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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.



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



Dec 1 Jan 8

Cozy Up this Winter

Embrace the magic of the Winter season in Prince Edward County.

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Dec 1 Jan 8

Cozy Up this Winter

Embrace the magic of the Winter season in Prince Edward County.

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Jan 1 Jan 3

Gather In The County Exhibition in The Barlow Room

Gather In The County exhibition will showcase all forms of textile arts from local and regional makers, artists, and small batch producers.

Jan 17 Jan 17

Winemakers’ Hour with Hubbs Creek Vineyard

Welcome to Winemakers’ Hour hosted by The Royal Hotel. Join us every Wednesday for  FREE wine tastings from local wineries from every corner of The County.

Sep 1 Jan 18

Linger Awhile Save up-to 20%

Book online with our “Extend Your Stay” promotion and save!

Jan 24 9am

Let’s do brunch, & learn

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on Health and Wellness. Embrace new philosophies, tips, tricks, and more to better your mental and physical health. 

Jan 6 Jan 28

Broadbent Sisters: Current Sea in The Barlow Room

MCA Gallery is pleased to present Current Sea, an exhibition by The Broadbent Sisters at the MCA Gallery pop-up location at The Royal Hotel.

Oct 1 Jan 31

Turn your stay into a reading getaway 

Turn your stay into a Reading Getaway with The Royal Hotel x House of Anansi Press. 

Book your stay from October to January and enjoy three titles from House of Anansi Press. Relax by the fire with The Librarianist, curl up in bed with An Ordinary Violence, or soak in a hot bath with The Age of Insecurity. 

Also included in The Reading Getaway add-on package is a cozy pair of socks from local alpaca farm SHED Chetwyn Farms and a Royal scented candle from The County Candle Co., paired with a package of extra-long decorative Royal matches. 

The Librarianist by bestselling and award-winning author Patrick deWitt, comes the story of Bob Comet, a man who has lived his life through and for literature, unaware that his own experience is a poignant and affecting narrative in itself.

An Ordinary Violence by Adriana Chartrand, is a chilling horror novel about a young Indigenous woman haunted by the oppressive legacies of colonization. 

The Age of Insecurity from the CBC Massey Lectures by author and activist Astra Taylor. In this urgent cultural diagnosis, Taylor exposes how seemingly disparate crises originate from a social order built on insecurity. 

Relish in the relaxing vibes of The County to escape to literary worlds. Cozy up in bed with our Italian linen sheets, turn your pages in our cedar-clad sauna, sip on a tea or glass of wine by the roaring fire in our Parlour or Library.

Make sure to book your dining reservation and spa appointment. While you are here talk to our knowledgeable front desk team about nature hikes, County wineries, and art galleries.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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