The History Room at Prospect House

House - Private room · Prospect Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201, United States
Dana

Our comfortable and historic 1869 home will set you at ease before or after your urban explorations. The History Room includes beautiful images of Buffalo's architecture, and sleeps two, with a large closet and spacious bathroom.

Your host, Dana
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Our comfortable and historic 1869 home will set you at ease before or after your urban explorations. The History Room includes beautiful images of Buffalo's architecture, and sleeps two, with a large closet and spacious bathroom.

The Space

Welcome to Prospect House, an 1869 brick Italianate mansion in Buffalo's West Village Historic District! The History Room is on the first floor of our 3-story home, just off the light and plant-filled dining room. With and a comfortable Queen-size bed and a huge closet, you will be able to make yourself at home while enjoying the historical Buffalo images we've hung on the wall. Feel free to work at the dining room table or lounge in the living room; we have plenty of books to read!

We provide continental breakfast supplies, included in your room rate, so you can fuel up before you head out to explore our interesting neighborhood, downtown architecture, a conference, sporting events or shopping. The shared kitchen is available for your use (please be conscious of vegetarians in the house), as is space in the refrigerator to store your food purchases and leftovers. The first floor bathroom is shared only with my husband Jon and I.

We manage the AirBnB listings in the house- we live in the back of the first floor, and share use of the common areas with our guests. We're eco-friendly, avid urban cyclists and gardeners who are engaged in civic life in our city. I am an artist/historian and Jon is a graphic designer; we'll help you navigate Buffalo- both its past and its present!

Here are the other rooms currently available in our house:
Hawes Suite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1006915

Writer's Suite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1112958

We love our neighborhood, which is full of incredible Civil War-era brick homes, and is a five minute walk from architectural wonders like City Hall, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Shea's Theater, and the newly-renovated Statler Towers. Easy access to the 190/Thruway only three blocks away. (Personalized tours of our historic district neighborhood, downtown Buffalo, the grain elevators, or other historic sites are available for a small fee). Ours is an eclectic 3-story Italianate, filled with local art and unique spaces that you won't find elsewhere. You'll be charmed by its original wood floors, curved banister, pocket doors, and soapstone mantels.

Prospect is a wide avenue, and free alternate-side street parking is available! We can help direct you to easy nearby public transportation or even lend you bicycles! Buffalo benefits from the country's first interconnected Olmsted Park system, which is well-maintained and much beloved today. Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo "America's best laid-out city" with its radial grid pattern of streets, making it easy to find your way around.

We'll supply you with maps, local guides, and plenty of recommendations for good food, shopping, independent art and cultural experiences, and more! We're excited to share our BuffaLove with you and help you enjoy your stay in the "Queen City of the Lakes".

Guest Access

Feel free to sit at the dining room table or lounge in the living room with cozy couches and gas fireplace; we have plenty of books to read!

We provide continental breakfast supplies in the kitchen, included in your room rate, so you can fuel up before you head out to explore our interesting neighborhood, downtown architecture, a conference, sporting events or shopping. The shared kitchen is available for your use (please be conscious of vegetarians in the house), as is space in the refrigerator to store your food purchases and leftovers.

The bathroom is shared with us (as our room is also on the first floor, rear), but is completely lockable for privacy.

Interaction with Guests

My husband Jon and I manage the AirBnB listings in the house- we share use of the first floor common areas with our guests. I will likely be the one to greet you when you arrive. We're good conversationalists but also like to give guests their space and privacy.

We're eco-friendly, avid urban cyclists and gardeners who are engaged in civic life in our city. I am an artist/historian and Jon is a graphic designer; we'll help you navigate Buffalo- both its past and its present!

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood, the West Village Historic District, is absolutely full of amazing brick and wood homes dating back to the 1860s-1890s. Just a stroll around the streets will get you inspired and amazed. Buffalo is full of incredible architecture and beautiful, friendly neighborhoods, but ours is closest to downtown and all the transit options one may need.

