Elmhirst’s has the perfect cottage getaway


Cottaging at its finest! Our collection of cottages along the waterfront of Rice Lake welcomes you. Each cottage has its own BBQ, fireplace, full kitchen and dock, as well as access to hotel amenities like WiFi, fitness centre, pool and spa. It’s truly the best of both worlds, and our rental cottages offer casual comfort for couples, families, large groups or conference attendees.

We have 30 waterfront cottages ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms. All of the cottages, Deluxe, Superior and Free Spirit, have been renovated and are updated to be equipped with everything you need, from a full kitchen to linens to a private waterfront dock (you may want to bring your own beach towels).


With 2 restaurants on site, you can choose to dine with us or cook in your own private cottage. Grocery shopping lists are provided in each cottage if you wish to order fresh produce and meat daily. Our Elmhirst’s Own steaks can be delivered to your door for grilling on the cottage BBQ! Grocery stores are located in Keene (5km), Hastings (15km) and Peterborough (25km).

Each cottage has an outdoor deck that faces the lake with enough space for lounge chairs and a gas barbecue. If you grill your own meals, choose between dining inside at your own table or enjoy the outdoors by dining at the picnic table located on the lawn in front of each cottage. Gardens surround each cottage and deck and provide privacy with beautiful green surroundings.

Cottage Amenities

Each cottage has a washroom with a whirlpool tub, shower, sink and toilet. Larger units have 2 washrooms. Towels, toilet paper, shampoo and soap are supplied.  Our comfortable beds have the bedding supplied and are topped with soft duvets. Extra blankets are provided for those chillier nights.

Get comfortable and relax in the living room of your own cottage on the sofas and chairs. The LCD television, DVD player and stereo provide entertainment – we even have a selection of DVDs to choose from for your movie night! Unlimited Wi-Fi access is also included and available in the main building as well as every cottage.

Private docks are located on the waterfront in front of each cottage – these docks are ideal for fishing, sunbathing, boat parking, stargazing or for just dangling your feet in the water. Pet friendly cottages are available (see our policies page for details).

Superior and Deluxe cottage amenities

All cottages, both superior and deluxe, are equipped with a full kitchen including a stove, full size fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, and microwave. All bathrooms have a whirlpool bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. Toiletries, towels and linens are supplied. Living areas are comfortable with sofas, chairs, LCD TV with cable, DVD player and stereo. Unlimited WiFi is available in the main building as well as in each cottage. Wood burning fireplaces are fully functional and we provide the firewood! The lakeside of each cottage includes a deck with propane BBQ, lounge chairs, front lawn with picnic table and water access from a private dock.

Deluxe cottages:

In addition to all of the features listed above, Deluxe cottages are larger with most being on 2 levels. They also feature a corner Jacuzzi tub that will accommodate 2 people. The deluxe units with three or more bedrooms also have 2 bathrooms.