VanCleef Homestead Bed and Breakfast

86 Cayuga Street , Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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4.8 on October 17, 2016

Lovely, inviting room, excellent breakfast, warm atmosphere and within walking distance of downtown. Would use again.


Great kid free weekend

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!


Charming and comfortable

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!


Great place!

5 on September 14, 2016

Very nice B&B, very clean, convenient location. Great hosts! Yummy breakfast! Will definitely stay here again.


A lovely visit to Seneca Falls

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.


Vancleef.....vantastic!

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!


Nice Place to Stay

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


VanCleef B & B

5 on July 22, 2016

Upon arriving, we were greeted by the owner who was friendly and warm. The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated in a federal style. Each room had the feeling of early America that was very inviting and true to the home's era. Our bedroom was large with a King bed, it was comfortable and clean. Our breakfast in the morning was made to order, eggs, fruit, bacon, muffins, toast, juice, and coffee. There were homemade preserves also. I highly recommend VanCleef Homestead in Seneca Falls!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind review! It is through helpful information like you offered to other travelers that they choose to stay with us. You mentioned our home-made jams - from the mulberry tree and sour cherry tree in our yard!! Thank you again, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay!


Terrific family trip

4.4 on July 10, 2016

Family weekend getaway was wonderful! Carol is so accommodating and sweet.... 5 year old loved the pool! Adults appreciated they could park the boats at the house. Charming neighborhood was perfect for a stroll after a delicious breakfast. Toby the cat stopping in to greet us made everyone smile. Book your family getaway today! You will not be disappointed!

Innkeeper Response
It is always a pleasure hosting families, and we particulary enjoyed this adorable and well-behaved 5-year-old! The pool has certainly seen some use this summer with the 85++ degrees we have had. Toby is an added benefit and loves to greet our guests! We make sure he gets extra treats! Thank you for offering your experience to other travelers!


Beautiful stay

5 on June 27, 2016

I had a lovely stay with Carol and her family. The building is well-maintained, and my room was comfortable. I was in town for buisness, I had some meetings to go to and I wished to start looking at apartments in the area, as I was moving around Seneca Falls for work. Carol was generous with her time and filled me in on some rental companies and areas of the town that would suit me best. That kind of advice was exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend VanCleef Homestead to anyone!

Innkeeper Response
We love to greet newcomers to the area and learn about their "stories". Since I grew up in this area and have lived here all my life, I can offer helpful information to folks wanting a particular place to live, certain ammenities, health clubs, etc. It was a pleasure hosting your stay, and I hope our paths cross again!


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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 35 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Porch and pool area , Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families with children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night stay required on "event" weekends or holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are held with a credit card. If paid by check, a 50% deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: A 7-day notice is required for cancellations, and a full refund issued. For cancellations less than 7-day notice, your credit card will be charged for the reservation. Early departure of a planned reservation is treated the same as a short-notice cancellation. All no-shows are charged in full.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carol and Brent Gibbs

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Historic home preservation and upkeep. Cooking; computers; gardening; meeting new and interesting people.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free, Lactose free and vegan


Signature Dish

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!