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Wagener Estate Bed & Breakfast

351 Elm Street Route 54A , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)

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Ambience in Wine & Lake Country - Our 1700's National & State Historic Register home sits on top a knoll on 5 shaded park-like acres. A historic village home, once the residence of Penn Yan's founder. On the wine trail and within a short walk to village shops, restaurants, lakeside parks. Relax in solitude under majestic white pines or chat with others in the sitting room. All guest rooms have queen size beds, private in room baths, TV/VCR/AC/wireless access. An elegant full candlelit breakfast is served in the dining room or weather permitting, on the wicker-furnished veranda.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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welcoming, friendly & outstanding service & hospitality!

5 on August 30, 2014

We enjoyed staying here. We felt very comfortable with the spaces for guests. Cathy is a very hospitable hostess & fantastic cook. breakfasts were delicious & a great variety. we will definitely want to stay here again on another Finger Lakes trip.

Lovely Stay

5 on July 14, 2014

Charming and relaxing B&B. Gorgeous grounds transport you back in time. Cathy couldn't be more delightful. There when you needed her to be with local information yet didn't hover. Breakfast was wonderful sitting on the porch and coming home in the afternoon to homemade cookies was a lovely treat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Weekend at the Wagener Estate

5 on June 11, 2014

weekend at Wagener Bed & Breakfast Posted Jun 04, 2014 Pros: We immediately felt right at home. Cons: nothing! everything was just perfect Location: You visit a few unique wineries then go for lunch at a lakeside restaurant. After lunch you go to the local art and antique shops. Kathy the owner met us at the front door upon our arrival. This 5 acre Estate was built in the 1700's. Joe, Kathy's husband, maintains the beautiful Estate. The front porch looks out over the grounds. We had our breakfast and our own little wine and cheese tasting in the evening on this porch. I must tell you for breakfast Kathy prepared us fresh fruit, cappuccino muffins, broccoli omelets and apple pancakes. Our room had the old world look with all of the modern conveniences. We had a huge 4 poster bed and everything was very clean.

Finger Lakes Getaway

5 on July 04, 2013

Great experience! Kathy greeted us upon arrival, got us settled and gave us some recommendations for dinner . We stayed in the Seyval Suite which was beautifully furnished and very comfortable for our stay. The breakfasts were outstanding. Nice setup with coffee and fruit/pastry waiting to enjoy while the breakfast was being prepared fresh. The choice of indoor or porch dining was great, Fres baked cookies in the foyer each evening was a nice touch as well. Overall a wonderful place to stay with easy access to lots of great wineries and lake activities.

Fabulous First Time experience!!

5 on November 08, 2012

Our first B&B and our first trip to the Finger Lakes and it was wonderful!! My husband was a little concerned about the B&B environment but was extremely pleased. The Wagener Estate is a beautiful, historic property conveniently located. The Fall drive for our 25th wedding anniversary was wonderful and the surprise gift from friends of a beautiful fruit and cheese tray and some locally bubbly added to an amazing get away. The owner and guests were a pleasure and the food was delicious. We highly recommend it.

Good find

4.4 on September 04, 2012

Historic B&B in good location near Keuka lake. Well managed and innkeeper very helpful. The town of Penn Yan is in need of a facelift.

Wonderful stay

4.0 on August 27, 2012

We spent our anniversary weekend at Wagener and could not have been more pleased. The property was delightful and Kathy was a most gracious hostess.

Gorgeous & great value

4.8 on October 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed for three nights 10/5 - 10/8/2011 and found it charming, clean & very comfortable. We booked the Seyval Room with extra sitting area and were thrilled with location - easy walk to town for meals; nice outdoor space and on hill overlooking Lake Keuka. Breakfasts were delicious . Will definitely come back next year.

The Best B&B

5 on September 26, 2011

My daughter and I stayed here while she was on a college visit. Our stay at the inn was perfection. Great room, lovely surroundings, with the best food. Terrific service and accommodation. Cathy not only represented her inn but also gave us such a warm introduction to the area. Lovely, warm affect for us, which definitely influences the college choice. Can't wait to go back.

