A Little Bit of History...
Newboro House Bed & Breakfast's original 1 ½ storey framework is thought to have been constructed in 1861. With its deep dormer windows and mansard roof, Newboro House is a classic example of Second Empire architecture, a style that was popular during the reign of Napoleon III of France (1852–1870). The home features a spiral staircase, hardwood flooring, wide baseboards and door frames, and a rubble-stone foundation, all nestled on a one-acre wooded lot. Very few structural changes have been made to the original building which contains a living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, a charming spiral staircase leading to another large foyer, and a separate living area for the Innkeepers. Brimming with character and updated with modern conveniences, you'll feel right at home at Newboro House.
Newboro House was originally owned by Benjamin Tett, who also owned much of the surrounding land. Tett eventually sold the property to John Kilborn, who later sold the lot to his son Horace. The property and structure continued to change hands through the years until being purchased by the current owners in 2017.
The village of Newboro, featuring Kilborn’s on the Rideau and the Newboro Locks, is situated along the Rideau Canal system, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Located 118 kms from Ottawa and 55 kms from Kingston, Newboro House is just minutes to Westport, and a short drive to Perth, Gananoque and Chaffey’s Locks.
About your Stay
- High-speed WIFI available through the house.
- Our spacious and inviting living room features a large television with satellite cable, and a selection of board games.
- On the second floor, relax with a good book or catch up on your emails in our cozy alcove.
- In the dining area you'll find a fridge to store any delicious leftovers or treats you've picked up on your travels.
- A Microwave and coffeemaker are available for use.
- Tea, coffee and bottled water provided are available 24/7
- The owners quarters, though attached, have separate accommodations. This allows for guests to enjoy their own private space, as well as giving them the choice of a room or rental of the entire 3 bedroom house.
About the Innkeepers
After working in retail and hospitality for decades, opening a Bed & Breakfast was a natural fit for Mark and Nicki. After living in Toronto since the 1980’s, the pair was ready for a big change.
In early 2017, the couple moved to Newboro, and begun the process of making Newboro House their own: the property has a brand-new roof, the bathroom has been updated, there’s fresh paint on the walls and crisp linens in every room.
Mark and Nicki are excited to share beautiful, historic Newboro House with visitors to the area, and look forward to meeting and hosting new friends.