The holiday season is always a busy one in upstate New York! With so many great annual events in the area and the beautiful weather that brings blankets of white snow, it’s easy to get into the Christmas spirit. This December, travel to Asa Ransom House for your winter vacation to attend these wonderful Buffalo, NY, Christmas events!
While you’re attending these great Buffalo, NY, Christmas events, take advantage of the great attractions in the area. Download our free Vacation Guide to get local recommendations for theaters, museums, historic sites, and restaurants in the area. There’s plenty to do and see during your visit to upstate New York and it can be a challenge to figure out which attractions to see and which to skip. Our Vacation Guide can help! Get area suggestions from the people who know it best!
Enjoy These Fantastic Buffalo, NY, Christmas Events
Visit Buffalo Botanical Gardens
While most holiday events are geared towards younger audiences, the Buffalo Botanical Gardens features exhibits for the holiday season that are perfect for all ages. The gardens are beautiful to visit no matter what time of year, but their holiday display is especially stunning. Beautiful poinsettias with stunning Christmas decorations line surround you as you tour their indoor garden. Tickets are just $11 for adults and $10 for seniors, ages 62 and up!
Tour Old Fort Niagara by Candlelight
Old Fort Niagara is a fascinating and educational historic site that dates back to over 300 years ago. The structure you see today is often referred to as “The French Castle,” thanks to it having been built by the French is 1726. The British then gained control of the fort in 1759. It was passed between the British and the Americans over the years until it was finally ceded to the United States (for the second time) at the end of the War of 1812.
During The Castle by Candlelight event, the French Castle will be tastefully decorated for the season and lit entirely by candles. You’ll be experiencing the fort just as they would have in 1759! There will also be historic figures wandering the grounds if you have any questions about the site. Make sure you stand for the firing of the grand feu de joie! Admission is $10 per person and you can feel good about attending as this event is a fundraiser to benefit educational programming.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
No matter which of these great Buffalo, NY, Christmas events you choose to attend, be sure to return to Asa Ransom House to spend your night. Our selection of exquisitely decorated guest rooms are the perfect complement to a day celebrating the holiday season.
While you’re here, make sure you take advantage of our incredible onsite restaurant. Of course, there’s the complimentary daily country breakfast served hot each morning. We also serve a delicious dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. From April to December, we also serve a fresh and scrumptious lunch on Wednesdays. No matter when you’re visiting, make sure you take at least one of your meals at our restaurant
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.
Who doesn’t love a festival? There’s nothing better than a group of people coming together in celebration. Fall brings plenty of great festivals in the area, from Clarence to Buffalo. From events celebrating Buffalo’s most famous food to a festival all about German culture, there’s plenty to do at these great fall festivals in Buffalo, NY!
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Our Favorite Fall Festivals in Buffalo, NY
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Celebrate Buffalo’s most famous food at the National Buffalo Wing Festival! Every year in early September, tens of thousands of visitors flock to Buffalo to “wing it!” Since its inception in 2000, this festival has served over four million (yes, that’s right: million) of wings to its many festival-goers. Aside from sampling some truly incredible food, you can participate in a wing eating contest, a sauce cook-off, and a trivia game. You can even try your hand at bobbing for wings! There’s also plenty of live music, vendors, restaurants, and shops to enjoy. So make sure to bring your appetite (and a few napkins) to enjoy the Buffalo Wing Festival!
Buffalo German Fest
While you’re in town for the National Buffalo Wing Festival, stop by Buffalo German Fest! It takes place around the same time every year (the first weekend of September) and celebrates the history of German heritage found in the Greater Buffalo-Niagara region. The festival is all about “Gemütlichkeit”, which simply means being in the right place at the right time with the right people. Isn’t that what a festival is all about? Inside the festival, you’ll find a wine bar serving (what else?) German wines, plenty of great restaurants and vendors serving authentic German goods, and awesome dance and musical performances by local groups.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
After you’ve enjoyed these great fall festivals in Buffalo, NY, return to the rustic comfort of Asa Ransom House. Our gorgeous mansion is the perfect place to rest after a busy day. From our comfortable beds to our delicious menu of food, you’ll feel right at home while staying with us. Two of our rooms are even pet-friendly, so you won’t have to leave anyone at home during your vacation. Consider staying in Pine Grove, one of our pet-friendly options. It features antique iron and brass twin beds that can be combined into a king, as well as a corner fireplace and private bath. It’s the only accommodation with a front porch of its own on the main floor. Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.
Are you looking for that quintessential autumn activity? Visit The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY! This nationally recognized pumpkin farm is just a two-minute drive from Asa Ransom House. For 22 years, this farm has attracted thousands of visitors. Travel Channel and Frequent Flyer Family both named it one of the top 10 pumpkin patches in the United States and Fordor’s Travel has called it one of the best pumpkin festivals. It’s no wonder! From fun events to exciting contests, there’s plenty to do and see. Enjoy seven weekends of fall-themed fun at this great Clarence attraction!
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Spend a Day at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY
From contests to activities to entertainment and more, there’s so much to take in when you visit The Great Pumpkin Farm! The festival runs from mid-September to the end of October
Enter A Contest
There are plenty of contests available for entry at The Great Pumpkin Farm! If you have a gift for photography, snap a picture at the farm for a chance to win a cash prize. Feeling hungry? Make sure to stop by the pie-eating contests. There is a division for adults and children so everyone can get in on the fun. One of the most popular contests is the Oinktoberfest BBQ Cookoff. Professional and amateur cooks will compete for big prizes and awards. Visitors will be able to sample some incredible meat and enjoy the onsite Beer & Wine Garden. This is just a small fraction of the contests that will be held at The Great Pumpkin Farm so make sure to check their website for more details.
Join in on the Fun
As if the dozen or so contests weren’t enough, there are plenty of fun activities to keep everyone entertained! See if you can solve the mystery of the five-acre corn maze or get a bullseye while riding the Zombie Paintball Train! If you’re feeling nostalgic, visit the Jumping Pillows, huge air-filled pillows that are tons of fun. There’s a pillow specifically for adults so everyone can join in on the fun. Or you can test your aim with the pumpkin slingshots! There are many more activities available at the farm so make sure to check their website for the full details.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
After you’ve enjoyed all there is to offer at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY, drive back to Asa Ransom House! From our incredible selection of specials and packages to our luxuriously comfortable guest rooms, you’ll find everything you need to have an amazing vacation right here. Take advantage of our delicious country breakfast, served hot and fresh every morning! This is the perfect way to fuel up for an exciting day at the farm. Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.
Is there any better place in the world to take a road trip than upstate New York? From the gorgeous wineries to the incredible Niagara Falls to small, hidden-gem towns like Clarence, NY, there is so much to do and see. Whether you’re spending the summer traveling or simply looking for a romantic getaway, a Niagara Falls road trip makes for the perfect vacation. Find out what you can do along your trip and the best place to stay during your adventure!
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What to do During Your Niagara Falls Road Trip
Tour the Falls!
There are plenty of ways to tour the falls during your Niagara Falls road trip! You can buy a ticket to the famous Maid of the Mist, which has been shepherding visitors since 1846. Grab a bite to eat at the Top of the Falls Restaurant on Goat Island, a small island on the Niagara River. Top of the Falls is aptly named as it overlooks the falls. The menu is composed of modern American cuisine and classic dishes, all served with a stunning view that you can’t get anywhere else. You definitely won’t find a more unique eatery anywhere else.
Sample Wines at Incredible Niagara Falls Wineries
It may surprise visitors to learn that there are many amazing wineries in Niagara Falls, NY. There are over 20 wineries featured on the Niagara Wine Trail. Of course, you’re not expected to visit every single one during your Niagara Falls road trip! Some of the wineries that shouldn’t be missed are Long Cliff Vineyard and Winery, Black Willow Winery, A Gust of Sun Winery and Vineyard, Arrowhead Spring Vineyard, and Lake Ontario Winery and Vineyards.
Visit Clarence, NY
From our incredible shops to our cute cafe spots, Clarence, NY, is the perfect place to end your Niagara Falls road trip. After you check in at the beautiful Asa Ransom House Inn and Restaurant, explore the town! Clarence Hollow is a shopping district that houses a number of fantastic antique shops, which are perfect for finding that new addition to your home. There’s so much to see among the shelves of Hen House Antiques, 3 Old Dog Antiques, Clarence Antique Mall, or Antique World & Flea Market! If you’re in the mood for a pick-me-up, visit Clarence Center Coffee! This cute restaurant features a great selection of coffee, wine, and beer, as well as delicious sammies and flatbreads.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
During your Niagara Falls road trip, stay at the incomparable Asa Ransom House. Our guest rooms are simply stunning, from the warm country decor to the antique furnishings. You’ll love the peace and quiet found within our walls, giving you the perfect night of sleep. In the morning, enjoy our delicious country breakfast, complimentary to all of our guests. When you take a seat in our beautiful dining room, you’ll be given a choice of entree as well as fresh fruit and assorted pastries. In the evening, treat yourself to a gourmet meal in our incredible restaurant. We are one of the few restaurants in Clarence with farm-to-table cuisine. In fact, we encourage our guests to stroll through our beautiful garden where we grow our herbs. This is much more than just a place to stay the night: Asa Ransom House provides a quiet escape to all of its guests.
So don’t wait! Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.
Are you looking for a historic site to visit during your stay with Asa Ransom House? Visit the Martin House Complex, located just 30 minutes away from our beautiful Inn. There, you will be able to tour the incredible multi-structure estate once owned by Darwin D. Martin that was originally created by the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside the complex is the George Barton House, a carriage house, a conservatory, and a pergola. This is a remarkable site and one that you definitely won’t want to miss.
