The Award Info:
In our industry we have many fine people who work hard to make their own businesses successful by providing a quality product to guests. They treat guests as friends while making a successful living for themselves and we all benefit from these individual efforts because our industry, as a whole grows and prospers. These individuals are the backbone of our industry and there are currently more than 1300 of these people in Nature and Outdoor Tourism in Ontario.
Sometimes someone comes along who does all of that and more. These are people who see a larger picture than their own individual businesses. They see a role for our particular industry within the larger world of Tourism in general.
They see an expanding spider web of goals and principles that will grow, not just the bottom line but the intrinsic value of Tourism. These people also have an awareness of the stewardship responsibilities involved in our businesses so that growth will occur in thoughtful and sustainable way.
They become Champions for Tourism.
I am happy to present this award to Hilary Chambers from Pine Grove Resort and Cottages in Port Loring who sits on our NOTO board of directors as Vice-President and is also on the Board of Directors for RTO 12, Explorer’s Edge.
The Explorers' Edge Fall Fuel & Fun Package is back!! Book 2 nights' accommodation before Sept. 17, 2015 for a stay at Pine Grove Resort, between Sept. 18 and Nov. 30 and you can then register for 1 of 500 packages that include a $50 gas card and $50 in cash vouchers to spend at participating attractions, restaurants and shops throughout the region.
$100 in your pocket and there's no catch! For package details visit www.explorersedge.ca/fuelandfun
We have decided to try showing our availability online. There are sure to be a few glitches, but we are hoping this will give prospective guests an idea of what openings we have ready to book. We are working within the limitations of the program, so you will notice a few differences in pricing. The system books on a per night rate. If you book with us for our regular Saturday-Saturday stay, you essentially receive 2 nights free. (This is not reflected in the quote that the system, will give you when you fill out a reservation request form.)
Please note that filling in the reservation request form is not a booking until you hear back from us with confirmation of your booking and we have received your deposit.
To check out this new reservation inquiry system visit: Availability on our website.
This has been the best year yet for moose sightings! While the Loring-Restoule region is mostly known for our white tailed deer, we do also have frequent sightings of moose. Our guests have enjoyed their encounters and often send us pictures of these majestic animals. When you visit our region, don't forget your camera or smart phone, you never know what could pop up when walking on our nature trails or driving along Hwy 522.
We have a new venture at Pine Grove Resort. Hilary is turning her house on Davis Drive in the town of Port Loring into a B&B. The house & property needed a lot of work to spruce it up. We are currently still in the middle of renovations and expect it to open in September. This quaint Bed & Breakfast will have 2 rooms available, for 1 night or longer stays. 1 bedroom has a double bed with shared bath, and the second room has a queen size bed with the option of ensuite bath or shared.
Breakfast will be provided via voucher to Jakes Place Restaurant around the corner from the B&B, (within walking distance). Coffee, tea, and fresh baking will be on site.
To keep updated check out the website: www.thelostfox.ca or the Facebook Page.
Spring comes later in the Loring-Restoule region. The ice huts are off the lake, but there are still some avid snowmobilers on the trails. 2 days ago we had a bit of a thaw, and snow got slushy. Last evening we had a flurry and temperatures dropped. One moment spring is in sight, and the next we are deposited right back into the thick of winter. We are gearing up for opening Pine Grove for the season...so much to do when winter releases its icy grip on the land. If you like to photograph wildlife, spring can be an amazing opportunity, while you may not have summers bold beauty, the wildlife viewing opportunities are exceptional. Be careful driving on Hwy 522 as the deer and moose are moving close to the highway to enjoy new growth and the leftover remnants of road salt.
Many of you know we have a new puppy at Pine Grove. Hilary has a Doberman, named Cash. He seems to double in size on a daily basis...Martha (our Fox Terrier) and Cash are fast friends and it will be a joy to share their antics with everyone at the Grove.
Cash is destined to be a show dog, and has been travelling around, meeting as many new people as possible. He has already attended The Toronto Sportsman Show, Dog Shows and will be spending a day at the Pet Expo in Toronto. He is quite the social butterfly and gets along well with both people and other dogs.
If you are anything like us, you cant wait for ice out..and fishing season to begin! Black-flies be dammed...its time to cast a line on the water.
The Pickerel River is the ideal fishing spot, with over 40 miles of waterway to explore, and varied habitat...its a perfect spot for the avid angler. The beauty of it, is that we are relatively undiscovered. Whether you fish for Pickerel/Walleye, Pike, Small mouth, Large-mouth Bass or Pan-fish, you are sure to enjoy your catch.
The majority of Anglers on our waterway practice catch and release. Explore our many lakes and rivers...or for the more avid adventurous sort...we have back lakes that you are sure to enjoy.
Book a week in the spring May 16- June 27 (Before April 1 2015) and receive 15% off with the All-In Package.
We were fortunate to have Craig Nicholson, The Intrepid Snowmobiler stay overnight at both our Farmhouse and Chalet. His Sledding crew were on a mission, checking out the groomed trails of our Loring-Restoule region for an article in Snow Goer Canada Magazine. They dined at both Roxies and Jakes Place Restaurant, we are excited to see what comes of the article.
We have been working hard at Pine Grove to come up with some unique packages for your vacation enjoyment!
The Spring Fishing Package is great for the outdoors-person who wants to have it all. 4 & 7 day packages that include you accommodation, boat rental, gas, bait & More!
Want to add-on a package to your existing stay at Pine Grove. Our Romance Package is sure to increase the enjoyment of your stay, and includes take home souvenirs.
We are Pet-Friendly, but now you can add on a gift package for your pampered pooch!
The pet package includes an assortment of treats and toys along with a souvenir dog blanket and more!