Welcome to Maxwell Creek Inn!

Located at 7563 Lake Road, Sodus, NY, near Great Sodus Bay; the Crown Jewel of Lake Ontario, on the Seaway Trail halfway between Rochester and Oswego in Wayne County. Wayne County is the second largest apple-producing region in the United States next to Washington State. Each year like magic, the apple blossoms appear on the third week in May. For more than a half century, young and old celebrate the spring growing season with an Apple Blossom Festival.

Historic 1846 Cobblestone home built by William Swales for his daughter Elizabeth as a wedding gift. The home is rumored to have been on the Underground Railroad where slaves came for food and shelter. Small schooners sailed into Maxwell Bay at the bottom of the property to trade wheat for the flour once made at the old gristmill that still stands on the property since 1794. The home remained in the ancestral family for nearly 150 years and is on the National and State Register of Historic Places under the Preston – Gaylord Cobblestone Farmhouse. The cobblestone cottage is one of less than a handful still standing today.

Peaceful and relaxing, this tranquil setting offers a piece of heaven on earth. We strive to make every guest comfortable during their stay and leaving with a desire to return.

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast is nestled on nearly six acres overlooking Maxwell Bay and Lake Ontario. Surrounded by woodland wildlife preserve and apple orchards the Inn is just two miles west of Sodus Point on the Seaway Trail. Guest can enjoy the easy access to the sites and sounds of the city and the rural charm of the country. Often, international guest marvel at their ability to see the stars in the night sky as the Big Dipper appears just outside our back window each night.

Although the Inn has TV and Internet service, why not disconnect from it all and enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Sit a while and listen to the creek babble, the frogs croak, the fish jump and the blue heron come in for a landing as the gentle lake breeze cools your skin. Apple orchards, walking trails to the lake, outdoor gas grill and picnic tables are on the premises for guest use. Don’t forget to bring your fishing pole; as the property boasts a quarter-mile of prime private shoreline fishing on Maxwell Creek; one of the best all natural fishing creeks in New York State. Maxwell Bay and Maxwell Creek is perfect for canoeing and kayaking as well.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From Our Home to Yours

photo by Chris Trine, Wolcott, NY

Wishing our family, friends, including social media acquaintances and wonderful guests of 
Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
Warmest wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year!  
We are blessed to know you.

Belinda & Pat McElroy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Fireworks

Once again the Wallington Fire Department will display spectacular
Holiday Fireworks on December 14, 2014

Wallington Fire Department 
7863 Old Ridge Road, Wallington, NY

Refreshment at 5 P.M.  Fireworks beging at 6 P.M.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Around the World - Wine Tasting Package for Two

Christmas Around the World -Wine Tasting Package for Two

December 5 - 7, 2014

Your package includes:

  • 2 night stay  (Gaylord Suite additional $30)
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast 
  • Complimentary after dinner dessert and beverage
  • Special Event Wine Trail Passport for 2: "Christmas Around the World" on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail.  Event is Noon til 5pm December 6 & 7, 2014
  • A wine trail special gift bag
  • $335 - 2 nights (tax included)  $185 - 1 night (tax included)
On your first night enjoy a complimentary evening dessert and beverage when you return from dinner. 

After enjoying a full breakfast with endless coffee, tea and juice head out on this self - guided tour with each stop featuring specialty foods from Around the World paired with "local award winning" wines and spirits.

Along the way, visit other Associate Members of the Lake Ontario Wine Trail; unique gift shops, cheese shop, and restaurants. 

Each stop represents a different country featuring a traditional holiday dish, Your host; Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast  will serve a traditional breakfast and dessert served in Mexico when you stay. Space is limited. Book Now to Reserve your favorite room.

Other Things Happening in the Area
The Gatesinger Company, LTD YouTHeatre

The Gatesinger Company, LTD Presents:  YouTHeatre - The Pajama Game
November 28 - 30 and December 5 -6, 2014  A Tony Award winning musical comedy; "The Pajama Game" is a story of the conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory which are anything but peaceful. Sparks fly between the new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and the leader of the union grievance committee, Babe Williams. The workers strike for a 7-1/2 cent increase in pay, setting off conflicts.  (1955 Best Musical and 2006 for Best Revival)

Make it a weekend get-away at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Shopping Local for your Christmas Giving

I love shopping local for my Christmas giving and this year will be no different. It makes me feel good to know that I have purchased a product made here in my own back yard.  SO, get ready, get set, GO to 14 unique gift shops in Wayne County featuring hand crafted soaps, essential oils, primitive gifts, hand thrown pottery,  baked goods, antiques, local alpaca fiber knitted hats, gloves, mittens, and sweaters, local wines,  apple products and more.  You are sure to find something for the hard to buy for loved one.               Shopping Fling MAP

This Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling event is November 14, 15 & 16, 2014. 

Lukacs Pottery- Kitty Bank

Free refreshments are served at each participating gift shop and each shopper will receive a special gift from each shop visited.  

