Through the Grapevine Bed & Breakfast

108 Virginia Street , Waterloo, NY 13165 USA (Show map)


An 1870 brick Italianate welcomes you to the heart of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. This inviting B&B offers comfort in its cozy living room and dining room with marble fireplaces and a wrap-around front porch for relaxation, or in the hot tub after a hard day shopping or on the wine trails. Sleep in heavenly comfort in one of our two guest rooms. The Seneca room offers a queen size bed, cozy sitting area,which can be converted to additional sleeping space for a third person, and private bath. The Cayuga room offers a queen size bed, day bed, and private bath. Both rooms are air conditioned. Another full bath is available for guests. Awaken to a homemade two-course country breakfast with such delights as fresh fruit, home-baked muffins, belgian waffles, and other palate pleasers . We are conveniently located to local attractions such as shopping outlets, antique shops, Finger Lakes beaches and marinas, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, Finger Lakes wine trails, and the Women's Rights Hall of Fame. Waterloo is the home of Memorial Day and offers many events during the Memorial Day weekend.




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

Birthday celebration

5 on July 01, 2017

Mike & Joan are a very friendly and hospitable couple. Their dog Rosie is adorable. Through the Grapevine B&B is a very comfortable and beautifully decorated home. We enjoyed our conversations with Mike and Joan on the back patio and the front porch. Their gourmet breakfasts our incredibly delicious, it's definitely a team effort. My husband and I are past guests. We had the B&B to ourselves on 6/28/17 & 6/29/17 and enjoyed staying again in the cozy and lovely Seneca room. This time we picked a package, since I was celebrating my birthday. I received a vase filled with a 1/2 dozen of lovely colored roses, a chocolate choice, a lovely birthday card and a gift certificate to a restaurant of my choice, they were all wonderful. In the evening, we always enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. The B&B is located in the quaint neighborhood village and downtown is within walking distance. We will be back again. George & Joanne

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are so glad we could help to make your birthday celebration special. We also enjoyed having some time to talk and relax with you both. We hope to see you again. Joan & Mike

- Joan & Mike (innkeeper)

Joan & David put the "breakfast" in Bed and Breakfast!

5 on November 13, 2015

We echo all the other excellent comments posted here. We went to the Finger Lakes to celebrate my 50th birthday and it couldn't have been a better trip. Joan & Michael were so thoughtful and accommodating, their home was beautiful and the breakfasts rivaled anything you might find in a 5-star restaurant. I'm gluten-free and Joan fed me much better than I feed myself! We made good use of the hot tub and enjoyed the treats available to guests (coffee, chocolates, snacks). Our room was lovely and the location was convenient to multiple attractions (which were listed in a visitor's guide left in each room). It was my first trip to the Finger Lakes but it won't be my last, and I'll look forward to staying here again.

Couldn't ask for more!

5 on March 05, 2015

One of the best B&Bs I've ever stayed in. My husband and I enjoyed a beautifully decorated and warm bedroom for several nights, all without complaint. Mike and Joan have run this B&B for years and it shows. Their attention to detail is impressive. My husband mentioned while booking we were coming up for our anniversary and we were greeted with a thoughtful card and chocolate covered strawberries! And the breakfasts...ugh, SO GOOD! I'm gluten-free but didn't miss a thing. Blueberry muffins, french toast, cranberry scones. Each breakfast was three courses so don't plan on eating much for lunch. Their home roasted coffee was great too. I can't say enough good things about our stay and we'll definitely be back!

50th Birthday Celebration

5 on June 01, 2014

Joan and Mike made our 50th birthday celebration absolutely perfect! The rooms were wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious! We will definitely be back for another visit!

Best Bed and Breakfast in the Finger Lakes Region

5 on February 10, 2014

This bed and breakfast is amazing. It is difficult to decide which is better, the hosts, the rooms, the hot tub, or their amazing, homemade breakfasts. I have stayed here many times, including one special occasion with my parents and grandparents. My grandparents still talk about their stay over a year later, they enjoyed it so much. I would never stay anywhere else. The hosts make me feel like I am at home. Their dog Harley was the sweetest, making it feel even more like home. The rates are so reasonable compared to other hotels and bed and breakfasts. Joan uses her own herbs when cooking breakfast from her plants and Mike brews his own coffee each morning. The smells that you enjoy while Joan is baking and cooking are to die for. I really could go on and on about how wonderful they are. Stay at the Grapevine and see for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

Pampered stay at Through the Grapevine

4.6 on August 20, 2012

Our visit with Joan and Mike, can't leave Harley out, was just wonderful. The attention to detail makes this B and B stand out among all others we have visited. The breakfasts are absolutely mouthwatering. Each day is a new adventure in culinary delight. Thanks for a lovely stay. Sue and Larry

A great experience!

4.8 on July 31, 2012

We spent 4 nights with Joan and Mike in July 2012 and it was wonderful. The B&B exceeded our expectations in every way. The room was imacculate with a comfortable mattress. The breakfasts were each unique and every dish was amazing. We have stayed in numerous B&B's but never one as nice as Through The Grapevine. We also loved the Finger Lakes and all that the region has to offer.

A Wonderful Bed & Breakfast ;)

4.4 on May 25, 2012

Mike greeted us at the door, with a smile and handshake. Their home is very elegant, beautiful & welcoming. Mike & Joan are wonderful cooks, the breakfast was devine..we stayed 2nights, I wish it could havebeen more. Harley was so sweet....we wanted to take him home. When in the area, we'll return for sure..Len & Jill

Wonderful stay

4.0 on February 20, 2012

We have no complaints about our stay! Great service, paying attention to the little details. Most comfortable bed, great hot tub, and delicious breakfast. We will be recommending the BnB to friends and family!

Awsome Experience

5 on May 01, 2011

A very enjoyable 2 night stay. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we stepped foot in the door. Breakfast was amazing!! Joan, Mike (and Harley) are fantastic hosts. We will be back I am sure.

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Rooms & Rates

Seneca room

The Seneca room is a bright and sunny room receiving afternoon sun through its four windows. Decorated in red and gold, this room has a queen size bed with a handmade star quilt. An adjoining sitting area with a futon is perfect for relaxing with a good book. There is also a large private bath, cable TV, wireless internet access, and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Cayuga room

Decorated in blue and white, the Cayuga room has an elegant and old world charm. The white iron queen size bed has a handmade blue appliqued quilt and a pillow top mattress. This room also features a private bath, cable TV, wireless internet access, and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

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Location Type

Small town, Village, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Take NYS Thruway (I-90) to exit 41, Waterloo. Proceed south on Rt 414 about 5 miles to Waterloo. At first traffic light, turn right onto North Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to the junction of Rt 96. Turn left. The B&B is located 0.4 miles on left side. Watch your speed!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Women's Rights Hall of Fame, Premium Shopping Outlet, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Videos , Microwave, Refrigerator in common area, Snacks available in common area, Iron and Ironing board on request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card number upon making reservation.
  • Cancellations: May cancel up to 7 days prior to stay without charge. Cancellation less than 7 days prior to arrival may be charged for days reserved.
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Michael & Joan Smith

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Besides operating the B&B, Joan likes gardening (flowers, fruits, and vegetables), cooking, and golf on occasion. Mike also likes to read, golf, and is an avid runner and cyclist for fun.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free, dairy free, diabetic

Signature Dish

Fresh roasted & ground coffee
Our coffee is fresh roasted from green coffee beans on the night prior to breakfast. It is cooled and fresh ground on the morning of your breakfast for the freshest and best tasting coffee you will ever have.

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