Did you know the George Barton House, built in the Martin House Complex, was commissioned as a residence for Darwin Martin’s sister? That’s a pretty incredible gift! If you’re looking for a present or souvenir for relatives back home, download our free Vacation Guide. We’ve listed our favorite stores in the Western New York region, from spice shops to antique stores. Planning your trip has never been easier!
Some History on Martin House Complex
The Martin House Complex features six buildings that were originally built in the early 1900s. Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned by Darwin D. Martin to design it after Martin was introduced to Wright’s work. Wright has been recorded as referring to the Martin House Complex as his opus and the site plans were pinned to his drawing table for close to 50 years.
The George Barton House
To get a feel of Frank Lloyd Wright’s abilities, Martin commissioned him to first design a home for Martin’s sister, Delta, and her husband, George Barton. The George Barton House, sometimes referred to as the George and Delta Barton House, fulfilled Martin’s aspiration to bring his family closer together while getting a livable sample of Wright’s design abilities.
Tour the Facility
Visitors can only explore our the interior of the Martin House Complex on one of the many guided tours offered at the estate. The Martin House+ Tour is the most popular tour available. It lasts two hours and will take you through every building on the complex. Along the way, your guide will expand upon the history of the Martin and Wright story, giving context to the incredible site.
There is a shorter tour available that, unlike the two-hour tour, is wheelchair accessible. This tour lasts only for one hour and leads guests through the primary first-floor rooms of the main house, the pergola, the conservatory, and the carriage house.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
After you’re done exploring the Martin Complex, from the George Barton House to the conservatory, enjoy the comfort and beauty of Asa Ransom House. Choose from our gorgeous selection of guestrooms to find the perfect place to end your day. All of our rooms are furnished with antiques and period reproductions, giving the rooms a distinct character.
In the morning, enjoy the complimentary full country breakfast! You’ll be provided a choice of entree, such a quiche, apple oat cakes, egg and cheese souffle, or mixed-berry crepes. You can also indulge in fresh fruit and an assorted selection of muffins and pastries.
Check our availability and book your room today! We look forward to having you.
Are you looking for a family friendly attraction that’s full of Autumn fun? Visit Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm during your stay at Asa Ransom House this fall! Ride the haunted hayride, explore the corn maze, visit the petting zoo, and pick out your favorite pumpkin. This great attraction is located in Wheatfield, NY, just a 40-minute drive from Asa Ransom House.
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Explore Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm is open from late September through October from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the nights that feature the Haunted Hayride, the hours are extended.
Visit the Petting Zoo
Goats, cows, and horses, oh my! During your visit to Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm, you’ll definitely want to stop by the petting zoo. There are plenty of barnyard animals just waiting for your visit! Make sure to take some hand sanitizer or wipes with you, just in case.
Take a Haunted Hayride
The bravest among us will love the Haunted Hayride! Check the schedule before you embark if you plan on taking the hayride as it only runs once or twice a week. The hayrides begin at dusk and run every 15 minutes. Anyone aged 16 or younger must be accompanied by at least one adult to ride the hayride. Tickets for the hayride are $8 for adults and $6 for children 13 or younger. Remember to bring cash with you! Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm does not accept debit or credit cards or checks.
If you’d rather not take the haunted route, Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm also offers daily daytime hayrides. It’s a great way to get a tour of the farm!
Family Fun is Waiting For You
As if a hayride and petting zoo weren’t enough, Wheatfield also offers a dedicated play area for the little ones and a mini corn maze along with the pumpkin, gourds, and squash fields. Make sure you try some of the delicious apple cider! Wheatfield also hosts birthday parties. It’s sure to make for an unforgettable time!
Stay at Asa Ransom House
After you’re done exploring Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm, return to the calm, cozy surroundings of Asa Ransom House. Our charming Clarence, NY bed and breakfast is only 15 minutes from Buffalo and 28 miles from Niagara Falls. Aside from our beautiful accommodations, amazing specials and packages, and friendly staff, we feature an in-house restaurant that serves up delicious food. Enjoy the guest breakfast, which features three courses of freshly made treats. You’ll be given a choice of entree, such a quiche, apple oat cake, or egg and cheese souffle, as well as fresh fruit and assorted muffins and pastries.
For dinner, return to Asa Ransom House for a delicious meal. The evening meal is offered every Sunday and Tuesday through Friday. Choose from our seasonal menu, which features classic French and American cuisine. From our soup of the day to our homemade desserts, dinner at Asa Ransom House is always a treat.
Check our availability and book your room today! We look forward to having you.
Everyone needs a romantic getaway! Whether you’re on your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or simply having a quiet weekend away, Niagara Falls is the perfect area. There are plenty of romantic excursions to go on during your stay at Asa Ransom House. From hiking to boating, discover the best things to do in Niagara Falls for couples!
