Beauview Cottage Resort, Lake of Bays
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We hope you'll stay with us
- Gord and Nancy
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This is Denise. I just wanted you to know what a
wonderful time we had at the cottage this past weekend. The kids really
enjoyed themselves at your "park" and even the wet weather couldn't spoil
the good time we all had. I also checked out the video you took of us
canoeing and it was great!!! Thanks again for going out of your way by
taking Elijah for the boat ride. The little things that you do for your
guests really make an impression and we can't wait to come back!! Thanks
Denise & Tim , LaSalle, ON
Thank you again for the great hospitality you showed us. We all had a wonderful
time. It was our first vacation altogether, and I couldn't have picked a
better spot. We have been up there a few times before and I just knew the
little ones would love it. We are all talking about doing this again next
fall. The picture of Elijah was great and the canoe videos are too. Happy
Thanksgiving to you Nancy, and Suzanne. I'm sure you are looking forward to her
coming home for the Holiday! Take Care
Dear Gord and Nancy Bell:
Thank-you again for our lovely stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our
visit. The cottage (# 3) was perfect. We wouldn't hesitate to come
back again and tell our friends. Your hospitality was superb.
Darlene & Kevin Rob & Brenda
I just wanted to thank you once again for making our stay at your cottages a
memorable one. Your hospitality could not be beat anywhere. The colours
were out of this world only to be matched by your friendliness. You surely
have a piece of heaven. The Bruce Peninsula could not compare to the
Thank you Again
Gord and Nancy. Thank you very much. You have made our honeymoon ... magical and
very memorable. We fell in love all over again, with each other and
Beauview. You guys have thought of everything to make it a perfect
getaway. Your hospitality is that of a 5 Star Resort. A and R,
We liked the fabulous time we spent here. Especially the fully complete
equipment that went with the cottage. (Algonquin Park pass, canoes, wireless
internet, towels..) Great The boat trip around the Lake of bays was really
Louis and Family, Belgium
February 24, 2008
As always, we had a blast! Snowmobiling is amazing here. We love our
yearly visits and look forward to the next. Your hospitality is appreciated.
Take care and we will see you next year.
Umbers, Swans, Lewis, New York USA
February 18, 2008
My family and I will
be returning to Beauview Cottage Resort this
summer for our 12th year. We love this
beautiful part of the world and we love the
care and attention to detail that our hosts,
Gord and Nancy, give to every visit. I can
honestly say that their efforts to make
their guests comfortable is above and beyond
anything we have experienced anywhere else
in our travels. From the home-made jam
waiting for us when we arrive and the rubber
ducks for each hot-tub, to the remote
internet access and long list of water craft
and movies to borrow, your every wish is
accommodated. I highly recommend this lovely
A.K. Kitchener, ON
February 2, 2008
We absolutely loved our stay at Beauview!! It was a little piece of
paradise. Very peaceful environment with nature's beauty all around to enjoy.
The cottage itself was very well maintained and has a welcoming warm charm. We
especially enjoyed cozying up to the fireplace at night and relaxing in the "hot
tub in the snow". The snowmobile trails were a blast and we will be reminiscing
our stay until the next time we come here. Thank you so much for your
hospitality including the extra treasures we found upon arrival - Yummies in a
Jar jam, wonderful scented soaps, and a bottle of wine - a definite bonus.
Thanks again, Chad and Stacy
My husband and I came to Beauview Resort with our six month old daughter, for a
relaxing getaway. We have had an amazing time. The cottage is warm and cozy and
had absolutely everything we needed. The hot tub was an amazing way to
relax, and we used it all three nights we were here. Our little getaway
was absolutely perfect, and we would love to come again.
Jennie, Mark, Grace, Toronto, ON
Great View, hot tub, clean and well kept cottages. We saw 18 deer on New Years
Eve and 22 on New Years Day. Went to Algonquin Park and saw a female moose.
Pleasure to meet you both and we'll be back. The Hunters, Hamilton,
It was peaceful and private. Excellent time. Very relaxing. Excellent
hospitality and great accommodations. View was fantastic from cottage #3. Thanks
for all. Will be back.
Ken and Lynne, Ontario
Sheer serenity! cleanliness, comfort, quiet! Great Hospitality. Like home away
from home. We missed the deer visit to our cottage, but Gord took pictures
for us - so I guess we really didn't miss it. - no complaints or "wish we hads".
