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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Friendly owners, friendly clientele

4.6 on August 05, 2017

My husband and I have stayed at the Willows B and B before, in fact, in the same room. We love the closeness to the lake, the breakfasts and coffee are wonderful, and the ambiance is perfect. Our bedroom was a bit crowded with 2 pieces of luggage, however we accommodated, as we knew this about the room ahead of time. Overall, our stay was an extremely positive experience.

Fabulous Stay at The Willows B&B

5 on July 12, 2017

We spent a fabulous 2 night Anniversary stay at The Willows. The home is gorgeous, beautiful views of Keuka Lake, amazingly delicious breakfasts & the hosts, Jim & Kathy were warm & inviting. Sitting around the fire pit on the deck overlooking the lake while enjoying the NYS wine was wonderful. We stay in a lot of B&Bs & The Willows is certainly one of the best. Rob & Ruth Ann, Milford DE

Wonderful Stay at The Willows

5 on June 30, 2017

We had a wonderful two night stay at The Willows B&B on Keuka Lake. Kathy & Jim were perfect hosts. Our room was beautiful with a lovely view of the Lake. Kathy's breakfasts were so delicious & creative. Started our days out terrific. The B& B is spotless, the decks were great for socializing & sharing conversation & wine with the other guests. We will definitely return in the near future.

Lovely stay at The Willows on Keuka Lake

4.6 on June 27, 2017

We had a great stay at The Willows on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of NY, beautiful view of the lake from their lovely deck, we had a nice cool evening around the fire pit. Breakfast was delicious, Kathy is a great chef and Jim gave us a wonderful boat ride around Keuka Lake. The lake has lots quaint towns with little stores to explore, as well as wineries.

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!

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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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