Enjoy the style and elegance of a bygone era in our 1870s home

The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast is the place to stay when visiting or vacationing near Sodus Point, New York. Located adjacent to the historic Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, we are just a couple hundred yards from a walk on the beach of beautiful Lake Ontario. In our quiet neighborhood, experience the peace and beauty of the 1870 Victorian house. Whether you are relaxing from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, enjoying the many water activities at the Point, sampling the products of our region’s orchards and wineries or traveling through on business, stop here to rest and rejuvenate.

Founded in 1985 by Vivian and Jim DenDecker, your hosts today are Claudine and Jerry Karczewski, who look forward to carrying on the Inn’s tradition of hospitality and excellence. The Inn has been recognized in Arrington’s Inn Traveler several times, including being named the”2006 Best Overall B&B Inn in North America”.

Open year round, reservations are encouraged but not required.


Living Room

Take a stroll along the beach to the working
lighthouse and the village pier

The Carriage House Inn welcomes guests and repeat visitors traveling on business, fishing & vacationing. It is the destination of choice for many international guests.

All rooms have private baths, cable TV, AC, and wireless internet.

We have plenty of off-street parking for your autos and boat trailers, and garage parking for bicycles and motorcycles.

Take a stroll along the beach for approx, one half mile to explore the village pier and working lighthouse. On Sunday afternoons relax on our premises and enjoy the Summer Concerts held at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse from July 4th thru Labor Day.


Our accommodations feature King beds, private baths, air conditioning, wireless internet, cable TV, and a full, hearty breakfast.


"Breakfast is served" at your
pleasure between 7:30 to 9:00 AM,
Earlier with advance notice

Relax or lunch in one of our two screened
GAZEBOS with lighthouse and lake views.

A FULL HEARTY BREAKFAST is served between 7:30 and 9:00 am. (Earlier with advance notice) Simply make arrangements with us by the previous evening. We will be pleased to accommodate any special dietary requirements, with advance notice.


Number ONE B&B in North America
VOTED "BEST OVERALL B&B/INNS IN NORTH AMERICA"
by Arrington's INN TRAVELER MAGAZINE

Voted 2nd Place in North America for
"BEST OVERALL B&B/INNS in NORTH AMERICA"
by Arrington's INN TRAVELER MAGAZINE

Voted 11th Place B&B/Inns in North America for
"MOST HOSPITALITY"
by Arrington's INN TRAVELER MAGAZINE

Within walking distance of the Inn Within a short drive of the Inn
  • Historic Big Sodus Lighthouse Museum
  • Fishing Charters
  • Marinas
  • Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals
  • Boat Launch
  • Public Beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Live Music
  • Entertainment
  • 1000 Islands
  • Hill Cumorah Pageant
  • Regional Music Festivals
  • Golf Course (2 mi)
  • Finger Lakes and Niagara Wine Trails
  • Waterloo Outlet Mall
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Niagara Falls (2 hrs.)
  • Erie Canal (13 mi.)
  • Stream Fishing

Your hosts,Claudine and Jerry Karczewski,
with Rudy and Roxy

This property has been featured in: Finger Lakes Times, Democrat & Chronicle, Journey Magazine, Outdoors, Travel & Leisure, Inn Fisherman, Wayne County Star, Inn Traveler, Toronto Star, Niagara Gazette, Buffalo News Lockport Union Sun Journal, Wayne County Sun & Record, Great Lakes Angler Magazine, Inn Times, Great Lakes Cruiser Magazine, N.Y. Outdoor News, Newark Courier Gazette, Schenectady Daily Gazette, Cooking Lighthouse Style, WTVH.

Arrington's Inn Traveler "Best Overall B&B/Inns in North America 2nd Place for 2005 and 2004 voted 11th place for Most Hospitality.

Directions - View Map and get turn by turn directions
Traveling N.Y.S. Thruway Rt. 90
  • use EXIT 42
  • Turn Left on Route 14 North.
  • Continue into Sodus Point
  • At stop sign turn Right on Bay St.
  • Take next Left onto Onario St.
Traveling EAST
  • At traffic light in Sodus, turn Left onto Maple Ave.
  • continue to the "T"
  • Turn Right onto Lake Road.
  • At 1st stop sign go straight.
  • Take next Left onto Ontario St.
Traveling WEST
  • Turn Right onto Route 14 North into the village of Sodus Point.
  • At Stop sign turn right onto Bay St.
  • Take 1st Left onto Ontario St.
  • Use the Ontario Street Entrance
Traveling North
  • Lake Ontario enter the channel into Sodus Bay
  • Following the buoys bear right to: Carey's Cove 315-483-8232
  • Larger boats go left around the end of the point bearing right to: Sodus Bay Yacht Club 315-483-9550
  • Katlynn Marina 315-483-9120
  • Arney's Marina 315-483-9111


Come enjoy a Lake Ontario sunset with us, just a few hundred feet from your room! (photo courtesy of Leonard Poole)

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All major credit cards are accepted.
One day deposit required to hold reservations.