We’ve wrapped up another great season here at Sunbeam! The last weekend of the year (just before we took the boats out for winter storage) brought us a little bit of everything...sun, rain, wind, hail, even snow! …as well as some great catches! Fall was quite a change from the very hot summer we had, bringing much cooler, rainy weather. Water levels are currently at the highest levels of the year.
Looking back, it really was a tremendous summer season, with lots & lots of familiar faces coming back, and some wonderful new people who thoroughly enjoyed their Sunbeam experience. The traditions continued…Monday night BBQ's, Wednesday live music (where we had different performers weekly this year), and more challenging treasure hunts than ever to amuse (and treat) the kids. The fishing over the summer was consistently good, and we were seeing more and more of the 46cm ‘keeper' walleyes coming out of the lake!
The very dry summer meant we had the longest fire ban in recent years, lasting almost two full months, which had an impact on all open-air burning, including our weekly beach bonfire. Not to be discouraged, however, we set up new large propane fire bowls that were much appreciated! We will have them for years to come and they will come in handy should future fire bans occur.
The Sunbeam waterfront deck has provided a stunning setting for wedding gatherings in the past…and we hosted yet another beautiful wedding ceremony on the dock on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend. Although a light mist appeared during the ceremony, it was a lovely day and the propane fire bowls and patio heaters made the atmosphere elegant as well as cozy.
As for upgrades…we’ve just finalized the order for new windows and doors for cottages #2, #3, #9, and #25. This will bring a smart, clean look to these four cottages, and will add properly working windows, as well as doors that will bring in additional light through the glass.
And since winter will eventually arrive…we’d like to let you know that we have teamed up with a new ice fishing charter outfitter that provides great huts, transportation to/from your cottage (‘door-to-door’ service), and very competitive rates. Please contact us for details.
A reminder…if you’re looking ahead to next year, it is never too early to book. The summer months of July & August are filling up extremely quickly, and certain weeks in the spring will start to fill up over the next few months. Have a look at the 2019 availability here on the website (desktop view) and contact us soon - we look forward to hearing from you and helping you set up your next fishing or family vacation!
Darren & Sarah