Beautiful Valley Guesthouse

68 Main Street , Scottsville, NY 14546 USA (Show map)


Historic Scottsville offers easy access to Rochester's colleges (RIT, UofR and Roberts Wesleyan all within 15 mins), major Interstates (I-90 & I-390) and is on the fringe of the Finger Lakes Wine Country! Our quaint village guesthouse is nestled at the head of the Oatka Creek & Genesee River valleys. An easy drive to Letchworth State Park or Niagara Falls; visit unique cobblestone houses along historic routes near the Lake Ontario shoreline and Erie Canal - Beautiful Valley Guesthouse is where it all begins. Enjoy a refreshing morning walk in the first community settled west of the Genesee River, enjoying a mix of beauty, history & convenience! Also suited for backpackers & cyclists touring the Genesee Valley Greenway (connecting downtown Rochester to Central NY's southern-tier region). Canoe or kayak the Genesee River & duck under Erie Canal bridges within paddling distance of Scottsville! Try world-class fishing on the Oatka Creek! Experience Upstate NY's finest at Beautiful Valley Guesthouse.



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

Great little B&B

4.8 on August 20, 2017

We spent one night here because of a family wedding. The B&B is conveniently located near The Wed Shed. It is a cute house and very well-maintained. The owners were very responsive to our questions.

Quaint charming stay

3.8 on August 06, 2017

Great service in a unique historic house in Scottsville.

disappointed / not recommended

1.8 on August 02, 2017

My wife and I have stayed at numerous B&B's around the country, and we agree that this one is below average. The hosts are clearly running this B&B as an after-thought. Their main focus is their cafe which they heavily promote on their site as well as in the hand written note we received and in the guest info book. The room was in need of repair (paint pealing off the wall above the jacuzzi which had a make-shift drain plug (the original was missing), towel wrack falling off the wall, deep scratch marks on the floor from furniture being moved around, cleaning supplies used by the host easily found child height in the room, dust bunnies in the corners.... and the worst part.... I go down for coffee in the morning and there's leftover coffee in the pot from the previous day!!!) I guess if we wanted breakfast / fresh coffee we would have had to pre-arange for it and pay extra or walk 2 blocks to their coffee shop. We NEVER saw or heard our hosts. It's our belief that this couple had the coffee shop first, an opportunity to buy the B&B came up and they took it thinking they could run both..... not so. My advice to them... focus on 1 business and do it well. We went to the coffee place and found out that some of the equipment wasn't working and they were out of a few menu items. I also noticed flies in the pastry display case. My wife and I have spent our lives in foodservice and we know first hand how hard it can be, but that is no excuse for not giving great customer service because your stretched too thin. Standards slip, customers go away unhappy and you never find out why they never come back. This B&B has potential, but as it's being run now, we recommend staying someplace else; unless you don't care that you're paying for B&B service which should INCLUDE service from the host but doesn't happen here.

Innkeeper Response
We’re sorry this guest felt the need to post such a strongly negative review, which certainly does not reflect the way most of our guests feel. Our guests have given us a great deal of positive feedback through the years regarding the Guesthouse, the accommodations, and the unique experience we offer of complimentary breakfast included at our Coffeehouse. Quoting previous guests, “The rooms are large and well kept.” “Breakfast at the owners' coffee shop was excellent.” “The breakfast was great and the room was very clean. This is not pampered service.” “The Guesthouse suited our needs just fine! The rooms are all very clean and the decor is warm and welcoming! We enjoyed a good hearty cup of coffee and breakfast at the coffee house. Would definitely recommend!” This guest chose to arrive extremely late, well past checkin time, so we did not meet him in person, but still went out of our way to allow access to the house, keys, etc. with a note and instructions. Since they never contacted us upon arrival and stayed only one night, we never heard of any concerns prior to this negative review. To respond directly to some things mentioned, many of his “observations” are not objective or accurate. We have run the Guesthouse since 2006, the Coffeehouse since 2011. Neither is an afterthought. There weren’t dustbunnies in the room, cleaning supplies at child height or towel bars falling off the wall. Coffee in the Guesthouse is for all guests to share at any time, without restrictions, as he might think. At the Coffeehouse, we serve over 100 customers daily, the equipment is kept working and on a rare occasion something may sell out. This does not equal poor customer service. Again, we have run the Guesthouse for many years with very satisfied travelers. This guest obviously expected a much more pampered experience that an Inn, not a Guesthouse, would better fit.

