Stanley's Blog

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Fun

We do have a good time up here when the north is frozen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Deposit Reminder

Hello everyone! Just a quick reminder for everyone that has an existing reservation for 2012. Your deposits are required and you can send up a check or use our secure credit card deposit page. If you are in the Chicago area, and are planning on dropping your deposit off at the All-Canada show in St. Charles (Jan 12-15, 2012) just let us know so we know to expect you.

Please note if you are mailing your deposit in, you will require extra postage to get it to Canada. I always tell people to just put on an extra stamp.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Outdoors Card Renewal

We have had many guests inquire about the renewal notice that have received in the mail from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The credit card sized outdoors card that many of you have received over the past few years needs to be re-newed every three years. You will need to just renew the outdoors card, but you don't have to purchase your license. That will be done once you arrive at the resort. Ontario now has an automated license system, so all you will need to do is swipe your outdoors card once you arrive, and it will print out a license for you. You have to have the outdoors card however. I believe the 3 year renewal is about $10. If you have any questions, just send me an email or give me a call.


The best ice in years

We had a great freeze last week. The lake is frozen to a perfect sheen, and you can go as far as you want. We haven't seen these conditions in years. Here are a few photos from the week-end with the family doing some skating in front of camp.

Ally is standing over the jug on parking lot reef. You can see all the rocks and boulders when you are on the ice, but the camera does not pick it up as well.

Here is a shot of camp that you may not get too see. We don't have a lot of snow right now, that's why we have these exceptional ice conditions.

The one thing about playing hockey on the lake is that if you miss a hard pass from the other player, you may have a long skate to retrieve the puck.

Gavan calling it a day after a full day out on the lake skating and hockey practice.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Back in the day - Mid 1970's

One of our longtime guests just sent me a old photo of Stanley's. The dock and the boat house are in the same spot, but things look a little diffrent now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Picture of the Day

I have been going through a lot of pictures lately as I have been working on the 2012 brochure, so I will share some great shots with everyone over the next while. Remember if you have any great pictures, please share...they may make it to the brochure and even up here on the blog.