Dear Friends of The Cove,

We endured a tragic fire on the evening of Fri.Jan.18.2019 at the Fredenburgh Guest House across the street from the Main Inn. Thankfully, no one was hurt but The Fredenburgh House is closed indefinitely. We continue to be open for business as usual in the Main Inn where our restaurant and bar, live music venue AND nine remaining rooms are located. If you already have reservations in the Fredenburgh House, we will be contacting you to re-locate you at a close-by location as soon as we can. A local friend has created a GoFundMe page if you wish to support that way. https://www.gofundme.com/vf84t-the-cove

Either way, we have been inundated with generous notes of support over the past week. If you wish to help, please just continue to support The Cove as a the great place community that it has always been! We appreciate your patience. We also thank you all for your support, generosity, understanding and continued business. The show will go on!

Mary, Terry and Seamus Cowan and ALL of us at The Cove in Westport, ON




Reservations for lunch, dinner and all events always accepted! Thank you!









Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country/Rock, Westport) Sing a tune and you could win a guitar! 6:30-9:30pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough


Sat.Feb.16 LOGAN BROWN + TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-9pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sun.Feb.17 ANNUAL FAMILY DAY HOEDOWN with SHAWN McCULLOUGH + HENRY NORWOOD (Country, Westport/Perth) 4-8pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist

Mon.Feb.18 FAMILY DAY! Open For Lunch! 11:30am-3pm

Thu.Feb.21 FAJITA POP-UP! Come devour our famous, delcious Mexican Style Fajitas! 5:30-8pm $20 + HST

Fri.Feb.22 MARDI GRAS JAZZ NIGHT! with SPENCER EVANS BAND feat. BUNNY STEWART on Sax (New Orleans Style Jazz/Funk/Blues, Kingston) 7-10pm $15

Sat.Feb.23 THE BROKEN HEARTS SONGWRITER CIRCLE with Greg Ball, Seamus Cowan, Tom Savage + Luther Wright (An Intimate Night of Songwriting, Kingston/Westport/Wakefield) 7-10pm $15 www.gregball.ca tavisetriancetenaturalway.bandcamp.com www.tomsavage.ca www.lutherwright.com


Fri.Mar.1 JEFF CALLERY (Acoustic Rock/Country, Brockville) 6-9pm www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

Sat.Mar.2 HALFCOCKED & LONESOME (“Prime Time” Honky Tonk Country Band, Ottawa) 8-11pm $10 www.halfcockedandlonesome.com

Fri.Mar.8 TONY SILVESTRI (Classic Rock Keyboard Master, Belleville) 6-9pm www.facebook.com/tonysilvestrimusic

Sat.Mar.9 HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Blues/Folk/Jazz Duo, Gananoque) 6-9pm www.kevinheadmusic.com

Fri.Mar.15 THE VALLEY SHANTYMAN (Country/Rock/Whatever, Mallorytown) 6-9pm www.whitewaterbrewing.com

Sat.Mar.16 “ST. PRACTICE DAY” with SHAWN McCULLOUGH + WADE FOSTER (Acoustic Irish/Country Duo, Westport/Perth) 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough www.wadefostermusic.com

Sun.Mar.17 ST. PADDY’S DAY with TURPIN’S TRAIL 2-6pm $10 www.turpinstrail.com

Fri.Mar.22 BLUES on the RIDEAU with RIA REECE BAND (Montreal) 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Charity $65 + HST www.bluesontherideau.ca www.riareeceband.com Reservations Only

Fri.Mar.29 BENNI VANDER (Classic Rock Keyboard Master, Belleville) 6-9pm @benni.vander

Sat.Mar.30 YUK YUK’S COMEDY NIGHT! feat. The Best in Canadian Comedy (“CANCOM”..) with Rob Bebenek, Jarrett Campbell + Dom Pare 7-11pm Buffet + Show $55 + HST Rob Bebenek Funny Business Jarrett Campbell Funny Business Dom Pare Funny Business 



Sun + Thu 11:30am-8pm

Wed, Fri + Sat 11:30am-9pm

January + February — CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays (Except Family Day Feb.18)


***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations

For event info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

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 Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau’s edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond.

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

Certificate of Excellence 2016
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
Comment by Trip Advisor Reviewer:
“Lovely place to stay and great package deal!”
Lovely, quaint, clean, friendly, and well established. Great weekend package that included two nights’ accommodations, 2 x breakfast buffet, one lunch and one dinner in their dining room, and all gratuities. This turned out to be an incredible value and a wonderful choice! We’d definitely do it again.
Eliminowski, Ottawa (June 2015)
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