Season's Greetings 2016

Posted by Arowhon Friends on December 12, 2016




December 2016                                        Arowhon Pines, Algonquin

Thank you for being guests at Arowhon Pines last summer. We appreciate that a large number of you have already booked for next year! Perhaps it was the glorious weather, Friday night’s venison with risotto or the renovated rooms and new décor that are bringing you back. Or was it just that small yellow post-it note (handwritten with Sharpie pen stuck on the front counter) with the simple message “Have you booked for 2017?” If it was, kudos to our marketing department for that brilliancy! Whatever the reason, thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in 20171

In January, we’ll be contacting you to say hello and ask that you confirm your booking for next year with a deposit. For those of you who have not yet picked some dates, we hope to hear from you soon. The suites and the rooms along the lakeshore seem to be going fast, especially during the peak times of the season!

Until then, the best of the holidays to you and your family. Although the summer may seem a long way off, think about Arowhon as your family gathers for the season. Our 8 and 12 Room Cabins are ideal for small family gatherings like a special birthday or anniversary.

Peace and Joy
Sincerely Theresa, David, Adam
And all of us at Arowhon Pines

H A P P Y    H O L I D A Y S !!



Cabin Update

Bridgewood, our large 12 Room cabin on the lake, is the favourite of many guests. You’ll like it a whole lot better after this winter! As we speak, our carpenters are tearing down the last of the paneling (cause for celebration!), renovating the lounge with a new and brighter design including large front windows, hardwood floor, fans that will help cool in the summer and warm in the fall, and much more. It will still feel cozy with comfortable couches and good lighting for the bookworms.

But…now…brace yourselves… We’ve taken out the bridge from Sherwood to Bridgewood. Although our original plan was to replace it, after seeing the beautiful, unobstructed view of the lake and thinking about all sorts of future possibilities, we’ve decided to postpone that decision for a season. After studying the practicalities of having just one bridge and listening to your feedback, we’ll make our decision. Let’s just say we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it! In the meanwhile, it’s time to say goodbye…..



From The Chef

As many of you know, last year we rebuilt our kitchen from top to bottom and replaced it with a new layout and design. We’re very happy with the results and very glad that it’s over. We can laugh now about the stresses of such a massive renovation project, like waiting for new fridges to arrive…on opening day! I’ll admit that on occasion, I still turn right instead of left to find the vegetable fridge!

Canadians celebrate the harvest season by preserving fruits and vegetables for later use. Canning is always best when they are at their peak flavor. In the fall, our kitchen cans our plum sauce, mango chutney, smokey peach BBQ sauce, spicy chili sauce, tomatillo chutney, and finally cranberries, all of which will be used up next season.

We buy cranberries in bulk from the famous Johnson Cranberry Marsh in Bala, Ontario. Cranberries are a versatile condiment that go well with any poultry – whether it’s roast chicken for two or a traditional Christmas turkey for the family. I’ll be cooking goose as usual at my house for the holidays! For Arowhon’s cranberry sauce recipe, click here. It’s an easy recipe as the cranberries have all the pectin needed to set the sauce. Enjoy!

David Cooke



June in Algonquin Writing Retreat

Posted by Arowhon Friends on December 1, 2016

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2017

Or add an extra day and extend your retreat to Monday, June 5


Give yourself a weekend of writing time – a weekend of instruction, inspiration and creativity. Award yourself with time away from distractions, with no dishes to do and wonderful food at every meal, as you sit with your feet up and write in the most beautiful wilderness setting in Ontario. This is where the Group of Seven got its inspiration (Tom Thompson is buried just a couple of lakes over); it’s a wonderful place for you to find your inspiration, too.

Click here for more information


Paddling and Relaxing at an Algonquin Provincial Park Resort

Posted by Arowhon Friends on October 22, 2016


Impromptu Serenade

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 27, 2016

Impromptu serenade by four wonderful saxophonists from the Netherlands outside the Arowhon Pines dining room. A real treat for our guests!




Enter Algonquin Outfitters' Paddle Art Contest

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 20, 2016


Algonquin Outfitters is hoping to have 100 paddles created for Tom Thomson’s 100th anniversary (did you know that Tom’s paddle was never found?).

To enter the contest all you have to do is visit an Algonquin Outfitters store (paddles will eventually be available at all of our stores but right now they are already available in Huntsville and Oxtongue lake.) There’s a $25 entry fee which includes either an unfinished paddle blank or a rough paddle blank (for carving).

It’s your job to create something unique. It’s not limited to painting, you could burn an image or design into the paddle, or carve it into something unique it’s totally up to you!

More information:


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6th Annual Civic Holiday BBQ

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 17, 2016



"Writer’s Retreat to the Rescue"

Posted by Arowhon Friends on June 28, 2016

Read a writer’s review of Arowhon Pines: 

Susan A. Jennings Blog Post: Introverted Writer



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Top 5 Weekend Getaways for Couples

Posted by Arowhon Friends on June 28, 2016

Arowhon Pines -
Picked as one of the top weekend getaways from Toronto 

“Cozy accommodations, gourmet meals, and stunning lake views.”

Read the full article here: Top 5 Weekend Getaways for Couples



Bird’s Eye View

Posted by Arowhon Friends on June 21, 2016


We were very apprehensive about permitting some guests to fly their small drone at Arowhon Pines.  We decided to pick a quiet 15 minutes before dinner one early June night (with not so many guests in house) to let it fly.  

The photos and video that were recorded were jaw dropping!  It’s amazing to see the resort from a bird’s eye view.  

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. David Honey!  




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April & May 2016

Posted by Arowhon Friends on May 26, 2016


Hello from Algonquin!

The clock is ticking and there is only a week left before opening.  We are busy as beavers – painting, planting, moving, baking, cleaning.  We can’t wait to show you our new kitchen, office and foyer (as well as some renovated cabins!)

Our local loyal suppliers deserve a big round of applause, many of whom have been with us since the fall:  

Pat Land Custom Woodworking

Exl-Aire Mechanical Ltd

Stintson Electric

Servicemaster Bracebridge

Mark Lane Construction

Tom the Carpenter

Shane and Terry at SPP Painting

Ralston Home Hardware, Home Depot, Muskoka Lumber, Wolseley and Ideal Supplies 

A big thank you also to Geoff Brown, our Maintenance Manager who survived the winter and kept everything together.  He deserves a few extra days off this summer!  

We’re almost ready to welcome you!  Hope you can visit this summer!

 Theresa, David, Adam and All of Us At Arowhon Pines

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