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Dwight, Lake of Bays Ontario
Canada P0A 1H0

Tel:   (705) 635-2261
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Year Round Cottage Resort on beautiful Lake of Bays Muskoka Ontario

Our Housekeeping Cottage Accommodations include:

  • woodburning or gas fireplaces
  • 3-4 piece bath
  • well equipped kitchens
  • quiet electric heat
  • family recreation


Winter transforms Bondi into a fairyland. This picture, taken in early winter, just before the Lake of Bays froze over, shows the view from the office - the boats are gone from the main dock and we are busy preparing our cross country ski trails in anticipation of winter’s fun! Snowmobile trails link to our property, and we also have a skating rink, right on the lake, the way skating was meant to be! Our toboggan hill provides lots of thrills too - or you can just relax inside by the fireplace, enjoying the view from your cottage window!

Winter 15 km Groomed Cross Country Ski Trails - Snowmobile Trails Our Housekeeping Cottage Accommodations are designed for Year Round Comfort

Winter Activities at Bondi Cottage Resort Muskoka · Ontario · Canada 705-635-2261

A combination of latitude and altitude extend the winter season in Muskoka, Ontario. While areas farther south cope with slush and drizzle, we can usually count on good snow conditions from Christmas through late March. Winter enthusiasts find lots of ways to use this snow, ending the day's activities in front of cosy fires in their private cottage. 15 km of well groomed cross-country ski trails begin right at your door, and in summer serve as hiking trails. Ski rentals are available nearby. For snowmobilers, we maintain a trail that links with hundreds of kms of OFSC maintained trails in the area. Downhill skiers are close to nearby centres.

Cross Country Skiing - Groomed Trails
Start skiing right from your cottage door! These skiers, in front of the Office and the six bedroom self-catering unit called the LODGE, can choose from over 20 km. of groomed, track set trails. There's something for every level of ability, and you can pick and choose your route. No waiting around at the car for the rest of the group to be finished, either - instead, you can beat them back to the warm, comfortable cottage - and be waiting with your feet up in front of the open fire, hot drink in hand, admiring the view from the window! Find your own comfort level - and then get back out there on the trails again!

We maintain a flood lit rink near the office. Sometimes, if lake conditions are right, you can skate on the lake too!

Ever built a Quinzhee?(snow house)
Here's your chance! There's lots for families to do at Bondi Village! Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, skating, tobogganing, bird watching, snowshoeing, building forts and snow houses! Bondi Village makes an excellent base for Snowmobilers, too. We link directly to Provincial Top Trail D101B, accessing Oxtongue Lake, Dorset and Dwight. Buy your permits at our local club, Algonquin Snowmobile Club, based at Dwight, just minutes away! Muskoka Snowmobile Region trails are among the best in the world! You can ride “forever”, and come home to the comfort of your own housekeeping cottage accommodation when it's time to “sit still”.

Dog Sledding
Every season there's something different! During the summer, we run special activities such as Stargazing; Demonstrations from local Falconry Centres; and art classes. In the winter, we can arrange for dog sledding and sleigh rides! Downhill skiing / snowboarding is available at nearby Hidden Valley Highlands, near Huntsville.

Our 20 km. of groomed, track set cross country ski trails wind through a variety of ecosystems - this one is in our maple sugar bush, where we make maple syrup every spring.

We're a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife viewers. In the winter, the deer come in - very very close!! Just l0 minutes away, in Algonquin Park, you are almost guaranteed to see a moose during May and June!

Winter Sports
aren't limited to any age group! There's lots for families to do at Bondi Village! Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, skating, tobogganing, bird watching, snowshoeing, building forts and snow houses! Equipment rentals are available nearby, and alpine skiing / snowboarding are just minutes away as well! Our 20 km. cross country ski trails wind through all kinds of forest, from hardwood bush, to black spruce, such as seen here! Wide, well groomed trails invite everyone to get out into the fresh air! Your warm, comfortable cottage is never far away, and the trails are never crowded! We now have snowshoes for rent right on site.


Bondi Village Cottage Resort has over 400 metres (1200’) of shallow sandy beach, facing Southwest on the Lake of Bays, for uncrowded fun! In summer, the main dock is always the focal point! There’s lots to do - from swimming, waterskiing, sailing and canoeing to just lounging in the sunshine! We have a wide variety of boats available, from paddleboats and canoes right up to ski-boats - and instruction is included for novices! - to help you enjoy Muskoka’s beautiful lakes!

Summer Activities at Bondi Cottage Resort

Most cottages have a small dock, and there is a large main dock and two rafts for swimmers and water skiers. Windsurfers, sailboats, canoes, boats, motors, gas and oil are available. We have launching facilities and dock space for guests wishing to bring their own boats. Fishermen try their skills against lake trout and bass. Other fish, such as speckled trout, perch and sunfish also give good sport, while in winter ice-fishermen get whitefish and ling.
Canoes are included with your cottage from June 1st to Thanksgiving.