Shannon and Ryan, Ottawa, Ontario
We spent our honeymoon here and we had a great time. After all the stress
leading up to the wedding, a few relaxing days was exactly what we needed. We
went to the Dorset Lookout tower, which is beautiful this time of year. My
husband climbed the tower while I kept my feet on the ground. The next day we
did some hiking in Algonquin Park, what a great time of year to do that! Every
night we would sit in the hot tub to relax, one of the highlights of the trip.
Thank you for such a wonderful relaxing honeymoon. We will be telling all our
friends and family about the great time we had. We hope to see you next year.
Sharise and Mike, Beamsville, ON
We had the greatest time here! We'll be back for more wonderful memories.
M, J, Oakville, ON
A little piece of heaven! We'll be back. Thanks for everything! J&M,
A great place for a girls weekend! C, P, H, and S, Brampton,
Barrie, Markham, ON
Dear Nancy and Gord,
We searched the internet for a cottage and found your Beauview site.
Congratulations on an excellent website.
1One bedroom cottage #2 exceeded our expectations. It is clean, bright and very
comfortable. The hot tub is a delight.
You are both ideally suited to own and run an establishment like this. The
Welcome Hot Dog BBQ on Sunday was a great way to meet our hosts and neighbours.
Thanks for the wine, jam and soaps.
We took the Lake of Bays Boat Tour and we would recommend it. We are familiar
with the area as we camped in Arrowhead and Algonquin Parks.
We will definitely be back again.
R, M, London, Ontario
Our one week stay was fantastic. We have stayed in many cottages in Central
Ontario and weren't sure what to expect. I've never understood the rating system
for hotels, but I do now. We showed up with salt & pepper, coffee filters, dish
soap and were able to bring this all home. All the basics were there - turnkey.
The property is in a quiet bay on Lake Of Bays with a only a few other private
cottages. The grounds and cottages are all well maintained and very clean. The
hot tubs were fantastic.
The hosts were thorough in explaining how everything in the cottage worked (A/C,
gas stove, satellite) and then left you on your own with an open-door policy.
This gave us the privacy we seeked.
Many personal touches such as wine, jam and soap were awaiting our arrival.
All the basic activities were available at no charge (canoes, kayaks etc.) and
waterskiing and tubing for an additional charge, but only on particular days
(plan in advance). If you want to rent a boat, you must seek out a third party
(Baysville Marina is 8km away).
We utilized the Algonquin park pass for 4 days, it was an incentive to get us
We are a young couple who liked to have some of the comforts of home. You
wouldn't think you'd want wireless internet on vacation, but it was great to
find directions, check cinema schedules, check LCBO closing times, and send the
occasional picture back to the folks at the office :-)
J, M, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Dear Nancy and Gord,
Thank you so much for the wonderful holiday. The family really enjoyed our stay.
It is a wonderful family resort for all ages. We were blessed with perfect
weather. We enjoyed our evenings eating popcorn and watching your excellent
selection of movies. We look forward to returning. W. B. , Richmond Hill,
Excellent and very clean! cottage. Overall, excellent stay. I would recommend
to anyone. Great job and keep up the great job! G. L., Timmins, ON
Hi Gord and Nancy
Thank you for an
excellent stay at Beauview. The kids had a chance to do things that they
ordinarily dont get the opportunity to do, like tubing, kayaking etc. They
loved the Bingo and crafts and water trampoline. All in all everything was
so much fun. P.C., Dundas, ON
The 3 bedroom cottage was great. Appliances etc. We liked the canoes,
kayaks, paddle boats, tubing and the updates for activities and weather.
My children really enjoyed the tubing and crafts. My husband thought
the kayaking was fun. Everything was great. We had a great week. LT
We liked how you thought of everything - from stocking the cottage, to
running activities for the children. MG, Oakville
You guys were fantastic. Everything we needed was completely provided for us.
from directions, to canoes, to fishing gear, to DVDs, you took great care of us.
Thank you so much for the wonderful getaway. PS. The Hot Tub and BBQ was great!
We liked everything that helped and made us feel so welcome, crayons, rocking
chair, rubber duck, well equipped kitchen, hot tub! Very comfortable attractive
new cottage. We are happy to tell our friends about Beauview and hope to
come back soon. - Mays and Gardiners
Everything was very pleasant. Your kindness stood out over everything.