Additionally, shoppers will collect a stamp at each location and be eligible to win one of 4 baskets.

Lukacs Pottery

Shop till you drop Friday, Saturday and Sunday from  10 A.M. to 5 P.M. 
November 14, 15 & 16, 2014.
Katie Acres Alpaca & Gift Shop

Shopping Fling MAP    Make it a weekend get away at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. Recharge yourself each night and start your day to a full gourmet breakfast before another successful local shopping day. 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spooktacular October Events Nearby

Wayne County Apples
There are still two more fun filled weekends of the 
Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour

The tour go on until October 31, 2014
Visit 15 Wayne County Farm Markets for apple tasting and U-pick.

For more information go to:

Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester  
Haunted Hayrides
Located at the DeFisher Fruit Farm - 
3329 Eddy Rd, Williamson, NY
(585) 423-2991
The legend of the 1859 Harvest Night Slaughter live on wher over 2 dozen farm hands were brutaly murdered.
October 16, 17, 18 & 19 and 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Haunted Jail 

 Wayne County Museum History Haunted Jail -
 Haunted History Ghost Walk .
 Visitors tour the 1800's Butternut Street jail and walk right  under the spot  where William Fee was hung in 1860. 

Wayne County Museum
 The Haunted Jail and Cell Block tour is October  24 & 25, 2014  6 P.M. - 9 P.M.
 Cost is $5.00
Located at: 21 Butternut St., Lyons, NY 14489
Call: (315) 946-4943
Refreshments served if you make it through the tour...............

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sodus Harvet Festival

Mark your calendars to September 27, 2014 for a fun filled day for the whole family. 

I attended this event for the first time last year and was pleasantly surprised with the variety of arts and crafts, food, kid things to do, and the fun pumpkin contests.  An excellent event you don't want to miss.

This Main Street Event takes place in downtown Sodus, NY.  10 AM - 4PM  Rain or shine.

  • Largest pumpkin contest
  • Pumpkin carving contest
  • Freaky Fruit contest

  • Fun and games for kids of all ages.
  • Popcorn for sale by the Cub Scouts 
  • All kinds of GREAT food

pumpkin carving

  • Hay rides
  • Street music and dancing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free drawings
  • High-rise Pumpkin Smashing
  • And MORE!

Hay Rides
hay rides
furniture made with applewood
hand crafted furniture

live music
Live music

Alpaca apparel
Alpaca apparel 
wooden bowls and crafts
hand carved wooden crafts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer is Not Over in Sodus Bay!

Come on down to Great Sodus Bay because the
Beechwood State Park - Sodus NY
weather is still nice to do some biking through the orchards, hiking in Beechwood State Park, or canoeing and kayaking on Maxwell Creek and Maxwell Bay.

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is open daily 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. Tuesday - Sunday through the end of October. This picturesque and historic gem sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Ontario and Sodus Point Beach. The museum offers a plethora of history of days gone by.

Local Farmers Markets, Gift Shops, and restaurants are still open and ready to welcome you!

Sodus Bay Lighthouse gardens overlooking Lake Ontario

We have some of the most magnificent sunsets on Lake Ontario. So while the weather is still great why not take a Sunset Cruise on Great Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario to view Chimney Bluffs.

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a Sunset Cruise Package for Two.
September - October 15 (weekends only, weather permitting). $299 (tax included).

 Your Sunset Cruise package includes;
Sunset on Lake Ontario - by Cathy Contant

  • One night stay in one of our well-appointed guest rooms with private bath. ($25/night additional for the Gaylord Suite).
  • Complimentary full gourmet breakfast in the morning.
  • Complimentary picnic basket with light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (You may BYO and we will provide plastic wine glasses)
  • A two & a half hour cruise on Great Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario (weather permitting).
  • A Lake Ontario Wine Trail Passport to 7 wineries and 2 distilleries.
  • Stay a Second night – get 15% off second night. (Cannot be combined with other discounts).
  • Earlier day cruises are available upon request.
  • Advanced reservations are recommended.

Looking for some Great Theater?

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast Theater Package for Two includes:
  • One night stay in one of our well-appointed guest rooms with private bath. ($25/night additional for the Gaylord Suite).
  • Complimentary hor d'oeuvres upon arrival. (Local products)
  • Complimentary full gourmet breakfast in the morning.
  • Tickets for 2 to the musical production of Ordinary Days, 8 P.M. show at Gates Hall.
  • $175 for 2 (tax included)
Ordinary Days; a musical by Adam Gwon will be preformed  at Gates Hall - Pultneyville, NY on September 12, 13 & 14, 2014.  (September 14 show is at 3 PM)

Ordinary Days is a contemporary musical set in post 9-11 New York City featuring four young New Yorkers who go about their daily lives. They search for the things they have lost and try to understand the things they have yet to discover. They yearn to make connections, and struggle to let go.  To read more about Ordinary Days visit www.gateshall.com  .

Stay tuned for upcoming events in September around Great Sodus Bay.