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, April 15, 2014

Community Theatre presents - OKLAHOMA!

Gates Hall - Pultneyville, NY
It's amazing that you don't have to go far to enjoy some great theatre. Right in our own back yard just eight miles away, a little theatre called Gates Hall  has been putting on famous productions by Rogers and Hammerstein , Gilbert and Sullivan and other great composers from around the world. Originally a non-denominational church it began to offer community theatre in 1825. Such as Guys and Dolls, Little Women, Li'll Abner, Damn Yankees, Bye, Bye Birdie and more. 

Gates Hall is located on the corner of Route 21 and  Lake Road in Pultneyville; a small hamlet of Williamson New York on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

I can assure you that you won't be disappointed as the cast puts on a spectacular performance! During the intermission attendees will enjoy homemade cookies, punch and other snacks.

You won't want to miss this upcoming performance of:  OKLAHOMA!
On April 25 - 26, 2014  at 7:00 P.M.  
April 27, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. and 
May 2 - 3, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.

Tickets are $10 and $12 per person.
Tickets can be purchase by calling : (315) 589-3326  or online at www.gateshall.com

Before or after the performance you can walk to one of two wonderful restaurants for dinner. The Pultneyville Deli Company located directly across the street from the theatre or the Pultneyville Grill located directly behind the theatre.  Both have great food and ambiance. 

Make it a weekend get-away!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wine Tasting Event - Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Looking for something to do this weekend ?

Roll out the Barrels - You'll have a barrel of fun.....

Taste new wines straight from the barrels at 8 Lake Ontario Wineries and 
1 distillery. 

Some wineries specialize in wines made from local fruit such as peaches, apples, and cherries.  Apple Country Spirits specializes in vodka made from a variety of their own apples. 

This a self guided tour - Start where you want and end your day at one of the nearby restaurants. The, come and relax at the Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast and enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Roll out the Barrels event - April 5 & 6  Noon - 5:00 PM

Tickets are $15 pp and can be purchased online or at your starting winery or distillery. 

Great wines, Great food, Great friends on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Things to do in March near Sodus Bay

It's a sure sign of spring when Maple Fest rolls around.
Pure liquid gold

March 23 & 24, 2014 and March 29 & 30, 2014

Come see how maple syrup is made. Try samples of
maple products, wagon rides, activities for the kids
and a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.

Packard Valley Farms    10 AM - 4PM
438 Macedon Center Rd.
Macedon, NY

Breakfast at the Log Cabin Restaurant
2445 W. Walworth Rd.
Macedon, NY

Old metal Tonka truck car carrier 

Antique Toy Exhibit
The Wayne County Museum
located on Butternut St. in Lyons, NY
will open an antique toy exhibit on March 20, 2014.

The exhibit will  feature classic antique toys from the National Toy Hall of Fame through August 2nd.
They don't make them like that any more.

The museum is open daily for tours.  For more information Go to: http://www.waynehistory.org/exhibitsevents.html

March 28 - 30, 2014  - Local gift shops host Spring Open House
If it's shopping you like to do check out Good Old Days  Country Gift Shop in Pultneyville NY, Whistle Stop Antique Shop and the L.W. Emporium Co-op in Ontario, NY.  

Roll out the Barrels - You'll have a barrel of fun.....

Only two weeks left until the Lake Ontario Wine Trail  
Roll out the Barrels event - April 5 & 6

Taste new wines straight out of the barrels at 8 Lake Ontario Wine Trail wineries and 1 Distillery.

The event starts at Noon to 5:00 P.M.
This is a drive yourself start where you want
self-guided tour.

Tickets are $15 pp and can be purchased online or at your starting winery or distillery. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Events near Sodus Bay

There's still lots to do in February around Great Sodus Bay.  Get Out for A day of Family Fun!

This weekend February 22, 2014:

Fair Haven Winter Festival - Fair Haven Beach State Park & Sabin Hall.

7 AM - 10 AM: Start your day off with a Pancake Breakfast for only $6.

Snow Golf Tournament, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Snow Shoe Walk.

What can you make out of a tree? Maple syrup, baskets, wooden bowls demonstrations and more. 

 Enjoy a Mardi Gras Dance for only $10.  Starts at 6 PM

February 22 - 23, 2014

Sodus Bay - NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament

If you are a serious ice fisherman you'll want to enter this tournament! Over $75,000 in cash and prizes can be won.

