Asa Ransom House is a classic western New York full service inn for sale near Buffalo, New York. The 10 guest room inn has a reputation as a peaceful oasis and is known for fine farm-to-table dining. The location, in historic Clarence, NY, is secluded and quiet, yet convenient to all the activities, events and attractions of Western New York. This Select Registry® inn has unusually large guest rooms that are well-appointed with features such as custom woodwork, antiques, fireplaces and porches. The restaurant is a local favorite and offers packages to B&B guests. The setting and facilities are ideal for special events. With a focus on food, new owners will have an excellent opportunity to build new business while taking over a solid, turn-key operation. Asa Ransom House is just 15 minutes from Buffalo and 30 minutes from Niagara Falls.
Asa Ransom House opened for dining and lodging in 1975, when the original 1853 building was restored, and dining rooms were added. In 1993, a wing was added, bringing the number of guest rooms to 10. At every step, great care was taken to preserve the inn’s historic character. The inn has been meticulously maintained. The 10 guest rooms are located on three levels and there are three porches to take advantage of lovely garden views. An elegant library/living room, innkeeper’s office, gift shop, petite dining room, commercial kitchen, main dining room and 40-foot veranda complete the first floor.
High ceilings, bay windows and a fireplace create a romantic, historic ambiance in the main dining room which seats 47. The “snug” dining room seats 12 guests at one long table. The restaurant is open to the public six nights a week, year-round, also offering lunch and high tea at times. The veranda and the inn’s front lawn, gardens and gazebo are available for dining and special events in warm weather. The professional kitchen is large and well equipped, with capability for catering and large events. Asa Ransom House earns glowing reviews for both food and lodging.
A separate owner’s cottage, on its own adjacent lot, is a wonderful addition and asset. It has two bedrooms, two baths, a living room and an eat-in kitchen. A second building on the property has 2 rental apartments with potential as employee housing.
Asa Ransom House is in the center of the Greater Niagara region of Western New York. Natural attractions include Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park (the “Grand Canyon of the East”) and the Erie Canal. Visitors enjoy cruises on Lake Erie, the Niagara River and the Erie Canal. There are acres of parkland for hiking and biking. Arts and architecture bring visitors to Buffalo, which has an exciting new food scene. The Niagara Wine Trail is just 25 minutes from the inn.
Asa Ransom House’s location, 15 minutes from Buffalo and 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, is a boon to future growth. With a focus on food and special events, there is excellent potential for more business. Asa Ransom House is a highly rated member of the Diamond Collection and a member of Select Registry®, an indicator of exceptional quality.