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Recent Chautauqua-Allegheny reviews

  • Wonderful family reunion site!

    "Wonderful location and home for a family reunion, group of friends, or just a family vacation. Right on the lake, fabulous HUGE wrap around porch for enjoying the view, eating and relaxing, plus having the kids playing in site, but not on top of you. We have been to this cottage several times before, and have always enjoyed our stay. The cottage is really well maintained and comfortable, without loosing the charm of a lake house, and plenty of room to have the family or friends without being on top of each other. There are only 2 bathrooms, so groups have to be a tiny bit aware of that, but, you are at a fabulous lake house - so easy to work around. Directly adjacent to the Chautauqua Institution, we got our tickets in advance so we were able to walk thru the gate at the top of the hill to go into "the Grounds" - Kitchen worked well, grocery store not too far off, but if driving and have room, lugging some food and beverages from home can save time and energy! Did not plan on doing laundry, but super helpful to have a good washer & dryer for the inevitable spills. Look forward to returning again some time in the hopefully not too distant future. Great family place."
    Guest: Cynthia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • Our third year and really enjoy it here.

    "Generally we stay during ski season but decided to make arrangements to stay in October for a long weekend of golf, zip lining, and festivities. Glad we did! We enjoy staying at this condo because of the location at the base of the slope, it is clean, nicely appointed and has everything we need. Our granddaughters enjoy sleeping on the pull down Murphy bed too. Would certainly recommend!!"
    Guest: Gayle B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • Absolutely Gorgeous!

    "On a scale of 1 to 10, the wow factor of The Schoolhouse is a 20, at least! We have rented many VRBO properties, and this is the most unique place we have stayed. Wendy and Joe have renovated The Schoolhouse with top of the line finishes while keeping the charm and originality of this 1883 building. It was furnished beautifully, spotlessly clean, and equipped with everything necessary for an extremely comfortable stay. Having worked in education for 30 years, The Schoolhouse had special appeal for me. The decor was lovely, plus the chalkboards, old school books, and maps were quaint and interesting additions to the house. My husband and I highly recommend The Schoolhouse. It was a beautiful property! Wendy was easy to communicate with and very personable. She was quick to respond to all emails. I can guarantee that if you rent The Schoolhouse, you will be perfectly satisfied with your choice! We absolutely loved it!"
    Guest: Phyllis G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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  • Little Old House in Westfield

    "My daughter and I have just returned from spending a very pleasant Canadian Thanksgiving, American style, in Westfield, western New York State. Our trip was planned late and spur-of-the-moment...but what fun we had. The house is old, but clean and well-equipped. The neighbourhood is quiet and the property meticulously maintained. For us, part of the charm of the experience rested with the absence of updating. It was like staying in the home of one's Victorian aunt, stereoscope included! The owners, while friendly, were also unintrusive. The only negative features of the house were a slightly malodourous front porch and back entrance/bathroom area. Not bad drains, exactly...but definitely something lingering. The other areas of the house were fine. The Victorian bed, while very comfortable, was also very creaky, so perhaps best left for a single visitor. The kitchen was delightful and I loved using the retro (but excellent) stove. The floors and area rugs were in great shape, but a wall-to-wall carpet replacement should perhaps be considered. Westfield is a nice little town, very typical, with lots of interesting destinations, including Chautauqua and Lily Dale, only a scenic drive away. Best of all, the cost of renting this property was reasonable. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Grummy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 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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