About Us

On the North Shore of Rice Lake near the Otonabee River, in Peterborough County is the quite and tranquil Elm Grove Cottage Resort. The sunrise is breathtaking over the calm waters with loons, ducks and a blue heron on the docks. At night you will often see the serene moon on the horizon!

We would like to welcome you to come visit with us at Elm Grove Cottages. We have 17 individually owned cottages that are rented by some owners. Docking berths are available. Elm Grove offers access to a great variety of activities in the Rice Lake area, like fishing, swimming, and boating. There are also attractions in the surrounding area and in Peterborough, a modern city just fifteen minutes away. Since we are located close to the Otonabee River, you may wish to travel up the Otonabee River following the buoys of the historic Trent Severn Waterway.

002The resort is only 1 ½ hours from Toronto and 1 hour from Pickering and Ajax. Rice Lake is an extremely popular destination for fishing and boating with many local attractions. It is considered to be the lake with bountiful fish in Ontario – Panfish, Walleye, Muskie, Bluegill, Crappie and Bass. There is a restaurant, boat launch, and gas station only 2kms from the resort and several Churches within 15 kms from the resort. Farm fresh eggs, pies and other treats are available from local residents.


  • Parking
  • Docking
  • Swimming
  • Garbage and recycling on site
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Laundry facility
  • Playground for the kids
  • Campfire site