Our Year Round Family Housekeeping Cottage Resort is located on the famous Lake of Bays, Ontario. Lake of Bays is the 2nd largest lake in Muskoka - surpassed only by Muskoka Lake

Kids and water - what a great combination! Add some sand, some lounge furniture, and an assortment of ages - it all adds up to great summer fun! Our shallow sandy beachfront facing South West on Lake of Bays near Dwight Ontario, ensures a secluded, sheltered base for all your summer fun!

Lake of Bays, Muskoka, is the perfect place to just relax! At Bondi Village, our self catering cottages offer the freedom for you to do your own thing, at your own pace! Because some days you want to go with the flow ... and some days, you'd rather simply drift!

We've taught generations of kids how to ski! Since 1905 we've been building memories for families from around the world. When it comes to family vacations, Bondi Village Cottage Resort has all the ingredients you'll need!

What could be more Muskoka than a canoe? These are the times your family will remember and cherish forever!

Once a week in summer, Bondi Village Cottage Resort holds a cook-out on the beach. Remember how much fun it is to roast marshmallows? Spit watermelon seeds? Meet new friends, or just hang out with old ones? Family fun! Bring your family to Bondi Village, and start building your own memories for life!

With over 300 miles of shoreline, the Lake of Bays is a Big Lake! Lake trout, brook trout, whitefish, small and large mouth bass are all on the menu!

Other Summer Activities
Shuffleboard, horseshoes, badminton, basketball and volleyball are located near the main office. In summer there's a central recreation hall with table tennis and a games area. There are laundry facilities in this building also. Pop, candy, a limited line of gifts and essential commodities are available at the office. General stores in Dwight and Dorset can supply your grocery needs, and Huntsville, the area shopping centre, is just a twenty minute drive away.

What could be more beautiful than Muskoka Ontario in autumn? Quiet, uncrowded water waiting for you to slip your canoe into the morning mists - this is a balm for the soul! Wildlife and bird watchers find lots to see at Bondi Village - and photographers are in their element! Autumn is a magical time to enjoy the hiking/ski trails, or to visit Algonquin Park, just ten minutes away!

About Us

There is much to do at Bondi Village Cottage Resort and in the surrounding area of Muskoka and nearby Haliburton Highlands. We are located just minutes from the village of Dwight, in Muskoka and offer a friendly, informal atmosphere suitable for families and couples in a natural environment. Our family has been here since 1905, and we are the third generation to own and operate Bondi Village. From our beginnings as a pioneer farm, Bondi has gradually transformed into one of Muskoka's premier housekeeping cottage resorts, with many unique features preserving our heritage. With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, toboggan hill and skating! Fall colours are spectacular - a walk through our working maple sugar bush rewards the hiker or birdwatcher with unparalleled photo opportunities. The sugar bush is also popular in spring, when the sap is running! During the summer, our large garden provides fresh produce for our cottagers, too! Our cottages are widely spaced for privacy and to preserve that “uncrowded” feeling. All are modern, with electric heat, and fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and three or four piece bathrooms. We are open year round!

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You can drive to the door - and then step out that same door onto your cross country skis! Snowmobilers can park their sleds right at the cottages - we link onto the Muskoka Ontario Snowmobile Region trails directly from Bondi Village Resort! We're never without a hill for sliding for the toboggan set - and snowbanks transform into wonderful snow forts for all ages! Clean, comfortable housekeeping cottages, with electric heat and fully equipped kitchens, let you enjoy it all.

Thirteen cottages, electrically heated, ideally situated and appointed. Most with fireplaces, all with 3 or 4 piece bath, fully equipped kitchens including all necessary cutlery and utensils, electric range and refrigerator. Beds have spring mattresses, pillows and blankets. Linen is included on all cottage rentals. Rates include wood, electricity, water and garbage disposal.

The Lodge This is our six bedroom self-catering unit. It’s ideal for groups of up to l6 people - perfect for small family reunions, or families vacationing together. The six bedrooms all have private baths; in addition to this spacious lounge, with its brick fireplace, there is also a large dining room, fully equipped kitchen, library with a piano, and downstairs, a small rec. room! A lot of our family history is on display in the Lodge, including photographs from productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in England and Australia during the late l800’s! This is a non-smoking unit.

Anchor Cottage A two bedroom cottage, located over our private boathouse, offers unparalleled views of Lake of Bays. Our extensive sandy beach ensures that there is always privacy, and this cottage is popular with everyone, from couples with small children right up to grandparents!