The cottages are full of the necessities and I had everything we needed due to
your home like environment. Above our expectations
We liked the attention to details. The cleanliness is very much appreciated. The
friendly welcome makes us feel special.
We liked the view, the cottage, the high chair and the DVDs. We found the
cottage very well equipped which, when you are travelling with a demanding 10
month old, is quite an achievement! M& H, London, England
We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with a stay at your beautiful place.
Here in Cottage # 5 On arrival, we learned that this was the same place
that Tom's family had stayed when he was a child - 47 years ago! It
brought back great memories. It was his first introduction to the Muskoka Area.
We were amazed at how well preserved the older cottages are. They have tradition
and charm. We were blessed with great weather. While soaking in the hot
tub, we gazed at the "Harvest Moon". We loved the little touches such as the
wine, soaps and jam. Our compliments on how well you've kept the place and
Thanks for a great weekend. Tom and Daina, Dundas, Ontario
Nancy and Gord, We had a wonderful weekend which exceeded our
expectations! We were never lacking something to do and you gave us perfect
directions to all the local towns. The pass for Algonquin park was extremely
appreciated. The cottage was impeccably clean and included every amenity we
could imagine - we did not want to leave. We enjoy
travelling across Ontario, finding great places to stay - Beauview is one of
those places - we will certainly recommend to our friends and be back ourselves.
Thank you for everything! Maura and Shawn, Toronto, Ontario
Two reviews submitted by our Guests to
Super Holiday "AWESOME!"
We have had a memorable week. All of the special family time together has been
priceless. Whether we were kayaking (some for the first time) roasting
marshmallows, jacuzzi, paddle boating, special moments and talks on the dock or
teaching our 4 year old to wish on his very first star. The memories of our
family here together will last and warm my heart for my lifetime.
Marge and Bill, Barrie, Ontario
The resort facilities were fantastic; hot tub, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, BBQ,
Current movies and the pass for Algonquin Park. Gord and Nancy were most
attentive and nothing was too much trouble, yet we had lots of privacy.
The view of the lake was beautiful.
We feel that you don't sell yourself enough - if you've got it (and you have)
you should flaunt it!
J. H. , United Kingdom
Warm hospitality, charming and rustic setting, beautiful view.
L. W. New York USA
We liked the calmness, serenity and peace - the hot tub on the deck. The
hosts were the absolute best. Kids loved the Bingo, crafts and tubing. We
all enjoyed the paddleboats and kayaks.
Thanks for an absolute perfect week! - M H, Windsor
The wireless internet is faster than last year. - Y.L, Toronto
The surroundings are beautiful. All the extras like the canoes, not to forget
the Jam! The cottage is well equipped. - T.F. The Netherlands
We loved the fact that we could participate in outdoor activities or do
nothing. Privacy was terrific but it was reassuring that you were nearby.
We loved everything and are planning to return with our children.
We love cottage#6 with the full size eat in kitchen.
Satellite TV was wonderful during the Olympics.
We are always so happy with everything when we come here. We just couldn't
ask for anything more. That is why we keep coming back.
Bill and Denise, Burlington
Cottage, Hot tub, and location - all great!
We liked the little touches: wine, delicious jam, park passes loan of snow
shoes, making us feel welcome. The view over the lake. Emma and Matt
You got a great thing going. Thanks, really needed to get away. It was
great. See you again soon. ... Sooo relaxing in the Hot tub.
Steve and Sarah
Friendly helpful hosts, Lovely setting - it was so quiet and peaceful. Well
supplied kitchens. Loved the hot tub and the view from the deck. Tasty
jam, the wine.
Thank you for your unparalleled hospitality. (and thanks for arranging some
Northern lights too!)
Steve and Allison
Had a super time, as usual!
Vic and Julie
Liked the hot tub, peace and quiet, non- intrusive hosts and all the finishing
touches - wine, jam, and robes for the hot tub.
The weekend experience at this resort was perfectly enjoyable. The cottage was
great, just the right size for both comfort and the relaxing atmosphere was
awesome. The cottage was well heated and the view was great. We really enjoyed
the outdoor hot tub. Privacy was great, no one bothered us.
