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Welcome to The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast!

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Our rates have now increased

Beginning January 1st., these are our new rates:

April 1 – October 31:     $225/night (Fri-Sat)     $215/night (Sun-Thur)
November 1 – December 16:     $200/night (Fri-Sat)     $190/night (Sun-Thur)
December 17 – March 31, 2018:     (closed)

For returning guests, the rates will be:

$200 / $190   (April through October)
$180 / $170   (November & December)


Send a gift certificate for The Pearl!

Click here to bring up the form to send in the mail or as an email.


One of our recent guests, Angus Davidson (pictured below), brought his personal drone, and launched it on an early spring morning from our front porch to take the two photos shown above. .


Another recent guest, Angus Rayner from Australia, captured the panoramic sunrise below from our second-floor deck. .


The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast is located on the west side of Seneca Lake in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region.   It was purpose-built in 2005 as a bed and breakfast.   It has four guest rooms, each with lake view, a private bath, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a refrigerator stocked with water and soda, and a microwave with popcorn.   Three of the rooms have private entrances from our lakeside decks, and the Southview Room has a private covered balcony.   A spacious living room with a gas fireplace is provided for guest use, where guests often gather for socializing, watching TV and playing card and board games.   The property is comprised of 13.7 acres, with 385-foot lake frontage.   It includes an 80-foot dock with a canoe and rowboat for guest use.   Overlooking the lake is a pavilion with a large picnic table, and nearby is a fire pit with wood provided for our guests.   The property is secluded, and includes a 3000-foot nature trail to enjoy the birds, wildlife and natural surroundings.

We are in the middle of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and a short distance from the Keuka, Cayuga and Canandaigua wine trails.   The Watkins Glen International Race Track is 15 miles to the south. It includes NASCAR and other major and minor races, as well as the opportunity for guests to drive their own cars around the track on weekdays.   Many hiking and biking opportunities abound in the area.


Last year (2016), 30% of our reservations were from returning guests.


We are located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine and Beer Region.
Check our Attractions Page
for links to 73 wineries around Seneca Lake,
as well as 139 wineries and 52 breweries in the Finger Lakes area.


Why You Need a Vacation at The Pearl of Seneca Lake: . (ideas presented by Elizabeth Scott – Stress Management Expert)

– Vacations promote creativity (by reconnecting with ourselves)
– Vacations keep us healthy (by recharging our batteries)
– Vacations promote overall wellbeing (even 5 weeks later)
– Vacations can strengthen bonds (and make marriages stronger)
– Vacations can help with job performance (quality of life enhances quality of work)
– The Pearl of Seneca Lake B & B is the perfect place to make it all happen!


A couple of years ago, we installed a very sturdy new set of stairs down to the lake (right-hand photo at the top of this page), and the following summer we made a major upgrade to our driveway (photo to the right).   It is now much smoother and stronger, and can more easily accommodate sport cars and even motorcycles.   Heavy rains had caused a lot of damage to our old road, but the new road should hold up well for years to come.


We accept all major credit cards, as well as cash, personal checks, traveler’s checks and
Finger Lakes B & B Association gift cards.

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We were surprised and honored to be featured in Frommer’s New York State Guide, which has given us an “exceptional” (3-star) rating, and has designated us as a “special find”, which means those places only insiders know about.

Another surprise was being featured in The Finger Lakes Explorer’s Guide as “one of the best places to stay in and around west side Seneca Lake”.

Another honor we received was to be featured as a chapter in Candy Harrington’s book: Resting Easy in the US / Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, in which she provides a wonderful description of our handicap-accessible (ADA compliant) Merlot Room (which is also available to all guests). Click here to see a description of the book or to place an order.   Candy also recently published a great article about The Pearl of Seneca Lake, which you can read here.   Then there is Candy’s new book: Barrier Free Travel; A Nuts And Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers, which you can examine and order here.   Please share this information with anyone you know who may have a need for handicap-accessible accommodations.

Check to the upper right for 81 unsolicited reviews from our guests.   Although we welcome and appreciate Internet reviews, we never ask our guests to write a review.   We know they had a great time, and they share their experience with their family and friends.   We could not ask for more!

Notes Box: 
We trust that you all had a very good holiday season, and that you are looking forward to the year 2017.   Our B & B is now closed as we use this time to recharge ourselves and prepare the house for our 13th season.   It continues to be so enjoyable, and we meet so many fantastic people, learning about their lives and their families.

We both smile when we think of the many comments and stories that we have shared.   One story that we enjoyed a lot is about the lone male guest in a group of women.   Being male, he was given the task of starting the fire in the fire pit that night.   He had a very big disadvantage as he was from New York City, was never a boy scout, and never started a bonfire.   Lighting a few newspapers, he held the flame under a very large log.   No fire!   With no luck that night, he went to Walmart the next day, bought a starter log, and set up the tepee with kindling, newspaper and the starter log.   At dusk, with wine in hand, they all went to the fire pit.   He lit the paper and the hidden starter log, and magically he had a beautiful fire.   The girls were amazed and soon discovered the starter log.   You could hear the laughter all night long and into the next morning at breakfast.   Thankfully, he had a wonderful outgoing personality and joined in the teasing and laughter.   We also laugh as we think of that group.   So much fun!

We are looking forward to welcoming guests for the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s “Savory World of Seneca Weekend” on February 17-19, and again when we open for the season on April 1st.   Have a wonderful winter season!

– Mary