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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…