History Buff

This section is for those of you who just want to dig deeper into the historical side of Panache’s concept and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. You will find here details about the artwork that was chosen to embellish the walls of our place, a very interesting work about top hats and links that will lead you to some historically inclined places in our region.  Enjoy!

The Duke of Wellington By Sir Thomas Lawrence 1814 Painted a few months before the Battle of Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington

By Sir Thomas Lawrence

1814

Painted a few months before the Battle of Waterloo


Panache is conveniently located on Lakeshore Road, directly on the wine route in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake, which was voted the prettiest town in Canada in 1996 by Communities in Bloom, a Canadian organisation having for main focus the enhancement of green spaces in communities. You will surely notice the European flair of the facade as you walk under one of our corkscrew  willow and make your way to the local limestone portico; an ‘’avant-goût’’ of what you can expect to find inside.

As you open the door, Kelly, our beloved little Italian greyhound, will want to greet you in the foyer with all the love that you deserve, but we will allow her to say hello only if you wish. The main level includes our owner’s quarters and your tastefully decorated breakfast room. In the morning, as you sit down comfortably at the wooden table, elegantly dressed in silver, you will surely meet new friends while enjoying an inspired breakfast creation that will satisfy the gourmet in you.

Go up the grand staircase and discover the boudoir on the mezzanine complete with comfortable wingback chairs, fireplace, bilingual library, flat screen television with cable and an oversized chess table for your enjoyment. The Wellington and The Victoria rooms, both complete with their own ensuite bathrooms, are adjacent. The Regent is located downstairs and has its own private living room with direct access to the garden.

The garden at the back of the house is a lovely place to unwind and enjoy a glass of local wine.  At its center, surrounded by Ivy covered trellises and two more corkscrew willows, the stone terrace is awaiting with a delightful musical atmosphere and complimentary homemade lemonade. 

Only a leisurely ten minute walk away, you will find yourself on the breathtaking shore of Lake Ontario, in Ryerson Park. Definitely a local favorite spot. You are more than welcome to come with us as we walk Kelly there almost every day in the summer time. You will enjoy magnificent sunsets on the lake with the Queen City of Canada, Toronto, standing tall directly across the waters, reflecting the quiet golden rays. Quite a spectacle!

Of course, you cannot visit Niagara-on-the-Lake without exploring the charming downtown area. Filled with one of a kind boutiques and restaurants, the beautifully landscaped Queen Street will take you back in time with its proudly conserved British influence and its many historical landmarks. First, you can visit St-Mark’s church, the oldest Anglican Church in Ontario and after that quiet time, go have a shot at the oldest golf course in North America. Have a classy afternoon while enjoying the High Tea at the Prince of Wales Vintage Hotel before going out to see a play at one of the three Shaw Festival theatres. Finally, after all that excitement, take a moment for yourself and relax at one of the local spas before heading out for dinner in a renowned vineyard! There is definitely enough to do to in our beautiful region to keep you occupied!

David and Jason