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Foghorn House

Foghorn House at Old Town
1 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Niagara-on-the-Lake
from $250 per /nt
from $1750 per /wk

Foghorn House

Foghorn House is a historic one bedroom waterfront vacation home that sleeps up to 4 and is tastefully decorated. This property offers magical views of Fort Niagara and its location could not be better!

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Property Description

Foghorn House is a historic one bedroom waterfront vacation home that sleeps up to 4 and is tastefully decorated. This property offers magical views of Fort Niagara and its location could not be better!

Property Details

Enjoy the unique setting and luxurious amenities in this home, a remarkable opportunity to soak up some of Niagara-on-the-Lake history. Perfectly suited for a couple, the upper floor has a private bedroom with a King size bed, private bathroom with shower and intimate seating area. The ground floor has a full kitchen, dining room, living room with Queen size pull-out bed, bathroom with tub and french doors opening out to the back garden. A spectacular highlight of the home is the back garden which sits on the banks of the Niagara River, offering views directly across the border to Fort Niagara in the US.


This historic residence, The Foghorn Station, was a semi-industrial structure built in 1904 by the Department of Marine and Fisheries Canada and operated as a warning signal for marine vessels. It remains as one of the very few original structures of its kind still standing in the country.

It is a shingle or Colonial style of architecture, popular at the turn of the century, housing heavy machinery including air pumps and fog alarm until decommissioned in 1978. The building was then converted to residential use by the station keeper who also operated the two dock area lighthouse.

The property was acquired by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1982 and is an excellent example of adaptive re-use of an industrial building for residential purposes.

After extensive renovations, the Niagara Foundation, stewards of Niagara-on-the-Lake's heritage for almost 50 years, is proud to offer the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience in this true heritage gem.


Foghorn house is perfectly situated on the water, providing you with a beautiful view of the sunset every night. As you walk into the home, you are welcomed into the dining room which leads into the fully-equipped kitchen. Flowing from the dining room is the living room with a TV and a fireplace for those colder nights. There is also a queen-sized pull-out couch. The main floor bathroom provides you with a bathtub, perfect for a relaxing night with a glass of wine.

On the second level is the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, fitted with luxurious linens and bedding. The bedroom has a beautiful view, overlooking the Niagara River. Upstairs is also the master bathroom with a shower and an intimate seating area for you to lounge, or read a book. Through the french doors, you enter the backyard with seating and BBQ for you to enjoy the view of the river and Fort Niagara.

Foghorn House couldn't be a better choice for a relaxing day (or days) away from it all. Your host, Mark, is happy to suggest activities and help you explore to make the best of your visit...including recommendations for local pubs and restaurants.

We hope to hear from you!

Guest access:
Full home, BBQ, free wifi, and free onsite parking.
Interaction with guests
We will greet you at the home, and show you around.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is the ideal travel destination year-round! Offering an abundance of attractions: the Shaw Festival Theater, expansive recreation trail, art galleries, Whirlpool Jet Boats, world class dining, Fort George, award winning wineries/winery tasting & tours and festivals throughout the year including the Niagara Ice Wine Festival, and the Peach festival. Niagara on the Lake provides something for everyone.
This property has 1 King(s), 1 Full(s), 1 Pull Out Sofa(s).
  • Bedrooms











    $250 - $450


  • Refrigerator
  • Parks
  • Television
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Duty Free
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Dining Area
  • Oven
  • Linens Provided
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Living Room
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Towels Provided
  • Shopping
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron and Board
  • Cookware
  • Hair Dryer
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Bird Watching
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Microwave
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Guest Reviews

