Captain Storm House

An Historic Vacation Rental

145 East Main Street (Rt. 20)   Westfield New York 14787

(716) 326-2830       E-mail:

Please call with any questions you may have. Considering the need for social distancing we offer four private suites with special modern Kohler baths for guests concerned with safety, security  and privacy. The Captain Storm House can also be used for longer term rental at a discount and with no NYS sales tax. We have a special price for a special place that allows you the opportunity to do it your way with the privacy of a whole house rental.


A Chautauqua Lake Erie New York Vacation Rental near Chautauqua Institution  in the center of Lake Erie Wine country. All 25 wineries are within 20 miles. We offer up to four spacious suites with fine antique furnishings and great architecture coupled with modern amenities on two spacious acres in the heart of Westfield.  Enjoy your stay with us and experience our central location with access to more of Chautauqua County, its people, places, events and businesses. Walk to many nearby restaurants, businesses, necessary and public services.
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  The Captain Storm House is a large brick Queen Anne revival home built in 1892 by a northwest coast retired sea captain who enjoyed both Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake. This special home was designed by the nationally known architect George Barber. The Captain Storm House is not only important from the outside with its unusual sweeping architecture, spacious porches and detailed appointments, but also has a wonderful interior. The Captain Storm House has paneled walls, pocket doors, coffered ceilings and two carved fireplaces with each of the main rooms of the Inn displaying a different light figured wood - curly cherry, sycamore, quartered oak, chestnut, figured maple and pine.

The Captain Storm Suite

 A spacious suite with Civil War carved Victorian queen size three piece marble top bedroom set, rare early lock side tall chest, elegant Renaissance library table, AC, wireless and large bay window await you.

Luxurious bathroom ( 175 sq. ft. ) - large Kohler double Whirlpool, corner shower, large round architectural window, tile floor and French vanity. Interesting 19th C. French accents decorate the two rooms.


The Parisian Suite

First floor, three rooms - bedroom, private library and bath, AC, wireless, carved chestnut woodwork, custom queen size carved Napoleonic bed with full hand carved swan on footboard and hand painted scene on headboard, 19th C. French and Chinese accents and Bostonian Federal inlaid desk, large Kohler Garden Tub and Shower bath.

The Captain Storm House requires a two night minimum. A special private getaway with four large private suites, each with queen size beds, sitting areas, and large Kohler garden tub and shower.  All rooms in our vacation getaway are furnished with many elegant late 19th century/early 20th century antiques - Victorian, Art Nouveau, Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts and Oriental. The  Captain Storm House has internet TV in the parlor, wireless and AC in each of the bedrooms. Notice a picture of the Captain Storm House moving down Main Street from two blocks farther West in 2000.

Our convenient location allows guests of the Captain Storm House to walk to the Village Park and shops. Within one block are convenience stores, banks, a full service grocery store, fast food, wonderful restaurants, medical center, post office and pharmacy for additional needs. Within a few short blocks is also Westfield Memorial Hospital, the Chautauqua County McClurg Museum and the Patterson Library which houses the Octagon Art Gallery. Each of these buildings are architectural wonders offering the history of Chautauqua County and its oldest community, Westfield.

Five miles South of the Captain Storm House is Mayville, NY on Chautauqua Lake with Chautauqua Institution. West, one mile on Route 20 from the Captain Storm House is the  New York State Grape Discovery Center with history on the largest and oldest concord grape growing area in the world. The Discovery Center offers tastings and gifts. 25 wineries are located along  the Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Trail (40  miles). All 25 wineries are within 20 miles. Five major wineries with wine tasting are within four miles of the Captain Storm House. One mile west of the Captain Storm House on Route 20 is also our Landmark Acres Antiques  located on the oldest property in Chautauqua County, the oldest farm and a fine quality antique shop in the oldest building in Chautauqua County. We offer since 1946  "special pieces for special places".

There is a Farmers Market in the Village Park, two blocks away from the Captain Storm House on Saturdays during the summer. There are bike trails and hiking along Chautauqua Gorge. Many special events such as the Westfield Arts and Crafts Festival, the Westfield Antique Show and  the Art Trail Open Studio Tour occur in July. There are seven Special Wine Weekends throughout the year. Many fine choices for dining can also be found within a few blocks to a few miles.

Enjoy Lake Erie's Barcelona Harbor and Pier with the oldest natural gas Lighthouse in the country built in 1829. Barcelona and Interstate 90 are each one mile from the Captain Storm House. As the only safe harbor on Lake Erie for many miles Barcelona is one of the principle reasons for the large number of wonderful 19th century homes in Westfield. Successful 19th century businessmen in Jamestown also needed supplies for their nationally known furniture factories. Westfield businessmen built themselves grand homes from supplying many of these needs overland to Jamestown. Westfield New York is also the original home of Welch's Grape Juice.

Travel around Lake Chautauqua, five miles away from our Captain Storm Vacation Rental. Take a dinner cruise on Lake Chautauqua or visit Chautauqua Institution, 15 minutes. Chautauqua Institute is known around the world for its summer cultural programs with concerts, lectures and famous international entertainers.

In nearby Fredonia NY (16 mi.) is SUNY at Fredonia and the Fredonia Opera House. Jamestown NY (25 mi.) has the Lucy-Desi Museum, the National Comedy Museum, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and Audubon Nature Center and Sanctuary, the Fenton Museum and the Robert Jackson Center.  There is also Lily Dale on Cassadaga Lake 20 miles away, a nationally known gathering of mediums during the summer months.

