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Imagine Being Here for Every Season

Come experience a family-owned and operated year-round cottage resort nestled on the scenic shores of Rice Lake. Accommodation, dining, adventure is what you'll find when you travel to Keene, Ontario. A unique colony of 30 comfortable country-style cottages, fully furnished with every amenity including wood-burning fireplaces, private outdoor decks, docks, and more. Elmhirst's Resort is the ideal setting for enjoying nature on the waterfront, surrounded by gardens. Have a barbecue on your deck or dine in the Pub or Hearthside Dining Room. The wine cellar features premium Canadian wines not readily available in liquor stores. Charters to a wilderness lodge, Niagara Falls, or destinations you can only imagine are available for adventure seekers. Horseback riding guided ATV and snowmobile safaris, kite-boarding and snow-kiting, sightseeing flights, hiking, biking and ski trails, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, and waterfront sports including canoeing, kayaking or boat rentals are all available and will keep you busy for hours on end. As well, their fully contained lakeside cottages are now available for week to week rentals, providing a safe and private alternative for ‘Sheltering in Place’ or 'Self Isolation'. Come create a true outdoor adventure at Elmhirst's Resort.

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Golf at Elmhirst's Resort. Get in a great round of golf with Stay 'n Play Golf Packages at the 18-hole course Bellemere Winds located right next door. Spectacular views await overlooking scenic Rice Lake while you play. Excursion extras include a cart, overnight stay, and breakfast. Treat yourself to a golf retreat and getaway at Elmhirst's Resort today!
Meetings at Elmhirst's Resort. Making business an added pleasure, Elmhirst's Resort offers ideal facilities for groups of any size. Escape the typical routine and connect to nature--experience a wonderful balance of play, work, relaxation, and networking. Elmhirst's offers individual, couple, or small group cottage accommodation, combined with wonderful food and outdoor activities. Hearty meals, natural surroundings, windows in the meeting room, activities for after hours, and a remote setting with no distractions all make Elmhirst’s the ideal place for business meetings, conferences, and sports groups.
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Weddings at Elmhirst's Resort. Let Elmhirst's help plan the biggest day of your life. You'll fall in love with your ceremony's waterfront boardwalk setting; the gardens entice your guests to stroll and enjoy the natural setting. Both settings provide wonderful backdrops for your wedding photos. Add in a horse-drawn carriage ride or a cruise, and it'll be a day you and your guests never forget. Your reception is a time for hosting your guests with a fine meal, wine accompaniments, and perhaps a dessert wine. Prior to your wedding day, you will meet with Elmhirst's Chef to design your menu. Walk through the formalities and the flow of your day with Elmhirst's Wedding Specialist and become comfortable with all your wedding arrangements.
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Biking at Elmhirst's Resort. From farm to table, the commitment to sustainability is everywhere. The fields are grazed by Black Angus Beef cattle- bred and raised for the dining room; free-range chickens produce eggs for the kitchen. The vegetable garden and fresh herbs are grown onsite. The greenhouse is used to grow herbs in winter and to start annuals in spring. A la minute menus guarantee your meal is created with the freshest of ingredients. Elmhirst’s Resort provides employment opportunities, dining, and recreation for locals and international clientele 365 days a year. Outdoor activities are promoted – hiking, biking, wind sports, and horseback riding. The low density of property development (and the golf course next door) has allowed Elmhirst's to keep hay fields and walking trails on site.
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Aerial view of Elmhirst's Resort. After the stress of your wedding, head to Ontario for your honeymoon. Rent a cabin together at Elmhirst's Resort. You'll be right next to Rice Lake. Take time each morning to go for a morning stroll before heading to the farm-to-table kitchen. At night, enjoy a romantic campfire and watch the stars together.
Guest living room at Elmhirst's Resort. Elmhirst's Resort's cottages – 30 in total – are continuously renovated and updated to serve the needs of the traveling public. Arrive with your luggage and snacks… everything else is here. Each cottage features a full kitchen, with a microwave oven, full fridge and stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glassware and cooking utensils, counter space, and dining area. You can prepare your own meals or dine in the PUB or Hearthside Dining Room. Each outdoor deck faces the lake, holds lounge chairs, and features a gas barbecue. Picnic tables are located on the lawn in front of each cottage. Private docks are located on the waterfront in front of each cottage– ideal for fishing, sunbathing, boat parking, and for your child's first catch.
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Spa at Elmhirst's Resort. The SPA at Elmhirst’s is pleased to treat you with Arbonne’s pure, safe, and beneficial products- all vegan certified and free of harmful ingredients. Feel the difference and relax. Refresh, replenish, and restore your spirit and rest your eyes as you get a therapeutic or aesthetic treatment. Travel the globe with exotic treatments like acupuncture, Tui Na massage, Reiki, and Lomi Lomi. Or relax with familiar comforts like a hot stone massage. The SPA at Elmhirst’s offers special pamper packages including lunch for bridal parties and moms.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 30 units
Nearby City
  • Peterborough
Nearby Water
  • Rice Lake
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Cable TV
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Gourmet Dining
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bingo
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Snowmobiling
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • A/V Equipment
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Concierge
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
Suitability
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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Packages
starting at $429 Paint & Pinot Weekend

