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
Brian snapped this shot today. I never get tired of this view of our beautiful Bondi Bay, with Dwight
Bay and the mouth of the Oxtongue in the background. And the colour -- while we are not at peak colour here yet, being about a week behind Algonquin Park for that, just look at the reds and oranges that are here already.
We are booking for Thanksgiving, and autumn weekends, and this year the colour is more than worth the drive.
Taffy's friend Webster comes to visit at the stable while his "mom" Meredith is riding. Trouble is, Webster can be a bad boy, and often refuses to come when called. Rather than leave him shut in a stall, Taffy got called up for baby-sitting services, and the pair of them had a great time zooming about. Taffy DOES come when called... which leaves Webster little choice in the matter.
When you see the big Hercules search and rescue plane overhead, it always makes you sit up and pay attention.
This one was circling overhead yesterday.
Apparently, a float plane that belongs to one of our neighbours was flipped over by the strong winds and rainstorm while it was tied to the dock. That act caused the Emergency Landing Transmitter to activate, and send a signal out for help. It is incredible, really, how rapidly the response is!
A few years ago, Brian accidently activated his ELT while he was putting the plane away. We got a plane overhead... then a phone call... then a visit to make sure plane and pilot really were all A-OK. We're glad this was a false alarm -- nobody was injured or in distress -- and we're pretty impressed at how well the rescue centre operates! It is reassuring to know that they can swiftly locate a downed plane and get help there.
The rain stopped in time for the ceremony -- Kristin Williams, who has grown up here at Bondi every summer of her life, married the love of her life, Jeff Mitten, in this lovely ceremony at next door Lumina Resort.
What a lovely bride, handsome groom, and beautiful setting for a wedding!
We wish you happiness, patience and tremendous joy as you embark on this adventure! Can't wait to see you here again next summer!
Sunflowers have a very special meaning for one of our long time Bondi guests -- this weekend she was here to help celebrate her niece's wedding -- and these beautiful blooms were just calling out to her in the morning mist.
One of the most cheerful of the flowers, we are always happy to have them in our garden, complete with the flocks of birds who also enjoy them!
Now that August is here, our thoughts turn towards the fall season, with its crisp evenings, and sunny days, the trees putting on their very finest colours. Muskoka is the best place to be in September and October -- festivals, artists' tours, fall colour drives and a slower pace combine to make the Magic.
If you are looking for an authentic Muskoka cottage experience, with the services and conveniences of a Resort included, we are your destination.
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 email@example.com
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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!