Barrister's Bed and Breakfast

56 Cayuga St. , Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA (Show map)


Seneca Falls village historic home, spacious rooms, ensuite baths, some whirlpools & fireplaces, central air & generous fresh breakfast. gas firepit in stone-walled outdoor patio off majestic porch. Easy traveling to Finger Lakes attractions including lakes, parks, wineries, shopping historic sites, and local colleges.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Restful-We'll be Back!

4.6 on July 04, 2016

We recently spent two days at the Barrister Inn...a previous home of several generations of Seneca Lake lawyers. Ken and Diane are gracious hosts, and share their genuine love of the area. They know it inside and out, and are very involved in community activities that keep Seneca Lake thriving. They provided great maps and suggested itineraries based on our interests, and offered many coupons for Finger Lake winery wine tastings, which were greatly appreciated. Breakfast, made by Ken, is outstanding...a three-course affair of scrumptious food, beautifully presented. The home is old but lovingly restored and cared for. It is a real treat to stay here!

Very Relaxing!

4.6 on July 21, 2015

This is a very lovely Bed & Breakfast with an extremely relaxing atmosphere. Ken & Diane are excellent hosts! We stayed two nights and were quite pleased with the home. Breakfast both days was fantastic! From the moment we met them at the front door, both Ken & Diane could not do enough to be sure we were comfortable and enjoying their visit. There is plenty to see and visit in the area. Also plenty of local restaurant within a short walking distance.

Good times at the Inn.

4.6 on September 10, 2014

I stayed at the Inn this past weekend, 9/5 and 9/6, with my sister-in-laws. We had a great time.We were in Erin's Retreat. Great space for the 3 of us. All rooms are decorated beautifully. Ken and Diane, the owners, are very welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable they make you feel right at home. Their 3 course breakfast was delicious. Sitting down to breakfast with the other guests was a nice experience it gave us a chance to talk to the other guests and find out what some of the things they liked best. Diane provided us with all the information we needed for our wine touring along with other places we wanted to see. Thank you, Ken and Diane for making our time there such a great experience. I look forward to seeing you again Cathy Creighton

Absolutely wonderful visit!

5 on September 09, 2014

I had the pleasure to stay at the Inn this past weekend, 9/5 and 9/6, with my sister-in-law and sister. We had such a nice time. The rooms are decorated so beautifully. Ken and Diane, the owners, are so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. Their breakfast is truly a celebration. They prepared such a delicious meal mostly supplied by local vendors. This allowed us, the guests, to get to know each other and them during our breakfast feast. Diane mapped out the areas for us that we wanted to visit. It felt like home!! Thank you, Ken and Diane for making our time there such a pleasant experience. Regards, Marion

Great Place to Stay

5 on July 25, 2014

My daughter booked us into Barrister's a year before our trip. We loved the look on the web page and we were not disappointed. Ken & Diane are wonderful B&B owners and I wish all were like them. We had great breakfasts, fantastic rooms, and excellent conversations with Ken & Diane and the other guests. if we are ever in the area again, we will be staying with Ken & Diane. Thank You! Denise & Sandra

Great B&B

5 on February 13, 2014

We stayed here one night in July of 2013. Called from the road and they had a cancellation. It was the smallest room they had but it was beautiful. Ken and Diane were wonderful hosts. Breakfast in the morning was gourmet! Diane had all sorts of coupons for free wine tasting in the region. We will definitely return.

Best B&B

5 on October 29, 2013

We have stayed at Barrister's several times, and continue to find it an exceptional experience. The rooms are gorgeous, and the Innkeepers are wonderful! The gourmet breakfast fills us up and holds us over all through our travel day. We've already reserved our rooms for next fall!

Best Place to Stay in the Finger Lakes Region

4.6 on September 24, 2013

Breakfasts were wonderful and were accommodating to my allergies. Our hosts provided wonderful information about the area based on our conversations. The Barrister was quiet, clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this b&b as your base for exploration of the region.

Fall Harvest Season Vacation

4.4 on September 18, 2013

Barristers is a fascinating home that appreciates history and classical style. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Ken and Diane offer the highest standard of hosptitality. The town where barristers is located and quiet and peaceful.

Awesome stay

4.4 on September 16, 2013

Loved our stay in Barrister's bed and breakfast. It's in great location, close to both the famous lakes. The hosts Diane and Ken were excellent. Diane helped us plan our 2 days in fingerlakes and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Breakfast was very delicious too. We will definitely come back and stay here whenever we visit Fingerlakes again!

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Location Type

Downtown, Village, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From east, west, or north, take Exit 41 off NYS Thruway, follow signs for Rts 5&20 East, through downtown Seneca Falls. Rts 5&20 becomes Cayuga Street. From south, take Rt 414 north to Seneca Falls, cross canal, follow Cayuga Street to 56 Cayuga Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking, historic sites nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No Children over 10, one suite available for an extra person
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two-night minimum most weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation held with credit card or 50% cash deposit. Reserving all 5 rooms requires 50% deposit.
  • Cancellations: Check-in is from 4 PM to 8 PM. If you need to make special arrangements for early or later check-in, please let us know ahead of time. Checkout is 11 AM. Reservations are held with credit card or personal check in the amount of one-half amount due. Deposit is refunded in full with at least 7 days advance notice of cancellation. No refund for cancellations with less than 7 days notice unless the room is re-booked, then the deposit is refunded in full. A no-show will be charged the full amount. Reserving all five rooms requires a non-refundable deposit and minimum 14 days cancellation notice. Cancellations with less than 14 days notice and no-shows will be charged the full amount unless the inn can be re-booked. Room rates do not include applicable taxes (currently 11.00%). Prices quoted are per night, double occupancy. Erin's Retreat is the only suite available for an additional person, which is an additional $25.00. Payment: Major credit card, personal check, traveler’s check or cash.
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Ken & Diane McConnell

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, special diets

Signature Dish

Baked Stuffed French Toast
Individual serving is prepared with speciality breads, cream cheese, fruits and is baked.


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