The Blue Mountains



Blue Horizons at Blue

Blue Horizon Luxury Homes is a new single family home development currently in preconstruction at Jozo Weider Boulevard, The Blue Mountains. Sales for available units start from the $700,000's. The development has a total of 9 units. 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.



Thornbury

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 coralrobinson@rogers.com

www.thornbury.ca/index2.php



Blue Mountain Resorts

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.

The story just keeps getting better.  The vision is waiting just for you.  For information, call 705 446 4748 and talk to Coral, home at Blue Mountain since 1964.



Crestview Estates at Blue Mountain

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!  About 39 lots available.

FROM the $600’s  For more, call Coral at 705 446 4748, or email coralrobinson@rogers.com.



Golf Course Townhouses

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,  personal use or rental income.  Prices start at about $250,000.and range up to the $360,000's for larger units. These units are generous in size, as compared to the village condos.



Blue Mountain Townhouses

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.  Prices usually start at under $200,000 for 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 there start at under $200,000 for small suites and go up to $300,000 for larger, 3 storey units.  Nicely updated 4 bedroom units are trading in the mid $250,000's. 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 prices starting at under $90,000 up to about $180,000  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.



Blue Mountain Village Condos

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.  The WEIDER LODGE has 91 fully furnished suites, ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms, with a seasonal pool, hot tub and spa. 

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 a 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 bubble.  It features a year round pool, hot tub, sauna and gym, with some pet friendly rooms.   Village condos prices range from studio units for just over $110,000 to 3 bedroom units for over $600,000.  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.



The Orchard at Craigleith

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 range, from the mid $400,000's to over $1m.  For an up to date list of available homes, please call (705)446 4748 and talk to Coral, home at Blue Mountain since 1964.



Windfall at Blue

Windfall phase one at Blue Mountain is almost complete.  It is near the The Orchards at the south end of Blue.  The latest announcement introduces pricing for phase 2 with semi-detached starting at $405,900, bungalows at $469,900, bungalow lofts at $512,400, and 2 storey designs at $529,900.  Finished basements range in price from $28,000 to $44,000 for the largest 2 storey homes.  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. Reservations are available with a refundable (while conditional) deposit of $20,000. Two further deposits of $20,000 are needed within the next 5 months or so.  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.

HOMES

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.

Type Model Bedrooms Square Feet Optional Finished Lower Level
Semi-Detached the Bedford (L/R) 3 1,554 569
the Mowat (L/R) 3 1,564 494
the Mowat (L/R) 4 1,564 494
the Crawford (L / R) 3 1,574 520
the Matheson (L/R) 3 1,591 568
Bungalows & With Loft the Lambert 2 1,361 874
the Lambert w' Loft 2 1,917 874
the Lambert w' Loft 3 1,917 874
the Lambert w' Loft 4 1,937 874
the Beausoleil 2 1,439 922
the Beausoleil w' Loft 2 2,021 922
the Beausoleil w' Loft 3 2,034 922
the Beausoleil w' Loft 4 2,034 922
the Manitoulin 2 1,445 956
the Manitoulin w' Loft 2 1,868 956
the Manitoulin w' Loft 3 1,868 956
the Haywood 2 1,479 911
the Haywood w' Loft 2 2,119 911
the Haywood w' Loft 3 2,119 911
Two Storeys the McLaren "A" & "B" 3 1,945 681
the Wabeck 3 1,986 642
the Wabeck 4 2,251 642
the Aberdeen 3 2,034 893
the Aberdeen 4 2,238 893
the Nottawasaga 3 1,997 820
the Maxwell "A" & "B" 3 2,169 972
the Georgian "A" 3 2,139 702
the Georgian "B" 4 2,431 702
the Beckwith "A" 5 2,472 1096
the Beckwith "B" 5 2,472 1096
the Churchill "A" & "B" 4 2,515 862
the Churchill "A" & "B" 4 + Media 2,874 862

Coral Robinson, Broker, RE/MAX four season realty Collingwood, Thornbury, Blue Mountain

Coral Robinson B.A., Broker

RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage
67 First St., Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 1A2

Call or text me:
705-446-4748

Email me:
coralrobinson@rogers.com