I was traveling solo on business and found this to be the perfect place to stay in the Erie area. The accomodations and breakfast were superb. It was truly brunch! The best bed and brunch I have been to in a long time! The jacuzzi tub eased my tensions away. The suggestions re local sightseeing and dinner out were perfect. In the heart of wine country this is the perfect place to stay - hosts so friendly and helpful. Christmas decorations amazing!
Stayed in the Riesling Suite. I was glad that we took a portable fan along for white noise. The train noise I had read about wasn't an issue. We slept very well. Only comment I have to make was about breakfast---even though it was delicious there were too many bread-type items. Typical meal: cake, bread, fruit and if you didn't like the egg casserole of the day---followed by waffles or pancakes. It would have been better to make this a 3-course meal, and eliminate the second item. Serving staff was friendly and outgoing. I would have preferred that server did not pet the cat and then go to the kitchen for our next course. Was hand washing involved behind closed doors? I don't know. And we never met the host. Unusual in a B&B.......
We'd gotten an email for a midweek special if we stayed at the in in November from Sunday thru Thursday,excepting Thanksgiving. We decided to book a stay and we picked the Cabernet Suite. The bed was very comfortable and the room very relaxing. The breakfasts the next morning were amazing as well. We will definitely be going back in the spring.
We loved visiting North East, the wineries, the lakes and the scenery. The Inn was excellent, and the breakfasts were absolutely fabulous. We're hoping to see Peggy Hauser's cookbook out in the near future. She and her staff were so friendly, informative and very efficient. It was so nice to come home at night and enjoy the warm sitting rooms and fireplace and truly relax. The bed was very comfortable and we loved that the fireplace automatically came on when it got under 70 to take the chill out. We loved the vintage halloween decorations, very stylish and tasteful. We will definitely make another trip. Thanks so much, Art & Eileen
We stayed at the beginning of October, when weather in the Erie area can be anything. This time it was just chilly enough that we needed the heat to be on, but they had not gotten a chance to get the heating system up and running yet. The space heater they gave us was not working correctly, but when I alerted the staff (the cook, actually, as he was the only one around) he immediately brought a new one to our room and made sure that it worked correctly. The breakfasts were absolutely lovely and plentiful -- if you leave breakfast hungry, it is your own fault! The location is perfect for a tour of the area wineries, being just about halfway between the Erie and SW NY ends of the wine trail. Would definitely stay there again!
Me And My wife stayed at the Grape Arbor as part of our elopement to the Erie area. We found the Grape arbor online and booked it. The Staff were all wonderful. Breakfast was EXCELLENT!!! The room we had was alot more room than we expected. We had our our entrance into the house and it included a decent sized bedroom, a small living area and a bathroom. All the furnishings were period style and in very good condition. The bed and bedding were very plush and comfortable. The only draw back to this place was the Train noise. Lots of Trains. We will be back to visit....
The breakfast was delicious and the homemade baked goods are a true reason to come back! The innkeeper thought of everything, every detail is taken care of. We loved our room - our bed was so comfy.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Grape Arbor. Peggy was a great host. The rooms were large and very clean. We were there for two breakfasts and they were both outstanding. The added features like fresh cookies and bottled water and soda were a nice touch.
Marcia and Dennis are wonderful hosts. What a charming place to stay. The view is wonderful. We enjoyed the bonfire,looking for beach glass,and a wonderful breakfast. Have been going for 3 years now and hope to continue the tradition.....
The staff was exceedingly helpful, friendly, and responsive to our needs. Paul is a wonderful chef and conversationalist. He gave us excellent advice regarding wineries to visit, places to bicycle, and local restaurant options. This is a very nice small town. This was our first visit but definitely not our last.
This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast, and it exceeded my expectations for sure! My room was cozy, adorable, and very clean. The breakfast was incredible! It's a four-course breakfast, and both days that I stayed, I didn't need to eat anything else until dinner. Everything from the fridge stocked with water and soda to the coffee machine that makes any kind of hot beverage you could ever want to the super-yummy cookies made fresh every day made me beyond comfortable -- you would pay for almost all of that at any hotel! I was also pleasantly surprised that there was a TV in my room, that there was free wifi, and that each room had its own air conditioning unit in addition to central air for the comfort and convenience of each guest. The innkeepers and staff were very nice, friendly, and accommodating. My only real complaint was that the shower in my room (Concord) was super-small. If I'm ever in that area again, I will definitely be back, and I will be recommending this place to anyone I know who will be visiting the area. Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast, thank you so much for the lovely weekend! :)
If you're traveling across the northwest corner of Pennsylvania along Lake Erie, plan your trip so as to stay with Marcia and Dennis Groce at the Light on the Lake B&B in the borough of North East, PA. It is a charming place and your bedroom will look out over the Lake, because you are indeed lake-side. Ever so comfortable, you will be lulled asleep by the hushed sounds of the surf and the lake. In the morning you'll be feted with a hearty and scrumptious breakfast. Don't forget to take with you the little jars of the locally homemade jelly you'll be given at breakfast. Find time to chat with Marcia and Dennis. They are very open and wonderful conversationalists. They'll be interested in you, your journey, and your family. If you ask, they will share their history and the trials and pleasures of operating a B&B. Ask Marcia about her quilting. Ask Dennis about the local cross country skiing. We travel a lot in our retirement. We cherish knowing that such wonderful places and such wonderful people are along our paths. Thank you, Marcia and Dennis.
