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
Friday, December 26, 2014
One of Santa's Canadian-style rain-deer showed up just before Christmas.
Mild weather knocked down some of the snow, but it is still here, still hanging on -- and the good news? The rain watered up the lakes, which are now freezing in with flat skate-able surfaces. Ski trails have a decent base, which this will just solidify, and there is snow in the forecast.
We are decorated for the season, with not only ribbons and bows, but with turkeys at feeders (as close as we got to the 'two french hens' requirement.)
It is Boxing Day. Which loosely translates to Madness at the Malls, a surfeit of 'stuff'. We avoid that.
I took Taffy on walkabout this morning and got these last two shots -- yes, we still have snow. We are delighted to be welcoming our guests for the Christmas-New Years' week, including visitors from England, Portugal and California! (so, yes, we could use a good old Canadian blizzard, just to let them experience it. See if you can help arrange that?)
Lots of snow of the little ones to go sliding... hiking/snowshoeing is good to go. Algonquin Park is open wide, including the Visitor Centre. The Baysville arena is open for Public Skating all week (check here for hours). Hidden Valley Ski centre is open, with decent conditions and our guests can get a 10% discount. Arrowhead Provincial Park has some ski trails up and running, and as soon as it gets a bit colder they will re-open the skating trail. In Huntsville, at the Summit Centre, there is holiday skating and swimming (not in the same room. Stay calm) Muskoka Heritage Place is open. Local dogsled and sleigh ride providers are operating (but be sure to call for a reservation) and the Haliburton Forest Reserve Wolf Centre is open all week. Lots to do, lots to see.
And did we mention the kids visiting us in Wheelhouse cottage got funky snowball makers for Christmas??? They can pop out those snowballs at almost lightning speed!
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!
Summer is here. The lake and the loons are calling, the cottages are ready... and Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than usual summer -- so where better to spend some of that than at the Lake of Bays, in one of our lakeside cottages. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
We also have some vacancies for the summer still --
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...