Top Reasons to Visit Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast
- The historic bed and breakfast is surrounded by more than 20 wineries in Lake Erie wine country, the second-largest concord-grape-growing region in the United States, and the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies.
- Your stay includes tastings for two at a handful of nearby wineries. Check individual deals for details.
- All options come with a glass of seasonal wine upon arrival and a special wine and bacon pairing at breakfast.
- The town of North East, where the B&B resides, is a national historic landmark; the property itself consists of two adjacent mansions originally built in the 1830s.
- Guest rooms are decorated with antique furniture such as cherry-wood mantels and four-poster beds, and some have fireplaces and jetted tubs.
- There’s an onsite library with a fireplace and an eclectic selection of books.
- Each morning, the B&B serves a complimentary four-course gourmet breakfast
Erie, Pennsylvania: Wine Country and 19th-Century Mansions
Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Erie, is a bustling place where around 100,000 people live on the shores of enormous Lake Erie. It flourished in the Gilded Age, so don’t miss a visit to Millionaires Row, a section of West Sixth Street lined with 19th-century Victorian mansions. At night, leave the Victorian era behind in favor of the Roaring Twenties and see a show at the ornate 1929 Warner Theatre downtown. It’s home to both the Erie Philharmonic and Lake Erie Ballet.
In the region surrounding Erie, you can drive along the Lake Erie Chautauqua Wine Trail for more than 50 miles of scenic vineyards, rolling hills, and 24 wineries pouring everything from classic European wines like merlot to local varietals like delaware and niagara. Another major attraction is Presque Isle State Park, a National Natural Landmark full of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and beautiful frozen vistas created by icy waves crashing and freezing to form ice dunes.