Thursday, December 31, 2009

Romance on New Years Eve

A couple that's staying with us is having a night to remember. They are taking a horse drawn sleigh ride through the backwoods trails near Beauview.

A very exclusive and unique way to share your love.

http://www.backofbeyondequinecentre.com/sleigh-rides.html

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Wish Come True

This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting a family from Sarnia who's son has terminal brain cancer. Gord saw an article about the family wishing to visit their family in Muskoka for the holidays in the Sarnia Observer newspaper. (Gord searches for news about "Muskoka" each day and this article turned up. The wonders of the internet. You can get access to news from all over the world. )
The article didn't say where the family lived in Muskoka, so we sent an email to the newspaper reporter. As it turned out, the family they wanted to visit, lives in Baysville, Huntsville and Bracebridge - which is right where we are!

They were able to visit Grandma in Baysville on her birthday, see the luminaries in Baysville, have Christmas dinner and visit with a lot of relatives still in the area.

See the newspaper articles:

Man's Christmas wish
Sarnia Observer
What Upfold would really like to be able to do this Christmas is visit his extended family again in Muskoka. And, he wants to see some snow. ...

Christmas wish comes true for man with brain tumour
Sarnia Observer
Upfold's mother's family is from Muskoka and the 32-year-old man wanted to return there for Christmas and see snow again, but his condition made the trip


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Huntsville Dog Sled Rides

Winter dog sled rides in the Huntsville Muskoka area are available through the North Ridge Ranch. Call Brad 705-788-2828
www.huntsvilledogsled.com

Reservations are a MUST!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Muskoka Snowmobile Trails are OPEN

Some of the Muskoka Snowmoible trails are starting to open on a limited basis. The Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile club reports that some trails in the Port Sydney area have opened this week http://www.hgrsnowmobileclub.on.ca/trail-conditions/index.html
and the Happy Wanderer Club reports trails east of Baysville have opened. West of Baysville is largely swampy and will take more time to freeze up solid. http://www.msrsnowtrails.com/conditions.php

Some trails in the Dwight are also Open courtesy of the Algonquin Snowmobile Club.

For sled rentals: Baysville Marina http://www.baysvillemarina.com/ , Redline Snowmobile Rentals http://www.redlinesledrentals.com/ and HSR Ski Doo Rentals: http://www.skidoorentals.com/locations.html

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Bay is Frozen. Can we go skating?

Our bay on Lake of Bays froze over more than a week ago. Since then we have had a big snowstorm and then some freezing cold temps. I thought I would check it out to see if it was ready for skating?

>>> Not quite yet! I went out about 20 feet and stopped. No cracks or loud breaking sounds. Dry boots. But I didn't want to get wet even though its only about 2 feet of water there. I used the ice chisel (ice banger for the ice fishermen) to make a hole. It was just 2 inches thick. NOT SAFE!

You need at least 4 inches to walk on ice and 6 inches before you can ride a snowmobile on it

We have some cold nights ahead of us. I'll check again later in the week.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, December 14, 2009

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing

Rock Ridge Snow Tubing in Huntsville plans to open on Dec 26th Phone 705-788-PARK

Here's a video I took to show you what to expect....



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Hidden Valley Ski, Huntsville Video

Ski Video taken at Hidden Valley Ski Area Huntsville, Ontario on Opening day!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bigwin Steamboat Restoration

On Thursday December 10th, the Marine Museum accomplished a major step toward launching the SS Bigwin. The SS Bigwin was reunited with her steam engine. What an exciting moment when after 55 years apart the steam engine was lowered back in place ready to ply the water of Lake of Bays again. Joe Pruyn and Rod Carr were hired by the Marine Museum to install the steam engine, propeller and shaft. Joe and Rod worked together in Marsh Engineering which overhauled steam engines and boilers. We are very fotunate to have found 2 people with this type of experience. They will come back in early January to install the propeller, shaft, and rudder. We will keep you informed of our progress.

