Gentle Giants Bed & Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Lovely Return Visit

4.0 on February 04, 2016

After staying here many years ago, we just had to return. Glenda and Bill are two of the nicest owners we have ever met! It was like staying with dear old friends. Breakfasts were wonderful and Glenda sets a lovely table!

The best!

5 on April 21, 2015

My friend and I have been going to this B&B for 12 years. The owners are wonderful and so is the food. Plus it's centrally located to all activities.


5 on September 08, 2014

My friend and I stumbled on Gentle Giants B&B many years ago while searching for a Bed and Breakfast. We stopped seaching and have been staying at Bill and Glenda's ever since. The food is delicious and you're made to feel like family. Can't wait till next year.


5 on August 09, 2013

Wonderful, gracious Inn-keepers. Outstanding breakfasts.

Visiting with daughter

5 on August 09, 2013

Attractive decor,friendly hosts,comfortable room, air conditioning was quiet, good food - would visit again.

We keep going back!!

5 on July 22, 2013

My friend & I have been going to this B&B for 11 years now. Glenda & Bill are outstanding people, who always make you feel like family. The breakfasts are to die for. You truly can not wait to get up in the morning to see what Glenda has made. Everything is fresh. The B&B itself is centrally located to all activities. We look forward to next year.

Incredible Stay with Incredible Hosts!

5 on July 22, 2013

This was our second stay at Gentle Giants and we couldn't have imagined a better stay anywhere else! Glenda and Bill were kind and welcoming. The accommodations were perfectly suited and the fresh breakfast each morning was delicious. We will definitely be returning here again! LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!

Gentle Giants B&B

5 on January 08, 2013

Very friendly, great accommodation and wonderful breakfasts!

Great Wine Town

4.2 on October 13, 2012

Enjoyed stay greatly. Excellent food. Loved the Gentle Giant (Belgium House).

Charming and Gracious

4.8 on October 08, 2012

We just had a wonderful stay at Gentle Giants, a B&B filled with warmth, graciousness, and charm -- and an incredible breakfast to boot!

Most enjoyable!

5 on October 08, 2012

This was a delightful B&B and we loved the accommodations. The host & hostess are wonderful and we enjoyed our visit tremendously. It felt like home, only better! We were pampered.

Great B&B experience

4.8 on October 08, 2012

Bill & Glenda were fantastic hosts, with plenty of suggestions on wineries, restaurants, and other things to do in the area. Breakfast was great also and we enjoyed seeing the animals around the town.

Peaceful Stay in the Country

5 on October 05, 2012

This farmhouse was the perfect place to stay. Located just outside of Geneva on pristine farm land, I had a great nights sleep in a quiet room with the most delicious breakfast made with all local products. Glenda and Bill were so gracious and helpful. they gave me a great restaurant recommendation and were the perfect hosts. I felt like a special guest in their home.

Great hosts, wonderful breakfast

4.0 on September 11, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at gentle Giants. The room was very comfortable and our hosts prepared a wonderful breakfast for us. They are also knowledgeable about the area and gave us some good tips of places to go & eat.

Gentle Giants B&B

4.6 on September 06, 2012

Comfortable and a warm welcome mean a fine stay! Everything about Gentle Giants was just fine!

Very good value.

3.2 on September 03, 2012

Excellent breakfast, nice spacious room. The host gave us excellent restaurant accommodations.

Wonderful first time B&B Experience for us!!!

4.8 on August 27, 2012

Bill and Glenda out did themselves in the preparation for our arrival and during our stay! We took them up on many of their suggestions for local food and wineries and were not disappointed by a single one. In conclusion, I con't forget to mention the amazing breakfast we had on both mornings of our stay!! Thank you again Bill and Glenda!!!

Always a Delight

4.8 on August 13, 2012

Whenever we are in the Finger Lakes area, we stay at Gentle Giants. Bill and Glenda are knowledgeable and gracious hosts, and every visit and every breakfast are a delight.


