Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake maybe small in size, but it is certainly big on charm. Most famous for the vineyards found here, the Niagara region is home to over 90 different wineries, each as unique as the wine they create. Nestled among beautiful orchards, these large estates and small boutiques offer a wide selection of award-winning vintages and Icewines. Situated just a 30 minute drive from Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is picture-postcard pretty and offers a fine selection of art galleries, boutiques and antique shops perfect for leisurely browsing. It's also home to the Shaw Festival Theatre, which celebrates the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. After exploring the town, relax with an indulgent treatment at one of the sumptuous spas, before enjoying fine-dining at one of the many restaurants; Cannery, Tiara and Escabeche are a must for amateurs and gourmands alike.
Accommodation options are synonymous with the era of the town; with refined country inns, historic hotels and beautiful B&B's all offering their own special brand of luxury. Lovingly preserved décor, stately elegance and outstanding service has earned many of these unique properties award-winning recognition:
Queen's Landing: Experience stately Georgian-style elegance and gracious service in a spectacular waterfront setting. Queen's Landing is a mansion oozing old-world romance; its interior is flooded with natural light, which pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Perfectly situated to explore the Niagara region, this beautiful property offers French fine dining at Tiara, the in-house restaurant with fantastic views of the historic harbour. A real historic treasure.
Pillar and Post: Pillar and Post's original structure was built in the late 1890s as a canning factory, and since then has been lovingly transformed into a fine Niagara on the Lake hotel. You can still see its original purpose in the clean lines of the brick walls and in the impressive post-and-beam construction. The hotel has a relaxed elegance with sunshine streaming in through skylights, beautiful terra cotta tile floors, indoor and outdoor pools, and an exotic hot springs pool at 100 Fountain Spa, #1 spa in Canada (Spas of America 2011).
Prince of Wales: Step inside the intimate and elegant Prince of Wales and take a step back in time. Located in the heart of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, this treasured landmark hotel is an oasis of Victorian elegance filled with 21st century comforts. The concierge team are members of the exclusive Les Clefs d'Or society; highly skilled professionals who are passionate about providing exceptional personal service to guests. All rooms are individually decorated in the authentic style of the Victorian era, furnished with elegant antiques and lush traditional tapestries.