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From pop-up shops and farmers’ markets to live music and special excursions, we’re constantly inspired by what’s happening throughout in The County. Here’s what’s happening right here at The Royal.

A chicken coop in Prince Edward County, Ontario


The World’s 100 Best New Hotels—According To The 2023 AHEAD Awards 2023

Organized by industry publication Sleeper, AHEAD is the annual Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design.

House and Home

Ask a Chef: The Royal's Albert Ponzo Shares his Recipe for Autumn Scallops 2023

Chefs We Love: Three Prince Edward County Chef’s Share their Most Popular Fall Recipes…

Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec

Sandbanks: 21 choses à faire dans le Prince Edward County en Ontario 2023

À environ 4h de route de Montréal, sur une presqu’île de l’Ontario, se trouve un comté à la réputation douce et branchée: le Prince Edward County….  

Silo 57

À environ 4h de route de Montréal, sur une presqu’île de l’Ontario, se trouve un comté à la réputation douce et branchée: le Prince Edward County. 2023

À environ 4h de route de Montréal, sur une presqu’île de l’Ontario, se trouve un comté à la réputation douce et branchée: le Prince Edward County…


Where to eat, drink, play and stay in Prince Edwards County 2023

County Bound – Where to Stay: Best Splurge…

Condé Nast

The best new hotels in the United States and Canada 2023

The best North American hotel openings of the past year, from L.A. to Prince Edward Island…

Elle Gourmet Online

Prince Edward County’s The Royal Hotel is the ultimate weekend getaway 2023

One of Ontario’s most spectacular boutique hotels is a delightful – and stylish – retreat…

Hospitality Design

Ontario's Royal Hotel is Restored to its Former Glory 2023

The Royal hotel has been reborn…

Toronto Guardian

The Royal Hotel Picton is the Jewel of PEC 2023

There’s an undeniable allure to life in a small town…

LCBO Food & Drink

Wine Country 2023

In-the-know places to stop for a bite…

Hospitality Net

Hotel Mogel's Hotel of the Year Awards 2023

Movies have the Academy Awards; television has the Emmys and hotels have the Mogels!

Globe and Mail

Wellness news: Sleep-inspired getaways 2023

The Royal Hotel in Picton, Ont., has launched a Sacred Tranquility Ritual…


One year on, The Royal Hotel is still the jewel in Picton's Crown 2023

In 2022, after nearly a decade of restorations, The Royal Hotel on Picton’s Main Street finally opened its doors…


These are 100 most romantics restaurants in Canada 2023

But where do you go to take a relationship to new heights?


Two Ontario hotels named among the world's best new openings 2023

Ontario is taking the world stage when it comes to hotel stays…

Condé Nast

The Royal Hotel 2023

The Royal is back and better than ever…

Canadian Architect

The Royal Treatment: The Royal Hotel 2023

In 1881, the newly opened Royal Hotel was a striking presence in Picton…

Blog TO

5 getaways in Ontario for the ultimate girl's weekend 2023

Girls weekend getaways in Ontario are the perfect way to escape the city…

Blog TO

Two new hotels in Ontario were just ranked among Noth America's best 2023

Two hotels in Ontario were just named among the best new openings in North America…

Architectural Record

Giannone Petricone Associates Gives a Long-Abandoned Victorian Hotel in Canada the Royal Treatment 2023

The architects saw an opportunity to revive a historic building.

Auburn Lane

The Royal Hotel in Picton Gorgeous New Design 2023

It’s been just a year since The Royal Hotel opened its majestic doors in the county.

Global News Kingston

Picton's historic Royal Hotel officially opens after a massive restoration 2022

Massive restoration breathes new life into Picton’s historic Royal Hotel.

Belleville Intelligencer

Picton’s historic ‘The Royal Hotel’ re-opens after nine-year restoration 2022

Picton has reclaimed a major centerpiece of its historic downtown.

Sharp Magazine

The Royal Hotel Has a Storied Past and a Promising Future 2022

A landmark of Picton, Ontario, The Royal Hotel fell on hard times before undergoing a grand revival.

Toronto Star

Royal revival in PEC 2022

Picton’s chic, new boutique hotel pays tribute to history.


– Wing Sze Tang

Toronto Life

"I didn't know this part of my life was missing" 2022

Chef Albert Ponzo on how a move to P.E.C. and an unexpected hiatus from the kitchen reordered his priorities. 


– Toronto Life

Globe and Mail

A stay at Prince Edward County's revamped Royal  hotels is a journey in local details 2022

The ‘Royal contrast’ of tensions between the genteel and the real come alive in the hotel’s 28 rooms, cade, bar, bakery and restaurant.


– Nathalie Atkinson

Toronto Life

What's on the menu at the Royal, Prince Edward County's Swanky New Hotel 2022

If the location alone doesn’t hook you, the food will.


– Liza Agrba

Globe and Mail

How Prince Edward County's new hotels are designed for locals and visitors 2022

Over the past five years, the Royal has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory.


– Alyssa Shwartz


County Live

History renewed as re-imagined Royal Hotel opens 2022

“Following years of restoration, The Royal Hotel has re-emerged in downtown Picton, with a grand opening slated for May.”


– County Live

Travel Week

Prince Edward County’s historic gem The Royal Hotel now open 2022

“The grand opening in May 2022 will also mark the debut of a new outdoor pool and garden.”


– Travel Week

Taste Toronto

Now Open 2022

“Now open, The Royal Hotel is a gorgeously-revived piece of Prince Edward County’s history.”


– Christine Peddie, Taste Toronto



Jul 5 Jul 28

Forest Breathing, Lake Breathing by Susan Wallis

Encaustic Paintings by Susan Wallis on display in The Barlow Room in The Royal Annex

Jun 2 Aug 25

Free Yoga in Benson Park

Free Yoga in Benson Park is back for another Summer!

Join us every Sunday in June, July and August (weather permitting) at 10am in Benson Park, Picton, for FREE yoga classes courtesy of The Royal Hotel and organized by The Messina Movement.


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Jun 12 Aug 28

‘Baby and Me’ playtime in The Garden

Bring friends and make new ones!

Aug 1 Sep 3
A pile of Province of Canada clothing

Province of Canada Pop Up in The Barlow Room

Province of Canada pop-up all August long!

Sep 7 Sep 29
Fritillaria & Io Moth by Kristin Sjaarda

Field Work by Kristin Sjaarda

Explore Ecosystems within the frames this September in The Barlow Room in The Royal Annex

Jan 1 Dec 31

Coach-Haus in The Royal Annex

Start your Wednesday with a full body workout led by Coach-Haus!

Jan 1 Dec 31
An oyster plate with wine and cocktails from The Royal Hotel Restaurant in Picton, Ontario

Industry Appreciation Tuesdays

Industry Appreciation Tuesdays

Join us for 1/2 price bottles of wine every Tuesday until 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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