Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

Stay with Inn Credit at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa in Ingersoll, ON; Dates into March Available

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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 cheese wheel. The company then took the giant foodstuff on the road, touring the United States and England to promote 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.

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, the deluxe rooms feature modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, Apple docking stations, and holographic phonographs. Manicures, aroma hydrotherapy tubs, stone massages, and other revitalizing treatments help to melt stress at the onsite Aveda spa.

At the restaurant, award-winning chef Michael Davies uses local ingredients to prepare a sumptuous breakfast. Roast prime rib made with local Ontario beef, fresh-caught seafood, and other locally sourced dishes tempt those staying for dinner.

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

Ingersoll, a rural town located on Ontario’s southwestern peninsula, has deep roots in dairy. One of the town’s earliest achievements was creating a 7,300-pound wheel of cheese that was exhibited in the New York State Fair in 1866. Visitors can learn more about this accomplishment and see a replica of an early cheesemaking factory at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum. A few blocks away, the riverfront downtown area features small boutiques and markets selling loose-leaf teas, fresh baked goods, and, of course, locally made cheeses.

Ingersoll still has an agrarian feel today; it’s nestled amid small farms and wineries scattered across the surrounding countryside. One of the best ways to get acquainted with the town is by hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing the 1.25-mile Thomas Ingersoll Scenic Trail. Those looking to escape the small-town scene can make the 40-minute drive southwest to London, home of Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a regular king or double-queen room
  • Stays include a $50 inn credit per day, valid toward the restaurant or spa treatments
  • Up to two kids 11 or younger stay free in a regular double-queen room
  • Dates into March 2015

Policies and Fees * Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
* All prices and fees listed in US dollars unless otherwise noted
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

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

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must be 19 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • All prices and charges listed in US Dollars
  • Purchases are in US Dollars
  • Foreign exchange fee may apply
  • Not valid with reward points.

Other Details

Room Details

Regular King Room * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Regular Double-Queen Room * Two queen beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 * Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; kids 11 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms may be available by calling the property
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: London International Airport (YXU; 20 miles/33 km)
  • Cab fare: about C$45 from YXU
  • Distance from London: about 25 miles (40 km)
  • Nearest transit stop: Ingersoll, via WD-TR

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department’s website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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