Top New York College Town B&Bs
La Tourelle Hotel & Spa
Ithaca, New York
With both Ithaca College and Cornell University just a stone's throw away, a cradle of culture awaits you at La Tourelle. Discover a getaway with delicious dining options, wonderful wine, a destination spa, and exceptional accommodations. Lay your head in any of the 54 deluxe rooms, which showcase dreamy pillow-top mattresses, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, private balconies, and much more. Soak in the serenity at August Moon Spa, where two Tranquility Rooms offer an array of relaxing treatments and offerings from the onsite restaurant The Bistro. Exchange relaxation for exploration when you tour the area's wine trails, visit the many interesting museums, or trek through and of the five state parks. The gorges are gorgeous in Ithaca, as is the rolling green landscape. Head into town for unique dining, shopping, and nightlife options. Whether you're visiting the kids at college or planning a romantic retreat, La Tourelle is your premier New York nook!
1150 Danby Road (96B), Ithaca, New York 14850
The Tourelle is a New York State Certified Green Hotel, and they are passionate about protecting the environment and supporting their community.
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The Bistro serves up local, farm-to-table cuisine that is prepared by a team led by Executive Chef Angelina Tagliavento. Indulge at John Thomas Steakhouse, where you can choose from prime dry-aged beef, live Maine lobsters, fresh poultry and seafood, and an extensive wine list.close
The Inns of Aurora
Aurora, New York
Steeped in history, luxury, and culture, The Inns of Aurora showcases the best of bed and breakfasts!
Just down the road is the prestigious Wells College, a landmark in liberal arts education. Offering three distinctive properties, this Federal-style stay features white-columned balconies and elegant lakeside dining. Whether you prefer the understated elegance of the Aurora Inn, the bold colors and modern art of E.B. Morgan House, or the nautical ambiance of Rowland House, the Inns of Aurora offer an unparalleled experience in the majesty of the Finger Lakes region. If you ever decide to leave the pristine property, you can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the shores of Cayuga Lake. Stay in shape at the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the lake at Wells College. Swing away on the Wells College Golf Course or explore downtown shops like MacKenzie-Childs, the celebrated maker of hand-crafted tableware, home furnishings, and accessories. Come experience the charm and the culture of The Inns of Aurora!
391 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Aurora is home to Wells College, which was founded in 1868 by Henry Wells of Wells Fargo stagecoach fame. The college has a beautiful campus overlooking Cayuga Lake.
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Be pampered with exceptional amenities like private marble bathrooms, gas-burning fireplaces, flat-panel televisions, plush terrycloth robes, and much more.close
Waters Edge B&B Resort
Geneva, New York
Peace and quiet is waiting for you on the shores of Seneca Lake when you stay at the Waters Edge B&B. This charming Geneva, New York retreat takes you away to a secluded cove along the water's edge, where you can escape from the hustle-bustle of everyday life and simply unwind at your leisure. The inn features five elegant rooms with lake views and a delicious breakfast to enjoy each morning to start off your day. Onsite you can take out a kayak to explore the gentle waters of the lake, or simply bask in the views as you soak at the outdoor pool. For a little adventure, head over to Roy's Marina for boat rentals, or hike the nature trails through Seneca Lake State Park. Don't forget to visit some of the area's best wineries and breweries during your stay either!
4377 W Lake Rd Geneva, NY 14456
The inn offers indoor shuffleboard, a pool table, hot tub, and an outdoor grill for your use during your New York getaway!
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Each of Waters Edge's five rooms are named after the Finger Lakes and offer stunning views of Seneca Lake. They are equipped with amenities such as private bathroom, kitchenette, private patio and more!close
The Vagabond Inn
Naples, New York
Nestled in New York Mountaintop, The Vagabond Inn provides a great setting for a Bed and Breakfast stay.
The Vagabond Inn is in the heart of the Finger Lakes with stunning views that get people calling it the “Switzerland of America.” Each of the five customized suites you can stay in is uniquely designed. They have everything from fireplaces, to wet bars, all the way to personal hot tubs. When you head out for an adventure, make sure to stop at one of the numerous wineries in the area or play a round of golf in the picture-perfect mountain backdrop. Beyond the home-cooked breakfasts provided, there are also over 20 restaurants in the surrounding area where you will be able to consume the Finger Laks cuisine like never before.
3300 Sliter Hill Road, Naples, Yates County, New York 14512
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The Vagabond Inn has five suites to choose from all with their unique style and amenities.
The Finger Lakes area is great to be in during winter as well. A few minutes away is the Bristol Mountain Ski Area and Hunt Hollow Ski Club where you will get to experience the mountains from a different perspective.close
Edward Harris House B & B
Rochester, New York
Located in Rochester's Arts/Cultural District, Edward Harris House B & B is an exercise in elegance. Whether you came to visit the numerous nearby colleges or just get away from it all, this is the perfect place. Four tasteful suites feature warm cherry furnishings, Wi-Fi access, and welcome chocolates. Seasonal fresh flowers greet guests and fireplaces keep travelers warm on brisk days. Get out an explore the area, which features lush state parks, pristine lakes, and an array of attractions. If it's in-town excursions you seek, the bed and breakfast is just a one-block walk to area shops, cafes, fine dining, and galleries within the urban village of Park Avenue. Come visit the many colleges and experience the unique culture!
35 Argyle St, Rochester, New York 14607
Stop in at more than a dozen area colleges like the University of Rochester, Wells College, and Roberts Wesleyan College.
