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Recent Chautauqua-Allegheny reviews

  • Even better than it shows on the VRBO site!

    "At first glance, I knew this was the perfect spot for us to stay while we participated in the Chautauqua Institution for two weeks. We were never disappointed by our choice. The schoolhouse is immaculate and most attractive. Wendy is the ideal owner who cared for our needs and offered good suggestions for enjoying the area. We enjoyed exploring the county, finding excellent fresh produce at markets and family stands, and the pies at Meeder's and Portage Pies were much too delicious. Flying into Erie is like visiting an airport from the 1950s, totally hassle free. Thanks to Wendy and Joe for restoring the schoolhouse and making it available to renters."
    Guest: Ann Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • 4th of July retreat

    "What a great place! This was one of the nicest places I have ever rented! So many supplies to cook our own meals and it was absolutely clean and well maintained. The owner was so responsive to all our needs. The children loved it as well!"
    Guest: Caryn A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Anne and friends from Pittsburgh

    "My friends and I have stayed in this cottage for the last three summers. The cottage was very neat and clean. The view of the lake from all of the windows provided a very peaceful atmosphere within the cottage. The family, who rented the place was very nice and accommodating to us. It was very convenient to be able to fish at the end of the dock. We have always had a nice time when we have been there."
    Guest: Anne and friends from Pittsburgh Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • What a wonderful place!

    "Philip's lake house is amazing and a very special place! We loved everything about it from the moment we arrived and we didn't want to leave!"
    Guest: PaulU Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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Chautauqua-Allegheny Travel Tips

The Diverse and Rich Heritage of the Chautauqua Allegheny Region

The Chautauqua Allegheny Region is located in New York, though part of Allegheny is also in Pennsylvania. This area is rich in culture and heritage, offering a diverse landscape to explore via snowmobiles or bikes. The land is vastly open with lakes and lush forests awaiting you. For a comfortable stay, consider Chautauqua Allegheny region vacation rentals. These are homes away from home with luxury and good rustic appeal. Many of the accommodations are Chautauqua Allegheny region cabins built of logs, furnished with wooden delights from the Amish talent. Each rental is equipped with a kitchen, plenty of privacy, and space for large or small groups.

Reaching Chautauqua Allegheny Region Resorts

Whether you are staying in Chautauqua Allegheny region resorts or local cabins, you have a few methods of reaching the area. From upstate New York, Interstate 90 will run south along the western coast of New York. Dunkirk and Fredonia are the largest cities in the Chautauqua region as one moves south. This region is rather large, running from Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania border. If you are coming from east or west, Interstate 86 will move you through the Chautauqua Allegheny region. Highways 62 and 219 run north and south, bringing you in from Pennsylvania into New York.

Exploring the Chautauqua Allegheny Region Cabins

Depending on where your cabin is located, you may find Salamanca, Franklinville, or Silver Creek within your reach. In fact, you have numerous little towns and cities in the Chautauqua Allegheny region that make wonderful day trip spots, near your cabin. During your explorations, consider seeing the Annual Indian Foods Dinner which is held each summer; they serve roast turkey, venison, corn soup, corn bread, mashed beans, and fried salt pork. There is also a horse show event you might want to enjoy in Franklinville where you can also attend some classes. Events are just a small part of the exploring you will want to do while staying at Chautauqua Allegheny Region vacation rentals. Adams Art Gallery in Dunkirk offers a 22-foot structure with natural and track lighting to display their contemporary artwork. The building was once a church, giving way to similar architecture.

Outdoor Excitement Throughout the New York Region

Chautauqua Allegheny is full of outdoor adventure, with skiing, hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting opportunities. In summer, you should expect beach days with swimming, boating, and even diving in Lake Erie. Whitewater rafting tours will leave from Gowanda in the Zoar Valley. It is here you will find Class II and III rapids.

In winter, the landscape will be much altered from what the summer offered. In this season, you can expect the towns and cities to be filled with snow, dusting the rooftops of buildings and the streets. The forests and mountains are suddenly teeming with downhill skiers, cross country adventurists, and snowmobile riders. The lake will no longer be warm enough for swimming but you might find some areas with ice fishing or skating opportunities. Spring will bring the bloom of wildflowers and new wildlife, while autumn will be the best time to view a myriad of colors. In fall, the leaves change from brilliant green to orange, red and yellow hues.

Settling in the Chautauqua Allegheny Area

New York was settled long before the first white settlers of America reached the Chautauqua region. Native Americans travelling from Canada through New York and Pennsylvania used the forests and mountains for their homes. In winter, it was possible to see Native Americans using the resources before they would move up to Canada for summer. Lake Erie was essential to trade, both for Native Americans and later the white settlers. New York was inhabited along the eastern coast, well before villages and towns began in the Chautauqua Allegheny region. However, in the late 1700s and for the rest of the 1800s, the Chautauqua region became an important part of settlers' lives. It became so important that now it is a premier vacation destination for those in the New England and eastern region. Families, couples, and young groups rent the Chautauqua Allegheny region cabins each year to enjoy Lake Erie lodgingand all the mountains have to offer.

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