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About Maplehurst

An 1891 rooming house turned private home in the heart of Chautauqua...


Maplehurst boasts plenty of living space and 8 bedrooms spread across three floors:

  • First Floor: Foyer and Open Living Room; Dining Room that seats 10 and new kitchen (2022) with island and professional gas range. 

  • Second Floor: (1) Queen Bedroom with ensuite full bath; (1) Queen Bedroom with ensuite half bath; (1) Queen Bedroom; (1) Full Shared Bath, and (1) Laundry Room.

  • Third Floor: (1) 1 Queen Bedroom with ensuite half bath; (3) Single Twin rooms; (1) Double Twin room; (1) Full Shared Bath.

  • Bright, open porches at all three levels.


  • Chair lift from first floor to second floor

  • Comfortable Casper Queen Mattresses

  • Fast wireless internet throughout

  • TVs with Chromecast to stream from your own devices

  • Coffee Maker (bring your own pods)

  • Plush linens and pillows provided

  • Gas grill on patio just outside kitchen

  • Parking for one mid-sized vehicle (oversized vehicles will not fit well).


Maplehurst was built in 1891 by Rilla Diskson and her mother, Lydia Matson.  Ms. Matson (nee Palmer) was born in Harmony, Chautauqua County, in 1833.  The home was run as a boarding cottage in its earliest days, and the first record of its name "Maplehurst" was in a listing of among 55 other such rooming houses in a book published by the Assembly in 1901. 


A handbill advertisement for Maplehurst from 1905, and recently discovered by recent owners, shows an original layout of the upper floors, which except for the additional of several bathrooms is largely unchanged to today.  

The last reference to "Maplehurst" was from the Chautauquan Daily from 1913.  Thereafter, it is believed that the home continued as a rooming house under the names "The Baker" and "The Shenango" until 2000, when it was converted to a private residence.  

Today, Maplehurst retains much of its original historic fabric and character.  All original trim, doors, and plaster walls still grace its walls, along with hardwood floors at the main level.  Current owners Andrew Meier and Richard Sarrero enjoy Maplehurst as an all-seasons family retreat, and welcome others to experience its quaint charm during peak- and off-seasons alike.  

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