3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Hot And 1 Cold Tubs, NIR & FAR Infrared & Finnish Saun
About Donna Dillman
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 becoming a Reiki master, followed by her work as a life coach. More recently, she has also supported her partner, Cam Allen, in the renovation of the former Circa 1894 Church, where they now live and 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. She is thrilled to be once again offering guests the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a rural setting and to have them enjoy all that the adults only Day Spa has to offer. She invites you to Come Pamper Yourself and to leave the stresses of everyday life behind.
Donna Dillman purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Donna Dillman chose Lanark Highlands
Donna's partner, Cam Allen, a home inspector and now retired builder, needed a project. With that in mind, we purchased a former United Church, renovated it and turned it into a showpiece that we are thrilled to share with our B&B guests as they enjoy meals in the church. Having moved into the renovated church, in September of 2013, Cam wasn't finished. He envisioned and designed what is now Circa 1894 B&B and completed renovations to the former Sunday School/Education Room in the summer of 2015. Since Donna had former experience as a B&B and guest house owner/operator, it was a perfect fit. And Cam thinks big. What was supposed to be the simple addition of a hot tub and a sauna for our use as well as the use of our B&B guests, quickly turned into a much bigger project and the Day Spa concept was developed. Circa 1894 Day Spa offers a total three tubs and three saunas for the use of our guests at no additional charge. Booked ahead, Massages and Reiki are available as are lunches and dinners. Get into your robe on arrival and enjoy the vibe until it is time to check-out. 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.
What makes this Apartment unique
Where else can you B&B in a former church and also enjoy extensive Spa amenities. We live here and I feel like I am on holiday all the time. Come join me and pamper yourself with all Circa 1894 has to offer.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
no smoking on the premises
We appreciate when guests leave the B&B area the way they found it. For week long stays, on arrival, guests let us know whether they want their beds made up daily or wish to be left to do it themselves. Sheet change is mid week. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions before arrival and it is always good to have a heads up on arrival times. We hope you enjoy your stay with us and take advantage of all Circa 1894 and the area has to offer.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Adorable location and very very friendly owners
This place was great! We used it as basecamp for a wedding and couldn't have picked a better place. The owners were friendly, they cooked us breakfast in the mornings and made us feel right at home. And on top of that, the spa aspect of the location was much more appreciated by our group than we expected. After a couple late nights and some pre-wedding stress, hot tubs and saunas did wonders for the group. I wish we had more time to spend here!
Thanks for the review, Louis. Your particular group was fabulous and a delight to host. Amid the festivities, I'm glad that you were able to make use of the Spa facility. With its 3 guest rooms, Circa 1894 is perfect for get-togethers such as yours. Watching the 5 of you enjoy each other's company, it seemed that you were experiencing a mini-reunion throughout your stay. Please don't hesitate to be in touch should you be back in the area.
We are minutes from Purdon's Bog, Mississippi Conservation area, which boasts 16,000 to 30,000 Lady Slipper Orchids, in bloom late June/early July and surrounded by festivals throughout the summer. Check out Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth for fun times. Ottawa and all our Capital has to offer is just an hour's drive away. Skiing at Calabogie Peaks is just over 1/2 hour distant. Theatre is alive and thriving in Perth - just under 1/2 hour's drive. Golf courses abound. Come Pamper yourself and take in Lanark County and the country's capital between soaks.