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Dewar's Inn

Dewar's Inn delivers waterfront haven

Riverview Heights -  You haven't experienced Dewar's Inn on the River until you've walked through the courtyard into the picturesque village of cottages connected by elaborate gardens, winding pathways and stunning waterfront decks.

Owners Judy and Frank Li fell in love with the historic property on County Road 2 when they bought it three years ago. They say viewing the property from the road doesn't tell the whole story or reveal its interesting history. 

The Opinicon Dining & Resort

A triumphant return for The Opinicon Dining and Resort

CHAFFEY'S LOCK - The Opinicon Dining & Resort - this region's adored, ‘Grand Old Dame of the Rideau’ - is back to its iconic glory.

After more than three years of extensive restoration, this picturesque destination on the Rideau Canal system overlooking Opinicon Lake is once again offering unique accommodations, food, live entertainment and so much more.

The Cove Country Inn

The Cove blends tried-and-true favourites with new trends for customer engagement 

WESTPORT - There is always something new to experience at The Cove Country Inn.

It could be a night out at the popular Blues on the Rideau, a concert series benefiting local causes, Wings 'n Tunes Wednesdays, Jazz Night or a special menu event like the Thai Food and Wine Dinner. The Cove, winner of the 2016 South Eastern Ontario Wedding Awards Best Accommodation prize, is keeping true to being a community hub and a fun destination. 

Eganridge Resort, Country Club and Spa

From Hockey Camp to Luxury Resort – The Continuing Evolution of Eganridge

Nestled in the lush, lake strewn landscape of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Eganridge Resort, Country Club and Spa is an upscale boutique resort that offers some of the finest dining experiences, wedding extravaganzas, corporate outings and accommodations in the region, and is also an example of a business that has adapted to changing times and tastes.

Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals

Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals go extra mile to make on-the-water holidays unforgettable 

PORTLAND - Heather and Rob Heins love being on the water so they have made it their business to get you out cruising the Rideau Canal Waterway. The couple started Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals 21 years ago. “My family built the very first sailing ships ever built in Canada, with the first one named the Miramichi, so being on the water is in my blood,” says Heather.

Addison's Restaurant

Home cooking, friendly service in the heart of Addington Highlands

From the age of 14, Melissa Evans dreamed of owning her own restaurant. Eight years ago, after many years of training and working her way through various jobs in the hospitality industry, her dream became a reality. She took over an existing restaurant in Northbrook, revamping it into a homespun family eatery now known as Addison’s.

Mallorytown's Landing and Donnelly's Restaurants

Desire to Bring Quality Cuisine to Home Region Continues to Propel Donnelly’s Career.

It’s an old adage in life and in business that sometimes something really good can come out of trying circumstances. For Brockville native Dale Donnelly, when a long-term position came to an end, one that seemed like it could be the job from which he retired, he simply ‘pivoted’ and chose to become his own boss.

Waterfront River Pub and Terrace

For a number of years a very old, derelict limestone building sat forlorn on the shore of the Napanee River on Water Street, just a few dozen metres from the heart of downtown.

As of the 2013 Canada Day weekend, the once dilapidated structure is now alive with activity as the home of Napanee’s newest destination spot, the Waterfront River Pub and Terrace.

Happy Days Houseboats and Marina

Nestled on the shores of scenic Pigeon Lake in the heart of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Bobcaygeon’s Happy Days Houseboats and Marina is a family-run business providing unique and exceptional waterborne recreational experiences for families for more than 35 years.

Owned by the Quast family since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to a fleet of 20 houseboats, comprising seven different models. There is also an adjacent 54-slip, full-service marina, meaning both regular and occasional boaters get the benefit of Happy Days’ quality products and customer service.