5 on August 13, 2012

This was one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed in -- lovely setting in Finger Lakes farm country, beautifully restored home, very comfortable room, outstanding breakfasts including fresh-baked bread and fresh-picked produce and especially welcoming, helpful and engaging owners.

Down home feel

4.2 on August 11, 2012

Very pleasant and relaxed. Glenda and Bill were delightful hosts.

Home away from Home

4.8 on August 10, 2012

Staying at the Nash's home was like being at home. Whenever we were out and tired we would say to each other "Let's go home," meaning the bed & breakfast. Fantastic!

Once a Year Girls' Getaway....

5 on August 04, 2012

My friend & I have been traveling to the Finger Lakes Region for the past 15 years. For the last 10 years we've been staying at Bill & Glenda's B&B. We originally chose their B&B because it was centrally located to all places we had wanted to see. We continued to return each summer for our girls' getaway. Not only were we spoiled with each scrumptious breakfast but also we thought of them more as family and a coming home. We love it there & can't wait to return each year (speaking as a customer...our room is comfy, the meals are unbelievable and the owners are "outstanding."

Better than Home!!!!

5 on July 21, 2012

We have been staying with Glenda & Bill for 10 years. We started out at other places, but once we stayed there, we kept coming back. The B&B is centrally located to all activities. Being shopping, gambling, water sports or just sightseeing. Glenda & Bill are great people & make you feel right at home. The breakfasts are to die for. We will be back next year for sure!!! Angie R.

Great Hosts; Great Food; Fine Old House; Friendly Animals

4.8 on May 13, 2012

We had a great time at this old but carefully restored farmhouse. Glenda makes a delicious, "real food" breakfast, and Bill does an really good job with the toast and coffee. You could not find two friendlier people. The room (Bluebird) was spotless as was the bathroom. As we left Bill said "If you're ever in the area, stop by for coffee, even if you're not staying with us." We'll be back. Marty and Lorie Leonard

Farm Fresh Experience

4.8 on May 06, 2012

We enjoyed the relaxing country atmosphere after a full day of wine tasting at Seneca Lake. Our hosts were very personable and so were the pets. Breakfast was yummy.

Great place, wonderful hosts

5 on December 05, 2011

What a great find. Lovely home on farm 10 minutes from Geneva. Accommodations and food were great. Friendly hosts knowledgeable about area events, attractions, restaurants, etc.

Wonderful Experience!

5 on December 04, 2011

This was my first time at a B&B; I will definitely do again! Bill & Glenda were excellent hosts, and the breakfasts were superb! They were also a wealth of information for the area.

Relaxing Quaint Farmhouse

5 on December 04, 2011

We had a wonderful 3 days in this beautiful area of New York. Breakfasts were delicious, our hosts engaging, our room was spotless.

Pleasant Stay while on the college search.

4.6 on November 26, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at Gentle Giants while exploring Hobart / William Smith Colleges, and enjoyed our stay. The accomodations were clean and pleasant, and having the use of the parlor allowed me to read downstairs in the evening while my daughter used our computer upstairs with their wireless connection. Glenda and Bill were very helpful with local dining suggestions, and also with information about the area. The breakfast was great, and our minor issues with food allergies were addressed with a smile. We both give Gentle Giants a thumbs up

The best B&B ever

4.8 on October 23, 2011

We have been in the Gentle Giants B&B for 4 nights. The place was very clean, our hosts were very nice and hospitality. The breakfasts were delicious and very good. We loved it very much.

Quiet and Peaceful

3.4 on July 26, 2011

Great rooms and tasty breakfast. Setup a crib for our 1 year old.

We felt at home

4.2 on June 26, 2011

Gentle Giant turned to be a great choice for our over night stay in Seneca Lake. Location is perfect,rooms are clean and comfortale. Glenda and Bill Nash are very nice people who make you feel at home.The breakfast was excellent.We highly recommand the place.

