Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

One- or Two-Night Stay with Dining Credit at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa in Ontario

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Gothic Revival Mansion in Historical Dairy Town

In 1866, the James Harris Cheese Factory put the tiny town of Ingersoll on the map when it co-manufactured a 7,300-pound (3,300 kg) cheese wheel. The mammoth cheese toured from New York to England, promoting Ingersoll as a thriving dairy exporter. Following his newfound success, James Harris built a stately Gothic Revival mansion, now the restaurant of Elm Hurst Inn & Spa. During the inn's renovation in 1988, crews discovered an old-fashioned buggy, which now hangs from the rafters of its original carriage house, the most striking example of how this countryside inn pays homage to the cheese baron.

Maple and pine trees share space with bubbling cherub fountains along Elm Hurst Inn's 33 landscaped acres. Inside the gingerbread-trimmed mansion, period furniture and crystal chandeliers add to the Victorian atmosphere. Though the inn evokes the 19th century with its decorations, deluxe rooms afford modern amenities, including complimentary WiFi, iPod docking stations, and holographic phonographs. Manicures, aroma hydrotherapy tubs, stone massages, and other revitalizing treatments melt stress at the onsite Aveda spa.

Inside the 1872-built Elm Hurst Mansion, award-winning chef Michael Davies prepares entrees for a sumptuous breakfast that includes Ontario back bacon and eggs on cranberry foccacia. Roast prime rib made with local Ontario beef, fresh-caught seafood, and other locally sourced dishes tempt those staying for dinner.

Throughout the year, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa buzzes with bridal expos, musical performances, and monthly exhibitions that spotlight Oxford County's budding artists. The inn celebrates its 140th anniversary on April 12 with a special public celebration and complimentary 7,300-pound birthday hats.

Ingersoll, Ontario: Rural Town with Tree-Lined Hiking Trails

Located in an agricultural community on Ontario's southwestern peninsula, Ingersoll began as a dairy town and still maintains its agrarian charm with historical buildings, fruit farms, and wineries scattered throughout the countryside. One can become acquainted with the area by hiking or cross-country skiing the Thomas Ingersoll Scenic Trail, which weaves through the town and pine forests.

In downtown Ingersoll, boutique stores and markets sell loose-leaf teas, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, and more. Those looking to escape the small-town rural scene can make the 40-minute drive southwest to London, home of Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario, as well as gardens, museums, and breweries.

What You Get

Stay for two adults in a deluxe room

  • $99 CAN for one-night stay with $50 CAN inn credit, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • $229 CAN for two-night stay with $100 CAN inn credit, valid Friday and Saturday


  • Historical Victorian inn
  • Daily local breakfast
  • Hot tub and steam room
  • Aveda spa onsite
  • Inn credit valid for dining, movies, spa, and other activities

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 4/30/12
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 more as gifts for weekday option
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 more as a gift for weekend option
  • Reservation required
  • Subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Only valid for King or Double Queen rooms
  • Credit card required at check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • May redeem across visits
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Elm Hurst Inn & Spa.
  3. Choose a valid date prior to 4/30/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

Deluxe King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Deluxe Two-Queens Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 CAN per night for each guest older than 10; no charge for guests 10 or younger

In All Included Rooms

  • iPod docking station
  • Television

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $10 CAN per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a jacuzzi or fireplace suite for $10 CAN per night Sunday–Friday or $20 CAN per night on Saturday.

What It's Worth

Stay for two adults in a deluxe room

  • $99 CAN for one-night stay (up to a $139 CAN value) with $50 CAN inn credit, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • $229 CAN for two-night stay (up to a $318 CAN value) with $100 CAN inn credit, valid Friday and Saturday

    Total value: up to $418 CAN

Getting There

  • By plane: about 20 miles (33 km) from London International Airport (YXU)
  • By cab: about $43 CAN from YXU
  • By car: about 25 miles (40 km) east of London
  • By transit: Ingersoll stop via WD-TR

Customer Reviews

225 Ratings

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All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.


Andrea R. ·
Reviewed March 26, 2012
Keep up the good work


Lori B. ·
Reviewed March 22, 2012
nothing specific - much better than the last time we stayed (?5-7 years ago) Keep up the good work.


Peter M. ·
Reviewed March 21, 2012
Whole experience was great - the buildings setting, our perfect room, fluffy bath robes, supper was excellent, so filling we couldn't order desserts, had hot tub just to ourselves, next morning's breakfast especially the perfect bacon.
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