Located in the Finger Lakes region between Elmira and Corning, New York. 1864 Greek Revival farmhouse sheltered by century old Sugar Maple trees. Experience classy comfort in relaxing surroundings.
5 on October 06, 2015
Donna and Rick are hospitable but calm and inobtrusive. The Sleigh Room was comfortable and clean, with a fireplace and modern walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. Donna is a wonderful baker, and the breakfast presentation was artistic as well as delicious. We were looking for a place in Corning on a busy weekend, and found this place instead! So glad we did. You need to drive back to Elmira for dinner, but it isn't that far. The B&B has a notebook of restaurant menus so you can make your decision before you go.
5 on July 02, 2013
Donna & Rick, we can't say enough, we tell everyone we can about the wonderful stay at the B.&B. Breakfast, AMAZING.. Thank You. Lisa really feels at home at your place, and the robe to put on after a shower is a great added comfort.
5 on June 06, 2013
My daughter graduated from Elmira College this past weekend. I shed a few tears at the Candlelight Ceremony and at the graduation itself. I also had to fight back tears as said goodby to my friend, Donna and Rick, for (hopefully not) the last time. I have frequented the Rufus Tanner House many times since our first visit 5 1/2 years ago during my daughter's college search. I've stayed in every room, and have relished each 3-course breakfast, ever grateful for the respite afforded by this comfortable, peaceful, home away from home. I've met marathoners, wine tasters, and passers-by. The Rufus Tanner House was my sanctuary when visiting my college coed. Now, it is my destination location, and I look forward to my return!
4.0 on November 03, 2011
We had a two night stay that was a great value and very convenient for visiting Corning and the Soaring Museum. Anyone staying at the Rufus Tanner House B&B can expect spacious comfortable rooms and an exceptional breakfast. Guest should not be surprised that noise from other guests does travel to other rooms in the house. This is typical in just about any 1860's converted farm house. We will definetly be back.
5 on October 24, 2011
I have stayed at the Rufus Tanner House many times, and can now say that I have stayed in every room they have available! My most recent visit found me in the Empire Room, a lovely 2nd floor corner room with a gas powered fireplace. It was an unseasonably cold, damp weekend and I was glad for it because my room warmed me, heart and soul!
5 on October 23, 2011
Donna and Rick make you feel right at home. It is a cozy get away. I'll be back!
4.8 on October 12, 2011
This is the first time we've stayed at Rufus Tanner; one of the best B&B's we've visited! It's well run and all the details are taken care of, and then some. Very conveniently located between Elmira (15 minutes) and Corning (20 minutes). Donna and Rick take care of all the details and make sure their guests have what they need. Lots of places to sit and read or visit. Friendly pets ready to keep you company if you wish! Breakfast is just right; everything is fresh and portions are perfect.
5 on October 07, 2011
Really an excellent experience. Food was excellent and rooms were comfortable. The innkeepers know the area well and were always available without being obtrusive. Highly recommend.
4.8 on October 06, 2011
My husband and I had the most amazing visit. We look forward to returning again next year.
4.8 on October 06, 2011
The innkeepers are warm and hospitable and the room suited us perfectly. The breakfast was superb and made to suit my vegetarian needs.
Countryside, Small town
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Aviation museums, Corning Museum of Glass, Ice hockey arena, Fishing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Off street parking for cars, RV's, cycle trailers, beverages/snacks
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Donna and Rick Powell
Sailing, wooden boat restoration, gardening, reading, camping, canoeing, kayaking, miniture boat making.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian