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Bright Horizons

Space for 4 Rigs
Any size
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
1 month max
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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • $5/night requested for hookups

Description

Former private school location on 67 acre property Shoreline on Lake Simcoe, small nature trail. floating shallow dock with muddy bottom but only a 12 min walk to beautiful sand beach.
Smooth level parking area. Motion activated security lighting.

House Rules

No Smoking on Property
NO running of generators After 11 Pm or before 9 Am
No open fires during fire ban listings
All fires must be attended at all times
No fire arms
Please pick up after your pets.
There are several 15 amp electrical outlets, two 30 amp RV outlets .A small donation would be appreciated.
Potable Water is available at our well house if you have a long enough hose or you can fill and carry to any site.
If you have the time, we would love to hear about your travels ,but most importantly, enjoy your stay!

Access Road Conditions

The main road is a class B secondary paved road. School bus route U shaped from highway. East access on Orkney Heights has a steep hill, the west access on Courtland St has an S curve and small hill
Our driveway has two entrances with a large parking area at the east end entrance

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

You can leave your tow vehicle attached or parked elsewhere on our property
Although we are listed as no pull-through sites , if staying only one night you can park in the circular driveway with 15 amp electric only

Availability

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Our Property is up for sale. This is why we will only book four weeks ahead of time. Feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you.

Location

Orillia, ON, Canada

Suggested Local Attractions

1 km to Mara Provincial Park, 7 km to downtown or Casino Rama , 4 km to Hammock Harbour RV resort, 3 km to Tim Hortons and Trans Canada Trail System, 5 km to Tudhope Park, Mariposa Folk Festival, Rib Fest, Perch festival. 12 km to big box stores, Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and others.
30 min drive to Kirkfield liftlocks, 45 min drive to Big Chute Marine Railway, 1 hr to Martyrs' Shrine & St Marie among the Hurons, Discovery Harbour. 1hr to Gravenhurst Steamships and the Muskoka area


Your Host

Bright_Horizons


Member Since
October 12, 2018
Host's Age
65+


40 References

40 Positive References

0 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Bright Horizons

Buzz

September 2020

Super Host

Stay was just the greatest , Wayne let me stay a extra two nights, just great to talk to, will miss his conversations, thank you for making my trip so nice
Willy


Victoria1947

September 2020

Great people

Thank you so much for having us we really enjoyed our stay and hope that we shall see you again sometime


Outtopasture

September 2020

Amazing Hosts

What a wonderful experience. Location was super quiet and restful but lots to do in the area. Host are outstanding, we enjoyed the many moments of conversation about life and RV’ing. They are on our list to visit again.


Johnboy

September 2020

Great Hideaway!

Wonderful visit, great quiet location, awesome hosts! Very helpful, even helping me try to fix the water heater and introduced me to Hap, the used RV parts wrecker yard guy. We will return! Talk very soon Bright Horizon!


RVpilots

September 2020

Always pleasant

My second stay and again a pleasant experience. Thanks!


mustangsally

September 2020

Great people and nice location

We left a day early because of rain but will go back. Nie property and very nice people.


EdandMaryWilliams

September 2020

Friendly Folks

The hosts were very friendly, knowledgable, and super helpful, we really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the near future


Lveenstra

August 2020

Super Spot!

Our comments are in a previous post.


Lveenstra

August 2020

A Great Stay!!!

We could not have been more warmly welcomed by our hosts.....they are a very generous couple with local information and sharing of their property.
We had several visits "under the treez".

We would highly recommend this location and we'd be happy to visit again.

Thanks W & C


Rps333

August 2020

Lovely Stay

We had a "bright" start to our Ontario stay cation at "Bright Horizons"! Our hosts were welcoming and a pleasure to chat with while our son explored their dock area on a very quiet corner near Orillia Ontario. We had some power and lots of room and felt very safe and welcome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely property!


