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Woodbourne History


The Woodbourne House - meaning wood stream and named after the Four Mile Creek which bubbles nearby, has been fully restored and is a historical gem in the Niagara-on-the-Lake community.  The contrast of Victorian & Georgian era architecture is still visible today at the Inn at the corner of Four Mile Creek and Warner roads. The passage of time has brought many changes to this property, the Woodruff family owned the title deed for 175 years.  Now it has been rejuvenated and is open to the public! 


Woodbourne Inn's Place in Canadian History 


"Part of the legacy of Woodbourne is recalling the old stories, including the one about William Lyon Mackenzie, the mid-1800s reformer who led the Rebellion of 1837 against the Family Compact. After fleeing Toronto, he was hidden at Woodbourne and then narrowly escaped detection by climbing out a second-storey window and down a massive horse chestnut tree."

(Mullin Carolyn, Author) - Woodruffs at home.

Woodbourne Inn is an 1839 Historically designated treasure. An acre of rare trees tower over the Victorian/Georgian Inn. It has been updated for comfort and style in 2014. Elegant and comfortable common areas, suitable for either intimate or large gatherings, and eight bedrooms, each with its own amazing washrooms give everyone enough space to relax and rest.


A signature to a Woodbourne stay, a morning tray that is served to your room at an hour of your choosing, to start the day in your own space; with coffee/tea, fresh house-made pastries and organic juice.   


Located 10 minutes from everything you would want to explore in the Niagara Region: World-renowned wineries, excellent restaurants and live Theatre, the majestic Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Escarpment hiking and all the natural beauty of Canada's beautiful fruit belt.