18 Vine Inn & Carriage House

18 Vine Street , Hammondsport, NY 14840 USA (Show map)
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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS! Why would anyone stay at a "cookie cutter" hotel, when they can stay where history was made at 18 Vine in Hammondsport, NY. Be a part of it & make your reservations today! All Newly Renovated & Ensuite Bathrooms Just For You! Relax and enjoy your next vacation at the 18 Vine Inn Carriage House Bed & Breakfast. The Inn has Available Rooms for Rent in Hammondsport, NY, so you can take in the beautiful sights of the Finger Lakes region. Each room is uniquely decorated and has its own relaxing atmosphere. There are king, queen, and twin beds available to accommodate one to two guests. Two of the rooms can also be combined to create a suite, which will accommodate a larger party of four people. Whether you are looking for a romantic place to spend your honeymoon or simply a place to rest and relax, there is a perfect room for you! Contact the 18 Vine Inn & Carriage House today to reserve a room for your next getaway. The Inn staff is happy to discuss which room would be best for the size of your party. The History of 18 Vine Inn and Carriage House starts in 1860 with Jules and Catherine Mason, along with their eight children building the estate house and Carriage House. Jules mason was the first champagne producer in the U.S. for the Pleasant Valley Wine Company (the No. 1 bonded wine company in the U.S.) He is credited with producing Great Western Champagne and many other fine wines.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9


5 on September 21, 2017

Surroundings, rooms, ambiance, Barbara and Catherine all created a wonderful stay. Hoping to return!

Lovely B & B

4.6 on September 06, 2017

Lovely Stay. Stayed in Coachman's Quarters 3 nights. Thanks to Catherine & staff for a wonderful stay. Walked to dinner and around town Great breakfast shared with other guest.

Overnight Stay at 18 Vine Inn and Carriage House

4.0 on June 30, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely stay here last night. The room had a great bed, unusual set up for the bathroom, but very nice shower. We stayed in the Henry Ford Room. We went in the pool, enjoyed the screened in porch and corn toss game outside. We had a lovely breakfast of eggs, fruit and bagels, coffee and juice. We had drinks and dinner in town and along the lake and visited the Curtiss Museum. Hammondsport is a quaint and lovely town. We had a nice time at 18 Vine Inn. The inn and gardens were lovely and there are many antiques and beautiful collectibles there. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

Beautiful B&B in Hammondsport

4.8 on April 29, 2017

The rooms are beautifully decorated. Barbara and Catherine took excellent care of us during our stay. The grounds are well maintained and had flowers blooming in every corner of the yard. Loved the quaint town overflowing with history. Our stay was so relaxing, enjoyed every minute and will be back again.

Historical Inn in Hammondsport

3.0 on September 06, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the home and Hammondsport.We were worried about our wine/brewery tour when we couldn't get in touch with the innkeeper but we ended up having a great time! Lee took us around and shared stories about the history of Hammondsport and some of the wineries and breweries we visited. Comfortable bed, spacious private bath and beautiful yard in a great location.


4.8 on October 09, 2015

What a wonderful experience. Beautiful property in village of Hammondsport, Ctose to everything. Walking distance to town and lake. We had a wonderful time and great hospitality. Inkeepers very kind and down to earth. Highly recommend for any type of accommodations. You cannot go wrong. Enjoy!

July 2015

5 on August 08, 2015

I stayed at 18 Vine while in town for my brothers wedding. The estate is gorgeous with a large yard and beautiful gardens. We stayed in the carriage house for the first few nights and I HIGHLY recommend it! It's a quaint little cottage and my sister and I were snug as bugs in a rug! Catherine, Barbara and the rest of the staff were the most charming people I've met in years. Thank you again Catherine for a lovely stay! Leena

Gorgeous Property and Wonderful Innkeepers

5 on January 11, 2015

18 Vine Inn and Carriage House is really cool and unique. My partner and I stayed in the Carriage House, which was a great experience. The decor and property grounds were outstanding. Very clean in a very nice location, walking distance to town and lake. We were also able to enjoy the pool. Would highly recommend this to anyone who prefer this quaint type of lodging.

No closets to go into

2.8 on August 21, 2014

The place is nice enough and well situated, but there are no closets and no drawers, and only one hook. Living out of our suitcases for 3 days was a drag, and one minor reason we left early. The breakfast was cereal and muffins, some fruit and beverages. Maybe I'm spoiled.

wine tour stay

4.6 on July 30, 2014

Outstanding service and hospitality by our hostess! Fantastic property with beautiful in ground pool and park like yard.

