The Story & History of Pine Cliff Resort

The start - Seymour's Pine Cliff Lodge

Pine Cliff Resort, originally known as Seymour's Pine Cliff Lodge, began as a tourist lodge on the banks of the Madawaska River in 1947 ran by Frank Seymour. 

Mr. Seymour continued to run the lodge as a northern Canadian fishing destination lodge for Americans until 1957. At this point the lodge now consisted of a main lodge, 16 cottages with electricity and running water serviced by a water tower, washroom and shower house, and small engine repair shop. Mr. Seymour also offered shore lunches and guided fishing on the Madawaska River and Kamaniskeg Lake.

Between 1957 and 1970, the lodge changed hands a few times until it was scooped up by Mr. and Mrs. Taylor who renamed the lodge to Pine Cliff Lodge and added the tent and trailer camping business to an already successful cottage business.

New name, new management - and the successful story continues

In 1985, Brian and Patti Allingham purchased the property, along with the original lodge and 16 cottages. They were able to recognize the significant opportunity and potential the property and lodge had in the tourist industry. They renamed the business Pine Cliff Resort and began the major transformation to build the business as it's known today. The couple sold half of the cottages and refurbished the 8 remaining ones. The resort originally had only five seasonal campers, a number that the Allinghams have grown to over 80. Each year, Brian and Patti continue to upgrade the resort, the facilities and its cottages. 

In over 70 years of history, it was always in the owner's concern that families enjoy the resort, spending quality time together and creating memories. For Brian and Patti Allingham, in the 30 years they have owned their business, this concern became their greatest mission!

Today, Pine Cliff Resort has become one of the best camping and seasonal trailer resorts in Ontario and is looking forward to host our guests all year round.



Thank you for continued patronage and contribution to the resort's success!

Brian and Patti Allingham