…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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The Cove Inn has two adjoining waterside locations. Due to a fire of The Fredenburgh House in January 2019, accommodations now only exist in The Main Inn but both buildings were built in the late 19th Century. The Fredenburgh House property overlooks the Upper Rideau Lake and the Main Inn overlooks the Westport Pond. The Fredenburgh House has sloping grounds that have a private, panoramic view of Upper Rideau Lake.

There are Muskoka chairs, tanning lounges, picnic tables, kayaks, a canoe and a paddleboat!

All rates quoted are per night based on double occupancy.

$10 for Cot.

***Prices do not apply to some holidays and New Year’s Eve.


All rooms are fully air conditioned and have private washroom. There are no phones in any the of the rooms and no TV’s in the rooms except Room 26, 31, 32 + 33. There are 3 Flat Screen TV’s in the Lounge where you may make a channel request.


Free High Speed Internet access is available for all of our guests in both buildings.

Check-in/Check-out Policy

Check-in time is anytime after 3pm. Earlier check ins may be requested for weddings, etc. Check-out time is 11am.

Online Bookings Disclaimer and Cancellations

Check-in time is after 3pm and before 9pm. If you need a later check-in you must notify us directly by calling 1.888.COVE.INN. Our front desk is closed after 8pm in the low season and 9pm  in the high season unless other arrangements have been made for keys to be left at an alternate location. We appreciate your understanding in this matter  as we do not have a 24 hour front desk. This specifically applies to those making online bookings and late-night check-in’s. Cancellation policy – up to 48 hours, no charge


The Cove now has it’s own Guest Only Parking Lot on the Fredenburgh Property (Upper Rideau Lake water side across the street from The Main Inn). There are approximately 10 spaces and are available on a first come first served basis. There are also 4 spaces beside The Main Inn bar entrance.

During winter hours:

For street parking when the Fredenburgh Property Lot is full, the Village of Westport now has a winter parking by-law that prohibits on-street parking between 2am-8:30am from December 1st to March 31st. ***Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and/or removed at the owner’s expense!***

The Municipal Parking Lot just west of Church St. off Bedford (One block away) has 20+ spaces.

During summer hours:

Guest overnight parking is as above but during the day, parking is at a maximum of 4 hours between 9am-5pm.

Thank you!

THE MAIN INN (circa 1872)


The main front part of the building right at the corner of Bedford and Main was the residence of W.H. Fredenburgh, one of the early merchants and lumbermen. It was built around 1876 and was extended multiple times since then. It was first used as a hotel in the 1930s and was owned by Alex and Lena Brown who called it the Lexana Hotel. This title stamp can be seen on the hearth in front of the fireplace in the Dining Room. The original bar and wooden beer cooler with “Tweedsmuir” inscription still exist today!

Lean back in a chair or couch in the lobby, lounge or dining beside the fireplaces.
Have an afternoon bite and beer on the waterfront patio Catch a golden mountain sunset with the finest in live music, over a bottle of wine and a hearty dinner.
Host your closest people on the shore of the pond followed by casual cocktails and apps before the real celebration indoors or up on our flowing shade sail patio tucked in by the hotel. 
…and our conference space has the most picturesque views!
At the end of it all, 
relax in your room and cozy up in a space that matches classic and modern with the historic heart of the Rideau.  


No.21 – Queen

Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower, Fridge, Garden/Pond View. ***Could Take Cot.

$149 + HST

No.22 – Queen

Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Jet Tub + Shower, Fridge, Garden/Pond/Lake View. ***Could Take Cot.

$149 + HST

No.23 – Queen

Standard Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Fridge, Private Bathroom with Shower, Lake View. ***Could Take Cot.

$149 + HST


No.24 – Twin Beds

Twin Suite with 2 Single Beds, Original Pine Floor, Second Floor, Fridge, Private Bathroom with Shower, Lake/Street View.

$149 + HST
Room 24

No.26 – Two Room Suite

Two Room Suite with Queen Bed and Double Pullout Bed, Second Floor, Living Room, Private Bathroom with Tub, Kitchenette, Flat Screen TV, Fridge, Lake/Street View. ***Could Take Cot.

$179 + HST

No.27 – Two Doubles

Suite with 2 Double Beds, Original Pine Floor, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Tub + Shower, Fridge, Pond/Patio View, Could Take Cot.

$149 + HST

No.28 – Queen

Suite with Queen Bed, Original Pine Floor, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower in Tub + Shower, Fridge, Street/Lake View. ***Could Take Cot.

$149 + HST

No.29 – Queen with Jet Tub

Suite with Queen Bed , Original Pine Floor, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower in two-person Jet Tub, Fridge, Pond/Patio View. ***Could Take Cot.

$179 + HST


No.30 – Queen

Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower, Fridge. ***Could take cot.
$149 + HST

Introducing our 3 New Queen Suites in the Main Inn!

After the loss of the Fredenburgh House in winter 2019 due to fire, we have renovated long overdue storage space to incredibly beautiful guest rooms! Rooms 31, 32 + 33 are all Luxury Suites with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower + TV with Roku/Streaming/Satellite!

No.31 – Luxury Queen Suite

Luxury Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower, Fridge, Flatscreen TV with Roku/Streaming/Satellite. View of Water/Foley Mountain.
$179 + HST

No.32 – Luxury Queen Suite

Luxury Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower, Fridge, Flatscreen TV with Roku/Streaming/Satellite.
$179 + HST

No.33 -Luxury Queen Suite 

Luxury Suite with Queen Bed, Second Floor, Private Bathroom with Shower, Fridge, Flatscreen TV with Roku/Streaming/Satellite. ***Could take cot.
$179 + HST


(This was the former history note about the Fredenburgh House which had a fire on Friday January 18 2019.)

The Fredenburgh House was built by William Fredenburgh in 1876 for his son and daughter in law. The family was the owner of the local sash and door mill and the extensive trim in the house exemplifies that fact. William was the reeve of Westport and lived in the house across the street, which now remains as the anchor of the Cove Country Inn, with its wonderful views of the Westport Harbour. The Fredenburgh House later became known as the ‘Annex’ to the hotel, which was owned and renamed by various entrepreneurs over the last 100 years, including the Roberts family, Alex and Lena Brown [Lexena Hotel], the Cummerfords [Tweedsmuir Hotel] and Dick Ready. In 1988 it was purchased by the Cowans and the Carvers and became part of the now Cove Country Inn and continues to be restored to its original stately charm.

Features parlour with fireplace and lounges, new sunroom and breakfast nook and a deck overlooking Westport harbour. Have a listen to the old Victrola Record Player!



BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Live Music Series – 16th Season

Check out our Blues on the Rideau Fundraiser Packages for Dinner, Show and Donation to Local Charity. Experience the best in BLUES MUSIC in an intimate setting! Reservations only. Call 1.888.COVE.INN.


Taste the delectable culinary offerings of Chef Joanne Edwards and her team paired with top quality wines from around the world. Learn about the wines, the food and make some new food and wine loving friends while you’re here…Enjoy the evening and stay over too! Inquire about our special rates on Overnight and Dinner Packages. Join our mailing list to hear about the next one.


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