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Great dates in July and August available

Still planning your summer getaway? Elmhirst’s Resort can be your summer cottage destination! A few cancellations have opened up some great dates in July & August. Full and partial weeks available – please contact our guest services for details. We will be happy to look at all of the available dates to find something that will…

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Visit the Gallery at Elmhirst’s

We were excited to host local photographer, Margaret Hamilton’s exhibit, part of the recent SPARK Photo Festival in April. The Spark event was our first to utilize our new art/photography hanging system located downstairs adjacent the The SPA at Elmhirst’s. On display for the next three months, the Gallery at Elmhirst’s is once again home to stunning photography pieces….

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Pool Renovation

Take a look at our bright & freshly renovated indoor pool. New doors, lighting and wall coverings makes the pool area feel so much brighter and open, and the new windows bring the outside in. Much of the extensive renovation has been completed. Still to come, renovation of the change rooms, rinse off shower and…

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Making Memories with Mother Daughter Travel

Writer Michele Peterson on bonding with her daughters through the years with vacations to Ontario’s cottage country, Orlando and Palm Springs. Making Memories with Mother-Daughter Travel – WestJet Magazine With their shaggy white hooves and long-lashed gazes, the Clydesdale horses grazing on the pastures along the shore of Rice Lake look as relaxed as my…

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Pink Moon and Bloom

Have you ever seen a pink moon over Rice Lake? Our guests had the chance to do a little romantic star gazing with a one-night escape to Elmhirst’s Resort. Staying in one of our cozy lakefront cottages, we welcomed the Full Pink Moon in style with a carefully crafted menu to celebrate local, fresh, delicious ingredients. Be…

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Canadian Geographic: 7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route Connect with Canada’s past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation’s capital. 7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route The Ottawa River Valley bills itself as the Whitewater Capital of the World, and no wonder: roiling…

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Wine Women and Canvas Weekend 2018

Fun. Spring. Friends. Wine. Art. Food. Our #WineWomenCanvas Weekend guests checked in to their lakeside cottages, complete with a welcome basket & greetings from our team. A social gathering in the Conservatory at 7pm kicked off the weekend. Participants got to meet the featured artist, Jill Boschulte, while sampling some wine and snacks. The itinerary for the weekend was…

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Culinary Corner – Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24 is the annual celebration of Earth Hour. People around the world are encouraged to turn out their lights for an hour at 8:30 pm local time to join in a communal celebration of acknowledgement and encouragement of adopting environmentally friendly practices. Here at the resort, we’ve been early adopters for a long…

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