My husband and I live in Canada, and often travel to shop in Erie Pennsylvania. In mid November we decided to treat ourselves to a two night stay at Great Tree Inn, as it wasn't too far away from Erie - but better yet because of the spectacular website that had drawn us in (result of stumbling across it rather than searching). Simply, we HAD to stay there! Wow! We were greeted warmly by Sam , and shown around the inn. Loved it all, and it was easy to get lost in the imaginings of the inn's history and the people , farmers, owners, and guests who had come and gone over the years of it's life. Our room, the Seventh heaven was just as the photographs had shown, we were not disappointed in any way. Breakfast was fab, hot coffee, juice classic bacon eggs, toast -- and Kie, our server, the ever cheerful gal, who is just as much a part of the whole Great Tree Inn experience as anyone or anything else. Our dinner served on the second night's stay was delicious, never had anything quite like it. Tasty. Wine flowing. Ambience. Great conversations with other guests, and later with Sam and Kie who had stories to share. It was an amazing. relaxing weekend. We were hooked, by the people, the inn and the little quirks that made this renovated farmhouse so appealing. After checking out we were able to chat with Louis who was letting the horses out to pasture. He's a giant of a man, an easy conversationalist, with a story telling gift. We left wanting more. On New Year's Eve we ventured back, stayed in the Old Country folk room - champangne and strawberries brought to our room just after checking in. It only got better after that, Sometimes, you stumble across a magical place, where everything is just right, where a beautiful black locust tree blocks a large window pane, and the world seems just right. Great Tree Inn was "all that" for us. Sam, Louis, and Kie, we wish you all the very best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Great Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located to many of the region's attractions, including the Chautauqua Institution,Chautauqua Lake, wineries, restaurants as well as abundant outdoor recreation. The Inn is adjacent to the Rails to Trails for hiking and snowmobiling. The Inn is a converted 1820 farmhouse guarded by an ancient black locust tree. The rooms all feature flat-panel TVs, fireplaces, full private baths and air conditioning whilst retaining old world ambiance with elegant country furnishings and decor. Guests enthuse about the hospitality, breakfasts and dining experiences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Great Tree Inn And Stables Hotel Chautauqua
- Great Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast Chautauqua, New York