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


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










Every Wednesday until May.15 WINGS ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country/Rock, Westport) Sing a tune and you could win a guitar! 6:30-9:30pm Starting May.22 RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Sunday from May.19-Oct.13 HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Acoustic Blues/Folk/Roots, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.kevinheadmusic.com 


Fri.Apr.19 BLUES on the RIDEAU with RICK FINES &B SUZIE VINNICK BAND (Peterborough/Niagara) 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Charity $65 + HST www.bluesontherideau.ca www.rickfines.ca www.suzievinnick.com Reservations Only. ***SOLD OUT***

Sat.Apr.20 TIM MOXAM (Indie Folk/Country, Toronto) 6-9pm www.timmoxam.com

Sun.Apr.21 EASTER DINNER BUFFET with Turkey, Ham & All the Trimmings 5-8pm $26 + HST

Fri.Apr.26 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music from the 20th Century!) 8:30-11pm

Sat.Apr.27 CHRIS MURPHY of Turpin’s Trail (Solo Acoustic Celtic/Folk, Perth Road Village) 6-10pm www.turpinstrail.com


Fri.May.3 TOM WATSON (Folk/Rock/Celtic, Perth) 6-9pm www.facebook.com/basedonwonder

Sat.May.4 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Rock/Folk, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Fri.May.10 BLUES on the RIDEAU with MURRAY KINGSLEY’S WICKED GRIN (Ottawa) 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Charity $65 + HST www.bluesontherideau.ca www.wickedgrin.ca Reservations Only

Sat.May.11 RILEY & RILEY (Acoustic Blues, Kingston) 6-9pm www.rileyandrileyblues.com

Sun.May.12 MOTHER’S DAY Celebrate your mother! Brunch, Lunch and Dinner!

Mon.May.13 CATHY HUTCH (Folk/Country, Fredericton, NB!) www.cathyhutch.com

Tue.May.14 MORGAN DAVIS’ “History of the Blues” (Master of Acoustic Blues! Nova Scotia) 6-8pm Free! www.morgandavis.com

Fri.May.17 DAVID JAMES ALLEN (Roots Folk/Blues, Toronto) 6-9pm www.davidjamesallen.ca

Sat.May.18 LOGAN BROWN & TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-9pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sun.May.19 GHETTO XPRESS (Funk/Soul, Kingston) 7-10pm $15 www.facebook.com/Ghetto-Xpress-403705346387820/

Thu.May.23 JAZZ NIGHT Returns with SPENCER EVANS Solo (All Styles, Kingston) 7-10pm Free

Fri.May.24 JEFF CALLERY (Rock/Country, Brockville) 6-9pm www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery 

Sat.May.25 SAM WILSON (Country, Godfrey) 6-9pm www.facebook.com/samwilsonmusician

Fri.May.31 FOTA FUNDRAISER with 80s ENUFF!!! 6-11pm $60 + HST www.80senuff.net


Sun, Mon, Tue + Thu 11:30am-8pm

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


***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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