- Rachel (Guesthouse Owner)

Felt like home

5 on July 20, 2017

We were late. But Rachel called & helped us find our way. She stayed on the phone til we pulled into the driveway. It was the best night sleep I had in along time. We want to come back next year. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

Wonderful room & vacation

5 on July 07, 2017

Everything was just so beautiful. I could of stayed there for awhile. We felt like we were at home.

Nice Place to Stay

3.8 on March 25, 2017

This is a beautiful old house in Scotsville NY. The rooms are large and well kept. The stairwell (to the second floor rooms) is a bit steep and narrow so take your time accending and descending. The common rooms are spacious and comfortable. The owners don't live on site but are close enough to respond when needed. There is no on-site breakfast - instead breakfast is at the coffee shop down the road.

Nice place to stay

3.0 on December 04, 2016

The stay met and our expectations in this cute little town. We would stay again!

September in Scottsville

4.0 on September 13, 2016

Visiting our son at RIT. One night at Beautiful Valley Guesthouse. A quaint B+B located in a cute small town. Great location, comfortable stay, and a wonderful breakfast sandwich. Would definitely stay again.

Lovely house, perfect host

5 on September 08, 2016

Beautiful old home, and very comfortable surroundings. Breakfast wasn't on site, it was at a pretty cafe a few doors down. We came to explore two bike paths, and this was an ideal location for accessing the paths.

Lives up to it's name, beautiful

5 on August 24, 2016

Stayed here one night while bicycling the Greenway Trail. Nice clean, comfortable room. It was nice having the use of the refrigerator too. And the free breakfast was delicious! We enjoyed our stay very much, can't wait to do this again!

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Rooms & Rates

Rupert Suite

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub & shower, internet access (WiFi), TV

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

Private Suite

Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, internet access (WiFi), TV

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

Alpenrose Suite

Queen bed, private bathroom with shower / steam shower, internet access (WiFi), TV

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


2 Bunks, internet access (WiFi); may include shared bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

Genesee Country Village, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Cobblestone Houses, Quaint Village, Airport, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From I-90 Buffalo: Take exit 47 (I-490 / NYS Rte 19 LeRoy), take Rte 19 south and first left onto North Road (follow signs for Genesee Country Village); travel approx. 10 mi to Scottsville; Right onto State Rte 386 and left onto Rte 383; Guesthouse is on left 1/4 mi. From I-390 / US 15 / I-86 Corning: Take exit 11 (Rtes 15/251 Rush/Scottsville) and head west on State Rte 251 to Scottsville; left onto Rte 383; Guesthouse is on right 1/4 mi. From I-90 Syracuse / Rochester: Take exit 46 (I-390) and head south to exit 11 (Rtes. 15/251 Rush/Scottsville); follow directions from I-390 above. From Downtown Rochester / Airport: Take Scottsville Road (State Rte 383) to Scottsville; Guesthouse is on right just past business district. Scottsville is SW of Rochester and I-90 / I-390 Interchange.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Genesee Country Village, Six Flags Darien Lake, George Eastman House, RIT, UR, Roberts Wesleyan, Geneseo State College, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Eastman School of Music, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Microwave and Toaster Oven, Ironing board & iron/hair dryers, Icemaker

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: after 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs only for an extra fee
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: on certain weekends / holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of the total reservation amount
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Carl & Rachel Schoenthal

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About the innkeepers

Carl & Rachel work as a team to give the best to each guest, provide lodging and hospitality services at three locations in Scottsville. Recently opening the Artisan Coffeehouse, it operates daily to serve as a community gathering place for locals & visitors. Carl is an avid canoer, mandolin player and professional engineer. His wife Rachel, a fellow musician, works professionally on a per diem basis at nearby Strong Hospital.

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Full Breakfast at our Artisan Coffeehouse

  • Time Served: Anytime before 11 AM
  • Serving Location: Artisan Coffeehouse down the street, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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