My husband and i go up to new york every October to enjoy the leaves and visit the Fall Festival. We have stayed at 5 different B&B's and the Black Dog Lodge is our favorite by far! We have gone to the Black Dog 2 years in a row and probably wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Ellicottville area.
Rick and Linda truly make you feel at home. At some B&Bs, i have felt uncomfortable walking around the common spaces, but not at the Black Dog. You really do feel like home. The grounds are beautiful - you can walk in the woods with the 2 black labs, Mac and Maggie. The grounds are very quiet and peaceful. Rick and Linda are such fascinating and friendly people and make such great conversation. Also, her food is always interesting and delicious. You can tell she puts a lot of love into her breakfasts. She has always accommodated our vegetarian requests without having to be reminded. She has also put out snacks (cheese & crackers) and wine for the guests to enjoy in the evenings. The rooms do not have Tvs, so come prepared with a book or playing cards. We have stayed twice in the Scottish Room beacuse it has a private entrance off the deck. The first time we stayed there, their dog Maggie was waiting outside our sliding door in the morning. It was so peaceful to have my morning coffee and sit on the deck spending time with the dogs. The Scottish Room was a little on the small side, but has a cozy fireplace and is a great value.
This place is wonderful. Rick and Linda are just simply wonderful.
- Also Known As:
- Black Dog Hotel Ellicottville