Edward Harris House has received the "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of North America" award and been featured in 'North American Inns', 'Life in the Finger Lakes' magazine, Rochester Magazine, and Fodors.close
Temple Hill Bed & Breakfast
Geneseo, New York
History and hospitality combine at Temple Hill Bed & Breakfast, which showcases a scenic village and the prestigious State University of New York at Geneseo. Four well-appointed rooms feature at-home amenities like cable television, wireless internet, and private baths. Guests can stroll through the property's three acres of lush lawn gardens or take a dip in the in-ground swimming pool. Savor a meal in the elegant dining room and then sip a glass of wine on the covered veranda. If you'd like to explore the area, Main Street is just down the road, bursting with shops, restaurants, and attractions. Explore the natural splendor of nearby Letchworth State Park, enjoy aquatic adventures in Conesus Lake, or sample the spirits of the Finger Lakes wine country. With SUNY Geneseo just blocks away, you can visit the kids and explore the area together!
114 Temple Hill St, Geneseo, New York 14454
When the winter wonderland arrives, carve up the slopes at Bristol Mountain or Swain Ski & Snowboard Resort!
Built in 1826 as academy of higher education for young men, Temple Hill has been a private home for well over a century.close
The Turret House
Dryden, New York
The Turret House awaits in the quaint village of Dryden, just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Built in 1897, this elegant edifice is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Since restored, the house showcases stunning architectural details, ornate chandeliers, intricate oak floors, a spacious wrap-around porch, and a 25-foot-high turret. Modern bathrooms are decorated in marble and granite with subtle wallpapers.Original artwork adorns the walls too add an extra touch of magic. If you'd like to explore the area, Cayuga Lake is just a stone's throw away. Set off on the beautiful body of water and enjoy fishing, boating, and a wealth of aquatic adventures. Sample some vintage vino at the many Finger Lakes wineries. Numerous state parks reveal New York's natural wonder and downtown Dryden abounds with dining, shopping, and much more! Come to a college town drenched in culture at The Turret House!
9 Library Street, Dryden, New York 13053
Wine lovers will be intoxicated by the nearby Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, which offers a unique blend of award-winning wines, scenic waterfalls, and local gourmet eateries.
The Cornell University Ithaca Campus was founded in 1865 and comprises 745 acres.close
Inn On Columbia
Ithaca, New York
With its architectural splendor and gracious hospitality, Inn On Columbia is the perfect place to stay during your visit to the charming college town of Ithica, New York.
Inn On Columbia has a variety of accommodations located on Columbia, Aurora, and Hudson Street, all of which are close to Ithica College and Cornell University. Fireplaces, decks, whirlpools, and custom-designed furniture make the inn an experience of unequaled quality and a welcome retreat in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Your stay will also include amenities such as wireless internet, air-conditioning in all bedrooms, and parking. Inn On Columbia provides gracious accommodation to travelers from all over the country and the world, so book your stay today!
228 Columbia Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
The Inn On Columbia was built in the 1830s.
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Inn On Columbia allows pets in designated spaces and with prior arrangement, with a one-time $25 pet fee.close
The Chalet of Canandaigua
Canandaigua, New York
The Chalet of Canandaigua, the #1 rated bed and breakfast in Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes region, is a gorgeously constructed log paradise with a massive, beautiful lawn and exquisite amenities.
The Chalet of Canandaigua is foremost a bed and breakfast. Margaret and Pattie take extreme pride in their ability to service everyone's needs. The Chalet itself is a gorgeous cabin home with tremendous features and finishes. With fantastic hand-made master beds, Victorian soaking tubs, walk-in showers, glorious chandeliers, gas fireplaces, and kitchenettes, these suites are impeccably luxurious. The lawn, deck and patio areas, especially during fall foliage, are simply breathtaking. Enjoy a delicious three-course breakfast in the spacious dining room or on the deck or patio in the summertime! This peaceful retreat features a beautiful pond and walking trails to enjoy at your leisure, while also ensuring you're close to the area's best attractions.
3770 State Route 21 South Canandaigua, New York 14424
Witness the stunning New York hillside on a Canandaigua Lady Steamboat tour, rent a motorboat and visit the uniquely tiny Squaw Island or work your muscles on a canoe, kayak or waterbike.
The Chalet has been ranked, four times, as one of the top 25 bed and breakfasts in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.close
Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
Cortland, New York
Noted for its elegant rooms, exquisite decor, and warm hospitality, the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House is the perfect spot for planning your weekend trip to New York to see your kids at school!
This historic B&B is located within the Historic District of downtown Cortland, within a 30-minute drive of Syracuse and Ithaca. You are also just a short walk for Cortland's Main Street area, offering a variety of shopping and dining options to help occupy your time. This 15,000-square foot home plays the perfect host for an intimate group gathering. Surrounded by the picturesque grounds, the Parks Alumni House serves as an elegant wedding, retreat, reunion, baby shower, or cocktail party venue. If you are just looking for a romantic getaway with your special someone, the Alumni House plays the perfect host. All rooms include complimentary YMCA passes, a 32" flat-screen television, air conditioning, bathrobes, plush towels, and so much more! Start planning your dream B&B getaway in New York and make it a reality at Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House!
29 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045
From the North Take Exit 11 off of Route 81. Turn right onto Route 13 South. Follow Route 13 through Cortland. Route 13 becomes Tompkins Street once you cross Main Street. The Alumni House is on the left, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house. From the South/East Take Exit 10 off of Route 81. This is the Polkville exit. Follow Route 11 North, which is also Port Watson Street, through the city to Route 13 South. Port Watson Street changes to Tompkins Street once you cross Main Street. The Alumni House is on the left, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house. From the West Follow Route 13 into Cortland. Route 13 is Tompkins Street. Before reaching Main Street, the Parks Alumni House is on the right, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house
If you are planning your trip in July or August, you may have a chance to catch a glimpse of New York Jets training camp, held annually at SUNY Cortland.close