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The Black Sheep Inn

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8329 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840
The Black Sheep Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently returned from a two night stay at the Black Sheep Inn. The inn has been lovingly restored by Deb and Marc, and their attention to detail, and commitment to making your stay comfortable, is clear. Our room, The Pleasant Valley, was spacious, beautiful and well appointed, including body washes that Deb makes herself. Our bed was so comfortable... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely, fascinating structure. Guests have the use of its entirety - 5 guests rooms with baths, comfortable upstairs "ballroom" centered beneath the central ornamentation of the octagon, first floor living room and dining room. The inn keepers, Debbie & Mark, live in an adjacent renovated barn. The furnishings, including bedding and towels, are special, reflecting Marc's training as... More 

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Texas Hill Country
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that we're not truly indoctrinated into the B&B scene. But the few experiences we've had have been pleasant. The Black Sheep Inn is no exception. The room (translation: the bed and bathroom) were great! Debbie and Mark were very gracious hosts, and Debbie is definitely a FOODIE! Prepare to have your palette expanded! It would... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Adam and Kim, It was absolutely our pleasure to have you here at the Inn for a couple of days, and to offer some suggestions for places to go and things to do. We enjoyed reminiscing about San Antonio with you. Definitely try to make it to the Cowboy Breakfast next year! We're glad you didn't have to ride in... More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Isn't it wonderful when everything about a holiday far exceeds your expectations… The Finger Lakes, Hammondsport and The Black Sheep Inn - we fell in love with them all!!! Marc and Debbie have lovingly restored this Octagon House and made it a beautiful, welcoming and interesting place to stay, with areas to relax both in the house an grounds. We... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

John and Chrissy, We really enjoyed having you with us for a few days, which gave us the chance to get to know one another. And it was great of you to send along some of your photos, too. We never grow tired of the amazing scenery around here, though we don't take the opportunity to get out there as... More 

Flanders, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We recently returned from a girl's getaway at The Black Sheep Inn. Debbie and Marc are fantastic! They were so welcoming and warm. They truly love what they do and it shows in everything that they do. The house and grounds are beautiful! The food was unbelievable! We can't wait to go back!!

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Kerrie for your comments. But even more importantly, thank you and all the girls for choosing us for your Girlfriend Getaway. We had such a great time with you and your group. In fact, you may have set the record for the most time spent in our Black Sheep robes! We look forward to seeing all of you... More 

Ancaster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We selected the Black Sheep Inn for a short visit to the Finger Lakes region because they were able to cope with our meat free diet. They certainly met our expectations, supplying us with wonderfully interesting and tasty breakfasts every morning. Our room was excellent (the Curtiss Room) and the rest of the house was very comfortable too. We especially... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Graham and Monique, we thank you for your gracious comments. It truly was our pleasure to get to know you, and to provide a home away from home for your exploration of the Finger Lakes. Accommodating your meat-free diet is an important part of what we do here. We feel that you shouldn't have to change your eating habits, or... More 

Granby, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This Inn is a perfect getaway. The owners, Debbie and Mark, are highly attentive to your own personal expectations and comfort. Breakfast is a gourmet culinary delight with fresh local farm to table ingredients. Their knowledge of the area is extensive making it convenient for any activities that you may want to try. We couldn't have asked for a better... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Susan and Evan for your comments. We enjoyed our chats very much during your visit. And we're still amazed by your generous gesture, though I must admit, it hasn't made it into a frame yet. Your verse will be on display soon for all our guests to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What an amazing weekend my husband and I had. The Inn was immaculate. The design of the Inn is so unique and the interior decor is breathtaking.. Breakfast is made with such love and is delicious! Debbie and Marc are incredible people who make sure that your stay is perfect. They arranged us a couples massage which was right across... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Lindsey and Bob, thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are really glad you had so much fun. You packed in quite a bit during your stay, from the Hot Air Balloon ride to the Wine tour and everything in between. We personally enjoyed the one-on-one time with you during the Wine Tour and at the fire pit. It's always... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This inn is lovely, and the owners are super attentive to their guests. The whole house is beautiful and set on a lovely piece of property. The only thing I warn is that the food served at breakfast is very unique. So if you are a picky eater, it's probably not going to be your thing.

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Susan and Matt, it was a pleasure getting to know you during your stay with us last month. And it is always fun to have the extended time during a tour to be able to offer you some of the best experiences here in Hammondsport and the Finger Lakes. Unfortunately, it was a little too wet to enjoy the courtyard... More 

Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Black Sheep Inn in Hammondsport, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. This beautifully restored home is a very relaxing get away. The bedrooms have all of the amenities. Even the bed was extremely comfortable which has not always been our experience at various B&BS , hotels,... More 

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debmychef, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Maria and David for your kind comments. We are always glad to provide a comfortable setting for our guests to relax and unwind. We would love to see how you arranged your hand painted blocks. If you get a moment, send us a photo. Hope to see you soon. More 

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