My husband and I had always wanted an overnight stay on Cayuga Lake for a long time, and when the opportunity arose to celebrate our anniversary we went online to select a bed and breakfast.
The Black Walnut had all the requirements that we needed-close to wineries and a town, but a little out in the country, too.
We were completely satisfied with our stay in an 1800's farmhouse that shared its creaky wide floor boards and slanted ceilings in the bedroom with us to personalize the visit. Our hosts were cordial and suggested the perfect place for a romantic dinner nearby. It was a comfortable and low-keyed place with a nutritious yet filling breakfast. The other guests were very friendly, too, at the table. The room and public rooms were immaculate and very inviting after long days touring the lakeside wineries. The gardens and yard were lovely, and the result of much effort.
We felt very much at ease because our experienced hosts worked hard behind the scenes to make sure that we were able to fufill our dream stay. They knew to ask the right questions from our first phone contact.
We would highly suggest the Black Walnut as a convenient place to stay outside Ithaca, with its special atmosphere of yesteryear. Would we return ourselves? --Absolutely, without a doubt.
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