Kemptville

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Kemptville showing a lake or waterhole

Revel in the lasting charm of this historic settlement, now a university town, and explore the rolling hills that rise above it. 

Since its humble beginnings as a forest settlement on the outskirts of the Oxford Township, Kemptville has grown to be the largest town in the North Grenville area. Today, this historic spot is a bustling university town surrounded by forest on the banks of the Kemptville Creek, just a few miles from the impressive Rideau River.

Visit Kemptville to savor the tranquility of small-town life. With a population of around 3,500, Kemptville is the kind of community where the locals know each other’s names. As a visitor, you’re sure to meet some friendly faces. Stop by one of the restaurants in the center of town for Ontarian hospitality or a pint of local beer. Dining options are varied, ranging from classic Italian to Texan cuisine.

Spend time exploring the sites of Kemptville’s Old Town. Since the beginning of the 19th century, this has been the commercial hub of the area. Take a stroll down Prescott and Streets to discover shopping and dining options. Pick up handmade goods or local produce from one of the many shops on the strip.

Stop by an antique store to find historic pieces, browse the collection at the public library or learn about the local history at the North Grenville Historical Society. See the oldest church in town, theSt James Anglican church located on the corner of Clothier and Harriet Streets.

Hike along one of the many trails that lead from Kemptville. The scenic forested areas that surround the town provide great views across the neighboring farmland. Take a short trek to reach the bank of the Rideau River. Pack a picnic to enjoy an afternoon next to the water.

Kemptville is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Canada’s capital, Ottawa, where you can find the nearest international airport. Reach the town via the Veterans Memorial Highway. Once in Kemptville, you’ll find hotels in the downtown region and plenty of private accommodation in the surrounding areas.

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Kemptville
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Kemptville
2.5 out of 5
4022 County Road 43, North Grenville, ON
The price is £83 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from Rideau Glen Golf Club and within 12 miles (20 km) of Rideau River Provincial Park and Osgoode Village ...
3.5/5Good! (154 reviews)
"Stayed for a stop-over in Kemptville and enjoyed having a clean, quiet, safe place to spend the night."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Kemptville
Kemptville Suites
Kemptville Suites
4 out of 5
103 Clothier St. East, North Grenville, ON
The price is £192 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Situated in Kemptville, this hotel is 4.3 mi (7 km) from Rideau River Provincial Park and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Osgoode Village Community Centre. Watson's Mill ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"Very nice. Recently renovated with quality products. Only issue- no place for breakfast nearby."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2021

Kemptville Suites
Abbott Road Suites
Abbott Road Suites
3.5 out of 5
2204 Abbott Road, North Grenville, ON
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Blockhouse Museum.
4.6/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"The suite that we were in was clean, cozy and comfortable. Our host Anne was very attentive and friendly. Her communication with us was excellent. If we’re in that area again, we will definitely say there again."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

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Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
3.5 out of 5
20 Beckwith St N, Smiths Falls, ON
The price is £122 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Big Rideau Lake and Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center. Rideau ...
3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)
"Loved the location. Had zero issues checking in. Rented large 2 bedroom with huge outdoor deck. Kitchen had everything we needed."

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2021

Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
Abbott Road Suites
Abbott Road Suites
3.5 out of 5
2204 Abbott Road, North Grenville, ON
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Blockhouse Museum.
4.6/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"The suite that we were in was clean, cozy and comfortable. Our host Anne was very attentive and friendly. Her communication with us was excellent. If we’re in that area again, we will definitely say there again."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Abbott Road Suites
Rideau 1Bd Apartment Balcony Free Parking
Rideau 1Bd Apartment Balcony Free Parking
Smiths Falls, ON
The price is £225 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Situated in Smiths Falls, this historic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Big Rideau Lake and Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center. Rideau Canal ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Excellent location and service. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Rideau 1Bd Apartment Balcony Free Parking
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