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La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

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208 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at La Belle Vie visit was our first at a B&B and exceeded our expectations by a long shot. The owners were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, & made our stay a memorable one. Their recommendations for local spots and eateries were spot on and they did a great job of making us feel comfortable during our stay. The food... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What made this place so incredible was those intangibles you can’t plan. I love traveling because of the new things you learn, not just about a place but also about the people who live there. The hosts Llewellyn and Laurel perfectly reflected this for us. The conversation was endless. We discussed all topics including art, travel, photography (even antique photography!),... More 

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warsaw ny
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife have purchased a few gift certificates from La Belle Vie to give as gifts, and we got one in return in gratitude. We went in August of 2014 (I know a little late with the review) and from the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly left, everything was great. I know that the word charming is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stayed for two nights in early November (just before winter set in). The proprietors are exceedingly friendly and were very helpful with suggestions for activites. And the breakfasts were exceptional. We'll stay there again if we go back to the finger lakes.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lovely home and spacious bedrooms, delicious breakfast and friendly hosts right in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country.... but I have to concur with"myBubsBub's" review. It is a bit tired, particularly the grounds and the paint. The hot water is very slow to rise, the towels smelled musty, and the porches were very dusty and not that pleasant to... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'm a world traveler. You can easily click and view my profile to see how many countries I've been. I have stayed in numberous B&Bs from all over the world. La Belle Vie, however, is my favorite. My husband and I stayed at La Belle Vie for 2 nights on November 7th and 8th. Laurel and Lewellyn were amazing hosts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Over the years, my wife and I have stayed in many B&Bs mostly in the northeast, but also a few in the south and even outside of the U.S.. So, it isn't without sufficient comparisons for us to say that this is what we feel is the best we've ever stayed at. The house and our room (The Ridley) was... More 

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a wonderful weekend shared with our family and Llewellyn and Laurel. We were graciously invited into their beautiful home. The minute we met Laurel it felt like we were part of the family. Breakfast was so fulfilling and delicious it kept us going for the better part of the day. The rooms were beautifully decorated and clean. It was... More 

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Plum, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is in my nature to give 5-star reviews whenever possible, so it took me a while to decide to actually write this review. I appreciate that less than positive reviews can negatively affect business for hardworking proprietors. Yet I also feel that guests who may have worked equally hard to earn the money to stay at a B&B deserve... More 

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LlewellynLBV, Owner at La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are sorry your last-minute one-night stay with us was a disappointment and we wish you would have voiced your concerns when you were present. We do everything possible to make each guest's stay successful. Since none of the matters mentioned in your review were expressed at the time and you left with a smile, we thought you were satisfied... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

- this 19th century house reminds me of the aphorism, "you can't tell a book by its cover" because like a good book, you have to go inside to discover its qualities. The room: bed was very comfortable, The bathroom: extensively redone with modern plumbing, hot water, and electric heat. The breakfast: Proprietors each in their own way serve and... More 

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