chairs.gif (1285 bytes)     Beauview Cottage Resort, Lake of Bays Muskoka     HOME     COTTAGES   RATES   Availability    SITE MAP 
Contact us: 800-363-6047

There are so many choices, so many places to stay in Ontario.  Why would you want to stay with us at Beauview?  
Please read on for a sample of what our guests have been saying about us in our comment cards, guest books and evaluation sheets.  

We hope you'll stay with us too! 
- Gord and Nancy

What Guests Say about us....      

                      Also see our Reviews on 

                 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 




Hi Gord,
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 again.
Denise & Tim , LaSalle, ON

Hi Gord!
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

October 2008

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.  Thank-you,  
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 colours
                           Thank you Again                                 Bonnie

June 2008
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, Delhi, Ontario

May 2008
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 appreciated!

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 vacation spot.
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

December 2007
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, Ontario

November 2007
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

September 2007
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, Columbus OHIO

A great place for a girls weekend!  C, P, H, and S,  Brampton, Barrie, Markham, ON

August 2007

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 mobile.
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

July 2007
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, Ontario

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 don’t 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 Cambridge

We liked how you thought of everything - from stocking the cottage, to running activities for the children.  MG, Oakville

 May 2007
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!

March 2007
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

February 2007
We liked the attention to details. The cleanliness is very much appreciated. The friendly welcome makes us feel special.

October 2006
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

September 2006
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

Also see: Two reviews submitted by our Guests to

August 2006
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

July 2006
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

June 2006
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

Winter 2006

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

September 2005
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.

August 2005
Thank you for your unparalleled hospitality. (and thanks for arranging some Northern lights too!)
Steve and Allison

July 2005
Had a super time, as usual!
Vic and Julie

June 2005
Liked the hot tub, peace and quiet, non- intrusive hosts and all the finishing touches - wine, jam, and robes for the hot tub.

May 2005
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.

March 2005
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 highly.
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, Ontario

December 2004
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, Ontario

October 2004
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 Netherlands

September 2004
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

August 2004
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 canoeing.   We wish you a beautiful fall and say goodbye until the next time!  Stephan, Ines, Gesine and Martina

June 2004

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 to come.
Thanks again
Ken & Debbie

February 2004

Hey Gord,
    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!

January 2004
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 

August 2003
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 Welcome.  
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 hospitality.             Chris and Frances

December 2002
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 Friends

November 2002
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

October 2002
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

September 2002
The Service and Hospitality were beyond reproach.

Liked the location, cleanliness of the cottage, vicinity close to Algonquin park and the service.

August 2002
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

April 2002
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 Landing   

November 2001
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, Toronto

October 2001
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

September 2001
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

August 2001
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)

July 2001
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

June 2001
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

May 2001
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

February 2001,
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

January 2001
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.

November 2000
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

October 2000
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.

September 2000
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

August 2000
This place has been just great! One of the best summers of my life.  M. F. Pickering, Ontario

May 2000
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 hospitality. 
L,T, J and M, Manila, Philippines

March 2000
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

February 2000

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

February 2000
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

January 2000
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 Albert
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

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   November 1998

Listening to the leaves rustle in the wind at night,
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 1998

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 & helpful owners                               - 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 - C.S., Oakville

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.

     Cottages  Rates  Activities  Wildlife  Press Releases
  Fishing  Testimonials  
Snowmobile   Winter Activities
Directions   More Pictures