Lake Chautauqua Lodging at Our B&B Inn

Our elegant Lake Chautauqua Lodging is located on 11 private acres along the lake in Bemus Point, New York. Paul and Rosemary Stage purchased the house in 1988 for use as their home and Bed & Breakfast. They’ve been welcoming guests ever since.  As owners of the B&B for more than 30 years, and “locals” born and raised, they’re excellent at providing concierge services, better than any fine hotel concierge.  If you need help with anything, they can tell you how to get it or where to find it.  Whether you’re looking for the best dining or a good fishing spot, they’re happy to fill you in on all there is to do and to make the most of your stay.

The Inn

Inside our Lake Chautauqua Lodging you’ll find a charming living room, dining room and a sun room for relaxing. Outside, the inn’s 11 acres with rolling wooded terrain invite hiking, picnicking, croquet and a pontoon boat for rent in the summer. Enjoy outdoor dining on the patios, relax by the fountain or creek, and stretch out on our vast lawns.

The Waterfront

At the Inn’s waterfront, you’ll discover a 350 foot private beach and dock with dock slips available for rent. Go fishing, kayaking, boating, or just bathe in the sun. The neighborhood is walking and biking friendly. Guests will also find more hiking and bike opportunities at Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake, moments away from the inn. Bonfires on the lake are a rite of passage at the Inn, none of those $5.00 bundles of wood from the convenience store here. Paul says “if you cant see it from space…it’s not a fire!”

Pontoon Boat for Rent!

Our newest offering is a 24-foot pontoon boat for rent that accommodates up to 10 people! Perfect for family outings, fishing and just relaxing on the lake. It’s a great way to see the lake, swim, fish, or picnic with family and friends.

Renters of the boat are not required to stay at the B&B, though we would love to have you! Renters must be at least 25 years of age and furnish a drivers’ license.

To rent the boat, call the B&B at 716-386-2500 or email

Inn History

Henry Arrot built our Dutch Colonial Mansion in 1925.  Arrot was a Pittsburgh industrialist who invented the process wherein ceramic tile is colored.  Throughout the bathrooms of the main house examples of his work can still be found.  Katankwat, as our home was once called was Mr. Arrot’s dream home.  Many of the original stone works, walls, sluices, and porches still adorn the property. The Jamestown-Westfield Trolley provided local rail service transportation for the area.  The old trolley cars passed directly in front of the house on what is now Chautauqua Avenue.  Sadly, Katankwat was lost to foreclosure during the Great Depression.

After being purchased from the bank in the mid 1930’s by two brothers, the house was turned into a duplex.  The two brothers were the owners of the local Woorsted Mill.  Later the house was sold to the President of the local college who only kept the house until he moved out of the area in 1956.  At this point the Episcopalian church acquired the property.  Along with the Methodist church, the Episcopalian church used the house for a retreat center for over 30 years.

Paul and Rosemary Stage purchased the house in 1988 for use as their private home and Lake Chautauqua Lodging. The B&B is operated by Rosemary Stage to accommodate visitors coming to the Chautauqua area during the operating season.