Monday, June 4, 2012

Bondi Resort BLOG: A Little Help is Needed for a Little Orphan

 A Little Help is Needed for a Little Orphan: Nancy and Taffy (dog) and Blizzard (horse)  found this fawn when they were out in the back fields June 2nd at 4 p.m.  This was the third ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! - North Muskoka Winter Activities this week

We have snow and there's more coming this week. Algonquin park is open - outdoors with their trails and indoors at the Visitors Centre with film presentations each day and sessions with a naturalist on Animal Tracking in the Winter, and Winter Birds in Algonquin.

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is open for skiiers and snowboarders

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing is open all week 10 am to 10 pm for fun snow tubing down their hills.

Many of the North Muskoka properties have vacancies this week.

... Why not take a few days off to come play with us!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Trails are Open, Our Skies are Dark

The ski trails at Bondi Village Resort are short of snow, but they are fabulous for hikers. We are open to the public over the holiday season -- with almost 15 km. of trails winding through a variety of terrain and habitat, we've got something for every level of activity.

Our Frisbee Golf Course is also still open for play.  Please be sure to register at the Office for any use of trails, frisbee course, etc.  There is a small fee for our non-registered guests.

On Starry nights, Nancy is offering a Dark Skies program here at Bondi.  Give her a call if you'd like to come take part.  $10/person for non-registered guests. 705 635 1569. The winter skies are very different from those we see in mid-summer.

We are also offering LAST MINUTE DEALS for cottages during the holidays and over New Years. Give us a shout! 

Holiday Family Fun on the Farm

Another Activity to do over the Holidays

Back of Beyond Equine Centre and Affinity Consulting are offering a unique family/group activity

Holiday Family Fun on the Farm
Ride behind Major and Norman on the big red sleigh/wagon (withwheels instead of bobs until there is snow)Brush/groom the poniesTour the horse farmWalk through the winter woods on our private trailsRoast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate at the bonfireIndoor activities and games

WHEN: Monday Dec 26, Tues Dec 27, Friday Dec 30, Sat Dec 31, 2011Sunday Jan 1, Monday Jan 2, Wed Jan 4, Thurs Jan 5, Sat Jan 7, 2012

TIME: 1pm to 3 pm


WHERE: Back of Beyond Equine Centre, 2572 Muskoka Road 10 Huntsville Ontario www.BackofBeyondEquineCentre .

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What is there to do in North Muskoka?!

Christmas holidays are a week away and New Years is 2 weeks away. What is there to do in North Muskoka when we didn't get a dumping of snow like we got last year. (It shouldn't be a green Christmas, there is snow in the forecast this coming week.) Muskoka also gets lake effect snow from Georgian Bay which is hard for the weather forecasters to predict.

It has been cold so that the ground has frozen up. That means it's good for hiking in Algonquin Park... no mud to slog through! With the frozen grouund and without the leaves on the trees, you can go farther, see farther and see more wildlife. The bears are asleep so there's no worries about a bear encounter. You could see a moose or deer. (no mosquitoes !) On my walk this weekend I saw some birds: blue jays, chickadees and a noisy woodpecker.

Hidden Valley Highlands opens today on a limited basis for snow skiing and snowboarding. They have been making snow at every opportunity. More runs will open as the weather allows. At New Years, they have Fireworks and a bonfire.

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing park also has snow making will open on Dec 26, 2011 There's a lift to take you up to the top of the hills. Warm chalet with food service which is licensed for adults. There's a special New Years party at Rock Ridge

Beauview Cottages has a webcam page shows what it looks like out their window so you can see how much snow we've got.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thinking Christmas and the New Year

National Geographic gave Muskoka the nod as one of the BEST DESTINATIONS n the world. Not just for summer... the other season are pretty amazing too.

We've been getting our own 20 km. of groomed ski trails ready here at BONDI VILLAGE RESORT. The boys are stringing the Christmas lights.  Our Frisbee Golf course is ready for snowshoe play.  Nearby, Hidden Valley Ski Hill has the lifts primed and ready; the Rock Ridge Tube Park is just waiting for the snow; the dog sled teams are fit and ready to rock...  The Algonquin Snowmobile Club has their new maps out and the groomer ready to roll.

We think that Winter in Muskoka is pretty darn amazing.

The Christmas and New Years holidays are a fabulous time to come north, instead of south.  Avoid the airport jams, the trek through Customs -- we're just 2 hours away.

Canada has seasons. We truly believe that there is magic in all of them, and that we owe it to ourselves to discover how to enjoy them all. Mike and Dave can hardly wait to get back on  skiis, they've got the fish-hut primed and ready to go, they've checked out the snowmobiles so they are winter-ready... all they need is snow.

Luckily, due to altitude and attitude, North Muskoka enjoys the kind of the winter you CAN play with.

Think Snow... help Stamp out Summer...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Resorts of North Muskoka Signs

You'll see these signs popping up all over North Muskoka. They show who is a member of the Resorts of North Muskoka.

Look for them when you need a place to stay near Huntsville, Dwight, and Algonquin Park.