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Elmhirst's Resort

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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,... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Keene, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

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Thank judylamb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Millbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been 10 years since we last dined at this establishment and it more than met our expectations. The choice of food items was vast with something to please every pallet. There was the regular breakfast fare as well as sea food offerings, roast beef, roast pork, chicken and much more. For those with a sweet tooth the desert... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent break in a busy summer. Martina is gifted and a massage that cures you - ridding me of a chronic headache. Followed by an excellent pedicure from Alyssa. A thorough pampering by both ladies. Cheers and thank you,

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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
Location: Canada > Ontario > Otonabee-South Monaghan > Keene
Price Range: $130 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhirst's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Elmhirst`s Hotel Keene
Elmhirsts Hotel Keene
Elmhirst's Resort Ontario/Keene, Canada
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