Wagener Estate Bed & Breakfast

351 Elm Street Route 54A , Penn Yan, NY 14527 USA (Show map)
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Welcome to the historic Wagener Estate Bed and Breakfast, home of the founding father of Penn Yan. The home was built in 1794, and is on the national and state historical registers. Elegance and old world charm awaits you at our property which sits on top of a knoll on five pastoral acres overlooking Keuka lake in the quaint village of Penn Yan. Easy walking distance to downtown village shops, restaurants, and the Keuka bike/hike trail. We are located in the center of New York States wine country in the beautiful Finger lakes. Please come visit and experience all our history, beauty, and charm.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great Getaway

4.6 on July 22, 2018

Maryann and George were great hosts and made us feel right at home. We were there for a one night getaway to celebrate our anniversary. They were extremely helpful in pointing us a great restaurant to enjoy the meal and the lakeview. We hope to go back this fall if our schedule allows :)

Finger Lakes Retreat

4.4 on August 25, 2017

George and Mary Ann may be new to the B&B business but their hospitality was just what we needed for a short getaway. We loved The Wagener Room ... more like a mini-suite. Breakfasts were over the top delicious. And the perfect location for cycling throughout the beautiful countryside. Highly recommend!

Wonderful B&B in the Finger Lakes of NY

4.2 on July 12, 2016

Historic home lovingly restored. Hosts were very gracious and attentative and provided help on what to do and see in the area. The breakfast was fantastic, one of the best we have had at a B&B. Room we were in was large and well furnished; bed was comfortable and we slept great. Comfortable sitting room to read in on the first floor. I'd definitely recommend this to others and we will likely stay here again.

Relaxing Stay

4.4 on June 28, 2016

The Wagener Estate is a beautiful space and has been renovated quite tastefully and comfortably over the past year. Breakfasts are not to be missed! Maryann creates delicious breakfast feasts that are served out on the beautiful front porch and in the mornings they brew a pot of coffee and have a Keurig available for other times. There are also freshly-baked cookies available in the Dining Room. Husband and I stayed for three days in the Melchoir Room, which is a comfortable, relaxing room (though taller people might want a room with higher ceilings). The bathroom was converted from an old closet so it is a tight space but it is clean and is private. For those needing a larger space, the David room has a large bathroom and the Wagner Suite has lovely vaulted ceilings.

Amazing Historical Property, Food and Experience

5 on June 01, 2015

We chose to stay at the Wagener Estate last week even though some of the previous reviews were not the best, we loved the location and the history of the property. In researching their web site found that the property was recently purchased by a direct Wagener descendent and had undergone renovations. The property is wonderful , the breakfasts were 5star, our room ( the David ) was perfect, we loved having our wine on the front porch at night. The new owners George and Maryann were gracious hosts and loved their passion for their family heritage. Definitely 1 of the best B&B experiences we have had. Can't wait to came back in the fall.

welcoming, friendly & outstanding service & hospitality!

5 on August 30, 2014

We enjoyed staying here. We felt very comfortable with the spaces for guests. Cathy is a very hospitable hostess & fantastic cook. breakfasts were delicious & a great variety. we will definitely want to stay here again on another Finger Lakes trip.

Lovely Stay

5 on July 14, 2014

Charming and relaxing B&B. Gorgeous grounds transport you back in time. Cathy couldn't be more delightful. There when you needed her to be with local information yet didn't hover. Breakfast was wonderful sitting on the porch and coming home in the afternoon to homemade cookies was a lovely treat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Weekend at the Wagener Estate

5 on June 11, 2014

weekend at Wagener Bed & Breakfast Posted Jun 04, 2014 Pros: We immediately felt right at home. Cons: nothing! everything was just perfect Location: You visit a few unique wineries then go for lunch at a lakeside restaurant. After lunch you go to the local art and antique shops. Kathy the owner met us at the front door upon our arrival. This 5 acre Estate was built in the 1700's. Joe, Kathy's husband, maintains the beautiful Estate. The front porch looks out over the grounds. We had our breakfast and our own little wine and cheese tasting in the evening on this porch. I must tell you for breakfast Kathy prepared us fresh fruit, cappuccino muffins, broccoli omelets and apple pancakes. Our room had the old world look with all of the modern conveniences. We had a huge 4 poster bed and everything was very clean.

Finger Lakes Getaway

5 on July 04, 2013

Great experience! Kathy greeted us upon arrival, got us settled and gave us some recommendations for dinner . We stayed in the Seyval Suite which was beautifully furnished and very comfortable for our stay. The breakfasts were outstanding. Nice setup with coffee and fruit/pastry waiting to enjoy while the breakfast was being prepared fresh. The choice of indoor or porch dining was great, Fres baked cookies in the foyer each evening was a nice touch as well. Overall a wonderful place to stay with easy access to lots of great wineries and lake activities.

