Nestled amidst a Carolinian forest, atop the Niagara Escarpment, lies Falconridge Farm open for weddings, events and accommodation. All of our spacious rooms are en-suite and unique in decor. The balconies and verandas are spacious being 40 feet long and between 8 and 10 feet deep. From here you can look at the beautiful gardens and landscaped grounds, then, out further to the rolling meadows and vineyards. We border the Bruce Trail and Beamer Memorial Conservation Area which lies along the spring migration route for raptors travelling north from the States. It is also within a few kilometers of many of Niagara's top 'Bench' wineries. Here on our peaceful and secluded 23 acre farm you will find vineyards, meadows, Christmas trees, orchards and woodland. At the end of a sugar maple lined driveway, our large Victorian brick farmhouse, built in 1864, has been lovingly restored with all modern amenities. We are pleased to provide a beautiful setting for weddings and romantic weekends away! Enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking, winery touring or simply strolling through the woods to the spectacular scenic view of Lake Ontario. During the warm summer months you may enjoy our saltwater swimming pool and lounge on our stone patio. Or melt in our hot tub under the stars. The silence is deafening. Of course, Niagara Falls is just down the road with all its sights and sounds and action. But when you are ready to relax.....
Please call between
9:00 am - 9:00 pm only
Walk in during the day
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
to see our beautiful house.
All pictures, works of art and antiques in our Manor are for sale.
Our Manor Farm was part of the Grimsby Historical SocietyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heritage House Tour fundraiser held?in?May 2009.? It was built by the same family, the Beamer family,?that donated part of their property?to the Town of Grimsby. That land?became Beamer Memorial Conservation Area.
We bought this farm from the Travis family in 2003.? It was small, almost a hobby farm except it generated enough cash from grapes, hay and straw and Christmas trees to support a family.? When Mr Travis died it was too much work for his widow so she sold it to us.? We are four partners who fell in love with the farm, farmhouse and the spectacular location.? We decided to totally renovate the building to modern standards and to prevent the dilapidation advancing to the stage of demolition.?
The first thing we did was to go into the basement and support the foundations of the house.? Stefanik Construction poured the basement foundation with lots of extra reinforcement such as steel Ã¢â‚¬ËœIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ beams and steel props.? Lots of support stud-walls and appropriate drainage.? We were so pleased with their work we used them as our main contractor for our 3000Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ extension.?
The extension was designed to be both our private residential area and house our Ã¢â‚¬ËœGreat RoomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, a very large room to be used for events such as weddings and parties.? Once we had completed the extension to live in we totally gutted the old house so that outside walls could be insulated and all new services such as electricity, plumbing, state of the art heating, information cabling, cooling and air filtration systems could be installed.? In some cases there was totally new room layouts?such as a loft bedroom built.? We were mindful that we were renovating an historic 1864 Victorian farm house and we tried to minimise the impact of modern technology upon the appearance of the farm.? If you look at our website you will see it retains the look of an old Victorian manor farm.
The Scottish builder's style of our farmhouse was matched with brick brought from DetroitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s burnt-out inner city buildings.? There are stone patios around the house and swimming pool, and slab-rock pathways.
We opened for business in the May of 2008 and very quickly attracted visitors to our B&B operation.? In that first year we also hosted two weddings and several business retreats all of which were totally successful and you can read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor.
Beamer Memorial Conservation Area is a pivotal North American spring migration spot for raptors.???
The Forty Mile Creek and Beamer Falls runs at all times of the year and at peak run-off?it actually thunders!
Firstly our beautiful Manor Farmhouse is a pleasure to relax in and look at the antiques, or simply relax in our hot tub at any time of the day - but definitely at night under a clear starry sky - or at dawn as the sky fills with colour.?
Floating in our salt-water pool is a great way to spend a hot sunny afternoon.
Beamer Memorial Conservation Area is a fabulous place to go at any time of the year.? It has the Bruce Trail running through it with wheelchair accessible trails and lookouts, along with a challenging hike down (or up!)?the escarpment.? From the?three different lookouts,?the views across lake Ontario are stunning.?
Beamer Memorial Conservation Area
Forty Mile Creek
Beamer Memorial Conservation Area??
The Bruce Trail was conceived in 1960 and opened in 1967.? At 800 km it is the oldest and longest hiking trail in Canada.
Grimsby Historical Society
Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch
|Street 1:||Beamer Falls Manor at Falconridge Farm|
|Street 2:||140 Ridge Road West|
|Postal Code:||L3M 4E7|