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Delightful Bed & Breakfast
“In July 2011, my husband, children, grandchildren, and I enjoyed the most pleasant stay at the Farrell House Bed & Breakfast. It was like home away from home. The children especially loved fishing in the lake, but everything was perfect–the hospitality, the charming rooms, the delicious breakfast, and the serene nature walks.”
Totally Exceptional Experience!
“Thank you to everyone at Sunnybrook for giving me a most memorable vacation! My stay at the Farrell House in Sandusky, Ohio proved to be one of the highlights of this August trip. Everything about the lodge and the grounds translated to a calming sanctuary that just seemed to enveloped anyone who crossed the hidden bridge over the first trout stream. Willow trees and white rockers, dining alfresco on the back deck, walking the acres of property, meeting and sharing stories with members of the Trout Club were all opportunities that I will cherish for years. From my first greeting by owner, Doug Lamb, and introduction to Greg and Peggy (chef and his wonderful, jack of all trades, wife), to breakfast (included) and delicious lunch choices to share while visiting with family and friends, to raiding the cooler for a midnight snack & finally falling into the most comfy, cozy bed (room #9) – obviously, I simply can’t say enough good things about the Farrell House! I just wish I weren’t 2500 miles away! Don’t wait until you just happen to be in the neighborhood to check out and book this bed and breakfast. Make it your next destination get-away. Trust me, you will love every minute of it!” —Marlene, Long Beach, California
Great house and beautiful property
“We had such a great time at Farrell House. Doug was very nice and gave us a full tour of the lodge. In addition to a beautiful house the property is gorgeous. Even if you don’t fish it is well worth wandering across the bridges and through the willow trees. If you enjoy floating around the pond there are kayaks, a canoe and a row boat to us for free.”
Sandusky’s Best Kept Secret
“We decided to celebrate an anniversary of our first date somewhere special, that not too far from home. I happened upon the Farrell House online by searching outdoor weddings in Sandusky, Ohio. When I saw the Southern style home, I just had to investigate. We entered the property by crossing over a small bridge, only to find several other bridges crossing Cold Creek. The willow trees were lined up along the creek that winded all along the front and back of the home. It just happened to be a foggy evening and this made for a very interesting effect. The innkeeper met us personally at the door, showed us around and took us to our room. The pictures on the website do not do this place justice. The rooms were much larger than I had expected, extremely clean and quiet. In the morning, we were greeted with a breakfast buffet that included cheeses, hard boiled eggs and various breakfast meats. The owner met us downstairs at the table and filled us in on the history of the 8500 sq. foot mansion. Doug made us feel so comfortable and graciously extended our check-out time so we could tour the beautiful surroundings. We walked along the bank of the creek and noticed the lush landscaping. I couldn’t help but think what a beautiful place this would be for our wedding. There is a white gazebo directly behind the house and towards the left a huge pond that you could take a canoe. You could fly fish for the day if you wanted, and we saw several club members doing just that. There is a huge red barn further back that was newly painted and it was a striking contrast against the sky. The only suggestion I would make is to have a few more wedding pictures that include the creek/landscape, as it is just amazing”
Everything was superb!
“Our stay at the Farrell House Lodge was super! Doug was a perfect host and Peggy did a wonderful job catering to our needs. The weather was perfect and the house was exceptional with perfect décor and a wonderful place for a peaceful couple of days to relax. My wife and I didn’t stay on the property every minute; we did take in some sites in Sandusky and Marble head, but we made sure to take advantage of what Sunny Brook offered. We had great walks across the 130 acres of the farm, strolled along the creek and saw close to 100 trout of all sizes, fished the lake (caught two bass), saw the beautiful old Oak tree and enjoyed sitting out on on the deck in the evening. The room we stayed in was gorgeous with a king size bed, wonderful fireplace and plenty of room. We went after the Labor Day weekend so the place was pretty much empty of overnighters but there were several people fishing the creek each morning and evening and we saw several trout pulled out and gently returned to the stream. If you’re looking for a beautiful country setting, stroll through nature and convenience of the city (less than 10 minutes to most sites); then we highly recommend you spend a couple of nights at the lodge. V&R”
Exceeded Our Expectations
“Our family decided to go to Cedar Point for two days, and we wanted a nice place to stay one night, and really didn’t want to stay in a hotel. We looked into bed and breakfasts, and fortunately found this Lodge on the internet. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner. He took us for a tour and made us feel at home. The lodge was warm and inviting, and remarkably clean throughtout. They have several options for room/bed size, so there is an option for everyone. The outside deck was so nice and it had such a great view of the large backyard. The outdoor seating was perfect, and they even had torches you could light in the evening. And the breakfast was perfect. The entire stay exceeded our expectations and we might make this an annual trip. And if we do, we will certainly stay here again. Highly recommended.”