Getting around

The city bus to Niagara Falls is one block away, the Megabus/Greyhound bus station is twelve blocks away, and the Amtrak train station is fifteen blocks away. Should you need transport to/from the airport on a weekday, there is a #204 special City bus, for $2.50 that will bring you downtown via the highway; ask to be let off at Franklin and Chippewa. Otherwise, between 6am-12pm, the regular #24 Genesee bus will get you downtown; get off at Ellicott and Chippewa and walk nine blocks west on Chippewa; then turn right at the large church called "Evergreen Commons".

Other Things to Note

We make a number of basic amenities available to our guests: soap and shampoo in each bathroom, a hair blow-dryer and iron/ironing board (available on request), and many local books and magazines to read in your downtime. We provide tourist brochures for many local attractions, and maps of the region.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $270 /week
Monthly Price: $1100 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Dana and the History Room were really lovely. We liked the location, which was very central to downtown. The room was nice and comfortable with a big closet. The house was big and shared spaces were clean and the animals in the house were so friendly and cute. If we were ever back in Buffalo we would stay again.

    July 2014
  • Prospect House was a great space very close to downtown. I parked my car and walked all weekend. Dana has the place very clean and well organized. I loved the little details such as chalkboards with your name on your bedroom door, space in the fridge for food and fresh fruit and cereal provided for breakfast. All the guests I met were super friendly. I would stay there again!

    June 2014
  • Dana and Jon were wonderful hosts -- very helpful, friendly and welcoming -- and the room cosy and comfortable. The house itself is beautiful and conveniently located from the bus to Niagara Falls. I enjoyed my stay very much and highly recommend, thanks!

    June 2014
  • The room and house were exactly as advertised! Dana was a great host. They are willing to help out however they can. My wife and I were going north to Toronto and they gave us great restaurant recommendations. The house is in a great location, close to the freeway for easy access and also close to great coffee shops and eateries. We will be visiting again when we come back to Buffalo.

    May 2014
  • My husband and I stayed in the History Room with a shared bath with our hosts. A trip through the kitchen leads to the bathroom. Lights are easy to find so this did not pose any problem. The bed was very comfortable and a walk in closet gave sufficient space for our clothes. If we wished to prepare our own breakfast, there was coffee, tea, oats, topings and fruit available. The location was walking distance to downtown and the street itself had many interesting historical private homes as is this one. Although we did not have time to use, two bikes were made available for our use! Dana and Jon are gracious hosts with lots of historical knowledge of the area. Their two cats are very friendly.

    May 2014
  • Definitely can't complain! We were in town visiting friends so didn't actually spend much time there, but everything was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the brief interactions we had with our hosts were pleasant!

    May 2014
  • She was great, no complaints! Very knowledgeable about the area, very willing to help!!

    May 2014
  • I had a wonderful; and pleasant stay in the History Room at the Prospect house. Dana and Jon were wonderful hosts and made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. I travel to Buffalo regularly and would stay here again.

    On a side note, if you need a taxi ask for the one Dana and Jon refer to. I would avoid any use of the cab company with the red buffalo. My ride from the train station was the most horrible ride I have ever had. The driver was rude, obnoxious, totally racist and overcharged me.

    May 2014
  • I've now stayed twice in The History Room and I look forward to returning! Dana and Jon are pleasant and accommodating hosts as well as delightful people. It's a lovely and charming house and this room is clean and comfortable. My fiancee and I had everything we needed. Prospect House is a very welcoming spot to allow you to explore Buffalo's beautiful history.

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay with Dana and Jon. Lovely house, great location. Dana is very knowledgeable and well-connected to cool things in Buffalo! Thanks!

    April 2014
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BFA in Studio Art, minor in Art History
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Self-Employed at Old Time Roots, Professional Historical Research
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I am a professional historian, artist and preservation activist. I research properties, family histories, and work on a number of social justice causes. I've lived in Buffalo for five years, and consider it my adopted hometown. It has a lot to fall in love with: the incredibly friendly and open people, the vibrant and accessible arts scene, the historic architecture, the local food, and the ease of getting around. My husband Jon is a graphic designer and screenprinter who knows a lot about bicycles, gardening, and is an incredible home cook. We will welcome you into our home and share whatever you'd like to know about Buffalo. We look forward to hosting a variety of interesting guests, and hopefully making a few friendships along the way!
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