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Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten here before when visiting from England, but this was my first experience of the Sunday brunch and it's amazing!!! It's a fixed price, help-yourself buffet, but like no buffet you've ever seen before. It doesn't matter what your preferences, the choice is staggering and you will come away with a very full tummy. Cereals, preserves, salad bar, seafood... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It exceeded expectations for a romantic weekend. Wonderful scenery, service, accommodations, and activities have given us wonderful memories, allowing us to escape and enjoy one another as well as nature. We rented a beautiful cottage on the lake. Both bedrooms had a beautiful view of the lake, there was a wood fireplace, with free wood available at the cottage. The... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to research and reviews we knew what to expect, and the experience from Thursday to Sunday when we checked out exceeded our expectations! What a beautiful resort, made use of the trails everyday, kept our fireplace stoked day and night since it was a bit cool. Clean cottage, rustic in just the right amount and kitchen stocked with all... More 

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

Hello and and many thanks for sharing your warm and generous thoughts about Elmhirst's Resort. It's always the highlight of the week when a guest notices the part of the Elmhirst's experience which seem special to us but aren't necessarily the first things people notice. We can't tell you how much it means to the team members when guests notice... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our wedding at Elmhirst Resort was fantastic! We had so many guests coming up to us letting us know how much they loved the resort. The owner (Steve) was fantastic and very flexible and super responsive. The staff was fantastic during the event and the food was delicious. The property was also beautiful and offered so many beautiful places to... More 

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

Thanks you very much for the kind posting. We were honoured to be part of your special day and we are so glad it was the occasion you were hoping for. It was great to be part of a celebration with so many great friends and family members. Best wishes for much happiness in the future... More 

Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this resort for three nights as part of a professional development event. We were a group of approximately sixty guests. There are two things that stand out as exceptional and fantastic about this resort: the views and the customer service. This is a great spot along Rice Lake and the views you get of the lake... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was my first visit to this resort. The location and grounds are lovely. The only option for lunch was the buffet. What a huge disappointment! It was back to the 80s. ..soggy salads. ..platter of tomatoes that had approximately 4 pieces left and when I asked if they would be replacing it. .no that's all! The soup tasted scorched... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your posting.... I confess we took the 24 hour rule with this one. Our $15 Monday luncheon buffet features roast beef from Angus cattle raised on site, locally grown free range chicken, salads made from scratch, house made desserts from our own pastry chef who has been charming guests here for 10 years, and a... More 

Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What an absolutely perfect lunch buffet. The food and the servers are top notch. The scenery is stunning, every table has a view. We missed the horse drawn carriage ride that is included with the buffet. The owner very nicely took my friends and I on our own little tour. Fantastic. Thank you to the Elmhirst's for a memorable lunch.

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

Thanks so much for the very kind posting about your lunch at Elmhirst's Resort. We are very thankful to have guests that enjoy the Lakeside Luncheon enough to make it a regular part of their summer! And it was our pleasure to take you for a ride with Bob and Mack; they moved to Elmhirst's this winter and we want... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved it!!! What a beautiful place and such amazing hosts. We were treated like royalty. The eagerness to ensure we had everything we needed was a delight. Genuine friendly greetings and conversations with the staff, and the food, OMG, each meal was delicious. The waiter's wine suggestions to accompany the meal - perfect. It's very hard to leave, even in... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we were so glad to hear you enjoyed your retreat! We have some enthusiastic literature fans on our service team who were particularly looking forward to hosting you. It was a thrill to be blessed with such a beautiful weekend as well. Best wishes for great stories and happy travels from... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I recently booked the couch potato package at the Elmhirst Resort. We had such an amazing weekend! Everyone was so friendly on our arrival and throughout our entire stay. We felt very welcome the whole time we were there. The cottages are rustic and cozy. The fireplace is a really nice addition and great for cold winter... More 

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Toronto, ON
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had previously dropped into the resort to see if we wanted to stay there given that we had read mixed reviews. I know that people are often picky and/or have unrealistic expectations but we were going to be in the area and I wanted to check it out for myself. Right from the get-go we were pleased with the... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Elmhirst's. We are very happy to hear you had a relaxing getaway. It is also very kind of you to remember and mention all of the team members who helped look after you during your stay; it has a noticeably buoyant effect on the staff when they see such recognition. Taking... More 

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