A B&B the way it's supposed to be

4.8 on May 31, 2011

This is a B&B that is clean and comfortable, with friendly hosts who have and share a wealth of local information and provide you with a wonderful breakfast each day of your stay. Bill and Glenda and the animals on their farm all contribute to a wonderful, relaxing Finger Lakes experience.

Pleasant Stay

5 on November 14, 2010

Our 3 nights at GG B&B were beyond our expectations. Good food, clean and comfortable. The Nash's are delightful people. We will go back!

Best breakfast in a B&B

3.4 on October 11, 2010

In 30 years of staying in B&Bs around the world, this was the best breakfast ever. Everything fresh off the vine, and plenty of it.

Great experience

4.0 on October 11, 2010

Our host & hostess were wonderful. We really enjoyed them & their home.

Lovely Weekend Getaway

4.6 on October 06, 2010

Gentle Giants was our first B&B experience, and Glenda and Bill made it a great one. My husband was a little hesitant to try a B&B, but he was blown away by the breakfasts and really enjoyed getting to chat with the innkeepers. They were very knowlegeable about the area; even though we live relatively locally, they gave us insights into new places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Great Place in Geneva

4.8 on September 17, 2010

Great Place, nice room, very friendly people. Strongly recommended breakfast is outstanding. Victoria from N.J.

Lovely Place, Lovely Folks!

3.4 on September 15, 2010

Pretty, comfortable house in farm country with lovely friendly owners. Breakfast includes eggs from their own hens’ organic berries and awesome frozen strawberry jam.

Delicious breakfast!

3.8 on September 04, 2010

We stayed in Gentle Giants 4 nights and we even had our sheets changed after the first two nights! Breakfast is delicious, always different every morning. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Truly countryside experience!


5 on September 01, 2010

A lovely place to stay. Glenda and Bill made us feel like home. The rooms are cute, the landscape is amazing and the breakfast is awesome. The lakes are close if you have a car. We liked this place so much that we stayed an additional night. I can highly recommend this Bed&Breakfast!

A Very Welcoming B&B!

4.2 on August 11, 2010

Our room was old fashioned but sweet. Central air conditioning was a plus. We were made to feel extremely welcome - our hosts were wonderful!

Gentle Giants

5 on August 03, 2010

My friend and I have been going to the Gentle Giants B&B for 8 years now. So, it has to be excellent. Glenda and Bill Nash are nicest people and they make you feel right at home. I highly recommend this B&B.

Would Stay There Forever!

4.4 on July 29, 2010

I was so impressed with the hospitality of Bill and Glenda. I felt like I was a part of the family. Our time was so relaxing and food was amazing!

The Perfect B&B

5 on July 23, 2010

Glenda and Bill reminded us of our own grandparents - warm, sweet and generous. House is beautiful, room was comfortable, quiet and plenty of toiletries. Breakfast was bountiful, as was the conversation. Highly recommend.

Wonderful B&B

4.2 on July 09, 2010

Arrived as strangers and parted as friends. Glenda and Bill are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts - 5 star - each day something different, delicious and fresh from the farm.

Wonderful stay

4.0 on July 03, 2010

Glenda and Bill were very accomodating and friendly. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Would definitely stay again!

Great Place to Stay

5 on June 23, 2010

We had a restful and delightful overnight in this well-kept farmhouse. The breakfast and conversation were outstanding. We will be back.

Like Visiting Family, But Better

4.2 on May 25, 2010

Great innkeepers, comfy stay. Beautiful farm setting. Very country. Fresh eggs from chickens for breakfast. Fresh asparagus from the garden. Like visiting family but better.

What a B&B is All About

4.8 on April 30, 2010

We stayed at Gentle Giants a number of times while our son was a student at nearby Hobart & William Smith. He has graduated, but we still love the Finger Lakes area and visit a couple of times a year. We would never consider staying anywhere else. Good location, comfy rooms, excellent breakfasts, and friendly, knowledgeable hosts.

