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Your Guide to the Ultimate Niagara Falls Road Trip

August 29, 2017 by Asa Ransom House Country Inn

Niagara Falls road trip

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.

Letchworth State Park Trails are the Best in the State

July 7, 2017 by Asa Ransom House Country Inn

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.