VanCleef Homestead Bed and Breakfast

86 Cayuga Street , Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

VanCleef B & B

5 on July 22, 2016

Upon arriving, we were greeted by the owner who was friendly and warm. The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated in a federal style. Each room had the feeling of early America that was very inviting and true to the home's era. Our bedroom was large with a King bed, it was comfortable and clean. Our breakfast in the morning was made to order, eggs, fruit, bacon, muffins, toast, juice, and coffee. There were homemade preserves also. I highly recommend VanCleef Homestead in Seneca Falls!


Terrific family trip

4.4 on July 10, 2016

Family weekend getaway was wonderful! Carol is so accommodating and sweet.... 5 year old loved the pool! Adults appreciated they could park the boats at the house. Charming neighborhood was perfect for a stroll after a delicious breakfast. Toby the cat stopping in to greet us made everyone smile. Book your family getaway today! You will not be disappointed!


Beautiful stay

5 on June 27, 2016

I had a lovely stay with Carol and her family. The building is well-maintained, and my room was comfortable. I was in town for buisness, I had some meetings to go to and I wished to start looking at apartments in the area, as I was moving around Seneca Falls for work. Carol was generous with her time and filled me in on some rental companies and areas of the town that would suit me best. That kind of advice was exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend VanCleef Homestead to anyone!


Van Cleef B&B a lovely place to stay overnight.

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!


Carol is a great hostess. Clean comfortable and good food. We stay here often.

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.


A great place to stay

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.


Wonderful time in Seneca Falls, New York

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.


First time

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

Innkeeper Response
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)!


4 visits and counting

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


IAWL Festival!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!


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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 35 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Porch and pool area , Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families with children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night stay required on "event" weekends or holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are held with a credit card. If paid by check, a 50% deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: A 7-day notice is required for cancellations, and a full refund issued. For cancellations less than 7-day notice, your credit card will be charged for the reservation. Early departure of a planned reservation is treated the same as a short-notice cancellation. All no-shows are charged in full.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carol and Brent Gibbs

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Historic home preservation and upkeep. Cooking; computers; gardening; meeting new and interesting people.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Lactose free and vegan


Signature Dish

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!