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Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa

1131 3rd Concession Dalhousie, Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 Canada
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Lanark
Circa 1894 offers two Private Suites/Apartments, with separate entrances, which can be booked individually or together. Breakfast is available Continental Style in the full kitchen in each Suite. The three Saunas are available to guests in the Spa Suite/Apartment, if booked individually, and to all guests if both Suites are booked as a unit. In that regard, we offer both NIR and FAR Infra-red saunas, as well as a Finnish sauna outdoors. Call to inquire about a Reiki treatment. For your safety and we have a cleaning and sanitizing protocol in place that we believe is paramount between bookings. There are several Golf courses close by; Skiing 40 minutes away; numerous festivals and activities; 7 Wonders of Lanark, including 16,0000, plus blooming Lady Slippers at Purdon's Bog, 5 minutes away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Foot bath
Light therapy
Steam room
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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kristyplante wrote a review Jul. 2018
Windsor, Canada1 contribution
My trip and time spent at Circa 1894 was nothing less than life changing. Donna and Cam are exceptional human beings who have created a new unique standard for B&B's. The time, dedication and love put into creating this place makes it a rare little gem. I highly recommend this off the beaten path sanctuary to plug into yourself.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Donna D, Owner at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Responded Jul. 25, 2018
It was an absolute delight hosting someone who 'gets' and appreciates what we are about here at Circa 1894, as you did, Kristy. Til our paths meet again, take good care of you.
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swordfishtrombones wrote a review Jan. 2018
Kingston, Canada15 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed for one night and found this B&B to be a real delight. Apart from the accommodations (which are perfectly comfortable and well-maintained), what makes this place unique is its focus on sustainable construction for living in a cold climate. The church was renovated using best practices in repurposing, energy efficiency, and technology, and we were fascinated by the story, which was described in intriguing detail over breakfast. Donna and Cam were wonderful hosts and conversationalists. We did not make much use of the spa because of time constraints, but want to return and try it out.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Donna D, Owner at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Responded Jan. 2, 2018
So glad you appreciated hearing the details of the church and Sunday School renovations, as well as the Spa build. Our passion in regard to sustainability is written all over the project and Cam is especially pleased to watch the payoffs in regard to hugely reduced annual heating costs. We enjoyed hearing your stories as well, and look forward to seeing you both again, with more time for relaxing and rejuvenation.
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StephenM465 wrote a review Oct. 2017
Toronto307 contributions185 helpful votes
We stayed here again and stayed in Donna and Cam's newly acquired RV. Having never stayed in an RV, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Beds were comfortable, it was super quiet, and as usual Donna and Cam's hospitality and accommodation were great. We, due to our own scheduling issues, couldn't have breakfast, but they certainly made sure we didn't walk away without something for the road.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Donna D, Owner at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Responded Oct. 8, 2017
So glad you had an opportunity to enjoy the RV this time around...it's been a real hit this summer. As the "RV season" winds down, I'm already looking forward to next year. Take good care, Donna
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Vera H wrote a review Oct. 2017
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Truly lovely place - spa and B&B in one. I went with a girlfriend and now can't wait to return with my husband. Breakfast was huge and delicious. I would recommend arriving early with a takeout dinner (there is a small kitchen and eating area), so you can take advantage of the spa facilities as much as possible.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't forget the wine.
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Response from Donna D, Owner at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Responded Oct. 8, 2017
We enjoyed your enthusiasm for the tubs and saunas and look forward to meeting your husband on your return. Enjoy the Fall.
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N9508SDwilliamw wrote a review Jul. 2017
huntsville2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying with Donna and Cam when we visited Watson's Corners to celebrate a friends birthday. What a lovely spot! Since our friends had booked the other rooms, we had expected to stay in the Golden Falcon and were happy to have found such great accomodation so close to our destination.We didn't arrive until alomost 7:30, and were delighted to find that we had been 'upgraded' to thier new Chapparelle Trailer. Gorgeous! Our own shower, toilet, queen bed, sitting area and a kitchenette. Well worth the price, especially as Cam was kind enough to let us park our Harley in his nice dry garage....we got ALOT of rain Friday night! The grounds were beautiful, and although we did not make use of the spa facilities, we did enjoy a fabulous breakfast on Sunday morning before riding out. It is absolutely incredible what Cam and Donna have been able to accomplish in this beautiful old church. We really enjoyed hearing thier stories (that Stove!) and seeing that it is possible to make an old building (extremely) energy efficient while maintaining its character. They have done a magnificent job. I laughed when I read another review about Circa 1894 being somewhat 'out of the way'. For avid motorcyclists, Lanark provides some of the best riding in Ontario, and this wonderful little gem would be a perfect starting off or finishing point for any adventure in the Highlands. We will definitely be back, and I recommend Circa 1894 to anyone looking for a spotless, well run establishment.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Donna D, Owner at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Responded Jul. 23, 2018
Apologies for not responding sooner, but we are only just seeing this review now. In the vein of better late than never, we'd like you to know that it was a delight hosting your 'gang' for John's party. We've had the opportunity it host other motorcyclists since and the 'dry' parking has certainly been a hit. We, too, were amused by the 'out of the way' comment since people how so many great reasons to visit the highlands. Thanks for the kudos.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Nearby attractions include Wheelers Maple Museum (5.9 km) and Back Forty Artisan Cheese (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.