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Making You Comfortable
Bed & Breakfast
If you want a vacation or just a break from your usual routine, stay in one of our quiet and tastefully decorated rooms. All bedrooms are furnished with comfortable beds, orthopedic mattresses, luxurious bedding, towels, toiletries and everything you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable, including free Wi-Fi (high-speed wireless Internet) with Netflix. Hair dryers, ironing boards and iron are available upon request.
Special Events & Retreats
Private functions -- enjoy hosting small receptions, parties, weddings, reunions, anniversaries or your special occasion in the charm of yesteryear with all the comforts of today. Beautiful gardens and river views complete this historic setting.
Photo shoots -- MacNamara House is an ideal and unique setting for portraits -- indoors in the beautifully restored 1863 home, and/or outdoors with the house as background, in the gardens, or along the river bank.
Visiting artists or artist retreats -- enjoy the tranquility within the historic house and work your artistry in the carriage house studio, with a front row view of the river. You can also run your own workshop or mount a show of your art or recent artistic milestones.
Business Meetings & Events
Business off-sites: meetings, retreats, training sessions, workshops - take yourself and/or your team away from the ordinary in a setting that will inspire creativity, facilitate learning and relieve stress.
The first floor of this spacious historic house is equipped with a board room table, break out areas, washroom, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of space outside in the yard and gardens.
Y O U R V I S I T T O
The MacNamara House is the perfect place to launch your visit to Arnprior. Arnprior is a lovely historic Ontario town that shares its eastern border with the City of Ottawa, Canada's Capital, and is surrounded by rural communities. Arnprior is a water friendly community that shares two rivers - the grand Ottawa River and the mighty Madawaska River where you can enjoy boating, parks, beaches, hiking, fishing and a host of summer sports, as well as winter river sports, minutes from the MacNamara House. Within a block or two, you can visit the many interesting shops and restaurants and the charming O'Brien Theatre. The public library and Archives, as well as the Arnprior Museum, are within view of the MacNamara House. There is a lot to do and discover in Arnprior. Or you can just curl up and relax at the MacNamara House and enjoy the comforts of this historic Victorian gem.