Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa, excellent dining and a host of activities for the whole family. Our collection of 30 individual cottages is nestled on the pretty shore of Rice Lake. It is managed by a fifth generation of Elmhirst family and continues to offer the very best of the Kawarthas — much of it grown here, raised here or sourced from our very own 240-acre property.

Elmhirst’s Resort has a great reputation for developing and delivering unique experiences in all areas of it’s guest offerings. We are a member of the Destination Canada Signature Experience Collection.

This property is the cornerstone of the Elmhirst’s Resort experience, and we’re committed to preserving it. Toward that end, we pride ourselves on environmental sustainability. In every aspect of our operation, we strive to use resources respectfully, and are always looking for new ways to ensure the land’s continued majesty. Elmhirst’s Resort is proud to have achieved Gold level compliance with the sustainability standards of Sustainable Tourism 2030, North America’s largest tourism sustainability accreditation program.

Elmhirst’s Resort seeks diversity in it’s team and endeavours to help all of it’s team members reach their goals at work and beyond. Creativity is at the core of our brand. We love to share stories with our team members and help them form new friendships with each other and our guests. We encourage all team members to contribute ideas whatever role they might be involved in on our team. We are proud to say almost every member of our leadership group was promoted to their role from within the organization.

Elmhirst’s Resort is honoured to have been awarded the Tourism Industry Award of Excellence as Tourism Employer of the Year for 2019.

Contact Joan Tammaro  today about joining our team!

  • Joan Tammaro
    Joan Tammaro Human Resources

“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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Food was absolutely amazing! Thank you to the chef! 

Newly renovated I must say we were impressed with the decor! 

Jessica was our server she was fabulous and went out of her way to accommodate!”
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