Lady of the Lake

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


A European style Bed & Breakfast located on the North shore on Skaneateles Lake. With completely renovated rooms, you will lack nothing in comfort. The newly furnished rooms include remote controlled Temperpedic Mattresses, Flat Screen TVs, Renaissance style Reclining Chairs, Queen Sleigh Beds, King Canopy Beds and beautiful views of Skaneateles Lake. While staying here, you'll be only a block away from all the shops and award winning restaurants that Skaneateles, NY has to offer. Additionally, our B&B is equipped with Free Wi-Fi. We also offer printing and fax services. The Lady of the Lake takes pride in its history, dating back to 1899. This Skaneateles Bed & Breakfast is filled with amazing architecture, refinished wide-board hardwood floors and stunning leaded glass windows throughout the house. Breakfast at the Lady of the Lake is like no other. Traveling extensively throughout Spain and the areas along the Mediterranean Sea impressed upon us the tastes of the Catalan and Basque regions. We combine fresh farm to fork ingredients along with a flare of fresh Mediterranean ingredients to give you an amazing European breakfast experience. Fresh and Healthy! During the summer months you can enjoy breakfast on the Wrap-Around Porch. Afterwards, enjoy a quaint stroll around the village and the shops. If you prefer not to walk, we offer bicycles for a leisurely ride around the village. Please join us at The Lady of the Lake!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

The Lady is One of the Very Best!

5 on August 27, 2018

Stayed four nights in The Loft on a recent mini-vacation. My wife & I agreed it was one of the best B&B's we've ever been to. Dave & Brenda were extremely professional and personable. The breakfasts were amazing! Plated to perfection and always very creative with an abundance of fresh fruit on the side. Our fav was the vegetarian frittata. Kudos to Dave! The accommodations in The Loft were outstanding. Plenty of space, very plush & comfortable. Although on a busy main road just on the edge of town (a short walk to everything), that never seemed to get in the way of relaxing and enjoying some peace & quiet on the porch swing, in the living room or in The Loft, which was refreshed to perfection each day. Don't miss a stay here when touring the Finger Lakes. You're sure to enjoy it!

Wonderful wedding night stay!

5 on July 27, 2018

I can’t rave enough about mine and my new husband’s stay at Lady of the Lake. The owners and operators were accommodating from our very first phone call until our last goodbye. Since our wedding lasted all day long, they allowed us to drop our car off early and give us the keys so that we could quietly find our room after 10pm. The room was fabulous, very clean, beautiful and the bed was so comfortable! Towels were set out nicely and we felt like royalty! The next morning, the chef allowed us to switch our breakfast to an earlier time with no problem. They even gave us porch seating and it was so romantic! We can’t wait to stay here again. Highly recommend for any special occasion or for a classy stay in Skaneateles for any event!

Finger Lakes Finest

5 on July 12, 2018

From start to finish the stay was awesome. Brenda and David are so welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts awesome, rooms beautifully appointed as are the common areas. Could not ask for a better 3 days. Will definitely return for another stay!

Girl's Get-a-way

4.0 on July 02, 2018

A group of five friends recently stayed at Lady of the Lake for just one night and would liked to have stayed longer. We have stayed in many B&Bs over the years and this one ranks right up at the top for decor and furnishings.The location is perfect with views of the lake and walk-able to restaurants and shops. We got there in the evening and Brenda kindly made dinner reservations for us and Dave carried our bags up to our rooms. After dinner we gathered in the loft area which was perfect spot for us to relax. Breakfast was amazing- two courses with more fresh fruit than we could eat. Next time we will book for more nights!

Amazing breakfast and room!

5 on June 11, 2018

We loved our stay here. Our room, the Stella, had an amazing tempurpedic bed and was decorated beautifully. The breakfast the next day included 2 courses and was so good! It made the trip memorable. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Wonderful bed and breakfast by the lake

4.8 on March 05, 2018

Very delightful bed and breakfast with updated artwork and otherwise Victorian style accents. Save room for breakfast- the meals are phenomenal and full of flavor.

