This Chautauqua New York Bed and Breakfast for sale is evidence that smaller Inns can be truly viable businesses. This five-suite Bed & Breakfast is located on the south shore of Lake Erie in Chautauqua County, New York, and less than one mile from Interstate 90. The Inn is at the center of Lake Erie Wine Country and is only 12 miles from the internationally celebrated Chautauqua Institution. The Inn’s enhanced guest experience, upscale amenities, food offerings, and personal service has supported its long-held position as #1 of 38 Bed and Breakfasts in Chautauqua County on TripAdvisor! In addition, its distinctive elopement packages have earned the Inn recognition as the #1 Place to Elope in Upstate New York by “Where to Elope in New York” five years in a row.
The guest suites are all spacious and well designed, with en-suite baths and sophisticated amenities. All rooms feature king beds (with the exception of one queen room) and offer a combination of views including the Inn’s lush gardens and grounds, a vineyard that abuts the back portion of the property and stunning Lake Erie views. It should be noted that Barcelona Lakeside Bed and Breakfast is the only Inn in Chautauqua County that offers sweeping views of the lake.
Interior common areas include the open sitting and dining room with a wood-burning fireplace with stove insert. Most guests, however, can be found rusticating on the grounds in the warmer seasons. The exterior spaces include a large, covered porch with wide lake views, an adjoining patio, a paved patio with a fire pit, and guest seating (this is a prime area for breakfast service in summer). For those looking for greater outdoor adventure, Lake Erie and Barcelona Harbor (which are state and federally protected) are across the street and offer opportunities for boating, kayaking, hiking, beach glass hunting or simply taking in the view.
The Inn was built in 1830 by a Great Lakes merchant sailing captain. The inn was part of the underground railroad and housed slaves escaping to Canada until ships came to pick them up. It was connected to the docks on Lake Erie via a tunnel that lead from the basement to the docks. Quite an interesting history!