Having never stayed in a B & B before, I was expecting to feel awkward staying in another person’s home with my husband and young teen son, and some of our extended family. This fear was quickly put at ease by our hosts, starting with their immediate and sincere concerns that they would be able to accommodate my son’s restricted diet. Lesley and Roger have a gift for serving, and caring about people. They have an intuitive knack for knowing when it is okay to engage in friendly, and real conversation that makes you feel as if you are among old friends, yet respecting their guest’s space, and not dominating their guest’s time. They are truly at your service, taking great delight in seeing families spend time together. Not only were they not “put out” by our late night campfire gathering on their outdoor patio, in their lovely yard, but they enthusiastically encouraged it, and hoped we would enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi as well. It almost seems a bonus that the Lakeside accommodations are so beautiful and comfortable, and the breakfasts so delicious, unique, wholesome, and beautifully laid-out. Though the lovely home and yard might have been somewhat lost on my son, he is pestering to go back because he loved the breakfast so much! He also enjoyed the lake view from the porch, yard and guest living room, walking across the street to the little wharf and adjacent beach with the little cliffside waterfalls, and we all thought it was great that we could walk about a block beyond the wharf to another beach and have dinner at one of two (or three) beach side restaurants. That weekend in June so exceeded expectations, that I just stayed there again, a few months later, with my sisters and mom, and had another wonderful, and relaxing time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Lake Erie Wine Country bed and breakfast only 10 minutes from Chautauqua. Built in 1830 just across from historic Barcelona Lighthouse and Harbor. Enjoy well appointed rooms with private en-suite baths. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and relaxing evenings on the large porch overlooking the lake. Property also adjoins a beautiful vineyard. Nearby beachfront restaurants within walking distance. ... more less