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Things to do in Niagara Falls for Couples
Maid of the Mist
There’s a reason Maid of the Mist is such a famous Niagara Falls attraction! Since its maiden voyage in 1846, Maid of the Mist has been shepherding locals and visitors alike to spectacular views of the falls. You’ll be able to get close to the base of the falls, a view that only a fraction of visitors get to see! Ticket prices are only $18.25 per person. Make sure to wear your rain jacket because you will get soaked!
Goat Island is a small island on the Niagara River that is a popular sightseeing spot. The island houses Niagara Falls State Park, which includes great hiking spots, a scenic trolley, an aquarium, a theater, and Caves of the Falls, which allows visitors to explore under the falls. You’re not going to want to miss Top of the Falls Restaurant, which serves up amazing views and food. You’ll enjoy classic and modern American cuisine at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.
Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park has two levels. The bottom level offers hiking and fishing. You’ll be able to hike upstream along the Whirlpool Rapids or downstream to the Devil’s Hole Trail. The upper part of the park is the scenic level, with beautiful views of the Whirlpools and rapids. Make sure to bring your camera and take plenty of snapshots of these amazing sights!
Whirlpool Jet Boat
If you’re looking for a little more adventure, check out Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours! These tours take you along the rapids of the Niagara River. There’s nothing more romantic than an adrenaline rush and beating hearts! Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours also offer great packages, including the Water to Wine Tour. You’ll start your adventure on the river, going through the class-5 rapids of Devil’s Hole. Then, you’ll go to Pillitteri for a tour of the estate. Finally, you’ll be brought back to one of the tasting bars to experience a tutored wine tasting paired with chocolate truffles. What could be more romantic than that?
Return to Asa Ransom House
Once you’ve finished exploring these great things to do in Niagara Falls for couples, return to Asa Ransom House for a romantic evening. Book our Romantic Getaway lodging special to enjoy a romantic room, a four-course dinner for two, and a full country breakfast in the morning. The rooms come with fantastic views of the gardens and the pond with a fountain. They also feature a fireplace for those cool evenings and a whirlpool tub. Browse our list of guest rooms and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.
Just an hour away from Asa Ransom House is the incredible Letchworth State Park. This park, called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” features a wide variety of hiking trails, scenic views, a bird conservatory, and many educational events and lectures throughout the year. No wonder this park was given the “Reader’s Choice Award” by USA Today in 2015! The best way to explore this gorgeous park is to hike any of the many trails available to visitors. Explore the beauty of Letchworth State Park trails!
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Explore the Letchworth State Park Trails
The Letchworth State Park trails total to about 66-miles. No matter your skill level or preference, you’ll find a trail perfect for you here. Choose from any of the 22 trails available, like the Gorge Trail. This is the longest path in the park and follows the famous gorge formed by The Genesee River that cuts through the park. This path is seven miles long, so make sure to bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes if you attempt to hike it. The reward for exploring this path, though, it worth every step. You’ll get a view of one of the beautiful waterfalls that have made this park a popular destination. There are plenty of shorter trails that are just as scenic, though. Traverse through the Dam Overlook Trail, which is a little less than three miles long and suitable for all skill levels. You’ll also get a view of one of the three waterfalls in the park.
Attend One of the Letchworth State Park Events
Before you stop in to Letchworth State Park, check to see if there are any events happening during your stay with us. The park frequently holds group hikes, lectures, and conventions during the year. Learn about the beautiful birds that live in the bird conservation areas in the park or the potentially harmful alien species that endanger the trees within the New York area. The park hosts events frequently so you’re sure to find something interesting to fit into your schedule!
Return to Asa Ransom House
After your day exploring Letchworth State Park trails, return to the peace and serenity of Asa Ransom House. Our popular restaurant is serving delicious, gourmet meals from Tuesday to Sunday. We use herbs and produce from our own gardens and all of our meals are made from scratch. Be sure to save room for dessert! Our homemade desserts include a housemade ice cream, pies, cobblers, cheesecakes, and much more! In the morning, you’ll be treated to a complimentary three-course breakfast which includes fresh fruit, assorted muffins and pastries, and a hot entree. There’s no better way to start the day than at our beautiful inn! Browse through our elegantly decorated guest rooms and book today! We look forward to having you.
It’s always a great time to take a romantic vacation! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a honeymoon, or simply want a weekend getaway, we’re happy to help you plan the perfect trip. And with our quiet, peaceful location, just 15 minutes away from Buffalo, Asa Ransom House is the perfect place to start. Let us suggest some more great trip ideas with these romantic things to do in Buffalo, NY!
Whether you’re looking for romantic things to do in Buffalo, NY or the perfect trip to Niagara Falls, we can help plan your trip! Request your free Vacation Guide to get started. It’s full of the best attractions, shops, and restaurants in Clarence, Buffalo, and the Western New York area.
