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Elmhirst's Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   RR #1, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Keene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to Elmirst's Resort several times over the past few years. You can't beat the location! Situated on Rice Lake, just south of Peterborough, the view and the ambiance can't be beaten. I noticed this time that they had done some renovations which were a much needed improvement. But the dining room was a big disappointment. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a two-bedroom cottage at Elmhirst's Resort with a girl friend of mine in early fall. It sits in the north shore of Rice Lake, one of best fishing destination in Southern Ontario. The cottage is clean and bright. The view is excellent and serene. What impressed me most is what they all "Elmhirst's blend" which is a... More

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

Thanks you so much for sharing your experience! We tried to offer a greater variety and quality of recreation opportunities this summer and Kim's edible plant tour and tea making was definitely a hit! We so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again soon, More

Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room rates and activity rates are priced way too high. Front desk is very unorganized. Wedding planner is great, but doesn't have the support staff to back him up. Food is hit and miss. Mostly miss. Unfortunate considering it's a beautiful spot and could be awesome.

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

Hello, and thank you for your posting. I'm sorry your experience at Elmhirst's did not meet your price/value expectations. It would be extremely helpful to me to hear what some of the hits and some of the misses were. I would be grateful to hear from you if the opportunity presents itself at gfe@elmhirst.com. Hope to hear from you soon... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a nice little get-away spot, Elmhirst's Resort is just that:: a nice little get-away. We were blessed with a beautiful late September weekend so were able to enjoy the glorious, sun enhanced changing leaves and views of Rice Lake. The cottages, though well equipped, are tired and not too clean Our unit had a musty smell... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I spent last weekend at Elmhirst and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very friendly and helpful, our cottage was nicely appointed and very comfortable, the setting is lovely (our cottage overlooked Rice Lake) the food was very, very good and I enjoyed one of the best massages I have ever had at their beautiful SPA.... More

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

Thanks very much for sharing your experience. It means a great deal to our family and our team when guests enjoy the property and particularly so when they notice the things which we think make us a little unique. Great to hear as well you enjoyed your massage; Martina is very good at getting "some knots out of the rope"... More

Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

An amazing resort location, comfortable cabins, good food. It is a long drive from Pearson Airport though, allow 3 hours, but worth it to relax lakeside. Each cabin has a private dock on the lake, deck, BBQ, and wifi! They are separated and private, a quiet resort. Place was clean, staff friendly, easy to find, despite being off the main... More

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

Thanks very much for sharing your experience. It means a great deal to our family and our team when guests enjoy the property and particularly so when they notice the things which we think make us a little unique. Great to hear as well you enjoyed your massage; Martina is very good at getting "some knots out of the rope"... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the sheet of paper that is inserted into the envelope with your keys when you check in -- "bed bug policy." Just to be clear, I loved the resort. It is friendly, in a beautiful setting, and a wonderful blend of going to the cottage, but with extra amenities (like a fitness club, pub,... More

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

Thanks for your feedback and we are glad you found your visit to Elmhirst's to be a mostly pleasant experience. The information we have distributed regarding bed bugs was prompted by the considerable inconvenience to travellers affected by bed bugs and the disruption to hotels where they appeared. Because of their hitch hiking nature, bed bugs can appear in even... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

From the positive reviews that appear here we came expecting luxury. We found something out of the 1980s. The cottage was in poor decorative condition and smelled. Furniture was well worn and stained. Bedding had holes in it. Pool had mould and black stains around it. Rice lake was unattractive and I could not understand people wanting to swim in... More

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Elmhirst's Resort. We feel compelled to point out a couple of things: Elmhirst's Resort has never portrayed itself as a luxury property; our offering is a uniquely Canadian experience with comfortable cottage accommodation. The cottage you checked into has received in the last few years (4): a new kitchen and... More

Salt Spring Island, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'd like to publicly thank the staff and management of Elmhirst Resort. My extended family and I stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage in early June for a wedding. We enjoyed swimming in Rice lake, playing tennis and volleyball, and our youngest enjoyed the playgrounds. Breakfast in the restaurant was delicious and our server was friendly and professional. A beautiful... More

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

Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a best of times/worst of times weekend...the joy of a family occasion suddenly highjacked by an unexpected illness. We were sorry to see your stay interrupted in that way and would never want anyone to feel "trapped" at Elmhirst's. Sincerely hoping you are fully recovered and enjoying the rest of your... More

Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fourteen of us attended the Monday buffet lunch and we all enjoyed it so much. We were seated at the window with a beautiful view of Rice Lake. The food was excellent and and there was so much to choose from. The beef was raised on their own farm. After lunch we went for a pontoon boat ride, which was... More

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Address: RR #1, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Otonabee-South Monaghan > Keene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhirst's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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