Carlos

August 2020

Fantastic stay

Our hosts were very accommodating and great company. We spent 2 nights here and had great conversations. We ebiked to Orillia (15-20 minutes away) very safe area to bike where we spent a good part of an afternoon. We highly recommend you pass by here and enjoy a few days. Thanks very much guys and hope to see you again soon.
Carlos, Karen and Jayla


Wanderingthru

August 2020

Relaxing

A wonderful couple who are very welcoming and have a beautiful property next to lake Simcoe. Lots of room and had a nice time with two other Boondockers during our visit.


ODNCCOTR

August 2020

Great folks to chat with

This is an amazing location. It’s like a park. Upon arrival they welcomed us to their back yard shelter. Very friendly. Loved to hear stories of their wildlife and their 40 year relationship with generations of beaver. Has easy access to maneuver in to and out. There was another couple (full time RVers in a class A) staying there as well and it was interesting to hear about their issues along the way and how Covid times have changed their plan and Challenges about finding a place to hunker down come the cold weather season.


Nancy-Sylvain

August 2020

Nice stay

We had a fantastic 2 days at Bright Horizon property very nice and welcoming people nice chat can't ask for more


Horton333

July 2020

Wonderful Stay, wonderful hosts.

The property is up for sale, that will be a great loss to the community as this is a wonderful location, and most gracious hosts. Highly recommended.
J&E


LarryLisa

July 2020

Friendly Retreat

The hosts were welcoming and very friendly. We enjoyed watching and listening to the many types of birds on the property and even got to watch a heron gathering his morning meal. There is a lovely dock and nature trails on the property. We shared a couple very fun evenings with the hosts and another couple who were also staying there. Would love to come back again!


TheBeaches

July 2020

Tranquility & sincerity

Bright horizons is wonderful! We were greeted by the lovely hostess with a beautiful smile and then our host with a warm voice who said we could choose which parking spot we wanted. There was even hydro which we gladly chose as all our gadgets we running on ‘E’. We strolled down what felt like a nature trail and came upon a dock sitting in a little cove on Lake Simcoe. There was also a pond and all kinds of different birds. Our hosts invited us to their back yard to sit under the trees in the shade. A little later another couple who were guests had returned from a day of hiking and joined us. We had a lively conversation which left us with smiles on our faces as we all went our separate ways for late dinners! Thank you for sharing your piece of tranquility with us. You are a lovely couple.


CANZ

July 2020

Peaceful night. Good conversations.

We had a good visit with Bright Horizons, & interesting discussions about travel, solar panels and low energy-use buildings.
Friendly, welcoming.
Recommend Bright Horizons.
We plan to be back.


DaveandKaren

July 2020

Great Stay at Bright Horizons 2

We had another great stay this weekend! Our fishing tournament went well but we finished well out of the money. Checked out the marine railway at Big Chute at our hosts suggestion but cut the visit short due to a tornado warning. Definitely recommend Bright Horizons!
Dave & Karen


chercheur2020

July 2020

Excellent host.

Pour host had suggestions for place to visite that made the trip at his place rewarding.Really happy about the expérience.


Voyageurs

July 2020

Excellent

We were 4 people with 2 rigs at this host’s place and we really enjoyed ourselves. We discovered things we had never seen before, thanks to our host. They are wonderful people who made us really feel welcome. Good luck to both of them in their new adventure.


cyrielleandnicolas

July 2020

Fantastic hosts!

We really enjoyed our time at Bright Horizons. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. They were also accommodating as we had to change dates and needed an extra night. Location is great, there's a beach 20 minutes walk and it is also super quiet. Thank you again for your hospitality, it was so lovely to meet you!


DanielMartine

July 2020

Amazing Host and Exceptional People

Our stay at Bright-Horizon was really nice. Our host greeted us warmly and made sure we were set with water and electricity. The platforms are nice and flat and perfect for the night. We had great conversations in the evening and had an excellent night in a quiet setting. Thank you for your generosity and friendship.


CsTheUs

July 2020

Provincial parks a plenty

Wayne and Carole were excellent hosts and we really enjoyed staying at their little piece of paradise. They were very friendly, although unfortunately we didn't get too much time to spend with them. Wayne even let us borrow some of his tools to fix a slight problem we were having with a vent cover. They were also very accommodating, as our initial trip booked with them had to be postponed due to truck problems we were experiencing. They are conveniently located between 3 provincial parks and have a very nice property. We would definitely recommend staying with them if you get the chance!


