SOURCE: The Lodge at Pine Cove

The Lodge at Pine Cove

February 29, 2016 20:25 ET

The Lodge at Pine Cove Launches Online Store

The Lodge at Pine Cove, an Upscale French River Lodge Specializing in Outdoor Soft Activity-based Vacations and Romantic Getaways, has Opened a New Online Shop Selling Fine Loose Leaf Teas and Providing Meaningful Year-Round Employment Opportunities for Area Residents

NOELVILLE, RAINBOW COUNTY ON--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) -  The Lodge at Pine Cove (www.frenchriver.com), a stylish French River wilderness lodge specializing in outdoor soft activity-based vacations and romantic getaways, has recently started a new venture selling fine loose leaf teas online. The French River lodge's new online shop, The Lodge Shop, (www.lodge-shop.com), combines their passion for delicious teas with their desire to provide meaningful year-round employment for the people of their Northern Ontario community.

Since it first opened in 1999, The Lodge at Pine Cove has made a significant impact on the local economy, providing jobs in an area where employment opportunities are few and far between. The Lodge's continuing success, now one of Canada's top boutique resorts, has seen its workforce grow five-fold to over 20 employees, most of whom are local women. Unfortunately, because The Lodge is not open year-round, many of its employees can only be employed seasonally. To provide more year-round employment, it opened The Lodge's online store as a way to increase local job opportunities during the winter months.

"In opening The Lodge Shop, we have taken an exciting leap in our efforts to help fill the seasonal employment gap. All the packaging, shipping and receiving for The Lodge Shop takes place in Noelville, the town closest to The Lodge at Pine Cove, providing year-round employment in the area," says Alex Strachan, owner and innkeeper of The Lodge at Pine Cove. "Currently, The Lodge Shop sells 38 premium blends of tea from around the world, with plans to offer other luxury items shortly. Our guests love our loose-leaf teas, which are served in our restaurant and available in all The Lodge's cottages. We thought it was the ideal product to sell in our online store. Since The Lodge Shop has opened, we've had very positive feedback from our customers. Many have emailed to tell us that not only do they love our teas, but they feel good knowing that their purchase brings meaningful work to people who might not otherwise have a job.

About The Lodge at Pine Cove: One of the finest wilderness lodges in Ontario, The Lodge at Pine Cove is an upscale soft-adventure resort on the historic French River. Ideal for romantic couples' getaways, adventure vacations, intimate resort weddings, and corporate retreats, The Lodge at Pine Cove features rustic, yet elegant waterfront cottage accommodations with handcrafted wooden furniture, comfortable king or queen-sized beds, and screened porches overlooking the water. The Lodge at Pine Cove offers exceptional dining and exciting outdoor adventure packages. For more information about The Lodge at Pine Cove, or to book the ultimate romantic Ontario resort wedding or adventure getaway, visit www.frenchriver.com or call 705 898-2500.

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