Quiet Getaway For Animal Lovers

4.6 on April 14, 2010

Cozy rooms and delicious breakfast. We had a wonderful stay and met friendly people, including our neighbors who actively helped us find our runaway golden retriever.

Fabulous Find!

5 on March 26, 2010

We were one of Gentle Giants' first guests and were lucky enough to stay with them during an HWS Parent weekend. And we've been back several times since. The rooms are great, the breakfasts are fabulous and Bill and Glenda have become friends. We'll be back. If you are in the Geneva area, this B & B is a must!

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5 on March 23, 2010

Outstanding personal attention and warmth from the owners! Superb breakfast.

Warm and Very welcoming

4.8 on December 11, 2009

Glenda & Bill made us feel so welcome from the moment we entered through the front door. We were served a wonderful, farm fresh breakfast and enjoyed conversation w/ the other guest during breakfast. my daughter and I would love to visit again.

A Very Cozy & Relaxing Place

5 on November 13, 2009

I discovered Gentle Giants B&B a couple of years ago. I last stayed at this very cozy place over Labor Day weekend 2009, and plan to visit again during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Should you choose to stay here, you will always get a very warm welcome.

Aimple Autumn Grandeur Given

5 on October 27, 2009

Hosts Bill & Glenda nash restored our bodies & spirits, as they welcomed us so graciously & unpretentiously into their 1856 Victorian home and garden, near the top of Seneca Lake. Their hospitality & delightful conversation eased our way into a joyful weekend of family celebrations.

Gentle Giants Bed & Breakfast

3.6 on September 25, 2009

Homey, friendly, informative, helpful and loved the vegetable garden.

Gentle Giants Bed & Breakfast

4.2 on September 04, 2009

A very pleasant experience

Friendly Inn Keepers

4.0 on August 24, 2009

We spent 3 nights at The Gentle Giant B&B in Geneva, NY. The food was great, more than enough to fill our stomachs before a fun-filled day. The Inn Keepers were extremely friendly and accomodating. We truly enjoyed our time talking and making new friends.

Very comfy and cozy

4.2 on August 22, 2009

Glenda and Bill were very accommodating to our last minute plans. They welcomed us very warmly. The room was large, very clean and comfortable- down pillows and a firm mattress! The bathroom down the hall was well stocked with clean towels and beautiful hand-made soaps. There was lots of hot water and good water pressure. The setting is rural and very quiet at night. The breakfast was scrambled farm fresh eggs, freshly picked berries, juice, toast, tea, and poundcake with home made jam. Delicious. When we are back in the area we will stay again!

Cute and quaint B&B

4.8 on August 21, 2009

Great hosts and excellent food. We were pleased by the hosts' knowledge of restaurants and winderies in the area. They were very helpful and nice.

Geneva, NY

4.8 on August 14, 2009

I wish I was a family member! At least I felt like one!

amazing place!

4.6 on August 13, 2009

This B&B has a quiet, farmhouse feel with many little touches. It's super-clean; even the sheets are ironed! Central air, wonderful beds, amazing breakfasts- I wasn't hungry 'til supper!

nice large rooms

4.6 on August 11, 2009

Beautiful home and great hosts! Breakfast was awesome both days and we enjoyed chatting and hearing stories of the local farms.

great weekend!

5 on August 07, 2009

Glenda and Bill are amazing hosts that welcome their guests with an amazing degree of grace, friendliness, and comfort. Highest remarks all around!

Lovely inn, wonderful innkeepers

4.4 on August 04, 2009

Pretty rooms in a lovely old house beside a working farm in convenient location for Finger Lakes and near Seneca Falls and other Women's History Sites. Our friendly and knowledgeable hosts -- Glenda and Bill -- couldn't have been nicer. Beautifully laid breakfast table with fresh berries and eggs and lovely conversation -- we got a much later start to our travels than intended because we were enjoying breakfast so much. Would definitely stay again!

we felt very much at home

4.6 on July 17, 2009

Knowledgeable host couple, great breakfast meal.

