The Stone Cottage
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Village|
Description from the owner
Located in the the historic village of Queenston in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the cottage is just steps away from the Niagara River and the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. With its cathedral ceiling, loft bedroom, stone walls and fireplace, this cozy vacation property transports you back in time.
While it's date of origin is disputed, legend has it that The Stone Cottage housed prisoners during the war of 1812 and illegal stores of liquor during prohibition. Today the cottage provides a peaceful, private retreat for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Located half way between the "Old Town" of Niag...Read more
The Stone Cottage
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Additional Location Information
Quiet location in the village of Queenston, half way between the old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with its multitude of shops and restaurants, and the many attractions of Niagara Falls. Close to wineries, the Shaw Festival Theatre and the 56 km Niagara Recreational bike trail.
Location Type Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CAD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$170 - $218||$170 - $218||$170 - $1,222||$0||2 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
Lo season 2014
|All Other Dates||$170||$170||$170||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
2 night minimum, open year round
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 01, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Asheville, North Carolina
Interesting for first two days, yet unimpressed with the owner's
Cottage itself was fun for the first few days. Towards the end though the bathroom experience was old. Showering in the clawfoot bathtub fighting the plastic liner was not fun at all. And the steep climb to the bedroom loft was an adventure rivaled only by coming down the stairs in the morning. The owner's advertise it's a well stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs - it is not in any way shape or form. The parking is tight and I hit the side of my car on some steel thing that juts from the cottage itself which the owner's have covered in ivy! When I inquired about them helping me repair my car, they said it was my problem. When I asked about their insurance, they never responded. I would not recommend staying here.
Response from Lynn Masaro - 12/04/2012
I'm sorry that the guest's experience was tainted by my declining to pay for their car repairs when they hit the gas meter cage. Over 11 years, hundreds of guests have parked in that spot without incident. As for the other comments, I can only say that I have many guests who return to the cottage year after year which I believe is a testament to it's charm and comfort.
Living in a castle
This is probably the closest you can get to experience living in a castle without taking a trip to Europe. 15 feet high stone walls and a blazing fireplace! We stayed there during Icewine festival; and everything was from perfect to amazing. The cottage is tastefully decorated; it has modern kitchen with everything you need; bathroom in period style; and a loft bedroom with very comfortable bed. We will definitely be back, and I highly recommend this place to everyone.
Best spot in Niagara Peninsula
If you are seeking an unbiased review of the Stone Cottage, you have come to the wrong site, for I am biased and entirely in the positive sense. For ten years I have been spending a month or so per annum at the Cottage, and as you see in the photo, it is a quaint as well as historic hostelry, located a few yards from the bluff that overlooks the Niagara River. Although it is situated only a few minutes from either Niagara Falls or Notl and the Shaw Festival, the village of Queenston is very quiet and secluded, free of the crowded streets of either of the nearby centers of attraction. The village of Queenston is arguably the most important historical spot in Canada, and the Cottage itself has a few stories to tell. Step outside the front door and glance up the escarpment at the Brock Monument, or stroll a few yards toward the Heights and get a feeling , first-hand, for the extraordinary events that took place there in 1812. Although it is one of the oldest structures in Queenston, the Cottage has all the mod cons, and if anything is found wanting, be assured that innkeeper Lynn Masaro will be available to help resolve any problems. I assure you that you will be pleased with your visit, and with the warm welcome that Lynn will provide.
A charming, cozy and romantic getaway!
My husband and I have stayed at the Stone Cottage many times. We go when we want a cozy, relaxing getaway. The cottage is very well appointed. We have not wanted for anything. We love to bring in great food, books and movies and don't feel a need to go anywhere else. But it is so well positioned near both Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake that it's easy to pop out for a nice meal or show.
Charming, well kept, enchantmen!.
Stone Cottage is like stepping into another era, with all of todays comforts. It's a stones throw from The Shaw Festival, Winery Tours,Fort George and picturesque Niagara-
I'm a Romantic, and I feel very special at Stone Cottage. It's been my favourite Birthday gift for the past several years.
Like stepping back in time -- but with all the modern convenienc
With a quiet, private location and beautiful surroundings, this is the perfect Niagara-on-the-Lake getaway. The cottage itself looks like a miniature castle (complete with stone walls and a clawfoot tub) and even with everything there is to do in Notl, you'll probably find yourself wanting to stay in with a bottle of local wine.
The Stone Cottage was spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed, and when we accidentally left a few things in the upstairs closet when we left, the proprietors cheerfully and promptly mailed them back to us. They were easy to get ahold of when we needed something, but didn't meddle in our stay -- a welcome change from the bed and breakfast scene in Notl.
A couple notes I will make is that the Stone Cottage is probably a better place to stay for a couple than it would be for a family, as there is only one bedroom area in the loft. Also it isn't right in the old town so don't show up expecting to be able to walk to the Shaw Theatres. It'll take a quick, pretty drive along the river. Personally, we welcomed the seclusion. We'd gladly stay here over and over again.
Cathy & John
We love this Cottage!
We come back every year. It's near many historical sites or a short drive down the lovely Niagara parkway to restaurants, theatre, wineries, art in the park, etc... and just steps from the river.
We enjoy the quieter Queenston. The cottage has everything to be self sufficient, BBQ, patio, kitchen, dining table, fireplace...
We come in the summer and enjoy all of the local produce stands, but, you could enjoy The Cottage at any time of year.
Lynn has always been very accomodating. We have always found The Cottage to be very welcoming!