Another Great Trip by Andrew 12/28/2019
We really enjoy this house. Clean and well provisioned and the view is very nice. The new bed on the 2nd floor loft area is a great idea and perfect for a family. We slept great and the home was very quiet.
Beautiful Space by Cari 12/07/2019
Beautiful space, amazing location and perfectly clean!
Mark’s place was amazing! by Tania 12/07/2019
Mark’s place was amazing! The house has great amenities, is very cozy and perfect for a weekend getaway. I wish it was better weather so we could sit out on the back porch. The king bed was comfortable, the wifi worked great and the neighbourhood was so quaint and quiet. We had some challenges with check in and out but hopefully that will be figured out as it is a great stay!!
What an amazing view by George 09/23/2019
Amazing location. Lake Ontario and Niagara River is right in the back yard. Could sit there all day enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sail boats come in and out with Old Fort Niagara on the other side of the river as a backdrop. Ideally decorated and very clean. House is actually part of local history. Will be my regular stay for when I do my annual trip to NOTL.
Awesome place! by Sandy & Michael 09/07/2019
Awesome place!
Highly recommend by Stanley 09/02/2019
A lovely, fully renovated turn of the twentieth century home with a yard right on the point where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Simply furnished but beautiful, minutes from the historic core. The best feature of the place is being on the water, relaxingwith a cup of coffee and watching the boats go by. Very highly recommend
We can't say enough good things about the Foghorn House by Kathleen 08/26/2019
We can’t say enough good things about the Foghorn house. It is beautifully decorated with top-notch amenities. The back patio overlooking the river and lake was the high point. Location is great. Communication with Mark was seamless. We will return again!
Foghorn Cottage is idyllic. A perfect mix of new amenities and old world charm. by Larry 07/30/2019
My first time using a Vacation Rental. This experience definitely makes me want to try it again. Unbelievable excellence!
Very cute waterfront home by Daniel 07/28/2019
Delightful waterfront home close to Niagara on the Lake with a beautiful waterfront view of the lake and the river. Everything was wonderful and would stay again with our family. Thanks.
Beautiful house by Patrick 06/19/2019
Beautiful house and even better management company. We had a small issue with our stay. Mark and the company took care of it right away. You don’t find customer service like that these days. I have already shared this property with friends and family.
Beautiful views by Maureen 05/21/2019
Beautiful views of the lake and perfect location!
This place was amazing by John 05/12/2019
This place was amazing, there's not much more I can say. The location is incredible the view is spectacular and the place is even better than the pics. You won't regret staying here at all
Great location, home and Hosts! by Nora 04/22/2019
“Wonderful place - clean, comfortable, charming and stylish. Great views and fun backyard. Downtown location with all amenities. Cody and Mark are great hosts - prompt, helpful and professional. Highly recommend it for a quiet weekend in the heart of the Niagara region.”

“Thank you for the great service. Cody was extremely helpful and professional as well. This was one of the best experiences we've had in Canada.”
Quaint, Charming and Steps from the Water by Chris 01/12/2019
“The home is quaint, charming and steps from the water. In short it’s fantastic! We really enjoyed our stay. Everything from being met by our host to show us around, to the amenities, the location, and of course that view. We will be back!”
Mark's place was amazing! by Sarah 11/17/2018
Mark's place was amazing! Great view, short walk into town, and it had everything we needed. Would love to come back in the summer!
Beautiful and well appointed by Ben 10/19/2018
“Beautiful little cottage on the lake, extremely well appointed, five minute walk from the town centre and an absolute dream place to end our honeymoon”
PERFECT!!!! by Sallie 08/21/2018
Review #23396921 PERFECT!!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Loved it!!! Property was even better than expected. There was absolutely nothing to even remotely complain about.
“Love this place. Beautiful house and location. by Carollyn 06/26/2018
“What a great place to stay. Beautiful house, could live here permanently!! The best location , better than I imagined, fabulous sunsets on the day's we had sun! Would definitely recommend and would love to return.”
Beatiful by Anonymous 07/26/2017
The town was beautiful, very nice. Majority of dining experiences were excellent, nice variety of options. Nice shops, nice people. We appreciated the free parking in certain areas as well.
Good by Anonymous 01/27/2017
It would be good for the town to install more sidewalks - e.g. along Mississauga to accommodate more walking. It would be good for the town to maintain (clear snow) from its pathways in winter - again to accommodate walking and bicycling
Great Stay by Anonymous 12/01/2016
Great stay at The Foghorn house can't wait to come back New Years Eve
Loved our accommodations by Anonymous 10/06/2016
will visit again!
fabulous location by Anonymous 08/18/2016
fabulous location!


Daily Rate: $250 - $450 per night
Weekly Rate: $1750 - $2700 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


Foghorn Cleaning Fee - $75.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are subject up to a 50% cancellation fee and must be confirmed through email. If less than 60 days prior to your arrival, the full amount will be forfeited.
Please notify us immediately if you cannot use your reservation. If successful in finding a suitable replacement booking for the dates of your reservation, at our discretion we will refund the payment less administration fees determined at the time the replacement booking is confirmed and paid for.
Last updated 02/17/2020
Deposit Policy
Direct bookings through 100% payment is due at the time of booking by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex)
Last updated 02/17/2020

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