We weren't sure where we were going to spend the last day of our historic hiking/biking trip so we had no reservation once we reached Niagara Falls -- with plans to spend the next morning at Fort Niagara. We drove to Youngstown and found no vacancies; my GPS system had few suggestions within 15 miles. In a desperate move, I called 411 for help and the operator led us to Lakeview Motel, which thankfully had openings! Be prepared. The owner doesn't take credit cards -- only cash or checks. Thankfully we had $80 between the two of us so were able to scrape together enough for a room. Because it was late in the evening, the owner upgraded us to a cottage and boy were we thrilled! Quiet - clean - private. Our own deck. A fridge and microwave. Access to a common area with tables and computer and coffee ready by 5 a.m.! Baby foxes in the evening and skunk smells in the morning. Something close to a lake view if you looked across the street and peered through the trees. We FELT like we were in the middle of nowhere and yet we were only a few minutes away from our next morning's destination - Old Fort Niagara. We had stumbled across something pretty special and wished we could have spent another day. If you are in the Niagara Falls area, this is a fantastic alternative to those overpriced hotels in the city. This is not luxury accommodations by any means, but it felt like our own little resort. One recommendation: Bring your own pillow if you prefer feathers to foam.