Craving a staycation? Buffalo’s historic homes and beautiful neighborhoods have opened their doors to some of the most romantic and inviting bed and breakfasts in the state. Pack your bags and make yourself at home at these nine bed and breakfasts begging you for a weekend getaway!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House (893 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo)
Karen Williams Powell, innkeeper of the Honu House, is very proud of the city Buffalo has become and even prouder of her local bed and breakfast. The inn has four unique rooms, each with its own bathroom. Venture to the Salon in the morning to munch on fresh baked breads and pastries along with fresh fruit, juices, and coffee. If you’re looking to venture out, the Village offers plenty of options when it comes to local eateries, boutiques, and museums - all within walking distance!
2. Oscar's Bed & Breakfast (288 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo)
Located in the Historic Linwood District, this three-story bed and breakfast is a nod to Buffalo’s architectural heritage. Its namesake, Oscar Lang, was a contractor/architect in the Buffalo area who assisted on the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin house. The cozy atmosphere of the three available suites, each adorned with art from local contemporary artists, will feel like a home away from home. Both Elmwood and Allentown villages are in close proximity so you can easily hit the town!
3. Parkside House (462 Woodward Avenue, Buffalo)
Step into the Parkside House and you’ll feel as if you've traveled into the late 1800s! After undergoing 12 years of renovations, Chris (the inn's owner) wanted to preserve the beauty and irregularities of this Parkside gem while blending in modern luxuries. Guests can enjoy a night in the Woodard Room, which overlooks the historic houses and neighborhoods of the city. On top of the beautifully decorated rooms, Chris’ pride lays in his kitchen that he not only modernized and equipped for everyday breakfasts, but also kept all of the unique features of the historical home.
4. InnBuffalo (619 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo)
Read reviews on the InnBuffalo and you’ll want to rush to make a reservation yourself! Owners Joe and Ellen have kept this 19th century home living up to its charm while offering guests spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and dozens of well-thought-out amenities. Former home of H.H. Hewitt, a railroad industry revolutionizer, the house features stenciled ceilings and walls, silk wall coverings, and a gold leaf ceiling in the library.
5. Asa Ransom House (10529 Main Street, Clarence)
Coming up on its 174th birthday, the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY is a short 15 minute drive from downtown Buffalo. This charming getaway has beautifully decorated rooms complete with fireplaces and large tubs. It’s not just the house itself that keeps guests coming back, though! The food is where it’s at -- Guests of the B&B indulge in morning coffee followed by a homemade three-course breakfast.
6. River Spring Lodge (1961 Church Road, Darien Center)
A bit further off the beaten path, the 40 minute drive to River Spring Lodge will be worth every minute. Located on 20 acres of woodlands, the B&B opens up seven guest rooms with large bathrooms to those looking for a tranquil escape. Owners Chef Dave and Carolyn Hamer will not only wow you with their elegant space, but also with the food Chef Dave has perfected after an education at the Culinary Institute of America.
7. South Bridge Bed and Breakfast (1559 E River Road, Grand Island)
Check out South Bridge Bed and Breakfast on Grand Island for great views and a weekend full of activities! The rooms are decorated in soft colors to make you feel at home, while the large windows and sliding glass doors look upon the beautiful waters of our area. Before spending the day kayaking or biking around Grand Island, be sure to fill up on the delicious breakfast, coffee, and teas owners Alan and Michael provide to their guests!
8. Marienthal Country Inn (5107 Langford Road, North Collins)
When Vinnie and Louise opened their inn during Valentine’s Day weekend 2008, there were three feelings they hoped their inn would bring to guests: peace, comfort, and inspiration. Previously standing as a church and convent, the couple restored the buildings to highlight their love for the Eden area. On top of renting a room, be prepared to get a standup comedy show from Vinnie and a delicious homemade breakfast by Louise!
9. Chestnut Hill Guest House (6405 Ward Road, Orchard Park)
A short 25 minute drive from the city, Chestnut Hill Guest House is tucked away in the quaint woods of Orchard Park. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Chestnut Hill offers its guests peace, quiet, and incredible views of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Stop by and stay in the four bedroom, three bath guest house for a weekend getaway with your significant other or make it a family affair by renting out the cottage that sleeps four!