Cottage Resort, Spa & Conference Facility on Rice Lake

The Elmhirst family offers their guests an authentic escape from the everyday with a cottage resort retreat on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto. The Elmhirst Resort experience is deeply rooted in family tradition, down-to-earth, and inspired by its surroundings. It’s approachable; and here, you’ll receive the warmest of welcomes.

Our collection of cottages is nestled on the breathtaking shoreline of Rice Lake and an array of outdoor adventures await. Our family offers yours the very best of the Kawarthas — much of it on our own property. In fact, we raise our own beef, and grow much of what we serve in our lakefront dining room, bringing new meaning to Farm to Table.

We pride ourselves on our hospitality and welcome you the same way generations before us did — with warmth, commitment and dedication to making your stay with us a beloved tradition for years to come.

Elmhirst’s Resort has also become a destination of choice for groups, sports teamsbusiness meetings and conferences, and we are always honoured when a bride and groom begin their married life with us!

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Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend

Elmhirst’s Resort has been home to the Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend since 2008. Our own Steve Elmhirst is passionate about kiting and is a qualified instructor. The snowkite weekend event became Steve’s way of sharing his passion and growing the sport. For Steve, it was the perfect way to introduce Rice Lake as a kiting area…

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Delicious & Home Grown

Central to the Elmhirst experience is Elmhirst’s Own fresh products and produce.  Join us in casual elegance at our Hearthside Dining Room or in the Wild Blue Yonder Pub & Patio for casual, time-tested favourites. Farm-to-table freshness is a key ingredient in our seasonal culinary creations.

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