Our Favorite Romantic Things to do in Buffalo, NY
From concerts to fitness to ice skating to games, Canalside has it all! Located in the Buffalo’s downtown corridor, Canalside is a combination of a waterfront park and arena. This popular Buffalo attraction hosts a ton of great events all year round, ranging from family fun to fitness and everything in between. There is no admission fee to get into Canalside, just tickets to attend specific events. Check out all the things to do to get a full list of what’s happening during your visit! We suggest attending one of the fantastic concerts or taking a stroll through the boardwalk area. No need to worry about going hungry! There are a ton of really great restaurants in the area, from quick-service places to more upscale options.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
What’s more romantic than flowers? How about over a dozen beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens featuring trees, ponds, succulents, as well as some incredible flowers? Visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for a day unlike any other. This amazing attraction houses 12 greenhouses, each with a theme, as well as outdoor gardens. Admission is just $11 for adults, and the garden is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also great events at the Gardens, including concerts, yoga, special exhibits, and tasting events serving up delicious, fresh food. During Tasting Tuesdays, guests are encouraged to grab a glass of wine or beer and take a self-guided tour of the garden while the sun sets. What could be more romantic than that?
Return to the Beautiful Asa Ransom House
After you’ve enjoyed these romantic things to do in Buffalo, NY, escape the hustle and bustle of the city for quaint Clarence, NY. Enjoy a quiet, romantic getaway with Asa Ransom House’s cozy rooms, incredible restaurant, and our fantastic “Romantic Getaway” package. Book one of our guest rooms and add this package to your reservation to enjoy a four-course dinner and full country breakfast. Millstream is a fantastic choice for a guest room. It comes with a dark oak king-sized bed which faces the usable fireplace, and its own balcony with a view of the south gardens and pond. Book your room today to start planning your romantic vacation!
Don’t let the name fool you! Clarence Center Coffee is way more than just a place to get a great cup of coffee. The restaurant has been created a great atmosphere for its patrons and serving up delicious food since it opened. It’s located just under ten minutes away from Asa Ransom House. Stop in during the open mic nights to get a taste of Clarence’s local talent or pop by during happy hour on Friday and Saturday to enjoy $3 beer. Whenever you visit, you’re sure to enjoy your time at Clarence Center Coffee!
What You’ll Find at Clarence Center Coffee!
Here at Asa Ransom House, we believe that coffee is good anytime of the day. After you’re done enjoying a mug of our freshly brewed coffee with your complimentary breakfast, stop by Clarence Center Coffee to try any of their caffeinated concoctions. Don’t miss Koso, the house blend medium-bodied coffee that is roasted locally. There are also a variety of flavored coffees available, as well as full-bodied dark roasts that are sure to delight. The staff at Clarence Center Coffee are knowledgeable and always ready to suggest a blend or brew for you.
If you’re looking for wine or beer, Clarence Center Coffee can help with that too! They have an extensive wine and beer list that are sure to pair well with their delicious menu of food items. Stop by during happy hour on Friday and Saturday to get a deal on beer!
If you’re looking for some unique flatbreads or sammies, stop by Clarence Center Coffee! The menu of naan flatbread pizza is impressive. Try the Mediterranean grilled eggplant flatbread, which has a base of sundried tomato pesto and feta cheese with grilled eggplant, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives on top. Or try the apple and brie crostini if you’re in a snacking mood, which is sliced focaccia bread baked with brie cheese and apple slices that have been lightly drizzled with a balsamic glaze. For a delicious sammie, try the avocado hummus sandwich. It features roasted garlic hummus, avocado slices, greens, tomatoes, red onions, and cucumbers, all drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
For a taste of the local talent, stop by Clarence Center Coffee on Tuesday evenings for the open mic nights. It starts at 7:30 p.m and runs for three hours. Everyone is invited to participate, from beginners to seasoned performers. The open mic isn’t just for musicians. Poets will often perform their latest works in front of this captive audience.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
While you’re exploring all that our beautiful town has to offer, including Clarence Center Coffee, stay at Asa Ransom House. Our beautiful rooms are warm and inviting, impeccably decorated and incredibly comfortable. Whether you’re a family taking a summer vacation or you’re a couple looking for a weekend getaway, we are dedicated to giving you the best experience possible. Don’t miss our delicious complimentary breakfast! It’s the best way to start your day in Clarence.
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If you want to escape from the busy streets of Rochester, NY, to the serenity and peace of a small town, take an overnight trip to Clarence. Just 60 miles from Rochester, Clarence, NY, is the perfect getaway destination. Whether you live in or are visiting Rochester, everyone needs a break from the hustle and bustle. Discover the quiet charm of Clarence and let us help you plan your day trips near Rochester, NY!
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What To Do During Your Day Trips Near Rochester, NY
Shop in the Hollow
Clarence Hollow has incredible antique shops, perfect for finding souvenirs or that perfect addition to your home. Find hidden treasures among the shelves of Hen House Antiques, 3 Old Dogs Antiques, Clarence Antique Mall, or Antique World & Flea Market. There’s enough antiquing to fill an entire day here!
