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Arowhon Pines

Box 10,001 Algonquin Park 
Huntsville, ON P1H 2G5

Canada


705-633-5661
Toll-free USA and CANADA: 1-866-633-5661
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The resort grounds are for registered guests and meal guests with reservations. All vehicles of guests with reservations are given an Arowhon Pines permit that must be displayed. Our parking lot is monitored and cars with no permits are ticketed.

We are happy to give tours of the property including the dining room and cabins — tours must be arranged in advance by contacting our office at 705-633-5661 or resort@arowhonpines.ca.

Arowhon Pines is not a designated Algonquin Park canoe access area. Trippers can start and finish their canoe trip at Canoe Lake.

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Directions

Arowhon does not have a physical street address.

 

If using your GPS, type in:  Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park.

 

Our GPS coordinates are N45.35.833 and W78.41.641.

 

Our road into the resort starts at the intersection of Highway 60 and Arowhon Road, Nipissing District, Ontario.

From Toronto (Approximately a 3 hour drive)

  • Take Hwy 400 North, past Barrie

  • Continue north on Hwy 11 North (NOT Hwy 400)

  • Around Huntsville take Hwy 60 East towards Ottawa, which will take you through to the west entrance of Algonquin Park

  • 15 km past the west entrance of Algonquin Park (you will see little kilometer signs on Hwy 60), watch for the sign for Arowhon Pines Resort, Arowhon Road - turn left on the Arowhon Road. This is also the entrance to the Mizzy Lake Trail.

  • Follow the road straight to the end — do not turn. You will end in our parking lot. Call the office from the phone in the parking lot for luggage service.

From Ottawa (Approximately a 3.5 hour drive)

  • Head west on Hwy 417

  • 417 will turn into 17, continue on Hwy 17 West

  • Around Renfrew, turn west on Hwy 60 towards Huntsville & North Bay.

  • Hwy 60 runs through Algonquin Park. We are at the 16 km sign — Arowhon Road — turn right. This is also the entrance to the Mizzy Lake Trail.

  • Follow the road straight to the end — do not turn. You will end in our parking lot. Call the office from the phone in the parking lot for luggage service.

 

About Us

Our story begins in 1938 when feisty Lillian “Granny” Kates decided to build a lodge to accommodate the visiting parents of nearby Camp Arowhon, her summer camp for boys and girls on Teepee Lake.  As legend recalls, she hired and fired four architects before finding someone who could design a lodge organic to the site. Charles Coleman, an architect from Cleveland, asked to see the site, scrounged up some brown wrapping paper, and returned a few hours later with a sketch of the Arowhon Pines dining room, closely resembling what you see today.

 

For two years starting in the late 1930s, local woodsmen Paul and Jack Luckasavich collected and hewed the great pine logs. Hand-notched corners of these dining room timbers exemplify their extraordinary skills. There were no roads back then and no power tools — they used axes, cross cut saws, a hand winch and a team of horses to hoist everything into place, including the enormous central iron chimney.  

 

In 1970, a reluctant Granny Kates turned over the property to son Eugene and his wife Helen. Eugene had run the camp for ages and needed a new challenge. They found it within the magnificent setting of Arowhon Pines. Little did they know the tremendous work involved to refurbish, reorganize and rebuild the old accommodations and kitchen. It was soon apparent that a seasonal kitchen in the wilds of Algonquin required a special approach. Arowhon’s own recipes and menus were developed to deal with annual changes in staff and the vagaries of delivery to the north.  It was not uncommon to see a taxi from Toronto deliver fresh food and supplies.

True recognition came with an invitation to the prestigious Relais & Chateaux in 1987, and while the Kates voluntarily withdrew from the group five years later, their iteration of Arowhon Pines truly was a triumph, reflecting their two personalities, love for each other and Algonquin Park.

 

Helen and Eugene have passed on, but they left in place a team of hand-picked managers to become the owners. We are dedicated to keeping Arowhon Pines unique and wonderful. There will always be a warm, heartfelt, personal welcome. We’ll cook and serve good quality and tasty food, with no gimmicks. Instead of taxis from the city, there is now a network of local farmers and suppliers who provide the freshest product. Profits are reinvested in upgrading and renovating guest rooms, lounges, infrastructure, recreational facilities, and staff accommodation. Each season we tackle new projects.  

 

The present day owners have spent more than half their lives at Arowhon Pines and Algonquin Park, starting their careers as “office gal” (Theresa Pupulin), cook (Chef David Cooke) and dining room server (Adam Falardeau). We know every nook and cranny. We’re here every day. It’s been a pleasure to get to know our regular guests along with your children and your grandchildren. To our new guests, welcome! You’re in good hands with people who care.  

 

Enjoy!