Sunday, June 28, 2009

New July Packages - Newest 2 BDR Cottage #3



SPECIAL: From June 27 - July 25 2009 3 or 4 night packages are now available in our newest lakefront 2 bedroom cottage #3 with kitchen, satellite TV, Air conditioners, personal hot tub, gas BBQ. Canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, water trampoline at no extra charge. Plus children's tubing, water skiing, crafts and BINGO

Arrive Saturday PM, and leave Tuesday AM (3 nights) $900 plus taxes or Tuesday PM Arrival and leave Saturday AM (4 nights) $1200 plus taxes.

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

The Play toys are out, Beach is ready


Fresh sand was delivered by Barry Vanclieaf and our neighbour Grant brought over his front end loader to move the sand to the playground and the beach. Nice sand for the children to play in this summer. We keep the sand a short distance away from the lake so we don't affect the lake habitat for fish and other creatures.
The sand toys and beach toys are out too.
Before Grant moved into the area, we shovelled by hand and carted all the sand by trailer or wheel barrow, to the lake. This is much easier and we are able to move a lot more sand.




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

Fortified OAK Trees


We have some beautiful Oak trees that shade our cottages and provide lots of acorns for the squirrels, chipmunks and deer. Our Arborist Derek, Sunrise Tree Service, in Baysville is wiring the three tree trunks together to reinforce them so that they don't split at the base during a wind storm (which we seem to be getting more of, these days)


We don't want to lose these beautiful trees!



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

Friday, June 26, 2009

Loons on Lake of Bays


Here's two loons that came to visit the Beauview waterfront this morning. Usually they duck under water and swim away but not this morning. I was very lucky.


See more photos at :
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=131387&id=622132596&l=1aa74ada82


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

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Duck babies in HD

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Duckies Video

Here's our ducky babies with their mom. They visit our grass several times a day. You can watch from as distance but when you get close, mom herds them away.


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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lake of Bays YOGA

A few steps down the road from Beauview you can go to a YOGA Studio overlooking Lake of Bays.
This Summer, Cecily offers YOGO in her studio. She also offers private group and couples classes. There's YOGA Fundamentals, Fast Flow, Restorative Flow and Rhythmic Flow.

She'll also come to our dock for a private lesson.

Her website will be at www.theyogaelement.com

To contact her:
Mobile: 416-500-0365
email: cecily@theyogaelement.com


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

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Huntsville Community Choir Concert


Great Concert on Friday night at the Algonquin Theatre by the Huntsville Community Choir. Nancy sings Alto.



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

270 Bird Species in Muskoka

I was at a seminar on Eco-Tourism that Robin Tapley was speaking at this week. He said that there's over 270 different bird species to be seen in Muskoka throughout the year. Most are migrating but there are some that stay year round.

You can go to the Muskoka Bird Board for the latest sightings at
http://b3.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?&user=MuskokaBirdBoard

There's a Muskoka Bird Check list at http://users.muskoka.com/sinclair/archives/muslst.html


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

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just went for my First Swim of 2009


The water temperature has sure changed in a week. Last week it was about 55 degrees F CCCOOOLDD! Today its over 70 degrees F (on the surface)


I went for my first swim of the year to put out the water trampoline and swim raft. I put the water slide out yesterday.



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

Lots of Chipmunks this year!


The chipmunks are back! There seems to be lots of chipmunks around this year. They won't let you get too close but they are cute to watch. This one is gathering maple keys (seeds) to take back to his hole in the ground.

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

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Activities Today (in June)

Our Darling Divas, who have been coming to Beauview for 5 years, participated in the Triathlon on the weekend and are going tree top walking today at Eaglecrest Aerial Park, Bracebridge. Way to go ladies!
http://www.aerialparks.ca/

Another couple rented a power boat from the Baysville marina and went cruising Lake of Bays. (No bugs there!) http://www.baysvillemarina.com/

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

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Best Triathlon Cheerleaders


Jennifer and her group of ladies competed yesterday in the Muskoka Triathlon and are out there yelling their hearts out for today's competitors.
I think they should get an award for their endurance. They've been yelling for hours!

video

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Beauview Triathletes

Jennifer and friends, who have been staying with us for 5 years, decided they would race in the Muskoka Triathlon this year.

We wish them all the best!

The Triathlon Bike race goes past Beauview both ways on Sunday. Its a great place to view the riders.
The same is true in September when the Muskoka IronMan takes place on September 13, 2009

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

Friday, June 12, 2009

Beauview Butterflies


These butterflies really like our chives. Stella, our Muskoka Mom, planted chives all over our property to give some purple colour in the Spring. I got lots of great photos today. No need to go to a butterfly sanctuary! ... just bring your camera.


Here's the album with 26 photos, for anyone to look at.


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

Monday, June 8, 2009

Looking for Moose - Found Deer


I've made a couple of trips into Algonquin Park this past week looking for Moose. I was motivated because last week our guests saw 5 moose in one afternoon.


Sadly I didn't see any moose. I did see a hawk, a turkey vulture?, loon, blue heron and some deer. The photo is taken of a deer that crossed HWY 60 in front of me and was just as interested in me as I was in her.



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

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lake of Bays has FISH




Al and his crew come each year for the Hawkins Memorial Fishing derby. It doesn't take them long to catch their limit of lake trout. Jim and Mike did the cleaning and filleting, Al is the chef. On Saturday night, they fry up some of their catch and share it with whomever else is staying with us, including the owners! We look forward to their fresh fish dinner.






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

Monday, June 1, 2009

US / Canada Border Travel Documents CHANGE TODAY

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States from within the Western Hemisphere.

These document requirements are effective June 1, 2009.

U.S. citizens: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI), an enhanced driver’s license (EDL), a Military ID with official travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document.

Canadian citizens: A passport issued by the Government of Canada, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI), or an EDL. U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will be able to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. See the CBP website for more information about children traveling with a school or religious group, social organization, or sports team.

http://ottawa.usembassy.gov/content/content.asp?section=can_usa&subsection1=borderissues&document=borderissues_whtiJune09

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