Arowhon Pines (Algonquin Park)

Algonquin Park, Rural Ontario

The hotel

A nature lover's paradise! With lakes, rivers and streams meandering through this idyllic retreat, don your walking boots and explore the great outdoors in all its beauty. Set within the stillness of the Algonquin woodlands, you really are on the doorstep of all things beautiful. The colours, the scents, the views, all simply stunning. With no mobile signal available, you are a far cry from social media updates and images, so immerse yourself in the pine scented surrounds and absorb the freedom and peace.

Amenities

  • Paddle Boards
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Set within Algonquin Park on the intersection of Highway 60. Transfer time from Toronto Airport: approx. 3 hours.

Hotel information

50 Standard Rooms, all with bathrobes and hairdryer. There are no TVs or radios and there is also no mobile phone signal, allowing guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the resort. Rooms have a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shared lounge with fireplace and either 2 twin beds, 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed and a rollaway bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Dining Room, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the dining room welcomes cottagers and visitors as well. Lake swimming, water sports including canoeing*, kayaking* and complimentary paddle boarding. Fishing*. Complimentary access to Algonquin Park included where you can adventure out on the walking, hiking and even biking trails or sit back on a deck chair and watch the world go by. Spectacular Algonquin Park visitor’s centre with exhibits on park wildlife and human history, theater, bookstore and a breathtaking panoramic viewing deck.

2 nights on Fri and Sat arrivals between 21 Jun–6 Oct '19.

3 nights between 2–5 Aug, 30 Aug–2 Sep and 4–6 Oct '19.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel is open seasonally, 3 Jun–10 Oct (subject to change).

Please note: children under 12 years are not permitted to stay at this resort.

Please note: there is no bar at the property. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A respite from the city and pandemic

Jun 29, 2021 Q9967TZrosemaryc Toronto, Canada

We stayed at Arowhon Pines several times in summer 2020 (I am slow with reviews). They were the first place we went to after the pandemic lockdowns lifted and the only place we felt safe travelling during the summer. As returning visitors, we were thrilled to return to beauty and relaxation of Arowhon's resort and location. There were changes to… Read more
We stayed at Arowhon Pines several times in summer 2020 (I am slow with reviews). They were the first place we went to after the pandemic lockdowns lifted and the only place we felt safe travelling during the summer. As returning visitors, we were thrilled to return to beauty and relaxation of Arowhon's resort and location. There were changes to accommodate COVID but they managed the changes in a way that kept guests safe and intruded on the experience as little as possible. The buffets were replaced with table service maintaining the variety of choices and of course the excellent food quality. The staff has continued their limitless patience for our young boys' picky eating, which they have always accommodated. We stayed in multiple different rooms in our several stays, all of which were lovely. There is a great variety of cabins and rooms. The staff throughout the resort in all capacities are persistently courteous, helpful and friendly. One tip for parents: We have been travelling to the resort with our boys since they were little. They love it and have tons of fun. My son rejected the offer of a trip to Paris in favour of a trip to Arowhon Pines! But it is a quiet resort and our kids need periodic reminders to not disturb other guests. This is not a place to let your kids run wild and loud. We are counting the days to our next visit in summer 2021. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Incredible Weekend

Jun 28, 2021 Sarah G Toronto, Canada

I just spent the most wonderful three nights at Arowhon. We came here for a writing retreat and it could not have been more perfect. The grounds are stunning and well taken care of. The cabin was so comfortable and SPOTLESS. My bed was so comfy. The service was so friendly, funny and above and beyond. AND THE FOOD. My gosh the food. It's tranquil,… Read more
I just spent the most wonderful three nights at Arowhon. We came here for a writing retreat and it could not have been more perfect. The grounds are stunning and well taken care of. The cabin was so comfortable and SPOTLESS. My bed was so comfy. The service was so friendly, funny and above and beyond. AND THE FOOD. My gosh the food. It's tranquil, refreshing and just wonderful. If you are lucky enough to come stay here - COME! I can't wait until the fall when I can come back . . . . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommended

Oct 15, 2020 578wanderers Oakville, Canada

This was our first visit to Arowhon, but will not be our last. Set in the majesty of Algonquin Park a truly memorable experience and a soothing respite from the current situation. The accommodations are rustic, but very comfortable, the staff are excellent, from the wam greeting upon arrival to the excellent dining room servers who, without being… Read more
This was our first visit to Arowhon, but will not be our last. Set in the majesty of Algonquin Park a truly memorable experience and a soothing respite from the current situation. The accommodations are rustic, but very comfortable, the staff are excellent, from the wam greeting upon arrival to the excellent dining room servers who, without being asked, noted dining preferences and adjusted plates accordingly. The food is top notch and avoids being overly trendy: prime rib, goose, lamb, fish, all beautifully prepared and presented. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, but bear in mind that it isn’t inexpensive, but you do get what you pay for. TripAdvisor doesn’t allow it, but if it did I would definitely give 4.5 stars to this unique establishment. Looking forward it coming back next year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Lodge, Outstanding Food

Oct 2, 2020 Owen C ottawa

Arowhon Pines was a most welcome interlude in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. This was the second year we had been there, again right at the end of summer. Before going, we were impressed with their explanation of the precautions they were taking, in the rooms, with dining and with the canoes and equipment. We had the same room we occupied… Read more
Arowhon Pines was a most welcome interlude in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. This was the second year we had been there, again right at the end of summer. Before going, we were impressed with their explanation of the precautions they were taking, in the rooms, with dining and with the canoes and equipment. We had the same room we occupied last year, although the cabin was only at half capacity. We enjoyed the same wonderful lakeside view during our stay, which was such a draw for us last year. There was no maid service into the rooms in order to minimize contact - certainly no problem to make our own bed for two nights. As always, the food is one of the great draws of this lodge, and in spite of restrictions the lodge outdid itself. The dining room was modified to have fewer tables. A rustic but effective hand-washing station now greeted us at the door. The large pine table for appetizers and desserts was gone, but instead, dinner began with a selection of Arowhon’s famous appetizers - more and perhaps different ones than I might have selected from the buffet. A highlight for us was two deep-fried smelts with a piquant tomato sauce. At dinner, there was a choice of four main courses, including a fish and a vegetarian dish. The plates are not immense, but filling and imaginatively presented, with as many local products as possible, and there are so many courses! We quickly learned to ask for only a small soup (the creamed squash soup was splendid) and to share desserts. One of the choices was a selection of Arowhon’s famous desserts. What I received was seven small desserts clearly enough for three people! Lunches were described as being simple bistro meals, but there was always a salad - very imaginative salads - a soup, a meat and a vegetarian main course, and dessert. The hiking trails were available for daytime entertainment. The canoes were completely sanitized daily, and there was sanitizer and paper towels available to give them a touch-up before and after one’s outing. We enjoyed two pleasant days of relaxed canoeing on Little Joe Lake and Joe Lake. There’s still time to enjoy autumn in Algonquin Park at an outstanding lodge. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Rejuvenating, Jewel of Uniquely Canadian Place

Aug 26, 2020 jpbevi Toronto, Canada

I have had the great privilege of visiting the Pines for years with my family, and it never disappoints. On a recent visit after its reopening, we were impressed and calmed by the precautions put into place as well as the maintenance of so much of what makes Arowhon unique. (We, for example, surprisingly didn't miss the wonderful buffets as they… Read more
I have had the great privilege of visiting the Pines for years with my family, and it never disappoints. On a recent visit after its reopening, we were impressed and calmed by the precautions put into place as well as the maintenance of so much of what makes Arowhon unique. (We, for example, surprisingly didn't miss the wonderful buffets as they were recreated in creative ways.) If you have the chance to go to Arowhon Pines, take it. You will not regret the restorative, grounding experience. Read less