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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast Penn Yan, Finger Lakes, NY