Beaver Cottage The kitchen / living room of one of our three bedroom housekeeping cottages, “Beaver”, showing the wood burning fireplace. Our cottages are spacious, clean, fully equipped - just waiting for you. The flexibility of self-catering resorts releases you from timetables, freeing you to enjoy a barbeque at the cottage, a quick meal from the microwave, or a full family sit-down dinner - or you can go out to any of the myriad local restaurants - the choice is always yours!

Cedars Cottage All of our self catering cottages face directly to Lake of Bays. Lawn chairs and picnic tables entice you outside to enjoy the best that nature has to offer here in Muskoka Ontario! We have barbeques available also, and guests can purchase fresh organic produce from our very own gardens.

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A focal point of our resort is this beautiful bronze sculpture of a red-tail hawk, by local Muskoka Ontario artist Brenda Wainman Goulet. This wonderful soaring artwork is dedicated to the memory of Paul Tapley, who loved and cared for this piece of earth. Family and traditions are important to us - we've been here since 1905

Regular Rates Apply: All Fridays and Saturdays all year plus Sunday nights on Holiday weekends.

Weeks of Easter, Spring School Break, Christmas and New Year's

June 24 to Sep 7 & Sep 23 to Oct 18

Mid Week Discount: 20% off 2 days or more, except in regular rate periods.

Seniors & Couples Discounts: Call us regarding special pricing during our non-peak season.

Rates subject to change without notice. (E & OE)

This is Canada at it's best. Lake of Bays, Muskoka, a quiet evening. Sunset. The end to a wonderful day.


  • We require 40% deposit to confirm all reservations.
  • For deposit refund; 36 days notice is required. EXCEPTION: July & August cancellation date is June 1st.
  • A deposit handling fee of $40.00 plus our non-refundable credit card charges is not refundable.
  • Deposits are applied to any unused portion of reservation.

TAXES Extra as applicable - Currently 12%.

GRATUITIES No service charges are added to your bill. Gratuities for services are gratefully accepted.


  • Linens, towels and face cloths are provided.
  • Please request cribs or highchairs at time of reservation. Please bring your own crib linens.
  • A towel exchange is provided mid-week on a request basis.
  • A change of bed linens is provided for guests who are with us longer than a week.
  • Please bring your own beach towels.
  • A laundromat facility is provided in summer


Week Bookings:

Check-in 3pm

Check-out 10am

Weekend Bookings:

Check-in between 4 & 9pm

Check-out 5pm Sunday

Mid Week:

Check-in Noon

Check-out Noon

As a small family establishment we close our office at 6pm. For our guests who need to check-in later than 9pm, please notify the office 24 hours prior to your arrival. Extensions of check-in and check-out times may incur extra charges.

Visitors not registered with the office may be charged a "day use" fee.

Regretfully we cannot accept pets.

Boarding arrangements may be made in nearby kennels in advance.

Bondi Cottage Resort

Specials & Packages

Winter TRY SNOWSHOES package

Winter "Try Snowshoes" package. Book a mid week two night stay and your third night is only a dollar, plus we provide free use of snowshoes for any one day of your stay. We have extensive areas to explore and 16 km of groomed trails, all included with your comfortable housekeeping cottage!

Couples Packages

If you want a quiet retreat from the city, we offer a "couples" rate of $120.00 per cottage per night in our off season. This is available during all midweeks for the rest of the winter except March Break. You must stay at least two nights, and use only one bedroom of the cottage. We close for April, but the same offer is available for May and most of June so call us for details and dates. We usually have good snow conditions for skiing from Dec 20 to about Mar. 20

Winter and Spring Packages

Book a two night mid week or weekend and get a third night for only one dollar. Our PACKAGE DEAL includes all the usual services at BONDI plus you get a free car pass to Algonquin Park. Available through June 15 with the exception of major holidays such as March break.

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We are easy to Reach

  • 10 min. to Algonquin Park
  • 5 min. to Dwight
  • 10 min. to Dorset
  • 20 min. to Huntsville
  • 10 min. from Haliburton Highlands
  • 20 min. to Arrowhead Park

Bondi Village Year Round Cottage Resort is conveniently located to some of the worlds outstanding and unique places: Algonquin Park, Arrowhead Park and the Leslie M. Frost Centre.

Nestled at the head of Haystack Bay, Lake of Bays, Muskoka, Bondi Village enjoys an unparalleled location. With our widely spaced cottages, landscaped for privacy, our extensive shallow sandy beachfront, and surrounding 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness, we provide a beautiful setting for those seeking escape from the city! Our housekeeping cottage accommodations are modern, spacious and comfortable!

A hike up our Lookout Trail rewards the climber with this overview of the Resort -- the cottages are so well landscaped that they almost vanish into the surrounding trees, ensuring privacy and comfort. We’re a great place for a family vacation -- or for couples seeking quality time!

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