to share!
This church was built in 1944, following the collapse of the original church after a heavy fall of snow.
That church was built in 1908. During the rebuild, the interior was left in its natural state, showing the beauty of the pine rafters and timbers and remains in its original design today. A large cathedral window allows the worshippers to look beyond the green woods and into the blue sky. The pulpit was saved from the cave-in along with the oak chancel chairs. The old hard backed chairs of the first church were replaced with the lovely oak pews that remain in place today. The church has and still remains the focus of the community of Norway Point.
In 1969, a memorial cairn with the original church bell was dedicated.
Spring has arrived. March is that month teetering between the end of Winter and the start of Spring, with excellent snow conditions looking to remain until after the March school break -- great news for skiers, snowshoers, snowmobilers and those hoping to finally get a chance to go dog-sledding! For those whose interests lean more to hiking, that's good too, and if your tastes lean towards just watching through the window, we've got the view to soothe your soul. As the warm weather comes in, that view changes daily. In Algonquin Moose are on the move, providing the best viewing chances of the entire year. Moving on into May, come join us to celebrate the beginning of summer while it's still uncrowded. Spring is the perfect time for hiking. You won't see any flies until the leaves pop out -- usually in late May. So give us a call -- we've got your cottage waiting.
Availability and Reservations
You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout August, but not that many...
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Note cards, lovely bracelets, 8X10 and 11X14 prints are all affordably available, and make great conversation piece gifts. They also look great on the wall!
Now sold around the world, he has been raising funds for Charity Since he began his new career, he has been honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Read about his artistic journey, and follow him at his own Blog site,
Take a Peek at our Cross Country Ski Trails
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...
Slide Show -click to enlarge!
Stuff for Sale!
From time to time, we've got funky stuff that needs to be 're-homed.' Check HERE to see what Brian's got for Sale at Bondi!