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Asa Ransom House
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Western New York Getaways & Romantic Getaways in Buffalo, NY

Enhance your romantic getaway to Buffalo, NY with one of our bed and breakfast specials. Our secluded and quiet inn is perfect for romantic getaways in Western New York, whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, on your honeymoon retreat, or simply need an escape from reality. Centrally located to Western New York attractions!

Canadian Dollars at Par
Book a room at the Bed & Breakfast rate and we accept the Canadian dollar at par.  Book early, call us at 1-800-841-2340. Not available with any other special.

Romantic Getaway   Choose a romantic room with a balcony or porch overlooking the gardens and pond with a fountain. These rooms also feature a fireplace for those cool evenings and two with a whirlpool.  Room package feature a four course dinner (five course on Saturday) and a full country breakfast. View four views of each room at Please call 1-800-841-2340 with any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Marvelous March & April  – Offered every March & April
Stay one evening … get a second evening complimentary. Choose from 10 rooms, nine with fireplace. Dinner required one night from regular dinner menu with over twenty selections. Full Country breakfast included on paid night. Book early for your choice of rooms. Rates are based on B&B. Any questions, please call for more details 716-759-2315 or  800-841-2340  

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

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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