Friday, April 16, 2010

Waiting on the Volcano

If you're stuck in the airport, waiting for the Iceland volcano to finish making an ash of itself, why not consider waiting it out up here in North Muskoka?

We're only a few hours from the airport -- easy enough to get there when the planes are able to start flying again. Housekeeping cottages and family run resorts are affordable, even for those at the tail end of their holiday spending! And there's plenty to do that won't cost a lot while you're here.

Bondi Village, for example, offers free passes into Algonquin Park for all their guests. They also have hiking trails that are available if you are staying at other area resorts.

Sitting in an airport, watching the monitors tell you your flight isn't going anywhere fast is no fun for anyone.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Plan Ahead and Reserve your Muskoka Experience

Tee off time at the Muskoka Highlands Golf Course

18 holes of Golf at the Huntsville Downs Golf Club , Deerhurst Highlands

Spa Visit at Trillium Spa

Steam Train ride, Visit Pioneer Village at Muskoka Heritage Place

Boat Cruise on a Steam boat R.M.S. Segwun Steamship Cruises

Visit Santa's Village in the Summer

Tree Top Climbing at Eaglecrest Aerial Park

See a performance at the Algonquin Theatre

Get Tickets to a Performance of the Decades Show at Deerhurst Resort

Hike or bike, look for moose, birds in Algonquin Provincial Park

Fishing Guide, Boat or Snowmobile Rental with Redline Rentals

Motor Boat Rental from the Baysville Marina May - October

Wakeboarding lessons from the Base Camp in the Summer

Horse Drawn Carriage or Sleigh Ride from Barnboots

Algonquin Highland Trail Rides (Oxtongue lake, Hwy 60)

Andrews Oxen on Limberlost road -- they'll take you for a different wagon ride, drawn by their two lovely oxen! Very unusual!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sultry Spring Fever

Holly Cole will be at Deerhurst April 17, part of the Spring Fever Concert Getaway weekend.

Her sultry, soulful songs combine with a fab weekend of shopping and dining specials.

Which combines beautifully with a little 'quiet time' at the North Muskoka resorts. Bondi Village is offering Super Spring Specials, 3 nights, 4 people, $500... 3 night, 6 people, $600, along with On-going specials for Seniors and Couples. Bondi provides a pass into Algonquin Park as well, so you can combine Holly's concert with the majesty of the unfolding Canadian Shield Spring... and probably catch a moose as well as a songstress.