The Lodge at Pine Cove

The Lodge at Pine Cove

August 28, 2015 17:38 ET

Thanksgiving Busier Than Ever at The Lodge at Pine Cove

Once a Quiet Time That Marked the End of the Busy Summer Season, Thanksgiving Weekend at The Lodge at Pine Cove Has Grown Into One of the Most Popular Weekends of the Year for the Upscale French River Lodge

NOELVILLE, RAINBOW COUNTY ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2015) - Specializing in outdoor activity-based vacations and romantic getaways, The Lodge at Pine Cove ( has quickly established its reputation as the best speciality lodge in Ontario by offering exquisite accommodations with real touches of luxury with gourmet casual dining, combined with innovative retreat packages and soft adventure experiences. They have found a niche market catering to active couples and families looking for outdoor sports and wilderness adventure, and brides searching for a stylish resort wedding venue. As the popularity of The Lodge at Pine Cove continues to grow, business during the slow shoulder seasons has increased. Thanksgiving weekend is no exception. Once a quiet weekend that marked the end of the busy summer season, Thanksgiving at The Lodge at Pine Cove has become one of the most popular weekends of the year at the upscale French River resort.

According to Alex Strachan, innkeeper and owner of The Lodge at Pine Cove, Thanksgiving weekend at The Lodge at Pine Cove has evolved over the years. "Thanksgiving weekend at The Lodge has certainly changed since we first opened fifteen years ago. In the early days, when we were just getting established, Thanksgiving at the Lodge was a simple affair, attended by staff, family, and the few resort guests who were staying with us at the time. Today, the Lodge is fully booked for Thanksgiving weekend. Guests and neighbors alike, partake in the weekend festivities. Everyone sits down to a traditional, family-style Thanksgiving dinner, and many join us for a paddle on the French River. Several of our guests return each year to celebrate the holiday with us, and to catch up with old friends and meet new ones," says Strachan.

One of the highlights of Thanksgiving weekend at The Lodge at Pine Cove is a group paddle to a cranberry bog in The Lodge's large Voyageur canoe. While at the bog, guests have the opportunity to harvest the berries that will be used by The Lodge's chef to make a selection of cranberry sauces for the huge harvest table Thanksgiving potluck dinner the next day. For the Thanksgiving feast, The Lodge at Pine Cove supplies the turkey, potatoes, veggies, and others are invited to bring their favourite Thanksgiving dishes as a potluck item. Everyone sits together family-style in front of the fireplace.

"For anyone who appreciates peace, tranquility and the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, autumn is the ideal time to visit our French River resort. The colours at the Lodge in the fall are spectacular, the sky is clear, and the bugs are gone. Paddling is glorious. The hiking is fabulous on the myriad of trails that have been established next to the Lodge property. It's a lovely time to enjoy the clear, crisp air of autumn. The unhurried atmosphere allows guests to relax, unwind, and soak in the beauty of this very special place. For those who want to stay on after Thanksgiving and do some writing, we are hosting a creative writing non-fiction retreat. Writing with Nature in Mind is a four-day, three-night package that includes accommodations, meals, workshops, outdoor activities, and the opportunity to enjoy all the joys of fall on the French River," adds Strachan.

About The Lodge at Pine Cove: Located in a quiet bay on the majestic French River, The Lodge at Pine Cove is an upscale and stylish Ontario wilderness adventure lodge that is ideal for romantic couples' getaways, family vacations, resort weddings and corporate retreats. The Lodge at Pine Cove offers exceptional dining, seasonal cottage rentals, exciting outdoor adventure packages, and 2,600 feet of pristine French River shoreline. Accommodations at The Lodge at Pine Cove include tastefully furnished and lavishly equipped waterfront cottages featuring handcrafted furnishings and private screened-in porches overlooking the water and surrounding wilderness. Discover for yourself why The Lodge at Pine Cove is the number one Specialty Lodge in Ontario according to TripAdvisor. For more information about The Lodge at Pine Cove, visit or call 705 898-2500.

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