To enter the tournament go to:

February 27, 2014

Take a guided van tour of the Montezuma Audubon Wildlife Refuge Premier Birding locations. 

Bring your camera and binoculars on this Raptor Tour. $8 child $13.50 adults.
If the van is full you can follow behind.

To register: call 315-365-3588

Mark you calendar for March Happenings

March 2, 2014 : A Taste of Wine
This fundreaiser benefits the Lyons Community Center.

$25 pp includes a wine glass, wine tasting, and hors d' oeuvres.

Raffles and silent auction.

Where: Studebaker's Restaurant   1 Clyde Rd., Lyons, NY
Starts: 2 PM
Call: 315-946-6202
Monday, February 3, 2014

What's there to do in February around Sodus Bay?

Oh Baby it's been cold out there up here on Lake Ontario! Wind chill factors in the double digits below zero. Finally the winds have calm down and we are getting a heat wave into the 30's. For me, that's more tolerable weather to get out and about.

Even though it's winter there are many things to do both outdoors and in.  Here are some of my favorites:

A Snowshoe / Hike is always a fun activity to do with the whole family. Not just great exercise, but educational as well. While on this snowshoe / hike you will learn how to read the stories that animals leave in the snow, identify winter birds and enjoy hot cocoa after your hike. Don't worry if you don't have a pair of snowshoes. You can rent them there.

Hiking in Beechwood State Park

February 8, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge - 2289 Route 89, Savannah, NY
Cost: $6 / adult , $4 / child   Snowshoe rental: $2. extra.
Register: (315) 365-3588

February 8, 2014  3:00 PM - 5:00 Pm
Moon Light Curling on the Erie Canal - This is BIG competitive sport not only in Palmyra, NY, but it's an Olympic sport that takes lots of skill. Curling is an ancient Scot's winter game that takes place on a frozen pond. In this case, the Erie Canal. Opposing teams take turns delivering "rocks" (42 pound polished granite stones) down a 144 foot sheet of ice by brushing a special broom just in front of the rock. The closest rock to the center of the target wins.  It's a lot like bocce ball.

Activities include: Ice Instruction, demonstrations, music, food and more.
Where: Port of Palmyra in Macedon, NY
Call: (315) 579-0011 for more information

February 15, 2014  11:00 AM – 6:00PM
6th Annual NY Ice Wine and Culinary Festival
Where: Casa Larga Vineyards –
 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY
Ticket Cost: $55 pp pre-sale / $65 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at Wegmans or visit www.CasaLarga.com/IceWine Festival.

What to expect: Ice Wine samples from some of the best Finger Lakes wineries, local food tastings, ice carving demonstration, barrel tasting demonstrations, Black Jack table, music, marshmallow roasting pit are just some of many activities going on all day. 

February 15, 2014   5:00 PM - till Midnight.
Madi Gras Chili Contest - If you think you make GREAT Chili get your entry in now! Only15 Entries of homemade chili are accepted. First come - First serve.  This is a blind tasting contest where no one knows who made what because ALL of the crock pots are the same. Some are better than others and it's hard to keep track. The BEST chili wins!  Good food! Good time!

ALSO: ALL you can eat buffet, beer tasting, raffles, $50/$50, music by Mitty & the Followers.
Where: Cap't Jack's Goodtime Tavern - 8505 Greig Street, Sodus Point, NY  - (315) 483-9570
Cost:  watch for updates on this event.

February 17, 2014
A Winter Wonderland Walk in Beechwood State Park
Walk through the woods, along the shore of Lake Ontario and Maxwell Creek.  Learn how to identify trees, birds, and animal tracks.  Snowshoes available for use.
Cap off your day with hot cocoa, snacks, giveaways and drawings. 
Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars!  
Register by February 12, 2014 - Email or call Margaret Boone at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County  mab567@cornell.edu  or (315) 331-8415
A fun day for the Whole family!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours, wishing you a peaceful and joy-filled Holiday and a happy New Year.  These are a few of my favorite winter scenes taken after our recent significant snow fall. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.  

Historic gristmill on Maxwell Creek
Overlooking Maxwell Creek and the old barn

cobblestone carriage house at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
1846 Cobblestone Carriage House
We enjoy the babble of the creek and the beautiful sunsets.

