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Distance, Speed, Time, & Flight

The memorabilia rich decor of the Wild Blue Yonder Pub is testament to the enduring passion of FLIGHT past & present, of various members of the Elmhirst family. Classic vintage timepieces adorn the walls & ceiling, many of which have been donated by guests over the years. From a Canadian Airforce CF-101 Voodoo aircraft jump…

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Wine, Women and Canvas Weekend 2017

A Spring Girls’ Getaway Each spring, Elmhirst’s Resort welcomes groups of women for a fun girl’s getaway weekend that has become one of our most popular events of the year. This year, our special girl’s weekend took place on the weekend of April 21-23 and featured great food and wine, a spa credit and featured…

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Elmhirst Vintage Photo Circa 1940s

A glimpse of the rustic cottages of the fishing camp we once were, lining the north shore of Rice Lake, Ontario. Recently, this vintage postcard circa 1940s surfaced prompting us to want to know more about the structures & landscape pictured. The cottage on the far left was referred to as “Harry’s cabin”. Perspectively, it…

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March Break 2017

A fun-filled week Each year on March Break, we look forward to welcoming families to Elmhirst’s Resort for a break from school and work and to have a bit of fun. We always have a recreation schedule full of activities for the whole family and as always, there is lots of firewood available for anyone…

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Wedding Venue Available in June!

Planning a summer wedding usually means booking your venue months in advance, but Elmhirst’s has a last minute opportunity to make your June wedding dreams come true. Saturday June 17, 2017 is available! We specialize in making wedding dreams a memorable reality with spectacular lakefront venues, nature’s beautiful backdrop, and expert planning and catering services. Visit…

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Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally (EOAR)

Dualsport Plus is proud to present the Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally (EOAR) returning to Elmhirst’s Resort for 2017. Mark your calendars for May 26-28 for a weekend of great riding, food and fun with new and old friends! Check out all the details on Rally Connex or read below. The Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally (EOAR)…

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New Year’s Eve with Megalomaniac

Every year on the same date we congregate to delight in the finest local offerings at Elmhirst’s Resort, and to regale the passing year and the wines of the selected wine partner. This New Year’s Eve we celebrated with Sebastian Jacquay, head winemaker at Meglomaniac (a John Howard Cellar of distinction). The evening began with a…

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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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Source Local, Shop Local, Eat & Drink Local

Homesteading 101 November is an ideal time to think of the homestead and preparing for the long winter ahead. Understanding the availability of farm to table in your community, what to buy and when. Knowing how to cook and preserve and where to go to source good local ingredients and not to be afraid of the occasional…

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