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
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hocus Pocus, what's in Focus?
The weather has dipped back down into Chilly on the scale, bringing with that temperature drop some rather unpleasant rain. Good news from that forecast is that the rain will drive the ice out of the lakes faster. (Bad news out west, where the Red River is running amok, but not so serious here, where the lake has plenty of room to accommodate that infilling. Besides, Trout Season opens next week, and with almost 20" of ice still on Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park, it's going to be tough trolling for the boats...
Crocus took advantage of the sun this past week to spring up out of the lawn, their bright cheerful faces making the gloomier rainier day much brighter. Our deer don't eat crocus. We don't know why... they eat almost everything else, including daffodils, tulips and asparagus. And trilliums. Our woods have taken a beating with the increase in the deer population. There seem to be fewer of them here this spring, however, so perhaps the balance is being restored. Mind you, finding this many right outside the window of my house makes me wonder if there really are less of them about!
The deer are beautiful creatures, when they are not nose-down in the gardens.
They are sharing the property with the wild turkeys, who are in full mating display, The big tom is traffic stopping magnificent when he has his tail spread, wing tips drooped, and is doing his display dance for the ladies.
The lawn has also been playing host to a convention of moles over the winter. As the snow melted, their molehills became obvious. While unsightly, and not great for the lawn, we have found that if we simply rake the hills out, the grass comes back very quickly. Moles don't eat the grass roots.
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...