Richard_Robinson

July 2020

Great People great place

Our host met us and helped us get parked. We got together for a great visit Tuesday afternoon. Both hosts had some great storys about their life and where a joy to visit with. There location was quiet and he provided us with power. Thank you and hopefully we will meet up again.


DaveandKaren

July 2020

Stay at Bright Horizons!

We had a great stay at Bright Horizons! Very friendly and helpful guests. Even told us where to catch fish!


seb951

June 2020

Great stay! Highly recommended!

I really enjoyed my stay at Bright Horizons. I will be coming back very soon!!


RVpilots

June 2020

Orillian serenity!

Very welcoming hosts with a large, quiet property providing a very comfortable stay. They are nice to chat with and offered the use of a large fire pit to enjoy in the evenings. Their location is ideal, being close, yet far enough away from the town of Orillia to experience the quiet of rural life.

We hope to visit again! Thanks!


Moe+Jo

June 2020

Amazing stay

We had the pleasure of our very 1st RV'ing and very 1st boon docking experience all in one with this lovely couple. Carole was great to visit with, but Wayne is like having a personal RV newbie school instructor with us for the weekend. Tons of suggestions for making our many years of camping a great ones. So much to learned.

The property was beautiful and easy to get into. We had a great weekend, and would love to thank them for such a wonderful time. We would love to return sometime.

Moe & Jo


dflw

November 2019

Peaceful

What a beautiful property!
My pet and I walked out in the peninsula.
Just gorgeous.


statonigp1

October 2019

Bright Horizons

Thank you Wayne. Very accommodating, Large quiet parking area with electric hookup. Enjoyed a glass of wine and a chat. Good luck with your future adventures.


annerobinson

August 2019

A truly memorable weekend

We were welcomed with open arms by our hosts. We had a wonderful stay and were even invited along to an RV group lunch they were hosting. Wishing them the best in their future RV travels. Sorry we are so late in posting this, we thought we sent it right after our stay but apparently forgot to submit it.


Dan et Andre

August 2019

Warm hospitality and friendly hosts

Excellent hosts and location for cycling and kayaking. They are so nice, generous and friendly. They gave us useful information about RV and great advice for visiting the area by bike or vehicle. Perfect place for boondocking with large parking. Beautiful area. Very quiet. We had a nice stay.


Brian Buckrell

August 2019

Excellent hosts

Very much enjoyed our visit with Bright Horizons. Excellent, warm hospitality. Large open and flat area for parking. Private and quiet. Recommended.


suzieandyves

July 2019

Fantastic

We had a nice welcome and great time.
They gave us great advice for visiting the area. Great place and quiet.


PBench

July 2019

Friendly and Welcoming

Enjoyed our stay at Bright Horizons. We were welcomed into their home for engaging conversation. Very knowledgeable of the area and gave us good ideas on where to visit. Enjoyed visiting the Big Shoot Marine Railway and the Kirkfield lift lock. Didn't make it to Saint Marie Among the Hurons. We'll save that for the next visit! Looking forward to visiting again.


Windswept4

June 2019

Pleasant Stay

We enjoyed our brief visit with Wayne & Carole. They made us feel very welcome and we had a great night’s sleep. The parking area is very large and would accommodate a much larger unit than ours.


Colin+Helen

June 2019

Bright Horizons

Thanks for the stay, a very pleasant and nice couple helping to enhance the boondocking experience. We will definitely stop by again. Thank you for allowing us to experience our first boondocking night.


nasserma

May 2019

A beautiful stay on the lake!

Wayne's location is absolutely beautiful and he is a spectacular host. I learned many things about the design of his unique custom-built home and also my RV's electrical system (from him). His family was very welcoming and the location is ideal for a short stay in one of the more beautiful parts of Ontario.


jaytabac

November 2018

Jay

Wayne was an excellent host. The property is perfect for boondocking with a large driveway entrance and plenty of room to manoeuvre your rig. It was a snowy/rainy weekend when I was there, but you are right on the shores of Lake Simcoe. I hope to come back in fair weather and explore the lakefront view.