The Perfect Stay

5 on September 08, 2011

My wife and I along with another couple recently enjoyed a perfect stay at this inn. We had a chance to relax and get reaquainted in a quiet atmosphere. The 200 plus year old home was clean and well maintained and the large yard and grounds made us feel as if we stepped back into time on this historic estate. The breakfasts were scrumptious and gave us a headstart on our day visiting area wineries and antique shops. The location was very convenient to lakeside dining and two wine trails. We look forward to visiting again. We just wanted to also thank the innkeeper for being so accommodating and helful.

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Rooms & Rates

Niagara Room

The elegantly spacious Niagara room is the largest of the guest rooms and the original master bedroom. It presents high vaulted ceilings and two large side windows perfect for enjoying a cross breeze, or day-dreaming while peering through to our historic apple orchard. The richly decorated Niagara room features a high solid cherry queen size four poster Empire bed, with luxurious bedding and a heavenly pillow top mattress, perfect for catching up on some well deserved rest. This romantic room also has a comfortable sitting area which includes two wing back chairs, and an antique day bed. The room includes a private in - room bath with shower, ceiling fan, TV/VCR/CD player/AC, wireless access.

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

Seyval Suite

The soothing Seyval suite is two uniquely comfortable rooms adjoined by antique pocket doors. The rooms feature a plush country queen size bed on one side, and the other room can be enjoyed as a spacious sitting area. The sitting room features two reading chairs along with a period day bed for your relaxation. The relaxing Seyval Suite features a mix of pastel colors and country shutters to accent its refinished original pine floorboards. The suite includes a private in room bath with shower, TV/VCR/AC, wireless access.

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

The Delaware Room

If it is a little privacy you are looking for on your get-a-way this is the room for you. The Delaware room with its vaulted ceiling proudly hosts a lovely queen size cherry four poster canopy bed, a comfortable wicker sitting area, and a café table for two - perfect for sipping your morning coffee or enjoying your Finger Lakes wine and cheese, while looking out onto your own private deck which overlooks the spacious grounds. This cottage style room is complete with a TV/VCR, CD player, mini-fridge, celing fan, private in room bath with shower, and air conditioning. The Delaware Room has an outside stairway leading to the deck and private entrance. Perfect for your own personal time away! Plus wireless access.

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

Aurore Room

The pleasant Aurore room is shaded by our majestic white pines, and features a comfortable queen size solid cherry bed, and a sofa sitting area. The very spacious Aurore room hosts a walk in closet and private in - room bath with shower. TV/VCR/AC, wireless access.

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

Catawba room

The quaint Catawba room is furnished in country pine furnishings which include a comfortable queen size bed. The Catawba Room hosts a roomy private in room bath which includes a separate tub and shower, mini wet bar sink, TV/VCR, AC, wireless access, along with reading chair and floor lamp.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From I-90 (NY State Thruway): Exit for Geneva (Route 14 South). Route 14 South to 54 West to Penn Yan. Turn left on Main St. and right on Elm St. About 1/2 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate. From I-86: Exit for Bath (Route 54). Route 54 to Penn Yan. Turn left on 14A and left on Elm St. (Route 54A) About 1/4 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate. From State Highway 17: Exit at Hourseheads (Route 14) for Watkins Glen. Route 14 to Route 14A to Penn Yan. Turn left on Elm St. (Route 54A) About 1/4 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Finger Lakes Raceway (horses), Watkins Glen car racing, Finger Lakes, Amish market, Montour Falls, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Outdoor grilling, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar , iron and ironing board provided upon request, guest refrigerator in common area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke Free
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children welcome 16yrs. and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pet Free
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In peak season, minimum 2 nights if Saturday is included.Please call for availab
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one nights stay will hold your room.
  • Cancellations: Please allow two weeks notice for cancellations. With less than two weeks notice, if the rooms can not be filled by another guest.We ask you to take full responsibility for your reservation.



Maryann Reigelsperger

Languages spoken

English, English

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining room, Veranda, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet

Signature Dish

Peach Pancakes/Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
Breakfast is always special at Wagener Estate B&B. All dishes were created by the Innkeeper/Owner.Our fresh Peach Pancakes are topped with a fresh peaches and cream sauce. Our Pumpkin Pie Pancakes are a favorite and are topped with an Apple cinnamon and brown sugar champagne sauce, made with our own estate apples, planted by Abreham Wagener over 200 years ago.There is something for everyone, Fresh Fruit,Eggs, Muffins, Scones, and your favorite breakfast beverage is searved each morning. You will not go away hungry.



351 Elm Street Route 54A , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)

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