The Niagara Benchlands are an extraordinary natural and historical wonder – ripe with exceptional flavours and an atmosphere of upscale unwinding ideal for an Ontario getaway. Over the past several years, the Benchlands – also known as Twenty Valley – have been growing in popularity. This growth is, in part, due to the region’s reputation for unparalleled scenic beauty and culinary exploration, which has reached discerning tourists from across Ontario and throughout the Northern United States. Spend two days exploring Niagara Benchlands and come to know why this little piece of paradise, within the Niagara Escarpment, is topping the must-visit lists of foodies, history buffs and connoisseurs of fine flavours and experiences.
Day One – Welcome to the Niagara Benchlands and Inn On The Twenty
Inn On The Twenty is located in Village of Jordan in the heart of the Niagara Benchlands. This boutique modern inn is home to 28 spacious and sophisticated rooms where you can make yourself comfortable in generous beds, beside the fireplace, or while basking in our soaker tubs. When you first arrive in the Niagara Benchlands, our Luxury Travel Advisors will be happy to arrange a welcome cheese or charcuterie board and bottle of wine, so you can begin your trip on a sumptuous note.
Enjoy VQA Wine in Twenty Valley
After getting settled, head out to the nearby vineyards to sample all the incredible wines that have secured Niagara’s name as one of the foremost influencers in Canadian and international winemaking. From Cave Spring Vineyard through to Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, you can sip your way through our regional viticulture, discovering your new go-to whites, reds and sparkling wines. Along the way, why not pop into the Grand Oak Culinary Market for a light lunch put together by the Benchlands’ fantastic farmers and artisans?
Must-Visit Wineries in the Niagara Benchlands:
- Cave Spring Vineyard in Jordan Village or Beamsville
- Creekside Estate Winery
- Foreign Affair Winery
- Hidden Bench Winery
Fine Dining at Inn On The Twenty
After you’re done snacking and sipping the Benchland’s finest, you can return to your premium accommodations at Inn On The Twenty to enjoy our stunning surroundings. Take a walk through downtown Jordan Village and explore the quaint shops, designer boutiques and local galleries.
Get ready for a fantastic dining experience just steps from the respite of your room at the Inn On The Twenty Restaurant. Indulge in panoramic views of Twenty Valley, looking west out over the sunset. Here, our Executive Chef Pete Tindall creates an unforgettable menu, complete with a beautiful selection of dishes that reflect the Benchland’s remarkable bounty and dedication to farm-to-table freshness.
Day Two in the Benchlands – Relaxation & Exploration
What is more representative of a totally indulgent getaway than breakfast in bed? We highly recommend you start your second day in the Niagara Benchlands with a fantastically fresh cup of coffee, array of fruits and whichever hearty breakfast favourites will fulfill your heart’s desire.
Explore Ball’s Falls and the Benchlands
After breakfast, it’s time to see one of Twenty Valley’s most spectacular sights: Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. Whether you want to see these cascading waterfalls from above or below, you will be awed by their immense power and beauty. After taking in the Falls and ensuring you’ve brought your camera, you can head over to the lovingly restored Ball’s Falls Historical Church, Ball Family Home and the Barn. This walk down memory lane is such an intriguing contrast to your modern accommodations at Inn On The Twenty and you will absolutely love the striking combination of your superior amenities with the history and naturalness of the surrounding region.
Relax and Recharge at Spa on the Twenty
After exploring Ball’s Falls and the Benchlands’ unique historical monuments, you can return to Spa on the Twenty for an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation. Allow our knowledgeable staff to treat you to the types of treatments that will best align with your body, skin and spiritual needs. From intensive peels and products through to wine-inspired mani/pedis, this high-end spa is every overworked and overly busy person’s dream.
Enjoy Elevated Pub Fare at Jordan House Tavern
Complete your second day in the Niagara Benchlands with either another fine dining experience at Inn On The Twenty Restaurant or keep it more casual by visiting Jordan House Tavern. Within this tavern, you will be treated to elevated pub fare, including irresistible hand-cut fries, while also getting to enjoy some great live entertainment from local talent.
Plan Your Trip to the Niagara Benchlands
While this sample itinerary is meant to show you the possibilities inherent within your stay at Inn On The Twenty, there are nearly countless ways to plan out a couple days with us in the Niagara Escarpment. Reach out to our Luxury Travel Advisors and we will be happy to help you decide which wineries, dining experiences, outdoor activities and spa treatments should come together to create an idyllic escape in the Niagara region.