- CIRCA 1894 -


Circa 1894, Lanark County, Ontario's newest accommodation/get-a-way is a Bed and Breakfast located in a newly renovated former United Church. The B&B boasts three ample sized guest rooms, a sitting area with a lovely fireplace, Satellite large screen TV a kitchenette and a three piece bath for the exclusive use of our guests. As well, we have a second bathroom and two change rooms with showers in the Day Spa. Both the Rose Room and the Moon Room are located in the former Sunday School/Education Room and off
er queen sized comfort. The Spa Room in the Day Spa offers two single beds, with a pillow top mattress, and an in-room sink.

Come for a day or stay for a week.

As part of the experience here at Circa 1894 B&B, for a small extra charge ($20.00 daily, per room), guests are welcome to enjoy all that the, adults only, Circa 1894 Spa has to offer.  Try out our two hot tubs and the cool/cold tub, the FAR Infra-red saunas (we have two) and the Finnish Sauna for the thermo-therapy experience (hot, cold, relax, repeat, repeat) and relax in the Quiet Room or outside, beside the pond or on one of the decks.

There have been new developments recently and NIR Infra-red sessions will soon be possible. Oxygen Therapy ($5.00 for 15 min. and $10 for 30, is now available, as is iHeart Monitoring, as seen on The Dragon's Den. The device measures your internal age - $20.00 to set up a profile and $2.00 per reading during future Spa visits.

If you are in the area, but not overnighting, the Spa is open daily to the public, by appointment, with bookings by the hour, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Adults only.) Find us on Facebook.

For four decades, your hostess, Donna Dillman, has been an entrepreneur, having owned and managed a pet store, a B&B and guest house, (10 minutes north of the current location) a general store and a farm. In 1999, she began working as an energy healer, leading to her work as a life coach. More recently, she has also supported her partner, Cam Allen, in the renovation of the former Church, where the B&B is located, as well as in the construction of the newly added Day Spa.

Throughout, her life has revolved around her children and theirs. In 2007, she undertook what turned into a 68-day fast over the issue of uranium extraction in nearby Robertsville. The effort highlighted her belief that we need to preserve this abundant planet for the generations to come, and that the world changes when we do. The Fall of 2010 found her walking the Camino; a 750 km trek from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela, bringing her to an increased awareness of her place on the planet.

Donna thrives on connection and is thrilled to be offering the opportunity to overnight, relax and rejuvenate in the beauty that is the Lanark Highlands, her home for over 30 years.

Pics and more info below. 

Thanks Donna, for such a relaxing (and cathartic) stay. It was a totally unexpected treasure. You have a beautiful home! Best Breakfast ever! ***** Cheers, Lauren & Kim, Toronto.

This is a great place to escape the city, relax in the tubs and get a massage. Spend the night and wake to a huge breakfast. Nothing was missed, great hosts and wonderful conversations. Will be back :-). Sutton's, Ottawaa to escape the city, relax in the tubs and get a massage. Spend the night and wake to a huge breakfast. Nothing was missed, great hosts and wonderful conversations. We'll be back :-). Sutton's, Ottawa, April 24/

This is a great place to escape the city, relax in the tubs and get a massage. Spend the night and wake to a huge bakndonversations. We'll be back :-). Sutton's, Ottawa, April 24

Circa 1894 

Circa 1894 B&B and Day Spa, located in Watson's Corners in the former United Church, offers memorable get-a-ways, whether they be overnight or multi-night stays. Expect affordable and friendly hospitality, in a clean, safe, relaxed and holistic environment. Three guest rooms and two RVs are available, individually or for a group gathering.

Spa Benefits

With NIR and FAR Infra-red saunas, a Finnish Sauna, three hot/cool tubs and a Quiet Room, Circa 1894 accommodation is designed for rest, rehabilitation and recharge. Depending on availability, (please book ahead) it may be possible to enjoy an on-site massage or Reiki treatment. Expect an intimate, relaxing experience. Come enjoy all the Spa has to offer, for a small additional fee ($20 daily, per room) . 

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Circa 1894 B&B provides healthy breakfast options, with quiet attention to individual needs. We use homemade, local, seasonal and organic food choices, as available. Among the choices Hearty Signature Breakfast and our Light Wholesome option (example shown). Multi dayRV guests enjoy a continental breakfast in/at their RV, included in the price.