Somewhere between 1840 and 1842 this Pennsylvania style house was built by local mason Newton Perry, for Isaac Wismer and his family. The red bricks were made in a kiln in the nearby Jordan Hollow. Perry also built St. John's Anglican Church located on a rise to the south east of the village. Wismer had the house built when he retired from his waterfront farm which had been located where the Prudhommes Landing complex stands today, by the QEW and the North Service Road at Vineland's exit 57.
After Isaac passed away, Abraham Honsberger bought the property, using the grounds for an apiary. The house had a number of consecutive owners which you can read about in the Town of Lincoln Heritage Property Index.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burtch bought the home in 1920 and bricked in the two front doors, making the side door the main entrance. They also put hardwood floors over the pine planks downstairs.
The house earned its name when Jordan Wines purchased the property in 1926, using it for their seasonal workers during the fall harvests. In 1953 when the Jordan Historical Museum was established, Jordan Wines loaned the house to the museum rent free, to display their historic collections. In 1989 it changed hands again. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fleeton renovated the old house and opened it as a bed and breakfast.
Inn On the Twenty purchased the house in 2000 and now Spa On The Twenty, just steps from the inn, is located on the main floor of the historic Vintage House. There are two guest rooms above the spa.
Advanced reservations are necessary to ensure availability. Open Year-Round, closed Christmas Day Monday: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
To Jordan Village: QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue) South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake, to stoplight at Regional Road 81/King Street Left (east) on Regional Road 81/King Street through the valley Left (north) on Main Street at the Jordan House, at top of hill Parking lots are available at both the north and south ends of the street and it is only a short 3 minute stroll between lots. Or QEW exit 55, Jordan (Jordan Road) South on Jordan Road towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake Right (west) on Fourth Avenue Left on Ninteenth Street First Right on Wismer Street Left on Main Street (and the Vintage House is right on this corner on your left)
Spa On The Twenty is a full-service spa.
Facilities include five specially designed treatment rooms, a steam shower and a Swiss shower, as well as two whirlpool pedicure chairs.
A garden with a gazebo and a well surrounds the spa and a relaxation room and pedicure chairs look out on its verdant charms.
A Walking Tour of The Village of Jordan brochure revised 2008, is available at the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty, Heritage House, for a $2.00 donation. They are located 2 blocks south of the Heritage Gift Shop at 3800 Main Street. Phone: 905-562-5242 for hours and availability. Inn On The Twenty Town of Lincoln Heritage Property Index #5 Click on text below photograph and then scroll down near to the bottom for in-depth history of the house.
Helen Young, Innkeeper
The spa is accessible. The accessible entrance is located off the driveway.
3853 Main Street
L0R 1S0 Municipality Town of Lincoln