The William Smith Inn met our expectations the moment we booked our reservation. However, our expectations were EXCEEDED the moment we arrived and met David and Theresa. These proprietors are the example every innkeeper should meet.
We were met at the property by David and he was very welcoming. He told about the history of The William Smith Inn, William Smith & Hobart Colleges and Geneva as he showed us the home and property.
Our upstairs, Stateman, room was phenomenal. There was absolutely nothing more we could have asked for. The keeping room supplied us with a refridgerator and all the kitchen needs we could imagine for any bottles of wine and blocks of cheese for our evenings on the front porch after a day of winery tours.
The breakfasts were wonderful. There was yogurt, granola, fruit, bagels, quiche, juice, coffee ... pretty much any thing you wanted, Theresa was there to make certain your desires were met.
Theresa is the quintessential hostess. She is there exactly when you think you want something, but she isn't overbearing by being there all the time. Her home is your home. She immediately wants her guests to be comfortable and free to enjoy the WSI. If you think you have met her when you book your room ~~ just wait. She is absolutely PHENOMENAL.
There are so many positive things to say about this inn and the innkeepers. The moment you speak with Theresa you know you are welcome. Once you arrive at The William Smith Inn, you know you are at HOME.
We will never stay anywhere else when we visit the Finger Lakes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The William Smith Inn opened its doors in June 2009. William Smith was a philanthropist, astronomer, spiritualist and nurseryman. Your hosts, David & Theresa Gage, have restored this home to its former glory for your comfort and pleasure. This Italianate home, built in 1873, features quarter-cut white oak floors with black walnut inlay, monstrous chestnut doors, floor-to-ceiling windows and incredibly detailed molding. The home is situated on 3.2 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. ... more less