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
I was a little concerned about our reservations due to some of the reviews on this site.
Our room was $367 too much!
The first impression was an unkept lawn. I appreciate that the spring has come late, but that shouldn’t stop the landscapers from making it look tidy.
Old cigarette butts on worn out bar on side lawn.
The beautiful grand pillars are pealing and look shabby up close. The deck on side lawn is falling apart.
Our room had a stuffy smell. We could only open the one window. The other didn’t have a screen. The view from room 321 is a black roof. When you open the window the smell of tar breezes into your room. The bathroom was dirty with hair all over the floor. Housekeeping apologized and came back to vacuum.
Our room was warn and tired and furniture oddly placed. We saw our friends room (320) and though theirs felt a little cozier, both are screaming for a redo. I will never stay again! Niagara-on-the-Lake desperately needs a new, charming inn with new beds and linens. These old properties are exactly that - old. This includes the Vintage Inns. My favourite is Oban Inn. Too bad they were sold out.
I would have rated this property 5 stars if the pillows had been more comfy ... instead of a lumpy and the t.v. remote worked. To be honest I could have easily asked that the remote be repaired but didn't so my fault as well. When I am paying $$$ to stay for one night I do expect 'everything' to be working perfectly.
We arrived 3 nights ago and have 4 more to go. This is a lovely place to stay with the quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake a 25mins walk away. We both felt it reminded us of Falmouth in Cape Cod. As you can see we have a 4 poster bed and is my first encounter with one of these. We have an enormous bathroom too.
We are well placed for a 25 min drive to the falls; and although we checked the place over today, we return tomorrow for our Over the Falls tour, which I will cover elsewhere later.
Likely to visit St Catharine’s tomorrow.
My husband and I stayed at the Riverbend Inn for one night ...we had a superior king room that was absolutely gorgeous...the hotel is pristine inside and out....the lounge staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, restaurants and shopping.... we enjoyed a great breakfast in the morning and was able to get an extended check out as well...we had a wonderful time and will no doubt be back . 😊
Recently spent a weekend at this beautiful inn for my daughters birthday. The location is lovely, food is fabulous and the staff very friendly. The service in the dining room was excellent and the room was spacious, clean very comfortable. Looking forward to returning soon.