Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast
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Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful Victorian manor situated on 5.5 partially wooded acres only six minutes from the historic village of Fredonia in pastoral Chautauqua County (between Buffalo, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania).
Built in 1875, the house has over 6,200 square feet of living space on the two main floors and four spacious guest rooms.
Historic Fredonia and Northern Chautauqua County are full of attractions for you to enjoy. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is a six minute drive from the center of Fredonia and the campus of the State University of New York College at Fredonia.
The beautifully restored 1891 Fredonia Opera House across from the village common and the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center and Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia host a wide variety of theater, music, and cinematic performances.
Lake Erie and the Cassadaga Lakes are popular for fishing, boating, and swimming as well as being peaceful settings for viewing a beautiful sunset. Nearby Canadaway and Chautauqua Creeks offer the highest catch rates for steelhead trout in New York State.
Brookside Manor is located in the heart of the Lake Erie Wine Country, and twenty-four estate wineries offering samples of the bounty of the Lake Erie Grape Belt are only 5 to 30 minutes away.
Dunkirk Harbor and nearby Point Gratiot are great vantage points for birders to view spring and fall/winter migrants. Over 340 species of birds have been recorded in Chautauqua County. Minor league baseball fans will enjoy watching the Buffalo Bisons (AAA), Erie Seawolves (AA), and Jamestown Jammers (A), whose stadiums are all within one hour of Brookside Manor. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the numerous hiking, skiing, and snow mobile trails traversing the county or biking on miles of country roads.
The spectacular beauty of Niagara Falls (75 minutes) and the friendly, but yet foreign countryside of Southern Ontario, Canada (60 minutes) can be combined for an attractive day trip.
Local produce and craft markets, antique and gift shops, and interesting cafes and restaurants offer other diversions.
Outside, the partially wooded grounds with our spring-fed brook offer a relaxing atmosphere which guests are welcome to explore.
The wildflowers and garden bulbs are glorious in the spring, the gardens come alive with beautiful flowers and hummingbirds in the summer, the sugar maple trees are spectacular in the fall, and winter snows provide great opportunities for skiing and snowmobiling.
The Inn's massive antique front doors with the original door bell lead you into the elegant entry hall with its intricately patterned hardwood floor. The guest parlor, dining room, kitchen, and your hosts' private quarters are located on the main floor. A beautiful curving staircase with the original walnut banister leads to the second floor guest rooms.
Comfortable Guest Rooms
The four spacious and beautifully appointed non-smoking guest rooms are designed to make your stay pleasant and peaceful. All rooms have a private bathroom, queen size bed, A/C, TV, secure wireless internet access, and telephones. The Brookview Suite features an extra large bathroom with full tub/shower, large windows, wall to wall carpeting, upholstered chair and love seat, and a pencil post bed. The Butternut Room, Garden Party Room , and Southside Room all have nicely designed bathrooms with a two-seated shower, large windows with antique inside window shutters, and hardwood floors. Unique family heirlooms add to the ambience of all the rooms.
Guests are served a delicious full breakfast each morning in the sun filled dining room where the table is set with fine linens, china, silverware, and fresh flowers. The local farms produce a variety of fruits and vegetables and they are incorporated into breakfast selections. A typical menu includes fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, homemade baked goods, and a homemade main dish. The main dish varies from day to day, and examples are baked cherry pancakes, blueberry pancakes, cottage cheese eggs, various omelets, French toast, and Belgian waffles, all served with bacon, if desired. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
As your hosts, Andrea and Dale strive to ensure that your stay is pleasant and memorable.
About Your Hosts
Your full-time hosts, Andrea Andrews and Dale Mirth, founded Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast in 1995.
Andrea is a native New Englander with many years experience running her own catering business in Northern Virginia before moving to Fredonia in 1994.
Dale is a Northern Chautauqua County native who took early retirement from a biomedical research career at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland to return to Chautauqua County with Andrea.
Andrea and Dale have traveled extensively and know how local area information can make a visit more enjoyable. They will be happy to answer your questions on sightseeing, current cultural events, and dining opportunities.
Children welcomed, no restrictions. No charge for a child nine (9) years old or younger staying in the same room as their parent or guardian, provided that there is sufficient space in the room to accommodate the child.
Pets are permitted with guests staying in our Garden Party and Southside Rooms if the guests make arrangements with Brookside Manor B&B prior to their arrival.
How to Find Us
Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located minutes from Interstate 90 approximately midway between Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA.
From I-90 (New York State Thruway): Take exit 59 (Dunkirk-Fredonia) and turn left (south) at traffic light onto NY Route 60. Proceed 3.2 miles to NY Route 83 and turn left. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left.
From US Route 20: Take NY Route 60 south for 2.8 miles to NY Route 83 and turn left. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left.
From I-86 (NY Route 17): Take exit 12 (Jamestown Airport) and go north on NY Route 60 for approximately 23 miles to NY Route 83 and turn right. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left.
Fredonia and Dunkirk area has a plethora of eating establishments.
Some of our favorites are The Brick Room, Rocco's, and EBC (Ellicotville Brewing Company).
You may also enjoy the White Horse Inn, Liberty Cafe, Eastside Grille, Squires Table at the White Inn, and Fireside Manor.
Looking for a more casual place? Try Wing City Grille, Demetries, and Applebee's.
Of course, we have several pizza establishments and fast food places.
We have menus!
What to do in Chautauqua County
Activities to do while visiting Chautauqua County.
The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau http://tourchautauqua.com has information about our beautiful county all in one place.
The Lake Erie Wine Country http://lakeeriewinecountry.org hosts the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies. Visit the 24 wineries and taste award winning wines. The Grape Discovery Center in Westfield offers 150 years of grape growing in the Lake Erie grape belt.
Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, NY http://lilydaleassembly.com springs to life June 28 to September 1. Daily public clairvoyance and healing services included in the $10 gate fee. Additional fee for private readings by a medium and workshops and lectures. About 10 minutes from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House http://fredopera.org has been beautifully restored and offers live performances, The MET: Live in HD, and The Cinema Series. Located in downtown Fredonia, about 2 miles from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast.
Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail http://chautauquaarttrail.com. The North Shore Arts Alliance presents the 5th Annual Open Studio Tour May 25 & 26, 2013 and June 1 & 2, 2013. This is a self guided tour with artists opening their homes and studios to showcase their painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. Visiting another time? Studios open year round by appointment. Time Pieces , Portage Hill Art Gallery, Surroundings Art Gallery, The Art Loft Gallery and Gifts, and Sensory Art Gallery have art work by many of the artists from the North Shore Arts Alliance.
The Dunkirk Historical Light House http://dunkirklighthouse.com (lighthouse number USA 248) on the shores of Lake Erie in Dunkirk, NY offers tours of the 61 ft lighthouse tower and light keepers house designed by Enoch Curtis. The grounds and museum are full of local area historical artifacts. Open May to October. About 10 minutes from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast.
Sugar Shack Gift Shop on Route 5 in Westfield, NY offers farm made maple products, fruit syrups, butter, and jellies from New York State grown produce. Syrup tasting on ice cream. Thursday-Monday 1pm to 4 pm. Other times by chance. 716-326-3351 or 716-269-9393. About 20 minutes from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast.
SUNY College @ Fredonia http://fredonia.edu is 3 miles from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast. Offers many musical and theatrical performances open to the public. The majority of them are free.
Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market http://thecrossroadsmarket.com Indoor craft & farm market with dozens of individual vendors. Open Saturday from May 4 to December 21, 2013. 9am to 5pm. 35 minutes from Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast.