Relax in the comfort of our 1825 Federal-style, historic home. Three spacious, beautifully decorated rooms, one suite, all with private baths. Large common room and porch for your use. Full family-style breakfast served daily. Swimming pool available June-Labor Day, weather permitting. Ideal for girls' weekend, romantic getaway, or good time with friends. Families welcome. Easy walking to restaurants, antiques, museums, Seneca-Cayuga Canal, Women's Rights attractions. Close to wineries, area lakes, hiking, cycling, kayaking, boating, NYS Thruway, Waterloo Premium Outlets, NY Chiropractic College, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
3.8 on June 13, 2016
A wonderful old Victorian B&B with homey touches everywhere. Lovely old neighborhood, close to downtown Seneca Falls, great personalized breakfasts and a great claw-foot tub in our bathroom!
5 on June 13, 2016
Love this b and b. Carol is gracious and kind. Rooms are clean well appointed and the food is outstanding. We stay here when we visit our son and NYCC.
5 on May 25, 2016
We had a great time there. The rooms and hospitality were top notch. If you are looking for a place to stay while you are in Seneca Falls, this is the place.
4.6 on May 21, 2016
We had two adjoining rooms, each with a queen bed, super comfortable mattress, lovely quilts, very homey and comfortable B &B. . Breakfast was delicious and varied each day. Inn keeper was helpful and very pleasant. We were only a 10 minute walk into the downtown of Seneca Falls and could walk to museums and dinner.
5 on May 02, 2016
First time we ever stayed in a B and B and we didn't know what to expect but oh my gosh what an experience. It was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and Carol and Brent were a delight to talk to and the knowledge of the area was wonderful. I could go on and on but all I can say is we will be back and thank you again for the surprise birthday greetings and cake. It made my 66th so memorable. Chrissy and Willie in Whitehall, Pa
It is always so much fun to be a part of our guests' surprises and celebrations! It is also great fun to have such wonderful guests who appreciate the little touches that make our B&B special. Thank you for you kind comments, and Brent and I will both look forward to your return (and that boat ride)!
5 on March 01, 2016
We just stayed for at least the fourth time and enjoy the visits more each time. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. Carol is fantastic! Her breakfasts are excellent (plan on skipping lunch) and she has become a friend. We have gone up with family and rented 2 rooms and again for all of the rooms plus the trips for just us. We have sent friends for their own trip and they also had a great time.
We are headed into our 10th year, and I think you are near the top ranking for "frequent stayers", but I think it has been at least 5! It is always fun (and rewarding) to have return guests, and many have told us they wouldn't stay anywhere other than the VanCleef. Can't be happier with the reputation we have. Thank you for your generous and loving words of encouragement as you tell other travelers about your experience. I look forward to #6!! xoxo
5 on January 06, 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the VanCleef Homestead Bed and Breakfast! Carol was a terrific host and a great cook! The food was only surpassed by her hospitality and the great time we had getting to know the other guests. Toby the cat was a big hit with our family, especially our adult girls that who gave him a cat toy with catnip in it as a surprise. The house was decorated beautifully for Christmas and clean. Thank you, Carol and Brent, for a great experience!
It's a Wonderful Life weekend is our favorite event, and it is the official opening of the Christmas season for us. We work really hard to get the house decked out between Thanksgiving and IAWL weekend so that our guests enjoy the beauty of an old fashioned Christmas. Our guests make that weekend extra special - wonderful folks who love the movie and who take in all that is offered. We enjoy their sharing at the breakfast table. Toby is our official welcome cat - he loves, loves, the extra attention. Thank you for coming and for addition to the job of the season!
4.0 on October 05, 2015
We only stayed one night on our way up to Niagra On The Lake but Carol made us very welcome. The B&B was perfect and the location was lovely. Carol made us a delicious breakfast to set us on our way.
We meet the nicest travelers who are in route to some of the many beautiful spots in NY and Canada. Thank you for your kind response, and if ever in the area again, we would love to host your stay!
5 on September 14, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at VanCleef B&B. The location is convenient, the rooms are beautiful, the breakfasts were excellent and the service outstanding. What more can you ask for?
We strive on making our guests feel right at home, and we provide an experience that is what we would expect at a nice bed and breakfast. It is especially rewarding when folks appreciate what we do and let us know they enjoyed their stay. Thanks so much!
4.8 on August 16, 2015
Carol was a wonderful host.The ice-cold refreshing pitcher of water in the room and the chocolate treats were just two of the little things Carol does to make your stay more enjoyable. Paul Fitzpatrick, July 2015
The little touches are what set us apart from other accommodations. I enjoy making your stay special and hope you will return in the future. Thanks for your kind words and for telling other travelers about your experience!
Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 35 miles
From the east, west or north, use NYS Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway), exit 41 (Waterloo). Upon exiting toll area, turn right onto Route 414 south. At the traffic light, turn left onto Rt. 318 east. Follow approximately 3 miles to intersection of Gravel Road/Nichols Corners. Turn right at Gravel Road and proceed approx. 3 miles to the village of Seneca Falls. At the stop sign intersecting with Rts. 5 & 20 (which is Cayuga Street), our B&B is directly across the street on your left. FROM THE SOUTH, use Route 414 to Seneca Falls. Go over the bridge and through the traffic light. This is Cayuga Street/Routes 5&20. Our B&B is 86 Cayuga Street, on the right side of the street.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Syracuse/Rochester/Ithaca, Watkins Glen Race Track, Sampson Naval Museum, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Women's Rights Attractions, Finger Lakes Wine Trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos , outdoor pool, Guest refrigerator in dining room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Porch and pool area , Swimming
Carol and Brent Gibbs
Cats , Dogs
Historic home preservation and upkeep. Cooking; computers; gardening; meeting new and interesting people.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Lactose free and vegan
Baked French Toast
French Toast made with Amish homemade bread, baked with fresh fruit, such as blueberries, apples, or peaches. Our guests have told us we should find another name for this dish, as the term "French Toast" doesn't do it justice!