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The Willows on Keuka Lake

6893 East Bluff Drive , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)
4.5
10 Reviews
$139 - $210
per night

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About

Established in 2008 by Kathy and Jim Yonge, The Willows Bed & Breakfast has quickly become one of Keuka Lake's premier B&B locations. Six years ago, Kathy Yonge, head chef and Willows proprietor, had a vision to turn her beautiful three-story lakefront home into a Bed & Breakfast. She has succeeded in procuring business from guests as far as Vancouver and Belgium. "I love to cook, accomodate, and create a relaxing atmosphere. That's my recipe. It's really that simple, Plus, Keuka Lake is such a beautiful place. That's 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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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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Beautiful weekend getaway

4.2 on July 21, 2014

We had a great time here. Everything was taken care of and the property is beautiful. Would love to stay here again some time.


Perfect Place for a Finger Lakes Visit

4.6 on July 09, 2014

Beautiful accommodations. The deck, framed by willows, is a wonderful place to spend the evening. We fished off the dock every evening. Although the fish were small (big fish move into deep water in July), they were eager to bite, and catch and release is a fun evening activity. Although there are excellent restaurants in the area, we fixed our own two evenings using the large propane grill for salmon and steak. Kathy is very accommodating and helped us find all needed kitchen utensils. The rooms are tastefully decorated, and the relaxing sound of the water lapping at the lake edge can be heard from the bedroom windows. I don’t know if there is a B&B breakfast competition at Keuka Lake, but if there was one, Kathy would win it. Amazing breakfasts. As a tea drinker, I also appreciated the electric tea kettle reserved for hot water (no coffee-flavored tea!) and the extensive tea collection. The large house and expansive deck area with separate conversation areas provide privacy for everyone so even with a full house, it doesn’t feel crowded. The Willows also is a great launching point for day trips in the area and Kathy gives excellent tips for doing that. The views from the hilltops around the lake are absolutely spectacular. We could not have been more pleased with our stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. I enjoyed your company and lovely conversations. Opening my home and business to those who stay with us is our way of giving you the "extra special " vacation you need and deserve. " making good memories for years to come"


Nothing like spring morning at the Willows!

4.0 on April 22, 2014

I traveled to The Willows from April 11-14 of 2014. I was looking for the perfect place to escape the grind of NYC while at the same time surprising my girlfriend for her birthday. Upon our arrival to the Willows we were stunned by the natural beauty of the lake house and it's surroundings. Our host Kathy made us feel like we were visiting a relative or a favorite aunt. She made us feel so welcomed that we literally forgot we were staying at a B&B. The house and her energy made the place feel cozy and very warm. Our plans were to spend most of our time exploring the vineyards, but often found ourselves rushing back to the lake house to take advantage of the cozy rest inducing atmosphere of our room. Our room boasted to magnificent views of the lake. We were so close to the water that the subtle sounds of the lake splashing up against the house doc/deck were enough to lull you into the most soundest of slumbers. Every morning we woke up excited to see what wonderful breakfast surprise Kathy had in store. She is a fabulous cook and our only regret was that we only got to taste her breakfast spreads. I could only imagine what her dinners are like. Kathy's partner in crime he her husband Jim. Jim joined us for every breakfast and provided us with great stories about the lake house and history of the region. Jim is a lover of all things man cave. Great wine, scotch, hunting, cigars,sports and mob tales. Needless to say the conversations we always entertaining. They did a great job with suggestions on vineyards, restaurants and spas. I would highly recommend The Willows for anyone who is looking to enjoy a weekend of total peace and cozy tranquility.


Complete Peace

4.8 on September 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed at "The Willows" for our anniversary. Starting in the biginning we arrived at the B&B and was promptly greeted by Kathy and John. They were open and welcoming upon arrival. They were on their way out to dinner and asked us if we wanted to come along.... amazing pepole! We asked for suggestions for dinner we did end up eating at the same location (The Liberty in Pen Yan) where we had a great meal. The place is not fancy but the food is very good. Good place after a many hour drive. Coming back to the B&B we checked into our room (all of the rooms are very nice and clean). We stayed in tranquility and loved it. The evening was perfect and we walked down to the end of the dock and it was pure enjoyment. The next morning Kathy had breakfast ready at 8:30am and it was GREAT!!! She is a very good cook and John was certainly entertaining. For the remainder of the day we went wine tasting and enjoyed the area. The following morning another wonderful breakfast and some coffee on the water. THere is no downfalls of staying at "The Willows". Great people, very quiet, and amazing views. One thing to note is that they recently changes to a 4 digit number in the address and most GPS will not recognize this new address. When you make reservations speak to the hosts and have them give you the information you need.


Dan & Laura 7/19 & 7/20

3.6 on July 27, 2013

Wonderful B&B right on the lake. Peaceful and relaxing deck. Near all tne wineries!


great bread and breakfast on keuka lake

4.8 on July 01, 2013

What a great get away and friendly environment. We ate wonderful, creative breakfasts each morning on the porch overlooking beautiful Keuka lake. Kathy was informative and had very interesting historical facts and information about Keuka lake. We had opportunities to take a boat trip to local restaurants and paddled the kayak to enjoy and relax, as well as enjoy wine tasting close by. It was a wonderful get away and really enjoyed getting to meet new people. Can't wait to do it again.


Love the Willows!

4.6 on June 27, 2013

Great place to stay, and great people! Very nice location on the lake. They are very accomodating. Worth a visit!


just what i was looking for!

4.6 on June 13, 2013

the property is beautifully maintained and has a gorgeous deck that overlooks the lake. the guest rooms are elegantly decorated with soothing colors and each have a view of the lake. the owners, kathy and jim were extremely hospitable and friendly. they truely made our girl's getaway most memorable.jim's sense of humor and kathy's amazing breakfast is what will make this B&B a place i will not soon forget.


Friendy B & B

4.6 on April 15, 2013

What a great B & B just off the water, so quiet & peacefull & Kathy was the ultimate hostess! Friendly, warm & what a cook!!


Excellent B+B!

4.8 on February 07, 2013

Great place, loved the outdoor sitting area! Food was awesome!!


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On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, TV

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Wine tasting, Wine tasting, Wine tasting, Wine tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm or later
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on the weekends
  • 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, you will receive a full refund minus a $25.oo service fee if we rebook. If we do not rebook, a refund will not be issued - but we will credit you 60% to be used within 6 months

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathy and Jim Yonge

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Kathy- golf, creating new receipies, reading, making friends Jim- golf, hunting, billards, reading, creating projects

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:45
  • Serving Location: on the deck by the lake shore, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

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


Signature Dish

Fruit filled Crepes


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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