Jeff Gabura

http://www.bigwinsteamboat.com/


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Algonquin Wildlife Video

Here's a video I found through my Twitter buddies. Lots of Algonquin park scenes with birds and animals - moose, loons, deer, hawks, rabbits, heron.



From Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Algonquingirl22



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, December 11, 2009

Snow Days




Bracebridge, Huntsville , Muskoka have had a lot of snow dumped on us from streamers across Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.


Overnight there was another foot of snow and more coming down today. The plows are having a hard time keeping up with it!




The folks at Hidden Valley Ski hill and the Rock Ridge Snow tubing park must have big smiles on their faces today!




Here's some pics of what it looks like out our window before I go outside to shovel






Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Welcome Winter to Muskoka!




I am excited about having the snow come and stay on the ground for more than just a few hours. I always find that November is a dreary month but as soon as you get into December that all changes!




Here's some photos of our Beauview Lake of Bays waterfront as the sun rises and a look at Fawn lake as it starts to freeze over.






Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, November 27, 2009

Need the latest Road and Weather Conditions?

Want to find out who got snow last night? Or how are the road conditions in your area or anywhere in Ontario?

For webcams throughout Ontario that show what it looks like on the ground go to www.accu-window-weather.com

For Ontario Road Reports:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/index.shtml

PS:
I see Timmins got some snow! Beauview just got a slight dusting.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baysville Micro Brewery Building


The Lake of Bays Brewery is moving quickly to build their new building in Baysville. Open next Summer.





Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid Meteor shower is at its peak tonite. My sister in law called to ask whether she was hallucinating. I said to her maybe she saw a UFO! ... just kidding!

Last night I saw one come over our house - very bright. Great conditions for star gazing..

In the summer, all the guests lie out under the stars to watch the Perseid meteor shower.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Feed the Birds


Janine Bone sent this photo as part of her wonderful collection of photos she took while she stayed at Beauview in October.


This is a real gray jay (not a stuffed one!) up close and personal! Hint: A bit of bird seed in your hand helps to attract them.




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Travel by GPS

We were tourists last weekend. We visited our daughter in Waterloo, went to Cirque de Soleil Circus in Toronto and visited friends in Hamilton.

I always wanted to get one of these GPS Navigation units that are on sale and getting cheaper and cheaper each time I see a sale flyer.

We tried the Blackberry version getting from Waterloo to Hamilton and from Hamilton back to Beauview. (We used Telus Navigator on my Blackberry) I was impressed by the accuracy but it isn't always right and doesn't always take you the way you should go. Its best to have a full address to avoid confusion.

Did we get lost? No. If I didn't know the roads would I have made a wrong turn?. Yes. The nice part about these newer units is that they will replot a new route if you go the wrong way. The older ones would just say "off route, off route !" - which was very annoying!

It is a good idea to still have a map on paper ...just in case.

To program your GPS unit, our address is:
4215 South Portage Road.
Huntsville,
Ontario
P1H 2J3

If all else fails call us at 800-363-6047 and we'll direct you in!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Photos by Janine Bone of Algonquin, Lake of Bays


I just received a number of photos from Janine Bone who stayed with her husband at Beauview in October. They are very well done.
Janine, Thank you for sharing them with us.!




I especially like the chickadee and the moose photos.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, October 30, 2009

Guests for Halloween Weekend

This has been a funny year for tourism. It started off slow due to the recession but it just keeps on going this Fall.
I can't ever remember having any people stay with us on Halloween weekend but here we are with 4 out of 6 cottages occupied tonight!
Some are here for a romantic weekend. Some are attending a wedding at a nearby cottage and some are having a getaway with friends.

The personal hot tubs are getting a lot of use!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photos and New Trip Advisor Review about Beauview




Janine and Chris just told us about a review they posted on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much!


Here's some photos Janine took while they were here.






Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, October 23, 2009

New fireplaces in Lakefront cottages


This year, we have upgraded our fireplaces in our lakefront traditional cottages #4, #5.

