Thornbury is a thoroughly charming Ontario town, on the shores of world famous Georgian Bay, and a short drive to fabulous recreation, including skiing, snowshoeing, boating from the Thornbury harbour, equestrian pursuits, bikiing, hiking, paddling, antiques shopping, and salmon watching, and apple tours, just to mention a few. For more details, check out this link to the official town site. For an up to date list of condos, houses, lots and acreage, please contact Coral at (705) 446 4748 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The story of Blue Mountain is about the vision of several early pioneers, who were drawn to the escarpment to carve out a ski area for family and friends, starting in the 1930's. Ross Larway, who has a ski run named after him now, was a member of Toronto Ski Club. In the early days, Toronto Ski Club operated ski tows at Summit in Toronto. They expanded to the escarpment, built a clubhouse and added rope tows. In 1939, Jozo and Helen Weider immigrated here from Czechoslovakia , and through a partnership with Senator Peter Campbell, Blue Mountain Winter Park was underway. Early rope tows were powered with automobile engines, and used pulleys made of vehicle wheels. These rope tows were really something. Most folks would hold the rope at waist height, but I was so little that I rode it like a close line, wrenched left or right as the skiers ahead and behind chose a different line. In the spring when the ropes got wet, they needed a strong grip in spite of the melt water running into the mitts and down the elbows.
Jozo battled the elements, the challenge of running equipment, and the need for funds, and progress was steady. Blue Mountain Pottery was started to help fund the ski business. Families like ours were hooked, and bought early memberships at Jozo's request so he could raise money for the next seasons, working hard himself but also helped by multiple generations from the local community. Improvements continued. The north end got a Poma lift, sometimes called a platter pull, which was a fast detachable lift, and foretold the innovation of the high speed technology that we see today. In 1960, Jozo opened the first chairlift in Canada, at is what is now the south end. The vision was expanded to include summer amenities, like the Blue Mountain Inn, Water Slide, and the Great Slide Ride. In spite of the death of Jozo in 1971, the Weider extended family continued to forge progress. George Weider had a hands on role, and has worked to preserve the story at the Museum. Gord Canning, and wife Kathy Wieder Canning, were a driving force for decades. Gord now has both a ski run and a road name after him. With the arrival of Intrawest, the now Blue Mountain Resorts Limited had the money to be what we see today: the Village at Blue, Monterra Golf Course, Conference Centre, Tennis bubble, the high speed, detachable 6 passenger chairlifts, and the state of the art snowmaking system and snow groomers.
Exit the vagaries of snowfalls, the challenge of primitive equipment and chewed up icy hills, and the lack of comforts. Now we have 5 six passenger high speed chairlifts, including the new Orchard section, plus magic carpets and other lifts, an astonishing ability to create snow, talented groomers who work magic every night, an exciting Alpine style village with shops, trendy restaurants, a steady flow of delightful activities, night life and and entertainment year round, and, of course, a huge variety of real estate to suit just about anyone.
An interesting feature of property near Blue Mountain is that it has the potential of income. Some properties can be rented out entirely or between owner's uses to defray some of the ownerships costs. Most properties can be rented out by the month or season. Be sure to ask for up to date rental information when you talk to Coral.
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This exclusive community features 145’ – 235’ deep lots, backing onto the golf course with breath-taking views of the majestic winter resort, with chalet style bungalow, bungalow-loft, and two storey homes. Only minutes from Blue Mountains, Ontario’s favourite four-season playground. For those who crave it, all Blue Mountain offers skiing, golfing, cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, and much, much more. Showcasing a variety of chalet-style bungalows, bungalows with loft and two-storey models, Crestview is mere minutes from Blue Mountain Village which offers an abundance of exciting activities, events, shopping, fine dining, and more!
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Enclosing a large open square, the Village condominium hotels/lodges are ski and ski out properties, with shops and restaurants on the ground floor. It is a lovely alpine style village, inspired by the successful development at Whistler Blackcomb. The best skiing and snow boarding in the region are here, along with snowshoeing, biking, hiking and night life. Useage can be personal, or rental programs are available for income. Owners can mix the use and cover some of the overhead expenses with income, which is a smart way to leverage the purchase of a second home. Call Coral for additional details on income suites.
The WEIDER LODGE has 91 fully furnished suites, ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms, with a seasonal pool, hot tub and spa. This is the closest accomodation to the ski runs, and features hot tubs and fitness. The GRAND GEORGIAN is styled after the large railway hotels, has 187 suites of up to 3 bedrooms, a spa, seasonal pool and gym. The WESTIN Trillium House is lofty and eyecatching, full service condo hotel, with 224 furninshed suites, 10,000 square feet of convention facilities, year round pool, hot tubs and gym, with a lobby bar and grill, Oliver & Bonacini. The SEASONS AT BLUE offers 137 furnished suites, right in the heart of things, with up to 3 bedrooms, and also has a seasonal pool, and gym. The most recent building is MOSAIC, located between the village square and the tennis dome. It features a year round pool, hot tub, sauna and gym, with some pet friendly rooms. Village condos prices range from studio units for around $200,000 to 3 bedroom units for over $700,000. The village offers a pond, an aquatic centre, a firepit, and entertainment stand and fun all year round. There are multiple stops for the handy resort buses. For up to date information, call 705 446 4748 and talk to Coral, home at Blue Mountain since 1964.
