Finger Lakes B&B

128 South Avenue , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)


Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is a casually comfortable 1840 era Italianate mansion located on 4.5 acres of manicured lawn and woods. Each of our five guest rooms has a private bath en suite, flat screen TV's with DVD player, air conditioning and wonderful views. Awake to the sounds of birds chirping and breezes blowing through the trees, then head down to a freshly prepared gourmet breakfast featuring local and home grown ingredients. Though secluded, Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is only a 10 minute walk from the center of Penn Yan and Keuka Lake. Very convenient to the wine trails for both Keuka and Seneca Lakes.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Weekday in Penn Yan

3.8 on November 06, 2017

If service is your number one priority, Casey and Cindy are excellent hosts and make you feel very comfortable.The house is very charming!

Exceptional B&B!

5 on October 23, 2017

We recently met friends for a midweek getaway and were beyond satisfied with the entire experience at the B&B. The bedrooms and common areas are spacious and tastefully decorated to reflect the period of the home as well as being comfortably modern. The multi-course breakfasts were delicious with portions to satisfy a large eater. Cindy and Casey are gracious innkeepers who are attentive to every detail and provided a lot of information about local sites which helped to make our stay very enjoyable. These small touches in addition to the delicious homemade cookies have made the Finger Lakes the destination for our next trip back to the region.

Amazing Weekend

4.8 on October 18, 2017

Cindy and Casey are wonderful hosts and very helpful when it comes to finding things to do in the area. They arranged our wine tour and provided us with great nearby restaurant suggestions. Great location with a short walk into town.

A great place to stay

4.6 on October 17, 2017

This was our second visit to Finger Lakes B & B. We were there in 2013. It's still great. The breakfasts are outstanding. Location is convenient to many wineries. Cindy and Casey are wonderful hosts, providing recommendations on wineries to visit. We wish Penn Yan had more restaurants for dinner.

Go for it.

3.8 on September 03, 2017

If we again get to the finger lakes, the Finger Lakes B & B will likely be our choice for lodging.

Finger Lakes B&B July 2017

4.4 on July 17, 2017

Finger Lakes B&B has excellent breakfast and service! It's a little hot in the house with only AC in the bedrooms. But the house is very lovely and well kept up as it is very old. The Kowalskis are very knowledgeable about the house and about the surrounding town and community. Their recommendation of a local winery was spot on!!

Great B& B

5 on July 07, 2017

Great old house. Cindy and Casey are wonderful hosts. Terrific breakfasts.

Williams Wedding Weekend

4.4 on July 06, 2017

Finger Lakes B & B is a wonderful, quaint place to stay! The owners are excellent chefs and hosts! This B & B is near several great vineyards/wineries. One of which they highly recommended, Keuka Springs, and it was a beautiful vineyard with outstanding wine! I highly recommend this B&B!

Great place for a getaway!

4.4 on June 29, 2017

This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. We were traveling without kids for our anniversary. We had a great weekend. The food was great, the B and B was quiet and relaxing and the people were friendly. It is close to many attractions. I would definitely recommend this place to friends!

May Stay

4.4 on May 24, 2017

We had very comfortable accommodations and Casey and Cindy were wonderful hosts.

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Rooms & Rates

Sculpture Room

The Sculpture Room has a beautiful four poster queen size bed and private bath with radiant heated floor. Large windows with original trim overlook both the manicured front lawn and the wooded area to one side.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Music Room

The Music Room features a queen size canopy bed and colors of white, cream and chocolate. This room has a private bath with radiant heated floor and has a view of the woods.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Painting Room

Monet prints were the inspiration for this room. It features light oak furniture and restful colors of sage, navy and cream. This room has a full bath with tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Photography Room

Also called the Sun Room due to the five windows, this room has lots of light and colors of blue, cream, green and yellow. The queen bed of white iron with crystal finials and white wicker furniture add to the tropical feel. The Photography Room has a private bath with heated tiled floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Theater Room

Views of the treetops inspired the natural colors used in this cozy room. The queen bed has an iron headboard with leaf motif, and there is a private bath with shower and radiant heated floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 55 miles miles

Directions to property:

Take I90 East to Albany to exit 44. Merge onto 332 toward Canandaigua. Turn left onto 20 and 5. Turn right onto route 14A. Turn left onto South Avenue at the blinking light.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have 2 indoor cats in our private area only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights minimum stay on weekends during high season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for a credit card number just to hold the reservation, but no charges are made until you check in.
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Mike and Maggie Kessler

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

We are interested in music, art, theatre, literature, hiking and biking, fine wine and dining. We have one indoor cat that is not allowed outside of our private area.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs in the hole
Ingredients include naan, spinach, candied bacon and asiago cheese.

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