Welcome to The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast!

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One of our recent guests, Angus Davidson, brought his personal drone, and launched it on an early spring morning from our front porch to take the two photos shown above. .
A view of an April sunrise from our second floor deck. Spring Sunrise on Seneca Lake .

Below is a morning view of the lake through our kitchen window. picture window with assorted flowers in bay .

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.

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Last year (2018), over 36% of our reservations were from returning guests.

As of late-August, almost 34% of our 2019 reservations are 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.

  A recent blog tells the story of how the Finger Lakes is one of the most under-rated detinations in the country.   Click on the image below to link to the article.

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  The New York Times recently ran an article on the dangers of Amish and Mennonite buggies on public roads.   We enjoy having our wonderful Mennonite neighbors and their food and furniture stores in our area.   Please be aware when you are on our back roads, their buggies may be moving at a much slower rate.   Click on the image below to link to the article.

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We trust you …
    …to know when you need time away…
    …to know when you need time with your partner…
    …to know when it is time to relax and time to think…
    …to know that it is time to book at The Pearl.

We trust you and look forward to providing you with
the hospitality and privacy that you crave.

Click here to make a reservation.


long dirt laneA 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 96 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!

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Opening for our Fifteenth Season

As we begin our 15th. season at The Pearl, we’d like to remind our returning guests and potential new guests about what we have to offer, and about our commitment to making each guest stay a special experience.   There are so many great experiences to be had, both at our B & B and in our region of the Finger Lakes.   For a closer look, check out our latest blog.