|5239 River Road
|Host(s): Helena Harrington
Ph. 905 374 1681
EXPERIENCE LION'S HEAD BED & BREAKFAST! TOP RATED ON TRIPADVISOR ONLY B&B IN NIAGARA FALLS RECOMMENDED IN BEST PLACES TO B&B IN ONTARIO BY JANET HIGGIGNS. History: Lion's Head has a rich and interesting history. It was built in 1910 by local architect, J.A. Phillips for Hugh Wilson, Superintendent of the Toronto Electric Corporation. The historical fact that Lion's Head was the first poured foundation home in the Niagara Region, allows it today to remain one of the few homes that is completely orginal and restoration has not been required. Fabulous location on Niagara's most scenic drive offering unparalleled views of the spectacular Niagara River Gorge and a leisurely 10 minute stroll to the Falls, Casino and other local attractions. Enjoy the breeze and comfort of the large wraparound verandah and surrounding gardens. Enjoy the culinary skills of the innkeeper, Helena, whose experience in the kitchens of Canada and Britain, make the breakfasts at Lion's Head renowned . The interior of Lion's Head offers an eclectic mix which is reflected in the guest rooms which are named after artists. The use of colour and decorative accents give off a dramatic flair.
From Eastern States
Take 90 to 290 to 190 (follow signs to Buffalo and Niagara Falls US). After crossing second bridge on Grand Island take Robert Moses Parkway (sharp right hand ramp exit just before bottom of bridge) which goes along the river. Take the City exit keep going straight to Niagara Street. Turn left on Niagara Street, which takes you to Toll Bridge and across Rainbow Bridge and through Canadian Customs. After crossing Rainbow Bridge take The Fall Exit to Hiram Street, turn right, and then left on River Road for 3 blocks. Lion's Head at top of hill at 5239 River Road.
From Buffalo Airport
Take 33 to 90 then follow directions above.
From Western States
Take 90 to 190 then follow directions above.
Via Downtown Toronto
Take Gardiner Expressway West to QEW towards Niagara Falls. After crossing the St. Catharines Garden City Skyway Bridge take 405 (left lane of Highway) to Stanley Avenue. Turn right on Stanley and turn left on Whirlpool Road (immediately before railroad tracks) which takes you to River Road (also known as Niagara Parkway). Turn right on River Road and continue for about 9 km. Lion's Head located at 5239 River Road.
Via North of Toronto
Take 401 West to QEW towards Niagara Falls. (Follow above directions Via Downtown Toronto)
Take 401 East to 403 to Hamilton. Take QEW towards Niagara Falls. Follow above directions.
Breakfast at Lion's Head is not a normal affair, you will have the chance to experience a very special silver service breakfast served at 9:00 a.m. in the dining room.
A Typical Breakfast at Lion's Head
- Fresh hand-squeezed orange juice
- Pears poached in Wine and Orange Sauce topped with Vanilla Yogurt and a dollop of Cranberry Ginger Preserve
- French Toast served with Three Berry Coulis