If you had come to our family and told us we would be running a bed and breakfast within the year, I think Rob would’ve exploded with excitement. We weren’t looking to purchase one, yet it was a dream of ours since staying in The Simpson House, a lovely B&B in California (where the seed was planted).
My husband Rob has been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and is the manager of an historic private city club here in Buffalo. So, when Oscar’s was put on the market, we looked at it but dragged our feet a bit, not knowing if this was the right thing to do for our family. Oddly enough it waited for us to realize this was our next chapter in life.
Our daughter, Kimberlee, was excited about the change in scenery. She currently attends high school in Buffalo, and our new house is only a five minute drive from school. The city life works well for her and she is thriving in this new environment and helping out wherever she can.
Rob, Kim and Jen
Jade is our Boston Terrier. She’s very excitable and loves to greet everyone; she always enjoys meeting new people and getting attention. Our cockatiel’s name is Peekie, and she lives upstairs. If you’re very quiet in the mornings, you might be able to hear her chirping!
As for me, I’m getting used to the business side of things. I love living here and being in the city where so much is going on right now. Having a bed and breakfast is a great way to meet new people. I strive to make our guests happy and comfortable, just as if they were home.
I hope your interest in Oscar’s Inn brings you to reserve a room and stay with us for a while, we’d love to introduce ourselves and get to know more about you!
The three-story building at 288 Linwood Avenue, now home to Oscar’s Inn, is the perfect marriage of Buffalo’s architectural heritage and its current cultural energy. The Second Empire-style home is one of the creations of architect and contractor Oscar S. Lang, known for his work on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin house. Oscar’s home in the Linwood Historic Preservation District connects it to over 150 years of stunning architecture, upscale cuisine, shopping, universities, and art museums and galleries.
When you’re not exploring the area, spend your time at Oscar’s relaxing on the front porch, perusing the library, meeting in the two large, mid-century modern common areas, or adjourning to one of our three lushly decorated suites, each of which features art from contemporary Buffalo artists.
- Handicap accessible
- Linwood Historic District
- Mid-century modern details
- Close to Elmwood Ave. and Allentown
- Art from contemporary Buffalo artists
- Close to Roswell CCC and the Medical Corridor
"What a great time a group of us had at Oscar's when in Buffalo to attend a Bills game earlier this month. Jen and Rob - and their delightful dog, Jade - made us feel amazingly welcome over the course of our four evening stay. Our breakfasts were delicious, and the overall atmosphere at Oscar's was just so welcoming and relaxing. The high point of our busy weekend was enjoying a bottle of wine in the front parlor during some rare down-time! Oscar's was conveniently located for us to explore so much to do in the area, including visits to the top of Buffalo's fantastic Art Deco City Hall building, the West Side Bazaar, Silo City in the First Ward and, of course, Niagara Falls!" Terry M, Wakefield, MA