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Asa Ransom House
Bed & Breakfast

Clarence, New York

(Niagara Falls Area)


Asa Ranson House is located 10 miles east of Buffalo and 28 miles southeast of Niagara Falls! 

Our charming Clarence New York bed and breakfast, built in 1853, is romantic and secluded, but only 15 minutes away from Buffalo and 28 miles from Niagara Falls.. We invite you to feel pampered in our elegant guest rooms, each of which has its own distinctive and comfortable character. Guests are romanced in the winter by the glowing fireplaces and spacious grounds full of herbs and flowers in the summer. Enjoy traditional tea in the afternoon or world class cuisine with the seasonal dinner menu in our finedining restaurant. Explore the diverse attractions of Buffalo, the beauty of Niagara Falls, and the charm of historic Clarence.

A young silversmith named Asa Ransom, had been plying his trade in the little fur trading post on the shores of Lake Erie. He was among the first to accept this opportunity and in the hollow of the ledge, near a pine grove, built a log home & tavern. In 1803, he built a grist mill, the first in Erie County.

The original structure, which dates back to 1853, houses the library, gift shop, and snug. Our dining rooms were added in 1975 with careful concern to keep the charm of the 19th century. The South wing, completed in 1993, overlook the rear gardens and pond. The ruins of the grist mill are at the rear of the property.

A diverse selection in a warm country setting, all of our guestrooms are furnished with antiques and period reproductions. Each room has been created with its own distinctive character. All have private bath, radio & hidden TV, telephone, and individual heat and airconditioning  Eight of our nine rooms have working fireplaces, and most have their own private porch or balcony.


  • Full country breakfast
  • Fireplace in nine of ten rooms
  • Private bath, radio & hidden TV/cable
  • Telephone
  • Free wireless internet
  • Individual heat and air-conditioning
  • Hair dryers, irons & ironing boards
  • Refrigerator in selected rooms
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Porch - rooms 5, 8 & 9
  • Balcony - rooms 6 & 7
  • Appropriate for quiet & well-supervised children
  • Pets accepted - rooms 5 & 8


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Our charming giftshop offers selective items that are sure to spread sunshine. It is literally a "village of gifts" in a single room! Browse through flowers & herb teas, crafts & cards, puzzles & plush....& many other gifts to brighten anyone's day...maybe yours!

Our Library is your living room...a big jigsaw puzzle or checkers table awaits you!... We have chess and many fine periodicals and books. Old radio programs on cassettes are also available.

Our collection of over 70 herbs on the west side of the Inn is one of the highlights of the property.  Recognized locally on garden tours, the garden enlightens our guests about the wonderful world of herbs and confirms their ability to enhance the quality of life & bring delight to every kitchen and garden.

Experience world-class cuisine and full country breakfasts with delicious regional accents. Often upon arrival you will find the aroma of fresh pies and breads lingering in the air!

Fine Country Dining Restaurant

Our dining room is open on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. by reservation. Friday and Saturday reservations begin at 5:00 p.m.
On Monday only Bed & Breakfast is available.

Our restaurant serves the public as well as inn guests for dinner. We are licensed and have an extensive wine selection. To ensure your preferred dinner time, reservations are recommended in advance. Shorts are inappropriate in the main dining room, but are permissible on the veranda or in the snug. The same menu is offered in all dining areas.

Our seasonal dinner menu is offered Sunday, Tuesday - Friday.  On Saturday we offer a five course dinner, included with MAP rate, otherwise $40-$55 per person for the public.

The five course elegant dinner on Saturday includes: hors d'oeuvres, choice of appetizer, salad, choice from six entrees and homemade dessert & coffee.

Seating times on Friday and Saturday are 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Afternoon Tea

Now being offered every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday!
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Reservations Recommended

Tea – Benefits Galore!

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, second only to water. More health-conscious Americans are turning to tea, rich in polyphenols, natural plant compounds with potent antibacterial and antiviral properties. In addition to warding off cancer and heart disease, tea may boost the protective powers of the immune system. Drinking tea increases production of interferon, a substance known to play a key roll in protecting the body against infection.

Guest Information

Lodging Rates

  • Rates: $149 - $305
  • Rates are based on double occupancy. For each additional guest, there is a $35.00 B&B charge.
  • Taxes & service charge are additional.
  • Rates are subject to change on holidays and selected dates.

Lodging Policies

  • Deposits
    $100 per night's lodging is required. The deposit must be received within one week of making reservations. Asa Ransom House prefers your personal or corporate check. We will honor Discover, Visa and Mastercard.
  • Check In and Check Out
    Daily from 2:00 p.m. and before 9:00 p.m. Check-out is Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m., Saturday or Sunday at 12 noon. Late check-out will be pro-rated at half day rate.
  • Cancellations
    Refund of deposit will be made if the reservation is cancelled seven or more days in advance. If the cancellation is made less than seven days, the deposit will be refunded only if the room can be re-rented. There is a 5% cancellation fee when a deposit is made with a credit card.
  • Corporate Rate
    Single/Business Bed & Breakfast rate is $98. on our choice of selected rooms, Monday thru Thursday. Should you request a deluxe room or suite, the rate is $10 less the double rate.

The inn is appropriate for quiet & well-supervised children. Asa Ransom House is handicapped accessible. In consideration of others, pets are not permitted on the premises.

Places to Go and Things to Do

  • Lancaster Opera House
  • Amherst Old Colony Museum
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Pops
  • Shea's Performing Arts Center
  • Studio Arena-Professional Resident Theater
  • Artpark-Summer Season Special Events
  • Fort Niagara & Power Vista
  • Lake Erie Winery Region
  • Downhill & Cross-country Skiing
  • Niagara Falls

Asa Ransom House is a proud member of the following associations:
The Wilderness Society
Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force (NFTTF)
Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association
Seclect Registry - Distinguished Inns of North America

Asa Ransom House
Bed & Breakfast

10529 Maon Street
Clarence, New York 14031
(716) 759-2315

Fax: (716) 759-2791
Homepage: www.asaransom.com
Innkeeper: Robert Lenz

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