Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast

51 East Main Street , North East, PA 16428 USA (Show map)


Our side-by-side mansions, built in the early Victorian Age, have withstood the test of time. First designed as private homes, these historical properties have since served as a stagecoach tavern, professional offices, a primary school and now a distinctive bed & breakfast. Our beautifully decorated rooms and suites, named after different varieties of grapes, are yours to enjoy as you would you own home. You may spend evenings in the quiet of your room, or visit with other guests in the parlor and sitting rooms. On wintry days, our acclaimed gourmet breakfasts are served in the dining room with its warm and cheering hearth. In summery weather, our patio and airy sun porch are delightful spots to start and end each day.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wedding weekend

3.0 on August 10, 2016

We stayed here for the weekend as we came to the Erie area to get married. North East is an quaint town and the Grape Arbor Inn is a lovely B&B. I read before going the trains keep you up at night yet we barely heard them! Breakfast was wonderful and our waitress, April, was a delight.

Great time at Grape Arbor

4.8 on August 03, 2016

Everyone was very pleasant and the room was wonderful. Perfect for our little birthday weekend getaway! We hope to be back!

If You Like Cycling

3.8 on August 03, 2016

Grape Arbor was the first stop of a weeklong trip in which we hoped to cycle as much as possible. How lucky, then, that the Inn is about a block from a fabulous bike shop! We stopped in to see if they had a couple of things we still needed and ask about bike trails and they were a font of information - even provided us with detailed route maps and helped us navigate parking downtown! Note: the area is hilly with grade on most roads so be prepared to get a workout. We stayed in the Cabernet Suite and very much enjoyed the fact that it is separate from the main house where breakfast was served. It allowed us to spend the time together (it was also our 30th anniversary trip) without feeling guilty about not really hanging out in the common rooms. I'm not sure if I paid attention in the room description to the fact that there are two buildings. If you would rather not venture outside to get to breakfast you should probably double check which building you are booking. Breakfast was fantastic! I've read a couple reviews by people who were surprised by the fact that the Inn needed an actual time stated for a breakfast reservation. This has been the practice at almost every B & B I've stayed in but if you're not used to this you should be forewarned. Overall the inn was welcoming - terrific home baked food, (including fabulous lemon cookies you can snitch anytime from the public cookie jar) lovely surroundings etc. Only warnings I would give is that the bed in the Cabernet Suite was a bit uncomfortable - my husband has a bad back that did suffer a tad the next day. I've read that this bed has a feather topper - it may be that it was compacted and needs to be re-fluffed. Also the property as a whole has a very period look that might not appeal to everyone. The exterior has a few small maintenance issues that did not bother me but might put someone else off.

Pleasant stay

3.4 on July 20, 2016

Wow! What a wonderful breakfast! The room was comfortable and just right for our one night stay.

Relaxing Stay

4.6 on July 18, 2016

I stayed in the Niagara Room over a holiday weekend. I had a great time with my partner. The inn is located is near the town square. There are restaurants and shops located within walking distance. The breakfast was great. I really enjoyed the french toast and pancakes. My partner and parents had the egg bakes both days. There are cats at one of the locations, so if you have an allergy be sure to let them know when you book. My partner has a mild allergy and he didn't have any issues. The cat's are not allowed in guest rooms. I would stay here if I came back.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words! We enjoyed having you, and definitely hope that you come back.

Enjoyed our overnight stay

4.8 on July 09, 2016

Very nice...clean. The buildings are older but the rooms are nicely done. Furnished and decorated very nicely as well as the common areas. Homemade cookies are a nice touch and the breakfast was delicious and filling. Would stay here again.

Lovely stay, but earplugs were a warning!

4.8 on July 07, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here - the breakfast was delicious, the innkeepers were super friendly, the room was spacious and clean, and the common areas were lovely. We were surprised to see ear plugs on the nightstand, but it all made sense when we heard train whistles all night! Thankfully, I'm a heavy sleeper but my husband didn't fair as well!

A Great B & B Experience

4.8 on July 07, 2016

Perfect 3-room suite with comfort in every corner. Attentive, relaxed and delicious breakfast. This is the kind of place that defines B&B's as the way to go!

One night stay

5 on July 05, 2016

The grape arbor is everything you want in a bed and breakfast. I would highly recommend it.

Lovely stay!

4.0 on June 29, 2016

We stayed here for 1 night while in the area, visiting the local wineries. The location is perfect, the room was beautiful (Chancellor), and the hospitality was great! Breakfast was delicious.

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Rooms & Rates

Chancellor Suite

This first floor suite has a bedroom with a queen sized cherry bed and a separate spacious parlor with a full sized sofa and chair. The oversized bathroom houses a roomy shower. Maximum Occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Riesling Suite

The Riesling Suite is located on the second floor, accessed by a circular staircase. The master suite offers a king sized brass bed. The separate parlor has plenty of seating and a rolltop desk. The spacious bathroom houses a Jacuzzi tub and shower. Maximum Occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Merlot Suite

Access this second floor suite through a private entrance. The bedroom has king bed and oak rocker. The roomy marble tiled bath has both tub and shower. There is a roomy sitting room with a refrigerator and microwave. Maximum Occupancy: 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Isabella Room

The Isabella Room is on the first floor and has both an interior and exterior entrance. The gas fireplace ensures a cozy night's sleep on the king sized bed. The bathroom houses both a tub and shower. Maximum Occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Concord Room

This light and airy room has an elevated queen-sized cherry wood four poster bed and is decorated in shades of lavender, blue and green. Bathroom has a shower only. Maximum Occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Niagara Room

This room is the original master suite of the Bester Town Home. There is a queen sized four poster bed and accompanying antique furnishings. This room is decorated in shades of green, rose and ivory. The bathroom has a shower only. Maximum Occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Steuben Suite

Eastlake furniture, circa 1870, adorns the Steuben. Decorated in soothing fern tones this elegant bedroom has a double bed and a separate sitting room with a cherry wood daybed. A full bath and a half with tub and shower finished the suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Cabernet Suite

The Cabernet Suite is on the first floor, with a private entrance through a side porch. This spacious suite delights the eye with a large private sitting room with built in shelving, a comfortable rocker, couch, and a loveseat in complementary colonial gold and burgundy tones. The king-size bed, with art deco style head and footboard, is outfitted with a featherbed and fluffy pillows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Historic District, Lakefront, Village, Wine country

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Chautauqua Institute, Presque Isle State Park, Peak and Peak Ski Resort, Bicycle Riding Trails, Fishing, Boating, Erie Speedway, Picnic area, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities , High count all cotton bedding, Egyptian cotton towels, High count all cotton bedding, Homemade cookies always available, Hot & Cold beverages always available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Wine tasting, antique shopping, Farmer's Market., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3 P.M.-6 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Age 12 and over.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum - Holidays/Special Events.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit or 1/2 cost of stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: Seven days in advance or loss of deposit, unless holiday/event weekend.



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  • Time Served: 8am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten free and other allergies accommodated with advance notice.

Signature Dish

Mini Brioches
Soft and buttery French rolls baked fresh in the morning in the traditional fluted shape served as part of four course breakfast with butter and fruit preserves.