The Pinewood Inn in Barry’s Bay is opening its doors again under new ownership.

Manager Himanshu Patel says he and his sister, owner Snehal Patel, saw the property advertised last year and thought the location was ideal to open a business. Patel says he saw potential with the inn being so close to Algonquin Park. The Patels have had experience in managing hotels, and the enterprise is a joint venture between them and their family. He says based on how the business does for the first few years, they will look into further business ventures down the line. Patel feels that the town is growing, and has a lot of economic potential. He says the previous owners have helped them set everything up and that the town has been very welcoming. He also wanted to thank the realtor for all their help as well.

Patel says staff at the Pinewood are implementing all cleaning protocols to make sure that guests are safe.