Experience Serenity and Peacefulness in the Heart of the Rideau Lakes
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!
Stay With Us
We accommodate solo retreats, couple getaways, and parties up to eighteen people
See Why We’re Rated 5 Stars!
“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!”
"The house is incredibly beautiful, and really lovely hosts, everything was great, breakfast was delicious too, wished we could have stayed longer!"
“Amazing house and hospitality. Yes, it really is a Manor. Even better than the house is the extraordinary welcome and care from the hosts. Wonderful people, running their manor in grand style.”
"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."
"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."
"This is the sort of place that you only want to tell your closest friends about, to keep it all to yourself. It's the perfect cottage alternative if you want more space and don't care as much about being right on the water. It's huge, beautiful, and clean, with amazing spaces both outdoor and in. We were a party of 10 with 4 kids, and there was more than enough room for all, with lots of private spaces where you could get away from the crowd."