Welcome to The Cove!



RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH 5-8 Every Wednesday (Acoustic Country/Rock) www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough 

CLAUDIO VALENTINI 12-3pm Every Friday (Classical Guitar, Ardoch)

HEAD OVER HEELS feat. KEVIN + VANESSA HEAD 12:30-3:30 Every Sunday (Acoustic Folk/Rock/Blues/Jazz) www.kevinheadmusic.com


Fri.Sept.18 BLUES on the RIDEAU with RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK ***TWO SHOWS*** (Folk Blues) www.rickfines.ca www.suzievinnick.com www.bluesontherideau.ca  1-4pm + 7-10pm $70 +HST Dinner, Show + Charity ***Sold Out with Waiting List***
Sat.Sept.19 NOLAN HUBBARD (Acoustic Folk/Pop, Gananoque) www.nolanhubbard.com 6-10pm
Sun.Sept.20 NO MUSIC SCHEDULED 5-8pm
Mon.Sept.21 RILEY & RILEY (Acoustic Blues, Kingston) www.rileyandrileyblues.com 5-8pm 
Tue.Sept.22 MATT DICKSON (Classic Rock Party!, Perth) 5-8pm 
Thu.Sept.24 AL LERMAN (JUNO Award Winning Acoustic Blues, Havelock) www.allermanmusic.com 5-8 $20 Suggested Cover
Fri.Sep.25 MUSIC TBA
Sat.Sept.26 EAST COAST EXPERIENCE (Ottawa) www.ecex.ca  6-10pm $50 + HST East Coast Themed Dinner + Show
Sun.Sep.27 SUBPRIME: A Rock and Roll Band with a Prime Rib Special! 6-10pm
Mon.Sept.28 SPENCER SCHARF (Blues/Roots, Ottawa) www.spencerscharf.com 5-8pm 
Tue.Sept.29 STEVE STACEY with PAT ROBILLARD on Guitar (Old School Country, Carleton Place) www.stevestacey.com 5-8pm


Thu.Oct.1 SPENCER EVANS (Mr. Jazz Night, All Styles of Music!)  www.facebook.com/spencer.evans.3572 5-8pm

Fri.Oct.2 NOLAN HUBBARD (Acoustic Folk/Pop, Gananoque) www.nolanhubbard.com 5-8pm

Sat.Oct.3 SCOTT & KATE LIVE! (Rock ‘n Rolla, Kingston) 6-9pm
Sun.Oct.4 NO MUSIC due to a WEDDING
Mon.Oct.5 SPENCER SCHARF (Blues/Roots, Ottawa) 5-8pm www.spencerscharf.com
Thu.Oct.8 NO PRINCIPALS feat. DAVE BALFOUR + JAMIE CAMPBELL (Acoustic Folk, Westport/Rideau Ferry) 5-8pm More info to come…
Fri.Oct.9 BORGIN & BENNI (Acoustic Rock/Pop Duo, Picton) 5-8pm More info to come…
Sat.Oct.10 PRIVATE FUNCTION Dining Room Open, please call for reservations.
Sun.Oct.11 TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER with all the trimmings, soup to start and dessert! 5-8pm $30 + HST
Mon.Oct.12 TBA
Thu.Oct.15 SPENCER EVANS (Mr. Jazz Night, All Styles of Music!)  www.facebook.com/spencer.evans.3572 5-8pm
Fri.Oct.16 CHRIS MURPHY – Solo of Turpin’s Trail (Acoustic East Coast Folk, Perth Road Village) 5-8pm www.turpinstrail.com
Sat.Oct.17 NO MUSIC due to a WEDDING
Sun.Oct.18 TBA
Mon.Oct.19 TBA
Thu.Oct.22 TBA
Fri.Oct.23 BLUES on the RIDEAU with SAMANTHA MARTIN TRIO (Soul Blues, Toronto) 7-10pm $70 +HST Dinner, Show + Charity www.samanthamartinmusic.com www.bluesontherideau.ca
Sat.Oct.24 BLUES on the RIDEAU with SAMANTHA MARTIN TRIO (Soul Blues, Toronto) 7-10pm $70 +HST Dinner, Show + Charity www.samanthamartinmusic.com www.bluesontherideau.ca
Sun.Oct.25 TBA
Mon.Oct.26 TBA
Thu.Oct.29 ROB LUTES + ROB MacDONALD (Award Winning Acoustic Folk/Blues Duo, Montreal) www.roblutes.com 5-8pm $20 Suggested Cover
Fri.Oct.30 YOUNG PETTY STONES The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones feat. Seamus Cowan, Jason Kent, Eric Lawrance + Rob Radford www.facebook.com/youngpettystones 7-11pm $70 + HST Dinner + Show
Sat.Oct.31 TBA


***All Events Subject to Change and will be cancelled with bad weather due to patio service only. Please Call for Reservations***

For event info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com 613.273.3636 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

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

We are open 7 days a week! Takeout and Hotel Rooms available as well!

The Cove is open for food service indoors and outdoors depending on weather! Same protocols with social distancing apply outdoors as they do indoors. To guarantee a table, please make a reservation by calling us 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

To help ease some concerns with indoor dining and air circulation

Live music is almost nightly in September. Stay tuned to the artists’ Facebook pages for live broadcasts on their originally booked dates.

We welcome you back but please respect public health regulations to keep us all safe and healthy. We need to be diligent with respect to keeping COVID-19 out of our town! Thanks for your continued support! Our staff and business will be respecting 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 over the past few months. For more information click here: https://healthunit.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19_Public_Health_Guidance_for_Businesses.pdf

  1. You are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to The Cove.
  2. Masks are mandatory indoors only. You need not wear them 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. You may remove them when entering the patio. 
  3. Our servers always wear masks while taking orders at the table and whenever within 6 feet of a customer.
  4. Our tables are physically distanced and sanitized after each use.
  5. Our musicians play at least 6 feet from the public as instructed by our Health Unit.
  6. Guests must socially distance 2 metres/6 feet when on The Cove premises.
  7. Guests are encouraged to pay with card.
  8. PPE is available should it be needed/required.
  9. One person per washroom use.
  10. Please be kind and patient.
  11. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Hours of Operation

Restaurant Open Daily 11:30am-8pm

Stay 2 Nights, get the 3rd FREE!

Entertainment Schedule








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 + The Open Mic, 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 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

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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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