Kemptville

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Kemptville featuring 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, K0G 1J0
The price is CA $149 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
CA $149
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kemptville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
3.8/5 Good! (227 reviews)
"It was functional"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2022

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Kemptville
Kemptville Suites
Kemptville Suites
4 out of 5
103 Clothier St. East, North Grenville, ON, K0G 1J0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
CA $189
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Kemptville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (134 reviews)
"Excellent! Beautiful hotel. Great location."

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2022

Kemptville Suites
Abbott Road Suites
Abbott Road Suites
3.5 out of 5
2204 Abbott Road, North Grenville, ON, K0G 1J0
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Kemptville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (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 Jul. 20, 2021

Abbott Road Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
3.5 out of 5
20 Beckwith St N, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Smiths Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Rideau Canal Visitor ...
4/5 Very Good! (75 reviews)
"Person beside me parked poorly and parking was tight for designated parking but not the properties fault"

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2022

Luxury APTS Rideau by Simply Comfort
Abbott Road Suites
Abbott Road Suites
3.5 out of 5
2204 Abbott Road, North Grenville, ON, K0G 1J0
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Kemptville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (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 Jul. 20, 2021

Abbott Road Suites
Simply Comfort. Heritage Rideau 1Br Apartment. Free Parking
Simply Comfort. Heritage Rideau 1Br Apartment. Free Parking
Smiths Falls/Canada, ON
Stay at this apartment in Smiths Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Work
"The apartment was exactly as advertised. I had difficulty getting in, and thankful for the neighbor that helped me. The apartment was beautifully done . If I need to stay overnight again for work in Smiths Falls I will definitely stay there."

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2022

Simply Comfort. Heritage Rideau 1Br Apartment. Free Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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