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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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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 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed at Elmhirst as a three generation family last weekend and had a great time as usual. The staff were extremely helpful with our requests and questions. We appreciated the efforts to promote a "green" environment ie composting, sourcing food locally and providing firewood for the fireplaces as an additional heat source. Our granddaughters enjoyed swimming and visiting the... More 

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

Thanks you so much for the kind feedback. We really appreciate your continued patronage. Wilma keeps us up to date whenever you are coming and we really look forward to it! More 

Nepean
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family and friends used to make an annual trip to Elmhirst and found it was a great location for getting together and always lots of activities to keep you busy. So I was really excited to go back as an adult with my friends and get a chance to see how the resort has changed. When we got there... More 

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

Thank you for your posting. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your cottage and the grounds for the most part (we will share your feedback about the kitchen with the housekeeping team). We also appreciate your very kind feedback about your restaurant experience. We were all sorry to hear you felt as if the information you passed on during... More 

Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed on January 4th 2015 for one weekend night in the 4 bedroom cottage with 5 other family members and 1 child. We each paid $80 each (child was free) which was a total of $480 for the night. I don't have much to say about the entire resort itself except our cottage because we arrived after 6pm and... More 

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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 post your impressions from our Resort. It was actually me who was out clearing the walks and inadvertently "turned down" your cottage. It was an unfriendly weather night and I thought you must have been moved to a different cottage. I'm sorry if it gave you a bit of a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have never spent the night at this resorts cottages but my family and friends including myself have attended the sunday brunch on a few occasions. The spread is very generous and I have noticed that the options stay the same but the chefs change up the desserts and dishes every so often which provides variety which is pleasant. The... More 

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London, Ontario
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43 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a well-run resort in a classic lake-front location. The grounds are very attractive, organized and well-maintained. There are nature trails on the property, bicycles, a games room, boats and fishing equipment for rent, water cycles, swimming in the lake or the indoor and outdoor pool, and of course the wonderful views of the lake. The main lodge is... More 

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

Thanks very much for leaving such a comprehensive posting. We were very happy to hear you found your cottage comfortable and you enjoyed so many different experiences at Elmhirst's. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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