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.
4.8 on July 28, 2014
We had a wonderful weekend at the VanCleef. Carol was fun, interesting, and a lovely hostess. We would definitely stay again!
4.2 on July 12, 2014
Carol was very friendly and welcoming. The bedroom was comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was great! A most enjoyable stay.
3.8 on July 10, 2014
A very comfortable B&B with welcoming hosts. Lovely old home located on street of heritage houses. Walk into the village and see the Cayuga-Seneca canal. A charming experience!
3.2 on June 18, 2014
The property/rooms were nice. The price may have been a little high considering there was no TV or wifi. The advertised pool was not open (it was too chilly during our stay anyway but it was mid June). We were only at the facility to sleep and left shortly after breakfast (which was good) so it suited our needs.
Reviews are a great tool for us to check on how we are doing. We do offer WIFI free of charge to our guests, and the password is provided in the welcome letter in each room. No TV in guest rooms has been an 18-year tradition of this B&B as a way of helping our guests relax and "unplug" from their daily worries and stresses, and to revive the lost art of face-to-face conversation. Our pool is typically available from early June to Labor Day, weather permitting, but our spring, and especially the past few weeks, have been anything but typical. We actually had the heat on for our guests over the weekend (mid-June)and guests were wearing jackets. We can only hope the cool days and nights are behind us so that the pool can be a part of the total experience at our B&B.
5 on June 12, 2014
My sister and I shared the Cayuga Room, as we had 5 years ago, for 2 nights. Everything was in lovely order. The Parker house Grille & Pub, just a few blocks away, offered an extensive menu for our dinner. Carol prepared superb breakfasts with fresh local ingredients. We wouldn't hesitate to lodge here again.
It is always a pleasure to have repeat guests, and it is a compliment as well. Some of our guests become frequent visitors, and in turn, have become good friends. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
4.0 on June 07, 2014
The couple who runs the bed and breakfast were very kind and informative. They offered suggestions on restaurants as well as places to go. The breakfast was delicious !!! Decor was a bit outdated and would need need updating soon. Lovely place and service overall.
Feedback from our guests is always helpful and appreciated! Prospective guests appreciate your honesty because they want to know what to expect. We work hard to maintain our 5,000 square foot home and property, and repairs and maintenance are endless and sometimes very expensive. Unfortunately, where our priorities must go aren't always visible to the guests. We strive to keep our B&B clean, tidy, and comfortable, and we are making improvements all the time. We hope you will return to see what we have done and the improvements made since your last visit!
4.4 on November 27, 2013
Owners were so very welcoming, room was clean, bed comfy, and breakfast great. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away it would be hard to find somewhere better ( they even swept the snow off of our car!)
4.8 on November 06, 2013
I had a wonderful stay at VanCleef Homestead Bed & Breakfast in Seneca Falls, NY. From the moment I stepped through the doors on a cool November afternoon, Carol, the innkeeper was there to make me feel right at home. My room on the first floor had a comfy bed and a large claw foot tub--both of which I enjoyed! The inn had a great room with a piano, books and games. Breakfast was exceptional--if you get a chance to try Carol's baked french toast, jump at it. I was lucky enough to have Carol join me for coffee and conversation and I learned about the town and so much more from her. It was really enjoyable. The location was also terrific. It was a five minute drive to the Women's Right's Historical Site and the restaurants and shops nearby. On a pretty day, it would be a nice walk. It was also just a short drive from the Seneca wine trail. I can't say enough good things about this experience. Should I find myself in Seneca Falls again, I will be staying here!
4.0 on October 29, 2013
This is a great location for seeing the area. We found Carol attentive to our needs. She runs a warm, relaxing environment..We'd definitely stay here again.
4.8 on October 16, 2013
My wife and I had an excellent weekend celebrating our 20th anniversary. We stayed in the main floor room with attached private bath. The room was very clean and comfortable. Carol was very attentive to our needs and went above and beyond to ensure a memorable weekend. Breakfast each morning was delicious and plentiful. Would definitely recommend VanCleef Homestead to others. We hope to return next fall.
Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Central New York, Finger Lakes Region, Small town, Village, Wine country
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 35 miles
Take Rt. 81 south to NYS Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway). Follow Interstate 90 westward to Exit 41, Waterloo. Follow directions to property - above.
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, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos , outdoor pool, Guest refrigerator in dining room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Carol and Brent Gibbs
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Historic home preservation and upkeep. Cooking; computers; gardening; meeting new and interesting people.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Lactose free
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!