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Everything You Need to Know About Lancaster Opera House

November 16, 2017 by Asa Ransom House Country Inn

lancaster opera houseThere’s nothing like the theater and we are so lucky to have an amazing opera house just 15 minutes from Asa Ransom House! You’ll find a little bit of everything at this Lancaster institution. From concerts to dinner theater, from classic musicals to holiday-themed plays, there’s so much to see in every season. Find out how you can enjoy a night at the theater combined with a gourmet meal at Asa Ransom House!

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Visit the Lancaster Opera House

Each year, the Lancaster Opera House creates a season of incredible shows from just about every genre. From their special concerts to the grand productions, there’s something for everyone here. Diary of Anne Frank Feb. 9-11, 16-18. We Gotta Bingo March 2-4,9-11,16-18, The Roar of the Greesepaint April 6-8,13-15, 20-22, Rounding Third May 11-13, Annie June 8-10,15-17,22-24

Enjoy Dinner and a Show

Combine two of the finest things in life at Asa Ransom House: gourmet food and performance art. We have three incredible packages available for guests of Asa Ransom House. Each package includes a dinner at Asa Ransom House’s incredible restaurant and a ticket to whichever production is currently running at Lancaster Opera House. Advance purchase is required for each of these specials so be sure to let us know you’d like to include this in your reservation when you book your room at Asa Ransom House!

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History of the Asa Ransom House, celebrating its 41st Anniversary

February 9, 2015 by asaransom

Asa Ransom House celebrated its 41st Anniversary this past Thanksgiving Day.

A little History. The Asa Ransom House has grown from two original guest rooms to ten today, with additions in 1975 and 1993 to the original 1853 structure. Asa Ransom was a silversmith plying his trade in the little fur trading post on the shores of Lake Erie (now Buffalo). In 1799, the Holland Land Company offered lots 10 miles apart in what is now Clarence, to “any proper man who would build and operate a tavern.” He erected a spacious two-story log house and tavern to house both his family and weary travelers. When completed this was the first so called hotel in what is now Erie County. The Indians of the area were delighted with the trinkets he fashioned and gave him the name “0-wis-ta-no-at-squo-nish,,” meaning “maker of silver.” Months after the completion of the tavern and log house the first white male child born on Holland Purchase arrived November 5, 1799.

In 1803 Asa Ransom finished the construction of his grist mill, the first in what is now Erie County.  Settlers from all over Western New York came here to have their grain ground into flour. Up until this time the nearest gristmill was at Chippewa in Canada. The grain was ground by means of a water wheel. There was a much greater flow of water prior to the clearing of the forests. Down the stream in connection with the mill, Mr. Ransom operated a distillery. Any excess wheat that he purchased from the early settlers, was made into whiskey at the distillery, and in turn sold at his tavern.

In the early 1920’s, fire partially destroyed the mill. Mr. Ryley (owner at the time) had it restored but a short time later, it again burned and was never rebuilt. In our library, we have a picture history book that includes some very early pictures guests are welcome to view.

A special program our guests look forward to each year, is the “Marvelous March and April -Two for One”,  Guest stay one night and the second night is complimentary, with the fire place rooms most popular!. Dinner is required one night, and many request a table by the wood burning fireplace in the dining room. Book early for your choice of rooms. View rooms on our new web site:  http:www.asaransom.  This special promotion must be booked with the Inn via email or 1-800-841-2340Wilson Greatbatch at Asa Ransom


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Dinner for Two Special

February 27, 2014 by asaransom

You and your guest are cordially invited to enjoy our Dinner for Two, a limited promotion available Tuesday – Friday and Sunday for $49.95 per couple.

dinnerThree course dinner includes Soup of the Day , Mixed Green Salad and choice of the following Entrees

Spinach and Shrimp Stuffed Sole
A filet of Sole stuffed with fresh spinach and shrimp topped with a Beurre Blanc

Chicken Pot Pie
Generous pieces of roast chicken, savory sauce and vegetables under a flaky pastry

Asa Roast Turkey
Sliced white meat with homemade stuffing, pan gravy and cranberry

Jeffersonian Beef
Slices of roast beef topped with mushrooms, provolone cheese and finished with a sherry brown sauce

Classic German Sauerbraten Roast
Over sautéed spaeztles and topped with sour cream

Pasta of the Day

Request a window or a fireside table and enjoy a relaxing dinner prepared by our culinary team.

Four Seasons Dinner Club

February 27, 2014 by asaransom

dinner2The Asa Ransom Menu changes every season. We invite you to experience the best of each season as a member of our Dinner Club.

For the prepaid amount of $345, you receive dinner for two each season which includes 1st course, salad, entree, dessert, and beverage! Join the Club or give a Gift!

Your Club Card will be validated once with each Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring Menu. Thank you for understanding that special dates & holidays are not valid. Bar, taxes, & service are additional.