Imagine a time of steam engines and horse-drawn carriages, a time of lumberjacks and sawmills. This is the old Algonquin Park, a time when things moved a little slower and survival was a daily effort. For over 100 years, The Arlington has served the little village of Maynooth, Ontario. It has served as safe haven for the region's travel-weary guests, provided shelter for the thousands of resource workers that peppered the area, and served up some the best times at its notorious bar, The Shot and Bottle Lounge. That bar was expanded in 1953 and today hosts some of the best musicians in Ontario. Click on the PUB link to see what's happening at The Arlington.
Now a clean and comfortable hostel, The Arlington plays host to travelers from around the world. These intrepid souls get to see the other side of Algonquin Park, the side less traveled. But they also get to step back in history and walk the streets of a century-old logging town. So book a room with us and see what all the fuss is about!
Or as we like to say... See you at The Arlington!
The Potterâ??s Studio & Gallery
Coming into town on Highway 62 from Bancroft, one of the first shops youâ??ll see is the Potterâ??s Studio & Gallery. Featuring Algonquin-inspired local, original, and Canadian art, the studio also offers pottery lessons and more.
Algonquin Gourmet Butter Tarts
Nearing 100,000 butter tarts sold in three years, Algonquin Gourmet Butter Tarts has treats you wonâ??t want to miss. And as theyâ??re right around the corner from the hotel youâ??ll be tempted to go back again and again.
Madawaska Art Shop
With 17 rooms, including a six room Art Gallery, beautiful giftware, home decor, and more, you wonâ??t want to miss the Madawaska Art Shop.
Old Peterson Road Gallery
Featuring the work of owner Nancy Brooks, the Old Peterson Road Gallery has a selection of original art and antique curios.
The Sun Run Cafe
Only a short walk across the street from The Arlington is The Sun Run Cafe, Maynoothâ??s best breakfast and lunch. Made fresh daily from homemade ingredients.
Offering beautifully handcrafted goods, as well as a range of craft classes. Courses range from eight week extended to one-off day classes on topics such as pottery and seasonal crafts.
Foxfire Antiques, Gallery, & Gifts
With a great selection of local artists and antiques, Foxfire is a must-see for collectors and the curious alike.
No matter what time of year, Algonquin Park offers unparalleled adventure and beauty. While most outdoor enthusiasts and tourists flock to the main corridor of the Park, Maynooth offers the perfect jumping off point to see the other side of Algonquin Park; the road less travelled. Check out the oft overlooked South Gate on historic Old Peterson Road.
We offer single and dorm-style rooms on the second and third floors, with shared washrooms on each floor. The communal living room and kitchen are on the third floor.
Room 1: Two single beds
Room 2: One bunk bed, one single bed
Room 3: One bunk bed, one single bed
Room 4: One double bed, one single bed
Room 5: One double bed
Room 6: Three bunk beds
Room 7: Three bunk beds, one single bed
Room 8: One queen bed, one double pull-out couch
Room 9: One queen bed+ More