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“Fabulous B&B Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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208 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Penn Yan B&B and Inns
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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“Fabulous B&B Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My husband & I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing weekend at La Belle Vie in early June 2012. We very much enjoyed staying in the beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious Ridley Room. In particular, we enjoyed relaxing on our private balcony in the early mornings and evenings, as well as the overall splendor of the Victorian decor and historical artifacts all throughout the house. Laurel and Llewellyn were the perfect welcoming hosts, attentive and extremely "down-to-earth". Every morning we enjoyed the scrumptious and elaborate breakfasts that Laurel made from scratch. We also enjoyed late evening chats and laughs with Laurel, Llewellyn and other guests while devouring warm chocolate brownies or other homemade treats. Previously, we stayed at hotels and B&Bs at both Seneca & Cayuga Lakes. However, we preferred the entire experience of Keuka Lake. Being a smaller lake, the wineries were closer and not as crowded as Seneca Lake. There was also a better view of the Lake from the wineries compared to Cayuga Lake. There was a nice pub within walking distance, Llyods, with a cool atmosphere and very good food. There was also several other enjoyable, average-priced restaurants in town. Overall, we highly recommend La Belle Vie and are positive you will enjoy your stay as much as we did. Without a doubt, we will be back and bringing others with us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We have had the opportunity to stay in many B&B across the US and Hawaii. This beautiful, pristine retreat rates number one in our book! Our host and hostess offer warmth and charm within their beautifully decorated Victorian painted Lady providing the guest exceptional comfort, extraordinary well planned and executed meals, and a feeling of coming home. Llewellyn and Laurel are committed to a wonderful guest experience that will keep you wanting to come back often.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

La Belle Vie is a wonderful B&B very conveniently located near many different (and excellent) wineries. Laurel was a wonderful host, and easily provided the best conversation over breakfast we had the whole trip. Breakfast was excellent, and the rooms were wonderful. We loved the balcony!

Given how much we loved the rieslings we tried while visiting the wineries, we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Our experience was so delightful! This was our first trip to the Finger Lakes region and with the suggestion of good friends, we decided on La Belle View to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. Laurel and Llewellyn were the most gracious hosts and our conversations with them were one of our best part of this experience. They gave wonderful suggestions and we even got to play croquet!

No details were left unturned and the food was amazing! The Victorian Home and the beautiful antiques added to making us feel so at home. The accommodations were wonderful and so comfortable. We will definitely be back! Thank you L & L :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Woodland room over a weekend in early June 2012. Being from Canada and Finger Lakes first-timers we were looking for great advice for what best to hone in on in terms of area attractions, dining etc. Lauren & Llewellyn provided very detailed advice and we feel they greatly enhanced our visit with their suggestions, and hospitality. Our room was very clean, comfortable, and well appointed, and despite a wedding party also staying Friday night, we didn't hear a peep.

They were very entertaining hosts and the breakfasts were wonderful.…we’ll definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

On a beautiful weekend in late May, we spent two delightful nights in the Ridley Room of La Belle Vie. After viewing the intriguing website of the B & B and reading their glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, we selected La Belle Vie for our first Finger Lakes visit. We were thoroughly pleased with our entire experience, including the attentiveness of the hosts, the period decor (the Eastlake Dining Room is a knockout!), the exceptional breakfast and baked goods, as well as the spacious and comfortable accommodations. A special feature of the Ridley Room is its own private balcony. Both Laurel and Llewellyn are perfectly suited for their roles in operating this outstanding B & B and enjoy interacting with their guests. We would highly recommend La Belle Vie to anyone who seeks "the beautiful life".

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the F.L. region and also at a B&B for the first time in mid-May. We had the good fortune to stay at La Belle Vie and meet our gracious hostess and host, Laurel and Llewellyn. They provided us with great recommendations for activities, restaurants and even directions to various events and wineries.

The 19th century home is appointed with period furnishings that are comfortable and inviting, yet updated to include features like free wi-fi. An outdoor porch/patio made for liesure evenings to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Another plus is their ample off street parking.

The rooms are tasefully decorated while the bathrooms have all been updated and renovated including unlimited hot water. Waking up to the aroma of fresh made baked goods made us anxious to enjoy the amazing breakfasts (including fresh flowers) and all at a most reasonable cost.

There is hardly anything we can add that has not already been expressed by other visitors. It is without a doubt, Laurel and Llewelly's attention to detail, interest in their guests and genuine love for what they do that makes La Belle Vie an outstanding success. We look forward to going back.

Room Tip: The Ridley room has a large bathroom and a private balcony with chairs.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

Address: 208 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Penn Yan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Penn Yan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Belle Vie B&B. Vintage 1865 Victorian in Historic District of village. All rooms feature period decor, antiques, queen bed, desk, and comfortable chairs. Also A/C, cable TV/DVD/CD player and Wi-Fi in every room. En suite bathrooms newly renovated. Beautiful private grounds with croquet and badminton available. Plenty of off-street parking. Five-minute walk along Main Street to village center including museums, shops, bookstores, restaurants, churches, and the Keuka Outlet Trail. Many wineries, antique shops, farms and lakes within a short, pleasant drive from this heart of the Finger Lakes. ... more   less 
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