Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, • Keene • Ontario • K0L 2G0

The Elmhirst family offers their guests an authentic escape from the everyday with a cottage resort retreat on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto. The Elmhirst Resort experience is deeply rooted in family tradition, down-to-earth, and inspired by its surroundings.

Our collection of cottages is nestled on the breathtaking shoreline of Rice Lake and feature open-hearth fireplaces, wifi, full kitchens, and furnished outdoor decks with private docks.

Our family offers yours the very best of the Kawarthas — much of it on our own property. With over 200 acres, we offer an array of outdoor adventures including horseback riding, sightseeing flights and a range of waterfront and nature trail adventures. We also raise our own beef, and grow much of what we serve in our lakefront dining room and our casual pub, bringing new meaning to Farm to Table.




Each guest at Elmhirst's Resort can take advantage of many guest amenities at no additional charge. Go for a swim, get in a workout, take in some nature, or try a new sport. Available at no additional cost, guests can take advantage of a complete range of things to do. T We maintain a weekly schedule of programming for all ages during the summer months.


Free Spirit Air Adventures offers you the unforgettable chance to see the most beautiful parts of Ontario from the best possible vantage point.  Sightseeing flights of the Northumberland or Kawartha Lakes areas provide a great opportunity for photographers, adventurers or for those just looking for a new adventure.

FREE SPIRIT RIDING STABLES First time and experienced riders alike will enjoy the picturesque guided trail rides through fields and wooded areas, with breathtaking vistas and cool breezes through the trees.