The Iron Kettle is a place for celebrations, gatherings, getaways and experiences. Situated in the heart of Southwestern Ontario in the quaint town of Comber, this Victorian home dating from 1876, is a hub for hospitality excellence. Enjoy restful moments on our property, excite your sense with our award winning farm to table cuisine, tour all that our region has to offer or join us for our one of a kind events.
Duncan McAlister was an enterprising business man and a competent merchant. He was also engaged in grain trade and milling and later farming and stock raising. He was postmaster of Comber, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public and issuer of marriage licences. He owned and operated the general store in Comber and the store is noted for carrying a superior stock embracing all kinds of staples and fancy dry goods, dress goods and millinery a specialty. In 1867 he bought the south half of Lot 7, Middle Road South, the property of Alex Cameron and also the property of the deceased Henry Richenback. In 1876 he built one of the finest homes in the township at a cost of $4000.
It was approximately 1948 or 1949 that Cecil Robinson moved to Comber and opened the first official funeral home in town (as funeral services prior to the end of WWII were conducted out of the deceased’s home). In November 1949, Paul Reaume took over the operation of the funeral home, until it was moved to its new location in 1969.
From 1969 to 1997, the home was a private residence, until it was turned into a bed and breakfast – called This Old House B&B. Through the years, this house has also been used as a travel agency, an ice cream parlour, a craft and yarn store and a garden center.
In 2009, the Damphouse family purchased This Old House B&B, and completely, gutted, restored and redesigned its vision – the birth of The Iron Kettle Bed and Breakfast.
On July 27th, 2013, Benjamin Leblanc-Beaudoin and Ginette Tremblay spent their wedding night at the B&B, and later found out it had been for sale. On April 16th 2014, they moved in…and their story is presently being written at 7005 County Rd. 46.
The Iron Kettle B&B offers 5 well appointed guest rooms, and 1 spacious suite, that showcase the original features of the house. Individually appointed with rustic, antique and modern design to reflect the era and region. All of our rooms feature a queen sized bed, and are equipped with their own private washrooms.
Our Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to relax in a space where history meets timeless modern.
Let our chef delight you with our daily breakfast offering local and seasonal inspirations.
Our property is equipped with wifi.
We take pride in what we do, have a look at our grounds! We grow a multitude of different fruits and vegetables!
Our hospitality has been recognized locally, provincially and nationally for its excellence.
Pool & Hot Tub
Our pool is open Mid April to Mid October. We have a year-round outdoor hot tub for our guests to enjoy.
Dinner? Absolutely. We love creating dining experiences for our guests.
THINGS TO DO
Our B&B, is located within 20 minutes of the emerging Wine Region
Award winning Breweries? Yes - there are so many, and more on the way!
Essex County is the shopping cart to North America. Enjoy our area's farm stands that offer a variety of local products.
Our region is the single-most important area for observing migratory birds in Canada.
Point Pelee National Park
Point Pelee is a nature lover's paradise. Situated 20 minutes from Comber, it is an international destination for enjoying the outdoors.
Located 45 kms from the USA/Canada Border, we are situated at the gateway to the rest of the province.