Dive into a Local’s Signature Experience

Elmhirst’s Resort is open!

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Elmhirst’s Resort, Conference Centre, Wedding Venue and Spa is nestled on the beautiful north shore of Rice Lake, only 90 minutes from Toronto.

Through five generations of family ownership, we’re proud to support our Kawarthas community with delicious food and drink, much of which is grown here, raised here, caught here or sourced nearby.

We offer incredible experiences including wine tasting in our underground wine cellar, skating on the lake, sleigh rides, and lots of cozy comfortable cottages to keep you warm all winter long.

What’s the BIGGEST thing here NOT sourced locally? Happy visitors like you!


🙌 #Shoutout to @kawarthacountrywines 🍷 in #Buckhorn for these two stunning 🤩 baskets destined for our  #SnowkiteWeekend poker run prizes ♥️ ♦️ ♣️ Stephen Elmhirst picked up the generous contribution from Amanda today. The baskets are just stacked with delicious libations! Our #SnowkiteWeekend is sold out - We are fortunate to run it this season in a simplified form for the guests staying with us, in compliance and within the limits of current health regulations #thankyou #pokerrun #elmhirstplay #drinklocal #thekawarthas #rediscoveron #wintersport #snowkite #lovelocal #supportlocalbusiness #winelovers #canadanice #buylocal
Sled parking and a cosy lakeside cottage too. What could be better? 💁‍♀️

#ElmhirstPlay #snowmobileseason #ResortsofOntario #rediscoveron #thekawarthas #snowmobilenation #winter #goresorting #RiceLakeON🇨🇦 #findyourselfhere #exploremore #lovelocal #wintersport #ontario #snowmobileontario #cottagerentalsontario #canadanice

Delicious & Home Grown

Join us in warm elegance at our Hearthside Dining Room, or in the Wild Blue Yonder Pub & Patio, where farm-to-table freshness is always a key ingredient in our seasonal creations.


We respectfully acknowledge Elmhirst’s Resort is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

Elmhirst’s Resort respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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