|Luxurious home on 31.5 acres of rolling farm land dedicated to providing
sanctuary for the weary traveler. The classic 1860s Italianate Villa features three
elegant rooms each with a private en suite bath plus a 2 bedroom suite featuring
a sitting room, private bath and satellite television. Other amenities of the
Cherry Creek Inn include a mystery tower filled with board games, a leafy
conservatory, the English style pub room, carriage house special events facility,
3,500 volume Victorian library, club house with summer lawn games, exercise
room and a pavilion with hot tub surrounded by undulating terraced gardens.
This retreat for those seeking quiet relaxation is enhanced with generous amounts
of good local food for hearty breakfasts and Ambrosia teas. A wonderful oasis
for intellectual or physical pursuits or just relaxing. For those who need access to
the wider world, we have Wi-Fi also. A guest described it as: - "Like staying in a
Victorian sea captain's house -- full of treasures collected on distant voyages."
~Tours & Lectures~
Our friend and collaborator - Carol Lorenc (AMISH FLAIR TOURS, 716 962 3412
firstname.lastname@example.org) continues to provide fascinating bus and van tours
that generally include a luncheon or tea here at the Cherry Creek Inn.
Carol can be your guide through the beautiful Currier & Ives countryside to learn
about the history, customs & culture of our unique OLD ORDER AMISH
COMMUNITY. From plowing in the spring with horses four abreast to bringing
in the hay in summer to fall harvest or winter stocking of icehouses, the scenes
are fascinating year round. Shop for quilts & other Amish crafts as well as
homemade bread, maple syrup, jams & other delights!
The perfect compliment to visiting Amish country and observing farming as it was
practiced in the 1800’s, is an AMISH STYLE LUNCHEON in the Carriage House at
The Inn with tour of the George N. Frost House built during the Civil War.
The home cooked luncheon features Amish recipes for succulent baked chicken,
coleslaw & macaroni/potato salad, and wonderful pies and breads from our own
April & May tours of the AMISH GREENHOUSES conclude with SPRING TEA at
The Inn. The lovely 3-course tea and walk through the beautiful gardens is a
great way to transition from the long winter!
Retreat to the country for HOLIDAY SHOPPING in November & December.
Great foodstuffs are plentiful at the Amish Baked Goods Stands and Cheese
Factory. Unique, handcrafted gifts from toys to rugs are available to the Amish
shops and Village emporiums. HOLIDAY TRAIN THEMED LUNCHEON (with the
model train running as part of the centerpiece) includes Erie RR Chicken, Patty's
Scalloped Potatoes, The Squire's Corn Fritters, GNF Apple Compote. Long Island
RR Bread and Butter Pickles, and Royal Blue Line Pie. Model Trains run at the
Depot in Cherry Creek and the Cherry Creek Hardware - both unique venues in
Groups may also choose a day with one of the Chautauqua Region’s other
fascinating cultural groups: SPIRITUALISTS OF LILY DALE or SENECA NATION OF
INDIANS. Amish Flair Tours combine history & customs with the gorgeous
scenery from the Lake Plain Grape Country to Enchanted Mountains of
Cattaraugus to make memorable experiences. Sharon provides hearty & delicious
BOX LUNCHES with her signature eggplant pita for all day trekking.
Lectures and Seminars
“How to Conduct Local Research” Study the local history including an in-depth
introduction to the Frost family from 1823, researched by a member of that
family; discuss the agrarian life in 19th century Cherry Creek and Chautauqua
County based on Douglas W. Houck’s book “The Legacy: of the Farm, the family
and Old Chautauqua”, and visit the Town of Cherry Creek History Museum in a
deconsecrated Catholic Church for a review of local research materials.
“Italianate Villa Architecture” Detailed discussion of unique features of the
Italianate Villa style of architecture and its popularity in the rural landscape
promoted by pattern books by A.J. Downing and Hobbs. Examples abound in
Chautauqua County: in Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Cherry Creek, Dunkirk,
Forestville, Fredonia, Gerry, Jamestown (Fenton Museum), Kennedy, Stockton
and Westfield; most are identified by Jewel Helen Conover in “19th Century
Houses in Western New York.”
“Search for ‘Other’ Architectural Styles Scavenger hunt of architectural forms in
the surrounding area including a covered bridge, geodesic dome house, restored
1870 Bandstand on a village green, twin towers and Austrian Pavilion from the
1964 World’s Fair. Best conducted with competing teams.
“Gardens at the Inn” Introduction to the Gardens of the Cherry Creek Inn
created from 2006-2009 by Country-side Landscape Borders of Cattaraugus
County, owned and operated by Kirk Brumagin. Presented by his wife and
garden designer Kristy, she will discuss maintaining and trimming the northern
gardens (1992), uncovering original gardens on the eastern side and designing
new gardens with a blank palette to incorporate undulating walk ways and the
changing seasons. All plant materials were provided by Roberts Nursery in
“Who Lived in this House?” Fascinating version of “If these Walls Could Talk”.
Typical of houses over a hundred years old, the George Nelson Frost House has
had a checkered history populated by many colorful characters after the Frosts
moved away in 1900. What was the original floor plan? Was the architect Aaron
Hall who lived locally and designed the Fenton House Museum in Jamestown?
How long was it a tenant farm? Who was the lady who lined the tower stairs
with bones? Who is the ghost? How many from the community lived here in
how many apartments? Help find the answers to some of these questions.
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