This past weekend, Blaine and I embarked on a much-needed getaway. In the seven years we have been together, not once have we gone on a mini-getaway, and as much as we would have liked to have done this sooner or even more often, we’re both a wee bit busy.
I booked a one-night stay at The Halfway Niagara through their Instagram page, but you can also book with them via their website. I found out about this place through a friend of mine who stayed here with their partner, and after hearing from them how much they enjoyed their stay, I decided to book a night with Darren and Lori, the owners of this stunning home.
Check out the history of this location, with this information coming directly from the Halfway House’s website:
“The house was originally known as the “Halfway House” which was a tavern and stopping point for the Erie and Ontario Railway. This was the first railway in Upper Canada (1839 – 1854) that consisted of a horse drawn railcar that carried people and goods from Queenston (below the Falls) to Chippawa (above the Falls), an 11 mile journey. When passengers reached the Halfway House, they disembarked temporarily into the tavern so that the exhausted horses could be switched after their long haul up the Niagara escarpment. In 1895 the house was rebuilt on the stone foundation of the original tavern. A lovely stone barn from the original railway still exists on the property. The house is a combination of fully modern amenities mixed with the flavor of it’s early railroad past.”
This space is an absolute must-see if you’re planning on a trip to Niagara. It is located minutes from a beautiful trail that leads directly to Niagara Gorge, and the Falls aren’t far away, either. The home is incredibly warm and artisanal with a beautiful rustic design that Blaine and I both thoroughly enjoyed.
Lori and Darren truly thought of everything when preparing this home for their guests, and they are both lovely, genuine people. We can’t thank them enough for such a tremendous stay.