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VanCleef Homestead Bed and Breakfast

86 Cayuga Street , Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA (Show map)
124 Reviews
$125 - $175
per night

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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.



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

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Stayed at the Van Cleef

4.0 on September 13, 2014

Very cosy b&b in a little nice village.

get away weekend

5 on September 11, 2014

Very nice stay with great food.

Incredible service

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Lovely stay in Senaca Falls

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

A very pleasant stay

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

Innkeeper Response
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.

Delightful stay

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.

Great place to stay like home!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Lovely stay

5 on August 03, 2014

Warm reception by Carol, who really makes you feel at home. Very beautiful house. Excellent breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Beautiful House/Great Location

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

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Location Type

Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Central New York, Finger Lakes Region, Small town, Village, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

Take Rt. 81 south to NYS Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway). Follow Interstate 90 westward to Exit 41, Waterloo. Follow directions to property - above.

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, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos , outdoor pool, Guest refrigerator in dining room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night stay required on "event" weekends or holidays
  • 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.



Carol and Brent Gibbs

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

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

Special meal options

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

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!


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

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