The Willows on Keuka Lake

6893 East Bluff Drive , Pen Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)


Seven years ago, Kathy Yonge, head chef and Willows proprietor, had a vision to turn her beautiful three-story lakefront home into a Bed & Breakfast. The Willows offer a unique quality to B & B's by being on the lakeshore, offering guests a relaxing time by the water or use kayaks, floats, go swimming, or fishing. Boat tours available for all guests for a small fee. Breakfast is my time be creative and offer guests a quality feast. "I love to cook, accomodate, and create a relaxing atmosphere. "Keuka Lake is such a beautiful place", is the first thing guests mention when they arrive at the Willows B&B. As for me, I am truly blessed to have lived and raised my family here."



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Simply outstanding!

5 on July 26, 2016

The location is perfect - right on the water in a quiet area. Cathy and Jim couldn't be any nicer. They are so willing to accomodate you in any way. Cathy has amazing culinary skills! Jim's boat ride around the lake was so interesting and fun. I could sit on their deck every night for years and years - it's that nice.

Innkeeper Response
We thank you for your wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again.


4.0 on July 26, 2016

If you are looking for a five star hotel, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking to kick back & relax, with Great Hosts, clean & comfortable rooms, with a fantastic view, This Place Is For You!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind words and enjoyed our visit with you.

Wonderful time at the Willows

5 on July 25, 2016

Beautiful and scenic, coupled with great hospitality and access to great wineries on both Keuka and Seneca. Owners really made us feel welcome and were great resources in terms of information on things to do in the area. Definitely take the little cruise with Jim. Hoping to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for posting such a lovely review. We would love to see you in the future.

July 4

4.2 on July 19, 2016

Great hospitality and a great weekend overall! Would go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, so happy you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again.

Wonderful weekend

4.8 on July 16, 2016

Our stay at The Willows exceeded our expectations.The rooms were lovely and comfortable. We had use of most of the house, but spent most of our time outside on the deck enjoying beautiful Keuka Lake. There is plenty to do, with kayaks and canoes available, or you can just relax and unwind. Our hosts felt like long time friends, they were so friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts were exceptional! We were blown away. It was truly a wonderful weekend and we can't wait to go back.

Relaxing Honeymoon Stay

5 on July 11, 2016

Kathy and Jim are wonderful hosts! Kathy's breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented. Jim always has a good story or suggestion of where to eat/visit. Can't wait to come back for our anniversary! Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy your honeymoon was a wonderful memory. We look forward to seeing you again on your anniversary.

July 4 Stay in cottage

3.6 on July 08, 2016

Great location and very nice accommodations. Owners were super friendly and great hosts.

Beautiful views with a little wine on the side

4.0 on July 06, 2016

My husband and another couple had heard about a new kind of wine country by the Finger Lakes, NY. I located The Willows B&B and we booked 2 rooms, Tranquility and Serenity. Kathy and Jim were wonderful hosts, full of stories and laughter as well as marvelous breakfasts. We even got to go to dinner by way of pontoon boat thanks to their son who took us. The rooms were quiet and clean. Tranquility room is in the middle and does not have a bathroom in the room. It is across the hall but it is the biggest bathroom. A bit of an inconvenience but well overlooked. They do have an old dog (Lady) so at times the house had a 'dog' smell. Overall we loved the location, the owners were friendly, breakfast was great and the views.... oh those views from their deck are something we will treasure for a long time.. Oh yes, and the reason we went..... wines! Tasty and close by. We will be back!


5 on July 03, 2016

Staying at The Willows on Keuka Lake was an outstanding experience. Our hosts, Kathy and Jim, were warm and welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. They were accommodating and generous with your time and attention without infringing upon our privacy. The morning breakfast was scrumptious! The house on the lake is so peaceful. Our bedroom overlooked the water. Sitting on the deck with our morning coffee and the stillness of the lake helped dissolve the tensions of the previous week. We will definitely return when we're in the area.

Paradise in the New York finger lakes region

5 on August 31, 2014

This B&B is one of the finest we have experienced. Positives: Truly gourmet breakfasts with large portions; friendly, accommodating innkeeper; lots of extra niceties, including big, fluffy towels, full-size health and beauty aids (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, flushable wipes, makeup remover wipes); beautifully furnished; comfortable beds; beautiful decks overlooking Keuka Lake; total relaxation! Negatives: three-story home with entrance on top level, rooms on second level, and dining and decks on lower level. Lots of steep steps to negotiate, and there is no avoiding them. Room we chose because of king bed had a private bath, but we had to be dressed to go into the hall and across to the bath. As much as we loved this B&B, we would not return unless an elevator were to be installed, and a king room with bath within the room were to be added.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for all the positive remarks. Elevator? Where would I put it? So you did not like my built in step-a-aerobics, so sorry, really!! Living on a lake side has it's pluses and minus and I will miss seeing you again.

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Rooms & Rates


queen bed, private bath with extra amenities, corner room with views to east and north. Air conditioner and ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


King Bed, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, and private bath

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Queen bed, air conditioning, view west to lake and south west, ceiling fan, and private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Queen bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bath, and scenic view to the south west.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Private cottage across the road from the B&B. Two bedrooms and one bath. A great room with a full kitchen, dining and sitting area. Gorgeous cathedral ceilings with wood throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

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Location Type

Lakefront, Lakeview, Small town, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 165 miles

Directions to property:

SET GPs to to Keuka College, central Ave , Penn Yan NY. From the college to our B&B is 3 miles going south on East Bluff Dr. (Central Ave and E. Bluff are the same road) the lake will be on your left when traveling south.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, cheese trail, local breweries, wine tasting, boat rentals, paddle board rentals, hiking trails, biking, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos , lake side setting: swimming, fishing, kayaking, sunbathing, on deck relaxing with fire-pit and heaters when needed.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm or later
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Certain areas outside for smoking.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on the weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If the cancellation is made two or more weeks in advance, a full refund will be issued. If the reservation is cancelled within two weeks of your reservation date and we are able to rebook the room, you will receive a full refund minus a $35.00 service fee. If we do not rebook, a refund will not be issued - but we will give you a gift certificate at 60% of the rate to be used within 12 months.



Kathy and Jim Yonge

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Kathy- creating new receipies, reading, making friends spending time with my grandchildren ;Jim- golf, hunting, billards, reading, creating projects

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  • Time Served: 8:30am or 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Coverd area on the deck by the lake shore , Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , will accomodate for, lactose and gluten C

Signature Dish

Fruit filled Crepes


Special Package

Summer Specials

Willows B & B has partnered with PALS to give you a wine tour package with your stay "taste wine and let someone else do the driving" Pals is offering a low rate of $50+(tax and tip) an hour, per couple, to check out wines, brews, and places

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