We were able to get fireplaces built in Ontario by Napoleon. They are thermostat controlled so there's no guesswork as to what is the temperature setting.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lake of Bays, Algonquin Photos from Flora and Lana

Dear Nancy and Gord,
Hope you are all well. Once again thank you for having us at Beauview. Your hospitality made our trip a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.

Here are some pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flower8/sets/72157622510945950/show/

Although pictures cannot do justice or compare to being there in person, we hope you like them.Cheers,Flora and Lana


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Moose Sightings

This week and today we have had a number of moose sightings from our guests as they drive through Algonquin park.
With all the people around looking at the fall colours, you wouldn't expect to see them but they have!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Algonquin Fall Colours


The leaves haven't fallen off the trees yet in Algonquin park. I went for a ride along HWY 60 to the Algonquin park west gate, this morning.


Lots of colour to see.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Loons are still Here


This photo was taken on Brunel road just south of Beauview on a little lake. Loon lunch time.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

He Wouldn't Go in any boat


This is Elija. He wouldn't go in a canoe with his dad or go in a paddleboat with his mom. Way too tippy.


After they left him behind with Grandma and Grandpa, we talked him into a motor boat ride with grandpa, to see his parents out on the lake.


This picture is the result. First time in a boat.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, October 2, 2009

Beauview Fall Colours Album



Here's a link to our 2009 Fall Colours photo album. The photos were taken around Beauview, Lake of Bays and Baysville.
Algonquin park will be at its peak this weekend. It should be great viewing for Thanksgiving weekend too!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Great Travel Idea for Visitors to Canada

We have just had two couples stay with us recently who were from Germany and Switzerland. They were in Canada visiting Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Algonquin park.

To break up their vacation, they stayed in hotels some of the time but they also stayed at a self catering cottage resort so they could cook their own meals on their own schedule.

A great travel combination.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sept 28 - Don't Believe the Weatherman

There's no sun in the forecast but Monday there was sun and I see sun out my window as I'm typing this message.

Here's my latest short video in the series - Don't Believe the Weatherman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9PCoA0Q7KA


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Colours


Here's the first of my 2009 Fall Colours photos. Algonquin Park will be at its peak in the next 2 weeks and we are about a week later.




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eaglecrest Aerial Park - Zip Line

Gord took his brother to the Eaglecrest Aerial Park for his birthday present.

Here's a video of Gord, brother Rick and their guide Benny, on the Zip lines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygahf7ua-Rs




video

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Muskoka Ironman 70.3 - Sept 13


A great day for the Muskoka Ironman race. Gord was part of the "Iron Crew" Water station team in Baysville.

One of our guests who was in the race, had 3 flat tires. The last flat was 4 km from the finish. She rode the last 4km on her tire rim. What a feat of perseverance!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Beauview Travel Review

A new travel review about Beauview has just been posted by some of our long weekend guests on Trip Advisor.com .

Thank you!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, September 7, 2009

Got the most of the Long Weekend


Here's Alex and Andrew and friends. They took full advantage of the great long weekend sunny weather. They didn't want to leave.




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Water Skiier


This is Ethan was just learned to water ski last year. He got up right away. Great Job!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Lake of Bays Hair Salon


We have a special way of doing hair treatment. We ask you to put on a life jacket, you sit or lie in a tube and Gord takes you around the lake of Bays on the tube.

You get a great ride and fantastic hair - just like you'd get from a salon ... only better!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Magic Water Ski Socks




Here is Florence from Lucerne, Switzerland holding up the Beauview Magic Ski socks. Florence will testify that the magic socks helped her get up water skiing.
The Beauview magic water ski socks have many a novice as well as experienced water skiier, over the years.








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com/ 800-363-6047

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Duckies Video

Please see the video posted on Facebook of Baby duckies at our dock.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/video/video.php?v=136499827215&oid=6047613990#comments

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Big Storm - Beautiful Rainbow








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Cottage Technology

It's amazing the changes that happen in a year. We have offered WIFI for the last 3 years. In the past, a few people brought laptops to connect with family, friends or work.

