General Information

Not long after we built our flagship Drake Hotel in the West Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, we began dreaming about transplanting our boutique brand outside of the metropolitan centre, to Prince Edward County. A ‘Drake by the lake’, so to speak. Welcome to the Drake Devonshire Inn in the charming village of Wellington, Ontario.

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Drake by the Lake

Even before we ever laid eyes on the Drake Devonshire site and began a loving restoration of this historic building, The Drake had always brought a touch of country living to Toronto’s urban Drake Hotel setting. Our attraction to the County is really simple; how could we resist internationally acclaimed vineyards, amazing beaches, a robust winter season plus noteworthy artwork and resident artists?

It’s also easy to explain our initial attraction to the magical Devonshire property. The space had the combination of good bones, historic architecture and its origins as an iron foundry. We’re thrilled to be smack in the centre of a wonderful town, with an uninterrupted view of Lake Ontario. We also love our neighbours, an impassioned local community.

Expect to find days at the Devonshire filled with great outdoor activities and The Drake’s celebrated cultural programming, featuring local musicians, artists and performers that’ll surely inspire you. We are here as your County concierge. We can help arrange a plethora of activities, including art, wine, sightseeing tours + excursions. The County boasts awesome biking and cross-country skiing, fly fishing, golf, yoga studios, and water sports at Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Come sundown, cozy up by one of our indoor or outdoor fireplaces, sip a glass of your new favourite PEC wine, and sample the offerings from our farm fresh and lake-to-table menu. Ready your appetites for playfully sophisticated tastes that highlight the amazing local ingredients with a classic, Drake twist.

We hope that you’ll enjoy everything the Drake Devonshire and our County community has to offer, and that you return season after season to see and experience the ever changing landscape. Consider our Wellington home yours and enjoy your County sleepover.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get in touch?

    The Drake Devonshire is located at 24 Wharf St, Welllington, ON K0K 3L0.

    You can give us a call at 613-399-DDEV (3338), toll free at 1-844-898-DDEV (3338) or email us at info@drakedevonshire.ca

  • When are you open?

    The Drake Devonshire is open year round!

    Our dining and bar hours vary seasonally, give the front desk a shout to find out what times we're open today at 613-399-DDEV (3338) or toll free at 1-844-898-DDEV (3338).

  • How do I get there?

    The Drake Devonshire is located at 24 Wharf St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0.

    HEADING EAST FROM TORONTO/ GTA

    From the 401 East, take exit 522, Wooler Rd/County Rd 40 in Quinte West.

    Turn right onto Wooler Rd/County Rd 40 (signs for County Road 40 S/Wooler Road S).

    Turn right onto Loyalist Pkwy/County Rd 33 (signs for Picton).

    Continue to follow County Rd 33.

    Turn right onto Wharf St. and the Drake Devonshire will be on the right.

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    HEADING WEST FROM KINGSTON, OTTAWA, MONTREAL

    From the 401 West, take exit 566, Tyendinaga/ON-49 S.

    Continue on ON-49 S until it merges with Loyalist Pkwy/County Rd 33 (signs for Picton).

    Continue to follow County Rd 33 (signs for Wellington).

    Turn left onto Wharf St. and the Drake Devonshire will be on the right.



  • Where can I park my ride?

    The Drake Devonshire has onsite parking for hotel guests. If you are staying with us, upon check-in we'll provide you access to our parking lot. For restaurant and lounge guests, parking spaces are limited. If you're not able to find a spot onsite, parking is available on Main Street one block away. Two hour parking is permitted in the town of Wellington, however, overnight parking is NOT permitted and cars MAY be ticketed or towed. Parking is NOT permitted at the Foodland lot and vehicles are at risk of being towed.

    DEVONSHIRE AUXILIARY PARKING

    If you're unable to find onsite parking, we've arranged several auxiliary parking spots at the Wellington United Church one block further east on Main Street (245 Main Street).


    Head back up Wharf Street and turn right on Main Street (County Road 33) for about one block (200m). The church will be on your right. The first twelve spots in the second driveway are designated for guests of the Drake Devonshire. A four-minute walk to the Inn.


    Alternately, parking is available at the Wellington and District Community Centre (Old) located at Niles + Maple Street (230 Niles Street). Head back up Wharf Street toward Lakeview Street (300m). Make a right onto Niles Street and the destination will be on the left (300m). A ten minute walk to the Inn.

  • ARE ALL THE HOTEL ROOMS DIFFERENT AND CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL ROOM REQUESTS?

    Whether you’re looking for an expansive Suite with breathtaking views or a comfy home base to explore the County, each of our 11 rooms and two suites are filled with uniquely curated artwork + design sensibilities. Our Hotel staff know every room inside-out and will happily help you make the best selection for your visit.

  • WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK IN?

    We’re more than happy to check you in anytime after 3PM. Check out time is at 11AM, which gives you time to enjoy breakfast in our lake view dining room or al fresco on our deck.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY?

    Prince Edward County has an abundance of charms and attractions, from secluded beaches to artist studios and antique stores, fabulous wineries and restaurants. The County is a climate defiant playground with all season activities to enjoy. Whether you’d prefer to discover the area on your own or have us arrange tours and excursions for you, give the Front Desk a call and we’ll help you make the most of your stay. Our concierge department is at your disposal for any inquiries you may have about the local sights, sounds, and tastes of this wonderful area.


