We came to Niagara Falls to get married. We'd seen the place online and it looked nice. It wasn't until we got here that we found it to be absolutely gorgeous.
It's not for the spoiled, snooty snob "pamper me" type of visitor. This place is geared for the visitor who appreciates privacy, but still wants good service. The interior is a mixture of modern and victorian, a perfect balance.
Kathy greeted us with a warm smile and a genuine excitement for our upcoming ceremony.
We did read the rules, and all of them looked logical and reasonable. Yes, it is unfortunate that the jacuzzi is not for after 10:30, but we pretty much had the place to ourselves so it wouldn't have mattered. It isn't a two person tub, hence the one person rule. Still, if we decided we both wanted to get in it, we would have. There really is no means of policing it.
The location is perfect. Close enough to walk to the falls, or catch the We Go bus. It's also quiet, with enough barrier between the house and River Road to block out the noise of the non-stop traffic that goes by.
Kathy helped us a lot with our plans for sight seeing, gave us directions to wherever we wished to go, and, when we invited her, sat and visited us each morning. She is the sweetest little thing, and we became good friends. Despite her protests, we managed to get a photo with her for our wedding memories.
Breakfasts were just like home, which made us feel all the more comfortable and fuelled our bellies for the days we spent walking, touring, and seeing the sights.
The day of our wedding, David had Kathy presented us with a bottle of wine, a gift to celebrate our special day. Kathy invited us to bring all of our guests to the house after the ceremony, and so we did. When we arrived back from the chapel, she'd had our cake set out with plates and all for the cutting of the cake photo opp. We were totally taken by surprise by the extra little things this dear, small woman put into our stay.My best man, (my brother) and I showed our appreciation with song, and did our renditions of an old Welsh hymn and an old English folk song about Ilkley Moore. She surprised us by guessing we had Welsh blood in us.She earned extra respect points for that.
There was a little trouble with the internet, which was not anything the Ellis House had anything to do with. The trouble was on Bell's end, and when I notified David of it, the service was repaired as quickly as they could get on the phone with Bell. David says he's going to go with fibre soon. That'll be good. If I was to make a suggestion for improvement, I'd say to install a booster system to bring more water pressure and volume to the showers. I wasn't crazy about the shower heads, but it certainly wasn't a deal breaker by any means. I am seriously hard pressed to find negatives about this place. That's about all I can think of.
This was the perfect headquarters for us to enjoy the best day of our lives, and the week that followed. Kathy, David and his mother went above and beyond, and provided us with memories that we will cherish the rest of our lives. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.
If you want a relaxing, quiet place to rest your weary feet after a day of touring, with good home cooked breakfasts and cozy, comfortable rooms, this B&B is excellent, especially when you take price into account.
If you're a traveller who feels they're all that and a box of cornflakes, and you feel you should be doted on and waited on constantly, then spend the money and get a hosh posh snob hotel room. The Ellis House is exactly what we wanted. A home in NIagara Falls that FELT like home.
We shall return.
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