Excellent in every way

5 on March 01, 2018

You won't be disappointed. Everything exceeded expectations and we would highly recommend this B&B

Charming lady by the lake.

4.8 on February 22, 2018

Wonderful bed and breakfast literally across the street from the lake and nearby downtown Skaneateles amenities. The breakfasts provided are top notch and the decor is clean, colorful yet reminiscent of days past. The beds are adjustable so you can have a good nights rest.

Perfect Stay!!

4.8 on February 19, 2018

This was our second time enjoying the Lady of the Lake and we highly recommend it. The rooms are very clean, nicely sized, the beds are amazing, and the bathrooms are attached. The morning breakfast is a 4 or 5 course gourmet feast, so come hungry. We would highly recommend staying at The Lady of the Lake!!!!

Exceeded expectations!

5 on January 03, 2018

Amazing stay with great hosts and a phenomenal gourmet breakfast!

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Rooms & Rates

The Stella

One of our most romantic and quaint rooms with its adjustable remote controlled tempur-pedic queen bed tucked into an alcove of windows. The antique cherry Empire period armoire are accented by the beautifully carved Victorian North Shore Sleigh Bed. The ensuite bath is tastefully done

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

The Mary

The Mary Room has the best views of both the lake and the village. A 19th century Renaissance Revival Ledelle queen size sleigh bed with a remote control temper-pedic mattress and matching furnishings adorn the room. The large attached bath with its ornate window looking out at the lake, has a glass stall shower and plenty of room for your toiletries.

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

The DeEtta

Click here to check availability The DeEtta Room is the smallest of the rooms but one of the most quaint. The Saveaha Queen Poster Bed pops with metallic sheen and the intricate molding feels Old World. The original bathroom and claw foot tub combined with antique subway tile showcase the Old World bath.

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

The Loft

The Loft Suite is the largest of the rooms with over 700 Sq ft on the 3rd floor alone. The Loft has a fantastic view of both the lake and the village. Inspired by the grandeur and grace of Old World traditional style, the Loft bedroom hosts a North Shore king canopy bed which is nothing short of stunning. The 2nd floor sitting room with its Queen size day bed is a cozy living space to watch TV, read and relax. The large attached en-suite bath offers both tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Lakeview, Small town, Waterview


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 27 miles miles

Directions to property:

From Syracuse airport: Rte. 81 south to Bear St. exit. Take right onto Bear St. and follow signs to Rte. 690 west. Take Rte. 690 west to exit 6 (which will read: "Rte. 695 to 5 Auburn") which will be a continuation of the highway. Stay on it to end (approx. 8 mi.). At the end, turn right onto Rte. 5. At 2nd traffic light (3 mi.) take left onto Rte. 321. At end (8 mi.) take right at traffic light onto Rte. 20 west (Genesee St.). Through 1st traffic light you'll see the lake on the left. Take 1st left past lake (West Lake St.) 1899 Lady of the Lake will be 1st house on right corner (large purple Queen Ann Victorian with wrap around porch and wrap around hedge/fence).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to the first night's stay is required at the time of reservation.



Dave & Brenda

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Dave & Brenda have lived in central New York their whole lives and have traveled to Europe on several occasions. Having been in the hospitality business, hotel and restaurants, for many years, they are excited about owning and operating a luxury B&B in beautiful Skaneateles, NY. They enjoy cooking gourmet breakfasts with a Mediterranean flare, and providing their guests with a warm and inviting oasis in their elegant B&B.

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  • Time Served: 7am - 9am
  • Serving Location: Served on Wrap-Around Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Organic

Signature Dish

Mediterranean Stuffed Avocados
We receive Rave Reviews even from folks that claim they are not Avocado Lovers! Avocados are stuffed with Mediterranean Feta, Roasted Red Peppers, Smoked Chorizo and Garlic. Baked with an egg. Topped with a Garlic Butter Avocado Cream Sauce!