The Rose Petal Inn

41 North Main Street , Geneva, New York, NY 14456 USA (Show map)


The Rose Petal Inn is in a quiet neighborhood, steps from downtown Geneva and the gateway to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, with over 100 wineries, the Finger Lakes Cheese Trails, and beautiful scenic drives. It is just a few minutes from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York State's Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), the Waterloo Shopping Outlets, and some of the best lake trout fishing in the country. For our avid cycling guests, Seneca Lake is one of the most beautiful trails, just minutes from our door. The Rose Petal Inn will pamper you with beautifully appointed, very spacious rooms, each with private bath, delicious breakfasts, High Tea and a seven course Tapas style dinner.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

Simply exquisite!

5 on September 04, 2015

We recently booked a vacation to the Finger Lakes area to relax and unwind. We stayed at the Rose Petal Inn near Seneca Lake. From the moment we arrived, we were completely comfortable and relaxed. Our hosts, Rossana and Andrew, gave us a tour and the rules of the house. All the guest rooms are spacious and charming. Our room, the Adelina, was directly above the kitchen. Despite our best efforts to sleep in, we were greeted each day with the amazing aroma of Chef Andrew's cooking! And the food was out of this world! Chef Andrew is a former firefighter/firehouse chef who plays short order cook in the morning, preparing any number of delightful treats at your request. The Breakfast Nirvana, Breakfast Crepes, Omelettes, Waffles, so many scrumptious choices! We were there 6 nights and didn't get to try them all. And our goal of doing nothing was foiled by all the fun activities in the area! Wine and cheese tasting, outdoor activities including architectural walking tours, hiking, jogging by the lake, boating on the lake, and so many museums nearby! The Corning glass museum was outstanding and ladies you must go to Seneca Falls - Home of the Women's Suffrage movement. I can't say enough good things here. Must come back to The Rose Petal Inn. Truly Old world hospitality with modern conveniences.

Excellent hospitality!

5 on October 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rose Petal Inn. The hosts Rossana and Chef Andrew were so hospitable, we felt as if we were staying with relatives. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was fresh and well prepared by Chef Andrew. We had several dishes to choose from for breakfast, there was organic coffee prepared in a french press with several courses. We also enjoyed the tapas style dinner which was top notch, as well as the desserts prepared by Rossana's daughter. The location is very convenient to downtown Geneva which has several bars, restaurants and shops. It is also very convenient to many wineries along Seneca Lake and about 45 minutes from Watkins Glen. We were very comfortable during our stay and we can't wait to return with friends!

Great Place to Stay

5 on August 24, 2014

Recently, my husband and I spent three nights at The Rose Petal Inn. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed very warmly by the owners, Andrew and Rossana. They are so friendly, helpful, and make you feel right at home. The inn is beautifully decorated and meticulously clean. Our room, The Mirella, was comfortable with a spacious bathroom. The breakfasts were excellent. Everything was fresh and well prepared by Chef Andrew and the hosts' daughter Marina who is a baking and pastry chef. There were several dishes to choose from such as delicious crepes, croissants and waffles with a variety of options for each dish. The daily fresh fruit cup with mascarpone topping and served in elegant glassware was also a welcome treat. We hope to be back again some day . Anita and Neil, Ottawa, Canada

Great place to stay in the Finger Lakes!

4.4 on August 23, 2014

The Rose Petal Inn is a real gem! The hosts, Rosanna and Andrew, have created a charming setting-- complete with a lovely front porch for relaxing! The rooms are large and comfortable, each with a nicely-sized modern bathroom. The food was amazing! Fresh. local produce. Outstanding crepes, omelets, and don't pass up the waffle sandwich--it does live up to its name of Breakfast Nirvana! We also understand they sometimes offer tapas in the evening and we are already planning our next trip to include sampling those! We felt very welcomed and comfortable during our stay and we will definitely be returning!

My 61st Birthday...

5 on July 22, 2014

I could keep this very short and simply write "DITTO" to what was already written, but I'm compelled to write a little more. My husband made the arrangements to celebrate my birthday at Rose Petal Inn. It was fantastic. We had the 7 course Tapas meal and the 8th course was a birthday cake created by Rosanna's daughter (dark chocolate with strawberries), which was simply the best - ever. Besides the inn being a very nice place to stay, the location is excellent as well and we enjoyed a nice walk downtown and along the lake. Breakfast was gourmet and wrapped up our stay nicely! Andrew & Rosanna are friendly and so much fun to visit with.

A great place to stay while visiting the Finger Lakes

5 on July 21, 2014

My friends stayed two night and I stayed one. The room was large and comfortable with a large bathroom attached. The hosts were lovely and the food was great - as good as some of the best restaurants I've ever been to.

Great Hospitality!

5 on July 09, 2014

The hospitality I received at the Rose Petal Inn was relaxing and stimulating at the same time. The food and company were superb. The room was just what I needed for some down time. A most beautiful part of upstate New York. Mary B., Syracuse,NY.

Awesome way to start our vacation!

5 on July 08, 2014

We came from California, as I wanted to show my wife The Finger Lakes and part of Canada. Our first stop was in Geneva, NY and we stayed at the Rose Petal Inn. We were welcomed very warmly by Andrew and Rossana. We loved our room, the Josephina and spent 3 beautiful days in Geneva, NY. The breakfasts were amazing, and what we liked about it was the fact that we had several choices, and between Chef Andrew and Chef Marina (their daughter who is a baking and pastry Chef), we were royally treated. We did their Tapas dinner as well, and we ate like kings! Once of the things my wife appreciated the most was their cleanliness. The place is spotless! We will be back for sure! Kevin and Lauren, California

Deliciously Unforgettable!

