Nestled on Findley Lake’s scenic north shore, this-turn-of-the-20th-century, whole-house vacation rental is perfect for groups of 8-10. Highlights of the 2,300 sq. ft. home include 4 antique-appointed bedrooms with en-suite baths, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, bar, breakfast/game room and laundry room. Located on 1.4 acres, the wrap-around porches, sprawling lake-view deck and generous back yard offer a whole lot of space for family fun.
There's plenty to see and do in Chautauqua County. Enjoy seasonal outdoor activities, visit nearby attractions, or spend your time sipping along our award-winning Wine and Ale Trails. If you’re looking for more of a "stay at home" experience, relax on the front deck and enjoy the spectacular lake views or head to the backyard for lawn games or a campfire. When the plan is to relax & reconnect with family and friends, the Blue Heron is the perfect choice.
Originally a private family home built in 1904, the Blue Heron operated as a Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant from 1997 through 2017. In 2018 the home was repurposed into a whole-house vacation property. What sets the Blue Heron apart is we deliver both the location you’re searching for and the amenities you need and want in a vacation home. We provide bed linens, bath towels and a pantry stocked with common household and paper products; your bed is already made so your vacation begins immediately upon arrival. Unlike most properties, there's no need to pack up your most important possessions to make the space your own!
Throughout the renovation we focused on the features we need and expect when traveling for business or pleasure. Internet-reliant phones, laptops, tablets and TV's are part everyday life, so we made sure the WiFi signal is strong throughout the house. There are smart TV’s in both the living room and bar, as well as a Google home mini which plays music and retrieves info from the Internet. Additional electrical outlets were installed throughout the house, as well as USB ports in the kitchen and the bedrooms to charge wireless devices. We set up an MFC printer for those who need to work while on vacation or simply want to print the day's travel agenda or a new recipe. We also upgraded the “heart” of the house by adding a new boiler, hot water tank, gas fireplace, as well as updated electrical and plumbing systems. However, rest assured, we didn’t sacrifice style. In homage to both the home’s fine, hand-crafted architectural details and scenic location we kept the decorating to a minimum; light, bright and comfy was the goal. Last, but not least, we turned our attention to good old-fashioned, hands-on fun. The "Game Cubby" (tucked under the main staircase) stores and shares all of our favorite games. Outdoor fun includes 4 adult bikes, 2 kayaks, a paddle boat and yard games for afternoons of summer fun. An inflatable kiddie pool and sprinkler are provided to make sure, regardless of the weather, the youngest members of your tribe stay cool & comfortable.
The Blue Heron’s generous overall size offers a choice of entertaining options; from the cozy living and sitting rooms, the multi-season sun porches and awning-covered lake-view deck to the fire pit out back. There is space for the whole group to assemble both indoors and out, to gather in smaller, more intimate groups or to spend some quiet time alone. Altogether the size, vintage architecture and modern-day updates, in addition to the location, make the Blue Heron a unique find in this rural, lakeside community. This property checks off all our boxes and we think you'll agree!
Parking is no problem at the Blue Heron. Our private parking lot easily accommodates 10 cars and additional space behind the barn is perfect for boat and snowmobile trailers.
As a whole house vacation rental, the Blue Heron's large size make it an excellent location for:
Antique-appointed accommodations with a spectacular lake view are the specialty of the house. And the entire house, porches, deck and yard are yours to enjoy for the entirety of your stay. There is a handicap ramp from the parking lot to the 1st floor along with a handicapped-equipped restroom; however, all bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor which is accessible only by stairs.
The Hamlet of Findley Lake lies at the entrance to Chautauqua County, in the SW corner of New York State. This peaceful, lakeside community is just right if you're looking for a quiet location with an unhurried, old-fashioned vibe. Here the sidewalks roll up at 5pm and the night skies glitter brightly as far as the eye can see.
Findley Lake is close to most Chautauqua County, NY and Erie County, PA attractions. The Blue Heron is 2 miles from the NY/PA state line, sits on the Chautauqua County Wine and Snowmobiles Trails and is around the corner from Peek 'n Peak Resort.
Thanks to gorgeous summers on the lake, snowy winters on the snowmobile trail and our proximity to the slopes, the Blue Heron is the perfect get-away for all seasons. It's the ideal spot when friends and family are looking for a place to step back, unwind & reconnect. Discover for yourself why we say, "time spent at the Lake is time well spent".
Embrace the "Lake Effect" in Chautauqua County, NY!