Thursday, February 25, 2010

Summer's Coming!

We've still got the best Winter in the province, and March is one of the very best months to come out and play with the snow.

But folks thoughts are now starting to turn towards their summer vacations. We still have vacancies, scattered throughout the summer months, in our three and four bedroom cottages, and we'd love to add you to our Bondi Family.

Summer in Muskoka, Summer at Bondi... there's nowhere better.

Hidden Valley - Ontario's Best Kept Skiing Secret??

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area in Huntsville is known by all the locals as a great little gem, but many outside of the area have never heard of it. Its a shame because it has so much to offer skiers of all ages and abilities.

"The Valley" consists of 3 quad chairs and one handle tow, 11 runs, 100 meters of vertical drop and an uphill capacity of 6500 skiers per hour. Average snowfall is 343 CM and in addition they have snow making on 90% of the terrain.

Located in the heart of North Muskoka, Hidden Valley is ideally situated for a winter weekend getaway. For accommodation choices near Hidden Valley visit .

For the Hidden Valley highlands website click here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hints Tips Fishing for Trout, Bass on Lake of Bays, Ontario

I just found this recent article that has lots of hints and tips on what to use and how to fish for Bass , Trout and Whitefish on Lake of Bays - any time of the year

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Monday, February 8, 2010


This is the best time of year for the sledders. All the trails in Lake of Bays are open. The lake trails are staked. The action is always at Dorset on the weekends.

Bondi Village
is offering Sled Specials -- dare to compare! We've got access right from the cottage door to the trails, large cottages that let you sleep 4 people in a two bedroom, 6 in a 3 bedroom with nobody sharing a bed, plenty of room to get together after the day's ride, TV, nearby local restaurants right on the trail. You can park you sleds at the cottage door and we've got lots of rooms to accommodate your trailers.

2 nights, 2 bedroom for 4 people, $500, and you can stay the third night FREE
2 nights, 3 bedroom for 6 people, $600, and you can stay the third night FREE.

Got an extra person? Bring them along, for $50/day extra (third night still free)

Ontario Winter Games in Muskoka - Play Like a Girl!

The Ontario Winter Games roll into Muskoka March 5 - 7, 2010. While events are spread throughout the District of Muskoka, and as far flung as Sudbury and Mt. St. Louis, there will be plenty of action here in Muskoka. Check the schedule to see which events are happening where.

Huntsville, very close to us, is hosting the Figure Skating. That's always a big crowd pleaser. And it's fitting, since Olympian Bryce Davison lists Huntsville as his home town! There will be plenty of locals out cheering when he takes the ice with his partner Jessica Dube in VAncouver

Here in Lake of Bays, the Women's Hockey tournament is taking place at the Baysville arena.

Now, everyone who follows hockeys knows that the Canadian National Women's Team is a powerhouse. They have only lost a total of four games in both the Olympics and the World Championships , all against their rivals, the Americans . Two of those losses came at the 1998 Winter Olympics and one came at the 2005 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships. Evidently, those were unusual "off nights" for the girls!

In fact, when the Men's team was struggling in the last Olympics, the encouragement shouted from the stands was the rallying cry, "Play Like A Girl!"

Over 62,000 girls play hockey in Canada, and probably all of them dream of Olympic gold at some point. One of the big stepping stones to the Canadian National team is the Winter Games, so the competition should be fierce, and -- since they play like girls -- the hockey will be outstanding.

If you're looking for accommodation, Bondi Village is offering a 3 night special, $500 for up to 4 people in a 2 bedroom cottage; $600 for up to 6 people in a 3 bedroom cottage. That will let you take in the entire three days of play -- and, if you have some spare moments, let you relax at our place, check out other winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and wildlife and birdwatching. If you're still hungry for hockey, you can let off some steam on our rink on the lake. Or just 'chill' between the competitions.