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Elmhirst's Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I came here with my family, my sister and her children and my father. We had a great time. The cabins are clean and well provisioned (you do need to bring all food and condiments if you are planning on cooking), the staff is friendly and the grounds are well kept. The kids loved the water trampoline and the tubing....

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience. We were all thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Elmhirst's Resort. Wishing you safe and happy travels and we hope to see you again!

ontario
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fantastic wait staff . Be Prepared if there is a wedding booked as it will be noisy with drunken party people along the walkway in front of the cottages .Woken up 3 times..not a quiet place with that activity. Cottages were in pretty good condition Wifi, .NO AC bring fans if it is really hot out.Bring your own food each...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We only had a couple of nights at this "Dirty Dancing" style "resort". Our anniversary found us in a 1 bedroom cottage on a very quiet lake with kitchen, LR & deck. There's a "clubhouse", 2 restaurants & pools indoor & outdoor, all a little dated but fine. Most of the cottages are 2 bedroom or larger. There are activities,...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I live locally so have yet to stay over but we have been for dinner twice and brunch three times. First dinner, both experiences were great. Great food, great service and obviously a great view. The menu is updated regularly with a wide selection. Brunch was also great. Twice we have been just the two of us...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Summary: Many good things about the resort, but the customer service lagged behind. We had fun and I can see how many families can have a fun, but we won't be returning because there are better options for the price point. Pros: - Nice location: easy to get to from many major ON cities. - Beautiful grounds, awesome gardener. Lots...

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks very much for your thoughtful and articulate feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to mention you enjoyed about your stay. We also appreciate your feedback about your experiences in our Wild Blue Yonder Pub and the Hearthside Room. In considering the less positive aspects of your stay there seemed to be a current related to...

Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have been here a few times over the years, once actually staying with a large amount of people for a work event. Just recently we happened to be boating with some friends and thought we would stop in for a quick bite to eat, before going back out and enjoying the lake. We happened to have a small dog...

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not feel welcomed appropriately on your last visit. Notwithstanding I believe this post is very subjective and will simply say at Elmhirst’s we try to give guests the freedom to enjoy the property with as few restrictions as we can. With that in mind we have offered pet friendly accommodation for many years with 200...

Keene, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Breakfast was excellent ... the view beautiful on Rice Lake and the service great.......you can rent cottages and enjoy the activities and also it has a Spa.....private and calming atmosphere!!!!!They offer a weekend buffet brunch and entertainment.........also a small cafe for light lunch's.........it also has a landing area for small aircraft.......

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I want to start off by saying this was not our first time at Elmhirst Resort but it is the first time we were very disappointed. To start, our 3 cabins were so far apart. One on the end, one in the middle and one on the other end. When we checked in, a very impolite comment was made about...

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Greg E, Owner at Elmhirst's Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I'm very sorry you were disappointed by your stay. We have worked very hard this year to refresh the grounds and gardens and to add new experiences to the list of activities. The new cottage (referred to as #3 but very recently named "Free Spirit") was a labour...

Ontario
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited Elmhirst the week of July 16th to 23rd. Weather was most cooperative, hot and sunny. The cottage was very comfortable for the 5 of us.....son and partner, 2 granddaughters and myself. We were in cottage 39, a short walk to the main lodge. We also had my small dog with us. Our biggest problem were the Canada Geese...

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a week at the resort. Rented a 3 bedroom cottage. Rice lake is beautiful and the cottages are located on the lakefront with individual docks. There aren't any ladders on the docks so your best to swim at the beach where you can avoid the weeds. The cottages are cute but need a bit of renovations done which the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lakeside cottage resort open year round. Fully equipped cottages with fireplace, kitchen, TV & DVD, wifi in cottage; BBQ deck & dock. Dining room & Pub on site; indoor & outdoor pools; boat & motor rentals; fishing guides; golf next door; tennis; sightseeing flights; horseback riding; walking & biking trails. Massages & Spa services. Guided ATV & snowmobile safaris; wine tasting & farm visits. Ideal for family vacations, getaways, weddings, groups & corporate meetings. Family owned & operated. Catering to international guests. Pet friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elmhirst's Resort

Address: 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Otonabee-South Monaghan > Keene
Price Range: ₹ 11,755 - ₹ 21,830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhirst's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“All cabins were lake front.”
daisytoronto, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Book a cottage with a lake view further away from main building if you want to be away from the outdoor pool, main building area.”
jeno46, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cabin 5 great location”
O4556BWdavew, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If there are mobility issues, there is a cottage which is only a few steps away from the diningroom and pool area.”
LizCT, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My husband and I stayed in cabin 32 which had a beautiful bathroom, comfortable king-sized bed, is close to the bonfire, and beautiful view.”
928carlenem, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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