1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

254 Dundee Starkey Road , Dundee, NY 14837 USA (Show map)


A charming, 1920's country getaway house with interesting architecture that includes original stained glass, woodwork, and light fixtures. Guests are posting rave reviews about freshly prepared signature breakfast dishes. Recipes are created using local, healthy produce and cater to all eating styles including traditional American and European, as well as Vegetarian and Gluten-free selections. Five spacious, clean and airy guest rooms with private, new baths, A/C,TV, WiFi, hairdryer, and iron, allow for the most comfortable stay. The house has proven to be most enjoyable for groups of friends or family reunions, as well as the perfect choice for a honymoon or anniversary celebrations. Enjoy views of the lake, sunrises, and gardens from two floors of wrap verandas. Make 1922 Starkey House your Seneca Lake Bed & Breakfast “home base” that is a short hop to Seneca, Keuka, and Cayuga Lake wine trails, museums, Watkins Glen auto racing, or many farm, cultural, or music festivals. If you are looking for “over the top” breakfasts, clean accommodations, beautiful lake country views, a perfect central location, and warm hospitality, historic 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is your perfect next place to stay in the Finger Lakes.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful getaway at a lovely B&B

5 on July 23, 2016

Cathy was a wonderful host and her breakfasts were delicious, and especially enjoyed breakfast on her wraparound porch! Coffee, hot tea and cookies were a yummy treat in the evening too to enjoy on our veranda in the Veranda View room. Highly recommend. Loved being able to enjoy our morning coffee or evening wine overlooking the view. Bed was super comfy and rooms very clean. Will highly recommend to our friends. While there be sure to check out Ports Cafe, Veraisons at Glenora Winery for delicious meals. Watkins Glen State Park also a must see for great hiking and beautiful falls. Wineries are numerous along Seneca Lake, just take your pick! Enjoy!

Amazing B & B in Wine Country

5 on July 06, 2016

My Girlfriend and I stayed at the 1922 Starkey House Bed and Breakfast over the 4th of July weekend. The House was gorgeous and the bedroom (the varanda) had a lovely balcony with a view of the lake. The bed was extremely comfortable, the bathrooms were in suite and Cathy's cooking and hospitality was phenomenal. You can't beat the price compared to other hotel's in the area as well. This B & B is the perfect getaway house for a nice weekend and I guarantee I will be coming back!

Finger Lakes stay

4.4 on July 04, 2016

Cathy was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Great cook! Lovely area with lots to do.

Very pleasant stay, excellent breakfast!

4.2 on July 01, 2016

We had a very nice overnight stay, with great personal atmosphere. The B&B is located in a very quiet spot near the lake, and not 5 minutes from the next vinery. The afternoon cookies and breakfast were excellent. Next time round we will certainly plan a longer stay there.

You'll make a new friend!

5 on May 30, 2016

Lovely setting and accommodations. Beautiful porches too. Cathy is a gracious, attentive and welcoming hostess ! We felt as if we were staying in the home of a friend!

Memorial Day 2016 Weekend

5 on May 30, 2016

We spent Memorial Day 2016 Weekend with Cathy at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. She was a very gracious hostess. Upon arrival, she gave us a tour of the house and explained where everything was that we needed. Our room was well furnished and very clean. Our breakfasts on the veranda were superb! If we have the opportunity to stay with her again we would not hesitate. Thank you Cathy for a wonderful weekend. Bob & Angie Haan Red Hook, NY

First time is Finger Lakes

4.2 on October 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Starkey House. This was our first visit to the Finger Lakes and we loved it. Cathy was a great host and an excellent cook. We also met some really nice people at the B&B. Maybe we will be back someday. The Veranda room was very nice. Just wish the weather was a little warmer so we could have enjoyed the actual "veranda."

Innkeeper Response
This time of the year is beautiful with leaves changing but the temperatures could be tricky. This week returned to mild high 60's and low 70's but it rained. There are great things to do inside and out. Our area is dotted with fantastic museums for those chilly days.

Great stay at the 1922 Starkey House

5 on October 10, 2015

2 thumbs up to this great B&B! Very centrally located between Keuka and Seneca Lakes, Watkins Glen, and many wineries. Cathy was a very gracious host and excellent cook. Lots of fresh organic food most of which is gathered locally. Nice and clean rooms.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your compliments and for spending time here. It was my pleasure to be a part of your visit here and I do hope you are able to return. From the heart . . Cathy

Believe the reviews

5 on September 28, 2015

A welcoming & comfortable establishment with care taken over the fine details. A very peaceful location with great views especially from the Veranda Suite.

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate the time you have taken to write this review. Everything you have said just makes me enjoy what I do all the more! Looking forward to another visit from you. Thank you sincerely.

First trip to the Finger Lakes!!

