1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

254 Dundee Starkey Road , Dundee, NY 14837 USA (Show map)


A charming, 1920's country getaway house with interesting architecture that includes original stained glass, woodwork, and light fixtures. Guests are posting rave reviews about freshly prepared signature breakfast dishes. Recipes are created using local, healthy produce and cater to all eating styles including traditional American and European, as well as Vegetarian and Gluten-free selections. Five spacious, clean and airy guest rooms with private, new baths, A/C,TV, WiFi, hairdryer, and iron, allow for the most comfortable stay. The house has proven to be most enjoyable for groups of friends or family reunions, as well as the perfect choice for a honymoon or anniversary celebrations. Enjoy views of the lake, sunrises, and gardens from two floors of wrap verandas. Make 1922 Starkey House your Seneca Lake Bed & Breakfast “home base” that is a short hop to Seneca, Keuka, and Cayuga Lake wine trails, museums, Watkins Glen auto racing, or many farm, cultural, or music festivals. If you are looking for “over the top” breakfasts, clean accommodations, beautiful lake country views, a perfect central location, and warm hospitality, historic 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is your perfect next place to stay in the Finger Lakes.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely Bed and Breakfast

3.8 on October 18, 2016

Cathy was an awesome host. She gave us a lot of information about the area, as well as the history of her home. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was amazing.

Wonderful place to stay

5 on September 25, 2016

We recently stayed 3 nights and it is a wonderful place to stay, very clean, quite and comfortable. Cathy made you feel special from the minute you arrived, and is very knowledgeable on the area and could easily recommend things to do or places to see/eat/drink. Her love of cooking and use of local ingredients showed in everything she prepared for breakfast and presented it beautifully. Each night we would sit on the porch, take in the beautiful view, sip a glass of wine and relax. We would highly recommend this B & B. - J & J from MN

Weekend Getaway

5 on September 20, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the 1922 Starkey House for a relaxing weekend and all reviews do it justice. Cathy was the most gracious host we could ask for. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The breakfasts she made were amazing! We would definitely stay there again.

Our stay at the Starkey house

5 on September 18, 2016

We enjoyed our stay there friendly hostess and great food

Enjoyable week end. Cathy was generous with her time advising us on places to visit and dine. Very pleased of attention to details. The breakfasts were scrumptious.

4.6 on September 15, 2016

Very enjoyable week end. Breakfasts were scrumptious. Ingredients are local and farm fresh. Cathy was generous with her suggestions for sights to see and dining locally. Attention to detail was obvious the whole week end.

Four night stay to celebrate our 50th Anniversay

4.8 on August 28, 2016

What a B&B should be, charming rooms and outstanding gourmet breakfasts, a different one each day, to share with the other guests. Cathy is a caring, conscientious host and the location is great. We are looking forward to going back again and again,

Excellent place to stay...

4.2 on August 28, 2016

Charming Inn, nice location

Wonderful getaway at a lovely B&B

5 on July 23, 2016

Cathy was a wonderful host and her breakfasts were delicious, and especially enjoyed breakfast on her wraparound porch! Coffee, hot tea and cookies were a yummy treat in the evening too to enjoy on our veranda in the Veranda View room. Highly recommend. Loved being able to enjoy our morning coffee or evening wine overlooking the view. Bed was super comfy and rooms very clean. Will highly recommend to our friends. While there be sure to check out Ports Cafe, Veraisons at Glenora Winery for delicious meals. Watkins Glen State Park also a must see for great hiking and beautiful falls. Wineries are numerous along Seneca Lake, just take your pick! Enjoy!

Amazing B & B in Wine Country

5 on July 06, 2016

My Girlfriend and I stayed at the 1922 Starkey House Bed and Breakfast over the 4th of July weekend. The House was gorgeous and the bedroom (the varanda) had a lovely balcony with a view of the lake. The bed was extremely comfortable, the bathrooms were in suite and Cathy's cooking and hospitality was phenomenal. You can't beat the price compared to other hotel's in the area as well. This B & B is the perfect getaway house for a nice weekend and I guarantee I will be coming back!

Finger Lakes stay

4.4 on July 04, 2016

Cathy was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Great cook! Lovely area with lots to do.

