The Porch and Pillow
The Porch and Pillow

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This page provides information on NOTL events and any special offers that we might have.  Check back often to see what's new at The Porch and Pillow and the NOTL area!



We're #6!!  We are thrilled to announce that The Porch and Pillow has been rated one of the top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada, receiving a 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award.  In fact, we are #6!  Check out the top 25 here.


Grape Meets Grill at Sip and Sizzle:  Sip & Sizzle is a month-long wine and food pairing event taking place at more than 25 wineries in NOTL in May.  Here are just a few of the flavour combinations on offer:

  • Sauvignon Blanc paired with smoked white bean hummus and grilled Niagara eggplant "bomba" on crostini.  
  • Rose paired with grilled lamb brochette and a tangy Herbs de Provence glace.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon paired with balsamic marinated flank steak served on a fresh Ciabatta bun with creamy coleslaw.

Pass holders for Sip & Sizzle will be treated ot one wine and food pairing at each of the participating wineries each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in May.  Get your passes here and enjoy the wonderful wines of NOTL.


Historical Walking Tour:  The Niagara Historical Society is offering a guided historical tour of Old Town every Saturday and Sunday from June to September.  Tours start at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen's Royal Park Gazebo.  Cost is $10.


Jackson-Triggs Concert Series:  If you think that sitting under the stars listening to great Canadian bands in the heart of wine country sounds like a dream, you should consider taking in one of the great concerts hosted at the Jackson-Triggs amphitheatre.  See artists such as Sam Roberts Band, Serena Ryder, Whitehorse, The Trews, Alan Doyle, Bahamas, Broken Social Scene, Jim Cuddy band...the list goes on.  Concerts take place from June 7 to August 25, 2018.  Click here for ticket information.


Niagara Ultra-Marathon June 16, 2018:  This is the 26th running of the Niagara ultra races.  100 km, 50 km, marathon, half marathon, and 10 km races are available, all run on traffic-free asphalt foot paths following the Niagara River Parkway, past Fort George and on to Niagara Falls and back.  In continuous site of the Great river and turning around at the Falls, this fast course offers you the opportunity to run on a flat, very scenic course steeped in Canadian and American history.  This is an official event in the 2018 Ontario Ultra & Trail Race Series.  Our B&B is approximately 1.5 km from the race start point.  A great pre-race breakfast is guaranteed!  To register, visit the race website.


Garden Tour:  The 13th Annual Shaw Guild Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This year's tour features eight beautiful residential gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  View quality perennials, specimen trees, and shrubs in properties dating from the 1930s to 2006.  Unique elements include statuary ornaments, water features, plus structural ideas for attractive gazebos, wrought iron gates, sheds, secret garden rooms, and much more.  Tickets are $25 and are available online or by calling the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429. 


Ongoing:  Ask us about vouchers for complimentary wine tastings/tours at select wineries.


Ongoing:  Bikes!!  Ask us about using our house bicycles.


The Porch and Pillow

851 Charlotte St.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON   L0S 1J0


T:  905-246-8087



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