This is the perfect spring getaway with the special women in your life to enjoy some ‘Paint & Pinot’ over a relaxing weekend.  Stay in a private waterfront cottage with 3 friends.  Includes breakfast and dinner on Saturday in the Hearthside Dining Room overlooking Rice Lake, and our famous Sunday Brunch.  Special themed events include wine tasting, a guided painting session, and free time to use your included $50 spa credit!

Package Details:

  • Two night’s accommodation in a waterfront cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner on Saturday
  • Sunday brunch
  • Wine tasting
  • $50 spa credit
  • Painting experience

From $429.00 per person (+HST) based on four guests sharing a cottage.

 

Deal Expires

April 2, 2023

Travel Dates
  • March 31, 2023 to April 2, 2023
Terms and Conditions

Rate is based on 4 persons sharing a cottage. Visit property website for full details. #ElmhirstPlay

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starting at $719 Stephen Elmhirst Memorial Snowkite Weekend

January 2023

Learn to snowkite or bring your own kite for the weekend. Two nights accommodation, breakfast Saturday and Sunday included. Enthusiasts will enjoy lessons, kite gear demos, poker run, prizes, and networking throughout the weekend.

From $719/2 people, based on sharing a cottage 

Additional person from $209

Deal Expires

January 28, 2023

Travel Dates
  • January 27, 2023 to January 29, 2023
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starting at $589 Couch Potato Package

Our Couch Potato package offers the perfect opportunity to have a short break from the everyday – Your package will include:

2 nights accommodation in our comfortable waterfront cottages

Breakfast and dinner daily

Service charge and housekeeping service

Access to all recreation facilities

Enjoy your time away – relax by the fire, go for a swim, enjoy nature trails, or take a walk along the water. Watch movies, eat popcorn, play games or even workout in our indoor fitness facility.

By popular demand, we are bringing it back early! Now available from Sept – May. Not available on long weekends.

$514 / Couple – Midweek

$554 / Couple – Weekend*

$239 per additional person

Deal Expires

May 31, 2023

Travel Dates
  • September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023
Terms and Conditions

* Weekend package includes Saturday breakfast, Saturday Dinner and Sunday Best Lunch. Cannot be combined with any other offer or package. HST Additional

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starting at $99 Country Classic Meal Package

Although each cottage has a kitchen and BBQ, when you’re on vacation sometimes its nice not to have to cook and clean up. The Country Classic meal package allows you to choose the perfect mix of cooking at home and dining out. Add this package to your accommodation for breakfast & dinner*, service charge and housekeeping service. You can buy one day of meals, or purchase for the duration of your stay – the choice is yours.

Includes breakfast & dinner, service charge and housekeeping service.

$99 adult / midweek

$129 adult / weekend*

$79 child† / midweek

$99 child† / weekend*

Deal Expires

December 31, 2022

Travel Dates
  • January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Terms and Conditions

See property website for full details of meal package.

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starting at $469 Yoga, Your Way

Take a break from the stresses and strains of the everyday and revel in the relaxing surroundings of Elmhirst’s Resort while enjoying yoga and wellness classes. Open to all levels, Yoga; Your Way is a weekend focused on having fun while relaxing the mind and body. Join us for yoga classes, a cooking class, wellness classes, excellent dining and a winter bonfire.

February 24-26, 2023

Deal Expires

February 25, 2023

Travel Dates
  • February 24, 2023 to February 26, 2023
Terms and Conditions

Only available February 24-26, 2023

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starting at $549 Spa Getaway - Two Night Package

This 2 night getaway package is our best spa value package. A cottage getaway, spa treatments, meals and lots of time for relaxation. Your package includes:

2 nights accommodation in a private waterfront cottage.

Breakfast and dinner daily

One-hour Massage, plus your choice of: one-hour Facial or I Feel the Earth Move Pedicure or Mani of My Dreams Manicure.

Use of all available recreation facilities.

$549 pp, Midweek, based on two people sharing a cottage.

$649 pp, Weekend, based on two people sharing a cottage.

*Weekend package includes Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday Best lunch. Taxes and gratuities are additional.

Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other package.Cannot be combined with any other offer or package. HST additional. 

Deal Expires

May 31, 2023

Travel Dates
  • October 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023
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