The Porch and Pillow
The Porch and Pillow

welcome to the porch and pillow

A message about COVID-19:  Dear guests and potential guests:


Due to the need for social distancing as a key measure in fighting the spread of COVID-19, we will be closing our B&B to guests effective iimmediately, until at least April 30, 2020.  The re-opening date will be reassessed as new information becomes available.  We reserve the right to:

  • Cancel existing reservations that are taking place from May 1, 2020 onward, based on best advice from health officials regarding risk exposure and disease transmission.  In this eventuality, we will provide as much notice as possible.
  • Deny reservations that are considered high risk, based on best advice from health officials regarding risk exposure and disease transmission.
  • Conduct screening measures, including but not limited to, health questionnaires and temperature checks.

We are confident we will get through this difficult time.  In the meantime, stay well, and stay home!


Update April 4, 2020:  Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 82/20, Closure of Places of Non-Essential Business, we have been notified by the town of NOTL that B&Bs are considered NON-ESSENTIAL business, and therefore must remain closed for the duration of the Order.  We will follow the requirements of the legislation, and will hopefully see you again when we make it to the other side of this crisis.  At this time we are blocking check-ins until the end of May, but will update this as necessary based on new information.  All the best to you all.


Update June 5, 2020:  Effective today, the province of Ontario is lifting the restriction on short-term rentals, provided that all safety protocols can be implemented and maintained.  At this point, we are not prepared to open The Porch and Pillow, as we do not feel that we have the capacity to safely operate our Bed & Breakfast.  Therefore, blocking of check-ins will continue at least until the end of July.  We will continue to montior the situation and will update this website as new information becomes available.


Update July 26, 2020:  It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that we have decided to close The Porch and Pillow.  We do not foresee being able to safely reopen our B&B until such time as a vaccine is found and widely administered, and so we have decided to move on to the next phase of our lives.  The five years spent welcoming and serving guests from all around the world was one of the most enjoyable periods of our lives, and we thank each and every one of you who helped us learn the ropes and forgave our little fumbles.  We met so many delightful people, some of whom we are sure we will maintain contact with for many years to come.  And who knows, at some point The Porch and Pillow may reincarnate in a smaller form on the shores of Lake Erie!  Stay well and all the best,

Carolyn and John


Welcome to The Porch and Pillow, a cozy Bed and Breakfast nestled in the heart of the beautiful Niagara region.  Niagara-on-the-Lake really is the perfect vacation destination. Whether you enjoy attending plays, visiting wineries, cycling or hiking on our beautiful trails, or simply relaxing, the Niagara region has it all.  The Porch and Pillow is located only 1 km from world-class recreation trails, and historic Old Town is easily accessed by walking, cycling, or driving.  The majestic and powerful Niagara Falls are located a short 25 km drive away, and there are three US border crossings within that 25 km stretch. And whether your visit is for a theatre experience, a romantic getaway, or an invigorating bike circle tour, The Porch and Pillow is in close proximity to all that Niagara has to offer, and can help make your vacation a memorable experience.


With an abundance of pine accents throughout the home, The Porch and Pillow presents a warm, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere, and will appeal to the traveller who appreciates excellent value for reasonable cost.  You will feel at home from the moment you step onto our delightful porch; you will sink into our oh-so-comfy beds for a wonderful night's sleep; and you will never leave the breakfast table hungry!  The recently installed porch was built for the benefit of our guests, and you are welcome to partake of our delicious breakfasts "al fresco" (weather permitting) or relax at day's end with the VQA wine that you bought on your wine tour.  


So please take a moment to browse our website to learn more about The Porch and Pillow and the local area.  We look forward to welcoming you to our home soon.


Your vacation starts with the perfect room at the Porch and Pillow.




A Porch and Pillow gourmet breakfast gets your day off to the right start.




The Porch and Pillow's location is ideal for both the bold adventurer and the relaxed vacationer.



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