A Traveler’s Reprieve in Niagara-on-the-Lake

…helping you explore & experience Niagara!

If your heart beats faster each time you pack your bag to discover new and exciting sights, then Explorer House is your ideal lodging choice! This modern home-turned boutique bed and breakfast was built with guests’ needs in mind, and reflects the owners’ love of global travel. Inside you’ll find luxuriously comfortable accommodations for your explorations of the Niagara Region.

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Each of our beautiful guest suites is uniquely decorated with a global décor. All are lavishly appointed and include luxurious amenities, use of common areas and a delicious breakfast each morning.

Experience Niagara from our peaceful and beautifully landscaped location on a quiet cul-de-sac near parklands, just a 15-minute walk from Queen Street. Explore the Old Town area with its 19th-century charm; take a carriage ride through the beautiful streets of town or marvel at our town’s beauty by foot, as you duck into the specialty shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants throughout town. Nearby visit the oldest golf course in North America, historic sites, biking/walking trails, wineries and the famous Shaw Theatre Festival; all can be reached via a short walk, bike or car ride. Then return to a quite oasis in our beautiful backyard, which includes a fire-pit-table sitting area, gazebo and hot-tub.

There is so much to explore and experience in the Niagara Region. Let Explorer House host your southern Ontario travels!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine of Hippo.

If for some reason you’re delaying on acting on your wanderlust, remember that travel can be one of the most life-changing experiences…. not all of us can travel the whole globe, but just making travel a priority—even to a new place a day’s drive away—can be eye-opening.Mark Twain

Explorer House has been awarded TripAdvisor 2018 Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada. This “Travelers’ Choice” award is the highest honor TripAdvisor can award. The hallmarks of the Travelers’ Choice Awards are remarkable service, value, and quality. Thank you to all of our guests who have taken the time to write wonderful reviews, we couldn’t have done it with out you! 
Upcoming Explorations:

Keep checking in here to see the latest in happenings in Niagara-on-the-Lake…There is always lots to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

And if you feel like just relaxing you can enjoy our lovely guest sitting area with Adirondack/Muskoka chairs & firepit table, or the gazebo and/or the hot tub…all available for our guests. So don’t forget to bring along your swimsuit!. Come explore with Explorer House, book your travel now!

Next Up:

The 2018 season of the Shaw Festival is now on sale. The regular season runs from April 4 to Oct. 28, 2018. The shows this year include The Magician’s Nephew, Grand Hotel, Mythos Trilogy with Stephen Fry, The Hound of Baskervilles, Henry V, and many more! Then the Christmas holiday season, Nov. 14 to Dec. 23, 2018, offers you the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

The Shaw Festival has announced the 2019 line-up and tickets go on sale Nov. 3, 2018 for Shaw Members and to the general public Dec. 8, 2018. Plays include: Brigadoon, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Horse & his Boy, The Ladykillers and many more! 

The weekly Wednesday night Supper Market returns May 23, 2018 running until Sept.19, 2018. It is guaranteed to be a fun evening with numerous food vendors, music, wine & beer.

The Niagara Historical Society is offering a guided historical tour of the Old Town every Saturday and Sunday from June to September. Tours start at 11:00 am at the Queen’s Royal Park Gazebo and the cost is only $10.

The Handmade Market returns Sept. 14&15, 2018 at 13th Street Winery. 140 Artisans, food trucks, wine by the glass and much more.
For The Love of Lobster Dinner takes place at Ravine on Sept. 14, 2018. Join them as they celebrate Chef Ross Midgley’s east coast roots with our 4th Annual Lobster Boil! The event will include a cocktail reception and a traditional lobster feast paired perfectly with seasonal sides and Ravine wines. Reserve your spot by contacting Cheryl at info@ravinevineyard.com or by calling 905-262-8463 ext. 32.
The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival from Sept. 15-30, 2018 offers over 100 events including cellar door experiences, concerts, fresh local food, street parades and more.
5th Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition returns to Fort George on Sept. 21-23, 2018.
Theatrical Cemetery Tours will take place Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2018 from 6-9pm. Actors will bring back to life characters buried at the St. Andrew’s Church Cemetery. They will do more than give you goosebumps, they will tell you all about our region’s incredibly rich history in fun and attention-keeping ways. Call 1-905-468-3912 to reserve your tickets.

The Commons Market on Sept. 30, 2018 from 10am-5pm. The Commons Market is a one-day outdoor antiques, vintage & upcycled artisans show in the heart of Niagara. It’s a place where you’ll discover all kinds of new—and old—things to love.

Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival takes place on Oct. 5-7, 2018. With over 150 juried artisans, food vendors, demonstrators & entertainers participating in this four-day long annual tradition, there is always plenty to do, see, and explore.
Visiting us Monday to Friday? New this year, Konzelmann Winery offers an Lakefront Lunch & Winery Experience starting at noon Monday to Friday and a Blind Tasting Experience at 2pm also Monday to Friday.
Perhaps a cooking class is more your style. Wine Country (at Strewn Winery) offer Saturday cooking classes from 10am-3pm. They also offer a number of other food & wine classes. 
Also find us and the latest happenings at Explorer House, along with tips on what to do while visiting us on our Facebook page