Elmhirst Resort


Elmhirst Resort

Elmhirst Resort

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205 Reviews

Retreat From Modern Day Life.

The pretty lakeside Elmhirst Resort is truly a retreat from the trials and tribulations of modern day life. If you're an outdoorsy type you'll love all the activities and facilities on offer - try everything from kayaking to horse riding. Accommodation is in the form of well equipped self catering cottages and each comes with it's own private outdoor patio for making the most of the great outdoors.

  • Indoor & Outdoor Pools
  • Sports & Activities
  • Self Catering Cottages
  • Lakeside setting
  • Keene\
  • Ontario

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
Location Highlights

Elmhirst Resort

205 Reviews 75% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 90
  • Very Good 68
  • Average 28
  • Poor 12
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Dec 28, 2017

Nice but...

Ottawa, Canada

I recently spent Christmas Eve and Christmas here with my family. Overall we had a lovely time; I'll just go through the good and offer a couple of suggestions for improvements. The good: The grounds were well-kept. It snowed before we got there and again on Christmas so that all roads and paths were freshly plowed and shoveled was great. We had Christmas dinner at the restaurant and we all really enjoyed it. Make no mistake; it WAS very busy but the food was good and service was fine. The main improvements I could suggest had to do with both the cabins and public areas of Elmhirst. The cabin I was in had relatively new furniture but that didn't disguise the fact that the wallpaper was quite tired and coming apart from the wall in spots. In my room there were several spots where the trim was loose and falling off. In the cabin of my sister and her family my brother- in-law found a cigarette in between the couch cushions. In addition the lobby looked a little tired with a cracked ceiling and stuffed fishes who were slowly desintigrating. The tiles on the stairs going to the pool area were some of the most chipped I've ever seen, and many outdoor buildings appear in needs of repair or fresh paint at the very least. None of these things detracted from the nice time my family had here, but they're just things I noticed. I've never really stayed at a place like this before (I usually stick to large hotels in cities) but just thought I'd offer some things I'd observed. I would come back (likely in summer) but it would be nice to see this property displayed to its full potential - both in terms of the public areas and guest accommodations.
Dec 06, 2017

An Oasis in Rice Lake

Lakefield, Canada

We simply stopped for brunch and the buffet was extensive and delicious at a regular price that cannot be beat. Overall one of the better experiences in the Kawartha's. The window to dine was 11am to 2:00pm and we arrived about 1:30 but were still welcomed and enjoyed the experience immensely.
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