1899 Lady of the Lake

2 West Lake Street , Skaneateles, NY 13152 USA (Show map)


This elegant Queen Anne Victorian B&B is located in the heart of the village of Skaneateles; across the street from the lake; and one block from the quaint shops and restaurants. Built in 1894, each room is filled with antiques, hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Each guestroom features luxuriously thick mattresses the finest linens, as well as oversized and overly thick towels and robes. All baths are "En Suite" and vary between an old footed soaking tub and a modern shower. Guests love to watch the sunrise over Skaneateles lake; walk the village sidewalks past mansions of a bygone era; sail, play golf or watch a band concert in the park across the street while sitting on the wicker filled porch. Or curl up by the fire with a book from our extensive library. For availability, please see the web site.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great place to stay at Skaneateles!

5 on April 13, 2016

We stayed here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and it was great. Casey is a fantastic host and our room (The Stella) was awesome. The house was cozy, friendly and had that vintage touch that made it a great B&B. We only had breakfast but it was amazing! The ample coffee was also appreciated! I would definitely recommend staying here if you plan to stay in the area.

A very nice weekend

4.8 on November 04, 2015

Thanks to Carey and Chelsea (and Oreo) for a wonderful stay at 1899 Lady of the Lake this past weekend. They were very personable and made our stay feel like we were visiting old friends. The breakfasts were very tasty! We had a wonderful conversation with other guests on Saturday morning, but Sunday morning we were the only guests. The house is right on the edge of the Skaneateles "down town" with lots of shopping and dining opportunities, and across the street from Skaneateles Lake, with all its parks and views. When we arrange our next trip up to the Finger Lakes area, 1899 Lady of the Lake will be a part of it!

A nice weekend away

4.6 on May 20, 2015

We had a lovely weekend at the Lady of the Lake. Carey was very responsive to questions and breakfast was fantastic. The house is beautiful and we really enjoyed just sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee after breakfast, watching the lake. I was surprised at how busy Skaneateles was the night we arrived, and how much traffic passed by on the road adjacent to the B&B. There was some road noise with the windows in the guest room open, but it wasn't enough to keep us awake.

Great Location & Hospitality

4.6 on May 07, 2015

We have been visiting Skaneateles at least twice a year for several years. We usually stay at The Sherwood Inn, but they were full this time, so we stayed here (we didn't even know it was a B&B after all these years of walking past "the purple house"!). Besides the comparable location and price, it turns out that Lady of the Lake is actually superior in several ways: free bottled water and sodas; fridge available to store wine, restaurant leftovers, etc.; easier parking (sometimes The Sherwood's lot gets full in the evenings); much better breakfast; and a "homey" atmosphere but still plenty of privacy. LOTL will now be our first choice for accommodations when we go to Skaneateles!


3.6 on April 20, 2015

Very nice place to stay. Staff acommodating

A Dickens Weekend

3.6 on December 10, 2014

I met my sister for wine tasting and a Dickens Christmas weekend. We had a wonderful time, and the inn was close to the village activities so we could walk pretty much everywhere. However there is no sign for the place. I had gotten directions, but my sister passed it several times. No staff live on-sight, so the front door was always unlocked. Katie 2 was wonderful and chatty when she was there - for breakfast prep and cleaning. Being a former B&B owner, I'm pretty picky about things. But our stay was wonderful, and the food was excellent.

Weekend Stay for a Wine Tour

3.2 on October 08, 2014

My only suggestion would be to have coffee/tea available earlier. Very friendly place. I would stay there again.

Lady of the Lake Review

3.6 on August 22, 2014

Hospitality was wonderful. Delicious breakfast foods. I was made to feel at home having no restrictions. House is for sale; outside porch area was in need of a good cleaning; eg. cobwebs, dirty cushions, old worn out furniture. Very friendly and welcoming staff!

Anniversary weekend

5 on August 07, 2014

Great place to stay, enjoyed every minute. Home was beautiful and very interesting historically. Staff was very helpful and attentive.

A wonderful get away

5 on July 20, 2014

Great place, and very welcoming.

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Rooms & Rates

The Stella

The Stella may be our most romantic room with its king size bed tucked into an alcove of windows. The antique cherry Empire period chest and armoire are accented with Irish linens and tassels. The attached bath is bright and has a walkin shower. Extra towels are rolled up in a coal scuttle and in an oak clock key cupboard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

The DeEtta

This lovely room offers partial views of the lake and it's darling Victorian boathouse on the Northwest side. Queen room with antique armoir and en suite bath featuring an original clawfoot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $235

The Mary

Has the best view of both Skaneateles lake and the village. It is best described as handsome with it's 19th century Renaissance Revival queen size bed and furnishings. The large attached bath with its ornate window looking out at the lake, has a stall shower and plenty of room for your toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

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Location Type

Shops and restaurants steps away located within the heart of the Village., Downtown, Waterview


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Check the last page of our website for directions from any direction.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside - on covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes with prior approval and for additional fee
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends in the summer
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable in full if cancellations are made at least 14 days prior to arrival, less a $25 cancellation fee. Deposits are 50% refundable if less than 14 days. Cancellations made less than 7 days are not eligible for a refund.



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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free