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Big Tree Inn

Restaurant, Craft Beer, Spirits, Wine, Historic Site, Local Point of Interest
Lodging, dining, weddings and special events year-round

The Big Tree Inn features local, seasonal menu options and food with a purpose. Here you will find honest, wholesome cuisine where each ingredient has a purpose and speaks for itself. The Big Tree features many local craft brews and a selection of wines from New York State. Together, our tavern and restaurant offer marvelous pairings to create a memorable dining experience topped off with attentive and professional service in a warm and comfortable setting.

The Big Tree Inn, Geneseo Main Street

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Open

Restaurant:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tavern: **
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Big Tree Inn is one of the most familiar landmarks on Main Street in Geneseo, NY. On the east bank of the Genesee River, just east of the present college campus, a large white oak tree grew. Famous for its huge trunk, measuring approximately 27 feet in circumference, the tree led the local Seneca Indians to call this area “Big Tree.”

In 1833 the residence of Mr. Allen Ayrault and his wife, Mrs. Bethia Ayrault, was built on this land. In 1886 the building was renovated by Mr. Wadsworth and Mr. William C. Nash to become a hotel. A large sign bearing the words “Big Tree Inn” in red letters was erected in front of the imposing mansion, thus giving it the name it carries to this day.

We continue to write new chapters in the history of the Big Tree Inn. In 2008 an addition to the building allowed for the opening of the Event Center at the Big Tree Inn, a place where business and community members can join together to celebrate and conduct business.

Today, the history and memories of the Big Tree Inn and the members of the community live on and are celebrated. We invite you to join us and create your own memories at the Big Tree Inn, as its history grows and is shaped by its guests. The Big Tree offers loding, dining, weddings and special events year-round.

Amenities

Lodging
Dining
Events
Weddings
Tavern
Restaurant
Catering
Sunday brunch
Free parking

Guest Rooms:
Suites
Fireplaces
Continental breakfast
Hot tub
Room service available
Cable TV
Free wifi
24-hour check in
*(plase note, guest rooms are not wheelchair accessible)*