Post House Inn ~ A Modern Twist For A 19th Century Village
Gadabout Gal Tiff here! Today I'm reflecting on my first visit to Canada with the Gadabout Gals during our recent Wine and Waterfalls tour. Can you believe it took me forty eight years to make it to Canada? Everything about our visit blew my expectations, especially our stay at the Post House Inn in Niagara On The Lake.
Reading all the reviews written about The Post House Inn on TripAdvisor could not have prepared us for the heartwarming impression Jason and Danni had on us. This vibrant and gracious couple truly invests their heart into their Inn and community.
Upon check in we were given a tour of this beautiful home. I booked the opulent Post Master Suite. Danni graciously upgraded us to include the adjoining room. I had a feeling one night in our luxury suite was not going to be enough.
Distinct to The Post House Inn are their common areas. We enjoyed their club lounge where we stopped for a cup of coffee and a chat with our hosts. In warmer weather, we would have definitely taken advantage of their private pool and hot tub!
In a little over a year of ownership, Jason and Danni have added a modern twist to a very traditional colonial style home. Danni explained that there are plenty of colonial style homes in their quaint town. She wants to offer something distinct, a little different from the rest.
I personally love the whimsical works of art and modern design they have added. Danni has a vision and is very resourceful in recreating the designs she admires in Architectural Digest. Jason teases that she has champagne taste on a beer budget. However, I think it was Jason who purchased The Queen Bubblegum, a Michael Moebius piece.
The Inn is ideally located walking distance from shopping and dining. Niagara On The Lake is a well preserved 19th century village and truly is one of the prettiest towns I've visited. The town is genuinely one of the friendliest places too! Walking a couple blocks to dinner on a crisp fall evening past beautiful churches and inviting shops was delightful after a full day of travel.
Kelly made reservations at Treadwell, known for their farm to table cuisine. She first saw this restaurant listed on The Post House website under "our favorite restaurants." After reading various reviews on Treadwell, we agreed that a reservation needed to be made! The Post House Inn offers concierge service. They will happily make reservations and recommendations for you.
Side note: I was able to check off a bucket list item at Treadwell! Since watching the Netflix documentary Somm and reading Cork Dork, I have wanted to dine at a restaurant with sommelier service. It was fun to hear the Somm make his recommendations! He was spot on!
Finally, a relaxing evening in our luxe suite was on the agenda! We shared a bottle of wine while reminiscing about our wine adventures, our dining experience, and the lovely town.
The next morning a scrumptious breakfast served buffet style awaited us in the club lounge. Jason and Danni went to no expense offering fresh baked pastries, fruit, eggs, bacon and smoked salmon. Their breakfast is locally sourced and seasonal.
Breakfast gave us another opportunity to chat with our hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the playful banter that this couple shares. It was fun to hear Jason's version of their journey to becoming Inn Keepers... and then Danni's version. Regardless how it came about, this couple seems to have found their calling.
At check-out we had one last fun conversation with our hosts. They ooze love for their community. It was fun to hear about their son winning the bid for Principle of the Day (and their fear it might have went to his head). They gave me a copy of Streets Of Niagara On The Lake, written by their neighbor, to add to my collection of travel books. They shared what they've learned about their business in the past year. Our conversation could have naturally gone on all morning.... We just didn't want to leave.
I was certain our visit to Niagara On The Lake was going to be memorable! What I didn't expect was leaving the Post House Inn feeling as if I've made new Canadian friendships.
The Gadabout Gals agree... returning in the spring or summer would be great! Although we managed to pack a lot into our trip to Canada. Staying for one night in Niagara On The Lake wasn't nearly enough time to see and do everything.
Stayed tuned for more tales from our Wine & Waterfalls tour!