Where do I begin?
Overall, the place is beautiful, clean, well-kept, and cozy. It also has a great view of the lake. My wife and I stayed in Di's Suite and were pleasantly surprised at the rustic look of the room. The pictures do not do it justice. Jen and Diane were amazing hostesses, making sure to cater to every need and extremely entertaining and fun to be around.
Now on to the experience:
We were new the Finger Lakes. Our first night there, we didn't get to meet either hostess. The next morning, however, changed the path of our trip that we had intended to be a getaway for just the two of us. At breakfast the next morning, a wonderfully cooked breakfast I should add, we met the 3 other couples. We had signed up for a private tour of the wineries surrounding Lake Seneca, to be given by Jen. At breakfast, after seeing the chemistry we had with 2 of the couples, which to our surprise were in our age range, Jen invited them to join us on the wine tour (with our permission, of course). That led to one of the most entertaining and enjoyable days of our lives.
Jen guided us to 11-12 wineries where we got the VIP treatment because of Jen's connections. I also shouldn't understate how great a guide she was. She had us lauging the whole time, as well as singing in the car, and enjoying the natural beauty of the lake. She took us to some great wineries, and kept us from those that didn't fit our personalities. The quality of this tour would not have been possible without Jen guiding it. I should also quickly mention that because of the chemistry she helped build, we got to experience and celebrate one of the couple's engagement and celebration.
We made some friends who I wouldn't be surprised will become lifetime friends, once again as a result of Jen. Our stay there was absolutely wonderful and I would recommend this be your place to stay if you intend to visit the Finger Lakes. Don't pass up the wine tour either. It will be an unforgettable experience, I guarantee it.
The only drawback is that if you're allergic to cats, they do roam the house. This wasn't a problem for us, though. However, if you have food allergies--no problem, they'll cater specifically to your needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located within the Finger Lakes Wine Trails. Our beautiful B&B is located on the historical South Main St & is a 5 minute walking distance to downtown pubs, restaurants & more. Our large veranda overlooks Seneca Lake to sit an enjoy a book or see the beautiful sunrise in the morning. All rooms have Private Baths, A/C, WIFI, & much more.Don't forget to schedule one of our fun, personalized wine tours when you book your getaway! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bragdon House Hotel Geneva
- Bragdon House b&b