After a busy day at the Wine & Walleye Festival it was so relaxing to come back to. Very quiet. Bed was nice a cozy and clean (no spiders in sight). Next morning the English breakfast was wonderful. Shawn and Jeannie are very hospitable and very accommodating. I'm looking forward to returning. Thank you!
My one-night stay in the Niagara Room at Grape Arbor was very pleasant. The room was beautifully decorated and had everything one could need. I arrived after normal check-in time, but the directions given me over the phone were detailed and complete and I had no problem locating my room and settling in. I am wondering if they instructed the black and white cat to greet me - he/she was in the parking area while I unloaded luggage and I had some cat treats in the car. Needless to say, the cat got a treat! The breakfast was simply delicious - both choices sounded so good that I wished I were two people! The dining area in the entryway was sunlit and the tables were set very prettily. My only wish: a hook on the bathroom door would have been handy.
We stayed one night at Grape Arbor while enjoying a night at a local winery. We were greeted by Paul who was very nice and welcoming. Check in was easy. He pointed out the different features/amenities of the facility then escorted us to our room which was in the second building. We were staying in the Merlot Suite which was on the second floor in the rear of the building. It was very spacious and very clean. It had 2 separate rooms...a bedroom with a comfortable king-sized bed and a sitting room with a TV/DVD/VCR player, a full sized refrigerator along with a small microwave. The bathroom was spacious with a full sized tub. Breakfast was delicious. We started out with a homemade cherry pastry, then a fresh fruit cup along with homemade rolls and juice. The main entree was a choice of zucchini/sausage casserole or stuffed french toast bananas foster with a rum sauce. We both chose the zucchini casserole and were not disappointed...it was everything we expected based on previous reviews. The cookie jar was filled at all times except we wanted one for the road and sadly all the chocolate chips were gone! It was a wonderful stay at a very charming B & B and if we're back in the area we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The only downside is you hear the trains running through town all night long but if you aren't bothered by the noise you'll have a wonderful stay.
In every way Peg and her staff ( Kathleen and Paul), made sure my husband and I had a wonderful stay. From the moment we walked in they helped us get situated to the B&B, the town and the surrounding Wine Trail. The Merlot Suite was spacious,private and comfortable. The four course breakfast was such a bonus. I loved many common areas inside and outside that the Grape Arbor has to offer. We enjoyed walking the two blocks into town for lunch and dinner. Cute small town with much to offer.
The Cabernet Suite is the most expensive at the Grape Arbor for a reason. It is HUGE and very well-appointed. The entry room is a cute living room with TV, mini-fridge, couch and loveseat. The bedroom is enormous with bed, desk and sitting area. The bathroom is also enormous with a great double jacuzzi and separate shower. However, unfortunately, the suite is far from quiet. Based on other's reviews, we were aware that many rooms in this B&B were quite noisy due to trains and the police station right across the street. We took our chances and as a result, my husband, who is a light-to-medium sleeper, says he woke up all through the night. It's very unfortunate as all other parts of our stay were wonderful and supremely relaxing. The trains came by constantly the whole time we were there and there was quite a bit of traffic noise too. The breakfast was delicious and also enormous. Everything was incredibly clean and you would never know the owner has cats on the premises (except that they sit around outside!). My husband is allergic and he says he didn't notice anything, even in the common area. I just wish something could be done about the noise.
We found our stay at Grape Arbor in North East convenient, hospitable, delicious, and so comfortable and friendly it was like staying a friend or family member's house. The breakfast was delicious and freshly prepared, the cookies and snacks made available were a delicious taste of home, and the complimentary soda was so thoughtful. The room was extremely clean, spacious, and private. The VHS and DVD selection was fantastic and provided us with a wonderful surprise. The outdoor hammock was lovely. The staff was great. I loved it and I will be staying there again!
Suite was incredible and the staff were friendly and accommodating. The only catch was that nearly all night trains come through town and blow their whistles! Light sleepers should probably (unfortunately) look elsewhere since everything under the B&Bs control was perfect.