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The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn
300 Lake Street ~ Wilson, NY 14172 716.751.9888
Featuring Dining, Banquet Hall and Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

 

Welcome to the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn

The Wilson House is for sale or lease.
Please contact (716) 634-2813 for inquiries.

The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, is located in Wilson, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario in Niagara County. In close proximity to Niagara Falls, Lockport and the Buffalo region, the inn sits on the site of Wilson's first schoolhouse. The cobblestone structure was built in 1844 for Luther Wilson, the town's namesake.

In 2005, Caren Ashkar and John Cracchiola, became the new innkeepers. They are the former operators of Dacc's Restaurant, a well respected eatery located in Amherst, NY. The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn includes a bar, dining room, banquet room and seven guest rooms. During the summer season meals and drinks are served on the spacious screened-in front porch.



The banquet room accommodates parties from 20 to 120 people. The seven guest rooms have recently been remodeled and include private bathrooms, air conditioning and cable TV. 

While staying at The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, you will find many things to do. The Niagara region is host to countless attractions. Just to mention a few; Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara, The Niagara Wine Trail, Castellani Art Museum, numerous parks, the Seneca Niagara Casino, charter fishing and charter luxury cruises, Lewiston's Artpark, The Wilson Harbor, 30 Mile Point Lighthouse, Market Street Art Center, Erie Canal Locks, canoe & kayaking (by appointment only) and many, many more. Browse through the galleries at The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn which include:

  • Guest Artist Gallery - original paintings, prints and photos from guest artists
  • The Garden Gate - wreaths & floral arrangements

All items are for purchase.

Shops within walking distance include:

  • The Garden Gate - Floral arrangements & unique gifts 751-6402
  • Wilson Free Library - Books, periodicals and video 751-6070
  • Wilson Pharmacy - Greeting cards & special gifts (including a full service pharmacy) 751-0140


We hope you will come and enjoy the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn.
Caren & John

 



 

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The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn serving Wilson, Lake Ontario and WNY
The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, is located in Wilson, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario in Niagara County. Rooms for rent, Wilson NY, Near Lake Ontario and Niagara FallsIn close proximity to Niagara Falls, Lockport and the Buffalo region, the inn sits on the site of Wilson's first schoolhouse. The cobblestone structure was built in 1844 for Luther Wilson, the town's namesake.

Lunch and Dinner Menu for the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, Wilson, NY
The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn offers Soup & Salad selections, Sandwiches, Sub Sandwiches, Pizza, Fingers & Snacks, to Pasta, Haddock, Chicken and Steaks.

Rooms for rent in Western New York, near Lake Ontario ~ Wilson, NY
At the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, we offer bed & breakfast accommodations. All seven guest rooms at the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, include two twin beds ($65) or one king size bed ($75). One room also sleeps four and includes a refrigerator ($95). The rooms include air conditioners, cable TV, and individual bathrooms. Check in time after 2:00pm. Check out time before noon. Continental breakfast served daily.

Banquet Hall, Wedding Receptions, Showers, Parties, Hall for Rent in Wilson, NY
The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn offers banquet facilities with full catering. Choose from a breakfast buffet, continental breakfast, brunch buffet, cold lunch buffet, hot lunch buffet and hot dinner buffets. Party trays also available.

History of the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, near Lake Ontario
Luther Wilson's first claim to ingenuity may have occurred during the War of 1812 when he was only 14 years of age. According to early accounts, George Ash, who lived west of the Wilson settlement, warned the settlers that the British were coming, thus giving them time to gather their things and flee.

About 25 head of cattle were rounded up, and Luther Wilson was given the responsibility of driving them eastward along the lake, some had cow bells around their necks, so in order to keep invaders from hearing them, he stuffed dry leaves in the bells. He was then able to drive the cattle five miles beyond Van Horne's Mill where they remained undetected. After the British burned down the mill and retreated, Luther drove the cattle back to Wilson. When Luther reached maturity, he became the business genius of the family, with an untiring energy and spirit, he started most of the public improvements in town. In 1827, he started the hamlet of Wilson, NY by laying out a single tier of lots along the north side of Young Street from Lake Street to the Creek.

Contact Caren and John from the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn
300 Lake Street, Wilson, NY 14172, 716.751.9888


 



 

Rooms for Rent at the Inn in Wilson, NY near Lake Ontario

All seven guest rooms at the Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, include two twin beds ($65) or one king size bed ($75). One room also sleeps four and includes a refrigerator ($95). The rooms include air conditioners, cable TV, and individual bathrooms. Check in time after 2:00pm. Check out time before noon. Continental breakfast served daily.

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Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast
 
Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, offers Bed & Breakfast Rooms and Continental Breakfast

 



 

Wilson House set to close Dec. 20 

BUSINESS: Lake Street building, built in 1844, is up for sale or lease.

By Kaley Lynch  kaley.lynch@lockportjournal.com
Dec 11, 2015

 

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The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn was also the site of Wilson's first School House.
Joed Viera

The Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, a popular destination at 300 Lake St., will close its doors Dec. 20, 2015.

Owners Caren Ashkar and John Cracchiola have run the restaurant since 2005, leasing the more than 170-year-old building.

Ashkar said the decision to close the business was prompted by the building being put on the market by owner Norbert O'Brien of Williamsville-based NP Properties Western NY for sale or lease.

Ashkar said that without knowing what any future landlord's plans for the building would include, the pair decided it was time to move on.

They were notified about the sale in January.

“We decided to stay open until the end of the year,” Ashkar said Friday.

Ashkar and Cracchiola have been in the restaurant business for 23 years. Prior to running the Wilson House, the couple operated Dacc's on Millersport Highway in Getzville. Previously they had been involved in paper distributing.

“I'd like my next job to be only forty hours a week, with nights and weekends off,” Ashkar laughed.

Ashkar said that there have been some people looking at the building since it went on the market. According to the 2015 Niagara County tax roll, the building's full market value is $291,000.

The historic cobblestone building was built in 1844, the home of Wilson founder Reuben Wilson's eldest son Luther. In the 1920s, it was home to a men's club and became a restaurant in the 1940s.

The Wilson House is a big part of Wilson's culture, village Mayor Bernie Leiker said.

“I know everyone is hoping that someone will step up and buy it soon,” he said. “We don't want to see it close.”

“We hate to lose Caren and John as restaurant owners because they not only do a great job, they're great people and great friends,” Leiker added, “although I'm sure we'll be seeing them on the other side of the restaurant once someone else re-opens it.”

 

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