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
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sled Heads Rejoice
Winter brings a gleam of delight to the eye of the snowmobiler. Like all the Muskoka Snowmobile region clubs, our local club, Algonquin Snowmobile Club, has been working very hard indeed on getting trails ready this year. We have a land link to their trails, right from the Resort.
While most of our snowmobilers that stay at the resort come with their own machines, there are always some who inquire about snowmobile rentals.
That just got a whole lot easier, with Haliburton Snowmobile Rentals setting up for the winter at the S.S. Beacon and Yamaha dealership at the junction of Hwy 35 and 60. This location is directly on one of the main trails, so you can rent from them and go directly onto the trails. Or, Mark assures us they will cheerily deliver the sleds to the resort for your use. They can even provide you with a nice warm suit so you look fashionable. They'll fill you in on the details, like trail permits, trail rules, maps and recommendations. They'll even give you a tutorial on how to drive the things...
Just one thing... do everyone a favour, including yourself. Never go onto the ice unless YOU know it is safe, unless YOU have checked it and know what you are about. Yes, the lakes are great place to ride sleds, later in the winter, when there are some established trails and great ice conditions, but every year someone confuses a white surface with a depth of ice, with tragic results.
There's a little ditty to help you if you are cutting a hole to check the ice depth -- but remember it applies only to hard, clear lake ice. Stay well away from rivers, or any area with a current, beaver ponds, swamps and the like, where ice conditions will be less favourable. Remember also that the little mnemonic is for people -- skaters, skiers, snowshoers... and doesn't factor in the weight of a snowmobile. Which is considerable... Always err on the side of safety. One inch, stay awayTwo inches, one person mayThree inches for small groupsFour inches, okay!
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...