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Finger Lakes B&B

128 South Avenue , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)

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Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast is a casually comfortable 1840's Italianate mansion located on 4.5 acres of manicured lawn and woods with nature trail. Each of our five guest rooms has a private bath en suite, HD TV's with DVD player, air conditioning and wonderful views. Awake to the sounds of birds chirping and breezes blowing through the trees, then head down to a freshly prepared gourmet breakfast featuring local and home grown ingredients. Though secluded, Finger Lakes B&B is only one half mile from the center of Penn Yan and Keuka Lake, and both the Keuka and Seneca Lake wine trails are easily accessible.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Perfect choice for relaxation!

5 on January 04, 2015

Yet again, it was another great stay! From the awesome breakfasts to reading by the fireplace, this is a great place to enjoy a relaxing weekend. It's the only place we ever stay when we're in the Finger Lakes!

Great stay at Finger Lakes B&B

4.4 on October 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Finger Lakes B&B in Penn Yan October 16-19. The hosts are very friendly and offered wonderful advice about places to visit and restaurants to consider. We would return again without hesitation.

Finger Lakes B&B Stay

4.8 on October 21, 2014

The house itself is wonderfully restored and the surroundings are just perfect for a serene and peaceful long weekend away. The cleanliness of this B&B is astounding! The knowledge and friendliness of the hosts was refreshing and the breakfasts the host put together for us were worthy of the first page of any first class cooking magazine! Just a wonderful experience all around!

Outstanding innkeepers

3.8 on October 02, 2014

We were especially impressed by Casey and Cindy's knowledge of the area and their spot-on recommendations of places to eat and things to do.

Felt like a guest in the home of a friend

5 on September 02, 2014

Just had my first visit to the Finger Lakes B&B. We were enchanted the minute we turned into the drive - I felt like I was entering a secret world. The pictures don't prepare you for the sense of "I've arrived" that you'll get at your first glimpse of the house. The house itself is gorgeous and, as other reviewers have noted, immaculate. Big porch with views of the forest was a great place to enjoy a glass of wine. The bed was super comfortable and the rooms were very quiet - although it was a "full house," we never heard a peep from other rooms. One of us is a strict vegan, and Cindy gracefully accommodated this diet. We got great tips on biking opportunities and on wineries to visit (the Shaw rieslings were particularly appealing). Good restaurant suggestions from Casey and Cindy led us to some great Mexican food. I've stayed in many B&Bs, and Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is absolutely top drawer. We'll definitely return.

Peacefulness in Penn Yan

4.2 on August 31, 2014

stayed here for 3 nights in late August , went up to be close to wineries on Keuka and Seneca lakes _the location was perfect for that , the price was good the service was excellent . Cindy and Casey were very good hosts and cooks we even were serenaded with some live jazz music one night ...definitely consider this place if you're looking for a great bed and breakfast in the Penn Yan Finger Lakes area

Will stay here again in the future.

4.2 on August 14, 2014

Cindy can really cook a great breakfast! They went out of their way (Cindy and Casey) to accommodate a patron who was a vegetarian. Lots of books, games and local information available at the house.

Lovely place.

4.2 on July 25, 2014

Very kind hospitable people. I would stay there again.

Great Finger Lakes Find

5 on July 10, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Finger Lakes B&B in early July and were thrilled with our B&B choice. Cindy is a fantastic cook and Casey was incredibly helpful in planning our winery itinerary. We will stay there again!

quick, comfortable stay

3.4 on April 21, 2014

It was a beautiful property but out stay was short so we did not get to enjoy the outdoors. The location was very convenient to town. Cindy and Casey were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable in their home.

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Rooms & Rates

Sculpture Room

The Sculpture Room has a beautiful four poster queen size bed and private bath with radiant heated floor. Large windows with original trim overlook both the manicured front lawn and the wooded area to one side.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Music Room

The Music Room features a queen size canopy bed and colors of white, cream and chocolate. This room has a private bath with radiant heated floor and has a view of the woods.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Painting Room

Monet prints were the inspiration for this room. It features light oak furniture and restful colors of sage, navy and cream. This room has a full bath with tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Photography Room

Also called the Sun Room due to the five windows, this room has lots of light and colors of blue, cream, green and yellow. The queen bed of white iron with crystal finials and white wicker furniture add to the tropical feel. The Photography Room has a private bath with heated tiled floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Theater Room

Views of the treetops inspired the natural colors used in this cozy room. The queen bed has an iron headboard with leaf motif, and there is a private bath with shower and radiant heated floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149


Location Type

Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

Take I90 East to Albany to exit 44. Merge onto 332 toward Canandaigua. Turn left onto 20 and 5. Turn right onto route 14A. Turn left onto South Avenue at the blinking light.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have 2 indoor cats in our private area only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights minimum stay on weekends during high season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for a credit card number just to hold the reservation, but no charges are made until you check in.
  • Cancellations: We ask that if you must cancel to give us at least two weeks notice prior to check in. With less than two weeks notice, there will be a $50.00 cancellation fee. No shows will be charged the full amount of their reservation. There will be no refunds for early departures.



Casey Kowalski and Cindy DeLano Kowalski

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About the innkeepers

We are interested in music, art, theatre, literature, hiking and biking, fine wine and dining. We have two indoor cats that are not allowed outside of our private area.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Screened in porch, Wrap around porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs in the hole
Ingredients include naan, spinach, candied bacon and asiago cheese.


128 South Avenue , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)

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