The service here is amazing- beyond anything we have ever experienced before.
The hospitality here is the best.. thanks for making our vacation
fantastic. We will definitely be coming back and will recommend you
Kim and Dan
February 27, 2005
Our first trip to Canada to snowmobile - we had a blast! The trails were
awesome - riding on the lake was an adventure in itself -The hospitality
was incredible and all the extra touches was very kind - thanks for
everything! We will for sure be coming back and will spread the word at home
about this incredible hide away secret way up north. The only thing we regret
- we came for 3 days - not long enough.
Rich, Melissa, Gerry, Tracy, New York, USA
January 10, 2005
This was our second time here and we once again had an amazing time! Thank you
for everything. We look forward to coming back next year. Amanda, Jennifer,
First time at Beauview, very cozy in the evening after a long day of
snowshoeing in Algonquin Park 20 kms. We were going to book a trip away
to somewhere hot but at the last minute decided to go north. We are glad to
have changed our plans after we reached Beauview. Bill and Amanda,
Thank you for two wonderful days. We had a great time and I'm sure we will
remember our trip to Canada and especially our stay at Beauview as one of the
best holidays ever! We can not wait to visit you again. Martin and Mieke, The
This is our place away from home.. Now that we've found you, we'll keep coming
back. Thanks for taking care of us.
Denise and Bill
Dear Gordon, dear Nancy,
We want to thank you for our wonderful time
staying at Beauview Cottage. We loved this place with itīs silence, the very
clear water and the very nice people there and the hot tube as well!
We remember our beautiful canoe-trips at the
Lake of Bays and that is why we want to say thank you a lot.
Gordon with the CD you made us a very great
pleasure. We enjoyed the pictures you took of the people staying at your
cottages and we are very happy with the pictures you took while we were
We wish you a beautiful fall and say
goodbye until the next time!
Stephan, Ines, Gesine and Martina
Hi Gord & Nancy
Just wanted to tell you again that Ken and I had a
wonderful time at your resort and we hope to come back again. Thanks so
much for your wonderful hospitality and your thoughtfulness. It was a
special weekend for us and it will be one of our favorite memories for years
Ken & Debbie
Just thought I would drop you a line thanking you for such
a great week. The trails were incredible and we have plenty of memories to
talk about. I talked to the guys and we are all interested in coming back
again next year for the same week. Is the cabin available for Jan. 31st until
Feb. 6th? Also, I was reading your web log - Thanks for the bits and pieces
about us being there. I check it regularly along with the webcam pics.
Well I hope all is well! ~Bill
P.S.~ I am already looking forward to next year's trip!
Gord & Nancy:
We would like to thank you for the wonderful
weekend we spent at Beauview. The whole mini-vacation was terrific. The
reception we received upon arrival set the mood for everything to follow. Your
hospitality and attention to detail was a very pleasant bonus.
Sitting in the hot tub at 8:00 AM, with the sun
coming up over the trees, the smoke drifting across the lake, in -35 degree
temperature is not something soon forgotten. The only thing missing was the
morning cup of coffee (my fault, too lazy). Thanks again and we look forward to meeting
with you again.
Dave and Bonnie
To Gord and Nancy,
Well it's been a heck of a week
We had lots to do ...even more to eat!
We've seen Santa, Lady Muskoka and so many things
but mostly we enjoyed the cottage and all that Beauview brings.
This place is A1 and so are its hosts
we all had a blast...
we want to thank you the most.
Now the cows are calling and its time for our home journey,
but we are warning you now , we will be returning.
Thanks for everything. - B & P and family Berwick,
Ontario (Dairy Farmers)
January 20, 2003
The cottage was beautiful. - very cosy and wonderfully kept. Customer service
and warm personality were very much appreciated. Most of all, we felt very
Thanks again for the wonderful weekend!! We definitely will be back again.
We really appreciate the five star hospitality you provided us
with. Jon and Breanna
December 30, 2002
Our first visit and what a wonderful visit it was. The accommodations were
great, all the amenities were there which made us feel right at home. Our
snowshoeing adventures in Algonquin Park were great. Saw 5 moose, and blue jay
like birds landing on our hands feeding. Just Great. We look forward to
repeat visits. Thank you for your
Chris and Frances
We had a wonderful weekend escaping the city! 6 city slickers stayed at
the cottage and were amazed to find a blanket of flaky white wet material called
snow falling from the heavens! Oh to play in the snow again. We
found ourselves transformed into little children, tobogganing down the family
hill, snowshoeing, and blazing our own trails through the woods and zipping down
the snow tubing hills not far from here. And as children of the winter, we
warmed ourselves up in this lovely cozy cottage drinking hot cocoa, playing
guitars and singing all dressed in our pajamas.
Thank you Gord and Family for helping us to discover winter outside Toronto and
our inner happy playful selves. Merry Christmas 2002 Alexi and
Thank you very much for your hospitality. We had a wonderful mini vacation
here. We enjoyed a terrific camp fire, good times and great scenery.
We will make sure to recommend your wonderful place to everyone!
Thanks! Marianne, Casey, Kelly and Paul
Thank you for another super weekend. A great getaway. Things were
perfect. Hope to see you again soon. T & D, Newmarket
As it was our first stay at Beauview there is too much to list that we liked.
Cleanliness, Hot tub, fireplace, satellite TV, kitchen, and the scenery.
Bath robes constituted the majority of our attire for the weekend.. We were
pleasantly surprised all weekend. S.M., Hamilton
The Service and Hospitality were beyond reproach.
Liked the location, cleanliness of the cottage, vicinity close to Algonquin
park and the service.
Thank you for the Hospitality, the hot tub, the beavers, the boat ride, the
variety of activities for the young and young at heart. SM, Barrie
The Cottage was very clean. The weather was chilly but the cottage was well
equipped including a gas fireplace. - Wonderful! ... The Service! Everything we
needed was taken care of - very relaxing. The Hot Tub was a great feature. The
View and the lake were beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful time! C & K Holland
We had such a peaceful and relaxing week here, it will be difficult to leave.
Thank you so much for the hospitality. We'll definitely tell our friends and
family about this wonderful place. M & D, Toronto
Another lovely weekend at Beauview before winter sets in. Pat and Sid,
This is the first time that we are here. Everything is great! Nature, scenery,
service. We had a really nice time. It was much better than we expected. Thank
you very much! Necakov family
Thank you for the warm hospitality. We had a great time in thi wonderfull
cottage with a marvelous view on the lake. Thanks also for the facilities for
our Thomas (10 mons old) We'll recommend this cottage resort to our Dutch
friends who also have plans to visit this beautiful country. Edwin, Nicolle and
Thomas, The Netherlands
Dear Gord and Nancy,
What a wonderful way to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. All our favourite
activities: hiking, canoeing, swimming (+ eating jam!) in beautiful weather +
cosy cottage to come home to. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality,
P& E Toronto
Just wanted to say Thank you! You've made my summer. I finally got up on water
Skis. Thank you so much for helping me. I had a great week meeting new people
and all in all having a great time. I luv it when I come here. I always
have a good time. But still the best part is water skiing! My summer
is complete!! Dana (age 14)
Gordon, Nancy and Suzanne,
What a great week we had in Cottage #5. This is always the Best Vacation of the
Year. You continue to improve Beauview and make it more attractive. We
will always remember our cocktails at the edge of the lake with our feet in the
water. Thanks for your great hospitality and look forward to seeing you again
next year. Les, Sue, Mike, and Linda
Happy Father's Day! Just a quick note before we leave to return to our normal
lives. This weekend was a return to our childhood summers. No doubt the
chipmunks are well fed all winter if everyone feeds them like we did! We don't
want to leave. Thanks you for your wonderful cottage, with its wonderful
view, as well as your extreme hospitality! Angela, Marc, Sarah, Carl
Gord and Nancy,
This a beautiful piece of land you have here to come up and retreat from life
for a while. Steve enjoyed going out in the boat and fishing. He also
enjoyed the BBQ. I enjoyed the fireplace and the view of the lake.
We went for a drive and saw moose and deer. Thanks for the lovely stay.
See you again. Jennifer and Steve
Dear Gord and Nancy,
Thank you again for another beautiful Winter weekend. We find it
absolutely georgeous here! Your friendliness and hospitality is very
overwhelming. We look forward to visiting you next year. Thanks for
the good times and memories. Lori, Wade, Steve and Erica
Gord, Nancy and Suzanne,
I can't tell you how relaxing this weekend was for my wife and me. She
deserved this relaxation more than anyone in the world. And it gives me a chance
to show her how much I love her. Thanks again. Mark and Peg
Gord & Nancy, Thanks for another great Snowmobiling Vacation. The
trails were absolutely outstanding. No problem getting 200+++ miles per
day (approx. 350km) We even had our first moose experience. What a huge
animal. As usual, the scenery is great. We always enjoy our
stay. Thanks again for everything. We will be back. Terry,
Bill, George, Lockport N.Y.
Gord and Nancy, When we first walked through the door, this cottage was so
perfect we couldn't believe our eyes! This turned out to be a fabulous
romantic getaway from our busy lives in Toronto. Thank you for your hospitality
& providing everything we needed including the "little
things". We intend to make this our annual quiet retreat. Good
health and happiness.
K. M. T, Toronto, Ontario
We really enjoyed our time here at Beauview and hope to be back again. It
made our 10th anniversary very special. Thank you and God Bless.
Our stay here at Beauview was very relaxing. The accommodations were
perfect. You really have thought of everything for your guest both young
and old. We hope to come back next year and bring some friends. R.
M. B., Ailsa Craig Ontario
This place has been just great! One of the best summers of my life. M. F.
Gord and Nancy, Our country is made up of 7,000 islands. We have traveled all
across Asia and North America but we have not seen anything as beautiful and as
serene as this place. Thank you very much for the wonderful
L,T, J and M, Manila, Philippines
Thank you for everything. What a beautiful spot to spend our 1st wedding
anniversary. The cottage is adorable and we are so relaxed after hiking
and a huge meal at the nearby Birchhaven Restaurant. We will be
back! R&J C
Just a note to thank you for looking after us all so well last
week. I have been involved in customer service training for many years
and am constantly looking for examples of best practice to use on courses.
I hope you won't mind if I cite you as an example of excellence - there are
too few about!
We all had a great time and were able to do all the activities
we wanted even in the short space of time we had available. We have all
said that when we return to Canada for the next winter break, we will come to
Beauview - and will book in good time!
Thanks again, Heather
What a warm hospitable welcome! Thanks to Gord, we were able to organize
our short time here so well - skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snow tubing
- all in one day! Definitely not long enough.
Phil, Heather and friends Oxford Northampton, United Kingdom
February 15, 2000
What can we say! We have never experienced such great hospitality!
At first we were very excited and nervous coming to Muskoka, since this was our
first trip up north and we had no idea what awaited us. You made us feel
at home and have gone out of your way to make our trip more pleasurable and
comfortable - seeing if we needed anything such as towels, snowshoes, hats,
mittens, etc. to giving us directions to even helping us "dig out" the
car after the snowstorm. You have certainly gone the "extra
mile". Beauview is quiet relaxing beautiful and unique. Thanks for a
wonderful 3 days!
Faisal & Ferozan
Feb 11, 2000
Enjoyed our snowmobile vacation. Excellent trails, wonderful scenery.
Cabineers Snowmobile Club, Parkhill, Ontario
Thanks for everything!
We had a gorgeous time here and enjoyed your cottage very much. We hope to
come back here sometime in the future!
Hye-ri, Mi-ran, Jai-Young, Ha-suk
Our 3rd Winter week here for silence, walking, watching the fire and sunrises
and just going out on the frozen lake. We return home refreshed to face
very large challenges. Such a glorious part of the world!
Barbara and John, Kitchener-Waterloo
We will always remember our first experience at Beauview when you assisted us
to find my lost glasses while out canoeing. We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet
time in the summer of 1999 which was so relaxing with the scenic beauty of the
misty sunrises and the glorious sunsets.Thank you for such enjoyable summers!
C and J M., Barrie, Ontario
Texas Mystery Writers come to Muskoka
A lovely vacation, beautiful cool weather (terrific
break from the Texas heat) exactly what we were looking for. You are wonderful hosts
who work extra hard to see to your guests' comforts. Thanks for all the little
things that made our stay so memorable. (loved that strawberry jam!) - Susan
Before moving to Texas in 1952 at age six, my fondest memories were of a
cabin beside a cold clear lake surrounded by a dark forest of pine, maple and birch - who
says you can't go home again? - Bill Albert
Bill and Susan Albert, Bertram Texas, August 1999
writers of the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries and the Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries www.mysterypartners.com
Cottage was clean and comfortable - we shared our
peanuts with Chip 'n Dale, two very bold chipmunks. Swimming was great fun for the kids.
