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House,families, couples,walk to shops, dining, theatre and parks

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom 2 story new home, deck and 2nd floor veranda

Six Nations House is a home rich in history and culture. The home is architecturally designed to offer all the modern conveniences and comforts but keeps the charm of the old world setting that Niagara-on-the-Lake so richly emulates.

The exterior is made of very modern materials that will stand the test of time, but the Georgian style of the build is reflective of the era when the town was rebuilt after 1812. The era was a simple one and the efficient, solid look was all the rage. The Georgian style is known for the white siding and black shutters, central door (red of course!), two storey and lots of windows. Doors and windows are trimmed with frame work that you can see often in and around town on the historic homes.

Six Nations is very much in keeping with the old town neighborhood, the home itself offers such warmth, comfort and style, and it is hard to know where to start! As you enter the front door the first thing you will notice is the wide staircase that leads upstairs to 3 large bedrooms. The main floor has gleaming hardwood floor.

To the left of the staircase is the open concept dining room and kitchen. The rectangular dining table is large enough to easily accommodate 8, with solid wood chairs designed for comfort. Open to the kitchen, this allows for everyone to join the cook in chatting and preparing meals! The spacious kitchen is equipped with a generous two door fridge and freezer, stove, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, utensils and so much more!

Unique to this home is the easy access to the covered back patio with the bbq/grill, perfect for preparing those outdoor meals in the summer, but so convenient for using the bbq/grill in the winter!

The living area is to the right of the stairs on the main floor. A big comfy couch and cozy chairs in front of the wood burning fireplace. The room is filled with natural light during the day and in the evening is perfect for cozying up and spending time with your favorite people. Adjacent to the living area and kitchen is a powder room.

This home has an amazing stereo system with speakers in every room! You can control the volume in each room separately, so bring your classical, jazz or Christmas carols for all to enjoy!

This home offers easy access for anyone with mobility issues. On the main floor is the master bedroom with en suite (tub/shower), large closet, flat screen TV and a luxurious King bed. Upstairs are 3 very large bedrooms with en suites (tub/shower). Up here is a king and 2 bedrooms have queen beds.

Off the upper foyer is a walk out covered veranda, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine or reading bed time stories to the children underneath the stars.

The decor is very inviting and also has a proud display of artifacts and history that you can touch, read about and enjoy! In Six Nations House you will find a curated selection of books that will increase your knowledge and appreciation of Six Nations and Native contributions in the War of 1812 and their impact in shaping Canada’s borders and national character. Also included is a selection of Smithsonian books showcasing Native arts and history that Tim has either edited, conceptualized, or strategically initiated. These include Spirit Capture: Photographs From The National Museum of the American Indian, American Indians / American Presidents, Native Universe: Voices of Indian America, and Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, to name a few. Additionally, he co-created the museum’s membership magazine, American Indian, copies of which are also included in Six Nations House.

Please also acknowledge and respect the purple and white flag you see flying next to the British Union Jack on the front of Six Nations House. It is the national flag of the Haudenosaunee. Together, these two flags represent the strategic alliance that once held strong between Six Nations and England, without which Canada would have looked very different today.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Trogdon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Janet Trogdon

Your proprietors are Tim and Lisa Johnson from Six Nations of the Grand River.

For more than twenty years Lisa (Oneida) has managed The Bear’s Inn at Six Nations of the Grand River. Designed to accurately reflect the community’s storied history and culture, The Bear’s Inn has welcomed and facilitated thousands of guests and dozens of organizations that have done good works benefiting the community — ranging from health and education advancement to language preservation, support of the arts, and economic development. Because Haudenosaunee (Six Nations or Iroquois) society is matrilineal — meaning families follow the mother’s heritage — Six Nations House is an Oneida Nation Bear Clan household.

Tim (Mohawk) is a direct descendant of the historic Mohawk leader Joseph Brant. In addition, his great uncle Emerson Hill was among the first Haudenosaunee Chiefs to travel internationally on an Iroquois Passport. During his time spent as associate director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Tim has managed the production of world-class and critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning publications and media, exceptional educational products designed for homes and classrooms across North America, and exhilarating cultural programs.

In Six Nations House you will find a curated selection of books that will increase your knowledge and appreciation of Six Nations and Native ally contributions in the War of 1812 and their impact in shaping Canada’s borders and national character. Also included is a selection of Smithsonian books showcasing Native arts and history that Tim has either edited, conceptualized, or strategically initiated.

Janet Trogdon purchased this house in 2006

Why Janet Trogdon chose Niagara-on-the-Lake

Famous Native leaders such as Joseph Brant, John Norton, and John Brant walked these hallowed grounds while they forged and maintained diplomatic relations with Sir William Johnson, John Butler, Sir Isaac Brock, and other historic figures who collectively shaped and defined the borders and character of a new nation.

Six Nations House is a new custom home, architecturally designed to exhibit the charm and character of yester year. Enjoy the benefits of modern technology in the refined comfort of a premium vacation rental that is ideally suited for family getaways and small group retreats. Two hundred years after the War of 1812 Six Nations House opens to respectfully recognize Six Nations and Native ally contributions to the development of Canada, renew an old alliance, and make history once again.

What makes this house unique

Location! Location! Location! Park your car and go explore! Shop to you drop, then take your parcels back to your home-away from home and go out for more! Six Nations House is just two short streets from Queen Street with all the shops, restaurants and live theatre! Not a shopper, well then come see our museums, parks, golf course or hiking trails that are all within an easy stroll of your vacation home.

Six Nations offers ample private parking, but you won’t use your car much! Each bedroom is very spacious with lots and lots of closet space and each has an en suite bathroom. The main patio area is located right off the kitchen so it is very easy for the cook and chief bottle washer to keep organized and still be a part of all the fun! The upper patio off the second floor is sheltered from the wind and afternoon sun so it is perfect for hanging out and relaxing. This home is large enough for everyone to gather around in the kitchen, living room or outdoor space but also offers spacious bedrooms and a couple of nook and crannies if you need some alone time with a good book or a nap!

Everything is new! Just been built a few years ago and only entering into its first full season as a vacation home, this is a very special place that you can call your own during your holiday. Come stay with us for a couple of days, a weekend or a month! We are open all year around!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Four retired Navy couples just spent a wonderful week in this charming, beautiful home- more than we expected!

Thank You Ed, Penny, Al, Jean, Bill, Nancy, Richard and Connie
Oct 2016
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Historic Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Primary guest must stay at the house for whole time of reservations and is responsible for all house guest. we accept visa and master card
  • cancel 35 days before arrival date guest receive all money back minus 10% for administration fee and booking fee
  • cancel within 35 days of arrival date guest lose all money unless we can rent it. Than they receive what we could rent it for minus there booking fee
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - main floor powder room
  • all bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms and on main floor there's a 1/2 bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , located on main floor at back of house, very quiet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , upstairs
  • All bedrooms are very large, hardwood floors in main bedroom and carpets upstairs in bedrooms lots of closet space, TV's, independent controls for stero system, bed linens provided.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Oakville, ON

Weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend was our third visit to the Six Nations House. We were 4 couples and had a fantastic weekend. The house is a short walk to town and is perfect in every way!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, ON


  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. It easily accommodated 4 couples. This was our second stay and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, ON

Absolutely lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a number of different accommodations in Niagara over the years including B&Bs, private residences, inns and hotels and the Six Nations House is by far the best. Immaculate, beautifully furnished and well located, our group will be coming back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario Canada

A very good weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Six Nations House was wonderful. Those responsible for managing our reservation and greeting us upon arrival were polite, helpul and very friendly. We felt genuinely welcomed. The house is in beautiful condition - clean, new and spacious - and the location was very convenient. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This exceptional home was spotless, well-equipped and filled with high end furnishings. Each room was large and very comfortable. It is centrally located so a short 5 minute walk will get you to the heart of town. I highly recommend a stay at Six Nation House. It is perfect for a large family or lovely for a girl's weekend away! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo New Yoirk

Had a wonderful stay at this excellent property

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property last summer with 6 other women for a college girl's reunion. It was perfect for us and we had a great weekend. The minute we walked in the door we knew we had made a good choice. The house is very clean, nicely furnished and decorated, and very well maintained. It is ideally located, just 2 blocks from shops and restaurants. The property manager was extremely helpful and accomodating. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Buffalo, NY. Niagara Falls, NY. Toronto, Ont
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Wineries, restaurants, pubs and micro breweries
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Niagara on the Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
St Catharines, ON
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 55, Hwy 405, QEQ
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Lots and lots and lots!
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Kissing Bridge, Ellicotville
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Crystal Beach, Niagara Falls
Car: recommended

Niagara-on-on-the-Lake offers so much more than just the neighbor to Niagara Falls! It has history, Shaw Theatre, Jet Boat Rides, boutique shops, antique shops, wineries, micro breweries but also a unique past and Six Nations House presents an opportunity to reach to the past and learn more about the origins of Canada and the significant contributions made by the Six Nations and Native contributions to the development of Canada, renew an old alliance, and make history once again!


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season rates
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
cleaning fee $109.77 + Tax
Booking Fee $18.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

July, August, holidays and long weekends are $650/night. Minimum 3 night stay
we may except a 2 night stay if booked 30 days before your arrival date
If agreed upon to be paid by any kind of cheque, bank draft or money order NO REFUND!


If your booking is for 14 days or more and you have to cancel you lose all of your deposit unless we can rent it then you get what we could rent it for!

Visa or MasterCard accepted
50% due at time of booking, balance due 35 days prior to your arrival date
If you cancel 35 days before arrival date you receive all your money back minus 10% for administration fees and booking fee, if cancel within 35 days of arrival you lose all your money unless we rent it

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.