My wife and I decided on a mid-week get-a-way for mid-June '14. We were torn between N.O.T.L. the and Fingers Lakes region in upstate N.Y.
We decided on the Niagara region, it being much closer to home and still a great place for a few days. After searching around for places I came across The Riverbend Inn. We prefer a smaller hotel than a chain style one but also not so much the B & B format.
I was all set to book online when I had a change of mind and thought to call direct to see if I could a better deal. Am I ever glad I did!! Our package for two nights, breakfasts, 3 wine tastings, dinner voucher and several more freebees came to just a little over what a one night would have been online. I think all in it was around $400.
We had a huge King Suite at the rear of the inn looking over the vineyards and it was a corner room as well, lots of windows. Furnishing weren't exactly to our personal tastes but certainly fir with the style and ambiance of the place. There was a gas F.P. that was never used but would nice for a fall booking. As I said the room was large, full king bed with nice linens, sitting area, writing/desk and a huge armoire with drawers and a flat screen.
The grounds are well kept, staff were great and the full breakfast was nice touch from a continental one. Parts of the exterior could use some touching up with paint but nothing of any concern.
We ate lunch and dinner at other places just for a change (see follow-up reviews).
No complaints other than it would be difficult for "elderly" to manage a large suitcase up the stairs but I'm quite sure there would help if required.
Overall we would most definitely stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverbend Inn ; located outside one of the prettiest towns in Canada, along one of the most scenic roads anywhere in the world, stands a Georgian mansion surrounded by 17 acres of vineyards, manicured lawns and gardens, and only minutes from the old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Recently restored, all will enjoy the countryside from our bar and restaurant, vineyard patio or settle into one of our individually appointed rooms reflecting our commitment to the finer things in life. Drop by and enjoy a glass of our own Riverbend wine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverbend Inn And Vineyard Hotel Niagara-On-The-Lake