Fabulous First Time experience!!

5 on November 08, 2012

Our first B&B and our first trip to the Finger Lakes and it was wonderful!! My husband was a little concerned about the B&B environment but was extremely pleased. The Wagener Estate is a beautiful, historic property conveniently located. The Fall drive for our 25th wedding anniversary was wonderful and the surprise gift from friends of a beautiful fruit and cheese tray and some locally bubbly added to an amazing get away. The owner and guests were a pleasure and the food was delicious. We highly recommend it.

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Rooms & Rates

Wagener Suite

The elegantly spacious Wagener Suite is the largest of the guest rooms and the original master bedroom. It presents high vaulted ceilings and two large side windows perfect for enjoying a cross breeze, or day-dreaming while peering through to our historic apple orchard. The richly decorated Wagener features a queen size four poster Empire bed, with luxurious bedding and a heavenly pillow top mattress, perfect for catching up on some well deserved rest. This romantic room also has a comfortable sitting area which includes two wing back chairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Abraham Suite

The soothing Abraham suite is two uniquely comfortable rooms adjoined by antique pocket doors. The rooms feature a plush country queen size bed on one side, and the other room can be enjoyed as a spacious sitting area. The sitting room features two reading chairs along with a period day bed for your relaxation. The relaxing Seyval Suite features a mix of pastel colors and country shutters to accent its refinished original pine floorboards. The suite includes a private in room bath with shower, TV/VCR/AC, wireless access.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The Rebecca Suite

If it is a little privacy you are looking for on your get-a-way this is the room for you. The Rebecca Suite with its vaulted ceiling proudly hosts a lovely queen size cherry four poster canopy bed, a comfortable wicker sitting area, and a café table for two - perfect for sipping your morning coffee or enjoying your Finger Lakes wine and cheese, while looking out onto your own private deck which overlooks the spacious grounds. This cottage style room is complete with a TV/VCR, CD player, mini-fridge, ceiling fan, private in room bath with shower, and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Melchior Room

The pleasant Melchior Room is shaded by our majestic white pines, and features a comfortable queen size solid cherry bed, and a sofa sitting area. The very spacious Aurore room hosts a walk in closet and private in - room bath with shower. TV/VCR/AC, wireless access.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The David Room

The quaint David room is furnished in country pine furnishings which include a comfortable queen size bed. The Catawba Room hosts a roomy private in room bath which includes a separate tub and shower, mini wet bar sink, TV/VCR, AC, wireless access, along with reading chair and floor lamp.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From I-90 (NY State Thruway): Exit for Geneva (Route 14 South). Route 14 South to 54 West to Penn Yan. Turn left on Main St. and right on Elm St. About 1/2 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate. From I-86: Exit for Bath (Route 54). Route 54 to Penn Yan. Turn left on 14A and left on Elm St. (Route 54A) About 1/4 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate. From State Highway 17: Exit at Hourseheads (Route 14) for Watkins Glen. Route 14 to Route 14A to Penn Yan. Turn left on Elm St. (Route 54A) About 1/4 mile on the right is the Wagener Estate.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Finger Lakes Raceway (horses), Watkins Glen car racing, Finger Lakes, Amish market, Montour Falls, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Outdoor grilling, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar , iron and ironing board provided upon request, guest refrigerator in common area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke Free
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children welcome 16yrs. and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pet Free
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In peak season, minimum 2 nights if Saturday is included.Please call for availab
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one nights stay will hold your room.
  • Cancellations: We have a 2 night minimum and please allow two weeks notice for cancellations. With less than two weeks notice, if the rooms can not be filled by another guest.We ask you to take full responsibility for your reservation.



Maryann and George Reigelsperger

Languages spoken

English, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

In December 2014 we brought the Wagener Estate back into the family, site of and home to my great- great- great- great- grandparents David and Rebecca Wagener. The history of the Wagener Estate goes back to 1794 when my grandparents David and Rebecca Wagener came to the area from Pennsylvania after the revolutionary war, and were among the 1st settlers to inhabit the area. David acquired over 690 acres of land, built saw and grist mills on the canal that connects Keuka and Seneca lake on prope

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining room, Veranda, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diet

Signature Dish

Peach Pancakes/Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
Breakfast is always special at Wagener Estate B&B. All dishes were created by the Innkeeper/Owner.Our fresh Peach Pancakes are topped with a fresh peaches and cream sauce. Our Pumpkin Pie Pancakes are a favorite and are topped with an Apple cinnamon and brown sugar champagne sauce, made with our own estate apples, planted by Abreham Wagener over 200 years ago.There is something for everyone, Fresh Fruit,Eggs, Muffins, Scones, and your favorite breakfast beverage is searved each morning. You will not go away hungry.