Halsey House Bed and Breakfast

2057 Trumansburg Rd. , Trumansburg, 14886 USA (Show map)


An 1829 Federal style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Five minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail and 12 minutes from Ithaca. Featuring luxury guest rooms with private ensuite bathrooms (two with two-person whirlpool tubs), heavenly pillow-top mattresses and down/feather pillows. Air conditioning, WIFI and televisions with Dvd players are standard amenities in the bedrooms. A full hot breakfast starts your day with delicious tastes and smells. Come be pampered in historic charm with modern amenities.



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

Outstanding B&B

5 on May 01, 2015

My husband and I have stayed in a number of B&Bs. This one is outstanding. The home and grounds are extremely well kept and clean. The rooms are all elegant (including the common rooms), the period furniture is lovely. There is a look of class, harmony, and gracefulness to all the rooms (including the bathroom) while also being welcoming and comfortable. We stayed in the "Margaret's Retreat" room, which was sufficiently large to include 2 chairs and a small table, a desk & chair, and an armoire without feeling cluttered--instead, there was a sense of spaciousness which I have rarely found in the other B&Bs I've stayed at. The bed was very comfortable and in top condition (so there were no worn areas), with soft clean sheets, and down pillows. Everything in our room, including the robes, was of high class and in new (or like-new) condition. The bathroom was fantastic--it reminded me of a spa. It was very spacious and had a large whirlpool tub, with a selection of scented liquids that could be added to the water. When I set the water to hot in order to fill the tub, the water came out hot immediately, even though we were on the second floor and outside temperatures were in the 50's. I have been in a whirlpool before that was just a modified bathtub--no comparison to the bathtub at Halsey House! Not only was it luxurious, but all my travel aches just melted away--it was heavenly. My husband decided to take a bath and use the whirlpool as well, and had the same experience that I did. At home, we both prefer to take showers instead of baths, so this says a lot for the whirlpool and its setting at Halsey House. Our hosts were friendly, helpful, accommodating, entertaining, and knowledgeable about the house's history as well as the town. We enjoyed talking to both of them. Our breakfast was fabulous, cooked and served by our hosts, and included a selection of delicious artisan breads made by a nearby bakery.

Warm, relaxing and a great place to stay

4.4 on May 17, 2013

We have been to the Halsey House B&B several times and each was a better experience than its predecessor.We have stayed in three different rooms, all of which were large, spotlessly clean, warm and inviting with great pillow top mattresses that provide for a restful sleep. Some had whirlpool tubs, others had great two person showers and all had fireplaces or waterfalls and robes. We almost wanted to just stay in the room but the common areas were equally inviting, especially the porch and the firepit area where we enjoyed some wine and cheese purchased on our daytrips. KC offers up a delicious breakfast and Mitch is a font of knowledge about the area and offers great suggestions for off site excursions.

A destination in itself!

5 on October 11, 2011

My friend and I stayed at the Halsey House over the Columbus Day holiday and it was wonderful! Each evening after a day of hiking or wine trails, we spent relaxing by the firepit with good company next to the lovely waterfall on the side yard. The breakfasts served each morning were truly 5 star. They not only tasted amazing but the presentation was beautiful too. Making the destination even better was the innkeepers KC and Mitch's relaxed and fun personalities. Thanks to both for a lovely weekend. We will be back!

The Halsey House

5 on August 10, 2011

Nice hosts, good food & wonderful rooms.

Most Beautiful B&B in New york

5 on March 29, 2010

This B&B is the Most Beautiful we have ever stayed in and the service is above all the rest.We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the consistant comittment to insuring that we had a wonderful weekend stay.We would highly recommend the Halsey House to all of our friends.We are planning on returing in the very near future.Thanks Kc and Mitch.

A Home Away From Home

5 on September 25, 2009

Halsey House is truly one of the loveliest B&B we've ever stayed in. The decor is elegant and comfortable, The showere roomy and snacks and breakfast delicious--all the amenities you would need. Gracious hosts

A yardstick to measure by...

5 on July 18, 2009

What every inn should strive to be. KC and Mitch have crafted a wonderful Bed and Breakfast experience. The home is beautifully renovated with just the right balance of historic charm and modern amenities. Mitch and KC are gracious hosts, witty and accommodating without being overbearing or intrusive. Do not miss the Halsey House Pecan Muffins. They were the pinnacle of our delicious and expertly presented breakfasts. Of our fifteen or so B&B experiences, this was one of the best. Thank you guys so much for giving us such a wonderful memory for our vacation. John and Tammy Starr

A yardstick to measure by...

