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About The Elkhorn Resort

Your Basecamp to Exploring Riding Mountain National Park


Situated in Central Manitoba, The Elkhorn Resort, Spa & Conference Centre proposes nature adventures, complete relaxation and culinary bliss. With over 3,000 square kilometres of boreal forest at its doorstep and bordering the Riding Mountain National Park, The Elkhorn offers over hundreds of kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails. Just a 5 minute drive from the town of Wasagaming, make Elkhorn Resort your base camp to Clear Lake.

The Elkhorn Resort, Spa & Conference Centre has a long and distinguished history in Manitoba dating back to 1960. Today the unique location amidst the boreal forest within the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve puts responsible tourism at the top of our list. We are continuously striving to improve our environmental practices and policies here at the resort. Ecological integrity is an underpinning of our philosophy, ensuring our beautiful location will continue to thrive for generations to come.


Getting Here

With over 3000 km2 of boreal forest at our doorstep, we offer a harmonious blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation.
We are only a 15-minute walk from the townsite of Wasagaming, which allows guests to easily access all of the amenities and experiences this picturesque town has to offer. The townsite features a grocery store, restaurants, visitor services, shopping, and the main beach and marina.



  • I’m not staying at the Resort, can I come and use the pool?
    According to Manitoba Hotel Association’s regulations and our insurance policies, only Elkhorn Resort registered guests are allowed to use the pool. There are no day passes available for purchase.
  • Are pets allowed on the property?
    Only service animals are permitted on the property.
  • Do I require a Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) pass to stay at the Resort?
    No. You are only required to have a RMNP pass if you plan on visiting RMNP or the town of Wasagaming. Park passes are available at the Front Desk.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    For guest rooms we require 14 days notice prior to your arrival date. For the chalets we require 14 days notice prior to your arrival date.
  • What are the hours of operation for the Buffalo Bar & 10 Restaurant?
    Click here for updated information about restaurant hours.
  • Are reservations required at the Buffalo Bar?
    Seating at the Buffalo Bar is first come, first served.
  • Are reservations required at the 10 Restaurant?
    They are not required, but highly recommended.
  • Should I book Spa treatments before I arrive?
    Yes. We recommend that you book Spa treatments prior to your arrival. Call (204) 848-8739 or toll free at 1-866-ELKHORN (1-866-355-4676) to book your appointments.
  • Is smoking permitted in the guest rooms or in the chalets?
    Smoking is not permitted in guest rooms or in the chalets.
  • Do you have accommodations for the physically challenged?
    Yes. For information please call (204) 848-2802 or toll-free 1-866-ELKHORN (1-866-355-4676).
  • Can I bring a cot for my children?
    Due to local fire safety regulations, cots are not permitted.
  • Where can I park my trailer or snowmobile?
    Parking is available for for trailers and snowmobiles adjacent to the Resort. Trailers and snowmobiles are not permitted in the Resort parking lot.
  • Should I bring my ice skates?
    Yes. Ice skates can be rented at the Front Desk, but bring your own just in case.
  • Does the Elkhorn have a recycling program?
    Yes. We work closely with the community to ensure that our waste materials are recycled and we continuously strive to improve on best environmental practices and policies.
  • How do I get to the Resort?
    Check out our Location page.
  • Can minors use the Klar So Spa?
    Unfortunately we do not allow minors to use any spa services. Our spa is for 18 years of age and older.
  • Why aren’t there road signs directing guests to the Resort?
    Local regulations do not permit signage within Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Should I bring firewood for the fireplace?
    Compressed fire logs are available for purchase at the front desk.
  • If I have questions that are not answered here, who can I ask?
    Call (204) 848-2802 or toll-free 1-866-ELKHORN (1-866-355-4676). There is a Front Desk representative available 24 hours a day.
  • How long has the Elkhorn Resort, Spa & Conference Centre been in operation?
    We welcomed our first guests in 1961. The Elkhorn Resort has been in operation for over 50 years.