5 on July 01, 2014

Unforgettable, outstanding in every regard. Over the years, my wife and I have stayed in many B&Bs as well as fine hotels in the several countries, but the Rose Petal Inn offers far and away the best dining experience at such reasonable prices. Andrew and Rossana Shanklin, with their combined 60 yrs. of culinary experience, have created a meticulously clean, vignette of epicurean perfection complete with fine china, cut crystal, hand painted goblets, silk and satin table linens, and a gourmet menu that will make you think about never going home. Andrew is a published Chef and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu with the talent and heartfelt passion for combining fresh local organic produce and prime cuts of meat with herbs & spices from their private garden to create new masterpieces with each meal. Optional dinners include fresh local vegetables, his signature sauces, slow-cooked pork ribs so delicious we could have made a meal of them entirely. Andrew is also a Sommelier but he is not one to emphasize this or to rest upon his laurels. His emphasis is all about presenting a level of quality and flavor that will refresh your senses and stimulate your palate. The second night we treated ourselves to a very affordable Tapas style dinner: 7 courses of Andrew’s latest recipes served with creative mastery—a sensory fantasia. Rossana's Daughter, Marina is a Bakery Chef. She starts her day preparing breakfast confections… then she breaks into her creative stride. The result is nothing short of spectacular. Blueberry curd jam on Belgian waffles, mascarpone over fresh fruit with a hint of mint, pineapple cheesecake, red velvet muffins with a special cream cheese frosting… Together, Andrew, Rossana, and Marina offer a rare glimpse of a European family style B&B complete with golden age china, a charming and intelligent hostess, and an outstanding menu with unmatched hospitality and reminiscences of her family heritage in four languages. We can’t wait to go back.

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Rooms & Rates

The Adelina

Spacious, comfortable, elegant room with private en-suite bathroom and organic bath products. Queen-size, top of the line mattress for your ultimate comfort, dresser, TV, Wireless high-speed internet throughout the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

The Josephina

Spacious, comfortable, elegant room with private en-suite bathroom and organic bath products. Queen-size, top of the line mattress for your ultimate comfort, dresser, TV, Wireless high-speed internet throughout the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

The Mirella

Spacious, comfortable, elegant room with private en-suite bathroom and organic bath products. Queen-size, top of the line mattress for your ultimate comfort, dresser, TV, Wireless high-speed internet throughout the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

The Grazia

Spacious, comfortable, elegant room with private en-suite bathroom and organic bath products. Queen-size, top of the line mattress for your ultimate comfort, dresser, TV and DVD player, Wireless high-speed internet throughout the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From I-90 take exit 42. Merge into Rte 14 South, which will bring you into downtown Geneva, NY, on Exchange Street. Turn right on Castle Street, then at second light, turn right on Main Street (Byrne Dairy Gas Station will be in front). Proceed to #41 Main Street (it will be on your right).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Copier, Parking , Smart TV with Netflix and Hulu, and Cable channels; turndown service is available upon request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Antiquing, Wine Tours, Musselman, Nascar races, Peasantman, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not allowed in the inn and on its grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have two small dogs who live in the house.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: HWS event weekends, Holidays,Musselman, weekends from 4/1 to 10/31
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit in the amount of $25 is required for all reservations that are not Holiday weekends, HWS weekends, Musselman, Seneca 7. A deposit in the amount of the first night's stay is required for all Holiday weekends, HWS weekends, Musselman, Seneca 7 and are non-refundable. The Rose Petal Inn is located just a few minutes from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, with the following events requiring a two night minimum and are non-refundable, unless the room is re-booked: Hobart and William Smith College Graduation Hobart and William Smith College Reunion Hobart and William Smith College Orientation Hobart and William Smith College Parent’s Weekends Holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, New Year's. Musselman Triathlon Seneca 7 Valentine's weekend
  • Cancellations: A non-refundable deposit in the amount $25 will be charged upon reservation for regular weekends and weekday stays. A one night stay will be charged for non-refundable weekends, which include all holiday weekends, all Hobart and William Smith events (Graduation, Reunions, Orientation, Parent's weekends), Valentine's weekend, Seneca 7, Musselman. If a cancellation is made within 15 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable and your credit card will be charged the full room rate for the entire stay. If we are able to re-book the room , we will send you a a gift certificate, in the amount of your original reservation, minus a $25.00 processing fee, valid for twelve months from the date of issue. If you cancel 2 days or less prior to arrival your card will be charged for the entire stay. For a no show, your card will be charged the full amount of the stay. The Adelina and the Josefina rooms can accommodate an extra guest with a roll away, for an extra $40 per night. Check in is between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A $25 fee per hour will be charged for check-ins later than 10:00 p.m. All check-ins after 7:00 p.m. must be agreed upon by management. Important Notes: We have no control over weather/road conditions, traffic delays, airline cancellations or personal changes. There are no exceptions to these policies; as we may be turning away other guests to honor your reservation. We keep very high standards of cleanliness, therefore eating and drinking, other than water, is not permitted in the guest rooms. Should we find hard to remove stains, or food or drink stains on the bedding, floors, furniture, or bathroom, a $250 cleaning charge will be charged to the credit card on file. Candles, incense or any product with open flame are not permitted in the rooms due to fire code. To maintain the safety of our guests, the Inn is reserved for our guests only. We do not offer tours. The inn is not suitable for children under 17.



Andrew and Rossana Shanklin

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Welcoming guests from around the world, cooking, reading, fishing, traveling.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM to 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Dairy free