5 on July 18, 2009

What all other inns should strive to be. KC and Mitch have crafted an amazing B&B experience. The home is beautifully renovated with just the right balance of historical character and modern amenities. Mitch and KC are gracious hosts, witty and charming without being overbearing or intrusive. Do not miss KC's Halsey House Pecan Muffins they were the pinnacle of our delicious and expertly presented breakfasts. Of our fifteen or so B&B experiences, truly one of the finest. Thank you so much guys for the wonderful visit and we will see you again in a few years. John and Tammy Starr


5 on April 17, 2009

The Halsey House is just beautiful. The private rooms and bathrooms are wonderful. We had the privilege of staying in both Margret's Retreat and Indulgence. Indulgence truly was indulgent!! The bathroom was fantastic. All of the rooms are beautiful. The home is warm and the innkeepers are so hospitable. I have dietary issues and they were very open and genuinely interested in finding the best breakfast for me. We got to visit with their pets. I highly recommend this beautiful break from regular life.


5 on February 27, 2009

What a beautiful place. Food was wonderful!

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Rooms & Rates


Indulgence has it all, a king bed with ultra-comfortable pillowtop mattress, a black marble fireplace controlled by remote, 40" flat screen HDTV and a Bose Wave radio/cd player. The gorgeous and huge bathroom features an oversized two person whirlpool tub and an equally large custom walk-in shower with body sprays and a rainhead. Indulge yourself in life's luxuries!

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

Nightly Rate: $289 - $289

Margaret''s Retreat

A massive walnut canopy queen bed is the focal point of this room, topped with our wonderful pillowtop mattress encased in soft and silky cotton bedding. The warm colors of ruby red and gold bring romance to life. Amenities include a large TV with Dvd, CD player, writing desk, and a spacious ensuite bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249


Serenity is not just the name of this guestroom, it describes the atmosphere as well. The king sized hand-carved mahogany bed has the Sealy premium pillowtop mattress we have become known for, and the new built-in mantel has our first waterfall feature as well as the large HDTV and Dvd player. A reading chair and ottoman, two chairs and a table complete this guestroom. The ensuite bathroom has a large custom walk-in shower. And, of course, WIFI is throughout the house!

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $239


This tranquil room features a more contemporary feel and has a queen size mahogany bed with a commanding view of the beautiful gas fireplace and HDTV with Dvd player. There is an oversized reclining wing-backed chair that seats two and a spacious table and chairs. Elegance is a bright and sunny room with three huge windows. WIFI and an ensuite bath with a very large custom tiled shower round out this room quite nicely.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

The Chamber

The beautiful custom-made queen iron canopy bed with a flirt of fabric and our oh-so-comfortable pillowtop mattress will cocoon you as if you were in a chamber in a castle. The walls are covered in an ivory fabric, and a writing desk and reading chair complete the decor. There is a flat screen HDTV with Dvd player, WiFi and an ensuite bathroom with a tumbled marble shower. The Chamber may be our smallest room, but it is big on romance and comfort!

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

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Location Type

Finger Lakes, Countryside, Village, Wine country


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 73 miles

Directions to property:

From NY Thruway I-90: Take exit 42 Geneva/Lyons exit turn right onto NY-14 (for 1/3 mile) Merge right onto NY-96 S Follow NY-96 S (following the turns as directed) for approximately 40 miles Turn left onto Taughannock Park Rd. 1/2 mile south of the village of Trumansburg turn immediate left into driveway From the South: NY-17 Southern Tier Exwy to RT-13 North Turn left onto NY-13A/Five Mile Dr. Turn left onto NY-96 N/Buffalo St. Follow NY-96 N for approximately 9 miles Turn right onto Taughannock Park Rd. Turn immediate left into driveway at the Halsey House

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Watkins Glen, Cayuga Wine Trail, Seneca Wine Trail, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Dvd movie library, Courtyard with waterfall pond, Exotic parrot aviary

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well-behaved young adults 16 and up
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: summer weekends, holidays & some special events
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the total booking amount, or the cost of one night’s stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 15 days (Special Events 60 days) prior to arrival in writing or the deposit will be forfeited unless we are able to re-book all nights. Should it be necessary for guests to depart earlier than the confirmed departure date, or change reservations in any way, guests will be responsible for the full amount of the intended stay unless we are able to re-book all nights. All changes to confirmed reservations are subject to a $30 administration fee. Trip insurance is highly recommended.



David Blake and David Wren

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian