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Lake Breeze Inn

4233 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054
Innkeeper(s): Mary Fran Urban and Roger Urban
  • Introduction

    Lake Breeze Inn, interior

    Voted Best Bed & Breakfast in 2015 by Cleveland Scene magazine!

    Lake Breeze Inn is a charming, new, stone front, contemporary Bed & Breakfast nestled in a manicured, park-like setting with endless views of Lake Erie in Sheffield Lake, Ohio.

    Casual elegance is the theme with terraced decks, hot tub, gardens, Jacuzzi, flat screen cable televisions, grand gathering room including fireplace and 26 foot ceiling with a panoramic view of the lake. Enjoy a complete, hot breakfast while taking in the scenic waterfront view. After, relax while contemplating the ever changing moods of Lake Erie.

    Lake Breeze Inn is conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland , 30 minutes to Cedar Point amusement park and 30 minutes from Hopkins Airport. We are 3 miles from the Lorain high speed ferry to Put-N-Bay and Kellys Island. Fine dining is just 5 minutes away offering several up-scale or casual restaurants to choose from. Huntington Beach and Lorain Beach are only 10 minutes away and the Lorain Marina, where charters are available, is just 5 minutes from our door. Other activities in the area include wineries, museums, galleries, theaters, and antique shopping.

    Bicycling and jogging trails are available right outside our door. If you enjoy diving or snorkeling, the shipwreck of the "Sarah Sheldon" is only 1/4 mile off our property.

    Lake Breeze Inn, Kitchen Lake Breeze Inn, grand room with view

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Roger and Mary Urban for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    OA Lake Erie vacation close to all that Cleveland and Northern Ohio has to offer.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    A modern inn with all rooms having views showing the lakes ever changing moods, we could never get tired of watching the scenery and both sunrise and sunsets over the lake.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The major attraction is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    It is so hard to pick one. That we are a hidden gem that is under-priced. One lady-a world traveler (Himalayas, Sahara desert), said we had the best sunsets she ever saw. That we are like family. On and on.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Up until mid-1950’s Cleveland was still one of the top five cities in America. Since then it has not grown like other places. Getting anywhere is easy and it has all the things that attract people to the major cities - culture, museums, top restaurants (iron chef Michael Simon), health care (Cleveland Clinic), professional sports, etc.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Relax. Enjoy an underrated world class city. If with kids Cedar Point amusement park with the most roller coasters anywhere and water parks is ½ hour away. Lots of wineries that rival California, exclusive shopping, antiques, quaint small towns, fishing, swimming, canoeing, all kinds of museums, etc.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Beaches and shopping.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Chez Francois, Lolita, Fratillo’s.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Four rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We have a Soft coat wheaten Terrier who is non-shedding and hypoallergenic and loves people. Because of possible conflicts we can’t have other pets- sorry. A great place to board just down the street:

  • Relaxing Outside

    Lake Breeze Inn, outdoors at lake breezeSituated directly on Lake Erie this beautiful B&B features cool lake breezes and romantic lake sunsets. Enjoy a glass of wine while lounging on one of the terraced decks or in the hot tub. Savor morning coffee in the gazebo or by the fireplace with panoramic views of the lake. Our large rooms also offer fabulous views of Lake Erie right from your bed. The sound of waves will lull you to sleep at night.

    Eclectic pieces and parts have been arranged throughout the Inn; they are many personal treasures that give the inn a very warm and cozy feel. Many of the furniture pieces have been passed down from generations of the Innkeepers' families. After purchasing the property, demolishing the old house, building a new one and selecting the name, 'Lake Breeze Inn', the Innkeepers discovered that about one hundred years ago there had been a 'Lake Breeze Inn' just down the road.

    Gazebo (enclosed with fireplace seasonally).

    Breakfast and conversation here.

    Wake to the sound of waves gently rising and falling on to the beach.

  • What to See and Do

    lake breeze inn, beach view

    • Lake Erie Beaches & Lighthouses
    • Antique shopping in the French Creek District
    • Ohio Wineries
    • Golf, Hiking, Canoeing, Fishing
    • Put-In-Bay
    • Kelly's Island
    • Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame
    • Cleveland Professional Sports
    • Cleveland Museum of Art
    • Playhouse Square
    • John Christ & Klingshirn Wineries
    • Wellington's 'Village Antiques'
    • Oberlin College and museums
    • Scenic Vermillion
    • Cedar Point
    • Croker Park and new Legacy Village Mall shopping
    • Lorain County Speedway
    • Cleveland Metro Park and Zoo and Rain Forest
    • Dave & Buster's adult & family-fun
    • Fishing charters
    • Bike paths
    • Black River & Lorain County Historical Societies
    • Huntington Playhouse
    • Great Lakes Science Center
    • Local boat launches
  • Directions

    From West (Toledo)

    1. Exit Turnpike(I80) at exit 135 (Vermilion).
    2. Turn onto Baumhart Rd. (left, going North) and take it till it dead ends into U.S. Route 6
    3. Go east (right) on Route 6 about 10 miles. Just past 3 windmills that are close to the road.
    4. We are across from a Subway restaurant.

    From East (Cleveland and Erie,PA.)

    1. Take I90 west (towards Toledo) and exit at Route 611, also known as Colorado Road
    2. Turn right at exit and drive approximately 1-2 miles until you get to Route 301, also known as Abbe Road
    3. Turn right (north) onto Route 301 and take it till it dead ends into Lake road (Route 6), then turn left (west)
    4. We are 1.8 miles on the right side (lake side).
    5. FROM AIRPORT RENTAL CAR FACILITY- Exit left from rental car plaza onto east river rd. Go right at McKinly. Left onto I90-then follow directions starting at #1 above.

    From South (Columbus)

    1. Take I71 north. Exit at exit 196, the West Salem exit. Go north on Route 301
    2. This will be a two lane road for 25 miles
    3. Be careful to follow the signs for Route 301 as the next 15 miles it will make 3 turns on four lane roads, then it will dead end into Lake Road (Route 6)
    4. Turn left onto Lake Road
    5. We are 1.8 miles on the right side (lake side)

    From South (Akron-Canton)

    1. Take I77 till you get to I490
    2. Take the I490 exit west (towards Toledo)
    3. Be careful to avoid the I480 exit off of I77
    4. I490 will go straight into I90 which you take until you get to Route 611, also known as Colorado Road
    5. Turn right at exit and drive approximately 1-2 miles until you get to Route 301, also known as Abbe Road
    6. Turn right (north) onto Route 301 and take it till it dead ends into Lake road (Route 6), then turn left (west)
    7. We are 1.8 miles on the right side (lake side)