Built in 1886, the Keefer Mansion is a Niagara Region landmark.

The 9,000 sq ft mansion was restored privately to reflect the "privileged life" of its prosperous builders.

Beautifully Appointed Suites

The Keefer Mansion combines the best of Victorian elegance with 21st century luxuries.

History of the Keefer Mansion

Reported to be "one of the most splendid homes opened in 1886 between Toronto and Rochester"

History of the Keefers
& the Mansion they built


Welcome to one of Niagara's premier heritage estates.

Built 130 years ago, the Keefer Mansion is a Niagara Region landmark.

The Keefer’s were one of Canada's most important engineering dynasty, planning and directing the building of our railways, bridges, water & sewer works, the Welland Canal and our nation's new Parliament. The 9,000 sq ft mansion has been restored to reflect the "privileged life" of its prosperous builders.

Rent for your Niagara Experience

The Keefer Mansion is at your disposal allowing private use of our dining and lounge areas, commercial kitchen, grounds, and four guest suites beautifully appointed with hand carved reproduction antiques and oil paintings. Two suites have pull out couches. Total sleeping accommodations for 12 persons. The property is available for rental on a reserved basis. The cost is $1100 per evening with a two night minimum. There is a required security deposit that is refundable, and cleaning fee of $150. HST is additional. For full details including availability of your preferred dates please email debbie@keeferdevelopments.com

Local Attractions

Local attractions include the Welland Canal, interesting heritage sites, hiking trails, wineries, we are located within a few blocks of the greater Niagara Circle Route for wonderful cycling. We are the perfect location for your Niagara Escape, conveniently located within a 15 minute drive to many of the attractions of this special region. There are a number of restaurants located within a short drive or walk to the estate.

Our Built Heritage

Keefer Developments Ltd. is a proud supporter of this heritage site. This building took almost 3 years to restore, and marked the beginning of the Thorold Downtown Revitalization in 2002. Our built heritage is a precious part of our community fabric providing context and sense of place. The Keefer family, the founding family of Thorold embodies our core values; hard work, quality craftsmanship, and community building. It is important that buildings such as the Keefer Mansion be preserved for future generations to enjoy. We are proud supporters of local heritage preservation initiatives.

Contact Information

Address: 14 St. Davids St. West,
Thorold, ON L2V 2K9
Phone: 905-680-9581