Bondi Resort Blog

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

DOORS OPEN Lake of Bays 2009

JUNE 13th, Lake of Bays is hosting a DOORS OPEN event.
Details on the fabulous houses being opened up for public viewing can be found on the Doors Open site. It's an exciting line-up, including (but certainly not limited to!) historic Limberlost Lodge, now a Forest and Nature Reserve; Vesle Skaugum, a replica of the Norwegian summer palace built during WWII at the R&R site for the Norwegian airmen (seen in the top photo!); Broomhill Farm, once the Moffat's Wonderview, and still an icon on Peninsula Lake; and Sunset Cottage, the first building in Lake of Bays to come under Heritage Designation and qualify for Heritage Tax Relief.
The Tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there is no charge for participants.

To help support this project, the Heritage Committee is holding a Silent Auction at the Dwight Public Library.

Items on offer include a framed Folkins print of the Portage Flyer train, with steamships at the South Portage dock, various original artwork items, some pottery, garden baskets and other interesting items.

Of special note for history buffs, a piece of the Lake of Bays' iconic past is on offer -- there are three windows, all different sizes, from historic Bigwin Inn, a landmark destination since it's opening in 1920, and also a nine foot long section of the curved ballustrade railing from the Bigwin Rotunda. Carey Grant, Carole Lombard, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, John D. Rockefeller, and a host of other luminaries once leaned over this bannister rail to chat with their companions in the Rotunda foyer. These would be excellent accent pieces in a cottage, and a rare chance to own a tiny part of Bigwin's glory days.

The auction will be open until 4 p.m on JUNE 13th.

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