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The Black Sheep Inn

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8329 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840
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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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Dix Hills, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't begin to describe the magic of the Black Sheep Inn. The proprietors are so warm and welcoming right off the bat, as the history of the Inn was explained, we were given the royal tour, and made to feel like long lost friends. The inn is absolutely beautiful, impeccably appointed, and spotless. The breakfasts were imaginative and created... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Inn in a beautiful setting. Peaceful and quiet. Wonderful room. Fantastic breakfasts! Debbie and Mark are great hosts. Thanks again Mark for talking with me about stained glass. Will be trying soon.

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Cortland, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a perfect experience, it was everything we'd hoped it'd be and more. We could not have been happier with Black Sheep Inn & innkeepers Marc & Debbie. The house although built in mid 1850's is updated tastefully with modern amenities while maintaining the history of this spacious home. Marc & Debbie were perfect hosts who obviously embarked on... More 

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

Geoff and Fran, Thank you for your sparkling comments. We're glad we were able to accommodate you for the single night you requesteded, we gladly waive that whenever the schedule allows. The only down side to single night stays is that we don't get as much time to get to know you. We also appreciate your flexibility and understanding regarding... More 

Northern NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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

Sandy and Steve, We're glad to have had the chance to sit and visit with you out in the courtyard. That is certainly one of the perks of this profession, the opportunity to get acquainted with new friends from all over the world. Your timing was good in that you took in the Antique Boat show, which is always a... More 

Norwich, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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

Peter and Susan, Thank you for you kind remarks. We enjoyed talking with you and getting to catch up on all things Vermont. I always wanted to get back to Montpelier after cooking school at NECI, but the Finger Lakes is as close as we've come. Though Hammondsport isn't actually in Vermont, in my mind, there is a little bit... More 

Texas Hill Country
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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
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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 41 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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