Several townhouse developments are wIthin a short walk or drive to Blue Mountain. Chateau Ridge is true ski in-ski out, very well located on what was once known as the Barn Hill. just across the plaza from the Blue Mountain Inn. There are 2 bedroom, upper or lower level homes. Units have kitchens, fireplaces, storage lockers and updated exteriors. A newer, higher end development is Monterra Ridge Estates beside the Monterra Golf Course. These homes have great views, garages, 3 or 4 bedrooms, dens and beautiful, open plan great rooms. They are spacious and nicely designed. Good views of skiing, outdoor pool. Another townhouse grouping is on Settler's Way, at #146 and #162, known as Heritage Corners. Homes are 3 level, 3 or 4 bedrooms, ranging in size from 1200 to 1800 square feet. This is a walk to skiing and walk to the Village location. Seasonal pool and tennis courts are on site. Useage here is mixed, some just personal, some only income, and some are a blend of both. An excellent way to increase the affordablity if it is a second home. For straight affordability, Mountain Springs is worth a look, with entry level pricing. It is a lodge design, with common facilities, 144 turn key units, studios, studio-lofts, one bedroom and one bedroom-lofts, pool, tennis and undercover parking included. It is a true ski-in ski-out property, adjacent to the north end of Blue. Arrowhead at Blue is 38 condominiums varying in size from three to five bedrooms on multiple levels, with open concept great rooms, high ceilings, stone fireplaces, air conditioning, hardwood floors and great views of the ski runs. Close to the Village and skiing/boarding, with frequent bus service locally. Call Coral, (705)446 4748 for an up to date of available condos.
The Orchard at Blue Mountain and Craigleith, was really once an orchard, owned by the Goodchild family. In the old days, there was a drafty century farm house, where the Goodchilds would take in overnight guests, including my sister and me, which meant we could grab one more day of skiing. The Orchard is now an architecturely exciting community of about 100 upscale detached and semi detached homes, with garages and alpine accents like post and beam styling, stone work, high ceilings, lovely views of the ski hills. The location is adjacent to the ski areas at Blue Mountain and Craigleith, with tennis and pool next door, through the Craigleith summer club. The location is between the towns of Collingwood and Thornbury, with the Georgian Trail, Northwinds Beach and the Village at Blue less than a mile away. Most owners have personal use, a ski chalet or cottage, but there are also owners who blend personal use and rental income to contribute to ownership costs as there is a demand for both summer and winter seasonal leases. The homes are freehold, and each owner has a share in the common elements which are the roads, trails, landscaped areas and parking with a low monthly maintenance fee. These homes trade in a broad price range. For an up to date list of available homes, please call (705)446 4748 and talk to Coral, home at Blue Mountain since 1964.
Blue Horizon Luxury Homes is a new single family home development currently in preconstruction at Jozo Weider Boulevard, The Blue Mountains. The development has a total of 9 homes The location is very select, within a 2 or 3 minute walk to the Village at Blue, Monterra Golf, and Indoor Tennis. In the Village has great dining, shopping, and the Plunge pools facility, as well as the main lift up to the top of the Resort for hiking, biking, skiing, boarding. Call Coral at 705 446 4748 for additional information.
Windfall phase two at Blue Mountain is sold out. Phase three will be ready 2019 to 2020 with 64 homes. There is a mix of semi's and singles, with prices ranging from $500k to over $700k
This development is near the The Orchard at the south end of Blue. The designs are inspired by the chalets and cottages prevalent in the Georgian Bay area with country materials and colours, and low maintenance finishes. Green space, views, and trails will be featured, along with the use of porches and verandahs, and garages accessed by a rear laneway. Call me, Coral, at (705) 446-4748 for more information and a full package of information, or to get in early for a prime location at this unique offering.
The Windfall site is 148 acres, with one third of the land for parks, ponds, trails, wildlife and eco areas. Each phase is serviced by curving roads to enhance the streetscapes. There is substantial nature preservation, cold water stream and the Scandanave Spa adjacent. As an amenity, planned by the developer, is a club house called The Shed for community events, including an outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a playing field, all for the enjoyment of the home owners. A small fee will be associated with maintaining this amenity, without the necessity of paying Village at Blue fees.
When designing the mountain homes of Windfall, the goal was to create a distinctive and timeless architectural style, one that combined the elements of early Georgian Bay cottages, cabins and chalets but in a more modern and eco-friendly interpretation. To achieve this, William Hicks of Hicks Partners, responsible for some of Canada’s most distinguished and recognizable projects, was the obvious choice. The result… inspiring homes that are sophisticated in appearance yet simple in detail. Timeless and appropriate to its surroundings, Windfall’s architectural style will also be immediately recognizable for its truly differentiating aspects.
Nestled between the golf course fairways and the hills at Blue Mountain are 5 unique townhouse developments WIntergreen, Sierra Lane, Rivergrass, Mountain Walk and Cachet Crossing. Each has it's own personality, but all are well located for year round activity, personal use or rental income. These units are generous in size, as compared to the village condos.
Mountain Walk, located at 169 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountain is a popular real estate complex with fifty-five three bedroom units within walking distance of Blue Mountain Village. Mountain Walk is very successful in the rental program as the units are spacious and at the centre of all activity. Not in the Blue Mountain Village Association so that saves those fees. Rental is optional, so you have a good variety of ways for personal use and/or income. Mountain Walk is across the street from Blue Mountain Village for convenient access to the unique shops and restaurants. Mountain Walk was built before the Blue Mountain Village and units are privately held. The condos can be enrolled in the Blue Mountain short term rental program or an alternate rental program or used for private enjoyment. The units are spacious three bedroom – two level townhome style with private patios ranging in size from 1470 – 1740 sq. ft.