Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bass Fishing Season is Open in Muskoka

In our area, the last week of June is the opening of Bass Fishing season. It runs through to the end of October.
Bass fishing is a favourite of the children that stay at Beauview. We have a long wood dock that has lots of rocks and logs under it from an old crib dock. This is where the bass hide.
Children fish from the dock with worms on a hook. Even little bass put up a great fight.

Good fun and children don't need a license to fish... just their parents.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What's the Difference between Beauview and Deerhurst Resort?

We were a bit humbled by the question asked over the phone today. It's a priviledge to be compared with the world famous hotel that hosted the G8 world leaders in 2010.

The first thing is size. Deerhurst is one of the largest resort hotels in Ontario with 400 rooms. Beauview Cottage Resort is one of the smallest. It has 6 self catering cottages.

Beauview has a maximum number of 26 guests. Deerhurst has well over 1000 guests.

Deerhurst is one of the largest employers in the area. Beauview is family run, owner operated by Nancy and Gord, with two part time cleaning staff.

Beauview offers cottages with personal hot tubs. Deerhurst has jacuzzi suites.

Both of us have canoes paddle boats, kayaks, water trampoline, water slide, (Deerhurst charges extra. Included in Beauview's rates)
Water skiing/tubing.

Both have high speed internet (though I think Deerhurst charges for theirs. Beauview doesn't)
Satellite TV, fireplaces, air conditioners

Deerhurst has a SPA. Beauview has RMT massage therapists that will come to your cottage.

Deerhurst has two golf courses and a swimming pool. Beauview does not. (There's 8 golf courses withing 30 minutes drive of Beauview, including the Bigwin Island Golf Course)

For dining, Deerhurst has a number of restaurants on site. Restaurants (fine dining to Tim Hortons) for Beauview are 15 minutes away in Huntsville.
Each cottage at Beauview has a kitchen and a gas BBQ grill on the deck, so you don't have to eat out if you don't want to.

For entertainment. Deerhurst has a piano bar and the Las Vegas Style Decades show. Beauview has a campfire with s'mores and marshmallows on a stick, down at the lake under the stars. (We send our guests to Deerhurst for the show!)

Beauview has one of the highest Tourist ratings. = 4 1/2 out of 5 Rating on Trip Advisor .com Deerhurst has a 3 1/2 out of 5 Rating

Beauview offers a friendly, personalized holiday experience. You are the guests of the owners Gord and Nancy. Deerhurst has a Front desk and a Sports Desk to arrange for activities.

Which one to choose? It all depends on what you are looking in a holiday experience and the price you are willing to pay.

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

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Water trampoline, Moonwalk and Iceberg launched

Our water trampoline, iceberg waterslide and New 20 foot moonwalk have been launched on Lake of Bays.
Thanks to brother Rick who was the lifeguard!

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

Playgrounds and Sand

We dumped a whole truck load of new sand in our playground and waterfront areas. There are new toys for the payground too!

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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Children's Size Paddleboats

We just received two new Futurebeach paddleboats for children. These boats can seat one child that weighs up to a maximum of 70 pounds. You paddle with your hands by turning the paddle wheels.

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

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baby Moose Sighting in Algonquin Park

This is my first baby moose sighting. I have trouble finding the full grown variety. Our guests see them and tell us about it and then when I go .... nothing!

Lately I have had better luck.

Yesterday, on our way back from visiting Suzanne in Ottawa we saw a mommy and a baby moose at KM43 and a big Bull moose at KM23 on HWy 60 in Algonquin park.

Can you guess how old the baby moose is? (they grow quick)

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

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Here's a look at some of the Lake Trout fish that were caught this weekend on Lake of Bays.

There's a group that comes every year and they never seem to have any trouble catching fish.

Then Mike prepares the fillets, Al cooks them up and everyone staying at Beauview gets delicious fish for dinner!

Thanks to Al and the boys for a great weekend!

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