Who we are?

Your hosts are Mike and Dawn Zaversenuke.
We are the proud owners of the1840 Guest House Bed and Breakfast (B&B) which opened on 22 May 2014 and was designed and purpose built as a modern, comfortable Guest House for the enjoyment of our guests.
Mike is living his dream and starting his second career as a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) hotelier after a long career in the Ottawa high tech industry where he worked as an Engineering Program Manager on military and avionics systems.

Dawn retired in 2016 after over 40 years in the health care sector and can now devote herself full time to the 1840 Guest House B&B.

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Our Story:

In 2012, Mike and Dawn bought the old Merrickville Royal Canadian Legion building that was originally a stone school house built in1829 and renovated in 1840.
In 2013, extensive renovations to restore the stone school house and build a modern two storey residence with 5 bedrooms and individual ensuites was completed, the 1840 Guest House B&B was born.
One interesting discovery found during the renovation of the stone school house was a signed message stating “Mirricksville 1840” written in the plaster under four layers of wall, which was subsequently preserved.  Today the village is named “Merrickville” with an “e” and without the “s” which speaks to the authenticity of the signature.

In 2019 we opened our newly constructed annex building that has a ground floor, accessible guest suite (with wheelchair access 36″ doors, grab bars and low tub/shower combination) and a 600 sq ft second storey Studio that can be rented for parties, meetings, art classes, etc..

Our Location:

The 1840 Guest House B&B is located at 223 Main Street West, Merrickville, Ontario, Canada, K0G 1N0.
GPS: 44.915813,-75.839589


From Ottawa drive onto highway 416 south, exit at Kemptville onto highway 43 west, drive through Kemptville to Merrickville.  Highway 43 connects to Main Street at the Merrickville Lock Bridge.  Locate the 1840 Guest House B&B at 223 Main Street West beside the Royal Canadian Legion.


Our “5 STAR *” Bed & Breakfast (B&B) offers a quiet, stress free, sanctuary with comfortable, modern, air conditioned accommodations in the charming 1800’s village of Merrickville which is known as the “Jewel of The Rideau”. (* TripAdvisor Traveler Rating).

Enjoy the scenic view of the boats on the Rideau Canal Waterway from our balcony or walk a few steps to view the local attractions including the Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks, Blockhouse Museum, numerous “artisans” shops, excellent restaurants, gardens and fine galleries.

We look forward to having you as our guests at the 1840 Guest House B&B!

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