Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Place to Rent Snowmobiles

We were contacted today by a new business that rents snowmobiles in the Huntsville area.

It's called Redline Sled Rentals. They have new Arctic Cat single and 2up 570 models... and they deliver to Beauview at no extra charge.
Their contact info is:
Email: Phone: (705) 783 - 6118

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Texans sees snow for the first time

We have guests staying here from Texas. Snow is a whole new experience for them. Instead of staying indoors, they are snow shoeing, snow tubing and taking ski lessons while they are here.
Lots of precious photo moments!

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

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hill and Gully Port Sydney Snowmobile Trails OPEN

The Port Sydney Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club reported today that many of their trails are now open.

Port Sydney - Hill and Gully Riders - Open
TOP D, D101B and D102B are OPEN. Trails 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 56 are OPEN.
Mary Lake Trail on D101B is CLOSED. Use the Alternate Land Trail.

These are the snowmobile trails to the north and west of Beauview.
Others should be opening up after Christmas.

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

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing Opens DEC 21

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing has just announced that they will be open starting Dec 21st. Operating Dec 22 and 23rd, closed for Dec 24 and 25th and then Open again on Dec 26.

You can reach them at (705) 788-7275 for times and details.

Beauview offers Snow tubing packages at Rock Ridge. See our Winter Packages page for details.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snowmobile at Christmas time

I was in Baysville today checking the local news. I heard from Dan the Groomer Man that he's grooming the snowmobile trails now and he expects that the Muskoka trails will be open for the Christmas holidays.
This is Great News! It's been many years since the trails have been open at Christmas.

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

Friday, December 7, 2007

Alpine Ski Snowboard Hidden Valley Open in Huntsville

You can Ski or Snowboard at Hidden Valley Ski Club this weekend.

Today’s Update:
Friday December 7th, 2007

We are open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Today is our 1st Day of winter operation.

Our Surface Conditions are: Machine Groomed Powder
Base Depth: 30 cm
Snow in the last 24hrs: 1 cm
Hours of snowmaking in the last 24hrs: Yes

Lifts in operation: 0 Handle Tow
2 Quad Chairs

Number of slopes open: 3 of 12

Today’s weather: Under snowy skies our early morning temperature is -7°C rising to a mid-day high of -1°C with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 cm.

Hill Information& Upcoming Events

Special Lift Rate ~ Friday December 7th
$20 per person from 9am to 4pm

Open December 7th to 9th from 9am to 4pm
Closed December 10th to 14th
Open December 15th & 16th from 9am to 4pm
Closed December 17th to 20th
Open December 21st from 9am to 10pm

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

Saturday, December 1, 2007

We've got a foot of SNOW!

Over the last two days we've got snow and more snow. There's over a foot of snow on the ground. The lake is starting to freeze over. Some cross country ski trails are open and have been groomed in Algonquin park. Our snowshoes are available to borrow for hiking.

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Four Deer on the Road

It is a winter wonderland here after yesterday's snow fall. Nancy saw 4 deer on the way into town this morning. They are truly beautiful animals, very graceful. The smallest one stopped to look at the car and so they eyed each other for a couple of minutes.

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

Deer Tracks in the Snow

First walk in the morning gives you a breath of fresh air but it also lets you see who's been around after you went to sleep.
There were deer eating what's left of Nancy's wildflower garden. Hunting season is over so they are safe for another year. Squirrels getting the last of their winter food stores before hibernating. But no raccons or bears!

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

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas and New Years is a Magical Time

Christmas is a Magical time. It looks like we'll have snow (though its always hard to tell in these days of global warming!)
People come with their families, at Christmas to start a new tradition. They take time to be together and play together. You can hide from work. ( You don't have to tell the boss that we have cell phone coverage and wireless internet if you don't want to! ) Time doesn't quite stop but it slows down a bit.

What is there to do? Skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, snow tubing are some examples.

For New Years, we cater to couples and families who want to celebrate together. No need to dress up. It's come as you are. You don't have to cook if you don't want to. There are lots of restaurants closeby in Huntsville.

We still have some cottages left for Christmas and New Years. Please check our availability and reserve your special time away.

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

Friday, November 23, 2007

Beauview is on Facebook

We are on Facebook with lots of photos from this past year.

Come join the Friends of Beauview group.

Contribute some of your own photos and video.


Gord, Nancy and Suzanne

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

Directions to Beauview using Google Maps

This is an interactive map that you can use to plot your route to Beauview from anywhere.

Beauview Cottage Resort

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Snow Came Today in Muskoka

Snow came today and stayed in Muskoka! We had to get the shovels out to clear the paths.
The plows were out on the roads so everyone that had to drive, had no problems getting around. The school buses came and went as usual. A good start to real winter weather.
The guests that we have staying with us this week have experienced a variety of weather. Shirt sleeve warm sunny weather, rain and snow - all in the same week!

Past Archive of Beauview Cottage Resort Blog

Hello, I'm Gord - I'm the owner of the Beauview Cottage Resort along with my wife Nancy. We are located near the town of Huntsville in the Muskoka region of Ontario, about 30 minutes drive from the west gate of Algonquin park.

We learned about this new Blog system from a course we've just taken. The best thing we like about it is that you can send your comments too!

Starting now, we'll be using this new system.

For previous entries over the last year to our weblog, please visit the old weblog.