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Gatekeeper's Retreat, your personal retreat with panache

Upscale B&B within easy reach of Shaw Festival Theatre

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10.0.Exceptional.
  • David was a fantastic host. The B&B was exceptionally clean throughout and so inviting…

    Mar. 19, 2021

  • Our stay was great. David was an outstanding host. Rooms were comfortable and elegantly…

    Nov. 27, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library

What’s around

  • In Old Town Historic District
  • Shaw Festival Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Two Mile Creek Conservation Area - 12 min walk
  • Lake Ontario - 13 min walk
  • Niagara River Gorge - 15 min walk
  • Museum of the Paranormal - 21 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Royal Room, 1 Queen Bed (The Boudoir)
  • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed (The Chamber)
  • Presidential Room, 1 Queen Bed (The Hermitage)

Location

  • In Old Town Historic District
  • Shaw Festival Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Two Mile Creek Conservation Area - 12 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Historic District
  • Shaw Festival Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Two Mile Creek Conservation Area - 12 min walk
  • Lake Ontario - 13 min walk
  • Niagara River Gorge - 15 min walk
  • Museum of the Paranormal - 21 min walk
  • Royal George Theatre - 23 min walk
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club - 24 min walk
  • Jackson-Triggs Winery - 24 min walk
  • Simcoe Park - 28 min walk
  • St. Vincent De Paul Church - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Buffalo Niagara Intl. Airport (BUF) - 56 min drive
  • Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) - 91 min drive
  • Niagara Falls, ON (XLV-Niagara Falls Train Station) - 22 min drive
  • Niagara Falls Station - 22 min drive
  • St. Catharines Station - 27 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Panache Bed & Breakfast Niagara-On-the-Lake
  • Panache Bed & Breakfast
  • Panache Niagara-On-the-Lake
  • Panache Bed Breakfast

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Gatekeeper's Retreat, your personal retreat with panache does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Willow Cakes and Pastries (8-min walk), Backhouse (8-min walk), and Stone Road Grille (8-min walk).
  • No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Casino Niagara (23-min drive) and Fallsview Casino (29-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Gatekeeper's Retreat, your personal retreat with panache has a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    So much attention to detail that added to the comfort of the stay.

    1 night romance trip, Mar. 14, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was a great B&B experience. David is a wonderful host and the place is impeccable. The speak easy decor was definitely an experience and the 3 course breakfast is a great addition.

    Radhika, 1 night romance trip, Feb. 22, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like everything, from the warm welcome by David and the puppies! The room we stayed at (victoria room) very warm and cozy, very nice design! David really did put a lot of thought on everything. The breakfast was very lovely! The place was extremely clean! I cannot find any flaws from the place everything was perfect! Thank you David!!

    Maria, 1 night romance trip, Jan. 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 Stars is not enough for this perfect gem

    This is one of those places to whom you wish could you could give more than 5 stars. The house was a delight, the bedroom was both beautiful (4-post bed!!) and super comfortable, and David was the most incredible host, super helpful and lovely without being overbearing in anyway. The breakfast was a revelation (Sunday Crepe day!) and he was super helpful in giving ideas of where to go in Niagara on the Lake. For sure I will stay here next time I go back.

    Angela, 1 night trip, Jan. 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice, clean, comfortable, welcoming, great breakfast!

    1 night trip, Nov. 16, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Weekend Getaway

    Great location in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a couples getaway.

    Nancy, 2 night trip, Oct. 19, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room was really clean and the decor was lovely

    2 night family trip, Sep. 10, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I love Panache B&B. First of all the home is easy to get to. Secondly it is so very, very clean. The proprietor, David, is most welcoming and accommodating to your needs. He has such a flair from the decorating of the rooms to his 3 course breakfasts. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced and the presentation and flavors are to die for. This B & B truly has "Panache"

    3 night romance trip, Jul. 5, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakfasts were excellent. Host was helpful and knowledgeable. Accommodations were excellent.

    2 night romance trip, Jun. 27, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I am completely satisfied. This where I will stay when in the area.

    2 night trip with friends, Jun. 25, 2019

    Verified Travelocity guest review

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