Black Sheep Inn is an historic Octagon house lovingly restored with style, grace and charm. Your Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast experience begins here in Hammondsport, voted by Budget Travel as the “2012 Coolest Small Town in America.” Hammondsport sits at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, centrally located to the many award-winning wineries, micro-breweries, local cheese producers and a tremendous selection of cultural and outdoor activities. No need to pack and un-pack in several places, we are just a short scenic drive to everywhere you want to go! Open all year long, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa is open whenever you need to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. We offer distinctive Spa services to ensure an unforgettable massage experience. Our focus is your comfort, from our emphasis on local & seasonal organic ingredients, to our hand crafted soaps and spa products. With the support of local, organic farmers, we can provide you with the ultimate Farm to Table experience here in Hammondsport. Our indulgent breakfasts are sourced from within a mere 50 miles or less from the Inn, which allows us to offer you the freshest possible ingredients. Co-owner and in-house chef, Debbie is also well versed at a wide range of dietary restrictions, from Gluten Free, Vegan, GAPS, Paleo, and many more. You have peace of mind knowing that your special dietary needs will be met, and with a chef’s flair.
5 on December 09, 2014
This was a great find for a great weekend birthday celebration. We arrived on Friday at 5 for a couples massage. We were so relaxed and content we napped for a few hours before having dinner. Because we thought ahead and didn't want to go out into the cold after our massages we brought in a light dinner. Debbie took our fixins and set a lovely table for us in the common room on the second floor. The hospitality we were offered was priceless. The farm to table breakfasts were fun and delicious and we much appreciated Debbie's descriptions of her creations. We also spent time talking with Deb and Marc about the house, their art, their move from Cleveland to the Finger Lakes and much more. The Inn is close to Corning and we spent one day at the Museum of Glass and eating in town and then Sunday we visited a few boutique wineries which Deb & Marc recommended. From beginning to end this was a great trip - only 2.5 hours from Buffalo - and my partner and I eagerly spread the word to our family and friends back home. We are now thinking about renting out the entire Inn for a weekend with our best friends.
5 on July 28, 2014
My husband and I have stayed in several inns in the past, but our three-night stay at the Black Sheep Inn far surpassed them all. The rooms were beautiful, neat and clean; the breakfasts were as delicious as they were creative; and the Innkeepers, well I just can't say enough about them. If we so much as mentioned an interest in a particular activity, they were on the phone making reservations or arrangements. And their recommendations on the sights to see were spot-on every time. I will be recommending the Black Sheep Inn to anyone/everyone planning on visiting the Finger Lakes Region.
4.8 on July 21, 2014
My mom and I just returned from a three night stay with Debbie and Marc and as two people who have collectively stayed at quite a few B&Bs I can honestly say that these are the two most welcoming and accomodating inn-keepers either of us has ever encountered. From the moment I began to book until we pulled out of the drive after our stay, Debbie and Marc did everything to make us feel welcomed and taken care of. The inn's location is ideal if you want to be close to the lake, visit wineries, and/or spend time enjoying the local arts' scene. During our trip, Debbie and Marc helped us with all of this and more.
5 on April 19, 2014
My wife and I recently returned to the Black Sheep for our 2nd visit, this time to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about our weekend was perfect. Staying with Debbie and Marc is like visiting old friends...it couldn't have been more relaxing. From the moment I booked our stay to the minute we left to return home...every single minute was enjoyable. Debbie took care of booking all our excursions including a pottery class and a wonderful 4 hour wine tour in a stretch limo!! The massages were a perfect way to start off our stay and the food...oh, the food!! We thoroughly enjoyed catching up over a few glasses of wine too! We are already planning for our THIRD trip back! Anyone looking for an A-class establishment to get away from the hustle and bustle need to call Marc & Debbie and get in at the Black Sheep!
5 on March 29, 2014
All I can say is wow! I have to say I didn't really know what to expect, as this was my first stay at a B&B. I half expected a hotel experience, but that's not what we received. The hospitality, conversations, the gourmet food, the cardamon-spiced coffee, the clean & well maintained accommodations (not a spec of dust in a house filled with antiques and books)... we're definitely going back.
5 on February 02, 2014
Stayed here for the 2nd time, and can't wait to go back. Debbie and Marc are so welcoming and truly make their guests feel like family. They are more than willing to help with any plans, and always have great recommendations for the area! Oh, and breakfast... To die for!
4.6 on November 14, 2013
I rented the Curtiss Room for my parents for a short stay while they were in town visiting. Marc and Debbie were fantastic in accommodating a late-night entry and had fresh coffee and a fabulous breakfast in the morning. The room was charming and elegant. My parents said the bed was very comfortable. I would highly recommend a stay here, and in fact, would treat my family to another visit!
