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.

[Read More…]

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

2019 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Badge 
Explorer House has been awarded the TripAdvisor 2019 Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes the achievement of receiving a Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row, and celebrates businesses that have consistently earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past 5 years. 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 2019 season of the Shaw Festival runs from April 10 to Oct. 20, 2019. The shows this year include: The Horse and His Boy, Brigadoon, The Ladykillers, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Glass Menagerie, Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell and many more – 11 plays in total for the regular season. Then the Christmas holiday season, Nov. 13 to Dec. 22, 2019, offers you two Christmas shows this year. The classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol returns again and new for 2019 is Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn.

The weekly Wednesday night Supper Market returns on May 22, 2019 and will run until Sept. 2019. It is always guaranteed to be a fun evening with numerous food vendors, music, wine & beer. Also at the same location is the Market at the Village on Saturday mornings starting May 25, 2019.
Starting June 16 – Sept. 1, 2019, Queenston Heights Concert Series takes place every Sunday from 2-4pm. Perfect for a picnic in the park!
Concerts at Jackson Triggs Winery return again this year with an exciting line-up! Even if the show is sold out there is a chance…have your name added to the wait list…yes tickets do open up! Better yet the venue is walking distance from Explorer House.
  • The Sheepdogs July 11 & 12, 2019
  • Bruce Cockburn July 13, 2019
  • Broken Social Scene July 18, 2019
  • The Trews July 19, 2019
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage and Yukon Blonde July 20, 2019
  • Randy Bachman July 25, 2019
  • Matt Andersen July 26, 2019
  • Sarah McLachlan July 27, 2019
  • The Jim Cuddy Band August 9, 2019
  • Sean Jones and The Righteous Echo August 10, 2019
  • Bahamas with Orchestra August 15, 2019
  • Bahamas Solo August 16, 2019
  • Matt Mays & Ron Hawkins August 17, 2019
  • Tom Cochrane August 22, 2019
  • Dan Mangan August 23, 2019
  • Donovan Woods and The Opposition August 24, 2019
  • Joe Pillitteri & Friends Comedy September 5, 2019
  • The Philosopher Kings September 6, 2019
Starting in June and running until September, experience outdoor concerts set in the beautiful Queenston Heights Park. Enjoy Sunday afternoon concerts that bring the sound of big band, Dixie, blues and more to the Queenston Bandshell on Sundays from 2-4pm. 
In order to help you plan your stay with us here are some other upcoming events for 2019. More details (as well as other events) will be posted as they come available.
July 14 – August 10, 2019Music Niagara Festival
Aug. 10-11, 2019Peach Festival
Aug. 11, 2019Shades of Summer Dinner
Sept. 14-29, 2019Niagara Wine Festival
Dec. 6-7, 2019 – Annual Rotary House Tour
Dec. 6, 2019 – Candle Light Stroll
Dec. 14, 2019 – Christmas Parade
The Niagara Historical Society will offer guided historical tours of the Old Town every Saturday and Sunday from June to September, 2019. Tours start at 11:00 am at the Queen’s Royal Park Gazebo and the cost is only $10.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society presents its 28th Annual Garden Tour in Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 6, 2019 from 10am-5pm – open one hour longer this year!

July 19-21, 2019 – I4C – International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration with 9 Countries, 50 Winemakers and 135 Wines…whats not cool about that! As part of this weekend the Flights of Chardonnay will take place on the evening of July 19, 2019 at the Niagara District Airport, Niagara-on-the-Lake…always a popular and fun event!
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds return to Niagara-on-the-Lake, September 11, 2019. Get your tickets for a prime viewing spot of the awe-inspiring Snowbirds aerobatics!
The Fall Handmade Market returns to NOTL on Sept. 13 & 14, 2019.  Again this year it will be held at 13th Winery where you can shop 140 vendors, sip wine and savour food, music and art. Always a fun event.
Visiting us Monday to Friday? New last 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