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Keefer Mansion Inn

The restaurant partners with local farmers for its produce. Available for dining and lodging; has elegant suites and lunch and dinners.

Directions

From Toronto

We are located in the heart of Niagara. Just 3 minutes from Brock University and only 10 minutes from Niagara Falls. QEW Niagara to Highway 406 South (sign just before St.Catharines will say ""406 Welland / Port Colborne"") 406 South to St. David Rd. East ( 3rd exit past the Glendale Ave ramp ) Follow St Davids Rd. approximately 2km (St. Davids Rd. bends slightly to the right: keep to the right). The Keefer Mansion Inn is located at: 14 St.Davids Road West, on the left hand side.

From Fort Erie (Buffalo)

Follow the QEW (Toronto direction) to Thorold Stone Road Turn left at Thorold Stone Road and head west. Follow Thorold Stone Road under the Welland Canal, take the Pine St. Exit. Head North on Pine St. to St. Davids Road, Turn right on St. Davids Rd.. The Keefer Mansion Inn is located at: 14 St.Davids Road West, on the left hand side.

Historical

The pink Grimsby sandstone mansion built for John Keefer�in 1886, was called Maplehurst.� It was reported to be “one of the most splendid homes opened in 1886 between Toronto and Rochester”.� The stone alone was reported to cost $30,000.00 in 1885.� Notable features of the 9,000 square foot structure included; the new Harris hot water system, indoor plumbing, extensive wood details, ornate hardware, a tunnel to the canal, and an upper widow’s walk.

The mansion remained the home of the family for only 8 years.� The Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Company repossessed the Mansion in 1894 after John and Hugh Keefer’s dwindling fortunes could not cover the back property taxes.� Over the years it operated as a maternity hospital and then a nursing home.� The City of Thorold purchased�Maplehurst which�is now privately leased as�the Keefer Mansion�Inn and Restaurant.



Further Information

Heritage Thorold, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, (LACAC): www.heritagethorold.com HeritageThorold (LACAC). Thorold: A Selection of Heritage Buildings and Sites. 2006.��� www.heritagethorold.com/pdf/booklet.pdf� This is also available as a free booklet at the following three locations.� Call ahead for hours and availability: City of Thorold's municipal office at 3540 Schmon Parkway (905) 227-6613 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.� It's available in a pamphlet rack located to the right of the front door, across from the receptionist's desk�� www.thorold.com/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=153Lock 7 Tourist Centre: www.thoroldtourism.caThorold Public Library:� www.thoroldpubliclibrary.ca/locate.htm Keefer Mansion history page:� www.keefermansion.com/history.html

Address

14 St. Davids St. West
Thorold, Ontario
L2V 2K9

Telephone

(905) 680-9581

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.129749
Longitude -79.202714

Administration

Keefer Mansion Inn
14 St. Davids St. West
Thorold, Ontario
L2V 2K9
Tel (905) 680-9581
Fax (905) 680-8188
Toll free 1-866- 680-9581
Email pwritchie@keefermansion.com

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