5 on August 17, 2013
While planning a trip to the Finger Lakes, I came across excellent reviews of The Black Sleep Inn . The Inns web site was informative, attractive and held my attention so I called. From the moment Deb answered the phone I was a fan. A few minutes into the call I had changed from a two nights stay to three,plus booked a sailing excursion and a wine tour. Deb and Marc not only met our needs they warmed our souls... Debs a feeder ,with a knowledge of nutrition and an artistry for plating! Marc has a trained eye for design, the Inn ...his canvas! My Husband was so impressed that he wrote in the guest book himself. This lovely ,talented couple run a B&B they way a B&B should be ran. Check out the unique gifts for sale and book your tours with the Inn You will know why when you open your Black Sheep Inn Cooler! Greg & Lantha
4.6 on June 30, 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Black Sheep B and B in Hammondsport NY. Wonderfully friendly hosts and very helpful. Clean, neat and interesting accommodations in a nice little town on the finger lakes. Will visit again.
5 on May 22, 2013
The inns owners were very kind and inviting. They provided great local knowledge which made our trip to the wineries that much better. The rooms were generous and the beds were amazing. The inn was impeccably clean (seriously, the cleanest place I have ever stayed). Overall it was exactly what I expected and more, I would absolutely look to them first next time I'm in the area.
The Wood Room has special meaning as it is named for our neighbor Paul Wood, who is the great-great grandson of Timothy Younglove, the builder of our magnificent octagon house, and he occupied this room in his youth. In the Wood Room you will find a relaxed environment, decorated in warm tones and calming fabrics, that features a full-size vintage iron bed, a comfy down-filled duvet, and beautiful and plush hand-knotted William Morris-esque rug. And as with all of the guest rooms in our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, the Wood Room offers a private bath with tub and shower that features an exposed brick chimney and authentic William Morris wallpaper over the painted bead board. And don’t forget to enjoy our organic handmade soaps!
Nightly Rate: $159 - $159
The Younglove Room gets its name from the original owner and builder of our 1859 octagon house. Along with constructing the octagon house, Timothy Meigs Younglove was one of the founding members of the Pleasant Valley Winery in 1860, and an important local businessman. The guest room that bears his name, The Younglove Room, exhibits an inviting and stately charm, with deep rich colors and a queen-size sleigh bed over a lush hand-knotted rug. Off of the upstairs front hall, this room offers a southeastern view of the picturesque landscape across the valley. And as with all of the guest rooms in our Keuka Lake bed and breakfast, The Younglove Room offers an overstuffed down-filled duvet, a private bath with tub and shower, featuring historic wallpaper reproduced from an early 19th century design over the painted bead board. And don’t forget to enjoy our organic handmade soaps!
Nightly Rate: $199 - $199
The Curtiss Room is named after world-renowned pioneer aviator, inventor, and Hammondsport native, Glenn H. Curtiss. This well appointed room offers a Mission-style queen bed and a comfy down-filled duvet, as well as a plush hand-knotted Tibetan rug. The Curtiss room is decorated in a style that conveys a sense of romance through travel and invention. The blue walls in this room could represent either the waters of Keuka Lake or the skies of the Finger Lakes region, and resonate a true feeling of calm and serenity, aided by the picturesque view from the Curtiss Room showing a wooded area across the valley. And as with all of the guest rooms in our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, the Curtiss Room features a spacious private bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower, walk-in closet, and a subtle printed wallpaper over the painted bead board. And don’t forget to enjoy our handmade organic soaps!
Nightly Rate: $199 - $199
The Pleasant Valley Room is named for the pastoral valley in which the Black Sheep Inn and Spa sits. The largest room on the second floor of our Keuka Lake bed and breakfast, this room offers a colorful escape from everyday life with furnishings and fabrics reminiscent of the beautiful colors found in Pleasant Valley during the spring and summer months. Overlooking the landscaped stone courtyard, the Pleasant Valley Room presents a king-size bed with a comfy down-filled duvet, spacious seating area over a luxurious area rug and large closet for your comfort and convenience. And as with all of our guest rooms, The Pleasant Valley Room offers a private bath with glass-enclosed shower, featuring historic hummingbird wallpaper reproduced from a 1908 design. And don’t forget to enjoy our organic handmade soaps!
Nightly Rate: $249 - $249
Welcome to The Taylor Suite, our expansive first floor guest room at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa. Aptly designated for a long history with the Taylor name, this first floor suite proudly offers a king-size bed featuring a down-filled decorative duvet, with plush upholstered headboard, luxurious decorative fabrics, and a sophisticated and inviting color scheme. Some of the many amenities incorporated into this suite include a hand-knotted woven area rug displaying a primitive grape motif, a romantic private patio and direct access to the stone courtyard out back. As well as an eclectic mix of beautifully restored antique pieces, one of the special finds in this suite is a vintage oak Murphy bed, which accentuates the spacious seating area. Secluded in its own wing, the Taylor Suite offers considerable privacy if you choose, and yet is very accessible to the Inn. And of course this largest room in our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast would not be complete without the private bath
Nightly Rate: $279 - $279
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.)
