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The Lofty Nest

Welcome to The Lofty Nest! Visit for work, play, or just the Tiny House experience. The Lofty Nest will charm you with its tranquil ambience, five-star hotel amenities and special touches, and it’s “insta-worthy” décor. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat, and love. Located just 30 minutes south of Ottawa in the intimate village of Winchester, Ontario.

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The Lofty Nest
498 Ottawa Street, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0, Canada

Opening Hours, Dates

By reservation only.

About Us

The Lofty Nest is a self-contained bed and breakfast home that provides all the amenities needed for a home-away-from-home. Only 425 square feet per floor, it is one of Winchester, Ontario’s original Tiny Homes. The main floor features an open concept layout that includes the living room, dining room and kitchen area. Upstairs, both bedrooms are located in an open loft with a shared bathroom. 

Its owner, Nanda Wubs, says the best part of being a small business owner is the joy of watching her efforts blossom into something that benefits our community.

The loft was originally built in 1910 and was purchased, by Nanda, in 2020, where she created the Lofty Nest Lodging and Events as a passion project which simultaneously allowed her to further support the local North Dundas community. This is achieved by offering Food Bundles and Experience packages along with stays at the loft. These additional accommodations highlight the unique charm local to beautiful North Dundas, while making local businesses easily accessible to those staying at The Lofty Nest. In 2021, Nanda opened the loft she had designed as a tiny boutique hotel, a destination designed for small groups, couples, or professionals looking for a luxurious and calming getaway from city life. 

Nanda loves to mentor and give advice to women starting up in business as she herself has owned many various businesses over the years. She is passionate about her family, her businesses, and her community. 

She is an advocate for people living in poverty and supports her community in a variety of ways. She is a founding member of Linking Hands, a project of the House of Lazarus. Nanda also spearheaded a local build project called “The House That Love Built,” which was a project to replace a dilapidated home in the community. Currently, Nanda volunteers as a Community Advocate for the Community Foodshare in Winchester and helps clients facing barriers to income and housing. She also volunteers for the House of Lazarus and the Winchester Hospital, helping clients with housing-related issues. 

Another way in which she supports her community is by advocating for local businesses. She is currently the President of the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce, as well as founder of Dundas Women in Business (2014–2019). She believes that a critical step in supporting her community is by advocating women who want to be successful in business. This reflects her favourite motto, “Alone we can do so little—together we can do so much!” by Helen Keller.

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