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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
5 on July 20, 2014
Great place, and very welcoming.
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.
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)
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.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $250
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.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $250
Shops and restaurants steps away located within the heart of the Village., Downtown, Waterview
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 25 miles
Check the last page of our website for directions from any direction.
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
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free