Welcome to The Bird House at Lily Dale


An 1889 guest home now owned and operated by registered medium, author and teacher “Dr. Lauren” Thibodeau, PhD, The Bird House (formerly known as the Sunset View Guest House) in Lily Dale is about 100 steps (per “Mr. Ed” Thibodeau, who counted) to the eastern shore of middle Cassadaga Lake–and has a terrific view anytime!

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We offer five guest rooms and two bathrooms to a maximum of eight guests, making us a great choice for small groups of friends and family, or small retreats with one of the best guest:bathroom ratios in town. We feature a common area downstairs where you can relax and gather with old friends and new. Of course we’re all about Lily Dale, but for those interested in exploring the amazing natural vistas this part of New York State is known for, we’re open year-round. You’ll find Amish, antique and art trails; beer, wine and spirits trails; hiking, cross-county skiing, and snowmobiling trails–and much more to do nearby. We’re longtime Lily Dale and Chautauqua county residents and are happy to suggest sights to see and experiences to explore. You could spend a relaxing several days–even a week with –exploring the local area, and we hope you will.

What Our Guests Are Saying


Melissa C.
Johnstown PA
June 25, 2023

Thank you so much for the incredible stay. My husband will be joining me in August as this has been my best experience yet. You are an amazing host with a top-notch facility.

Karen L.
Long Island NY
June 24, 2023

Thank you so much. I had a fabulous time and I can't wait to come back. You're a great host!

Kristi S.
Webster, NY
July 1, 2023

We had a lovely stay at your place and we intend on coming back. Thank you so much.