Riverbend Inn and Vineyard
What We Love
- A fireplace in every guestroom
- Wine tastings from the hotel’s own 12-acre vineyard
- Romantic dinner for two in the gazebo overlooking the vineyards
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What To Know
- The hotel provides bike rentals for $25.00 per day, per bike
- Parking and WiFi included in the Jetsetter rate
- It’s a very popular wedding destination
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Tucked into a grand Georgian mansion, the Riverbend Inn & Vineyard trades in Old World romance. Each of the 21 guestrooms and suites has a period elegance: think crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, gilded picture frames and Victorian-inspired furniture. Take a tour of the vineyard before relaxing over a wine-tasting at the hotel’s mahogany and beveled glass bar. For dinner, guests can head to the dining room and enjoy farm to table fare made with ingredients from the hotel’s own herb and vegetable garden.
In the Area
Just a fifteen minute drive from Niagara Falls, the beautiful Victorian village of Niagara-on-the-Lake feels worlds away with acres of rolling vineyards and a quaint, walkable downtown lined with historic homes, shops and cafes. It’s best known for the Shaw theater festival, held annually from April through November, featuring works from George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Grape & Wine Tours offers a variety of private and group tours of the area’s wineries led by qualified industry specialists or sommeliers. Feeling adventurous? Take a ride with the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours up the river to Niagara Gorge where you’ll enter the rapids and see the Niagara Whirlpool up close.
How to Get There
Was greeted by a very rude woman with an accent.
Manager Al. when I asked to speak to them they refused to come to the table. Place was randomly closed with no notice. Will not return. I sat for an hour and nobody came to the table. It even looked dark inside. Stayed here so figured it would be open. Horrible experience. I’d give zero stars.
We stayed in a room on main floor. It was spacious and faced onto the parking lot as well as front of the inn. The carpets were a bit dirty and one of the house coats was flimsy and worn. The mattresses were a bit hard. We had a lovely large and quiet room with a huge bathtub / shower. The staff were lovely. The grounds and gardens were in desperate need of work which detracted from the lovely mansion. The views of the orchards were breathtaking. Definitely the best choice as it is just outside of the town so it is not super busy. Owner needs to step up her game with regard to maintenance . Will return .
I loved staying and eating there. It felt like home! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there. The old house reminded me of my grandmother's place when I was young. I would recomend it. Enjoy it!