Each room has a story and we stayed in Regina Barbara's. The snow almost ruined our trip but Joan catered to our needs. She is an awesome cook. The house is beautifully decorated from bedrooms to basement. If you are looking for hospitality and antiquity both - this is the place to stay in.
My husband and I had a wonderful night at the Gallets' House - she graciously upgraded our room when someone else didn't show and the room was lovely and clean and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and filling and we had a nice dinner at the nearby Library restaurant and a lovely surprise with the nearby Rock City. All-in-all a wonderful weekend away from our kiddos.
My husband and I went to the Gallets House on our Honeymoon trip and we have been back three times in five years. The memories made at such a beautiful and wonderful place out in the country are just priceless. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, noise proof, clean, spacious and packed with everything a person would need, not to mention the nostalgic items from long ago of the family who once lived there add a special touch. The service is fantastic, anything we need or want is always taken care of, especially the delicious home-made breakfast made and served by Joan, the Innkeeper herself, and she asks if we would like more of everything, there is always a delicious snack put out and a cold drink or some tea or coffee for during the day! The price for everything here cannot be beat, it's worth every cent. The rooms and the entire place is so fresh and clean, I am amazed by all the work must be put into keeping this large house so clean all the time. We will be back next year to celebrate our anniversary again, I can't imagine going anywhere else.
My wife and I came to Olean/Allegany for my college reunion in June 2010. We were upgraded to a different room with a larger bed because of a cancellation which was very nice. Joan made us feel at home in her house immediately and our room was clean and comfortable. This was our first stay in a B&B and it was a whole different experience that hotels. Breakfast each day was very filling and had a nice home made touch to it. We highly recommend staying here.
After a 9-hour drive to Allegany we were very warmly welcomed by innkeeper Joan and shown to our cozy room. My husband missed breakfast since he was up very early to go skiing, but I'm glad I stayed to enjoy the good coffee and delicious vegetarian breakast that Joan had prepared for me. We are innkeepers ourselves, so really understand what it takes to take care of guests. Joan and Gary, we were not disappointed! We'll be back!
My husband and I and 4 teens stayed at the Cottage for a ski weekend and we loved it! The Cottage was warm and comfortable, and the kitchen nicely equipped so that we could make our meals easily. Joan made us feel comfortable right from the start and was very accommodating.
My new husband and I stayed here on our first night as husband and wife. It was the first time for either of us to stay in a B&B. We had been in the area earlier in the week so we decided to stop by and check it out. The owners gave us a full tour. The entire place is beautiful. We had to arrive after the regular check in time but the owners bent over backwards to work with us. I didn't know they made beds so soft! The breakfast of pancakes with real maple syrup and fresh fruit was spectacular. We can't wait to go back and stay there again someday!
Many years ago, I made up my mind to stay in B&Bs whenever possible. Our long weekend (four nights, five days) at Gallets House only reinforces that decision. Comfortable rooms and beds, generous breakfasts and a relaxed informal atmosphere are its hallmarks. For those of you with kids at the local university such as ourselves, the location is very convenient; less than 5 minutes drive to the St. Bonaventure campus. Many thanks to Joan and Gary for their generosity and flexibility. Best regards, Ray and Dina