1907 Bragdon House Bed and Breakfast

527 South Main St. , Geneva, NY 14456 USA (Show map)


Location! Location! Location! Rated #1 on Tripadvisor-Geneva, NY Centrally located in the Wine Country. 1907 Bragdon House Bed & Breakfast is a cozy B&B located on South Main Street, Geneva's most significant Historic District. We are centrally located within the Finger Lakes Wine trails and just a minutes walk to Hobart & William Smith College, local shops, pubs and great restaurants. Accomodations and Amenities include: -king and queen sized beds -private baths in all rooms -decorative fireplaces -air-conditioning (weather permitting) -flat screen tv;s -cable television/DVD players -complimentary WIFI -gorgeous lake views -Custom Wine Tour Packages The first and second floors are dedicated to your comfort and pleasure. There are two parlors to enjoy a good book or music. The formal parlor has big overstuffed chairs and sofa to curl up in, while the large veranda has breath taking views of Seneca Lake you won't want to miss. You can book your private wine tour with us and let us do all the planning for your Finger Lakes day. You just sit back and relax! When you return, you can relax on our beautiful veranda then walk downtown to the delicious local restaurants for dinner. If you are considering a romantic getaway, enjoying a Finger Lakes Wine Weekend, visiting friends or just need a relaxing getaway, we will make you feel right at home!!




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

The most relaxing and fun B and B ever!

5 on March 02, 2013

We have stayed here many times and have even rented out the whole B and B for graduation and always had a blast. The home is beautiful, Jen and Di go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time. The location is perfect, close to Hobart and William Smith, dining, wineries with a wonderful porch, deck and view of Seneca Lake. Whenever we stay we are treated like freinds of the family and cannot wait for our next visit.

Wonderful Experience!

5 on February 20, 2013

I planned a weekend getaway from NYC to upstate New York just after Valentine's Day for my girlfriend and me. We needed to get away from all of our business for a few days, and a trip to the Finger Lakes region was recommended. While my girlfriend is an actress and pretty outgoing, we were still both a little shy about meeting and eating with strangers. But at Bragdon House, we felt like we were at home. Diana and Jennifer made us feel instantly welcome, and nothing about them was superficial. They were energetic, entertaining, and genuinely loving and caring. I'm not a morning person, but I don't think I've ever laughed so hard before noon in my life! Diana also escorted us on six-hour tour of the wineries around Seneca Lake. We had such a great time spending the day with her, getting to know her, and we felt like we were with another member of our family.

Our "virgin" experience

5 on September 13, 2011

My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B and were a little nervous. Diana and Jennifer made our experience better than we could have every imagined. Not only is the home beautiful but they are the kindest and most generous people we have every met. Diana's breakfast is to DIE for and better than most restaurants. Jennifer took us on a wine tour and was so accomodating it made the whole experience wonderful!!!

HIGHLY recommended!

5 on April 28, 2011

This B&B is so welcoming and fun, I would honestly recommend it to anyone looking to travel to the finger lakes. Jennifer and Diana were so friendly and made our trip what it was. They suggested the best restaurants and wineries to check out. The room was gorgeous and super clean! We had the best experience and trip and we owe it to the Bragdon House!

The Bragdon House the Best of the Best!

4.8 on October 12, 2009

Ok you say you have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and you don't know what to expect. Well, you might as well start at the top by staying at the Best of the Best, The Bragdon House. The hospitality and warmth you will experience by Diana and Jennifer the owners who are Mother and Daughter is beyond believe. They make you feel comfortable, welcome and part of the family immediately. The breakfasts are superb and their knowledge and pride of the area is very impressive. Jennifer gave my wife and I a private wine tour, which was fabulous. Jen knows most of the wineries key staff and or owners so the treatment you will receive is just outstanding. Would highly recommend booking this private tour with Jen as part of your stay. My wife Deb and I stayed three nights and it was a total relaxing and joyful stay. The room was very comfortable and relaxing. If your planning on staying in the Geneva area don't stay at the local chain motels/hotels, stay at an authenic Bed and Breakfast that has charm and class throughout the house but most importantly the detail to attention Diana and Jen will put into your stay! Truly the Best of the Best, Deb and Steve Mercurio October 13, 2009


5 on August 03, 2009

We took over this B&B, there were 8 in our party. Beautiful accomadations, gorgeous views of Seneca Lake, outstanding breakfast! We arrived about 11:00am & took off on a wine tasting tour with Jennifer as our guide and chauffeur. Six wineries later, with a lunch stop at Bully Hill (not to be missed) we arrived back at Bragdon House to settle in and relax. After sampling some of our purchases and sharing pizza we retired for the night into the most comfortable beds we had ever experienced! Breakfast was blueberry french toast stuffed with cream cheese, scones, sausage, juice, coffee, tea...who would ever want to leave? We all look forward to returning again and again. Diane and Jennifer could not have been more welcoming!

Right out of a magazine!!

4.0 on May 15, 2009

Bragdon Inn is the cutest Inn and is decorated like the inside of a country living magazine! Very beautiful! The breakfast was comfort all the way down and the service was superb! The inn keeper knows her stuff about the area and local vineyards! She runs a VERY reasonably cost tour service to local vineyards!

