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Aunt Louise's Lake House Bed and Breakfast

2498 East Lake Road , Skaneateles, NY 13152 USA (Show map)
97 Reviews
$125 - $185
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With a premium location overlooking Skaneateles Lake, Aunt Louise's Lake House provides a relaxing get-away. Lake view porches and parklike lawns are waiting for you. Step inside this romantic inn and be embraced by the elegance and charm of the post and beam 1840 home. Come and enjoy the original wooden floors, a beautiful oversized fireplace, a vintage footed tub and other reminders of yesteryear. After a night of sweet dreams in one of the romantic bedrooms, wake up to the aroma of breakfast being prepared; perhaps coddled eggs, an artichoke quiche or creme Brule French toast. Savor another cup of coffee on the patio as you are surrounded by colorful flower gardens. Views of Skaneateles Lake are a special delight. Take a relaxing 3 1/2 mile drive along the lake to the tree lined streets of the village. Stroll along the brick walks for shopping and dining in this quaint beautifully preserved community.

Rooms & Rates

Sunrise Room

This cheerful and romantic bedroom is cozy with lace curtains and antique oak furniture. One reflects back to the story of "The Princess and The Pea" when luxuriating in the antique spoon carved oak bed with lucious fine quality linens. A view of the morning sunrise and Aunt Louise's beautiful flower gardens are waiting to be enjoyed upon awakening. The room is adjacent to its own charming bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Hundred-year-old maples are outside the window of this enchanting bedroom. Look beyond the trees to glorious Skaneateles Lake, breathtakingly beautiful in every season. Evening sunsets are a true delight. Guests will find regal comfort in a queen size brass bed with luscious satin smooth linens. The original plank floors add to the appeal of this room. A charming vintage bathtub and separate shower are waiting to be enjoyed in the Treetop's private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lake View Suite

English wall paper, an elegant Oriental carpet and expansive views of Skaneateles Lake set the mood for relaxation. Slip under lucious bed linens in a beautifully crafted antique cannonball queen size bed. From your bed pillows you will often see the stars covering the midnight blue sky. The suite has an area with a love seat and easy chair, perfect for settling back with a good book or watching television. A few steps away there's a delightful area with an antique "hire man's bed", private and just right if a third person is traveling with you. The suite has its own private bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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home away from home

5 on February 19, 2014

Louise and Dale were absolutely wonderful in making my wife and I very comfortable in our stay for the weekend. They were always available for any thing that we needed. We would definately return for a visit.

Charming & Inviting

5 on December 20, 2013

Wonderful experience at this charming, immaculate & well seen B&B. Louise & Dale the owners, were extremely warm & friendly. Delicious, elegant breakfast.

Awesome can`t wait till next time!

5 on December 18, 2013

Dale and Louise are the nicest most kind people you could ever want to stay with this was our 2nd time and we will be back next year around the same time,wouldn`t want to stay anywhere else but at Aunt Louise's Lake House Bed and Breakfast, by far the best bed and breakfast ever,the breakfasts are outstanding too but its Dale and Louise who make it very special,we love it there,David and Kathy Garner

Aunt Louise's Lake House Bed and Breakfast

5 on December 11, 2013

Charming accommodations in a beautiful setting with delightful hosts.

A second home!

5 on November 11, 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Aunt Louise's lake house in July. Everything was just perfect and we cannot wait to come back!

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Location Type

15 minutes to Bass Pro, 30 minutes to Syracuse University, 35 minutes to SUNY Cortland, 45 minutes to Wells College, 55 minutes to Cornell University, Overlooking Lake, Airport, Countryside, Lakeside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 33 miles

Directions to property:

From the Airport,follow signs for I 81. Take I 81 South; follow the signs to I 690 West. Take exit #6 towards Auburn(RT.5). I 690 West will merge into I 695 West. Follow I 695 West until it ends at Route 5. Turn right onto Route 5 West. At the second traffic light take a left on to Route 321 South. Travel about 7 miles to downtown Skaneateles. At the traffic light take a left onto Route 20 East. Go to the top of the hill, at that traffic light turn right on to Route 41 South. Go exactly 4 miles; Aunt Louise's Lake House will be on your left. There's a lighted sign on the lawn and a post and rail fence at the foot of the driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Syracuse University Athletic Dome, Swimming and Ice Skating at local rec. center, Mac-Kenzie Childs Shop and Tour, Bass Pro, Turning Stone Casino, Erie Canal Cruises and Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, leaf peeping, wine tasting, scuba diving, baseball, ice skating, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, leaf peeping, wine tasting, scuba diving, baseball, ice skating, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: In some instances infants and young children are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On holiday weekends and from May - Oct. a 2 night minimum on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's lodging required
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable if a room is canceld 10 days prior to scheduled arrival. Deposits will be refunded on a prorated basis of 10% forfeiture per day for cancelations received in less than 10 days from the dates reserved. There is a $10 fee for cancelations.



Louise and Dale Zabel

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About the innkeepers

Dale and Louise have enjoyed sharing their home with friends for many years. Now it's a special delight to welcome new friends to their home overlooking the lake. Dale loves sailing his Flying Scot on Skaneateles Lake. An active member of Skaneateles Garden Club, Louise takes pleasure in caring for the inn's beautiful flower gardens.

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  • Time Served: 8-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Patio with a Lake View

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Coddled Eggs
Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. The eggs are prepared and served in vintage English coddlers. The eggs are similar to poached eggs, but more delicatly cooked and more delectable to eat. They are made more perfect when served with toasted English muffins. After this breakfast, guests are on a mission to nearby antique shops hoping to buy egg coddlers to take home.

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2498 East Lake Road , Skaneateles, NY 13152 USA (Show map)

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