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Inn on the Twenty

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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Helen Young
3845 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario

Tel: + 1 905-562-5336; toll-free 1-800-701-8074
No cell number available
Tel: + 1 905-562-3232

Winery-owners, restaurateurs and now inn-keepers, Helen Young and husband Leonard Pennachetti are double-handedly bringing life back to the old winery village of Jordan. Helen looks after the inn on one side of the main street, Leonard masterminds the Cave Spring Cellars operation on the other, with the restaurant (great views from upstairs) and shops dotted around.....

.... ‘Twenty’ references abound because the area, named by Loyalists fleeing the US after the War of Independence, is 20 miles from Niagara, and Jordan is an ideal spot if you want to base yourself away from the Niagara maelstrom. The inn is in an old warehouse, so it does not have the most poetic of exteriors, but the lack of architectural strictures meant that Helen was able to do pretty much what she wanted with the interiors. As a result, the rooms are very special; combinations of vibrant sofas and bedspreads, high pale walls and bathrooms that vary from the merely extravagant to the palatial. Five have private gardens with trees and wooden benches – nothing plastic here. And another five are in the 1840-built Vintage House right next door. Talks, seminars and wine tours often available at weekends.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    
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Rooms: 42: 28 at the main Inn of which 2 are in the Winemaker’s Cottage and 2 in the Vintage House; 14 contemporary rooms down the street in Jordan House. Variety of suites and rooms, most king-size beds, all with en-suite bathrooms. Jordan House has all queens.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Breakfast: ‘enhanced’ continental included, plus one hot item. Lunch and dinner available à la carte in the restaurant.
Directions: Take Exit 57 off the QEW and follow Victoria Ave south to the traffic light at Regional Road 81. Turn left onto RR 81 and continue through Jordan Valley to Jordan proper. After leaving the valley turn left onto Main St and the inn is down on the right.

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