My favorite B&B across the country

5 on March 26, 2009

I have just stayed at The Bragdon House B&B for the second time and I cannot wait till my next visit in a month. As a French citizen, a permanent Canadian resident and a great fan of travelling in the US, I drove across many, many states and I have to say: I have never ever found this amazing sense of Home anywhere else than at the Bragdon House. That’s what I love about B&B. I don’t know if it’s the wine of the region, the trips to wineries with Diana and Jennifer Wenz with breathtaking views on the lake or the two ladies themselves but something makes my stay at the Bragdon House absolutely perfect and leaves me with a strong urge to come back a.s.a.p. when, alas, I have to hit the road again!

A Perfect Weekend Getaway!

5 on February 16, 2009

My boyfriend and I spent Valentine's Day weekend at the Bragdon House and fell completely in love with it! The house was so cozy, beautifully decorated and just gorgeous! Jennifer and Diane were great hosts the entire time. We did the wine tour package and stayed for two nights. The breakfasts were TERRIFIC and we can't wait to go back this summer. We had a great time and this place tops any hotel we have been to!

Home Away from Home

4.8 on February 11, 2009

My fiancé and I spent the weekend at this B&B and had the best time. It's a home away from home! We always enjoy staying at B&B's - they really are so much better than a regular hotel. The hotel owners - Jennifer and Diana were such great hosts. They made us feel welcome immediately. Our room was the Phoebe. It had a king bed and large bathroom (stand-up shower). It's at the end of the hall, so it felt like it was the most private of the rooms in the third floor. We stayed two nights and booked a package deal with a wine tour. I highly recommend this if you are going to visit the Finger Lakes and do a lot of wine tasting! For the price, you really can't beat it. You can take a private tour – which we did or a group tour. I prefer the private tour – personal attention at its best. Jen was our driver - and she made the trip so much fun. She knows the area well, and all the wineries. If there is something specific you like, Jen can direct you to it. Breakfast that weekend was cooked by Diana (Jen's mom) - as they switch off weekends for cooking. Diana made the biggest omelet I've ever had...filled with all kinds of veggies. She is very considerate of any foods you don't like, or food allergies... We had waffles the first morning and were the only people at the table - it was great personal attention. This is a great location - close to downtown Geneva. We ate at Halsey's Saturday night - awesome food. The innkeepers have lots of suggestions and can point you in the right direction. There are menus for local restaurants when you walk in the door. The house itself was beautiful and clean. Big open spaces - and a huge veranda that we didn't get a chance to enjoy - as it was February! We hope to go back in the summer to check it out. If you want a friendly B&B close to wineries and downtown restaurant – then this is the place for you!

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Rooms & Rates

The Betty

Located on the second floor the Betty Suite has magnificent east- ward view s of Seneca Lake. In addition to its unique queen size bed and charming private bath, the Betty is equip with cable TV, DVD, Air-Conditioning and Free WI-FI.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $205

The Phoebe

On the second floor with spectacular views of the lake, the Phoebe is fitted with a welcoming king size bed. In addition the suite has cable TV, DVD player, air-Conditioning, a spacious private bath and free Wi-Fi.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $205

Mr. Hoskin's Study

This delightful suite is located on the first floor with easy access to our main parlor and veranda. Inside you will find a cozy queen size bed, decorative fireplaces, air-Conditioning, cable TV, DVD player and private bath with stand up shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $195

Di's Suite

Our largest suite is on the second floor facing beautiful South Main St. This spacious room has a king size poster bed, large flat screen TV, DVD player, Bose radio, full bathroom and large closets.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $225

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Location Type

Finger Lakes Wine Region, Hobart and William Smith College, Walking distance to shops, restaurants, Centrally located to wine trails, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Small town, Waterview, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

60 miles from Syracuse Airport or Rochester Airport. We can arrange transportation if needed.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Waterloo Premium Outlets, Smith Opera House, Hobart and William Smith College, Watkin's Glen, Finger Lakes Wineries, Seneca Lake, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Piano , Custom Wine Tours with complimentary items, Private Baths

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Waterloo Premium Outlet, close to Hobart and William Smith College Campus, Finger Lakes Wineries, Watkin's Glen, walking to Restaurants, shops and pubs, Finger Lakes Wine and Culinary Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends, 3 night minimum on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit required at the time the reservation is placed.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: 1. Refunds will be given up to 15 days before arrival date (less a $25 processing fee). 2. If you cancel within the 15 days prior to your arrival, your deposit is non-refundable and your card will be charged half of the room rate any subsequent days. 3. If you cancel 2 days or less before you arrival, you will be responsible for your entire stay. We understand situations arise that necessitate a cancellation, but we must institute a business policy. No Show or Early Departures: You will be responsible for and charged for your entire stay. Wine Packages: 1. If you cancel before 15 days of your arrival date, you will be charged half the wine tour portion of your package. 2. If you cancel within 15 days of your arrival, you will be charge the full amount of the wine tour portion of your package. **HWS Graduation, Reunion, Orientation, Parent's, Wedding weekends are NON-REFUNDABLE** Wedding Weekends: All rooms can be rented out for wedding weekends however there will be a non-refundable, one time additional charge $250 deposit. Off Season rates and discounts do not include any Holidays or Valentine's Day. Prices Subject to change without notice & are based on double occupancy. Late Check Out: **Late check out charge $25 per hour* Damage Policy: ***We understand accidents happen from time to time, any damages, mishaps or destruction to the property during your stay will be charged accordingly.***
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Jennifer Foe & Diana Wenz

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Casual, Fun and the People to know while traveling in the Finger Lakes!

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  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Where ever you would like!, Dining Room

Special meal options

Email allergies

Signature Dish

Moist and delicious!


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