For local goods, visit the Farmer’s Market. It’s open every Saturday morning from June through October. The Market features everything from produce from local farms to organic skincare. Visit the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm to learn about the full lifecycle of the butterfly and how to grow your own butterfly garden. For homemade
goods, visit Colorful Crafting or Buffalosmark, Carol Conwall Card Design.
Explore the Trails
Clarence is home to three fantastic trails that will take visitors through farms, forests, fields, and wetlands. There’s no better way to explore the area than on foot, and our trails give great opportunity to wildlife watching, fishing, and berrypicking.
Dinner and a Show
At Asa Ransom House, you can combine two of life’s great loves: theater and fine dining. We offer Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dinner Theater Nights, a package that includes a multi-course dinner and a theater ticket. Browse the shows at the nearby Lancaster Opera House, only fifteen minutes away from Asa Ransom House. Then simply add your package to your booking and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious in-house and an outstanding theatrical production.
If you’re only interested in the dinner portion of the evening, we encourage you to have dinner with us during your stay. Our gourmet menu features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, with gluten-free and vegan options available. Save room for dessert! Our homemade desserts include an apple, strawberry, and rhubarb pie with a wholegrain crust and streusel topping, classic creme brulee, and a housemade ice cream selection of the month.
Stay at Asa Ransom House
Aside from the fine dining and prime location, Asa Ransom House offers the cozy accommodations with an antique charm. Each room has its own personality, so browse our selection to find the one that fits your style. Every booking includes a full country breakfast, which comes with a selection of hot entrees, assorted muffins and pastries, and fresh fruit. Check availability and book your day trips near Rochester, NY today!
Whether you’re looking for a way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or you just want to spend some quality time with your special someone, traveling is always a wonderful idea! Take off with your sweetheart and enjoy some time in upstate New York. Weekend getaways for couples in upstate NY are always a great idea; this area contains some wonderful attractions and activities that the two of you will love. Better yet, Clarence, New York, is also the home of the Asa Ransom House, the ideal bed and breakfast for an intimate trip together. Discover why you need to book a room at the Asa Ransom House during your weekend getaways for couples in upstate NY and start arranging your travel plans today!
Three Great Reasons Why Clarence is One of the Best Weekend Getaways for Couples in Upstate NY
1. Fun Couples’ Activities
Couples will never run out of fun things to do around Clarence, NY! This area is a great destination for couples in love because it contains endless opportunities for amazing activities to enjoy together, such as browsing the many antique stores located all over this destination. Also, another romantic activity to try here is wine tasting. The two of you can also visit some of the many wineries near Niagara Falls, NY! This area also hosts many events and festivals that are a treat to attend as a couple.
2. Delicious and Romantic Dining
It’s always fun trying local cuisine in a new destination! Another way to have the best upstate NY getaways possible is to treat yourselves to some fine dining! Whether the two of you want to dress up for a classy evening out or prefer a cozy, intimate restaurant, you’ll find the ideal place to have a wonderful meal together in Clarence, NY. These restaurants offer a wide variety of different cuisine, so you’ll find exactly what you’re craving here in the beautiful area of upstate New York.
3. Gorgeous Accommodations for Couples
The best way to complete weekend getaways for couples in upstate NY is to stay in some romantic accommodations! Come stay with us at the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY, to spend time in a comfy, peaceful environment. Our beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is located on scenic grounds, just minutes away from all the attractions of the nearby areas of Buffalo and Niagara. We have numerous rooms that are perfect for sweethearts, such as the Blue Willow, which features a balcony with a view of the gardens, Abigail’s Garden, which includes a whirlpool tub, and the Country Garden Suite, which has French doors that open to our surrounding herb garden. Other wonderful amenities of our rooms include fireplaces, private baths, pet-friendly accommodations, and a full country breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to have you and your loved one visit our charming property full of historic artifacts and lovely surprises, so don’t hesitate a moment longer! Check our availability and book your stay at the Asa Ransom House today!
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Hunting for antiques is always an exciting experience! You never know what kind of hidden treasure you might uncover in an antiques store or at an auction. If you have a passion for finding ancient artifacts and rare gems, the Western New York region is the ideal vacation destination for you. This portion of New York is overflowing with charming antique stores, perfect for hours of rummaging and exploring! Clarence, New York, is one city in particular that has some especially unique places to find some one-of-a-kind items. Discover some of the best antique stores in Clarence, NY, to help you start planning your trip today.
4 Fantastic Places to Find the Best Antiques in Clarence, NY
1. Antique World and Flea Market in Clarence, NY
You’re bound to find something you love at the Antique World and Flea Market in Clarence, NY! This spacious attraction contains countless items and displays to browse. They both an indoor and outdoor flea market, both open on Saturdays and Sundays only. They also host numerous garage sales throughout the year that you won’t want to miss!
2. Premier Antique Center in Clarence, NY
With treasures from over 70 different vendors, the Premier Antique Center in Clarence, NY, is the place to be! No matter what you’re searching for, you’re guaranteed to find it here. Jewelry, paintings, collectibles, furniture, glassware, and fine china are just a sample of what you can find here. They even offer free appraisals!
