494 Simcoe Street Bed and Breakfast

Box 1698, 494 Simcoe St.
Niagara on the Lake
Ontario Canada
Host(s): James & Virginia Mainprize
Phone: 905-468-0000

Property Description

  • General Description

    The house at 494 Simcoe Street was built in the Cape Cod style and is in its twenty-sixth year of operation as a Bed and Breakfast. It sits on one-third of an acre of beautiful perennial gardens which have been featured on television (HGTV) and in the press (Canadian Living).

    Most of our guests are patrons of the Shaw Festival who return every year. One of the owners is an actor, and a number of our guests are in theatre, film or television.

    The two sitting-rooms and the three bedrooms are decorated with furniture, pictures and porcelain from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries collected by several generations of the family.

    Guests are served a full breakfast on a covered terrace overlooking the garden with its pond and swimming-pool (weather-permitting) or in the dining room.

    The property is a quiet oasis on the south side of the Old Town, within pleasant walking distance of the theatres, shops, and restaurants.

  • Features

    Owner(s) speak fluent French, Ensuite (attached) or Private Bathroom, Hot Breakfast Served, Ground Floor Room, Air Conditioned, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Local Calls Free From Onsite Phone, Deck Seating Area, Outdoor Pool, Electric vehicle charging station available

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast begins with fruit juice, fresh fruit, yoghurt and homemade cereal and is followed by varying hot egg dishes.

  • Directions

    From Toronto/Hamilton: take the QEW past St Catharines to exit 38B, Regional Road 89/Glendale/Niagara-on-the-Lake
    take the exit and then turn left at York Road, then right at Airport Road. At Regional Road 55 (Niagara Stone Road) turn right and follow for about ten minures until you enter Niagara-on-the-Lake. Turn right at Mary Street (Petro Canada station), go one block, turn right at Simcoe Street, go one block
    to 494 Simcoe Street (on left-hand side of the street).

    From Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie: Take QEW towards Toronto, take exit for Regional Road 89/Glendale/Niagara-on-the-Lake, turn left at York Road, then right at Airport Road, then follow directions as cited above (for from Toronto).

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Room Descriptions

Room 1
Bed: King
Bathroom: Private
Max People: 2
Room 1: (approx. 250 sq.ft.)

A king-bedded room on the second floor with a private, four-piece bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. The room is pale rose in colour and contains a large dressing chest, bedside tables with reading lamps, two comfortable armchairs, and a grouping of eighteenth-century French prints. There are two large double closets and a large window overlooking the side garden.
Room Amenities Air Conditioning, Daily Housekeeping Service, Feather Pillows Available, High Speed Wireless Internet Included, Hot Breakfast Served, Linens Included, Sitting Area In Room, Window Opens
Bathroom Amenities Bathrobe, Complimentary Toiletries Including Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Towels Provided, Walk-In Shower
Room 2
Bed: Twin
Bathroom: Ensuite
Max People: 2
Room 2: (approx. 235 sq.ft.)

A twin-bedded room on the second floor with large, en suite bathroom. The room is pale green in colour and contains a painted writing table and bedside chest, as well as two chintz-covered chairs, reading sconces over the beds, and a collection of nineteenth-century Swedish prints. There is a large double closet and a large window overlooking the back garden.
Room Amenities Air Conditioning, Daily Housekeeping Service, Feather Pillows Available, High Speed Wireless Internet Included, Hot Breakfast Served, Linens Included, Sitting Area In Room, Window Opens
Bathroom Amenities Complimentary Toiletries Including Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Towels Provided
Room 3
Bed: Twin
Bathroom: Ensuite
Max People: 2
Room 3: (approx. 200 sq.ft.)

A twin-bedded room on the ground floor with double, en suite bathroom. The room is pale yellow in colour and contains a china cabinet, an early nineteenth-century chest and two upholstered chairs, as well as bedside tables with reading lamps, a walk-in closet, and floral and English country-house prints. Two large windows overlook the front garden.
Room Amenities Air Conditioning, Daily Housekeeping Service, Feather Pillows Available, High Speed Wireless Internet Included, Hot Breakfast Served, Linens Included, On Ground Floor, Sitting Area In Room, Window Opens
Bathroom Amenities Complimentary Toiletries Including Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Toilet in Private Room From Sink Vanity, Towels Provided