Experience Serenity and Peacefulness in the Heart of the Rideau Lakes
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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!
"Absolutely charming! Beautiful accommodations with every detail covered exquisitely! Friendly and warm hosts! Highly recommend and we'll definitely return."
“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.”
"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."
“Thanks for warm and thoughtful reception & the delicate breakfast. Tastefully decorated, very clean, fully equipped, super quiet with only birds singing in the morning, acres of grass and forest, steps to the lake, the great place to touch the nature. While you can also enjoy the remains of history. Love to stay again and recommend to friends.”
“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!”
"Welcoming and cheerful hosts. Surroundings and house, absolutely beautiful. Great beds and bedding. Good continental breakfast. All in all, terrific!"
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!