Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast

16 Elm St , Trumansburg, NY 14886 USA (Show map)


Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast and American Impressionist Art Gallery is nestled on nearly four acres and is within easy walking distance to the Main Street of Trumansburg, NY. Formerly known as the historic Biggs Mansion, Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast offers quiet privacy yet convenient access to Ithaca shops and fine dining, Cornell University and Ithaca State College. Enjoy the beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate New York and the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails. Our Inn is right in the heart of 25 New York State Parks and a variety of museums and historic homes. The countryside is dotted with over 90 wineries, orchards, dairy farms, resorts and country inns. To see availability please go to our website.



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

In a word, WONDERFUL!

5 on September 24, 2014

My wife and I just spent four days at the Juniper Hill B&B. Located on a quiet street in Trumansburg, NY, this may the best B&B I have stayed at over the years. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The residence is elegant with great attention to detail to make guests feel welcome and at ease. The house is very interesting with a great deal of art to peruse at your leisure. Bruce, our host, prepared three course breakfasts that were delicious and plentiful. He always asked what we were doing for the day and had excellent suggestions for activities which abound in this area. Whether it's hiking, museums, wineries, sight seeing, cycling, farmers markets, or just relaxing, there is plenty to see and do, The B&B is only 11 miles from Ithaca and a short drive to the countryside and the wineries, ideally located! We left after four days feeling very relaxed and pleased at our wonderful find. Highly recommended!!! We hope to return soon.

Best nights stay ever!

5 on April 05, 2014

We stayed one night as a birthday gift and Juniper Hill was the right choice by far. Every little detail about the room and hospitality exceeded our expectations. Bruce was extremely curtious and an excellent chef. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here. You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to come back someday.

best B + B EVER!

5 on November 04, 2013

This B + B far exceeded our expectations. Some B + B's can be awkward and a little weird. This one was perfect. Very beautiful, every possible thing you might want, private, amazing food and service, immaculately clean and the added bonus of being a gallery makes this place incredible.

We want to live here!

5 on October 26, 2012

A lovely experience and a lovely Inn. Last minute graduation trip to Cornell, and all the hotels were full. Luckily Bruce had a cancellation and we were able to book the John Singer Sargent room for 3 nights. Bruce met us on the porch when we arrived, as well as every time we retrurned... It was like coming home. The entire Inn has been lovingly decorated by Bruce (with his glue gun) and Dave, each room filled with Dave's Art Collection and many of their own personal items and memories. Our room was comfortable, beautiful and the jetted tub was amazing. The baked goods that Bruce provided were amazing including his scones ( and no I didn't sneak any in my suitcase) and his own version of the Nieman Marcus cookie. Bruce was helpful in guiding us to restaurants around the region and it instantly seemed like he was an old friend. We are sad that we live in Colorado and can't pop in for the weekend. We only had a short time and most days an agenda, but would be very happy to spend time at this INN reading, relaxing, soaking in the tub, and nibbling on Bruce's baked goods, or as the title stated, would love to move in. I hope someday we can return. This is the Best B&B we've found. Sorry it took so long to give a review. Pati and Dave from Colorado.

A truly excellent B&B destination

4.8 on August 30, 2012

The house is beautiful, and furnished with many wonderful paintings, furniture, and other artful decorations. Rooms are comfortable, and bathrooms are totally modern, with Jacuzzi, etc. Bruce is very welcoming, friendly, and helpful, and offered numerous suggestions for things to see and do which were much appreciated.

Beyond expectations!

5 on July 21, 2011

Fabulous setting, delightfully furnished rooms, like residing in an art museum. Excellent food and at all times felt as though we were guests at David & Bruce's home. A four star rating.

Spectacular B&B

5 on May 12, 2011

We received a stay at Juniper Hill as a wedding gift. It was truly a "gift"! The Inn is fabulous - beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. The art work displayed throughout is wonderful. Our room was gorgeous and the bathroom was the best I'd ever experienced. One of the owners - Bruce - met us at the door when we arrived and saw to our every need. Breakfast was a culinary delight. Absolutely wonderful Inn and a great experience in a quaint little village.

Can't wait to visit Juniper Hill again!!

5 on April 19, 2011

My husband and I had an amazing weekend at Juniper Hill. Juniper Hill is located close to the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and is a very convenient place to stay when visiting the Finger Lakes. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owners and given a tour of the bed and breakfast, and a tour of our room. Everything was very clean, and our room was amazing!! Breakfast in the morning was incredible! The amenities provided and the personal touches that were provided by the owners really make Juniper Hill a Bed and Breakfast to visit again and again! I cant wait until next time!

Fabulous getaway

5 on November 13, 2009

My wife & I came to the Juniper Lake region to celebrate my birthday and after research picked the Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast, and it was spectacular! Rooms were very beautiful and comfortable, the breakfasts were gourmet, & Bruce was very charming & helped us whenever he could. 2 dogs at the house equally won our hearts! We so look forward to returning to this very special lovingly maintained & cared for property.

Great place!!

4.0 on October 01, 2009

My wife and I stayed for two nights and enjoyed it immensely....... Bruce is a great cook, provides several freebies, and the house is beautiful. You can not go wrong staying here. We travel a lot, and I'd sure like to be able to find places of this quality everywhere!

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Rooms & Rates

Lilla Cabot Perry

Our newest addition with a Hollywood Glamour feel of days past. Overlooking both the front gardens and the backyard, The room features a deep tufting upholstered California King bed , mirrored chrome night stands, with Art Deco Lucite lamps, 40” flat panel TV, DVD player, combination desk/dresser, upholstered club chairs and table,iPod alarm clock, ceiling fan/ac, fridge, sound machine, iron/ironing board, plush robes/slippers. The bathroom consists of heated marble floors marble and glass half circle shower with Kohler Moxie Shower head Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. There is also a 2 person in

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $260

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Location Type

Cornell University, Ithaca State College, Finger Lakes, Cayuga Wine Trail, Seneca Wine Trail, Watkins Glen, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Watkins Glen Racetrack, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wet bar, Wired internet , ice maker -hot/cold bubbler, in room complimentry drinks, weekend desserts, snack attack buffet, Romance Ala Cart (see website)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only there is a designated outside smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well mannered children 13 and above,
  • Childcare Provided: No children under 18 may not be left without a parent/gardian
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends may-October, certain holidays and events, see website
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one nights stay or 50% of reservation, which ever is greater
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days notice (60 days for special events) is required for cancellation in order to avoid a cancellation charge. The cancellation charge is equal to the amount for your entire reserved stay. Early departures and cancellations without 14/60 day notice will be refunded for days not stayed only if we are able to rebook the days; and your refund, if any, would be determined and sent to you after the intended reservation date. Received reservation requests, once charged to your credit card, will be charged a non-refundable $25 administrative fee for all cancellations or confirmed reservation changes. If you rebook at least the same number of days, the administrative fee will be waived. Reservations closer than 14/60 days are not subject to rescheduling.
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David Kuranda, Brent and Jet Forker

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About the innkeepers

Gourmet farm-to-table cooking, gardening, fine art, interior design, historic restoration, motorcycles

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  • Time Served: 8-9
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian picnic baskets

Signature Dish

Juniper Hill Breakfast Risotto
This delicious Italian inspired dish, has a wonderful breakfast sausage omelet, with scallions, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes, chopped up and blended with a creamy cheesy risotto. Served with homemade english muffins, and blueberry chicken sausage.

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