WELCOME TO THE COVE INN

Open daily Tue-Sun for dining 11:30am-8pm + live music 5-8pm (later for special events)!
Closed Mondays for dining + live music, hotel still open.

< LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY >

SEE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION!

     

     

      

      

< WEEKLY EVENTS >

     

 
Every Sunday ERIC UREN (Singer Songwriter Night of Folk/Rock) 5-8pm
 
Closed for Dining and Live Music on Mondays 
 
Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH 5:30-8:30pm
 

< NOVEMBER EVENTS >

Fri.Nov.26 SONGWRITER CIRCLE with JEFF CALLERY, SEAMUS COWAN, SHAWN McCULLOUGH + ERIC UREN 6-10pm $50 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
END YOUR NOVEMBER IN WESTPORT! Nov.26-28
 
Sat.Nov.27 HEAD OVER HEELS with ZAK COLBERT on Bass!!! (Folk/Blues/Jazz) 5-8pm
 
Tue.Nov.30 STEVE STACEY & PAT ROBILLARD (Old Time Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
 
 
< DECEMBER EVENTS >
 
 
Thu.Dec.2 LUKE MICHIELSEN (Folk/Indie…Think Mumford & Sons, Kitchener) 5-8pm $10 Cove
 
Fri.Dec.3 A VERY MARRINER CHRISTMAS with STEVE MARRINER + FRIENDS (Member of MonkeyJunk, Harry Manx, Colin James, Paul Reddick) feat. ROXANNE POTVIN, CURTIS CHAFFEY, IAN McKEOWN + special guests MISS EMILY + SEAMUS COWAN 6-10pm $70 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
Sat.Dec.4 EAST COAST EXPERIENCE 6-10pm $60 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
Tue.Dec.7 MATT DICKSON (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Perth) 5-8pm
 
Thu.Dec.9 BROCK ZEMAN (Singer Songwriter/Storyteller, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
 
Fri.Dec.10 YOUNG PETTY STONES 6-10pm $70 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
Sat.Dec.11 YOUNG PETTY STONES 6-10pm $70 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
Tue.Dec.14 DAVE BALFOUR (Acoustic Folk, Westport) 5-8pm
 
Thu.Dec.16 SUE PROSSER (Folk/Rock, Carleton Place) 5-8
 
Fri.Dec.17 MISS EMILY 6-10pm $80 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show
 
Sat.Dec.18 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Solo of TURPIN’S TRAIL, Perth Road Village) 5-8pm
 
Tue.Dec.21 KENT NICHOLSON (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Member of THE RAIN KINGS) 5-8pm
 
Thu.Dec.23 UGLY MASK + SWEATER XMAS EVE EVE JAZZ NIGHT SPENCER EVANS BAND + DICK READY XMAS TREE FUNDRAISER with ROBBIE MERKLEY 7-10pm 
 
Fri.Dec.24 CLOSED at 4pm
 
Sat.Dec.25 CLOSED Xmas day 
 
Sun.Dec.26 CLOSED Boxing Day
 
Mon.Dec.27 ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm
 
Tue.Dec.28 MEGHAN BALOGH + MARTIN SMIT (Celtic/Irish Folk, Picton) 5-8pm
 
Thu.Dec.30 HENRY NORWOOD (Classic Country, Westport) 6-9pm
 
Fri.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE  with TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast/Folk) $85 + HST + Gratuity Dinner + Show. 7-9pm Dinner 9pm-1am Show OVERNIGHT PACKAGES Available. Call for reservations! Happy New Year!
 
 

Non-Dancing Venue Info!

In order to remain at maximum safe seating capacity for all times of operation including ticketed events with live music throughout the winter months, The Cove will continue to provide only served meals, not buffet, for dinner and music events, etc.
Following public health guidelines, The Cove will return to being a non-dancing venue until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding and support. 

Reservations Suggested. Limited Capacity. COVID protocols respected.

