The Best Bed and Breakfasts by Lake Erie, Canada

Relax on the wraparound porch of the Bear Creek Farm B&B in Kingsville, Ohio
Relax on the wraparound porch of the Bear Creek Farm B&B in Kingsville, Ohio | Courtesy of Bear Creek Farm B&B / Expedia
Ellie Ross

Lake Erie, the warmest of all of the Great Lakes, spans 241mi (388km) on the US-Canada border – and its shores are sprinkled with some fantastic places to stay. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, history-rich vacation or vineyard bolthole, there’s something to suit all types of travelers, with brilliant breakfasts to boot.

1. Barcelona Lakeside B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Panoramic views of rolling green vineyards greet you upon arrival at this family-run B&B on the southeastern shore in New York state. Breakfast is a highlight – it’s farm-fresh and organic, with options for vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Expect everything from blueberry pancakes (made with local farm eggs) to baked peaches and french toast. Owners Russ and Lori will make you feel at home, as will cozy fireplace and beach picnics.

2. Wenzler's Landing B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Brick exterior of Wenzlers Landing B&B with white pillars and lawn
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You’ll relax as soon as you walk through the pretty garden and cross the threshold of this homey B&B in Wheatley, Ontario. The dining room is adorned with antique dishes, and there’s even a fireplace with a fir mantle dating back more than 100 years. The cooked breakfast is served at a table beside a window overlooking the gardens – keep your eyes peeled for hummingbirds.

3. Inn on the Harbour

Bed and Breakfast

White arm chairs in yellow communal room at Inn on the Harbour
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With views across the harbor in Port Stanley, Ontario, this inn blends old-world charm with elegant accommodation. The 16 rooms and suites are individually decorated – most feature fireplaces, others have french windows and private patios or Jacuzzi tubs. All offer a great view of the harbor – whether it’s watching the bridge opening and closing for traffic from the animal-themed Safari Cub double room or placid water views from the Tuscany Suite.

4. Fitzgerald's Irish B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Brick exterior of Fitzgeralds Irish B&B with Irish and USA flag outside
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For a taste of Irish hospitality in Painesville, Ohio, check into this 16-room French Tudor-style mansion. Built in 1937, the restored building has bags of character, with an ornate staircase, a large fireplace, a turret and a slate roof. Breakfast is continental during the week and full irish at weekends. Rooms also have a Gaelic touch – they are named after Irish places inspired by the owners’ trip to Northern Ireland.

5. Bear Creek Farm B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Classic style double bedroom at Bear Creek Farm B&B with blue walls, dark wooden furniture and armchairs
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Stylish accommodation, a shoreside location in Kingsville, Ohio, and Christian hospitality from hosts Judy and Jerry make this B&B a sure bet. Relax on the wraparound porch in the quiet of the country, gaze at stars overhead, or tour the grounds, where you’ll find a pond, walking trails and a disc-golf course. Rooms feature ornate touches, such as carved wooden beds and pleated drapes, and there’s even a standalone cottage for a romantic getaway.

6. Spencer House B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Grand seating area at Spender House B&B with red patterned wallpaper, fire place, chandelier and chaise lounge
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Innkeepers Steve and Lisa extend a warm welcome at their B&B, set inside a Victorian mansion in Erie. The home-cooked breakfast is a highlight – tuck into fresh fruit with mint, eggs, local bacon and their signature cinnamon-chip pancakes. The seven rooms are lavishly decorated with printed throws, heavy curtains and antique rugs. Splash out on the Captain’s Quarters for a Jacuzzi tub.

7. Homestead House B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Dark red walls, fire place and velvet seats in Homestead House B&B
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For Victorian charm and hospitality, book this five-bedroom B&B in Willoughby, Ohio. Warm your feet beside the fireplace, or sink into your four-poster bed or large Jacuzzi tub. The decor is traditional, with polished wood floors and a large front porch. Breakfast is inspired by the owner’s memories of his grandmother, so her staples of bacon cinnamon rolls and stuffed egg cups feature on the menu.

8. Clonmel Castle

Boutique Hotel

For a regal stay with a fascinating history, this B&B is hard to top. Surrounded by English gardens, it sits high on Prospect Hill, on the edge of Port Dover in Ontario. The interiors are as grand as you’d expect for a castle, with throne-like dining chairs, chandeliers, deep-red color schemes and woven rugs. As well as a dining room, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, should you want to prepare your own meals.

9. Brick House B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Cozy rooms, a killer breakfast and two saunas are on offer at this B&B in Westfield, New York. At breakfast time, tuck into hot, farm-fresh eggs and bacon, homemade bread and pastries, and juicy fruit, all washed down with a signature blend of coffee. Furnished with antiques and traditional in style, all rooms have their own baths and climate control. Melt away stress, and rejuvenate yourself in the two infrared saunas, available year-round.

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