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“Lovely way to spend a Saturday Afternoon!”

Lana's The Little House
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lana's The Little House Storybook English Cottage, complete with English Gardens. Open daily all year. For tours, elegant afternoon tea, and lots more. A personalized "experience" -- not commercialized! Reservations required (prepaid nonrefundable) Where tea junkies roam near Buffalo in Chautauqua since 2003. We focus on the art of great and proper preparation of great tea. Visit Lana's The Little House website for further details of this handcrafted treasure on 21 enchanting acres.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

A wonderful way to celebrate our Mom's Birthday on a warm sunny afternoon. Unlike the other reviewer's comments, we enjoyed the English Gardens surrounding the house with a number of flowers in bloom, a beautiful sloping lawn with a view of the countryside, & a little pond with frogs letting us know they were there. I could have spent the afternoon in a lawn chair just taking in the beauty of this secluded spot. The history & design of this place is interesting, colorful & surprising. The tour of the cottage was fascinating & fun. After the tour we enjoyed a wonderful tea time sampling several of the 50+ teas Lana offers along with nice cucumber tea sandwiches & scones & butter tarts so incredibly delicious nothing was left when we were done! The teas are available for purchase if you wish-I'm not a tea drinker but I thoroughly enjoyed our selections & purchased my favorite tea. Lana is a wonderful hostess, a great conversationalist, & obviously enjoys her guests. We felt so welcome here!
One bit of advice- Lana's is not a place for children. Enjoy this wonderful little escape with your loved ones & friends.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you are planning a visit to this attraction to enjoy the English gardens as described on the website, don't bother. The "gardens" consisted of large clumps of day lilies, a lawn that needed to be mowed, a small pond complete with weeds and cat tails, and overgrown foundation plantings that desperately needed to be weeded. It was kind of embarrassing to take the "garden tour" and have the owner point out "wild strawberries"--a common weed as something unusual. There really was nothing to see. Since we were there a few weeks ago, perhaps Lana may have been able to get some help with her garden and its maintenance by now. The house tour was interesting and the tea (which was served in the morning) was fine. We were served scones, cucumber sandwiches, and pecan tarts. We were able to try various teas, all of which were for sale. The scones were exceptionally good. Lana, the hostess and owner, was very friendly and congenial--a good story teller. (No photographs were allowed).

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