WELCOME TO THE COVE!
Music and food service are indoors in the event of heavy rain and/or cool weather.
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Entertainment Nightly. Reservations Suggested. Limited Capacity. COVID protocols respected.
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…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.
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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
- You are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to The Cove.
- COVID tracing in effect upon entry.
- 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.
- Servers must wear masks while taking orders at the table and whenever within 2 metres of a customer.
- Tables are physically distanced by 2 metres and sanitized after each use.
- Musicians play at least 2 metres from the public as instructed by our Health Unit.
- Dancing is allowed, masks mandatory but must be in socially distanced bubbles.
- Guests must socially distance 2 metres when on The Cove premises.
- Guests are encouraged to make contactless payment with tap credit or debit card.
- PPE is available on site should it be needed/forgotten.
- One person per washroom use.
- Please be kind and patient.
- Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
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
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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,
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