DIRECTIONS TO OCTAGON I-86/Route 17 (Southern Tier Expressway) Take I-86/Rte.17 to Bath/Hammondsport, NY EXIT 38 Exit I-86 at Bath/Hammondsport Exit, proceed to Stop and TURN LEFT. This puts you on Route 54 North. Proceed on Rte.54 through Bath to Liberty Street and TURN LEFT. You will see the sign for Hammondsport at this intersection. There is also a little Tourist Info stand on the opposite corner. Once you have turned, you will still be on Rte.54. Continue NORTH on Rte.54 about 6.5 miles to Pleasant Valley Rd., and TURN LEFT. On the left side, at this intersection, you will see the Pleasant Valley Inn, which you can’t miss because it’s a big Pink building. Now you’re on our street, (Pleasant Valley Road), proceed past the Cold Brook Inn, and follow the road as it curves to the right, continue past the large stone buildings, (Great Western Winery) and our house will be on the left at 8329 Pleasant Valley Road.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rockwell Museum, western art, Corning Museum of glass/Gaffer district, Curtiss Museum, Aviation, Numerous wineries (see website), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer , other food items, Ironing Board, Iron, hairdryers available upon, Fridge available for guests for leftovers, and, request.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Antiquing, Museums, Farm to table dining, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Debbie and Marc
they are no cats in the Inn
Outdoor hiking, biking, water sports, cooking, gardening, reading, arts, stained glass, mixed media, recycling, Farm to Table, Local, Organic and sustainable food
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , macrobiotic, gluten, Raw, organic, Vegan, Farm to Table, GAPS, Grain Free, Gluten Free
At the Black sheep Inn we believe that you are what you eat. And so in keeping with that philosophy, we are fostering relationships with local farmers, who provide our eggs, meats & cheeses. These locally raised organic and free-range products are utilized here for our breakfast for your enjoyment. In preparing our meals utilizing the best products we can hand select, means you, our guest, are receiving the best we can offer. A healthy diet is the best medicine. We take great pleasure in offering Raw, Vegetarian/vegan, Macro-biotic, gluten free, Celiac and many other specialized "diet" menus, just let us know how we may assist when your making reservations at the Inn. We have personally chosen to eat Organic for many years, but when the opportunity came along to promote it, and share some information about why we eat this way, it was a clear choice for us. With all the reading, research and conversations with our vendors, we know that this food just plain tastes better. And knowing who is growing and handling our food is so important to us. We spend a lot of time researching whom we want to work with, so we know we are offering the best meals possible. In keeping with our mission of providing the best possible meals to you, our guests, we will refer you to chef owned, local Finger Lakes restaurants. It has been our experience that these establishments care as much as we do about the meals they serve.
Do you appreciate a fine handcrafted brew? Take a trip on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, where you will experience the best local brews and get to taste their seasonal specialties. There are several itineraries to choose from, and we can even help you create a custom loop just for you. Your package itinerary includes our indulgent organic Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfasts, our Inn Harvest cooler filled with a wide selection of local cheeses, veggies, crackers and dips to enjoy during your time on the Beer Trail, and one of our signature, insulated 64 ounce growlers to keep your favorite brew fresh for the ride home. Complimentary Beer Trail maps are available, and take home a special gift from the Inn, too. Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, a premier Keuka Lake bed and breakfast, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $85.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy, all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights. When reserving your room, be sure to add the Finger Lakes Beer Trail package to your itinerary. You may also want to leave the driving to us with a 4, 5 or 6-hour tour, where we will drive you in comfort and luxury to the breweries you select, and give you the peace of mind to have all the fun you want.
This Girlfriend Getaway is all about you and your friends coming together for a fun and relaxing time together. Whether it’s your college buddies, your fellow moms, or just a group of close friends, the Black Sheep Inn is the place to meet and get the party started. Your package itinerary includes our indulgent organic Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfast each morning, a visit to two of our favorite boutique Keuka Lake wineries for wine and chocolate pairings, and once you return to the Inn, a private rejuvenating spa treatment. And saving the best for last, you and your friends will enjoy an afternoon of local shopping, whether its handmade pottery, antiques, or just souvenirs for your friends and family back home. Be sure to schedule a jewelry-making class in our Studio at the Octagon, on the grounds of the Inn, to create your one-of-a-kind keepsake to take home. Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $135.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy, all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights When reserving your room, be sure to add the Girlfriend Getaway package to your itinerary.
