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Elmhirst's Resort

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 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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Millbrook
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...

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Peterborough
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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West Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights a couple of weeks ago. Lovely spot and amazing view. The cottage could have used a good cleaning. Dishes in the cupboard were dirty, lack of vacuuming, many dead bugs in the sliding glass door and bird poop on all the deck chairs. At these prices one shouldn't have to clean when they arrive....

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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 feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed the location and (by the sounds of it) had a mostly pleasant stay. Your feedback about the cottage is very helpful and we will use it as a teaching tool to help our housekeeping team improve the experience in our cottages....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We shared spacious cabins with old friends to celebrate an off-site ceremony. The resort exceeded my expectations and provided the perfect amenities for us to gather. I highly recommend this place for a couples getaway, girl's weekend or family gathering. The spa is simple but very nice and my massage with Jeff was one of the best I ever had!

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We decided to choose Elmhirst Resort for our wedding for a number of reasons, but one was because of the reviews I've read on Tripadvisor. I feel obligated to help others and the resort in their decision making and hope this review is helpful. I decided to choose Elmhirst because we are from the Mississauga area, but we had friends...

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Lindsay, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely evening. Food was amazing and didn't over face us, for which we were very grateful. We both had lamb which was cooked to perfection and beautifully tender. The view over the lake watching the Loons swim by was a real bonus. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Huntsville, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Stayed in a nice 3-Bedroom/2bed cabin. It was on the water, as it seems like all of their cabins are. Cabin could have been cleaner - it was obviously only lightly swept after the last guests - lots of sand/gravel, especially at the transitions in the flooring, and looked like it hadn't been "deep cleaned" in some time. But it...

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

Hello and thanks very much for your well thought out and constructive feedback. I have shared it with our food and beverage team and with the room attendants as well. Floors, particularly hard surfaces, are always a little extra-challenging in the spring because of the wet conditions outside. There has also been a little extra traffic in and out of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
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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: $244 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhirst's Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Elmhirsts Hotel Keene
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“If there are mobility issues, there is a cottage which is only a few steps away from the diningroom and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 928carlenem, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a cottage not close to the main building..noisy AC from the kitchen and main building.”
 of 5 bubbles NAtourer, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The higher the cottage number (53 is the largest number), the farther it is from all the activities.”
 of 5 bubbles stephentW6972XS, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I was here only for breakfast but the cottages look quaint and lots of activities for a family...........”
 of 5 bubbles lyndaa2016, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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