Relax in the comfort of our 1825 Federal-style, historic home. Three spacious, beautifully decorated rooms, one suite, all with private baths. Large common room and porch for your use. Full family-style breakfast served daily. Swimming pool available June-Labor Day, weather permitting. Ideal for girls' weekend, romantic getaway, or good time with friends. Families welcome. Easy walking to restaurants, antiques, museums, Seneca-Cayuga Canal, Women's Rights attractions. Close to wineries, area lakes, hiking, cycling, kayaking, boating, NYS Thruway, Waterloo Premium Outlets, NY Chiropractic College, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
5 on January 06, 2017
Very nicely appointed, comfortable room and bath, within walking distance of village. Owner easy to work with, excellent breakfast with choices. Stayed 3x at halfway point of our trip and would definitely stay again.
5 on December 30, 2016
While traveling from the Midwest to New England my wife, daughter and I decided to stop for the night at Van Cleef's Bed and Breafast and were surprised! The house and the rooms are beautiful and perfectly kept. Linens and towels so soft! The attention to detail like having a thermo with cold water by the night stand, and a plate with different cookies waiting to be eaten with a hot cup of coffee! Carol, the owner is a great person, and so easy to have great conversations in front of the fireplace, especially with her cat Toby! The breakfast was all cooked fresh, and was delicious! It was a wonderful experience and we are looking forward to return on summer!
5 on December 28, 2016
Availability and accommodations well appreciated at this lovely B&B in Seneca Falls, can walk into town. Second pair of visits here as halfway point to driving destination. Especially appreciated being open Christmas Day. Very welcoming and friendly.
Thank you for your kind comments. It is always great to have lovely guests return because they appreciate what we have to offer. We are often a halfway stop for travelers, and now that you are "established regulars", we will look forward to your return!
4.8 on October 17, 2016
Lovely, inviting room, excellent breakfast, warm atmosphere and within walking distance of downtown. Would use again.
3.6 on October 05, 2016
This bed and breakfast was perfect for our kid free weekend away. It was a warm friendly environment. Beautifully decorated and comfortable. Nearby a historic site and wineries. Just a perfect weekend!
5 on September 21, 2016
Carol is a gracious host and this place is perfect for a getaway in the finger lakes area . There are winerys and quaint little towns all around. We have a child at Hobart and William Smith and chose Van Cleef for its proximity to Geneva. It is a 15 min drive over beautiful country roads to the school. We have stayed twice and will certainly return. Also, Toby the cat is the purr-fect ambassador!
5 on September 14, 2016
Very nice B&B, very clean, convenient location. Great hosts! Yummy breakfast! Will definitely stay here again.
4.4 on August 22, 2016
We chose VanCleef Homestead for its convenience but we were delighted with the comfort and welcome we received from Carol. The home is in a lovely shaded area and set back far enough from the street so that it is very quiet. The breakfast was delicious and Carol made some great recommendations for places to eat and visit in the area.
4.8 on August 20, 2016
The best bnb we have stayed at to date....without exaggerating...Carole made us feel right at home. Great value and so rare to find that in a bnb where you need accomodations for 4. Our stay in the charming 2 bedroom Swaby Suite was enhanced by the decor which so suited the feel of an 1825 home. The breakfast was to die for...we stayed for 2 nights and had different homemade entrees each morning preceded by a great fresh fruit salad along with moist muffins right out of the oven!
5 on August 04, 2016
The VanCleef Homestead is a lovely old home that is well maintained. The owner, Carol, is very attentive to guest’s needs. Breakfasts are more than ample and well balanced. The location is ideal for touring some local history and the northern Finger Lakes wineries. It would be helpful to have fact sheets of things to see in the area and a list of local restuarants.
Thank you for the time spent in offering other travelers information about our B&B and about the area. It is a pleasure having guests who enjoy the local history and our award-winning wines. We also like to recommend our favorite restaurants and things to do while here. Thanks again, and I hope we have the pleasure of hosting your stay again in the future!
Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 35 miles
From the east, west or north, use NYS Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway), exit 41 (Waterloo). Upon exiting toll area, turn right onto Route 414 south. At the traffic light, turn left onto Rt. 318 east. Follow approximately 3 miles to intersection of Gravel Road/Nichols Corners. Turn right at Gravel Road and proceed approx. 3 miles to the village of Seneca Falls. At the stop sign intersecting with Rts. 5 & 20 (which is Cayuga Street), our B&B is directly across the street on your left. FROM THE SOUTH, use Route 414 to Seneca Falls. Go over the bridge and through the traffic light. This is Cayuga Street/Routes 5&20. Our B&B is 86 Cayuga Street, on the right side of the street.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Syracuse/Rochester/Ithaca, Watkins Glen Race Track, Sampson Naval Museum, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Women's Rights Attractions, Finger Lakes Wine Trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos , outdoor pool, Guest refrigerator in dining room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Porch and pool area , Swimming
Carol and Brent Gibbs
Cats , Dogs
Historic home preservation and upkeep. Cooking; computers; gardening; meeting new and interesting people.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free, Lactose free and vegan
Baked French Toast
French Toast made with Amish homemade bread, baked with fresh fruit, such as blueberries, apples, or peaches. Our guests have told us we should find another name for this dish, as the term "French Toast" doesn't do it justice!