Welcome to The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast!

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We plan to reopen for the 2021 season on Monday, April 5th.
Please stay healthy, and have a great winter season!

Following the guidelines of the B & B industry, and continuing our efforts to enhance our Green Policy status, we are limiting everyone’s exposure to the Coronavirus, and modifying our previous procedures.   For a short stay, we will not be entering the rooms to refresh (make beds, change towels, empty baskets).   With the permission of those here for an extended stay (4 or more nights), we’ll be entering the room on the third day to exchange bed linens and refresh the room.   Extra towels and other supplies will be available in the hallways outside the rooms.   Thanks for your understanding.     FYI:   We  (Peter and Mary)  have now both received our second Coronavirus vaccinations.

For a complete schedule of our 2021 room rates, click here.


The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has published a set of post-Covid guidelines for visiting the member wineries.   You can link to the guidelines here.   The guidelines also include a link to a Map and Winery Operations Summary, where you can find a chart of operating hours and wine-tasting requirements for each of the member wineries.   Appointments are recommended.

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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. .
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Another guest, Philip Rutt, used his drone for this great shot on the left of our B&B, with our road and dock both visible.
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A view of an April sunrise from our second floor deck. Spring Sunrise on Seneca Lake .


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Below is a morning view of the lake through our kitchen window. picture window with assorted flowers in bay .
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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 (2020), 42% of our reservations were from returning guests.

As of mid-March, 68% of our 2021 reservations are from returning guests.

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We are located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine and Beer Region.
Check our Attractions Page
for links to 75 wineries around Seneca Lake,
as well as 141 wineries and 52 breweries in the Finger Lakes area.

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  A recent blog tells the story of how the Finger Lakes is one of the most under-rated destinations 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.

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We accept all major credit cards, as well as cash, personal checks and traveler’s checks.

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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”.


Still 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 100 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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The Joys of Innkeeping

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Spring is here, and we’ve now officially started our 17th. season!   Mary has put together some reflections on how much we enjoy being innkeepers and interfacing with guests old and new.   To learn more, check out our latest blog by clicking here.