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Imagine yourself sightseeing over the Kawarthas, flying into a remote lake, riding a horse through the woods, teeing off overlooking the water, catching the wind on your kiteboard, driving your own machine on a guided Safari, waterskiing for the first time, kayaking around the island or landing your trophy fish......adventure lives here!


Dinner and Jazz

David Restivo, formerly of Boss Brass, is a renowned pianist and jazz performer.  Join us for dinner and jazz with David and friends on Saturday November 08 at 6 pm.. READ MORE...

Fresh Garden Notes

       Notes from Susan Hogbin, our Food & Beverage Service Manager…….The cool weather is keeping the tomatoes from ripening but we are harvesting lots of swiss chard, kale, beets,. READ MORE...

Fresh Raspberries

    We are so proud of our harvest - from garden to kitchen to your plate.  Greens , herbs and raspberries are fresh and delicious…….and ready to eat! Here's a. READ MORE...


Free Spirit Kiteboarding

Formerly an extreme sport, kiteboarding is now available to everyone, right here on Rice Lake! Try it once, and you’ll be back for more!

Join the Fun!

Building on the success of the annual Kiteboarding Weekend in January, (join us for next year’s weekend, January 24-26, 2014) the school has opened to share the experience and exhilaration of kiting with those who want to try a new sport (on land water and ice). Free Spirit Kiteboarding School is affiliated with both iko and pasa, associations governing safety and standards for the sport.




Stephen Elmhirst, an avid kiter, is now sharing his passion with others – instructing and introducing beginners to the basics of kiting. Email Steve.

Kites and equipment are available from Ocean Rodeo and are available for purchase on site
Lessons are priced at $80 per hour (HST additional)

Accommodation, meals and Spa services available on site.