Elmhirst's Resort

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

The Elmhirst family offers their guests an authentic escape from the everyday with a cottage resort retreat on Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto, open year round. The Wild Blue Yonder Pub & Patio, Hearthside Dining Room & Sunday Brunch, The SPA@Elmhirsts, and live music series with summer BBQ await.

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. 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.

The Hearthside Dining Room

Experience casual elegance in our Hearthside Dining Room. In addition to breathtaking views of the lake, we offer breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and serve up our own farm fresh ingredients with seasonal menus. Farm-to-table freshness is a key ingredient in our culinary creations. We raise our own chickens, cows, ducks and turkeys right on the resort, and our plentiful gardens offer us our very own herbs, honey and vegetables. Partnerships with local farmers and producers allow us to round out our extraordinary local food offerings.

Wild Blue Yonder Pub

A casual, family friendly, local pub atmosphere where you can experience some of the best examples of our promise to serve the freshest food possible. You’ll need to visit more than once to sample just some of the time tested classic Elmhirst’s Own Angus burgers. The WBY Menu offers something for everyone, even the kids. 



  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 2 cups half & half (10% cream)


  • Soak rice overnight in a bowl of water.
  • Boil rice in salted water until rice opens per package instructions (change the water once). Drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  • Beat eggs and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add salt, nutmeg, vanilla and half & half.
  • Fold the rice into your mix.
  • In a square casserole dish, bake in water (suspend your casserole dish in pan of water) until top is golden brown. Serve warm with half & half gently poured over serving.