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

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!

"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."

Joel, Toronto, Canada, July 2019  Airbnb Review
Joel, Toronto, Canada, July 2019

"Great host. Outstanding accommodation and breakfast. Super comfy bed. 5 stars."

Scott, Ottawa, Canada, July 2019  Airbnb Review
Scott, Ottawa, Canada, July 2019

"We absolutely loved being at Daffodil Acres! Your hospitality and warmth Charles, was so welcoming. We think your "home" is gorgeous and we would definitely come back again. Everything was just perfect! Thank you so much for a lovely stay!"

Bob & Marcie, Canada, August 2019  Emailed Review
Bob & Marcie, Canada, August 2019

We rented the full manor and could not have been happier with the property and the hosts. They were more than accommodating, even helping to arrange docking for our seadoos. The neighbourhood is wonderful and the house beautifully furnished with all the necessary amenities. Thank you for a wonderful mini vacation!

Leanne, June 2019  Vacation Rental By Owners (VRBO)
Leanne, June 2019

“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

“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

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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