Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast

716-672-7721, Website: 3728 Route 83, Fredonia, New York 14063
Innkeeper(s): Andrea Andrews and Dale Mirth, 2017 celebrating 22 years as full time hosts. EMAIL Telephone 716-672-7721
  • Introduction

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast front view of inn

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast in Fredonia, New York, 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. 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.

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast Gardens & Patio

    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.

  • 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 Andrea and Dale for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Spacious, clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable prices with great breakfasts.

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

    Ever changing breakfasts using locally grown fruits and vegetables. Brookside Manor Bed and Breakfast is an adaptive reuse of a circa 1875 home. We love the diversity of our guests.

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

    SUNY Fredonia , Lily Dale Assembly , Lake Erie Wine country, and family and friends.

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

    It feels like home. Local insider information by Andrea and Dale add uniqueness to stay.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Dunkirk Historical Light House and Museum and Lake Erie.

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

    Lake Erie Wine Country, Dunkirk, Historical Light House and Museum, Niagara Falls, NY (easy day trip) and in the summer, Lily Dale Assembly and Chautauqua Institution

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We have a small creek for a splash walk; a wooded area with 100 year old oak and sugar maple trees; and a less than 2 mile walk yields a gorgeous view of Lake Erie and the Concord grape growing lake plain.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Rocco’s, for great Italian classics and seafood specials. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 44 Orchard Street, Fredonia, NY 14063, 716-679-0044.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has a print and online guide.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Four rooms all with private baths.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets in the Southside and Garden Party Rooms with advance notice.

  • About Guest Rooms

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast 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, and secure wireless internet access.

    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 ambiance of all the rooms.

  • Gourmet Breakfast

    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.

    As your hosts, Andrea and Dale strive to ensure that your stay is pleasant and memorable.  Breakfast is generally available from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.  Need an earlier start? Let us know when you check-in.

    Breakfast Includes

    • Fresh seasonal fruit
    • Summer: Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, melons, and plums
    • Fall: Concord grapes, apples, and pears
    • Winter: Compote made from fresh frozen peaches and cherries
    • Spring: Fresh oranges and grapefruit
    • Coffee, tea (regular, decaffeinated, and herbal), and juice
    • Homemade baked goods
    • Guest favorites are cinnamon biscuits, apricot scones, blueberry muffins, and gluten and dairy free pineapple carrot muffins
    • Homemade main dish varies from day to day
    • Examples are baked cherry pancakes (gluten free upon request), blueberry pancakes (gluten free upon request), spinach and cheese omelets, zucchini frittata, French toast, and Belgian waffles, all served with bacon, if desired
    • Vegetarian and gluten free diets can be accommodated with advance notice

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast Breakfast Cherry CrepesBrookside Manor Bed & Breakfast Breakfast Fruit

  • About Your Hosts

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast Andrea Andrews & Dale Mirth, Innkeepers

    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.

  • Area Attractions

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast water fall

    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. Lily Dale Spiritualist Center and Chautauua Institution offer extensive cultural programs during the summer.

    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-five estate wineries offering samples of the bounty of the Lake Erie Grape Belt are only 5 to 30 minutes away.

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast Snow

    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) and Erie Seawolves (AA), 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.

  • Area Information

    Activities to do while visiting Chautauqua County.

    The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has information about our beautiful county all in one place.

    The Lake Erie Wine Country hosts the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies. Visit the 24 wineries and taste award winning wines. 2017 Special Event Weekends are Wine and Chocolate, February 17, 18, & 19; Wine and Cheese, April 21, 22, & 23; Harvest Celebration, November 3, 4, & 5 and 10, 11, 12, & 13.  The Grape Discovery Center in Westfield offers 150 years of grape growing in the Lake Erie grape belt.

    Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, New York springs to life June 30 to September 3, 2017. Daily public clairvoyance and healing services included in the $15 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 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 The North Shore Arts Alliance presents the 5th Annual Open Studio Tour May 27 & 28, 2017. 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. Portage Hill Art Gallery, 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 (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 1 pm 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 at Fredonia 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.

  • Restaurants

    Fredonia and Dunkirk area has a plethora of eating establishments. Of course, we have several pizza establishments and fast food places. We have menus!

    Some of our Favorites

    • The Brick Room
    • Rocco's
    • EBC (Ellicotville Brewing Company) Fredonia and Bemus Point
    • Liberty Food and Spirits
    • Whiskey Hill Saloon
    • Parkview Cafe
    • Brazills on Main
    • Mustard Seed Restaurant (March 3, 2017 to Late November 2017)

    More Casual

    • Wing City Grille
    • Demetries
    • Applebee's
    • El Azteca
    • Bob Evans
    • Denny's
    • Central Station
  • How to Find Us

    Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast MapBrookside 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)

    1. Take exit 59 (Dunkirk-Fredonia) and turn left (south) at traffic light onto NY Route 60
    2. Proceed 3.2 miles to NY Route 83 and turn left
    3. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left

    From US Route 20

    1. Take NY Route 60 south for 2.8 miles to NY Route 83 and turn left
    2. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left

    From I-86 (NY Route 17)

    1. Take exit 12 (Jamestown Airport)
    2. Go north on NY Route 60 for approximately 23 miles to NY Route 83 and turn right
    3. Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first building on the left
  • Wait List

    If you want to be put on a wait list for a date we are full, please email us by clicking the button "Email Inn" above and let us know. If a room becomes available, we will contact you.