THE ROCK PINE
Originally built in the 1960's, the Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant
is recognizable by several generations as home to the landmark
BIG FISH, an icon of the area and a photo opportunity for many.
The property is located along Hwy 11 north half way between the city of North Bay and the town of Temagami on the west side of the highway with 1000' shoreline on Frenchman's Bay.
The bay is part of the Marten River water system with access to over 50 km of shoreline from our docks. The property is also surrounded by crown land offering hundreds of kilometers of old logging trails and forests to explore making us an ideal Northern Adventure.
We operate year round catering to snowmobilers in the winter and atv'ers, boaters, anglers, hunters, campers and vacationers in the spring, summer and fall.
The property has 7 rooms in a motel style unit - 5 of the rooms have backdoor access looking out onto the Bay. There are several RV sites along the western shoreline. In the centre is a large restaurant with seating up to 40 offering delicious homestyle cooked meals.
There is also a fuel station on site to fill up your vehicles.
Stay for a night, vacation for a week or drop in for a great meal.
Your hosts, Garry and Yvette, took over ownership in March of 2016.
Their goal is to provide a cottage like setting with modern amenities giving visitors a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the property while savouring some delicious food that won't leave you hungry in a warm friendly and inviting atmosphere.
Originally from Bradford, ON the couple decided after 10 years of talking about their dream of owning a resort type property to actually making it a reality. Their search brought them to Marten River, an area with some of the most beautiful views of nature.
Yvette has a diploma in Outdoor Recreation and worked in Temagami as a canoe tripping instructor during her college days. After a variety of other occupations over the years, Yvette desired to return to a lifestyle that included her love of sharing the numerous outdoor experiences available in our province with others.
Garry LOVES to fish ! He has many years experience with customer service and most recently drove truck in the GTA. Wanting to get out of the rat race of the big city he was onboard wholeheartedly with making the move to Northeastern ON.
Garry does the majority of the cooking but when not in the kitchen you'll find him socializing and cracking jokes with the guests.
Moving towards their goals, updates and renovations are well underway at the Rock Pine. Please bare with us as we make improvements and upgrades. The place was a bit of a fixer upper when purchased but as Garry says "it'll be in better shape when we retire in 15-20 years than when we took ownership :-) "