The Willows on Keuka Lake

6893 East Bluff Drive , Pen Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)


Seven years ago, Kathy Yonge, head chef and Willows proprietor, had a vision to turn her beautiful three-story lakefront home into a Bed & Breakfast. The Willows offer a unique quality to B & B's by being on the lakeshore, offering guests a relaxing time by the water or use kayaks, floats, go swimming, or fishing. Boat tours available for all guests for a small fee. Breakfast is my time be creative and offer guests a quality feast. "I love to cook, accomodate, and create a relaxing atmosphere. "Keuka Lake is such a beautiful place", is the first thing guests mention when they arrive at the Willows B&B. As for me, I am truly blessed to have lived and raised my family here."



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A place to feel again childhood feelings and dreams

4.4 on April 13, 2017

A place to delight anyone coming from a big town. Like actually living in the lake, the water so near. All children's dreams and good feelings came back to my mind! A place to come back! The owners were amazingly nice and treated us like their own children.

A wonderful time

5 on October 13, 2016

A little late, my wife and stayed there over part of Labor day weekend, and we has a wonderful relaxing time. The weather was great, the deck was welcoming and the breakfast fulfilling. Perfect location for enjoying the local wineries, fresh apples and a unique art gallery in Penn Yan.

Fabulous stay in the Finger Lakes

5 on October 03, 2016

We couldn't say enough good things about The Willows. The room was super comfortable, the view was amazing, the deck outside was so welcoming and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Our hosts, Kathy and Jim, made us feel like it was our own home. We can't wait to visit them again!

Beautiful spot

5 on September 29, 2016

Loved,loved the place. Wanted to stay forever. Clean, clean room. Fine amenities. Breakfasts were superb. Kathy is quite the chef. Situated right on Keuka Lake. The deck is huge and provides a comfy place to sit and sip wine and visit with new friends!

Great experience!!!!!

4.0 on September 24, 2016

Wonderful experience!! Co-owner & hostess Kathy was great and her pancakes were amazing. Beautiful scenery & perfect accommodations!! We will be back!!! Thank you!!

An absolute pleasure to stay The Willows on Keuka Lake!

5 on September 22, 2016

My husband, myself, and another couple stayed here for a birthday weekend celebration. From the moment we arrived, the hospitality was amazing, and we immediately felt at home. The entire property is immaculate, and the visual appeal is so charming. Stunning views, wonderful hosts! The breakfasts were filling and delish! The stories shared from the owners gave a wonderful history of the area and lots of laughs! We will indeed stay here again. Please check them out!

Gorgeous place to get away!

5 on September 21, 2016

Kathy and Jim are the perfect hosts. Jim is funny and sweet and Kathy is an AMAZING cook. Every meal was superb. They had great recommendations for wineries and restaurants and were more than happy to talk to us and answer any questions. For a little bit extra to cover gas and maintenance, Jim took us for a hour and a half beautiful boat tour of the houses around the lake. Totally worth it!! We had a great time sitting out on the deck at all hours listening to the lake and just relaxing, having a glass of wine or a beer. They have plates, utensils, cups and bottle openers very conveniently located. They have kayaks and floats you can use whenever you want and that was super fun! We stayed in the Serenity room and it was super cute. It is a corner room so we could see and hear the lake from two sides! The room had lighted candles that ran out of batteries and Kathy fixed them right away for us. We would definitely be more than happy to return!

Amazing Weekend at The Willows on Keuka Lake

5 on September 12, 2016

Kathy and Jim Yonge were wonderful hosts and made every effort to ensure our stay was truly special. Between the gorgeous location, the cozy accommodations, fun lake activities available, and the breakfasts which were a true knockout, I can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else in the Finger Lakes!

Relaxing B&B

4.4 on September 09, 2016

Jim and Kathy are expectionally friendly and very accommodating. Kathy's breakfast was outstanding. It's something to look forward to every morning. Their property has gorgeous views being right on the lake. I would highly recommend booking a room with them!

Good to Getaway

4.2 on September 05, 2016

Enjoyed our 2 days there. Very restful and peaceful on the waterfront. Breakfasts were gourmet all the way.

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Rooms & Rates


queen bed, private bath with extra amenities, corner room with views to east and north. Air conditioner and ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


King Bed, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, and private bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Queen bed, air conditioning, view west to lake and south west, ceiling fan, and private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Queen bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bath, and scenic view to the south west.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195


Private cottage across the road from the B&B. Two bedrooms and one bath. A great room with a full kitchen, dining and sitting area. Gorgeous cathedral ceilings with wood throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

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Location Type

Lakefront, Lakeview, Small town, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 165 miles

Directions to property:

SET GPs to to Keuka College, central Ave , Penn Yan NY. From the college to our B&B is 3 miles going south on East Bluff Dr. (Central Ave and E. Bluff are the same road) the lake will be on your left when traveling south.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, cheese trail, local breweries, wine tasting, boat rentals, paddle board rentals, hiking trails, biking, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos , lake side setting: swimming, fishing, kayaking, sunbathing, on deck relaxing with fire-pit and heaters when needed.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm or later
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Certain areas outside for smoking.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on the weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If the cancellation is made two or more weeks in advance, a full refund will be issued. If the reservation is cancelled within two weeks of your reservation date and we are able to rebook the room, you will receive a full refund minus a $35.00 service fee. If we do not rebook, a refund will not be issued - but we will give you a gift certificate at 60% of the rate to be used within 12 months.
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Kathy and Jim Yonge

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Kathy- creating new receipies, reading, making friends spending time with my grandchildren ;Jim- golf, hunting, billards, reading, creating projects

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  • Time Served: 8:30am or 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Coverd area on the deck by the lake shore , Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian will accomodate for, lactose and gluten C

Signature Dish

Fruit filled Crepes

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