Discover the lodge

About the lodge

The main lodge at Pine Cove is a place to relax. The copper topped bar has a, “Here’s looking at you kid,” feel to it. Dine in our exceptional restaurant Brûlé. Lounge in the Harting library, stocked with great literature. Sip afternoon tea, from our extensive tea menu or visit Arrange your next adventure on the water, with one of our experts. Browse over unique gifts, marvel at the hand wrought iron screen in the lobby. Chefs, adventure organisers, a fine wine list, great tea and coffee and comfortable seating, make the lodge a place you will want to visit.


The kitchen

Lodge at Pine Cove kitchen, is ready to serve you a host of treats; sumptuous dinners, delectable charcuterie & artisanal cheese trays, gourmet picnic baskets, signature breakfast hampers, wonderful lodge lunches, tasty hors d‘oeuvres, BBQ dinner hampers and much more. For romantic couples, we can arrange to deliver your meals to your cottage. Corporate groups or weddings have plenty of menu choice – we will work with you, to come up with the perfect menu for your retreat or wedding weekend.



Sit on the large screened porch overlooking the French River or in front of a log fire on cooler nights, and enjoy the fine fare cooked by the Brûlé restaurant, at Lodge at Pine Cove. We try to source most of our ingredients from Ontario and where possible locally. Browse our sample dinner menu for your dinner selection ideas. We stock a fine selection of Canadian, international wines, and Ontario craft beers – all can be enjoyed in a truly spectacular setting.

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Breakfast baskets


When breakfast baskets started in 2009, a “wow” was heard around the lodge. Today is just the same. We think they help define ‘luxury.” Fresh baked *croissants, yoghurt, homemade granola, fruit salad, orange juice, milk, jam, butter. As an extra, order delicious baked eggs served in a colourful Le Creuset mini cocottes. Sleep in, eat breakfast in bed or on the screened porch in your pyjamas. It is your getaway. We know you deserve it.

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Back in Victorian times, hampers filled with enticing treats became a tradition for family picnics. Imagine an island on the French River, nobody else around, a double hammock, a picnic blanket and a gourmet hamper full of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, fruit and our homemade lemonade with much more. Some people might call that romance in a basket. Choose from a menu of hamper picnics and indulge yourself in a little luxury – on an island, in your cottage, at the lodge.

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Cocktail Hour

Saturdays from 5pm

The Lodge Bar is open from noon to 10pm for casual drinks, but don’t miss our weekly Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5pm on Saturday. Join us for a trading of tales about your day, with your friends and other guests.

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Relaxing at the lodge

Mission armchairs, a beautiful copper topped bar, the Harting library, three stone fireplaces, hand made gabbeh carpets, maple floors and lovely sitting areas with gorgeous views. Add it up and a visit to Lodge at Pine Cove means relax, enjoy, kick back and sip on something cool or hot from our many menus of good things.


WiFi – guests are welcome to use our high-speed internet in the main lodge. Order from the tea menu, have a delicious coffee and try one of our Lodge-made desserts, whilst you work or connect with friends and family.

Cell Phones – we have limited cell phone reception, with Rogers being the most available service. If your cell phone won’t work, please use our landlines. Leaving a message for where you can be reached (at our front office) is a luxury mostly forgotten, in today’s instant world. You will be connected but at a pace that allows you to relax and reconnect with yourself and your partner.

Our history

In 1935 Gene Rioux, a local French Canadian, built Pine Cove Camp. A masterpiece of design combined with setting. Rioux’s lodge burnt in 1965. Rebuilt during the 1960s but not in the manner that approached the glory of the original structure, the lodge was operated for 30 years by numerous owners. In 1999 the current owners began rebuilding the entire resort including a new lodge building. Today, the lodge echoes the original 1930s style, with modern amenities and its incomparable setting. Lodge at Pine Cove is proud to be among one of the finest lodges in Canada.

How it all began

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