Deborah Viel

Love it.. So happy to have discovered this gem – only 3 hours from Winnipeg. This resort has something for everyone.. Nature, golf, swimming pool, spa, kids play areas, fireplaces in rooms (main lodge), cabin rentals, nearby trail rides, lots of hiking/biking trails, walking distance to Wasagaming (marina and beach) where you’ll find lots of cute shops and eateries, park and beach, mini golf, tennis, watercraft rentals, a lake cruise, the largest log cabin theatre in North America, ….. great for a family vacation or romantic rustic getaway.

Chrissie Moldowan

We had a great time! We will never forget the bartender at the bar Saturday night!She was amazing, encouraged us to stay and eat and try out their amazing drink menu. Glad we did.The outdoor hot tub was so fun! The staff was well prepared with all questions and easily assisted us with anything we needed. The cross country skiing was amazing.Next time we will definitely bring the kids as this hotel is easily set up to keep kids entertained all weekend

Louise Lusignan

We want to express our sincerest thanks to this resort for the kindness and generosity they extended to our family of 5 when we found ourselves displaced the other night after a fire at our home in Onanole after midnight. Despite there being more of us than the room available would typically allow for and also having our small family dog who we had no alternate care for, they waived the occupancy and pet policy and took us all in for the night for which we are very grateful. On check-out the next morning I was told that Chris Phillips, the General Manager would like to speak with me. He offered his condolences for the situation we were in and stated that he was waving the room charge for the night and extended the invitation for more nights at no cost should we need until we could get settled again. Fortunately, thanks to the quick actions of the amazing community emergency response team that night we had the best possible outcome. Our house was spared and damage was contained to the crawl space of our home so we were able to go back home the next day. Although we were in a situation that did not allow for us to take the time to enjoy the great amenities the resort has to offer, I can say that our room was very nice – clean, comfortable, large and modern. More importantly though, the resort is managed by kind and compassionate individuals who truly care about others. Thank you Elkhorn Resort for your kindness!!

Dave Ternier

Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre is the SINGLE GREATEST family getaway place in Manitoba right now. Not only are their staff exceptional (friendly, helpful and just the greatest bunch of people you’ll ever meet!) but they’ve also opened up a brand new indoor pool complex that is really quite stunning! In addition to all of the fun they’ve built into the inside pool & hot tub area, they’ve also got a huge deck immediately outdoors from the pool with another hot tub for you to sit under the falling snow with. In addition… they’ve got a private outdoor ice rink for hotel guests, an awesome hill to go sliding on (and they’ve got complimentary sleds at the front desk!), riding stables for the really adventurous types, cross country ski trails, snowshoeing, and of course they’ve got an exceptional spa that people travel from all over for. AND, if you want to go dog sledding, they can arrange that too! Elkhorn Resort (nestled right against Riding Mountain National Park), in my opinion, is truly the ultimate winter getaway for families with kids (especially since they’ve opened this awesome pool!). So much to do inside and outside, great food, and just an awesome experience!

Ada Costa

Everyone was very friendly and the service was excellent including the Housekeeping service, waitresses, waiters, and front desk! Treated awesomely at the Spa and left feeling like a new person in spirit and mind! Spent 4 days over the Christmas holidays, and the buffet was worth going alone! Enjoyed it so much had to have another 4 days in February with a room discount which made it possible to return so a huge thank you!! There is only one thing that could spark up the narrow corridors is getting rid of the old worn out carpets and fresh coat of paint…it’s a suggestion and not really a complaint. I’d recommend anyone who wants to be pampered of pamper someone special….. Try it out, you’ll enjoy!

Amanda MacDonald

We got engaged here in 2013. Then we had our wedding here in 2014 and it was wonderful, Kim Armstrong made sure it went off without a hitch. Now we came out for our first anniversary and Stephanie Picard gave us a great deal on a beautiful room! When we got here, there was a bottle of bubbly chilling with two glasses and a sign saying Happy 1st Anniversary plus a certificate to use the spa pool and have lunch in the spa. We were definitely treated well and love it here. We will always refer people and we will be back for our next anniversary. Thank you again to everyone who helped make our time here special. Sean and Amanda MacDonald

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