    Make your way to one of the local beaches, minutes away from the Inn. The Millennium Trail, a short jaunt up the road, will lead you to nearby wineries, or further afield in the County if you’re feeling adventurous. We'll pack you a gourmet brown bag lunch and our neighbourhood vintners will supply the bouteille de vin (for everyone except the DD!) Make like a birder and spot Herons and Eiders; you won't have to look far, a majestic Great Blue Heron regularly fishes in Lane Creek, spanning the property.


    Acquaint yourself with Prince Edward County’s delights, either by car or bicycle, and sample locally sourced ingredients at one of the area’s gastro hotspots and indulge in a pint (or two) of local craft brew. Meander to the nearby vineyards and charming villages, such as Bloomfield and don't be surprised if antique shops, art galleries and artist studios divert your attention on the way back.

  • HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT SPECIAL ROOM RATES AND HOTEL PACKAGES?

    Check out the top right corner of this page and sign up for our AKE! It's our curated monthly newsletter that will keep you up-to-date with all things Drake. From an Art Passport to a Drake Escape, upgrade your sleepover to a hotel package.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    We require 1 week's notice prior to check-in time (before 3PM) in order to avoid a late cancellation charge in the amount of one night's stay. This 7 day cancellation policy is also in effect for changing dates or total number of nights within a confirmed reservation. Thank you for your cooperation!

  • ARE THE DEVONSHIRE’S ART EXHIBITS AND GALLERY SPACES ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE?

    Absolutely! We love sharing all of our exhibits and gallery spaces with neighbours and guests alike. Our rotating exhibits of work change regularly, with a new show installed every couple of months. Grab an art map from our lobby for the inside scoop on upcoming projects or your own, self-guided tour.

  • DOES THE DRAKE OFFER SPECIAL GROUP RATES?

    Our Special Events team offers a one stop shop for planning and executing your meeting, wedding or event. We offer our best available rates and courtesy holds for group room bookings. Imagine taking over all 11 rooms + 2 suites for your next group getaway — we’re like an unconventional B+B with VIP access to all of our venues for hotel guests!

  • I’M GETTING HITCHED / PLANNING A MEETING / WANT TO THROW A BIRTHDAY BASH AND I WANT TO DO IT AT DRAKE. HELP?

    No matter your budget or party size, we’re crazy about hosting parties! Give our Special Events team a shout and they’ll help you out: specialevents@thedrake.ca

  • CAN I TAKE MY WEDDING PICS AT THE DEVONSHIRE?

    Congratulations on your engagement! While we'd love to have the capacity to accommodate everyone's request, the truth is that photo opps are reserved for couples who are having their wedding or engagement event here at Drake Devonshire. If you'd like to look into having us host your big day, give our Special Events team a shout and they’ll help you out: specialevents@thedrake.ca

  • IS THE DEVONSHIRE ACCESSIBLE BY WHEELCHAIR?

    The main floor of the inn, including the Dining Room + Bar, Pavilion, Deck, washroom and Creekside Balcony Guestroom are all wheelchair complaint / fully ADA accessible by wheelchair. We've built a well crafted ramp with a gradual incline allowing for easy access into the inn. Please feel free to call us prior to your visit if you require special assistance.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    We're serious dog and cat lovers too and understand the desire to bring fur babies along for vacation. However, as different guests have different sensitivities and preferences, the Devonshire is not able to accommodate pets as guests.

  • WHERE CAN I FIND THE DRAKE GENERAL STORE?

    Our Drake General Stores are lovingly curated with Canadiana treasures and curiosities. The Devonshire's outpost is located in our lobby behind the Front Desk. It's stocked with all the essentials and more than a few tempting items as well. If you like to shop from bed, their online store is open 24 hours.

  • IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

    True to our West Queen West roots, we love style and we have a hunch that you do too. There is no formal dress code at the Drake Devonshire so we'll trust your judgement to wear appropriate attire and encourage your interpretation of country chic. Just remember - no shirt, no shoes, no service! Please note; guests who do not share our philosophies of inclusiveness, or do not enjoy our tunes, eats and cocktails with demonstrated respect and courtesy for our staff and their fellow guests may not be permitted to enter or may be asked to leave.

  • What is The Drake’s policy on ensuring safety for all guests and staff?

    The Drake’s mission is to act as a community hub and foster a positive, inclusive and safe environment for all guests and staff.



    We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and harassment on our properties, for both our staff and our patrons. Our policies to ensure guest and employee safety include: extensive staff training at time of hiring, regularly refreshing and updating training throughout staff tenure, regular review of policies and protocols to ensure they meet or exceed the latest government requirements, legislation and industry best practices, and collaborating with community and industry partners to stay at the forefront of developments in the sector. Equipping our team with the tools to handle complex situations and maintaining the safety of all staff and guests is of the utmost importance to us at The Drake. Our security systems are tested and upgraded on a regular basis and include comprehensive video camera technology installed throughout all of our public spaces.



    Guests who do not demonstrate respect and courtesy for our staff and their fellow guests may not be permitted to enter or may be asked to leave. Should a guest fail to comply, the police may be contacted.


    We are working closely with organizations, including the Sexual Assault Action Coalition and Dandelion Task Force, to help develop and implement education and training specifically for the food and beverage industry on preventing sexual assault and harassment. This education and training will supplement our current training protocols.



    Should you ever find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation at The Drake, please notify one of our team members immediately. Our goal at all times is to create a safe environment. We are here to help, should you require situational intervention or assistance getting home safely.



    For further questions about our policies and procedures or for more information on our industry sessions, please contact publicrelations@thedrake.ca.