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Toll-Free: 1-866-556-8883
Website: The Charles
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209 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
L0S 1J0

Telephone: 905-468-4588

Innkeeper(s):
Sue Murray


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Niagara on the Lake is on the shoreline of both the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, about 90 minutes from Toronto and 45 minutes from Buffalo.

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THE CHARLES

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About The Inn

From the moment that you walk through the door, you will know that this historic Inn is truly a special place. Built in 1832 by Charles Richardson, a member of Parliament for Niagara, this luxurious, completely refurbished Inn still retains its inherent dignity and elegance while exuding a friendly intimacy. Each of the twelve guestrooms has been beautifully decorated and is unique in size, décor and amenities. Many of the rooms have wood burning or gas fireplaces; glass enclosed rain-head showers or jet-air tubs and private verandahs to enjoy the view of Lake Ontario, the golf course or our main street. A luxurious sleep is assured in our feather top beds with down duvets, down pillows and 300 count Egyptian cotton linens. One of Niagara's top rated restaurants, The Charles dining room has received positive reviews in ''Where to Eat in Canada'', ''Wine Spectator'' magazine, ''Gourmet'' and ''Toronto Life.'' Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling offers a culinary style that is French Contemporary infused with an appreciation for the bounty of Niagara. Whether your plans include a desire for beautifully appointed rooms, extraordinary cuisine and wines, world class theatre, relaxing spa services, or just a need to unwind; expect a memorable experience.

Features

• 12 Rooms • Full Dining
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  • Limited wheelchair access
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    Accommodations Recently refurbished, each of the twelve guestrooms has been beautifully decorated and is unique in size, décor and amenities. You will feel perfectly relaxed and will be impressed by The Charles' immaculate attention to detail, exquisite taste and style. Many of the rooms have wood burning or gas fireplaces; glass enclosed multi-head showers or whirlpool or claw foot tubs and private verandahs to enjoy the view of the golf course, main street or Lake Ontario. Each feathertop bed promises a luxurious sleep in 300 count linens, down duvets and down pillows.


    Dining
    The dining room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared under the culinary direction of Chef de Cuisine, Steve Sperling, dining at The Charles is always special. The wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens and the golf course. After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky. The dining room is open seven days a week.


    Local Attractions

    Shaw Festival - (April to November) performances of works by George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.

    Niagara Historical Society Museum - special exhibits and exhibitions related to regional history; War of 1812 gallery.

    Niagara International Chamber Music Festival - mid-summer musical performances.

    Niagara Falls - the Maid of the Mist, Casino Niagara, and much more!

    Festival of Lights - (November to February) light displays in dozens of parks.

    Niagara Butterfly Conservatory - free-flying beauties in an expansive tropical conservatory.

    Fort George - reconstructed fort with exhibits, demonstrations and re-enactments relating to the War of 1812.

    Bruce Trail - one of eastern North America's premier trails.

    The Welland Canal - walking and cycling alongside huge international freighters…one of the man-made wonders of the world!

    Jet Boat Tour - speed up the Niagara River as far as the swirling whirlpool



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