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
Monday, December 29, 2014
Skating, Everyone, Everywhere
Felix made a bee-line for the raft, frozen into the lake, with the waterslide. The water, being harder than usual, requires that James be right there to catch him, but that was just fine with Felix.
went on a bit of a mission today to find skates for some of our visiting guests. It's hard to do, actually. We were blessed to have someone very kindly ride to the rescue with a large box of little skates. (Taffy was on hand to ensure the correct fit!) Thank you so very much, Sharon, for helping out with these. These kids are here from San Francisco -- we think we may have converted them to Canadian winter because of those skates!
James borrowed from one of our other guests (we are still seeking out some adult size skates)
Heidi was only trying this sport out for the second time in her life. She soon was zipping about, outdistancing her mom.
Before we knew it, she could not only go forward, but she was mastering the backward 'push', too!
The bay was covered with skaters today. It was a lovely sight. The pick-up game went on all day, even after the light had failed.
We are not sure that Esme is using regulation 'gear' when she is playing in goal, but she's effective! Heidi, here from London, England, asked if only boys played hockey, and was delighted to learn that the Canadian Women's Hockey Team is virtually undefeated. Over here, we tell the boys to 'play like a girl.' (that made her day!)
It isn't all about hockey, however. There was a lot of 'just skating' taking place. The feeling of freedom to be out on the bay, not cooped up in an arena, brings with it wings. Sam and Mark were happy to simply be out there, flying...
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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...