Welcome to La Toscana di Carlotta at Burns House, one of the oldest homes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, whose deed dates back to 1793. Local historians say it started off as a home for a British army officer, only to be razed to the ground with the rest of NOTL by retreating American troops in the war of 1812. It was among the first few homes to be rebuilt in 1818, initially as an inn of sorts, a guest house, and was then bought as a family home by local merchant Joseph Burns.
And today? This quaint colonial home gathers its 200-year history and meets the hospitality of Tuscany. A rebirth of sorts under the auspices of Carlotta Cattani, a Florentine who has spent most of her life welcoming and entertaining guests, and her husband, Zuhair Kashmeri. We invite you to experience Tuscany in NOTL - everything from Italian breakfasts to Italian linen and amenities... but most of all Tuscan hospitality!
Park ‘n’ Walk
Unless you are planning side trips to Niagara Falls or to one of the internationally acclaimed wineries, forget about your auto. The Shaw festival theatres, all the fine restaurants and cafes and the lovely stores are literally steps away.
…comfortable beds with linen hand crafted in Tuscany and in-suite bathrooms for your privacy and comfort with amenities also from our suppliers in Toscana. In each room, an easy-to-use coffee/tea machine, bottled drinking water, a clock radio, if you insist on getting out of our comfortable beds, a flat panel TV if you’d rather watch ‘n’ sleep (or borrow one of the Shaw plays from our library); and a common guest fridge just outside your door.
The B&B includes a special guest dining area and lounge with ample reading material, much of it linked to the B&B theme. Free wireless Internet everywhere.
As far as possible, locally grown and organic. Think Tuscany − specially cured meats, lightly herbed vegetables and fruits galore. Omega-3 eggs − tasty and heart healthy. And for the die-hards, yogurt or milk and cereal. No canned or carton juice. Our juices are freshly squeezed on the premises in unusual medleys! Enjoy cappuccino while you wait and chat with other guests in a café styled lounge! Weather permitting, breakfast served in our back garden.
A special need? Just ask us and we’ll try our best…