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.
4.0 on September 13, 2014
Very cosy b&b in a little nice village.
5 on September 11, 2014
Very nice stay with great food.
5 on September 09, 2014
I had the great fortune to have a flat tire without a spare at Van Cleef Homestead. Brent helped me diagnose that I had a tear in the side wall, so I had triple AAA run my car over to the local tire shop per suggestion. Once my tires were replaced, Carol offered to go out of her way to drop me off there the following morning. In addition, the accommodations were wonderful. I will definitely try VanCleef's again if passing through Seneca Falls.
Thank you for your kind remarks. We treat our guests the way we would want to be treated when traveling. Car trouble is no fun, especially on vacation. We are Upstate New Yorkers in a wonderful small town of friendly people. Please come again (with a spare this time!)
5 on September 03, 2014
Nuestra estancia ha sido excelente, todo perfecto,Carol es una estupenda anfitriona, la casa es muy bonita y comoda,los desayunos maravillosos.
This has been amazing three weeks-visitors from 9 different countries. The world comes to us, and we are so grateful for the graciousness and appreciation of our beautiful area. Thank you for your kind words!
4.2 on August 27, 2014
Very nice home/b&b for a visit to the Senaca Falls area. Our host, Carol, was friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was particularly delicious, and was served graciously in a lovely dining area. Highly recommended!
It is always nice to hear our guests enjoy the work (and love) we put into the bed and breakfast. Thank you for your kind comments for other travelers to read!
5 on August 24, 2014
When we arrived we had a very nice warm welcome from Carol. We stayed in a room on the first floor. The room was nicely decorated. The queen size bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was very large with a bathtub and a shower, Our room was opposite the parlor, that had large comfortable chairs which I found ideal for some late night reading. Hot and cold drinks were available at all times in the dining room along with delicious cookies. The breakfast was very good. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay. The house is within walking distance from the downtown area. C.Briones of Connecticut
It is always a great pleasure to know we are doing a good job for our visitors to the area. Thank you for your kind remarks. We are so happy you enjoyed the many amenities we offer at our bed and breakfast.
5 on August 11, 2014
Carol was a gracious hostess. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was delicious!
It is always great to hear that first-time B&B guests have enjoyed their stay. First impressions are priceless. Thank you for choosing VanCleef Homestead; and please do come back.
5 on August 07, 2014
The place is really really nice and clean. The pool in the backyard is big! The host, Carol, is so friendly and makes amazing breakfast! Definitely will come back and highly recommend.
Breakfast is a great meal to prepare, and it doesn't have to be fancy to be yummy! I am a "Mom cook", and guests enjoy a fresh and tasty meal to start their day. We only wish the weather would cooperate so that more guests could use the pool! Thank you for your kind remarks!
5 on August 03, 2014
Warm reception by Carol, who really makes you feel at home. Very beautiful house. Excellent breakfast.
The B&B is not just a business to us; it is our home. We welcome all guests like we would welcome our friends, and we treat folks like we enjoy being treated! We could not ask for a better compliment - our guests feeling comfortable and like they are at home. Thank you - and please come again!
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!
Happy, satisfied guests is what we are all about. We work hard to make everyone feel at home and try to leave an impression so they want to return. Thank you for your kind words!
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
Cats , Dogs
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!
Enjoy the Finger Lakes during the most beautiful time of the year, and present a receipt from one of our wineries or fine restaurants, and receive this deal. BOOK THIS HOT DEAL, Sunday - Thursday, during September 2014. Advance reservations only; cannot be combined with other offers or Bed and Breakfast gift certificates.