3. Clarence Hollow Antiques in Clarence, NY
A wide assortment of antiques are waiting for you in the Clarence Hollow Antiques store in Clarence, NY! It’s 13,000 square feet, perfect for exploring! Also located within this building is the Bonadio Country Store where you can find all kinds of nifty, old-fashioned items.
4. East Aurora Auction and Expo Center in Aurora, NY
Just outside Clarence is the East Aurora Auction and Expo Center in Aurora, NY! Open all year long, this is a must-see attraction in Western New York. You’ll get to see countless booths selling all kinds of goods, everything from antiques to homemade baked goods. You will love this spot, so be sure to add it to your vacation itinerary!
Where to Stay During Your Trip to Clarence, NY
After an exciting day of sifting through the many antique stores in Clarence, NY, settle down in luxurious accommodations right in town. Come stay with us at the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY, to spend time in a comfy, peaceful environment. Our beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is located on scenic grounds, just minutes away from all the attractions of the nearby areas of Buffalo and Niagara. In addition to our comfortable rooms, you’ll also love our outstanding amenities, which include fireplaces, private baths, pet-friendly accommodations, and a full country breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to have you visit our charming property full of historic artifacts and lovely surprises, so don’t hesitate a moment longer! Check our availability and book your stay at the Asa Ransom House today!
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If you’re craving a vacation filled with exciting outdoor activities, fascinating attractions, and excellent dining, New York is the ideal destination for you! Head to the Western region of this marvelous state for some of the most intriguing and sensational activities, like visiting Niagara Falls, attending area festivals, and enjoying wine tasting at local vineyards. Clarence, NY, one of the many wonderful cities in this area, is home to some truly delectable dining, so make sure you stop through for a bite to eat! From classy to casual, the many Clarence, NY, restaurants are bound to please visitors of all ages and preferences. Check out our ultimate Clarence, NY, restaurants guide to help you decide where to eat first!
6 of the Best Clarence, NY, Restaurants
1. Asa Ransom House Dining Room
Made with the finest, freshest local ingredients, the meals prepared at the Asa Ransom House are truly unique and delicious! Each and every plate prepared here is heavenly. With a varied menu that contains steak, seafood, pasta, salads, small plates, and decadent desserts, you will love your dining experience here!
2. Kennedy’s Cove
Craving a steak dinner? If so, you need to head to Kennedy’s Cove in Clarence, NY. They also serve some delicious seafood dishes that you can pair with a cocktail! You are guaranteed to leave this restaurant with a full, satisfied stomach.
3. Penny Lane Cafe
You will immediately fall in love with the bright, cozy environment of the Penny Lane Cafe in Clarence, NY. You’ll find fresh, healthy treats here that are bound to make your day better. They have a wide selection of coffees, teas, pastries, bagels, parfaits, and much more for a tasty, satisfying breakfast. If you’re stopping by for lunch, enjoy a salad, sandwich, panini, or wrap, paired with a shake or smoothie! Dinner includes a range of specialty pizzas and gelato for dessert.
4. The Hollow Bistro and Brew
For an elegant night out, the Hollow Bistro and Brew in Clarence, NY, is the ideal place for you. They offer all kinds of exquisite entrees representing a variety of different places and cultures. You can dine here for lunch, dinner, or brunch! On the first Saturday of every month, they host a jazz brunch that features mimosas, relaxing music, and extraordinary food.
5. Clarence Grille
Find your favorite comfort food at the Clarence Grille in Clarence, NY! They offer all kinds of incredible entrees as well as wings, soups, burgers, salads, and much more. They even offer fantastic catering services!
6. The Cornerstone Bar and Grill
Chow down on your favorite pub food at the Cornerstone Bar and Grill! This fun, laidback restaurant prepares some of the most mouthwatering burgers, pizzas, French fries, tater tots, and beverages around town. You’ll never want to leave this local hotspot!
Where to Stay During Your Amazing New York Getaway
Not only does the Asa Ransom House offer an incredible dining experience, but we also provide some of the finest accommodations in the state. Come stay with us at the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY, to spend time in a comfy, peaceful environment. Our beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is located on scenic grounds, just minutes away from all the attractions of the nearby areas of Buffalo and Niagara. In addition to our comfortable rooms, you’ll also love our outstanding amenities, which include fireplaces, private baths, pet-friendly accommodations, and a full country breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to have you visit our charming property full of historic artifacts and lovely surprises, so don’t hesitate a moment longer! Check our availability and book your stay at the Asa Ransom House today!
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The amazing Western New York region is a destination filled with surprises around every corner! If you’re vacationing in the peace and serenity of this scenic area, you’ll probably be impressed by the vast amount of amazing attractions and activities found here. One quality that makes Western New York so special is its abundance of incredible vineyards. If you love wine tasting, then exploring the Niagara Falls area and its many wineries is the perfect activity for you. Learn everything you need to know about visiting the numerous wineries in Niagara Falls, NY, and add them to your vacation itinerary today.
