Experience Serenity and Peacefulness in the Heart of the Rideau Lakes

 

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WELCOME TO DAFFODIL ACRES

We look forward to welcoming you ‘home’ in the impressive John Draffin House (ca. 1865) standing on 2.5 acres of landscaped grounds, just steps away from Newboro Lake and the Kilborn’s on the Rideau Canal Waterway. This unique space is filled with historic charm and provides an elegant and peaceful atmosphere to enjoy a well-deserved break from the city, to rekindle love’s flame with a romantic getaway, to host your own event, to relax your mind and body with one of our restorative services, and to experience all the attractions the beautiful Rideau Lakes region has to offer!

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We accommodate solo retreats, couple getaways, and parties up to eighteen people

See Why We’re Rated 5 Stars!

"We only stayed one night, but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Room was exceptionally comfortable and the breakfast just what was needed before we started our trip up the Rideau."

Jean, Toronto, Canada, August 2019  Tripadvisor Review
Jean, Toronto, Canada, August 2019

"An absolutely over the top beautiful large historic home, pristinely decorated in a quiet yet expansive country setting. A peaceful place to get away and where we were able to truly relax. Isabelle & Charles as hosts just added that much more to the experience by their attentiveness to every detail and friendly and warm conversation. An absolute must to visit. Definitely the top of the list of places to stay for us."

Marlene, Ottawa, April 2018  Airbnb Review
Marlene, Ottawa, April 2018

"My husband and I just stayed at Daffodil Acres and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It's evident that the hosts truly enjoy sharing their beautiful home with their guests. They really are amazing hosts. Every detail has been thought of and their level of cleanliness is top notch. I would definitely recommend this place to others."

Debbie, Burlington, Canada, August 2018  Facebook Review
Debbie, Burlington, Canada, August 2018

“One of our most unique experiences staying in an 1800s Manor felt like we travelled back in time. The house is located pretty close to Newboro lake and we were greeted by Charles who was extremely friendly and informative. The house was beautifully kept, and the room was extremely comfortable. In the morning we were served with some delicious breakfast. Would definitely recommend staying here!”

David, Toronto, Canada, August 2017  Airbnb Review
David, Toronto, Canada, August 2017

“Isabelle and Charles are incredible hosts. The history and architecture of their home is amazing. This quaint home has so much unique and original woodwork with modern comforts. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms so inviting.”

Kristie, Orillia, Canada, September 2017  Airbnb Review
Kristie, Orillia, Canada, September 2017

"Welcoming and cheerful hosts. Surroundings and house, absolutely beautiful. Great beds and bedding. Good continental breakfast. All in all, terrific!"

David, Windsor, Canada, August 2019  Square Feedback
David, Windsor, Canada, August 2019

Want to experience living in a Manor House?

Want to experience living in a Manor House?

Want to experience living in a Manor House?

Rent the John Draffin House and create lasting memories on your next family reunion, birthday celebration, retreat, corporate event, and more! The house has more than 5,500 square feet of living space that can accommodate parties up to eighteen people. Plus, its setting on the Rideau Canal Waterway in the heart of the Rideau Lakes puts you and your party members in an exclusive location close to every attraction this beautiful region has to offer!

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