< PROOF of DOUBLE VACCINATION to DINE INDOORS >

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings

Please have your proof of double vaccination and a piece of photo ID ready before entering. Thanks for your cooperation!

 

< HOTEL ROOMS >

Stay for 3 Nights, Pay for 2!

Escape…to The Cove in cottage country on the Rideau. Find peace away from the city. Our historic Inn is open for dining overlooking the lake with tranquil, newly renovated suites. Relax, stay a while, settle in. Rates from $149 – 179 + HST Go to “Accommodations” for more room info.

 

< Gift Certificates >

Want to treat someone to The Cove? As you know, it’s been a long, crazy and challenging year for our business! We can’t wait to see you again! Please email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com all particulars including the names of the givers and receivers and your phone number, confirmation of amount. Then e-transfer to thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com.

For Cove dining fun follow on Instagram, go to @thecovekitchenchronicles

***All Events Subject to Change. Please Call for Reservations.***

COVID Safety Plan

Please respect public health regulations to keep us all safe and healthy. We need to be diligent continuing to remain COVID free! Thanks for your continued compliance, understanding and support! Our staff and business respect our local Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Public Health Unit regulations to ensure a safe and healthy visit here at The Cove, limiting the spread of COVID-19. We have worked closely with the Health Unit since the onset of the pandemic.

For more information click here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open

  1. You are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to The Cove.
  2. COVID tracing in effect upon entry.
  3. You must provide proof of double vaccination as well as a piece of photo ID to dine indoors.
  4. Masks are mandatory indoors in public space. You may remove your mask when seated at your table and when drinking and eating but you must wear them when walking around the building and interacting with the public.  
  5. Servers must wear masks while taking orders at the table and whenever within 2 metres of a customer.
  6. Tables are physically distanced by 2 metres and sanitized after each use.
  7. Musicians play at least 2 metres from the public as instructed by our Health Unit.
  8. Dancing is allowed up to 25% of our capacity for a total of 45 people.
  9. Guests must socially distance 2 metres when on The Cove premises.
  10. Guests are encouraged to make contactless payment with tap credit or debit card.
  11. PPE is available on site should it be needed/forgotten.
  12. One person per washroom use.
  13. Please be kind and patient.
  14. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Our Story

Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920’s, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert’s family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel’s ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready’s name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it’s original proud state.

Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Wings ‘n Tunes/Rack ‘n Tunes + The Open Mic, Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Nights, Head over Heels on the Patio, MUSICwestport Festival and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau’s edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 9 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months.

The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won’t forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park…all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!

Thanks! From the whole Cove Family

 
TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
 
Comment by Trip Advisor Reviewer:
 
Wow! Seamus and all the staff were fantastic during our stay, always thinking about how to make our day go a little bit more smoothly. We have stayed in lots of hotels both in Canada and around the world and I can say that during this stay, we had the best service and hospitality… ever. We rented a cottage nearby Westport and the Cove was our go to for takeout dinners. We ordered food many times to take back to our rented cottage, awesome lunch and dinner menus, the food was amazing! The bar staff encouraged us to enjoy the veranda while our takeout was being prepared and then brought it out to us, which was really nice!! We booked a table in the patio to enjoy the music on our last night, and we were lucky that there was a room available, so we did not have to drive home after the music and dinner. During our one night stay, the hospitality was amazing! The room was very clean and very well appointed. Nice to have AC at this time of the year. An example of above and beyond hospitality: Walking us down to show me where the kayaks/paddles are, and giving me a push out on onto the river 😄 Seamus sent us text messages during our stay to let us know that we could come for dinner earlier than we reserved, and also that we can check out at noon (instead of 11am), which was awesome, thinking about us. The servers at the bar and in the restraunt were fantastic, took care us well during dinner and prepared a tray with tea and deserts for us to take back to the room, filled our water bottles for our canoe and beach days with ice and water, etc. So…. Wow! I would rate 6 if I could. Thank you Cove!!
Martin G. July 2021
 
