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P.O. Box 588
10412 Main Street
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866


Our stay was short but the french toast was sweet,

your house is beautiful and this bedroom is neat.


We've got to go shopping so farewell for now,

we'll see you next year

hopefully, somehow.

Karen & Pete

(not professional poets)

Lockport, NY



Welcome to the Blue Heron Inn


Nestled in the lush hills of Chautauqua County, NY, the Blue Heron Inn extends a warm welcome to all who travel the scenic southern corridor into Western New York. Located on Findley Lake’s picturesque north shore, antique-appointed accommodations with a spectacular lake view are the specialty of the house at the Blue Heron Inn. The Inn pays homage to its scenic location with a relaxed, nature-inspired decor. Each non-smoking guest room features a private bath, air conditioning and free wireless internet. Start the day with the pleasure of Chef Bruce’s full breakfast each morning, lounge over a bottomless cup of coffee and ponder the day’s possibilities.

The Blue Heron Inn offers more than just fine overnight accommodations.On premise dining & spirits are available to guests as well as to the public. And the big red barn behind the Inn is home to Nostalgia at the Blue Heron Inn, "the coolest store in town". Nostalgia is famous for an eclectic assortment of artisan-crafted jewelry and blown glass, crystals, gemstones, incense, hand-batik clothing from all over the world, Findley Lake apparel, retro toys and games for kids of all ages and an old-fashioned candy counter sure to trigger a fun trip down memory lane.

Stroll the local shops or enjoy the five miles around the lake by boat, bike or on foot. If you're looking to venture further afield, a multitude of sights and sounds are yours to discover. Chautauqua County is home to a wealth of antique shops, farm markets, galleries & historic sites. For the more adventurous there are biking & hiking trails, horseback riding and even hot air balloon rides!



Close to Home But Far From Everyday Life

Centrally-located between the following Chautauqua County, NY and Erie, PA attractions:

    Presque Isle and Tom Ridge Environmental Center


Celebrate Fall in Western New York!

Enjoy the exquisite flavors and jewel-toned colors of fall in Chautauqua County this year. Visit the lakes, rolling hills and stop along the way at one of Lake Erie Wine Country's 26 member wineries, located in the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies. Farm markets, produce stands and miles of cornfields dot the countryside amidst acres of vineyards in America's Grape Country. Savor the intoxicating aroma of Concord grapes at harvest time. Bite into a tart, juicy apple or sweet or a buttery corn-on-the-cob. Find locally made jams, jellies, desserts and fudge at local farmers' markets and farm stands. The crowds have dispersed but the pleasures of Fall in Chautauqua County are all yours to discover!

"I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to

the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made

The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds,

no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air."
                                     - Eric Sloane

September 4 - November 8, 2015

Celebrate the season of festivals and learning in western New York. Take a class during the 2015 Colors of Chautauqua with workshops, tours, tastings, and special events happening from Labor Day to Veteran's Day. Choose from dozens of experiences in culinary, creative, and cultural subjects. Some workshops take place in an informal classroom setting while others are hands-on experiences like spending the day exploring the Amish countryside or a few hours touring historic cemeteries. The full schedule is available on the Colors of Chautauqua Calendar. Be sure to register early before classes fill up and enjoy the local bounty, great outdoors, and heritage of Chautauqua County: the World's Learning Center.



Two weekends: Fri, Sat & Sun, Nov 6 - 8 and Nov 13 -15

Blue Heron Wine Event Weekend Package

Fri & Sat, Nov 13 & 14


       •  2-night accommodations

       •  full breakfast each morning

       • 4-hours of transportation through the Wine event

       •  2 Wine Event tickets

         • "Visit Visa" coupon book

       • $40 dinner voucher in our dining room

Weekend Cost:

Costs decrease as the number of couples increase

   1 Couple - $699.00

   2 couples: $599 per each couple

   3 couples: $499 per each couple

   4 couples: $425 per each couple

        (rates do not include sales tax or gratuity)

More event info: Lake Erie Wine Country

Findley Lake's Annual

"Christmas Thru The Village"

Fri & Sat, Nov 14 & 15

Please join us for the season's premier shopping event!


1st Saturday of each month

Noon - 5:00 pm

The Nostalgia Shoppe

Sydney Amicucci
M.Ed, MHt, CRt

Sydney is a Teacher, Lecturer and published Author in the field of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy. Syd is a Master level hypnotherapist and is the owner of Innerventions, where she offers

therapy for a wide range of behaviors. She is an intuitive/evidential medium; other areas of interest include energy work such as Healing Touch, Reiki and Art Therapy.

1 Hour Readings - $55/hour

1/2 Readings - $35/hour

Reservations by Phone: 716769.7852 or E-mail:

Check out the Chautauqua County Event Calendar

or download the new Visit Chautauqua County App

Available for both Apple

and Android products  


Remember ... SHOP LOCAL!


When you shop & dine locally, more more of your money stays close to home. Small businesses support the parks, recreation centers, libraries and other non-profit organizations that make our hometowns great places to live.  So remember to support the businesses that support your town!


A Full Four Seasons of Fun


And the fun doesn't stop at summer's end!

As the days grow shorter Chautauqua County's Fall festivals come alive as we celebrate the flavors of the local harvest. The festivities take place amidst hillsides ablaze in vivid jewel tones. The carefully tended crops have been gathered, the wineries are busy putting up the season's vintages and the chill in the air turns our thoughts to the upcoming celebrations of Halloween and Thanksgiving.




Winter in the rolling hills of Chautauqua County is

reminiscent of a Currier and Ives Christmas card!

Annual snowfalls average more than 200 inches each year, creating sparkling portraits of stillness and serenity. And all that snow is perfect for spending a few days on the ski slopes, riding the hundreds of miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails, taking an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride on the grounds of historic Chautauqua Institution or trying your skill in a brand new state-of-the-art ice skating arena. The highlight of each February is a 3-day Winter Festival on nearby Chautauqua Lake that features an Ice Castle Extravaganza, sleigh rides, ice carvings, snow sculptures & more.


Spring - the most anticipated time of the year!
Our region average more than 200 inches of snow each winter. Needless

to say, by the time March rolls around everyone is more than ready to welcome the new season! Signs of Spring will soon burst upon us; the tulips will peek through the dormant flowerbeds and the flowering trees will wave their showy blooms in the warm spring breezes. The geese will nest and new gaggles of goslings, proudly strutting along the lake-shore, will appear each week. Symbolic of the season life will reinvent itself all around us.  Reinvent yourselves at the Blue Heron Inn!


So Close

Findley Lake is located less than three hours, less than one tank of gas, from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie. 

The perfect destination for a single day's pleasure or a relaxing overnight stay.

Open year ' round ~ close to home but far from everyday life!

Blue Heron Inn
Bruce and Tobi Zenker Ahlquist

P.O. Box 588, 10412 Main St.,
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866