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!

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

Spirit Horse Suite Shared Bath
Spirit Horse Suite

Spirit Horse Suite

*NEW! PRIVATE BATHROOM (pictures to be added soon). Enjoy a peaceful night sleep in a king size pillow top bed with fluffy duvet and the convenience of a private bathroom with shower. Decorated in neutrals and historical greys, this Suite is a great getaway room for couples!
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Sacred Water Room
Sacred Water Room

Sacred Water Room

Bright and full of light with soothing neutrals and blues, touches of the sea, a comfortable King size bed and a mix of modern and vintage furniture, the Sacred Water Room has everything to charm you!
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Isabelle Room
Isabelle Room

Isabelle Room

Bright with light colors and white modern furniture, Isabelle is our smallest room, yet it comfortably accommodates up to three guests, which makes it the favorite of many of our guests!
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See Why We’re Rated 5 Stars!

“Wonderful place to relax in peace and quiet. The house is beautiful, bed was very comfortable, and delicious continental breakfast. We enjoyed our quick escape from the city to recharge and would love to return”

Erin, Ottawa, September 2017  Airbnb Review
Erin, Ottawa, September 2017

"Absolutely charming! Beautiful accommodations with every detail covered exquisitely! Friendly and warm hosts! Highly recommend and we'll definitely return."

Julie, Kingston, November 2018  Facebook Review
Julie, Kingston, November 2018

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

“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, September 2017  Airbnb Review
Kristie, Orillia, September 2017

“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.”

Jennifer, Shanghai, August 2017  Airbnb Review
Jennifer, Shanghai, August 2017

“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, August 2017  Airbnb Review
David, Toronto, August 2017

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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