1899 Lady of the Lake

2 West Lake Street , Skaneateles, NY 13152 USA (Show map)


This elegant Queen Anne Victorian B&B is located in the heart of the village of Skaneateles; across the street from the lake; and one block from the quaint shops and restaurants. Built in 1894, each room is filled with antiques, hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Each guestroom features luxuriously thick mattresses the finest linens, as well as oversized and overly thick towels and robes. All baths are "En Suite" and vary between an old footed soaking tub and a modern shower. Guests love to watch the sunrise over Skaneateles lake; walk the village sidewalks past mansions of a bygone era; sail, play golf or watch a band concert in the park across the street while sitting on the wicker filled porch. Or curl up by the fire with a book from our extensive library. For availability, please see the web site.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Lady on the Lake B&B

4.6 on October 06, 2016

The warm hospitality of the manager on site made for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Whether providing information about the village, or assisting with guests' special needs, the site's manager was helpful and accommodating. The charm of the home is in keeping with the village itself.

Beautiful Place!

4.4 on September 25, 2016

Lady of the Lake was filled with charm. The caregiver worked hard to keep the place immaculate. The home was filled with beautiful antiques and information on what to do in the surrounding area. Although the bed and breakfast was old, it had modern bathrooms and kitchen that made our stay very comfortable. We also loved the location! Being on the corner across from the lake and the Sherwood Inn, it was easy to walk and shop and enjoy Skaneateles.

Beautiful Location, Great Hosts

4.6 on August 25, 2016

We spent the weekend at Lady of the Lake in Skaneateles and can't wait to come back one day. The old Victorian is beautiful, the rooms are nice/clean, and the hosts (Jessie and Carrie) were the best. Nice location, although only the Loft room offers a good view of the lake. That may be a problem for some, but we loved this BnB.


5 on August 08, 2016

The Lady of the Lake and surrounding area are both beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and the location was so close to everything. Jessie was very knowledgeable about the history of the house and lake.

Beautiful property - great location

2.8 on July 30, 2016

We were only in Skaneateles for one night, so I chose this property close to town for easy access. We enjoyed a glass of wine on the porch when we arrived and then walked to town for dinner. Strangely, in a town full of tourists, we were the only ones staying at the Lady of the Lake. We had chosen the least expensive room and it was comfortable, except for the shower head, which delivered high pressure water needles. We spoke to the innkeeper and she said she had raised this issue with the owner, who didn't want to replace the shower head. It would have been nice to be upgraded since we were the only ones there and they were aware of the shower head problem. The house was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the big screen TV in the living room since we were the only ones there.

Beautiful Home! Great Location!

4.2 on July 26, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lady of the Lake. The house is absolutely beautiful and the location is perfect. The rooms are very spacious and you can walk to the lake and the darling downtown in just a few minutes. All of the homes surrounding this house are absolutely gorgeous! Our host and hostess were very sweet and made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was very good and exactly on time. We will definitely be back!


5 on July 18, 2016

Carey and Jesse were amazing Hosts! Beautiful home with wrap around porch with direct view of the lake. Fun town,lots to do . Carey is an outstanding cook she made amazing breakfasts and Jesse was attentive to everyone's needs. The "Stella" room was wonderful with a big beautiful window above the bed. I can't say enough about our first experience in a B and B it is definitely one will we never forget.

Pleasant Stay

3.0 on July 13, 2016

This stay was an interim stop on our way back from Ontario. Since we ended up being the only guests for the two nights, it was great having the whole place to ourselves since we could watch what we wanted on TV etc. The inn is ideally located for the area as we were able to walk to town which has interesting shops and a number of good restaurants. During our full day there we also were able to hang out on the porch which was a great place to just relax.

met our expectations

3.0 on July 09, 2016

Conveniently located to most of the town's shops & restaurants, & the lake is right across the street.

Delightful find

3.2 on July 07, 2016

Charming older B&B in an outstanding location with lovely views.

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Rooms & Rates

The Stella

The Stella may be our most romantic room with its king size bed tucked into an alcove of windows. The antique cherry Empire period chest and armoire are accented with Irish linens and tassels. The attached bath is bright and has a walkin shower. Extra towels are rolled up in a coal scuttle and in an oak clock key cupboard.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

The DeEtta

This lovely room offers partial views of the lake and it's darling Victorian boathouse on the Northwest side. Queen room with antique armoir and en suite bath featuring an original clawfoot tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $235

The Mary

Has the best view of both Skaneateles lake and the village. It is best described as handsome with it's 19th century Renaissance Revival queen size bed and furnishings. The large attached bath with its ornate window looking out at the lake, has a stall shower and plenty of room for your toiletries.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

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Location Type

Shops and restaurants steps away located within the heart of the Village., Downtown, Waterview


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Check the last page of our website for directions from any direction.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside - on covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes with prior approval and for additional fee
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends in the summer
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable in full if cancellations are made at least 14 days prior to arrival, less a $25 cancellation fee. Deposits are 50% refundable if less than 14 days. Cancellations made less than 7 days are not eligible for a refund.



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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free