We were looking for a place to stay and spend a day as we traveled from Boston to Niagara Falls and were so fortunate to find Juniper Hills. They had a room (Frank W. Benson room) available. Juniper Hill is a beautiful place. Spring was bursting out all over the lush grounds, our room was very comfortable, immaculate and included a modern private bath/jaccuzzi. Hot coffee/juice was outside our door at 8AM and breakfast was a three course scrumptious feast served promptly at 9AM leaving us plenty of time to get to Niagara Falls that same day. Their recommendation to see Watkins Glen State Park (which we did on our way to Trumansburg) was also spot-on. What a natural gem with a gorgeous gorge and waterfall that was an easy 1.5-2.0 hour hike (maybe shorter if we hadn't stopped for so many photos). Others have talked about the museum quality furnishings and artwork EVERYWHERE in Juniper hill, so that leads me to one of our two regrets...(1) wish we'd have planned our travels for two days here instead of one, so we could have enjoyed this lovely B&B longer and to visit more of the local Finger Lakes wineries, and (2) we wished have been there on an evening other than a Tues/Wed because we didn't realize the #1 rated restaurant (Hazelnut Café--a short block walk from Juniper Hills) was closed then. We "settled" for Little Venice, located next to the Hazelnut, instead. It wasn't anything like the meal we'd have had at Hazelnut, but the beer was cold and the garlic knots addicting! Bottom line for us is if we were every near Trumansburg again, we'd be sure to stay at Juniper Hill.
- Also Known As:
- Juniper Hill Hotel Trumansburg
- Juniper Hill Bed And Breakfast
- Juniper Hill Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious privacy yet convenient access to Ithaca shops and fine dining, Cornell and Ithaca Universities. Enjoy the beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate New York and the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails. Our Inn is right in the heart of 25 New York State Parks and a variety of museums and historic homes. The countryside is dotted with over 90 wineries, orchards, dairy farms, Award winning restaurants, and shopping, antiquing. ... more less