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Rooms & Rates

Charles Peltz

Charlie Peltz, 18 Vine’s, youngest person of fame, is the conductor of New England Conservatory, he has played to standing ovations audiences around the world. Conductor Peltz, currently has 7 albums out on Moda records. Ironically, Jules Masson daughter also attended the New England Conservatory. This light and airy, original Music Room is located on the first floor off the living room, with two double beds, decorated with vibrant music motif theme & ensuite bathroom, overlooking the elegant larch tree and fountain garden tranquil landscape.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Alexander Graham Bell

Named after one of the greatest inventors in history who came to Hammondsport to meet with Glenn Curtis. They were both group leaders of AEA (Aerial Experiment Association). They built several planes; “Red Wing”, “White Wing”, and “June Bug”. Their inaugural flights where in Hammondsport. Alexander Graham Bell’s wife Mable financed the whole AEA project. The rest is history from his invention of the telephone, to how we communicate in our world today. While you are here visit Corning Museum of Glass to see Cornings development of fiber optics cables that has connected the world, TV Tubes, Flat Glass, also Gorilla Glass used in our cell phones (20 miles). Watson Homestead is Thomas Watsons birth place the founder of IBM (13 miles). This room is the original Master Suite with soft colors and a telephone theme. Large King Bed, sitting area, and ensuite bath overlooking Vine St. and Fountain Garden.

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

Coachman's Quarters

Small cottage, 2 bedroom suite with kitchenette and living room

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

Henry Ford Room

Henry Ford came to Hammondsport, NY to give Glenn Curtiss advice on a patent lawsuit battle with Orville Wright of the Wright Brothers. Ford had gone through a similar battle with George Selden, who tried to control the automotive business. Ford was entertained during his stay at 18 Vine. The original large Guest Room is decorated in Henry Ford theme, looking out a large picture window at an elegant, stately Larch tree, and lush landscape below, with a King Bed, TV, ensuite bathroom. This room can be combined with the Glenn Curtis room to become a suite.

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

Glenn Curtiss

Curtiss began his career as a bicycle racer and builder, moved on to motorcycles and in 1907 he earned the title “Fastest man alive” in Ormond Beach Florida, setting a land speed record on his V8 motorcycle. He then began to manufacture airplanes and engines. Curtis received the first pilot’s license in the U.S. Curtiss made the first officially witnessed flight in North America; won a race at the world’s first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. We chose a black and white French Toile fabric to represent Curtis’s famous flight in Rheims France. This room overlooks the expansive lawn, gardens, and unique Tulip tree. Has a wrought iron four poster Queen bed, ensuite bathroom. This room can be combined with the Henry Ford Room to become a suite.

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

Jules Masson Retreat

The Masson retreat makes a great bridal, anniversary or any occasion rooms to celebrate with your special someone. This bright airy, romantic Retreat (previously) was the co-owners quarters. The Masson Retreat bedroom is decorated in tones of ivory and white with small touches of ribbon stitching, white doves, florals; Queen Bed; full wall mirror with green grape leaves. Sitting room with daybed that converts into two twin beds is decorated in deep burgundy and rose’ with TV. It’s your night grab your monogramed cotton bathrobes and Champagne glasses enter the Elegant master bath, turn on the music, turn down the crystal lights, turn on the fireplace and crystal candles, so they illuminate and sparkle off the oversize vanity mirror, step into the large garden/soaking tub with shower wand for two, add some luxurious beaded bath salts, pop the Champagne that the estate owner produced just for you and this moment! Relax and enjoy.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Charles Champlin Suite

The Grandson of Jules Masson, Charles graduated from Harvard, went to work for Time Life Magazines; published books, and he became a highly acclaimed movie critic for the LA Times. In 1992 Charles became an Honorary Life Member of “The Directors Guild of America”. In 1996 Charles Champlin garnered a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the original Library of the home. “Charles stated, from his book, “Back There Where the Past Was“,” To this day, if I were to design a home office from scratch, I would make it as much like Uncle Victor’s study as I could”. This adorable movie critic and writer themed suite is the original library reading area with fireplace, cozy bedroom with TV, large ensuite bathroom , overlooking formal gardens, landscaped grounds, and gorgeous century old Gingko tree.

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

Doris & Ernie Peltz

The Doris and Ernie Peltz Room has a private first floor entrance with King Bed, fireplace, & TV overlooking Pine Trees & near pool area.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Corning Museum of Glass & Western Art, Finger Lakes & Wine Country, NASCAR Race Track, Finger Lakes Hiking Trail, US National Soaring Museum, National & Civil War Cemetary, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , In-ground Pool & Deck, Beverage Bar, Hairdryer available, Fridge & Microwave on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Turndown Service, Wired internet

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited please speak with management
  • Childcare Provided: Limited prior notice needed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day weekends preferred; please check with property in special exceptions
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required upon reservation



Catherine Powell

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room