We invite you to enjoy an incomparable food & wine weekend, where you will visit many of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail wineries, taste over 25 wines, sample each location’s food pairings and receive a complimentary wine glass. Our Keuka Lake Wine Trail package includes our indulgent Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfast each morning, two tickets to the wine trail event of your choosing, a $25 Keuka Lake Wine Trail Certificate valid at Luna Mezza Grill, located nearby in the village of Hammondsport, is included for your dining pleasure and convenience. and a special gift from the Inn. Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Event Dates for 2015: February 14-15 Keuka Wine and Cheese lovers event March 21-22 A Taste for Tapas event May 2-3 Keuka in Bloom event* June 13-14 or 27-28 BBQ at the Wineries event September 19-20 Harvest celebration event November 7-8 or 14-15 Keuka holidays event * * Add an additional $30.00 per person for these event weekends Package pricing is $75.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy and all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights When reserving your room, be sure to add the Keuka Lake Wine Trail package to your itinerary.
Treat yourself to a Finger Lakes getaway designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. While here at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, you will start your day with an invigorating Hot Stone Massage before sitting down to our indulgent, organic Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfast. Afterwards, you’re welcome to just lounge in your robe and relax, or grab a good book and soak in the sun in our stone courtyard. There might still be time for a quick nap before heading out to sample some Finger Lakes wine at our favorite Keuka Lake boutique wineries. Finish your day with a great dinner in Hammondsport, and then a casual stroll down to the park on the edge of beautiful Keuka Lake to take in the lakefront scenery. After a restful retreat here at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, you will take home a pampering spa basket to help you perpetuate that feeling of wellness. You will also take home a special gift from the Inn! Included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, an historic Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $175.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy and all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights When reserving your room, be sure to add the Finger Lakes Wellness package to your itinerary.
A romantic retreat is a fun and relaxing time for any couple to reconnect, talk and well...you know the rest. Your romantic getaway to the Black Sheep Inn and Spa includes a romantic couples massage, followed by a private, indulgent candlelit, organic Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfast your first morning. Later that afternoon, you may choose to spend time strolling the lakefront of Keuka Lake, visiting the shops in the quaint village of Hammondsport, or enjoying a Finger Lakes wine and chocolate pairing at one of the local Keuka Lake boutique wineries. You will also take home a special gift from the Inn! Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, an historic Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $135.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy and all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights When reserving your room, be sure to add the Romantic Finger Lakes Retreat package to your itinerary.
The Tiffany & Treasures Trail is a self-guided adventure in the fire arts treasures and Tiffany glass of yesterday and today, right here in Corning & the Finger Lakes. Sites include working potters, glass artists, museums, and buildings completely designed by L.C. Tiffany. In addition to the inspiring works and artists you will encounter along the trail, we’ve arranged for you to have a personal session at Rocky Hill Pottery, one of the pottery studios on the Trail. And then add to your artistic repertoire, select from a private instruction in Stained Glass or Beaded jewelry-making, utilizing glass beads at the Studio at the Octagon or Glass blowing experience at Corning Museum Of Glass. Whichever you choose, with some instruction from our artists, you’ll take home a beautiful handmade creation of your own making, Your package itinerary includes our indulgent, organic Finger Lakes Farm to Table breakfast each morning, two 90-minute instructive, hands-on sessions with our Trail artists, and 2 tickets to Corning Museum of Glass. We’ll provide you with a touring map of all participating Tiffany & Treasures partners too. Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, an historic Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $155.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy and all taxes and gratuities are included.
Choose between a dewy Finger Lakes sunrise, or a cool Hammondsport summer evening lift-off from a local grass airfield, and watch the ground fade away as your Hot Air Balloon climbs for the sky. You're heading up with Carroll and his well-trained staff for the ride of a lifetime in a Hot Air Balloon! With great anticipation you’re up and off the ground for a 60-90 minute flight, and before you know it, you see water. In fact, you see all of Keuka Lake! This is you & your partner or the friends you've known for 40 years, celebrating life and each other. When you land, you will raise a glass to yourself, each other and the team that took you all the way up and safely back again. Your package itinerary includes your Hot Air Balloon flight, our indulgent organic Farm to Table breakfast each morning, and two tickets to the Curtiss Museum, a great way to round out your airborne vacation to the Black Sheep Inn and Hammondsport. Also included in your stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, a premier Hammondsport bed and breakfast, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners. Package pricing is $315.00 per person, and is based on double occupancy and all taxes and gratuities are included. Too much to see and do, extend your stay beyond two nights and receive a $25.00 per night discount on any additional nights. When reserving your room, be sure to add the Finger Lakes Hot Air Balloon package to your itinerary.