Create lasting memories in a historical manor

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Entire villa hosted by Isabelle & Charles

15 guests, 6 bedrooms, 12 beds, 2.5 baths
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Enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of country living in the impressive and beautiful historic John Draffin House standing on 2.5 acres of landscaped grounds, just steps away from the Newboro Lake. This unique space was built in 1860 and beautifully renovated to have all modern amenities yet still retaining its historic charm. It provides a fine atmosphere to host a family reunion, a birthday celebration, a wedding, a retreat, a corporate event, and more!

The space
Unwind and re-energize in comfortable king, queen, and twin size beds in our six spacious bedrooms with two full bathrooms (one ensuite) and one half bathroom.

Enjoy a natural and peaceful environment conducive to deep relaxation, to convivial reunions, and enhanced productivity with as little light and noise pollution as possible, while staying connected through our complimentary WiFi high speed internet.

Take pleasure in engaging in on-site activities such as:
• Exploring the Newboro Lake and adjoining lakes on a pontoon boat (inquire about our boat and dock rentals).
• Taking a boat guided tour to and from local dining with our partners Rideau Tours.
• Joining conversation with your party members, playing games, or spending quiet time with a book from our extensive library in the sunroom.
• Streaming your own TV shows, movies, and music on the TV with Google's Chromecast.
• Doing yoga and meditation by yourself or with one of our yoga instructors (private or group sessions available) in the yoga studio or outside in the backyard (all props provided) - 15-day notice required to book our instructors and their availability is not guaranteed.
• Other activities that can be organized for you: Essentrics fitness class, art class/workshop. 15-day notice required to book our instructors and their availability is not guaranteed.
• Experiencing the healing powers of practices rooted in the Native American healing traditions (private and group sessions available).
• Relaxing and reconnecting with nature on the balcony or in the backyard where you may spot some of the local wildlife during your stay (such as many different species of birds, gentle-spirited rabbits, and the occasional deer).
• At nighttime, sitting around a campfire and looking up at the stars; they are beautifully bright from here! *Inquire about the Sacred Fire Ceremonies we offer!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi – 144 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
40" HDTV with Chromecast
Washer
Dryer
Window AC unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Newboro, Ontario, Canada

Daffodil Acres is located right next to the 202-kilometre-long Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage Site linking Kingston to Ottawa.

We are located in close proximity to:

• Westport (8 km), Portland (13 km), Perth & Smiths Falls (40 km), Brockville (60 km), Kingston (65 km), Ottawa/Gatineau (120 km), Belleville (140 km), Cornwall (160 km), Montreal (265 km), and Toronto (320 km)
• Highway 10, which travels North from Kingston/Highway 401 to Carleton Place/Highway 7 & 417
• Highway 15, which travels South from Ottawa/Highway 417 to Kingston/Highway 401

In the summer, our guests enjoy:

• Boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddling, and fishing on the Newboro, Upper Rideau, and Big Rideau Lakes (many rental shops to choose from, e.g. Rideau Tours)
• Swimming at local beaches: Westport (Lions Club), Fowley Mountain Conservation Area, Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, Otter Lake (Sandy Beach), Silver Lake Provincial Park
• Hiking, cycling, and running at the Fowley Mountain Conservation Area, Rideau Trail (Kingston – Ottawa), Cataraqui Trail (Smiths Falls – Strathcona/Napanee), Charleston Lake Provincial Park, Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, and Frontenac Provincial Park
• Breathtaking scenic views while motorcycling or driving on beautiful backroads winding around numerous lakes in the Rideau Lakes region
• Shopping at the famous Kilborn’s on the Rideau department store in Newboro (300 meters away)
• Sightseeing and shopping in the beautiful village of Westport
• Visiting the nearby locks and lockmaster houses on the Rideau Canal (Newboro, Narrows, Chaffeys, Jones Falls)
• Touring the 1000 Islands at Gananoque, just a 45 min drive from Daffodil Acres

In the winter, our guests may enjoy:

• Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and walking/running at the Fowley Mountain Conservation Area, Rideau Trail (Kingston – Ottawa), Cataraqui Trail (Smiths Falls – Strathcona/Napanee), Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, and Frontenac Provincial Park
• Shopping at the famous Kilborn’s on the Rideau department store in Newboro
• Sightseeing and shopping in the beautiful village of Westport, Perth, and Kingston
• Ice fishing on the Newboro, Upper Rideau, and Big Rideau Lakes
• Snowmobiling on the Cataraqui Trail

Local restaurants:

• Stagecoach in Newboro
• Tangled Garden Café in Westport (many of our vegetarian and vegan guests have found good meal options here)
• Opinicon Resort Restaurant (many of our vegetarian and vegan guests have found good meal options here – please advise them in advance while making your reservation)
• The Cove Country Inn in Westport
• Stirling Lodge in Newboro
• The Galley in Portland

Hosted by Isabelle & Charles

Joined in April 2015
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Peace, living in nature, being part of a community, and enjoying a simpler life were the conditions we were both personally seeking when we met in Ottawa. The Manor came into our life soon after, in the most unexpected way. It provided us with the opportunity not only to live our dreams, but also to live a more responsible life by sharing with others the charm and serenity of this magnificent property standing on acres of natural beauty. Our inspiration comes from diversified backgrounds: science and holistic health for Isabelle; therapeutic and musical for Charles. These elements, glued together with a lot of love and a common passion for traveling, the outdoors, and the arts, form the basis of Daffodil Acres. We cherish the unique space we are creating here and we are looking forward to welcoming you into it soon! Le calme, habiter une nature vivante, participer au mieux-être d’une communauté et mener une vie plus simple sont des conditions que nous recherchions chacun de notre côté avant de nous rencontrer à Ottawa. Le manoir s’est présenté dans notre vie au moment où nous nous y attendions le moins. Il nous a offert non seulement l’opportunité de vivre notre rêve, mais aussi de mener une vie plus responsable en ayant la possibilité de partager avec les gens le charme et les qualités de cette propriété hors de l’ordinaire entourée par des acres de nature. Notre inspiration provient de sources très variées : Isabelle, de la science et de la santé holistique; Charles, de la musique et de la thérapie. Ces éléments contraires, attirés par un aimant amoureux et agrémentés d’une passion commune pour les voyages, le plein-air, et les arts, forment la fondation de Daffodil Acres. Nous prenons le bonheur que nous créons ici très à cœur. Au plaisir de vous accueillir bientôt!
Peace, living in nature, being part of a community, and enjoying a simpler life were the conditions we were both personally seeking when we met in Ottawa. The Manor came into our l…

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Should you wish us to be there to welcome you and give you a tour of the property, we will be happy to do so. Self-check in is also an option. We are available at all times to answer any questions in person or via phone, text, or email.
  • Languages: English, Français
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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