Michele and Kevin have superbly crafted a setting that is both idyllic and delightful. Their gloriously restored historic structure is in the middle of farmland between two of New York’s Finger Lakes (Cayuga and Seneca) with nearby wine trails, cheese trails and plenty more to do.
Hayward House is a feast for the eyes – wood grain floors and moldings, richly painted walls in deep hues, carefully selected wallpapers consistent with period and rooms tastefully decorated - all together producing an eclectic mix of old and new. The owners have an attention for detail that comes through in both the appointment of the rooms and in their subtle touches such as scented goat milk soaps in the bath.
Breakfasts are superb – thoughtful choices of fresh fruits, locally produced yogurts and carefully crafted main dishes served at a wonderfully set table.
The Hayward House gives you the opportunity to “get away from it all” – to drink in the quiet and enjoy a visit to a simpler time and place.
We have been very fortunate with our selection of Bed and Breakfast properties. They have all been very good. Hayward House is absolutely among the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes from Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Seneca Falls and Geneva, The Hayward House Bed and Breakfast is your home away from home in the Finger Lakes region of New York.Unpack, unwind, and enjoy the bounty of local farms, market-fresh breakfasts, fine restaurants, micro-brewed beer, artisan cheese and chocolate, and award-winning wine. Celebrate the beauty of upstate New York's spectacular waterfalls while hiking the gorge trails, bicycling, boating, or horseback riding.For all the reasons you visit the Finger Lakes:Recreation . . .Relaxation . . .Restoration.You can get there from here. ... more less