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Rooms & Rates

La Chambre

The only room located quietly on the first floor. The queen size bed is tucked in a stained glass alcove. Features new bath, mirrored armoire, TV, A/C, hairdryer, iron, 2-chair sitting area, and access to the veranda.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Catalpa Room

Romantically and quietly tucked into the Northeast corner of the house with views of morning sunrises over Seneca Lake. Includes new private bath,walk-in closet, dresser, sitting area, queen bed, A/C, TV, iron, and hairdryer. May be reserved ALONE or when traveling with friends/family you may reserve Robin's Nest and have them share your bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Veranda Suite

Veranda Room, the largest, premium room at 1922 Starkey House, provides access to the 2nd floor veranda. Guests relax in extended private spaces and enjoy sunrise views of Seneca Lake. Included is queen bed, new bath, mirrored armoire, high dresser, TV, A/C, hairdryer, iron. It can be reserved ALONE or may have Robin's Nest added for extra sleep space to accommodate friends/family traveling together to share the bath and porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

Robin's Nest

Robin's Nest is a suite of two adjoining rooms with private veranda spaces and lake views. Main room has King bed with en-suite bath that has a double size shower. Privacy door to 2nd room with Queen bed and sofa area for friends/family when needed ($40/person) TV/AC, WiFi, hairdryer, iron, closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $198

Sycamore Room

Located in a romantic, private corner of the house with views of the gazebo and garden. Queen bed,closet,new sunny private bath,sitting area, TV,WiFi,hairdryer,iron.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is located 12 miles north of Watkins Glen along the west side of Seneca Lake just off Rt.14. The NY State Thruway is 27 miles north via Geneva from Rt.14. Visitors from the NY/NJ area can follow Route 17 west through Binghamton and exit to Rt.14N from Horseheads through Watkins Glen. From Philadelphia take the Northeast Ext.of the PA Turnpike to Clarks Summit, then Rt. 81N to Binghamton, then follow Rt.17W as stated above to Horseheads/Watkins Glen. Follow Rt.14North along the west side of Seneca Lake about 12 miles to Dundee Starkey Road. Make a left of Dundee Starkey and go about 1/8th of a mile. The house is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Center of Finger Lakes Wine region including artisan cheese farms, Summer/Fall Harvest Festivals, distilleries/microbreweries, Watkins Glen Motor Sports, Seneca/Keuka/Cayuga Wine Trails, Waterfalls/Nature Photo opportunity at Watkins Glen State Park, museums such as the Corning Museum of Glass., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Fireplace in Living Room, Fridge in Dining Room, WiFi Access throughout, Bathroom Heaters, Some rooms with porch access, Verandas for breakfast during warm months. Large TV/DVD in common area for groups watching sports/movies.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, wine trails, artisan cheese trails, museums, Watkins Glen motor sports, music and art, local farm markets, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No away from house and other buildings
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Suitable for children 14 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No none
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No exceptions
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum during high season. Please contact for details.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required to reserve except special wedding or package stays. See cancellation policy for details on prior notice for refund. Your credit card info is used to reserv
  • Cancellations: Must call 10 days prior to reservation date 607-243-7770 and email cathy@1922starkeyhouse for no penalty. However, a $35/room/night book fee will be charged to cancel. Full cost of reservation will be charged after 10 day window. Groups reserving two or more rooms must notify by phone and email 15 days prior to reservation date. A $35/room/night will be charged. Last minute reservations made within 7 days of arrival date will be charged the full amount of reservation. Any "no show" guest will be charged for the full amount of reservation.



Cathy Moskal

Languages spoken

Polish, English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , none

About the innkeepers

Cathy loves to share her passion for fresh, locally produced foods, gardening,cooking,the arts,music, and her beautifully appointed country home for comfort and relaxation. Her blog "Passionate in the Finger Lakes" tells all about it. She loves her family and friends. She has two special cats named Bibs and Bear.

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Freshly made from local meats, poultry, produce

  • Time Served: 8:15 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: outside verandas, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian meatless, vegan, gluten-free by request

Signature Dish

European-style Crepes
Crisp, thin, and deliciously golden, rolled with cream cheese filling, or berries. These scrumptious delicate pancakes are hand made and can be topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or other available fruits from my garden or local farm markets. Crepes can served alone or along with an egg dish of the day. They are especially delicious accompanied by herbal teas or freshly ground and brewed coffee.