We saw many interesting places too in the vicinity such as antique stores, quaint
shoppes, picnic site and Muskoka Pioneer Village. The boys were excited to have caught a
speckled trout and were awarded with the Beauview Bob button. It was a pleasure
meeting new people and our hosts, Gord , Nancy and Suzanne. We wish you and your families
a wonderful summer. - Janice and sons, Windsor, Ontario July 1999
Valentines Day YES! - Two
Engagements at Beauview this weekend
Beauview was the setting for two marriage proposals this
Valentine's Day. Here's an excerpt from one Guestbook:
GREAT WEEKEND! One to remember because she said YES, when I said
"Will you marry me?!"
From South Africa- Never Seen Snow before!
Dear Gord, Nancy and Suzanne, A small word ThankYou cannot always explain
appreciation for your warmth and kindness during our stay at Beauview. For Chris and
I a forever experience to cherish and take back to South Africa with us.
Thank you for immediately making us feel part of your snow season. God Bless you.
A, C,M and W, South Africa, December 1998
An international Love Story...
The intimacy and comfort - charm of the cottage plus the majestic view of the sky
and land and water all became one experience we shall cherish. Merci Bien
Niki a Paris,France Jerome a Toronto, Canada
Listening to the leaves rustle in the wind at
Hearing the birds chirp first thing on opening your eyes,
Gives a refreshing perspective on life.
The change of scenery amazing and your hospitality welcomed.
Christine and Chris, Burlington, Ontario September 1998
Have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay here in
wonderful Beauview. Our cottage is lovely and all the other "cottagers" we
have met have been so friendly. We have had pleasant evenings comparing countries
and toasting marshamallows. Our afternoon at Ragged falls was fantastic as was the
only Wolf howl of 1998. We have had a chance to recharge before heading back home.
Thank you very much for sharing with us this wonderful country. Best wishes.
Linda &Paul, Norfolk, England August
You have definitely found your "niche".
Having such an array of activities and water "toys' is an excellent way to set
yourself apart from other cottage resorts. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Your grounds
are well maintained and cottages clean.
V.A. Windsor, Ontario July 1998
May 3, 1998 Entry from a Guestbook:
Since we arrived, Greg and I have been marvelling at the personal touches!
This quaint quiet castle on the lake of bays is just what I needed after finally
finishing lawschool. Greg is the scenery and wildlife guy, so this has been perfect for
him too. The fresh air and starry nights rejuvenate the soul and the cozy little
cottage warms the heart. We'll be back!! Thank you.
Rebecca and Greg.
We can't thank you enough for looking after us!
- D.R., United Kingdom
Great Location, clean beds comfy, friendly &
- MW., Cambridge
A super environment - clean, quiet, relaxing.
Exceptionally good hosts
- D.R., Pittsburgh
Nice and Quiet, Great View of the lake
- T.W., Niagara Falls
A week to remember! All housekeeping necessities
provided. Good location for touring. - V.F., Michigan
Everything we needed was in the cottage!
- J.S., Toronto
Very nice cottage, great service -
Muskoka the Place to be for 25 years by
Mel Malton (from the Huntsville Forester Newspaper August 6, 1997)
Every summer when vacation time comes around, the Wedekindt family doesn't bother
looking at tourist brochures. They know where they are going - the same little
cottage on Lake of Bays they have been visiting for a quarter of a century.
Les and Sue Wedekindt, who live in North Tonawanda NY discovered Muskoka in 1972, in
particular a little resort called Beauview Cottages - unpretentious,
reasonable, set back on a quiet little bay.
"It's the best anticipation in the world" Les said adding that, at the end of
their stay, they always book for the year ahead, always the same cottage and, if they can,
during the same time of the summer.
Jennifer Wedekindt has celebrated 13 birthdays at Beauview. "I love it
here" she said. " We taught all the kids in the bay how to water-ski"
Les said. "The children have so many important memories tied up in this
place." "We tried Florida once but Muskoka is the place to be."
Next year around the beginning of August where will the Wedekindts most likely be
found? "Just guess" Les said.
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