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
Friday, June 17, 2011
Pizza on Earth, Goodwill among Diners
There's even more great reasons to spend some time in Dorset this year. Along with the launch last summer of the S.S. Bigwin ferry (she's still at the dock -- they have had to design, mill and build a boiler for her, and it's costing $$$ and time) there are some new stores along Main Street. Rafters of Muskoka, who have been a destination store in Baysville for several years, has opened up a store across from the Fiery Grill. Old Mill Marina has also located next door to this, on the lake. Of course, all the old favourites -- Robinsons' General Store (STILL the best in Canada!), Stares clothing store, Northern D'Lites are all open for the season.
With four great pizzas to pick from -- the Traditional Margherita; The Bigwinner; Dorset Firetower and the Lake of Baysl, there's much to tickle the tastebuds. The pizzas are handmade, and baked in the stone oven right beside the shop. This is the brainchild of Sarah Jane Johnson, who got her dad, Brad to help her build the oven. The dome shaped clay oven itself is visually and architecturally impressive, as it was built using a design from 79 AD found in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The spectacular oven and the cooking process, combined with the superior taste of the pizza are an extremely innovative way to ensure that the customers keep on coming to Pizza on Earth.
We stopped by today, on the way home from picking up antique windows and railings from the Bigwin Inn rotunda, which are available for purchase to raise funds for the Lake of Bays Heritage Advisory Committee. Our pick was The Bigwinner... and it got thumbs up from all of us (including Dave and Mike, and you know they are the most discerning of pizza eaters!)
Next door to the pizzeria are teh Dorset Community Gardens -- carefully overseen by these wonderfully whimsical flowerpot gardeners. An art studio is being added, so there is a lot to do while you're waiting for your pizza to come out of that magical oven, the way pizza was meant to be cooked!
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...