Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad you enjoyed your Anniversary get away and your breakfast meal. I look forward to seeing you again.

- Thank you (innkeeper)


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.

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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.

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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.

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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.

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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.

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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

- Belinda (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Gaylord Suite

Originally the Gaylord boys' dorm room, this enormous room has a large picture window that overlooks Maxwell Bay, apple orchards, and part of Lake Ontario. The suite is furnished with a king-size bed, sofa, chair, wicker dining set and lounge, private bath, TV, small refrigerator and air conditioning. Guests love to have their breakfast served in this private room so that they can enjoy the view. We are happy to serve your breakfast in this room for an additional fee of $20.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Elizabeth Swales Room

Named after William Swales daughter whom he originally built the house for; this spacious room overlooks Maxwell Bay, apple orchards and part of Lake Ontario. The Elizabeth Swales Room offers a king size bed, air conditioning, and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

John Preston Gaylord Room

Named after Elizabeth Swales' husband, John Preston and great, great, great grandson; this room overlooks Maxwell Bay, apple orchards, and part of Lake Ontario. Furnished with antiques, the room offers a queen size bed, a cozy sitting area with a built-in library bookshelf, air conditioning and a private bath, and bathrobes. Private bath is 3 steps outside of room. Bath robes are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

William Swales Room

Named after the original builder of the Cobblestone House; the room offers two beds; a full-size antique four-poster bed plus a twin-size bed, rocking chair, private bath and air conditioning. When both beds are used there is an additional $25 plus tax fee applied on the first night only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Mary Ellen Shumway-Gaylord Room

Mary Ellen Shumway-Gaylord is the mother of ten Gaylord children and the last generation of Gaylord's to live in the old cobblestone house. The house remained in the Gaylord family for nearly 150 years. This double size room offers a king-size bed with a sitting area, private bath, bathrobes, and air conditioning. The headboard to this bed is the "original" front door to the home. Private bath is one step outside of the room. Super comfy bath robes are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Loft

The Loft of this private Cobblestone cottage offers a private entrance into a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeepot, and kitchen utensils. Guest sleep in a big open loft with a cathedral ceiling, private bath, five single beds, sitting area in front of the enormous brick fireplace, TV, AC and dining area. Outdoor grill and picnic tables available for guest use. Sleeps 6 maximum. A $250 security deposit is required. Security deposit will be returned within 5 days if no damages have been incurred.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Willis T. Gaylord Suite

The Willis T. Gaylord Suite is on the ground level of The Cobblestone Cottage and is complete with private bath, combination sitting area and kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, kitchen utensils, sofa, and four twin beds in a separate room. Refrigerator, microwave, coffeepot, TV and A/C, outdoor grill and picnic tables available for guest use. Sleeps 4 maximum. Breakfast not included. A $250 security deposit is required. Security deposit will be returned within 5 days if no damages have been incurred.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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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