Clarence, NY 

Asa Ransom House

10529 Main St
Clarence, NY 14031-1684 US
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Rates: $129 to $198
Total Rooms: 10
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (4 reviews)


Circa 1853. Set on spacious lawns, behind a white picket fence, the Asa Ransom House rests on the site of the first grist mill built in Erie County. Silversmith Asa Ransom constructed an inn and grist mill here in response to the Holland Land Company's offering of free land to anyone who would start and operate a tavern. A specialty of the dining room is "Veal Perrott" and "Pistachio Banana Muffins."Publicity and Awards: Toronto Star, Buffalo News, Prevention Magazine, Country Living, Country Inns, Buffalo Spree, Inn Country USA.Location: Village.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $129 to $198
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Discover, Personal Checks and Master Card.
Rooms: This property has 10 total guest accommodations with private bath, 10 with hot tubs, 2 with whirlpools, 2 cottages and 9 guest houses.
The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.


Cancellation: One week Less than 7 days, refunded if room can be re-booked.
Pets: Pets Allowed and Available in rooms 5 & 8.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea, Snacks/Refreshments, Banquet Service, Restaurant on Premises and Wine.
Amenities In Room: Telephone, Snack Bar, Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Television, Bath Amenities, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator, Fireplace, Coffeemaker, DVD, Iron/Ironing Board, Cable TV, Bathrobes, Turn-Down Service, Wireless Internet Access, some with porch or balcony, old-time radio tapes and some with heated towel bars. Cheese & fruit bowl in room upon arrival.
Amenities On Site: Gift Shop, Copy Machine, Hot Tub/Jetted Tub, Handicap Access, Free parking on premise, Bicycles, Herb and flower gardens.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Television, Modem Connection, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers, Gym Nearby, Flexible Cancellation, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Flexible Check in/out Times, Hiking/Biking trail and Breakfast box for those leaving extra early.
Transportation Services: Train Station Pickup.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are March-May, September-Dec. 15, Sunday-Thursday, user of voucher must purchase dinner at the inn one evening


Events Hosted: Seminars, Honeymoons, Meetings, Family Reunions, Romantic Getaways, Weddings and Showers.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Tennis, Wineries, Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, Niagara Wine Region, Lancaster Opera House, Shea's Performing Arts Center and Clarence Antique World complex .

Historic Interest

Original brick part of building dates back to 1853. Built on site of first grist mill in Erie County. Parcel wall and railroad trestle remain. Clarence is the oldest town in Erie County.
Historic Awards: Local Register (Granted) and City Historical Site (Applied).
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Clarence Center Emporium (5 miles), Amherst Museum, Colony (8 miles), Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (Wilcox Mansion) (16 miles). Niagara Wine Trail 15 miles. Erie Canal Cruises 14 miles. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex.12 miles. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. 13miles

Romantic Interest

Canopy beds, fireplaces, private porches, balconies, gardens, quiet location.