This year most cottage families have brought a laptop and some have brought more than one. One for the kids and one for the adults or ...

One week there were 10 laptop computers on the property in 6 cottages. It was another activity for the kids on a rainy day. (and we had a lot in July)
Thank goodness we upgraded our WIFI system this spring in anticipation of more load. ... But we didn't expect this much!

We also offer a portable VOIP phone for our US visitors. VOIP means Voice over the Internet. It's a telephone using the internet. It saves the huge roaming and long distance charges you get calling the US from your cell phone.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

69 Year Old Grandpa on Skis




Grandpa Tom showed how its done to all the younger ones. He got up water skiing on the first try and went all around the lake.




Mary got up water skiing for the first time today. Congratulations!






Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunrise at 6:30am




I get up early to take these photos so our guests can sleep in!








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Alida and Mark



Hello Beauview Cottage Resort


Remember us? Alida and Mark Gardner

We just wanted to thank you for a beautiful honeymoon we spent at your cottage resort last year it was great.

We are looking forward to our next visit. We just celibrated our first anniversary :)


Thanks again for the great time

Alida and Mark Gardner



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. BIG came to Visit

Here's one of the photos they took of Lake of Bays -






Our neighbours Jack and Judy Stewart came to visit with their new business invention. - It's a camera on the end of a 60 foot pole. It can take photos from high in the sky! They call it BIG Pole Photography. (And that's why I call them Mr and Mrs. BIG !)









Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Deer at Fawn Lake Cottage



With a name like Fawn lake, you'd expect to see deer? Well our guests Kyle and Kerri were not disappointed. They saw deer on two mornings


The photo is taken from the deck of the Fawn lake cottage looking down the driveway.


As I drove over there yesterday, I saw two deer eating at the edge of the road too.


For more photos, see

Thursday, August 13, 2009

78 degrees F Water temp - Am I dreaming?

After taking the kids tubing yesterday, I checked our Lake of bays dock thermometer. It said 78 degrees F.
I even went for a swim!

In less than a week, the water has warmed up dramatically.

Some of the boys were playing a new game - ring toss using our inflatable tubes. One boy floats in the water on a tube near the water trampoline with his hands in the air. The others stand on the water trampoline and try to toss the tubes over his head. The Most tubes wins!
I'll try to get some video of this.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Great Views of the Meteor Shower in Muskoka

Many of our guests went down to the lakefront after dark to look for the Perseid meteor shower.
We weren't disappointed.

In less than an hour, I saw over a dozen meteors streak across the sky. I turned off the lake lights and gave out glow sticks so everyone could see. The children went inside at about 10:30pm. The parents were happy that we didn't have to wait until 2 in the morning to see something.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Trip Advisor report about Beauview

There's a new Trip advisor.com report about Beauview that's just been submitted.

Please see:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g181752-d185927-r37302117-Beauview_Cottage_Resort-Huntsville_Ontario.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Muskoka Envirocredits

Muskoka Envirocredits (ME) offers individuals, small businesses and corporations the opportunity to invest in local initiatives that promote watershed health and offset carbon emissions.
For more info see:

http://www.muskokaheritage.org/me/

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thomas' First Marshmallow


This is Thomas. He's at his first campfire and eating his first marshmallow. A lot of first time experiences for Thomas this week.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Chased a Monarch Butterfly


I chased a monarch butterfly until I finally got tired and stopped. She kept circling me and when she thought I wasn't looking, she landed. I was only able to get so close before she took off again!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

King of the Castle


Here's Philip working on a huge sand castle. Great Fun!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Five More Conquered Lake of Bays


Congratulations to our 5 teens that went tubing for the first time. After hearing about the drownings in Muskoka, they were a bit apprehensive about going anywhere near the water.


Well, they conquered their fears and went tubing today behind the Beauview boat. Well Done! (They each received Beauview Bob Tubing awards)

They also went kayaking and peddleboating and swimming in the lake.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Brian's boat is always full of girls!


