A Destination Wedding……in Algonquin!

Posted by Arowhon Friends on January 6, 2015

No Passport Required.

Algonquin Park holds a special place in the hearts of many couples. Maybe you had your first canoe tripping experience here. Perhaps you discovered your own strength and your partner’s sense of humour on that wet and windy portage. Is the tent in your pack, honey? The moose that you saw through the morning mist, the smell of breakfast cooking over a fire and the sight of a million stars at night are memories that keep you coming back to Algonquin. We’re happy that you’re ready to share these experiences with your family and friends.  Congratulations on your engagement!  

We look forward to working with you to make your dream of a simple, outdoor Park wedding a reality.  There are still a few weekends this season when you can book Arowhon Pines exclusively with a minimum of 80 guests - May 29/30 and June 5/6 and June 12/13 and July 11/12, 2015.  

For 2016, we have May 27/28, June 3 and 4, June 10/11, June 17/18, June 24/25 and July 8/9.

An Arowhon wedding is all inclusive - accommodation in log cabins along the lakeshore, six meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, prepared with care using local ingredients and free use of all recreational facilities – canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, sailboats, hiking trails, tennis, sauna and more.

We’ll help with your invitations, arrange flowers from our garden to your tables, plan a sit down ceremony by the lake and recommend wedding officiants and other local suppliers. All you need to bring is clothes, a toothbrush, a bottle of champagne or two and your family and best friends. An exclusive wedding weekend (two nights, six meals) in the middle of Algonquin this spring will cost about $45,000 for 80 people. Most couples distribute some of that cost to their guests.

A smaller, casual gathering can be booked anytime. For as low as $8,800 this spring, we can accommodate 16 guests in a lovely 8 Room Cabin by the lake, inclusive of six meals and all facilities.

Please visit our website for more information - and for a true couple’s wedding at Arowhon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Arowhon Friends on December 10, 2014

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park

Click to view our December Newsletter with winter photos and
a new recipe for Arowhon Caramelized Apple Tarts.


First Snowfall of the Season on October 31st

Posted by Arowhon Friends on November 1, 2014

It’s chilly, wet, grey and absolutely beautiful in Algonquin Park.

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park


Closing up Arowhon Pines for 2014

Posted by Arowhon Friends on October 13, 2014

Closing up Arowhon Pines is always bittersweet.

First and foremost is that we will miss your friendly faces.

We have a long list of jobs to do this fall and estimate being here for most of the winter, as we continue to renovate the rooms and update our kitchen.  

Starting tomorrow though, we join the nine to five shift with weekends off (!!!) and look forward to spending some time with our families!

Thank you for a wonderful, busy season! Stay in touch! See you next year!

Love Theresa, David and Adam
And all of us from Arowhon Pines.









The Christensen Family

Posted by Arowhon Friends on October 4, 2014

Thank you to the Christensen family for their years and years of visits to Arowhon Pines. 

See you next fall! 


Hot, sunny with peak fall colour

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 28, 2014


Best weekend ever – hot, sunny with peak fall colour! Gorgeous Saturday full of family
canoe trips, kayaking, sailing, SUPing, hiking and yes, even swimming!



Early September at Arowhon Pines

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 14, 2014


Last night's temperature dipped to almost freezing and we all woke to a
frosty morning. With the mist still on the lake, some brave souls still
went for a swim.  Autumn is a favourite time of year for many, with crisp, clear nights, great
for star gazing and sunny days, perfect for hiking and spending time on the
lake.  The leaves have started to change and the Arowhon Road is listed as among
the best places for spectacular autumn views!

Visit the Park fall colour graph at

There is still availability in the fall including Thanksgiving Weekend to
enjoy with your family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you!



Bon Voyage Butterflies!

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 1, 2014


It was with mixed emotions that I tagged my butterfly today and let her go. I was happy to watch her climb to the tops of the trees then later, free fall to feed on the sunflowers.

I loved seeing them as caterpillars too, ravenously munching on Algonquin milkweed. In the blink of any eye they became cocoons, before morphing magically into these beauties.

Arowhon Pines became a monarch way station last year as part of We reared and tagged 19 butterflies. This year there were 180 caterpillars! So far 160 butterflies have been tagged and now they are setting out on their journey to Mexico! The rest will be hatching soon!

The most heartwarming of all was to see everyone, guests and staff, both young and young at heart, enjoying the experience.

A BIG heartfelt thank you to Donna who researched all of this, and whose genuine enthusiasm, patience and hard work made this a huge success!


Bon Voyage Butterflies!

P.S. As happy that I was seeing the monarchs, I could not help feeling a little angry, sad and ashamed that something like Monarch Watch has to exist at all. We’ve cut down their habitat, mainly milkweed and poisoned their environment. Did you know that last year was the poorest on record for monarch sightings in Mexico, where they roost for the winter? What of our brown bats too whom we have not seen for years? Do you remember the barn swallows that used to live in the rafters of our dining room verandah? They too have disappeared from here.


Sunny and hot August weekend

Posted by Arowhon Friends on August 10, 2014

Sail. Canoe. Swim. Relax.
Find your inner peace, outdoors.








August 4th BBQ Photos

Posted by Arowhon Friends on August 5, 2014

These photos say it all!  

Extraordinary guests, weather, music, artists, farmers, suppliers and FOOD!  A great way to end a superb long weekend!  Love from Arowhon Pines.























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