NIAGARA FAMILY, ON THE LAKE & HISTORICAL INNS
No other destination in Ontario is more historical in its background than the Niagara Region. From the earliest times, Niagara was a focal point for settlers and travelers. The mystical nature of the cataracts was a magnet for First Nation peoples and that fascination extended to the white man when he first arrived on Canadian shores. It was a natural settlement with its rich soil, moderate climate and spectacular beauty. Always a prosperous location, Niagara Region grew into one of the most successful settlements in Upper Canada and Niagara-on-the-Lake actually became the first Capital of Upper Canada.
The fact that that the Niagara Region borders on the United States added to its prosperity and popularity as a destination of choice for travelers from the time of its first settlement.
As a natural outcome, Inns for lodgers sprang up throughout the Niagara Region to accommodate those visitors from around the world who were fortunate enough to take in the beauty of the Falls themselves. Many of those Historical Inns have been maintained and remain among the most wonderful accommodations in Niagara. Attention to historical detail adds to the delight of guests who find themselves stepping back in time to enjoy the peace and quaintness of a bygone era. Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a number of historic inns, some dating back to the War of 1812. The Post House, built in 1835, originally served as the town's Post Office and now offers a luxurious getaway complete with every amenity imaginable. As one of Niagara's Finest Inns, the Charles Inn, built in 1832 is a truly special place. A luxurious Manor House, the Inn retains its inherent dignity and elegance and provides a full service retreat from our busy lives.
Historic Inns can also be found in Niagara Falls.The Old Stone Inn, formerly a foundry, has been converted into one of Niagara's loveliest hotel properties. Within walking distance of the Falls, the Inn offers the finest in dining and surroundings.
Niagara's only boutique hotel, the Sterling Inn, is one of Niagara's newest additions to its offering of Historic Inns. Housed in a former creamery, the Cairns Creamery, the building is one of the most unique buildings in Niagara with its giant concrete milk bottle at its entrance. Once inside, the visitor is swept into absolutely beautiful surroundings in a fusion of Luxury Hotel and a Fine Inn.