Comfort and Peace

5 on June 25, 2009

Everything was very enjoyable about the stay. From the comfortable room, plentiful and delicious breakfast, and warm hospitality. It was also very clean which is important to us.


5 on May 07, 2009

Lovely people, lovely accomodations, lovely setting-active farm. They will be my first choice whenever I'm in the area.

Great first experience

4.0 on March 27, 2009

This was our first time at a B&B and the whole experience was wonderful Bill and Glenda were wonderful hosts, very friendly, sweet, and accommodating. Breakfasts were a feast and absolutely delicious. We had a great getaway weekend.

Wonderful experience

4.2 on March 19, 2009

We had a wonderful evening and breakfast. The owners are welcoming and very sweet. We loved their dogs, too!

Fingerlakes weekend

4.6 on January 13, 2009

This was our first stay at a B&B and it was wonderful! Very clean with an excellent breakfast!!

A friendly place

4.4 on January 13, 2009

We found Gentle Giants online and arrived 2 hours late in a snow storm. The innkeepers were waiting for us with a place of biscotti and warm cups of cocoa and coffee. What a joy!

A charming B&B

4.2 on November 21, 2008

The accommodations were lovely. The service and food great. Nothing could beat meeting the "Gentle Giants"

Gentle Giants B&B

4.0 on November 17, 2008

A wonderful home away from home. Delightful hosts and delicious breakfast.


4.8 on October 29, 2008

outstanding place

home away from home

5 on October 27, 2008

Gentle Giants B&B is an excellent place to relax and feel at home. Delicious breakfasts, fresh country air, wonderful hospitality- all at a good price.

The comforts of home...

4.8 on October 15, 2008

Gentle Giants is just such a comfortable place to visit. Bill and Glenda and the horses and dogs are always glad to see you, the rooms are clean and comfy, the breakfasts are great - what more could a traveler ask?

We loved it

4.6 on October 15, 2008

The pictures on the internet didn't do justice to this quaint site. Not fussy or overdone but just right. Relaxing. Twin beds for me and my sister a plus.

Charm & Peace

4.2 on October 15, 2008

Peaceful, quaint old farmhouse, fresh eggs from the barn, luscious full breakfast, sweet hosts.

Country B&B

5 on October 14, 2008

In this quaint farming community, we got to take a look at the past. In all its grandure and beauty, we got to settle in for a peaceful night.

Like being part of the family!

4.8 on October 02, 2008

My wife and I spent two nights here while visiting wine country. It was like visiting family (the ones you like!) down on the farm. We were received very warmly by Glenda and Bill and nearly cried when it was time to leave. Hated to go, so hopefully we'll get back there sometime. Cozy old 1850's farmhouse with period decor, friendly dogs and Belgian horses. Surrounded by fresh vegetables grown by their farmer son. Breakfasts were delicious and the conversation was witty and most enjoyable. Great place to stay!

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on August 10, 2008

Comfortable rooms, clean bathroom, great breakfast and wonderful hosts. A great place to stay.

Delightful stay

4.4 on July 30, 2008

We were delighted to stay on a working farm. The house was beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We had a delicious farm fresh breakfast, including raspberries picked from their own bushes! Our hosts were very friendly.

Bed & Breakfast Notes

4.2 on July 08, 2008

What a great place to stay. Most gracious hosts, wonderful food, lovely home, all in all a well cared for home away from home.

Horses and Flowers

5 on May 30, 2008

Unique flower garden with a rare peony in full bloom..walk a tad farther and you find three unique Belgium draft horses. Enjoyed our breakfast visit with the farmer and his wife. What a difference really fresh eggs make!

Gentle Giants Bed & Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $110 - $120
  • Reviews (86) 4.6
  • Rooms 2
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-3157812723