Welcome to The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast!
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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. .
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 (2015), 38% of our reservations were from returning guests.
So far this year (2016), 60% of our reservations are from returning guests.
We now have online gift certificates! Click the sample image below to bring up the form.
We now have in-house massages available for our guests by Persephone Boyd of Penn Yan. You can contact her directly at 1-315-536-4040, or check out her website at www.pennyanmassage.com.
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!
In addition to our new stairs to the lake, we made a major upgrade to the road down to our house last summer. It is now much smoother and stronger, and can now 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.
We were surprised and honored to be included in the fall issue of Focus Magazine, published by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association. It includes a recipe for our signature Raspberry and Chocloate Chip Scones. Here is a link to our page: Focus Magazine Link (The “Zoom In” tab at the bottom of the screen expands the page to make it more readable.)
We are also 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 recently received was to be featured as a chapter in Candy Harrington’s new 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. Click here to see a description of the book or to place an order. Please share this information with anyone you know who may have a need for handicap-accessible accommodations.
Check to the upper right for 69 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!