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This Georgian-style inn was once home to Charles Richardson, a Member of Parliament for Niagara between 1834-1836. This immaculate Manor House was built in 1832, and offers 12 luxurious guestrooms, providing visitors a relaxing and unforgettable environment. Charles Inn recieved its name from its first owner, Charles Richardson.
Charles Inn provides an elegant dining experience at its restaurant located within the building. Chef de Cuisine William Brunyansky prepares exquisite French Contemporary dishes infused with the Niagara region’s influence. Fresh Niagara produce is purchased to incorporate enriched flavors that add to every dish.
Charles Inn also provides visitors the chance to visit Shaw Spa, its sister property that offers Niagara’s first Vinotherapy Spa. Whether you’re searching relaxation, heritage or a home away from home, the Charles Inn will meet your needs.
Located on Queen Street, Charles Inn is in perfect walking distance to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s downtown area. The downtown provides shopping boutiques, theaters, and art galleries for visitors to enjoy. Niagara-on-the-lake is also home to the Shaw Festival, and is home to over 20 wineries, providing visitors and locals an indescribable environment.
QEW exit 38B, (Hwy. 55 exit), Niagara-on-the-Lake
Left (north) on Glendale Avenue and drive over the QEW overpass
Left (west) on York Road at lights and service centre with washrooms
Right (north) on Niagara Stone Road/Regional Road 55
Right (east) on Queen Street
Left (north) at #209
From Niagara Falls:
River Road/Niagara River Parkway north towards Niagara-on-the-Lake
Continue onto Queen's Parade and Picton Street
Picton Street then turn into Queen Street
Right (north) at #209 is where Charles Inn is located
Charles Inn is a proud member of the Ontario’s Finest Inns and has taken the initiative to become a more environmentally friendly hotel. Becoming eco-friendly means being aware of the environmental implications and operating in a more sustainable manner. Charles Inn indicates that environmental aspects are taken into consideration in their building management, guest services and dining.
Environmental Initiatives include:
Lake Ontario, along with Niagara-on-the-Lake's downtown area are distinctly visible from Charles Inn. If guests wish to explore unique shops, pubs, the Niagara Historical Society & Museum and the three Shaw Theaters, guest services are readily available to assist in helping guests. North America's oldest golf course, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, established in 1875 is only a few minutes walk from Charles Inn. Trails on the Niagara River provide great recreational activity. There are also many cycling tours, along with winery tours that guest services may set up for anyone who is aspired by Niagara's natural environment.
Carnochan, J. (1914). History of Niagara. Toronto: William Briggs. Retrieved online December 16, 2009. http://www.archive.org/stream/hitoryniagrapart00carnuoft#page/n7/mode/2up
This web page was created by Deanna Welsh in December 2009. TripClip narration and photos by Deanna Welsh. I would like to thank Dave Brown and Carla Carlson for their help in the creation of this page.