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
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Christmas Card Ready
We look Christmas Card Ready today. The snow came in with a big rush, and since the ground is now thoroughly frozen, it should stick around. Great news for our Christmas and New Years' guests who are looking forward to playing with the white stuff!
Even the bay is freezing over fast. It will need some more cold weather to make any ice up here safe for people -- or snowmobiles! Every year somebody jumps that gun, and often discovers that thin ice is truly bad news, so just a reminder that even if the water looks to be frozen, you must KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Unless you are sure of the ice thickness, just stay off. That goes for dogs, too, Taffy...
There are so many ways to enjoy winter. Some folk like to go out and try to catch snowflakes on their sleeves, mittens, tongues -- or noses. Taffy demonstrates the latter technique.
Other folk prefer to spend a lot of time outside -- the best way to ensure you are going to enjoy an outdoor experience in winter is to be appropriately dressed, in several layers. Abby and Bailey demonstrate this for us, stylin' in their winter rugs.
Skiing is popular -- we are hoping to have our ski trails open soon. Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Centre IS up and running, with almost every hill open and the terrain park very popular as well. Snowshoeing, and tobogganing -- they are all good to go.
And for those who prefer to simply look at the fantastic view and like their winter to be on the other side of the window pane, while they are comfy by a blazing fire... Achmed demonstrates the correct technique for that as well.
So winter is here, and Christmas is here, and the apocalypse is NOT here and all is good. Merry Christmas everyone -- we are looking forward to our guests arrival, starting this very weekend, and we still do have some vacancies between Christmas and the New Year.
Winter will be with us for a while -- if the Christmas season is too hectic, perhaps a relaxing weekend at Bondi Village later in the winter would be just the thing to let you unwind.
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
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 July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
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!
Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
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. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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...