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The Elephas

3689 Cayuga St. , Interlaken, NY 14847 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$135 - $275
per night

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The Elephas is located in the lovely village of Interlaken, NY, in the middle of the Finger Lakes between beautiful Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. It is a beautiful old stately house (Turn of the Century) that was built in 1870 and still has original woodwork visible throughout the house. When you stay with us you will be minutes away from the lakes. Interlaken is about 20 minutes north of Ithaca, home of Ithaca College and Cornell University, and great restaurants and shopping too! Seneca Falls, (It’s A Wonderful Life!) Geneva and Waterloo (great outlet shopping) are to the north about 20 minutes. The Village of Interlaken, NY is in the heart of the Historic Wine Trail. So, if you're looking for great wine and food with superb treatment, you will love it! There are Casinos in the area; Finger Lakes Casino and Tioga Downs Casino, and there is great history too. The Women’s Rights Museum in Seneca Falls where the movement began, the William Seward Mansion and the Harriet Tubman House both in Auburn, NY. There are many historical sites in the Finger Lakes! There are many opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming for all. The Elephas is located minutes from some of the great State Parks in the area such as Taughannock Falls State Park, Lodi State Park, Cayuga Lake State Park and Sampson State Park. You will also have a great opportunity to shop at great “authentic” Amish Markets.

Rooms & Rates

Large Suite

Large Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165/$0

Small Suite

Small Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $165/$0

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.3

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The Best Kept Secret- The Elephas- Finger Lakes Region

4.6 on November 27, 2013

I was WOWED from beginning to end during my stay at the Elephas. It is quaint, charming, and cozy with large rooms. Also, it is perfect access to wineries, culture, and splendid waterfalls. The innkeeper, Robert Colston, is a gracious host and pure gentleman who is extremely helpful and friendly.


4.8 on November 23, 2013

I had the most fantastic stay in the Finger Lakes region, thanks to my host, Robert at the Elephas B&B. There were warm, elegantly staged rooms with character and style. Robert was one of the most enjoyable host I've ever encountered. A semi-retired actor who gives you a performance with every discussion. Well worth the investment !

Wonderful host

3.6 on October 18, 2013

The best thing about Elphas was Robert who was a gracious, interesting host. The house was pleasant and the room large.

awesome place to stay

5 on September 03, 2013

The caretaker, Robert is the nicest person you will meet. He is very well educated, well spoken, mannered and friendly. We enjoyed his company and the stay. We even visited for hours on the back deck talking about a wide variety of topics. Very nice house, clean rooms, lots of room, and quiet. Great value for the money and love to return there at a future date.

Heartbreak Hotel

5 on September 17, 2012

I am a B&B girl, but the Elephas B&B in the Finger Lakes recently broke my heart…. Because I had to leave! It’s my new home away from home! It brought back so many memories of my country roots. I got organic greens from the Amish market, and escaped the heat wading in Watkins Glen waterfalls pool, and strolling along the Seneca Lake shore. The Elephas stole my heart and I’m going to get it back. Gerri – Yonkers, NY

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Location Type

Amish Markets, Casinos, Wineries, Airport, Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional)

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Antique Shops, Authenic Amish Markets, Hiking and Swimming, Boating&Fishing, Wine Tating, Lake Tours by Boat, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Private entrance, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 11am
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days



Robert Colston

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Running my B&B,fishing , boating ,cooking and gardening. Tour Guiding (Licensed NYC Tour Guide) and Tour Director.Semi-Retired actor from the stage,screen and tv (member AEA,SAG AFTRA),Conversationalist!

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  • Time Served: 7am
  • Serving Location: In Town Diner, Breakfast/dining area

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3689 Cayuga St. , Interlaken, NY 14847 USA (Show map)

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