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Address: Forestville, NY 14062
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Lana's The Little House Storybook English Cottage, complete with English...

Lana's The Little House Storybook English Cottage, complete with English Gardens. Open daily all year. For tours, elegant afternoon tea, and lots more. A personalized "experience" -- not commercialized! Reservations required (prepaid nonrefundable) Where tea junkies roam near Buffalo in Chautauqua since 2003. We focus on the art of great and proper preparation of great tea. Visit Lana's The Little House website for further details of this handcrafted treasure on 21 enchanting acres.

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European experience in WNY

I took a friend to visit Lana's Little House on Mother's Day. First, I met Lana the week before and we hit off so I thought what a great place to take my friend. I called Lana... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
SE Michigan
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SE Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I took a friend to visit Lana's Little House on Mother's Day. First, I met Lana the week before and we hit off so I thought what a great place to take my friend. I called Lana from my home in Michigan and made reservations for a private tea for my friend and I. Lana was a most gracious hostess,... More 

Thank lovesfood13
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I took my Mum here for a belated Mothers day gift. We spent the afternoon with wonderful tea & an amazing host. Lana was absolutely delightful & knew SO much about the art of tea. We didn't want to leave! The cottage and surrounding land was so beautiful, the weather was perfect and Lana's cats were very sweet. We will... More 

Thank Rachel G
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

What an absolute delight to find an enchanted cottage, that actually offers high tea and a tour of the home and gardens. If you like commercial or franchise type coffee houses this hidden gem is not for you. Every part of this tiny quirky home radiates love and attention to detail. I expected a small cafe, but the tour was... More 

3 Thank Diane S
Kitchener, ON
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

I had a fabulous visit and high tea with Lana. I took my daughter and it was delightful. She is warm and charming and the house itself amazing, really a very pleasant experience in a surreal setting, making it all the more unforgettable. Can't wait to share this experience with friends when I take them to the area.

4 Thank Marion B
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138 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

What a truly delightful experience this was! We arrived for afternoon tea and were greeted warmly by Lana, who regarded us like old friends. The Little House itself is absolutely enchanting, like stepping back through time, and the outdoor gardens and pond were gorgeous in late August. After chatting with Lana, learning the history of the property and relaxing in... More 

2 Thank MarylandCupcakelover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Unique and special tea and tour at a special cottage. Tranquil and relaxing with lots of info for budding tea drinkers. Lana is a loquacious and special hostess. Worth the drive through scenic country views near Lake Erie.

1 Thank Lorraine B
Fairport, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Lana gives all of her guests personal attention. She has many interesting stories that she is willing to share about the history of the storybook cottage. She is also interested in her guests. The abundant selection of teas she had in store were all the highest quality. After the tour, Lana served a delicious tea with homemade sandwiches,scones and tarts.... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth P
Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The very first thing I noticed when getting out of the car and stepping onto the property at Lana’s the Little House, was how peaceful and relaxed I felt. The beauty of the grounds and English Storybook Cottage immediately take you to a different (and magical) place and time. I went with a group of friends. Upon arrival, Lana personally... More 

2 Thank Melanie C
Buffalo NY
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

A wonderful way to celebrate our Mom's Birthday on a warm sunny afternoon. Unlike the other reviewer's comments, we enjoyed the English Gardens surrounding the house with a number of flowers in bloom, a beautiful sloping lawn with a view of the countryside, & a little pond with frogs letting us know they were there. I could have spent the... More 

2 Thank vineyardchick
Jamestown, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

If you are planning a visit to this attraction to enjoy the English gardens as described on the website, don't bother. The "gardens" consisted of large clumps of day lilies, a lawn that needed to be mowed, a small pond complete with weeds and cat tails, and overgrown foundation plantings that desperately needed to be weeded. It was kind of... More 

1 Thank 691Mozzie691

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