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1899 Lady of the Lake

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

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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

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108 Reviews

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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.

Highly recommended

4.6 on July 09, 2014

Our room was very comfortable, the house was extremely conveniently located close to to town and lake, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a romantic getaway.

Over all a lovely experience!

3.2 on June 05, 2014

We loved the location, the close proximity to the lake and village, etc. The house and room were very nice, but a little run down seeming for the price. (ie. in room the border was peeling off and there were cracks and patches in walls and ceilings that needed repair. The sign on the house outside had cobwebs and debri on it.. Just a tiny bit more attention to detail like that would have been nice)

Charming getaway in Skaneateles & dog friendly!

4.0 on June 02, 2014

We enjoyed our 3-night stay at Lady of the Lake in June 2014. It was surprising to find a B & B of this quality that accepts dogs. We enjoy travelling with our black Lab and she was more than welcome. Breakfasts were delicious and filling, amenities plentiful, and the hosts accomodating and helpful, quick to offer to look up tourist information and to see to our comfort. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The B & B is located right in the heart of town, parking is convenient and there are a number of quite good restaurants just down the street. We will not hesitate to stay here again when in the area.

Wonderful Stay..Will do it again soon!

5 on October 27, 2013

Stayed at the bed and breakfast for business. Felt like home the moment I walked through the door. I fell in love with the house and Katie Severance is quite the cook! Will be staying here again soon!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the compliment! I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Canadians Made to Feel At Home

4.0 on October 22, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Lady of the Lake. The breakfasts were terrrific, and we particularly appreciated the maple leaf pancakes the first morning. We also loved the Canadian Flags on the porch. Our hosts were very attentive, without being intrusive. We would stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear you enjoyed our stay and my cooking! The maple leaf shaped pancakes have been a hit for the fall as well as with our many Canadian travelers! I love all of the Canadian residents we have staying at the inn...friendly and a lovely accent.

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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

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

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

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


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

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