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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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Packages
starting at $499 Couch Potato Package

Our Couch Potato package offers the perfect opportunity to have a short break from the everyday. Your package includes:

2 nights accommodation in our comfortable waterfront cottages with private dock

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

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

$499 Now $449 / Couple – Midweek

$539 Now $489 / Couple – Weekend*

$239 per additional person

Deal Expires

December 31, 2019

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

* Weekend package includes Saturday breakfast, Saturday Roast Beef Buffet Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Price effective until December 31, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other offer or package. HST Additional

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starting at $190 Super Savings Rates

Get away from the everyday this Fall or Winter with an escape to Elmhirst Resort. Enjoy the Fall Colours, take in some nature, taste some delicious food, relax by the fire – the choice is yours.


These Super Savings rates give you the opportunity to take advantage of all that Elmhirst’s has to offer at off season rates.  Take advantage through December 31, 2019.

Deal Expires

December 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • September 3, 2019 to December 31, 2019
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starting at $339 Wild Women Weekend

Are you and your friends a wild group of women who are looking or a weekend away?  Do you want to enjoy good friends, good food, relaxation, and adventure?  Elmhirst's Wild Women Weekend is made for you!

The Wild Women Weekend package takes place in November, and includes two night's accommodation, breakfast and dinner Saturday, Sunday Brunch, and a Spa Credit.  A surprise outdoor adventure is also included along with other events and gatherings throughout the weekend.

You group will enjoy your own private cottage to share, with a deck, waterfront access, full kitchen, and BBQ grill.

November 1-3, 2019

Deal Expires

November 3, 2019

Travel Dates
  • November 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Price listed above is per person. For further dates and details, please visit the property website.

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starting at $79 Signature Experience

A perfect addition to any Elmhirst's package:

Enjoy a sightseeing flight in a floatplane over Rice Lake with your pilot/guide and have lunch overlooking Rice Lake with our Locavore Luncheon menu featuring the freshest ingredients produced right on our farm or from local providers.

Your Signature Experience includes the sightseeing flight and Locavore Luncheon – we welcome you to stay for more!

Also available (not included) - Visit the wine cellar - for the "All Canadian" wine offering.  Stay overnight in a lakeside cottage, play a round of golf, relax in The Spa, take a kiteboarding lesson, or see the trails on horseback, walk the woodland trails or simply find a deck chair and take in the view of the beach and waterfront activities.

$79 per person based on 2 persons per flight. 

Deal Expires

October 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • November 30, 2015 to October 31, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Price is per person based on 2 persons per flight. Weather dependant.

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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 $74 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.

$74 adult / midweek

$99 adult / weekend  


$54 child / midweek

$69 child / weekend*

(per person, per day)

*Weekend package includes Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday Brunch, service charge and housekeeping service. Child ages 3 to 12 years.

Deal Expires

December 31, 2019

Travel Dates
  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Terms and Conditions

See property website for full details of meal package.

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starting at $794 Rice Lake Fishing Getaway

Recognized as one of the best fishing areas in Eastern Ontario, Rice Lake offers a relaxing, calm fishing experience year-round. Just bring your fishing rod, and Elmhirst’s Resort has everything you need for a 2 night fishing getaway. We’ll even provide the boat!

2 nights accommodation (for two) in our comfortable waterfront cottages with private dock

Breakfast and dinner daily* in the Wild Blue

Boxed lunch daily

2 day fishing boat rental

Service charge and housekeeping service

Use of all recreation facilities

Available May & June 2019 and September & October 2019. Pricing varies by date.

Deal Expires

October 31, 2019

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

All prices in CAD May 1-31 and October 1 – 31 2018: $794 Midweek, $824 Weekend (for 2 people) $229 per additional person June 1-29 and August 25 – September 30 2018: $894 Midweek, $969 Weekend (for 2 people) $229 per additional person HST not included.

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starting at $339 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 7-9, 2020

Deal Expires

February 9, 2020

Travel Dates
  • February 7, 2020 to February 9, 2020
Terms and Conditions

$339.00 per person. HST additional only available February 7-9, 2020

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starting at $339 Fall for Yoga; Your Way

Take a break from the stresses and strains of the everyday and take in the beautiful Fall 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, and excellent dining in a beautiful Fall setting.  November 8-10, 2019

Deal Expires

November 10, 2019

Travel Dates
  • November 8, 2019 to November 10, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Price $339.00 pp* (CAD) *Based on sharing a cottage November 8-10, 2019 HST Additional

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