Adda Trimmer House Bed and Breakfast

145 East Main Street , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)


David Orville Trimmer built Trimmer House for his wife and daughters in 1891. D.O. Trimmer was a wealthy wine merchant specializing in champagne. No expense was spared in restoring this fine example of Queen Anne architecture. What better way to visit the Finger Lakes Wine Region than by staying at this Historic Bed & Breakfast! Proprietor Gary M. Smith, Professor of Hospitality Management at Keuka College, will attend to every detail. Elegant 1891 Queen Anne Victorian situated in historic downtown. Seven spacious guest-rooms with private baths including a suite and adjacent guesthouse. Attentive hospitality, period furnishings and a full gourmet breakfast await your arrival.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Classy and Comfortable B&B

5 on March 27, 2017

We stayed at Trimmer House B&B and found it to exceed our expectations. The rooms were very comfy and clean and the hosts friendly and helpful. Great central location for the wine and beer trails. Stay here if you visit the Keuka Lake area.

Charming B&B Choice

5 on February 17, 2017

We don't normally stay in B&Bs but we decided to try Trimmer House out for a romantic valentines getaway. We would absolutely come back there again. The B&B is very historic but modern. They thought of everything we could want and served a delicious breakfast as well. They are located in town so you can walk to pubs and restaurants. The owners were very interesting and helpful in making suggestions. Put Trimmer House on your to do list if you plan on visiting the Keuka Lake area.

Helpful Hosts

5 on February 02, 2017

We stayed at Trimmer House based on the suggestion of friends who had been there before. We would certainly recommend this B&B. The hosts were very helpful in assisting us in making the most of our visit. They suggested a great restaurant, Ports, and made a reservation for us. The B&B itself is imppecably kept and they have thought of every comfort you might want. Breakfast was delicious and entertaining. You will not be disappointed with a stay at Trimmer House B&B.

Always Excellent

5 on February 01, 2017

We have stayed at Trimmer House several times over the years as it is one of our favorite B&Bs. It is the perfect location for visiting the Keuka or Seneca Wine Trails. The Inn has a romantic Victorian atmosphere with modern amenities. The Hosts are very knowledgeable about the area and serve up personal hospitality. Bessie's room is one of our favorites as it has a fireplace. Breakfast is delicious accompanied by vintage music from their 100 year old player piano. Always a memorable stay at Trimmer House!

Wonderful vacation

5 on August 26, 2016

We recently stayed at Trimmer House for a 5 day vacation in the Fingerlakes. Yang and Gary were gracious hosts who ensured we were very comfortable (and well fed!) throughout our stay. Their local knowledge helped us find some gems of places to visit that we would otherwise not have known about. And the house is beautiful. Thoroughly recommend.

Attention to detail amazing!

5 on August 22, 2016

This is an immaculate property. The home has been restored beautifully. Attention to detail in addressing guests comfort was just amazing. Breakfast was served at 8:30 but coffee/tea was available at 7:30am. Buffet breakfast included a frittata, pancakes, bacon, fruit and scone. Very good and quite filling. Off street parking is available. We only stayed the one night but would strongly recommend to others. It also has a great front porch to relax on. While we normally stay in Watkins Glenn during our visits to the Finger Lakes, this is a very short drive away and well worth it in comparison to the BB's in Watkins Glenn.

First B+B experience

5 on June 24, 2016

This was our first B+B experience. It was great, we will be back! We stayed during the week due to our anniversary date, next time we are going to try a weekend so we can meet other guest! Our hosts were more than accommodating.

Amazing time!

5 on December 01, 2014

We have been here several times over the last few years, and are looking forward to a 2015 trip. Gary and Yang are great hosts and provide each guest with a beautiful home during their stay. Incredibly friendly and helpful with tips on the area. Great location and immaculate home! I can't say enough about the Trimmer House B and B, I'm so happy we discovered it for our wineries trips!!

Wonderful stay in early May

5 on May 17, 2014

There were five of us on a Finger Lakes early May hiking/site-seeing tour, and we had a wonderful stay for 3 days and nights. The meals, the rooms, Gary's (the innkeeper), knowledge of the area, the front porch, and the setting were all great. In fact, I will be returning. People from the city would be attracted to the comforts, the porches, the peacefulness and security, etc. Gary and Yang do a fantastic job!

Welcoming and Wonderful!

5 on May 29, 2013

We were not sure of our arrival time in town and when we drove that evening and called around, the proprietor welcomed us and said she would be right there to let us in and get settled. From the moment we walked in she showed us their home; took care of us and made us quite at home. We loved our upstairs suite; very warm, quiet, cozy, claw foot tub; lovely and comfortable (comfortable cotton robes and slippers). She checked with us to ensure we had the breakfast we needed before we headed out by bicycle. She also helped us with a good safe place for our bike. Breakfast was complete and delicious. Beverages were always available; small refrigerator available too. We were so tired from our ride by the time we arrived she helped us with a recommendation for take out and provided us dinner ware to eat. We really enjoyed the segment of the house on 'If Walls could talk' which we watched on DVD with a movie from their great dvd collection. The Trimmer was easy to find and in a lovely part of town; beautiful inside and out with special touches like fresh flowers. Parking is convenient in the extra large driveway and place for bicycle. She was knowledgeable about the history of the house and area and excited to help guests. She was genuine in her desire to provide a wonderful guest experience. She asked us what we'd like for breakfast and provided a terrific meal. We would definitely stay again.

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Location Type

Small town, Village, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, outdoor hot tub, boutiques, craft and farm markets, Micro-Breweries, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Accommodations are not suitable for children under 10.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay in season on the weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Rooms will be held with credit card. 14 day cancellation required. If cancellation is made less than the applicable number of days, the whole reservation fee may be charged. "No-Shows" will be charged for the reservation. If a group reservation is made, the Inn will establish conditions.
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Yang & Gary Smith

Languages spoken

Chinese, English

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Full Gourmet

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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