Check out Brian's boat. He said he wasn't sure he'd bring it this year but I knew he would. Every time I look - it's full of girls. I count at least six!
Can you tell that I'm envious? - Brian's boat is like a chick magnet!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Jacob and Adam Tubing Videos

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047




video



video

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Beauview Firemen


After a wet start to their week's stay, these determined men and old Boy Scouts, Nick, Brian and Ken, lit a campfire with wet wood without the use of any gasoline. (but they did use a lot of newspaper!)


Congratulations guys!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Maddy's First Time in Canada


Maddy wanted to go home to the U.K. with special Canada Souvenirs. She bought a flag and a beaver.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Can Anyone Identify this Turtle?


This turtle was seen just behind one of our cottages at Beauview. He didn't want to move for an hour. But he was in a traffic zone and we were worried that he'd get run over. Finally we coaxed him into a box and put him near our creek.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beautiful Crafts


Here's the crafts done this week at Nancy's Crafts time.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com/ 800-363-6047

Fin and Maddy Tubing




Fin and Maddy are from the U.K. and have never seen a tube on the water before. After some initial hesitation, they both gave it a go and had a great time!








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Gord is being taught how to Fish


In the 16 years we've been at Beauview, I rarely have gotten out to fish. This week, I had two fishermen staying with us that didn't bring their boats and I had just bought a new fish finder & depth sounder that I wanted to try out.

I went out one night with Jim who was armed with the latest fishing intelligence from Mitch at Triple Star Baits in Baysville. Jim caught one fish and I didn't catch any but we saw a lot pass by us on the fish finder screen!


Last night I went out with Ken, who's been coming to Beauview for 14 years. He used to bring his boat and fish all the time. I wanted him to show me his secret fishing spots. (Then maybe I could qualify as a fishing guide!!)

Ken caught 5 fish and I didn't catch any. I tried, lures, special scented minnows and worms.

And... lots of fish passed by under the boat that didn't want to come into the boat! (I turned off the sound alarm on the fish finder - it was starting to be annoying!)


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wakeboarding on Lake of Bays

Beauview is now able to offer wakeboarding to our guests. (Advance Reservations required) This is in addition to the children's tubing and waterskiing that Gord provides each week in the Summer.

The Base Camp www.thebasecamp.ca has a wakeboard boat that is kept a the Pride of Lake of Bays Marina. (between Baysville and Dorset)

They will come to our dock given advance notice. Anyone interested, please let Gord or Nancy know.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Summer Video and Photos

Bill, a guest from last week, has added 3 new videos and some photos to our Facebook page "Friends of the Beauview Cottage Resort"

There's tubing, water trampoline and campfire videos

See it at
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=6047613990&ref=ts

Thanks Bill!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, July 17, 2009

Best Line We Heard all Week


Allison and her brothers were excited about going to Algonquin Park and hoping to see a moose so they could get a Beauview Moose Award.


Her brothers saw the moose at the Visitors Centre (stuffed) but Allison had the best story - she said "she saw a moose that was disguised as a rabbit".


She got a Beauview Moose Award just for the originality!


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, July 13, 2009

Twins - Two weeks in a Row


This is Cameron and Timothy or Timothy and Cameron. Identical twins. I hope to be able to tell them apart by the end of the week. This the second week of twins. What are the odds?



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Snake in the Grass


Alexander and Patricia found a garter snake in the grass. It was trying to get away but Alexander caught it to show his mom! (who took this photo on her Blackberry)




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

First Time Tubing


This is Alexander. He asked for a short ride at slow speed. ... but he kept asking to go faster. He ended up getting some air at the end of the ride too! What a tame ride?!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Special Beauview Cakes


Allison and Claudia are in a cake decorating class together. They made and decorated Beauview Vacation cakes that they shared with all the guests at the Welcome BBQ. Lots of yummy icing. Thank you!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Time Tubing, Kayaking from Scotland







Congratulations to Fiona, Margaret, and Peter - First time tubing for Fiona and first time in a kayak for Peter and Margaret.



"The water here, is a lot warmer than the North Sea"( where they come from in Scotland.)












Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047