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 Program Manager on military and avionics systems.

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.

Our Location:


The 1840 Guest House B&B is located at 223 Main Street West, PO Box 452, 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.

     Mike and his wife Dawn

look forward to having you as our guest at the 1840 Guest House B&B in our warm, stress free and enjoyable sanctuary in the charming village of Merrickville.

Modern, “5 STAR *”, comfortable, Bed & Breakfast (B&B) accommodations, OVERLOOKING THE RIDEAU CANAL WATERWAY, steps from Merrickville’s Rideau Canal Locks, Blockhouse Museum, “artisans” shops, restaurants, galleries and 1800 village architecture. (* TripAdvisor Traveler Rating).

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