Another lake effect storm rolling in off Lake Ontario
Overlooking Lake Ontario on Maxwell Bay
sunny skies on Maxwell Bay

Overlooking Maxwell Bay and Lake Ontario

Blue birds at the feeder at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
Birds at the feeder

We enjoy watching a variety of birds that visit our bird feeders.  The only way I can get close enough to get a photo of these feathered friends is at my kitchen window.  Blue birds, and red-poles, Northern Downey Woodpeckers, Tree Swallows, Blue-jays, cardinals, chickadees, and more.

Keeping watch.

Northern Downey Woodpecker and Tree Swallow
braving a winter storm as they try to eat.
sunset on Maxwell Creek - Lake Ontario
Sunset on Maxwell Creek - Lake Ontario 12-18-13

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast - front entrance
Merry Christmas
Friday, November 29, 2013

Small Business Saturday - Shop Local

Christmas Shopping at the
L.W. Emporium
Why go to the mall and fight the crowd when you can shop local and find all the special items you are looking for!

Here are just a few of my favorite local gift shops near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast in Wayne County, NY with many of the gifts you are looking for. 

The L.W. Emporium located on Knickerbocker Rd, in Ontatio, NY is 4 barns chalk full of unique gifts for that special someone. From furniture to paintings, homemade soaps, scents and candles, bird houses, quilts, antiques and more. Browse through 3 floors filled with gifts and holiday decor new and vintage.

Other barns include the Whistle Stop Antique Center with 55 dealers under one roof.

Back in Time Antique Shop and American Antiques and Furniture.

Shop Small Business Saturday!

Another one of my favorate stops is Pop's House of Country Collectables.

POP'S House of Country Collectibles

This use to be Ruth's dad's house. Ruth and her mom turned it into a wonderful gift shop full of old and new. I bought a pair of end tables for one of our guest rooms from Pop's House. And Ruth had cained some antique chairs for me. 

Homemade wreaths, collectables, from furnature to Christmas orniments. While you are there get a cup of homemade soup and bread that Ruth made. Or order your homemade Christmas cookies. Definitely worth stopping.

Located at 8101 Margaretta Rd., Sodus Point, NY
They are having an Open House December 7 & 8  10% off store wide sale and featuring Ruth's Cookie Buffet - $4 / doz. and Take-out Spaghetti dinner Saturday Dec. 7 -4:30pm  - 7 pm  $7.50 pp. 

  Katie Acreas Alpaca Products and Gift Shop

Nothing like soft Alpaca fiber hats, mittens, scarves!

I recently got to visit these really cute critters. They are just 
as curious as we are. Beautiful animals. 
Katie Acres Alpaca Fiber & Gifts
The new gift shop has many unique items like  homemade lavender soap wrapped in alpaca fiber. Which makes for a natural scrubby. As the soap shinks the fiber continues to hug the bar of soap.
Warm socks,  hats, mittens, gloves, scarfes and more.
Katie Acres is located at 4864 Arcadia Zurich Norris Rd., Sodus, NY. Open Thuirsday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.
100% made in America.  Be sure to ask to visit these furry 4 legged friends while at the gift shop.

Lukas Pottery - Chesser Cat Bank
Lukas Pottery - tableware

Lukas Pottery is another one of my all time favorites. The pottery is thrown and kilned right there on the premises. This Chesser Cat Bank is one of my favorite items. Each of our grand children got one when they were born. A unique gift for any age.  You can find tableware, bakeware, bathroom accessories, vases, lawn ordiments, lamps, lamp shades, wine coolers and more. Each piece is unique and so beautiful.  Best of all - the tableware and bakeware are oven, stovetop, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Lukas Pottery is located at 7060 Route 14, Sodus Point, NY. Open  10 am - 6 pm Tuesday -  Sunday

Ol Factory Soaps & Scents

I recently came across Ol' Factory Soaps and Scents.
You won't find just homemade lavendar soaps and scents. This wonderful little shop has jewlery, lavendar wreaths, essential oils, herbal teas, organic spices, primitive gifts and more.  It just so happens they have a lavendar farm and each summer have a lavendar festival.

I recently purchased a really neat lamp made from an old meat grinder with and old collendar for a lamp shade.  I just love it!

Ol' Factory  Soaps and Scents is located at 12973 Upton Rd., Red Creek, NY. Open on weekends.   They are having an open house December  14 & 15