Directions: Exit 60 Westfield NY I-90. Westfield NY is less than two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and Niagara Falls.      



Captain Storm House - a wonderful design by well known architect, George Barber for a retired West Coast Sea Captain. The Captain Storm House was saved from demolition and moved onto Candlelight Lodge property, two landscaped acres in the heart of the Village of Westfield. The house was restored and opened as a Vacation Rental in 2004





Captain Storm House moving down Main Street,  Westfield NY in 2000, with the assistance of the National Historic Trust, NYS Preservation Offices in Albany, the Landmark Society of Chautauqua County and CVS Pharmacy. The Captain Storm House has a special consideration and importance with its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

A Romantic Getaway for all seasons - skiing at nearby Peek 'n Peak, the Ice Castle Festival in Mayville,  the Wine Trail - Wine and Chocolate Weekend and other winter sports await you.




Double Parlors -  carved fireplaces, pocket doors, elegant antique furnishings, formal  trim - one sycamore, the other in curly cherry, and many modern amenities.   Front hall - paneled oak, pocket doors, early lighting, 19th Century tall case clock and Period Regency side cabinet.

The Formal Oak Dining Room - coffered ceiling, paneled walls, pocket doors, gilt bronze chandelier and furnishings from a prominent 1890  Jamestown estate.





"Captain Storm House Rental"

 Requires a minimum two nights and two suites

 The Captain Storm House has a fully equipped country kitchen, formal dining room, library and double parlor each with a fireplace and special woodwork. Each of four suites has a large modern Kohler bath for total privacy. The Captain Storm House has a full wrap around front porch and a small private back porch high in the trees for  sunsets - a wonderful getaway vacation rental for up to 8 guests with a concern for safety, security and privacy.

Arrangements for entertaining and their numbers must be made in advance.  No more than 20 people total may use the facilities at any one time. Special furnishings, consideration for neighbors and local ordinances are important.

Captain Storm Vacation Rental Rate 2024
Requires a minimum two suites, two nights


Rates 2024
Two Suites Two nights $385 per night

+ a $70 Cleaning Fee

Two Suites Three nights $360 per night

+ $70 Cleaning Fee

Whole House Two nights $600 per night

+ $110 Cleaning Fee

Whole House Three nights $525 per night

+ $110 Cleaning Fee

Whole House Weekly $360 per night

+ $110 Cleaning Fee

Whole House Special Weekly Rate Add  5% County Bed Tax, No NYS Sales Tax of 8%

Captain Storm Special

Whole House  Rate

  If you choose the two suite option you should select at the time of your booking which suites you prefer. Each has its own special charm. We offer the Captain Storm Suite with Jacuzzi (2nd floor), the Parisian with adjoining library on the main floor or the Empire and the Federalist Suites (2nd floor), all with exquisite furnishings and special Kohler private baths. Please remember that the three suite option will guarantee exclusive use of the house. The fourth suite not being rented is available to you up to the time of your arrival at a further reduced price.

There is no NYS Sales Tax of 8% on weekly rentals, county tax of 5% still applies on stays of less than one month



The Empire Suite

A queen size carved mahogany French bed, Persian rug, bombe chest, carved stand and eterge, all mahogany pieces made for New York City elite in 1890, AC, large Kohler Garden Tub and Shower bath.

The Federalist Suite

A queen size carved mahogany four poster bed with 19th C. Federal Bostonian lamps and stands, lady's writing desk with marble top chest and early French country accents, AC, large Kohler Garden Tub and Shower bath.


    Captain Storm House Policies


Breakfast not included in Vacation Rentals - breakfast can be added for an additional $15 charge per couple per night for an $18 certificate. This certificate is accepted at two local restaurants for breakfast or lunch. As a Vacation Rental no services are supplied. There is a one time cleaning fee.


All rentals require a 5% County Occupancy tax. There is no New York State sales tax of 8% on weekly Vacation Rentals. 


Requires a minimum of two nights and may require special pricing for certain weekends, holidays, summer and special wine trail weekends


Please remember if you choose two or three suites you may be able to add an additional day or suite at a further reduced price before your arrival.


Please note our cancellation policy on the Candlelight Lodge B & B Policies Page if needed for additional information.


Reservations and deposit must be made by one responsible person for the whole Captain Storm House with final payment by the same party.


We accept credit cards, Visa or Master Card. Balance by Check or Cash is preferred to save a 4% credit card charge at the end of your stay.


Over your stay, reservations at the Captain Storm House are for a maximum of 8 guests. Arrangement must be made in advance before your stay for any gatherings.


Arrangements for entertaining and their numbers must be made in advance.  No more than 20 people total may use the facilities at any one time. Special furnishings, consideration for neighbors and local ordinances are important.


Children over 16 are welcome and counted as guests towards a maximum of two people per room, four rooms, sorry no pets. Smoking is only permitted on outside porches.


We reserve the right to later charge your credit card for any losses or damage beyond normal wear incurred during your stay.


 Check - in is between 2 PM and 6 PM  otherwise please make arrangements in advance. Please No Check - ins after 8 PM and call 30 minutes before your arrival.



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