In the spring of 2017, the Singer family Matriarch Dr. Rhona, Patriarch Norman, and their daughter Jessica, decided to embark on a new venture and became the new owners of The historic Baldwins Resort in Windermere, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka. Along for the venture and with full support are Rhona and Norman's son Ari, daughter-in-law Alyssa, and grandchildren Zachary and Gabriel. 3 resort dogs reside on the property. Big sweet boys Huckleberry and Bowie and little girl darling Daisy Mai are spoiled and very affectionate.
Dr. Rhona Singer, "President" is an established Painter and her muses include her husband, Norman, and pocket beagle, Daisy Mai. She has taught painting in Laguna Woods, California for the past 8 years. She loves to entertain for her family and friends, high tea, and travelling. Having been a Tourist Guide in Israel in her youth, she loves turning up a dirt road, and taking the road less traveled. She also holds a Doctorate in exceptional education and enjoys collecting and reading memoirs, and non-fiction literature about famous and not-so famous Artists.
Norm Singer, "Owner/Manager" is a hobby musician and lover of instruments, has a brain full of baseball encyclopedia knowledge, senior softball champion, golfer, and all round athlete. He is a retired Aerospace Engineer and worked developing many plans and manuals in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Toronto. He managed a small guest house in Toronto for twenty years and he loves "working in the basement" and is his father's son, as Morris Singer loved tools and was very handy.
Jessica Singer, was "V.P. of Operations" for our first season and truly loved the resort experience. On a regular basis, she loves spending time writing and practicing jokes on her very patient friends and family, and working on her industrial design and app inventions, the "next big piece of equipment you never knew you were missing in your life." She is a fan of old farm and sport vehicles, composting, fishing, baking, orange lipstick, French and independent films, hard rock and independent country music artists, and travels all over the world to see her favourite bands perform live.
The entire family loves listening to Hank Williams, eating spaghetti, and watching classic films.
"We are working hard to make the place shine and we look forward to hosting you at The "New" Baldwins!" ~ The Singer family
We all have the same priorities: a cheerful, caring, attentive staff, excellent food, updated clean accommodation and a great night’s sleep. Every staff member is a star. Laura, our Manager whose calm competence holds us together, has the talent of a gifted artist and will be leasing the resort in May of 2019.
Laura moved to Ontario from Nova Scotia in 2001. Moving to Ontario with 3 small children Steven, Bryanna and Brenton with a mind set to seek full time employment in the hospitality industry. In 2002 she was hired as a housekeeper at Taboo Resort. Eventually moved onto the Marriott as Operations Manager she continued to set and achieve her goals. She was the first employee hired at The "New" Baldwins Resort in April 2017 as the Housekeeping Supervisor. We offered Laura to lease the resort this coming May and she proudly accepted. Now that her children have grown and she has 4 beautiful grandchildren, Cayden, Angelina, Charlie and Madilyn her dreams are to some day own the resort and continue running it as a family business.
A note from Laura
Rhona and Norman, what can I say? "No words can describe them!" Anyone that has had the pleasure of meeting them can understand my statement.
From Rhona with her cheerful morning smile and words of wisdom to Norman singing and reciting poetry to me. I can't express my gratitude, I can only say I am so blessed to have met both of them. As I continue my journey I am thankful to my children and most of all, my soul mate Bill for all the continuing support he has given me with my chosen career.