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.
5 on June 01, 2015
We chose to stay at the Wagener Estate last week even though some of the previous reviews were not the best, we loved the location and the history of the property. In researching their web site found that the property was recently purchased by a direct Wagener descendent and had undergone renovations. The property is wonderful , the breakfasts were 5star, our room ( the David ) was perfect, we loved having our wine on the front porch at night. The new owners George and Maryann were gracious hosts and loved their passion for their family heritage. Definitely 1 of the best B&B experiences we have had. Can't wait to came back in the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 elegantly spacious Wagener Suite 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 soothing Abraham 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.
If it is a little privacy you are looking for on your get-a-way this is the room for you. The Rebecca Suite 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, ceiling fan, private in room bath with shower, and air conditioning.
The pleasant Melchior 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.
The quaint David 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.
Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 45 miles
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.
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
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
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
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
In December 2014 we brought the Wagener Estate back into the family, site of and home to my great- great- great- great- grandparents David and Rebecca Wagener. The history of the Wagener Estate goes back to 1794 when my grandparents David and Rebecca Wagener came to the area from Pennsylvania after the revolutionary war, and were among the 1st settlers to inhabit the area. David acquired over 690 acres of land, built saw and grist mills on the canal that connects Keuka and Seneca lake on prope
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet
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.