Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

7563 Lake Rd , Sodus, NY 14551 USA (Show map)


Legends and Lore of the Underground Railroad. The property is listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. Small schooners once sailed into Maxwell Bay to trade wheat for the flour made at the old gristmill that still stands on the property today and took slaves to Cananda. Just 40 min. from Rochester, 60 min from Syracuse NY. Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast offers 5 well appointed rooms with private baths and a private cottage with 2 efficiency suites perfect for families, groups and extended stay guests. To get the best rates call directly.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Anniversary Getaway

5 on June 18, 2016

The room was spotless, beautiful, and quite spacious. Breakfast was excellent and Belinda was courteous and professional, yet personable. We loved the history of the property. Absolutely no complaints and I am usually quite critical. We would definitely come back.


5 on July 30, 2013

What a great get away for my husband and I. It was perfect! Belinda is so inviting and is an amazing cook!! Cannot wait to do it again. We will make a yearly stop to reconnect!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that you were comfortable during your stay. We hope to see you again.

A quite getaway

4.8 on October 23, 2012

We stayed at the Maxwell Creek Inn over the past weekend while visiting my grandmother in a nearby nursing home. We truly enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was amazing and I even tried something new. While there we were the only guests staying at the time so it was very quite. The room we chose was more due to size as we were traveling with our 18 month old daughter and it was truly huge. We did peek in a room on a lower floor that was empty and even though smaller was still quite large. I am not sure there truly is a small room in the whole place. The inn and the grounds are very well kept and the fall view was absolutely beautiful. We look forward to staying there again in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying at Maxwell Creek Inn B&B. We strive to make every guest comfortable and leaving with a desire to return. We look forward to seeing you again.

Fantastic experience

4.8 on October 23, 2012

This is our first time at a bed and breakfast and could not ask for any better experience. Our hostess Belinda was so warm and friendly and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast. The grounds and room was very pretty and comfortable. It was not a good occasion we were staying but it helped to forget why we were in the area and would come back for another visit again. Thank you so much Belinda for your hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying at Maxwell Creek Inn B&B. And thank you for your kind words. I look forward to seeing you again.

Weekend Get-A-Way!

4.6 on September 23, 2012

This is a great place to stay and visit! The inn is so nice and the innkeepers were the best! All around -- nice stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying at Maxwell Creek Inn B&B. We enjoy all of our guest as we do our world traveling at the dining table.

Stone Getaway -- Upstate NY

4.2 on September 08, 2012

Quiet & comfortable B&B on Lake Ontario -- hospitality & breakfast can't be beat. Historic stone home with such nice amenities.

A Great Place to Stay

5 on September 07, 2012

Multiple stay in a great vacation location. Wonderful hospitality with excellent rooms and wholesome breakfast provided. Delightful hostess!

A home away from home.

5 on September 06, 2012

This is our 4th stay at Maxwell Creek. There are many other choices in the area, but this place is superior to the others. The hostess / owner, Belinda, is a friendly, outgoing, and fabulous cook, & makes us feel like family each time. Also, the environment is quiet, restful, and beautiful.

Our Anniversary Getaway

5 on August 02, 2012

This is our second time here to Maxwell Creek. It was more than excellent both times. Friendly, clean, awesome. I would and have recommended Maxwell Creek to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
We especially enjoy our repeat guest as they become family after a while. Thank you for staying once again.

More than worth the price

5 on December 20, 2011

We stayed in the Gaylord Suite. The room was larger than we had imagined it might be. Comfortable bed Plenty of room to relax. This one has a dining table in the room. With that option Belinda served us our breakfast in the room. Terrific Breakfast. Belinda and her husband are gracious hosts. I would recommend this to anyone,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. We strive to make every guest comfortable during their stay and hope that they leave with a desire to return. Merry Christmas, Belinda

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Rooms & Rates

Gaylord Suite

A large suite featuring a king- size bed, sofa, wicker dining table in front of a large picture window overlooking Maxwell Bay and part of Lake Ontario. En suite, TV, refrigerator, and A/C * There 3 steps to reach this floor. We offer both weekday and weekend rates.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $160

Elizabeth Swales Room

Offers a king-size bed, En suite, A/C, On main floor. Overlooking Maxwell Bay and part of Lake Ontario.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $145

John Preston Gaylord Room

Located on the main floor the room features a queen-size bed, antique dresser, built-in bookcase, A/C. Overlooking Maxwell Bay and part of Lake Ontario. Private bath is 3 steps outside of room. Bathrobes are provided. Must take 3 steps up to main floor bedrooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $140

Mary Ellen Shumway Gaylord Room

A large room with a king-size bed and sitting area. The room is located on the second floor of the main house. Views of Maxwell Creek in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Private bath is one step outside of the bedroom. Bathrobes are provided.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $145

William Swales Room

Featuring a Full-size bed Plus a Twin-size bed. Antiques. There is an additional charge when the second bed is used.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $140

The Loft

The Loft is located in our Private historic 1840 cobblestone cottage. Featuring a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, kitchen utensils, outdoor gas grill for guest use. The Loft is on the second floor of the cobblestone carriage house and will accommodate up to 6 guest. Guest sleep in a BIG open Loft with cathedral ceilings, 5 single beds, 1 rollaway bed. Sitting area in the middle, dining area and private bath. Working wood fireplace. The Loft is closed December 1 - through March 15th.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 6 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $350

William T. Gaylord Suite

Located on the ground level on our Private 1840 cobblestone carriage house. Features a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, outdoor gas grill for guest use. Offers 4 twin beds and private bath. This accommodation is closed December 1 through March 15th.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Twin

$198 - $248

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Location Type

Farming, Countryside, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking, Biking, Boating. apple farms, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fridge, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is permitted outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights- weekends and holidays, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum deposit of $100 due within 10 days to guarantee reservations until arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations at least 14 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund of deposit. Less than 14 days, refunds are contingent upon our ability to re-book the room less a $45 cancellation fee.



Belinda McElroy

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About the innkeepers

Graduate of SUNY Oswego 2009 BS in Education Magna Cum Laude. Innkeeper for 18 years Proud mother of 2 Marina sons.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed Poached Pear
Stuffed Poached Pear with a Quince Apricot sauce