Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Rare Find

Last summer, Arowhon Pines held a Moth Workshop led by Jason J. Dombroskie, Ph.D., Collection Manager, Cornell University Insect Collection & Coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University.  Jason's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm were contagious and all of us “caught the bug".


Last September, long time guests Ann and Brian Gray noticed a pinkish moth near a light at Arowhon.  After much research, they could not get a perfect match or identification.  The Grays, who have been volunteer naturalists in the Leslie Street Spit area in Toronto for the last 17 years, contacted Jason for help.

Turns out, their find is very rare... CLICK HERE to identify it!


Friday, May 29, 2015

Arowhon Pines - Open for the Season!

Welcome to summer! 

The canoes are in place, the sailboats rigged and the trails are being cleared.  The beds are made and everything is spotlessly clean.  There is some last minute painting to do this morning.  The kitchen has tested some new and interesting dishes, ready for your enjoyment.  The fire is burning in the dining room.  The maintenance staff who have worked late every night are ready for a little rest. We’re welcoming new friendly staff every day from Canada and around the world. 


We’re very excited to show you what we’ve been up to all winter long – gorgeous, renovated rooms and a new addition to the kitchen.  The usual things will remain as magnificent as ever – good, tasty food in a beautiful dining room, a warm welcome from the office and the timeless beauty of Algonquin Park any time of the year.

We hope that you can visit.  
Contact us to book your room by the lake! 


Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Loon in Algonquin Park


The Common Loon is the iconic symbol of Algonquin Park.  Even if you don’t see one, you’ll hear their incredible sounds every night on Little Joe Lake.  The HOOT, TREMOLO, YODEL and WAIL are used to communicate different messages.

CLICK HERE to hear the sounds and learn their different meanings.

The loons arrived on Little Joe Lake a few weeks ago when the ice wasn’t even out yet. Word must be out that there are nice people here, and the food is good!  We say, welcome back!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Chocolate Love


In April, we signed up our baker, Heather Mordue, for some hands-on training with some master chocolatiers in northern Italy - in Torino, the capital of the Piemonte region, and on the shores of Lake Como. We’re anxious and excited to see what comes from her studies – we’ll be testing them this spring! (Well, someone has to do it!). READ ABOUT Heather’s course and travels…


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spring Has Returned!

What a difference a week makes!  All the ice is finally out (April 29), the sun is warm, there are buds on the trees and the loons are back.  The ferns and fiddleheads are popping.

This year we open for lunch on Friday, May 29th! We’re eager to show you what we’ve been up to all winter long.  Have you booked your room by the lake?  Spring rates are $ 210 per person per night (double occupancy) inclusive of three meals per day and all facilities, up to June 25.

In the spring, the wildlife viewing is best and for most of the time, you’ll have the trails and lakes to yourselves.  Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely, Theresa, David and Adam 



Friday, May 1, 2015

Winner of the 3rd Annual "Win a Weekend for Two" Contest


Congratulations Alexandra F. from Toronto - the winner of our contest for a Spring Weekend for Two!  CLICK HERE for the correct answers to the contest.

We know that the contest was especially difficult this year and would like to thank everyone who participated – we hope it was a fun learning experience!

To reward all of those who correctly identified all but did not win, you can look forward to hearing from us for a 20 percent discount on any spring dates (May 29 to June 25) – a great deal on top of our already low spring rates.

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

3rd Annual Contest "Win a Spring Weekend for Two at Arowhon Pines"

CLICK HERE to view our newsletter and enter our 3rd Annual Contest  "Win a Spring Weekend for Two at Arowhon Pines"! 


Correctly identify the 12 wildlife photographs taken in and around Arowhon and Algonquin by Ann and Brian Gray, and your name will be added to the draw to win a complimentary spring weekend for two at Arowhon Pines between May 29 and June 27, 2015.  
As you may know, new Canadian anti-spam legislation recently came into effect.  If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to provide your consent so that we can continue to share Arowhon news, recipes and photos.  ONLY THOSE GUESTS WHO HAVE CONSENTED WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!  

Contest ends April 30th, 2015.