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Elmhirst’s Resort

Family owned and operated cottage resort on Rice Lake featuring Regional Cuisine & Fine Wine, Onsite Spa, Family Activities, Cottage Accommodations

Aerial view of Elmhirst
Winter cottage
aerial shot of water trampoline
image of cabins
Aerial view of resort
Horses pulling Carriage


1045 Settlers Line
Keene, Ontario
K0L 2G0


  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Internet Access
  • On-Site Food and Drink
  • Open Year Round
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Safe Travels Stamp Certified
  • Water Access
  • Watercraft Rentals

Family owned and operated cottage resort on Rice Lake featuring Regional Cuisine & Fine Wine / Onsite Spa / Family Activities / Cottage Accommodations

About Elmhirst’s Resort

The Elmhirst family offers their guests a cottage resort retreat on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto. The Elmhirst experience is deeply rooted in family tradition and is inspired by its surroundings. Our collection of cottages is nestled on the breathtaking shoreline of Rice Lake and an array of outdoor, 4 season adventures await, offering the best of the Kawarthas. Elmhirst’s Resort has also become a destination of choice for groups, sports teams, business meetings and conferences, and we are honoured when a bride and groom begin their married life with us!

Spa, Sunday Brunch, fine dining, horseback riding, sightseeing flights, meetings & weddings, boat rentals, family recreation programs, waterskiing, tennis, gardens, farm tours, special interest weekends and value packages. Local menu featured year round. Fishing guides and boat rentals available.

Cottages are equipped with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, wood burning fireplace, television & DVD, stereo, telephone, free internet access, outdoor deck, gas barbecue, private dock. Parking at unit.

About the Hearthside Dining Room

The Hearthside Dining Room overlooks Rice Lake and features daily dining with the freshest of ingredients, including Elmhirst Own Black Angus Beef. Reservations for Sunday Brunch required. Ideal for lunch and dinner meetings and special occasion celebrations. Adjoining Heritage Room seats 120 for weddings and banquets. Visit the wine cellar for a tasting of Ontario boutique wines. Casual fare and the Saturday night roast beef buffet is offered in The Wild Blue Yonder Pub.

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