5 of the Best Wineries in Niagara Falls, NY, to Visit During Your New York Getaway
1. Long Cliff Winery
Located in the picturesque setting of Sanborn, NY, the Long Cliff Vineyard and Winery offers tastings, tours, and a variety of other events like dinners, book club meetings, and trivia nights. You will love spending time in this gorgeous environment, sipping wines and enjoying fantastic entertainment!
2. Black Willow Winery
The beautiful Black Willow Winery in Burt, NY, is favorite spot on the Niagara Falls wineries map for many reasons! In addition to their deluxe wines, they also create delicious mead and artisan oils and vinegars here.
3. A Gust of Sun Winery and Vineyard
With two tasting rooms in Spencerport and Ransomville, NY, A Gust of Sun Winery and Vineyard is a must-see attraction! Both of their locations provide magnificent grounds where you can take a stroll or have a picnic while you enjoy their wine.
4. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
A hidden gem on the Niagara Falls wineries map, the Arrowhead Spring Vineyards is a wonderful place to visit. They use effective and sustainable techniques to create some of the finest wine you’ve ever tasted. Come out to their scenic spot in Lockport, NY, to spend an afternoon sampling wines in their delightful tasting room!
5. Lake Ontario Winery and Vineyards
Found in Hilton, NY, this attraction has so much to offer! In addition to their tasting room and vineyards, the Lake Ontario Winery and Vineyards also contains a cider mill, brewery, distillery, and much more. You can shop their products or even take a wine or beer making class!
If you’re interested in taking a deluxe wine tour of this area, be sure to check out the Niagara Wine Trail events that are coming up!
Stay in the Finest Accommodations While You’re Visiting the Wineries in Niagara Falls, NY!
You’ll want to come back to some comfy accommodations after you’ve spent a wonderful day enjoying the many things to do in Western NY. Treat yourself to a stay in a cozy and peaceful environment when you book with us at the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY. Our beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is located on scenic grounds, just minutes away from all the attractions of the nearby areas of Buffalo and Niagara. In addition to our comfortable rooms, you’ll also love our outstanding amenities, which include fireplaces, private baths, pet-friendly accommodations, and a full country breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to have you visit our charming property full of historic artifacts and lovely surprises, so don’t hesitate a moment longer! Check our availability and book your stay at the Asa Ransom House today!
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It’s no secret that the great state of New York is home to some of the best annual events; they draw countless visitors and locals alike every year to participate in the wonderful festivities. These events are all unique and one-of-a-kind, each offering something special to the local community. Some of the best celebrations around are the annual events in Western NY. These festivities celebrate everything from local cuisine to joyous holidays! Discover some of the best events in Western NY happening this year and start making your travel plans to the Northeast today.
6 of the Best Annual Events in Western NY
1. Western NY Winter Train and Toy Show: February
All train enthusiasts need to hop aboard this amazing annual event! Held in the fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, the Western NY Winter Train and Toy Show features train-related activities and entertainment for all ages.
2. Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March
One of the longest running parades in the entire country, Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one not to be missed! For over 75 years, this annual parade has been delighting the local community with their festive floats, fun music, and many other activities.
3. Buffalo Wine Festival: April
Wine tasting, shopping, and good food are just a few things you can enjoy at the annual Buffalo Wine Festival held every spring! There will be all kinds of entertainment held here, so get your tickets as soon as possible- they sell out fast.
4. Cherry Blossom Festival: April-May
For those of you who love the spring season, the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is the one for you! This fun, week-long festival celebrates the arrival of spring through music, cocktail parties, walking garden tours, and much more.
5. Taste of Buffalo: July
This is the largest two-day food festival in the entire country, so you know it’s bound to be a good time! Wander through the many vendor booths of the Taste of Buffalo to try samples from over 6 wineries and 55 restaurants- your taste buds will thank you.
6. Niagara County Peach Festival: September
For almost 60 years, this fantastic festival has drawn countless visitors of all ages to participate in the fun. The Niagara County Peach Festival includes carnival rides, delicious food, countless vendors, entertaining shows, a parade, and much more. Make your travel plans to NY today!
Come Stay in the Finest Accommodations in Western NY!
No vacation is complete without booking a room in some wonderful accommodations. Immerse yourself in a cozy and peaceful environment when you stay with us at the Asa Ransom House in Clarence, NY. Our beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is located on scenic grounds, just minutes away from all the attractions of the nearby areas of Buffalo and Niagara. In addition to our comfortable rooms, you’ll also love our outstanding amenities, which include fireplaces, private baths, pet-friendly accommodations, and a full country breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to have you visit our charming property full of historic artifacts and lovely surprises, so don’t hesitate a moment longer! Check our availability and book your stay at the Asa Ransom House today!
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