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Antiques, Tea Rooms and Inns

Photo: Harlem Stonegate Bed & Breakfast 

Try some antiquing, visit a charming tea room and book a cozy bed and breakfast this season! 

Tea Rooms 

These are not your traditonal tea rooms! Beautiful places to have 'afternoon tea' include:

Forfar Dairy & Sunflower Bake Shop

Enjoy an ice cream on the new streetside patio with red umbrellas at this former Dairy and Cheese Store in Forfar. Open seven days a week between 11:00 a.m and 3:00 pm. 

Stagecoach Inn Restaurant

This is the perfect historic setting for a traditional experience in teh picturesque Village of Newboro. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Recess Cafe

Organic loose-leaf genuine tea, real espresso, capuccino and latte make this brunch spot a special treat. Open Tuesday to Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Closed Mondays).

Recess Cafe portland interior permission from owners Jen and Tim McMichael May 2022

Schauermann Vineyard & Winery

Overlooking Westport Sand Lake, this outdoor restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizza. Open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Winery couple Frame TRM

 

Station Cafe Portland 

This classic cafe is a great spot to meet family and friends. Try the French Vanilla coffee or choose form an assortment of teas. Open 6 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays).

Dining Salad Station Cafe Interior Portland November 2021 Full Permissions Marie White

 

The Galley Restaurant

Overlooking Big Rideau Lake in Portland, this iconic location offers a breathtaking view. Featuring a full bar menu. Open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m. (Closed Monday and Tuesday).

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The Opinicon

Booking for a speacial Mother's Day event and opening at the end of May, the historic Opinicon on Chaffey’s Lock offers specialty menus for holidays, an ice cream shop and cafe. Online reservations available. 

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Inns

These one-of-a-kind accommodations will have you falling in love!

Ontario residents: The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit will provide up to a $400 per family tax savings on vacation accommodations used in 2022.

Grass Point Lodge B & B 

On beautiful Newboro Lake, close to the shop and restaurant in the historic Village of Newboro.   

Grass Point Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Newboro email persmisson from owner Peter Frey May 2022 reduced

 

Harlem Stonegate B & B

The Harlem Stonegate, a 1850's stone farmhouse, is located on Stonegate Farm in Elgin and offers three guest suites decorated in farmhouse chic style.

Harlem Stonegate exterior

 

Merlot Sunset B & B

Only a one minute walk from the beach in Portland, this two room bed and breakfast is perfect for those chasing the summer sun.  

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Newboro House B & B

The Newboro House has three suites available to rent independently or as a group.

Coming soon, the re-opening of historical Hotel Kenney Rideau in Jones Falls. For more information, check out their website at http://www.hotelkenneyrideau.com/

 Newboro House Bed and Breakfast photo of coaster email permissions from Nicki May 6 2022

 

Antiques

Antiquing is a classic summer vacation activity and Rideau Lakes is the perfect place for it. If you’re an antique lover, tour Rideau Lakes for your next shopping trip, you’ll find hidden gems at every turn.  Here are our antique and thrift store picks in Rideau Lakes: 

Aunt Molly's Antiques

Located in the old Crobsy Store, this brand new Antique Shop specializing in vintage comics, old books, Antique paintings, furniture, Dishes, Table lamps, Glassware, Cast Iron, and Oil Lamps just opened in Crosby next door to the Castle Rideau Lakes Home Building Centre, at 7719-B County Road 42 (at the corner of Highway 15 & County Road 42). Be one of the first to check out the selection. 

 Crosby Store 1905

Bernie’s Nearly New Shoppe

Bernie’s boasts over 5600 square feet of antiques, furniture, collectables and home decor. Visit their Facebook page for the latest finds before heading out on your antiquing adventure. Located at 381 Highway 15 south of Smiths Falls. Call 613-283-7032.

 Bernies Nearly New Shoppe Lombardy Horizontal 2022 email permission from Chanse Warren

 

Black Scotty Antiques 

Open by chance year round, this red-brick home in Delta occupied by operator Janice and her husband may have the perfect tea set or child's chair. 

 Shopping Antiques Black Scotty Antiques Interior Delta November 2021 Full Permissions Marie White

 

Chaffey’s Lock Antiques and Collectables

Enjoy browsing this charming vintage store in Elgin offering antique furniture and hidden treasures.

 

Gallery 15 Multi-vendor Antique Market 

This is the place if you are looking for some Harley Davidson items or fun collectables. 

 

Old World Country Antiques 

On your way to Newboro at 8525 Hwy 42, this 1000 square foot shop houses antique furniture and collectables including Canadiana artwork, decoys, paddles, rare books and cottage decor. Owner Levi can be reached by telephone at 613-272-2024. Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Sundays by chance.

Old World Country Antiques Portland near Crosby and Newboro verbal permission from owner Levi Doucet 

 

Rideau Antiques

Rideau Antiques is an antique shoppers paradise! Roam the warehouse, barn, and endless inventory outside to find a unique Rideau Lakes souvenir to bring home with you.

 Rideau Antiques photo by Leila Stafford Full Permissions

 

Settlement House Antiques and Collectables

Conveniently located at 240 Highway 15 (Lombard Street) near Smiths Falls, you will find furniture, art prints, DVD's, signs, Royal Dalton figurines, fishing tackle, comics and supplies. This buy, sell and trade establishment will give you the true experience of hunting for treasure! Owners Frank and Bob have been collectors for many years, and have just completed an expansion to the 2000+ sqaure foot shop in order to include more of their hidden gems. If you are looking for somehing specific, call Frank at 613-272-3342 or Bob at 613-223-1926. Open 7 days a week. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 Settlement House Antiques and Collectables Lombardy verbal permission from Frank to publish April 2022

 

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