Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Minden, Ontario, Canada

Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

Wait Until You Hear: your favorite room has a New Bed

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,New Value Added,What's New at Sunny Rock — Sally at 12:57 pm on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We have been in business at Sunny Rock B&B for 15 years…yes I said 15. Holy Cow! Anyway what that means is that we have had just under 5,000 visitors. Translation is that we have made a few beds in our 15 years. In 2003 when we built the new Timberframe addition that included the new 1200 square foot sun room (with the 28 windows) we also added 2 new bedrooms above (the Riverview and the Fallsview Suites).

These 2 Suites by far have been the most popular and so therefore the beds have has allot of visitors. We are very happy to say that we have found the perfect replacement for them and they are now in place and ready for your visit.

The Pine Studio now also has a new addition…a Queen Bed. Holy what a wonderful addition that is to that already wonderful space.

I haven’t taken new pictures yet however when I do I will be sure to post them on our website.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you to this new and improved feature of Sunny Rock. Have you planned your winter holiday yet?

We recommend your winter include Winterdance Dogsledding…mention Sunny Rock when you make your afternoon reservation in January through to March. We recommend the afternoon as I am sure you will be wanting to linger over our huge gourmet breakfast.

hope to see you soon. Sally

Christmas Special in Haliburton Highlands 2009

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,Oct Nov Dec,Specials,Up to Date Availability — Sally at 11:09 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located 2.5 hours North of Toronto, 4 hours west of Ottawa and 3 hours south of Sudbury. This year we are inviting our guests to stay with us for 4 nights for a very special rate that includes the following: arrival night house dinner, a typical Canadian Turkey dinner and all the fixings on Christmas Day, leftovers hot dinner on Boxing Day, and a 10% discount for food at a favorite local restaurant…and did we mention that 4 incredible breakfasts tailored to your tastes and at a time convenient to you in the morning. Holy does that ever sound like allot of food…and we take care of it all… including the dishes.

There are a couple of ways to join us. If you are an individual person and you wish for a crowd for the Christmas holidays or a couple of adults or a family of adults looking for a house or home for a 8-10 bedrooms we have an Exclusive rate for you.. If you are planning an exclusive use of Sunny Rock and there are children in your group please call to discuss your suitability for our property.

We invite you to go to our Sunny Rock B&B website. Choose the rooms that best suite you or your group and call for a quote.

Wolves and Wildlife

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 11:03 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wolves and Wildlife

October 30-31
A great weekend getaway is planned that includes informative discussions and presentations on wolves. Topics will include wolf biology, social structure, wolf/human relations and predator/prey interaction. Guest speakers are adding to this fascinating weekend. Time will be spent viewing our resident pack, observing an interpreted feeding and taking a hike into wolf country. As our guest, you will enjoy the comforts of our cosy accommodation and delicious meals served at the Cookhouse Restaurant. The weekend is topped off with an evening wolf howl. Ensure to bring a camera for this engaging weekend getaway. Fee: $300.00 /person
Visit Website:
Haliburton Forest Haliburton
Contact: Haliburton Forest Tel: 705-754-2198

Stewardship Series: What’s New in Wildlife Research?

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 11:03 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stewardship Series: What’s New in Wildlife Research?

Friday, October 30
Have you ever wondered what research on wildlife is going on in the province and even in your own back yard? New research which reveals the importance of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker to the forest ecosystem as well as a new theory on the northern expansion of White-tailed deer will be among the highlights. After lunch, join researchers and scientists for a walk in the woods as we explore the habitat of small, large, and even some rare species found in Muskoka and Haliburton. $25/person, lunch is included. This workshop is held by the Haliburton Highlands Stewardship Council in partnership with the Parry Sound-Muskoka Stewardship Network.
Visit Website:
Kinark Outdoor Centre Carnarvon
Contact: Christopher Near Tel: (705) 286-5206

Exhibition:Newspaper Hound’s Hunt

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 10:50 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Newspaper Hound’s Hunt
Continues until Saturday, October 31
New exhibit features funny, stirring and timeless pieces of journalism including a series featuring a face-off with a 1950s housewife on how to feed a family of seven. R.D. Lawrence’s transformation from cub-reporter as a teenager in England to a newspaper founder in the Yukon to a newspaper publisher in rural Ontario is also a gripping tale of one of Canada’s iconic immigrants.
Visit Website
R.D. Lawrence Place Minden
Contact: R.D. Lawrence Place Tel: 705-286-2298

Exhibition:Sandra Hawkins: The Ecology of Narrative Space

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 11:06 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sandra Hawkins: The Ecology of Narrative Space
Exhibition continuing until November 15
The title of this exhibition, Ecology of Narrative Space, refers to the intersection of personal and public experiences and our filtered perceptual memories that affect identity in the present. The exhibition shows thirty photomontage prints titled, Arctic Crisis Project, Parts 1 & 2, and an insitu installation titled, Water Leak involving an aerial video projection. Through aesthetic poetics of composition, light and sound, the artist repositions personal and public experiences in the Arctic thirty-years ago into a contemporary aesthetic and socio-environmental discussion on identity.
Sandra Hawkins is the author of “The Business of Art” and a popular workshop presenter.
Visit website:
Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre
Contact: 705-457-2330
Stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast.

Exhibition:Annie E. Brown: In Memory

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 5:35 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Annie E. Brown: In Memory

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 4pm
Exhibition Continues until November 28
Touring from the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo. This exhibition, involving historical artifacts and contemporary work created by Karina Guévin, Paul Stankard, Catherine Vamvakas-Lay and Tim Whiten, is curated by Virginia Eichhorne. It was inspired in part by a ghost story about Annie E. Brown. It is an exploration of the past and the present and their intersection, featuring objects that embody the act of mourning and commemoration in glass or ceramic elements from the Victorian time.
Visit Website:
Minden Hills Cultural Centre Minden
Contact: Agnes Jamieson Gallery Tel: 705-286-3763

Need accommodation while you visit Minden? Come stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast.

first time at a B & B…couldn’t be better…wish to be back

Filed under: Guest Testimonials,WalterWindsong Riverview Suite Guest Messages — Sally at 9:34 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2009

To Sally and Jan…this was my first time at a B & B. It couldn’t be better.
Your place is warm as home, wonderful people, delicious food and an amazing inside and outside.
Minden is a adorable little town. I wish to come back in the fall.
Thank you very much for this opportunity. All the luck to you. Be proud to be wonderful and warm person.

Best regards
Claudia & Narilo