My husband and I traveled for the first three weeks in July, visiting family and friends. Driving from Florida to Virginia, then Ontario, Canada, and then two areas in Western NY, we stayed in a vacation resort, a private home, a small family-owned inn (not our family... Just not a chain!), and our final stop was Chautauqua County and a four day stay at Brookside Manor. What a fabulous choice for a bit of pampering and comfort!
Andrea and Dale, our hosts, have thought of absolutely everything to make one's stay perfect. From the first glimpse of the entry with the magnificent stairway to the final walk to our car at departure, greeted by one of the resident cats purring a goodbye, our visit at Brookside was a pleasure. The Butternut Room was beautiful, complete with comfy chairs and wonderful windows with cheery sunshine and lovely shutters when we had enough. The nicely appointed bathroom had plenty of storage room, as well as an assortment of toiletries and handy items we might have forgotten. Fresh soft towels daily was nice touch as well. The shower was roomy and the water pressure is excellent!
I must mention the lighting. After traveling as we had, we had be ome used to dim, dark rooms. There were six nice bright lights in the room, and reading or computer use were enhanced by the abundance of light.
It is difficult to choose one highlight - the beauty of the home, the fine decor in every room, the attention to detail everywhere, or the friendly hosts, the pettable cats, the brightly colored birds outside - but I think the prize for absolutely the best feature must go to breakfast. Gourmet delights every morning, at our choice of time, with touches such as fresh fruit, homemade breads served with a beautiful flower, local syrups, jams, and jellies. Unique egg dishes, wonderful pancakes and muffins, and incredible French toast that melted in our mouths! There are not enough stars to rate the Brookside Manor properly, so I must be satisfied with only FIVE, but I can say that our next trip will be planned around the vacancies Brookside might have. Thanks for a perfect end to our long trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting brick Victorian manor near historic Fredonia, SUNY, Lake Erie Wine Country, Lily Dale Spiritualist Center, Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail, and Lake Erie. Four tastefully appointed spacious non-smoking guest rooms with private baths, queen beds, TV, free Wi-Fi, and a/c. A relaxing gourmet breakfast is served in the sun-filled dining room. The grounds provide a fluorish of spring color, beautiful summer flowers, and spectacular fall foliage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brookside Manor b&b
- Brookside Manor Hotel Fredonia