More comments here – visit and see for yourself!
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g499304-d1862435-Reviews-Cove_Country_Inn_Resort_Spa-Westport_Ontario.html 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

 
We wanted to write and let you know how much my friend(s) and I appreciated the efforts taken by you all at The Cove to not only prepare and serve great food, but for providing a venue to watch Live music again! I was at The Cove on Sunday, July 19 and sat outside on the patio. Head Over Heels was performing on the rustic and charming outdoor stage, and it felt safe. Physical distance requirements and special health measurements were in place And there was an easy and comfortable flow. Every table was taken, but I never felt too close to another table or other guests, and the service was warm and friendly.
I can’t wait for the next opportunity to sit down and enjoy a meal, great service, Live Music, and the general good vibe at The Cove.
Thanks to ya’ll,
Elspeth Pearce, July 2020 Westport, ON

We had lunch with some friends on Sunday at the Cove and must tell you everyone had an amazing time!!  We loved the new menu and the entertainment was an added bonus after 4-5 months of living inside and fearing the Covid19 virus!
The singers performed at a distance and we were impressed with how they wore masks when not on stage.  Never once did we feel at risk…great job!  We will definitely be back to enjoy more entertainment and our guests said the same.  Thank you guys!
Tom and Maureen Douglas, July 2020 Westport, ON

Hey Seamus & Cove Team – a little overdue but wanted to pass along our gratitude and feedback from recent visits to the patio
We enjoyed your hospitality within our “social bubble” on June 20th & Canada Day.  The experience was nothing but positive & extremely pleasant. 
There were great communications in advance on what to expect in terms of Covid safety & hygiene protocols on arrival, staff’s expectation of us as patrons, exceptional service, great food and of course our favourite liquid refreshments.  We appreciate the safety precautions including the spacing of seating / tables and the usual cleanliness of the Inn especially in the greeting / reception area and washrooms. 
The patio was an exceptional spot to see and hear the performances by Shawn McCullough.  The outdoor stage set up and acoustics were spot on. 
After a long absence with Covid lockdowns / shutdowns, it was wonderful to see staff and other familiar patrons again.  We were greeted warmly and consistent with our very positive experience, we will be back many more times this summer and beyond.  We look forward to future performances by artists we have seen before and new acts we have yet to enjoy.
Thank you again for the hospitality and worry free amenities & see you again soon.
Geoff & Barb Kerr, July 2020 Perth, ON

My partner Jeanine Noyes and I came out to The Cove last weekend to hear our friends Head Over Heals perform. That was our first experience this summer dining on a patio. I still wouldn’t do that in Toronto where we live. However, at The Cove, we found ourselves comfortable with the safety precautions taken. Friendly staff masked and making sure others were as well. Tables well-separated, and washroom protocol as safe as can be. I hope you are able to make the diminished seating capacity work well enough for you to keep the music going and the Inn alive. All the best! Henry Heillig, July 2020 Toronto, ON

Candy and I went to the Spencer Evans Jazz show on Thursday the 9th of July. The weather was beautiful, the food was excellent and the music was classic Spencer Evans Jazz. We had a wonderful evening outside on the Cove patio. Complete Covid protocol was followed, we were very well distanced and felt totally safe throughout the evening. Bottom line, we had a wonderful evening outside on the Cove patio. Highly recommended!!    Pete & Candy Stothart, July 2020 Westport, ON

Seamus and Staff, Impressed with the safety practices at The Cove during the Tom Savage Show on Friday, July 24. We felt very comfortable and safe with no concerns whatsoever. It was so nice to be able to listen to great LIVE music again with no worries, due to the excellent safety measures being practiced at The Cove. We look forward to another great summer of live entertainment. Steve & Deb Saunders, July 2020 Sharbot Lake, ON