Foghorn House

Foghorn House at Old Town
1 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Niagara-on-the-Lake
from $250 per /nt
from $2700 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 Pull Out Sofa(s).
  • Bedrooms











    $250 - $425


  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Groceries
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free
  • Forests
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Linens Provided
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Living Room
  • Shopping
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cookware
  • Iron and Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Walking
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Parks
  • Television
  • 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

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
Okay by Anonymous 10/16/2016
My accommodations were ok, but they had a cable/internet/phone outage at the rental home. It was unfortunate.
Loved our accommodations by Anonymous 10/06/2016
will visit again!
fabulous location by Anonymous 08/18/2016
fabulous location!


Daily Rate: $250 - $425 per night
Weekly Rate: $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
Security Deposit - $500.00
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 11/13/2018
Deposit Policy
Direct bookings through 100% deposit is due at the time of booking by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex) to secure the reservation if less than 60 days prior to check-in. 50% is due at time of booking if check in date is greater than 60 days.
Last updated 11/13/2018

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