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Exciting News at Pine Vista Resort

After 70 years in the Hamilton Family, Pine Vista now has new owners. In 1945 Walter and Alma Hamilton built 4 cottages and began renting as Hamilton Cottages. In 1968 their son Vernon and his new wife Bonnie purchased the cottages from them and eventually changed the name to Pine Vista Resort.

 For the next 48 years we have  grown the resort to a four star, four season  property with 26 cottages and a seasonal campgrounds.  We are proud to say it has  become one of  the most successful cottage resorts in Ontario. We are also honoured to have created a venue for several  generations of guests and  their families to spend their vacations and create lasting memories.  Our children all worked here and  played their part in this evolution however have chosen other careers so the Hamilton name has come to the  end of an era at Pine Vista.

19 years ago, Kevin Drain joined our staff, however he had been a neighbour, part time employee  and a close family friend since he was a small boy. He started in maintenance and worked his way  thru all areas including Managing the Resort  for the past few years.

Our whole family is now very happy to let you know that Kevin & Julie along with Darrell & Susan Drain are the new owners of  Pine Vista.

Kevin  and his wife Julie (pool aerobics instructor) , daughter Holly ( pony rides & Winter horse drawn sleigh rides) and  son Matt are looking forward to being the new family of Pine Vista.   Co-Owners  are Darrell Drain, a lifelong local businessman and his wife Susan , Percy & Jean Little's daughter who  grew up next door to the Resort.  They have all been lifelong friends of ours and share the same values that have been instrumental in the growth of Pine Vista.

We know you join us in welcoming them to this new chapter and wishing them much success in the future.

It is a bitter sweet time for Vernon and I as well as our family  although we will take so many good memories with us, and we  are very happy for Kevin. He has been an amazing Manager who shares our vision for this beautiful property and is very excited about this new opportunity.

Thank you for your many years of support for Pine Vista Resort.

Bonnie & Vernon Hamilton & family


For over 65 years, three generations of Hamiltons have thrived on creating a first-class resort where families, couples and fisherman alike could come, year after year, and feel at home.

The location is ideal: modern cabins are nestled among tall pine trees overlooking Stoney Lake, one of Canada's oldest cottage lakes. It has over 1100 islands and borders the Canadian Shield, which consists of the oldest rock in the world.

Our traditional Ontario cottage resort offers all the amenities that one would expect to find at the finest lakeside resorts in Ontario. As we are a housekeeping cottage resort, you can enjoy a fabulous vacation on one of the most beautiful lakes in Ontario at a very affordable cost. Pine Vista Resort guests can prepare all of their own meals in their own fully-equipped and private cottage, resort townhouse or suite. An Ontario resort vacation at Pine Vista offers so much more than just a great Stoney Lake cottage rental. Guests of Pine Vista Resort have exclusive use of our lovely sand beach, heated pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, canoes and kayaks, fitness room, games room and an extensive assortment of recreational equipment. In the summer, we offer a number of recreational programs throughout the week. Families on vacation can take advantage of our Kid's Klub, a supervised children's program at the resort that will keeps little ones from 4 -12 entertained. We also have many fun organized activities for teens and adults.

Come to Pine Vista and experience our friendly personable service. Choose from several styles of accommodations, and an abundance of activities for the entire family.

Come to Pine Vista once, and you will love it forever.