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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. Come create a true outdoor adventure at Elmhirst's Resort.

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Elmhirst's Resort main building view from Rice Lake waterfront. Aerial view of Elmhirst's Resort. Water toys in the water and ready for play! When you stay in Keene, Ontario at Elmhirst Resort, you'll be right on Rice Lake! This waterfront location is perfect for endless outdoor adventures! Get out and enjoy the water by renting a boat or casting your line. If lounging by the shore is more your speed, that's fine too! There's no better place than this for your next Ontario lakeside retreat!
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Golf near 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 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.
Giant chess at Elmhirst's Resort. Create a memorable getaway by combining a family vacation with a family reunion during any season. Picture a family reunion at the cottage and activities and outdoor adventures that are multi-generational ensure the opportunity to spend time together. Nobody in the family will forget the fun they had at Elmhirst's Resort!
Wedding couple 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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Water toys in the water and ready for play! Rice Lake is home to an abundance of panfish such as perch, crappie and bluegill, and an extended fishing season for bass and muskie. Find the best fishing spot with a good word from local experts. Fishing guides or fly-in fishing charter flights to remote lakes are available for everyone from greenhorn fishermen to expert anglers. Children will love the fishing derbies featured in the summer recreation program.
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Garden 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 on site. 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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Guest kitchen 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 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 fetures 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.
Ice skating at Elmhirst's Resort. Winter at Elmhirst's Resort. Couple at Elmhirst's Resort. For your next holiday, head to Ontario! Come during the winter and enjoy the scenery of Ontario. During the summer months, enjoy being right on Rice Lake. Go fishing for Memorial Day or head out on a boat for Labor Day. Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day by booking a cottage together. No matter what time of year you come, you'll have the time of your life.
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
  • Keene
Nearby Water
  • Rice Lake
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • 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
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Bingo
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • 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
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
Suitability
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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starting at $339 Wine, Women & Canvas

Wine, Women and Canvas is the perfect Spring weekend getaway with girlfriends, sisters, mothers – or any special women in your life.   Join us for a relaxing weekend featuring a painting class, great food, wine tasting and time in the spa to enjoy a spa credit.

The package includes:

  • Saturday Breakfast and Dinner
  • Wine tasting in the Cellar
  • Spa Credit
  • Painting Class "In the Way of the Masters"
  • Sunday Brunch

$339 per person (+HST)

Deal Expires

April 5, 2019

Travel Dates
  • April 4, 2019 to April 7, 2019
Terms and Conditions

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

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starting at $499 Couch Potato Package

Guilt-free relaxation!

Our Couch Potato package offers the perfect opportunity to have a short break from the everyday. Couples enjoy 2 weekday nights, with breakfast and dinner daily. 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.

Be a couch potato – guilt free – from October to May. Not available on long weekends.

$499 / Couple – Midweek

$539 / Couple – Weekend*

$239 per additional person (+ HST)

* Weekend package includes Saturday breakfast, Saturday Roast Beef Buffet Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Deal Expires

May 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
  • October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Terms and Conditions

Not available on Holiday Long weekends

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Winter Wonderland Weddings

Book a February Wedding and receive a complimentary honeymoon cottage for the bridge and groom for the weekend, plus a horse drawn sleigh ride for the wedding couple and their guests!

In addition, wedding guests who book with Elmhirst's Resort get a special rate for the weekend of $199 per person which includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

Deal Expires

February 28, 2019

Travel Dates
  • February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Contact the property to speak with the Wedding Specialist to begin planning your perfect day.

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Celebrating 60+

Join Elmhirst's Resort for the perfect escape with no crowds. Stay with us mid-week and enjoy 20% OFF daily rates for those 60 years of age or older.

Embrace nature with walks by the lake, horseback riding, ATV rides, birdwatching and more.  There is plenty to do indoors as well: swim, exercise in the fitness room, sit back for some cocktails in The Wild Blue Yonder or enjoy romantic dining in the Hearthside Dining Room. If staying in is more your speed, enjoy your own dock and deck or sit by the fire in your private cottage and enjoy country living.

Deal Expires

December 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Must be 60 years of age or older for discount to apply. See property website for additional rules and restrictions.

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starting at $235 March Madness

Escape with your family in March at Elmhirst’s Resort!

There’s nothing like a getaway to Elmhirst’s Resort.  Join us for great dining, lots of activities for the whole family and your own private cozy cottage with a fireplace!

Get away for March Break and enjoy the outdoors as winter comes to an end.

Kids Stay Free All Month!

Deal Expires

March 30, 2019

Travel Dates
  • March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Rates start at $235 per night based on 2 persons in a deluxe cottage. See property website for full rate details.

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Midweek Spa Getaway

Need to get away and relax? Our Midweek Spa getaways offer the perfect solution to escape the everyday in your own private waterfront cottage and to relieve stress with some relaxing Spa time. Enjoy a one or two night package. See all the details on our website.

Deal Expires

May 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
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Fire and Ice Spa Getaway

Chill out for 2 nights and warm up in the Spa!

Our Fire and Ice Spa package offers the perfect opportunity to have a short break from the everyday while enjoying some special Fire and Ice treatments in the Spa. Your package includes:

- 2 nights accommodation in our comfortable waterfront cottages with private dock

- A one hour Fire or Ice Massage (Hot Stones or Cooling Peppermint)

- Your choice of one hour Fire and Ice Facial, I Feel the Earth Move Pedicure or Mani of My dreams Manicure.

- Breakfast and dinner daily* in the Wild Blue Yonder Pub

- 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, play games or even workout in our indoor fitness facility.

Available for MidWeek stays (Sunday – Thursday) until March 30, 2019. Not available on long weekends.

$379 / per person – Midweek* based on 2 people sharing a cottage

Deal Expires

March 30, 2019

Travel Dates
  • January 23, 2019 to March 30, 2019
Terms and Conditions

HST Additional. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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