Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast

4278 E. Covert Road , Trumansburg, 14847 USA (Show map)


The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast offers a perfect getaway in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The inn offers the timeless treasures of a totally renovated circa-1800 farm manor combined with contemporary amenities including WiFi, in-room flat screen HDTV’s, and private bathrooms. The Finger Lakes area is famous for its numerous upscale wineries, waterfalls and gorges, the eleven finger lakes, and interesting towns and villages to explore. We are located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail, and we're only a short walk from the popular Americana Winery & Crystal Lake Cafe. Historic downtown Trumansburg is a 2-mile drive, and Taughannock Falls (215'drop) is a 5 minute drive away. Ithaca and its colleges are a short 20 minute drive away using the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is only 15 minutes from the inn. Visit us at the Black Walnut and explore the Finger Lakes from its heart.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Very quaint and comfortable

4.6 on September 12, 2014

I recently stayed at the Black Walnut with my brother and sister. Since we were traveling a distance we were not sure when we would arrive, Jack was very accommodating. Our rooms were ready when we arrived. Jack was a wonderful host and his cooking was absolutely delicious! We felt welcomed and at ease. I would not hesitate to recommend the Black Walnut and look forward to staying there again.

Charming B&B

4.6 on August 11, 2013

This was my 1st experience with a B&B, it was pleasant, comfortable, great location, the inn keeper Jack was very hospitable & knowledgeable about places to dine& the wineries. My husband & I would stay here again; oh & breakfast was very delicious.

perfectly delightful inn near Lake Cayuga

4.0 on July 13, 2011

Recently spent 2 nights at the Black Walnut Inn, and found it extremely pleasant and welcoming. The Owasca(?) room was spotless, with comfortable bedding and brand new looking bathroom fixtures. The home is decorated to reflect its age, without a lot of ruffles or doilies! Jack was a great host, giving us lots of info about the area and preparing filling but not overly extravagant (I say that in a good way) breakfasts. The yard and gardens are full of beautiful flowers and vegetables. Yes, it is very close to the road, but not too busy and with the fans on at night we had no problem sleeping well. Overall we would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Ithaca area.

what a great visit!

4.6 on November 29, 2010

A friend and I spend such a relaxing and memorable visit at the Black Walnut B&B. We were welcomed warmly, despite last-minute reservations and late arrival, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The B&B is SO cute and comfortable!

Black Walnut B&B

3.8 on October 12, 2010

this was a very nice B& just opened in August and I was very impressed with the place...very, very quant. It will go on my very good list.

Wonderful stay at the Black Walnut B & B

5 on September 26, 2010

We had such an enjoyable time at the Black Walnut B & B. This place is a hidden jewel, with clean and newly rennovated accomodations. Jack Moore was incredibly hospitable and helpful and made sure we were situated comfortably. Breakfast the next morning was delicious! The meal was very fresh as they use some of the produce from their garden. The owners provided us with great restaurant recommendations, as well as helpful driving information. I would most definitely recommend this B & B to anyone who is in that area!

First stay at Black Walnut--and will return

5 on September 17, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Black Walnut Inn. The breakfast was quite tasty,and the garden and the house was relaxing. Best of all, we slept very well, which is what we needed to do. We had not explored the Finger Lakes before, but plan to return and stay here again.

First Time Visitor to the Area

4.6 on August 24, 2010

Our first time in the Ithaca & Finger Lakes area was greatly enhanced by our stay at the Black Walnut B&B. Our accommodation, the Seneca Suite, was luxurious, and the breakfast each morning was top notch. The common rooms and the garden were just lovely. We'll be back!

Black Walnut B&B Is Lovely

4.4 on August 22, 2010

08/2010 - The newly opened Black Walnut B&B is lovely, and innkeeper Jack Moore has everything in place to help you relax and feel well cared for during your stay. The elegant common rooms as well as the well-appointed bedrooms (comfortable beds, good reading lights, and plenty of dresser space) ensure that you'll feel at home, and the covered porch is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. On nicer days, you can take a stroll through the organic gardens, from which sumptuous breakfast ingredients come. We only wish that we had had more time to chat with Jack, a most genial time!

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Rooms & Rates

Blue Moon Suite

Our largest and most luxurious accommodation, the Blue Moon Suite features an exquisite bedroom with a King bed, flat screen TV, a skylight to view the stars at night, and period antiques; a small office area, and an over-sized bathroom with a large walk-in shower, antique vanity, and a skylight that welcomes the morning light. Amenities include bathrobes, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, free WiFi, and local soap products.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

The Keuka Room

The cheerful Keuka Room is a cozy accommodation with an antique double bed, lovely antique armoire and side tables, and a flat screen TV. Private ensuite bath. A skylight directly over the bed allows our guests to view the stars on clear nights. Amenities include coffee maker, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and free WiFi.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $134

The Sunflower Suite

The Sunflower Suite features a large bedroom with an antique queen bed and period antiques, a cozy separate sitting room with flat screen TV and a sofa bed (sleeps one additional guest) and a private hall bath. Amenities include bathrobes, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

The Owasco Room

This sweet accommodation features a queen-sized poster bed, two skylights, period antiques, flat-screen TV and a large private bath with a 2-person shower. Amenities include bathrobes, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and free WiFi.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $159

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Wine country


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Microwave, Parking, Radio, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights Some Weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: A one night deposit due at time of booking. Cancellations received 10 days or more prior to arrival date will be fully refunded. No refund of cancellations made 9 days or less from arrival date unless we are able to rebook the accommodation. Cancellation policies for special events, including Cornell Graduation, differ from the regular policy.



Jack Moore

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 830am - 930am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Gluten Free