5 on September 27, 2015

How can I describe this....this was an fantastic experience. Cathy's bed and breakfast was simply amazing. She really works her tail off for her guest and she provides us with great information about the fingerlakes! I couldn't have had a better visit and will definitely be back in a few months. Keep up the good work Cathy!! Thanks Tyler Dickerson

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your elaborate and kind words! It is always my goal to make my guests here have the best experience possible. I realize that my job is to create that by introducing them to the many great places to go and see here in the Finger Lakes. Still it all starts at the house where beds are clean and warm and breakfasts are yummy and memorable! Come again soon.

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Rooms & Rates

La Chambre

The only room located quietly on the first floor. The queen size bed is tucked in a stained glass alcove. Features new bath, mirrored armoire, TV, A/C, hairdryer, iron, 2-chair sitting area, and access to the veranda.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Catalpa Room

Romantically and quietly tucked into the Northeast corner of the house with views of morning sunrises over Seneca Lake. Includes new private bath,walk-in closet, dresser, sitting area, queen bed, A/C, TV, iron, and hairdryer. May be reserved ALONE or when traveling with friends/family you may reserve Robin's Nest and have them share your bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Veranda Suite

Veranda Room, the largest, premium room at 1922 Starkey House, provides access to the 2nd floor veranda. Guests relax in extended private spaces and enjoy sunrise views of Seneca Lake. Included is queen bed, new bath, mirrored armoire, high dresser, TV, A/C, hairdryer, iron. It can be reserved ALONE or may have Robin's Nest added for extra sleep space to accommodate friends/family traveling together to share the bath and porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

Robin's Nest

Robin's Nest is a suite of two adjoining rooms with private veranda spaces and lake views. Main room has King bed with en-suite bath that has a double size shower. Privacy door to 2nd room with Queen bed and sofa area for friends/family when needed ($40/person) TV/AC, WiFi, hairdryer, iron, closet.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $198

Sycamore Room

Located in a romantic, private corner of the house with views of the gazebo and garden. Queen bed,closet,new sunny private bath,sitting area, TV,WiFi,hairdryer,iron.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is located 12 miles north of Watkins Glen along the west side of Seneca Lake just off Rt.14. The NY State Thruway is 27 miles north via Geneva from Rt.14. Visitors from the NY/NJ area can follow Route 17 west through Binghamton and exit to Rt.14N from Horseheads through Watkins Glen. From Philadelphia take the Northeast Ext.of the PA Turnpike to Clarks Summit, then Rt. 81N to Binghamton, then follow Rt.17W as stated above to Horseheads/Watkins Glen. Follow Rt.14North along the west side of Seneca Lake about 12 miles to Dundee Starkey Road. Make a left of Dundee Starkey and go about 1/8th of a mile. The house is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Center of Finger Lakes Wine region including artisan cheese farms, Summer/Fall Harvest Festivals, distilleries/microbreweries, Watkins Glen Motor Sports, Seneca/Keuka/Cayuga Wine Trails, Waterfalls/Nature Photo opportunity at Watkins Glen State Park, museums such as the Corning Museum of Glass., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Fireplace in Living Room, Fridge in Dining Room, WiFi Access throughout, Bathroom Heaters, Some rooms with porch access, Verandas for breakfast during warm months. Large TV/DVD in common area for groups watching sports/movies.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, wine trails, artisan cheese trails, museums, Watkins Glen motor sports, music and art, local farm markets, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No away from house and other buildings
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Suitable for children 14 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No none
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No exceptions
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum during high season. Please contact for details.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required to reserve except special wedding or package stays. See cancellation policy for details on prior notice for refund. Your credit card info is used to reserv
  • Cancellations: Must call 10 days prior to reservation date 607-243-7770 and email cathy@1922starkeyhouse for no penalty. However, a $35/room/night book fee will be charged to cancel. Full cost of reservation will be charged after 10 day window. Groups reserving two or more rooms must notify by phone and email 15 days prior to reservation date. A $35/room/night will be charged. Last minute reservations made within 7 days of arrival date will be charged the full amount of reservation. Any "no show" guest will be charged for the full amount of reservation.



Cathy Moskal

Languages spoken

Polish, English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , none

About the innkeepers

Cathy loves to share her passion for fresh, locally produced foods, gardening,cooking,the arts,music, and her beautifully appointed country home for comfort and relaxation. Her blog "Passionate in the Finger Lakes" tells all about it. She loves her family and friends. She has two special cats named Bibs and Bear.

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Freshly made from local meats, poultry, produce

  • Time Served: 8:15 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: outside verandas, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian meatless, vegan, gluten-free by request

Signature Dish

European-style Crepes
Crisp, thin, and deliciously golden, rolled with cream cheese filling, or berries. These scrumptious delicate pancakes are hand made and can be topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or other available fruits from my garden or local farm markets. Crepes can served alone or along with an egg dish of the day. They are especially delicious accompanied by herbal teas or freshly ground and brewed coffee.