A Bucolic Retreat
“My husband and I just spent our vacation at the Farrell House Lodge. It was our second visit there and plan on returning again next year. I hate worms, but love to Fly fish and he loves a worm and bobber, so he just watches me and enjoys the beautiful surroundings. We were the only guest during the week, so it felt like our very own home. During the day, we visited with members of the club and were assisted by a friendly and supportive staff. It is refreshing to know that there still are get-a-ways like Sunny Brook and I hope to support their efforts for many years to come.”
The Most Perfect 4th of July Weekend to Date!
“My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend to celebrate his Birthday and also to have a little getaway for July 4th. I originally made plans to stay at a chain hotel but then happened to stumble upon this site last minute when looking for local B&B’s in the area. I immediately booked a room here as soon as I found out a room was available. I was surprised to find there were rooms still available since it was July 4th weekend, but I know now it was because we were meant to find this hidden gem. The pictures and description were so whimsical that I knew this stay would be a royal treat. From the time we pulled up and saw this gorgeous property I knew this would be an amazing weekend. The owner Doug was a pleasure to meet he was probably one of the most friendliest people I’ve met in a long time. He was very humble and boastful about his property and for that it made us even more excited for our stay. This home is not only spacious but also very peaceful and serene. I enjoyed every moment of our stay from our romantic walk along the property to our wine and cheese picnic along the creek. I never thought places like this still existed and I’m glad that they do because The Farrell House Lodge made this past weekend one of the best to date. I certainly look forward to our next stay and hope you enjoy yours as well.”
“My husband and I have just completed our third stay at Farrell House Lodge. We have been there in the winter and now spring. It doesn’t matter when you go it is always a thrill. The grounds are absolutely fabulous. The food and service is five star. If you are looking for a little romantic get away this is the place.”
Southern Hospitality up North!
“After hearing about Farrell House Lodge at Sunnybrook Trout Club from a few friends, my husband and I finally had the opportunity to visit the lodge and couldn’t have been more pleased and surprised at finding this gem in Sandusky. The staff, our room, the grounds and the surrounding area were charming. And even though we are not into fly-fishing, we still thoroughly enjoyed visiting with and observing those members of the club who were fly-fishing during our stay. There was even a club-hosted event where a group of ladies came for the day for a retreat and were given fly-fishing lessons! Also high on our list of recommendations is the Lake Erie Perch dinner. If you can arrange to be visiting the Lodge during one of the planned perch dinners, you will experience a tasty treat. Everything was delicious! We spent a couple of days touring the Sandusky area and found several wineries where we enjoyed some tastings and also took a ferry-boat ride to Kelleys Island. All in all, a great stay with lots to do. I would say the Farrell House Lodge at Sunnybrook Trout Club is definitely on our list of places we want to revisit!”
“We recently spent a weekend at the Farrell House. It was more than I expected. The food was wonderful and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Most important it was very clean and well kept. We will be going back again.”
“We held our team building event for two days and one night at the Farrell House and were delighted at the accomodations and service. The Ferrell House is charming, relaxing, beautiful and clean. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. We found a wonderful continental breakfast waiting for us in the meeting room in the morning and the tv on and tuned to the hocky finals game when we returned from an outing in the evening. Fly fishing in the peaceful streams that meander through the property was both relaxing and fun. We are all excited to tell our family and friends about the facility and, of course, looking forward to returning soon.”
We’ll be back
“We were delighted with an impromptu spring getaway last week that found us staying at this gracious B&B. It would be enough that Farrell House Lodge is a perfectly scaled version of a southern mansion, complete with welcoming innkeeper, cozy gathering spaces, lovely dining rooms and inviting bedrooms. However, it also happens to be on the property of a genteel trout club. Our generously-sized room overlooked the stream and included a charming reading corner, a large fireplace, private bath, and a comfortable and beautifully-linened bed. The outdoor space is there to explore and was complete with willows along the trout steam, blossoming bushes and trees and an immaculate, pillared white porch with rockers. We wanted to be indoors and outdoors at the same time. Everything was quiet and thoughtful and we learned that many parts of the lodge and grounds had a story. We will definitely return because on our short stay, we did not get our fill of the amenities. For one, we’d like to try the seasonal Lake Erie Perch dinner, not served at the time our stay. Our days were spent visiting a few of the many nearby destinations including a winery, two fine restaurants and shoreline wildlife areas. Thank you to Farrell House Lodge for a gem of a getaway.”
Beautiful Grounds and Southern Mansion
“We were impressed with our stay at Farrell House Lodge. The grounds are beautiful. Our room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a Lake Erie perch lunch. “
Great Place to Relax
“We enjoyed our stay in this very lovely setting. Very nice area to walk about and is away from all the “city-noise.” The staff is just wonderful and exceeded our expectations.”