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6 Ledyard Ave, Cazenovia, NY 13035-1209
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#4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Cazenovia
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
3.9
Service
4.0
Value
3.6
As the only hotel on Cazenovia Lake, The Brewster Inn is a historic mansion, built in 1890 as the summer home of Standard Oil Financier, Benjamin Brewster. Overnight guests choose from rooms in either the main house or the adjacent carriage house, many rooms of which were renovated in 2015. All rooms and suites have private baths, television, and HVAC. Some rooms even feature jacuzzis, fireplaces, sun porches, private decks and lakeviews. The inn also offers a DiRona Award Winning Restaurant and a Wine Spectator Awarded wine cellar on site.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Banquet room
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Mesdmd wrote a review Aug 2022
West Palm Beach, Florida72 contributions22 helpful votes
Dinner the first night was very good. That’s the good news. We stayed in the Carriage house . The room was very large with a vaulted ceiling. In the giant room was a king sized bed which was 30 feet away from the little TV sitting on a dresser. Essentially you needed binoculars to see the set. The furniture consisted of two wobbly dinning room chairs next to a small table. When you have a giant room you would think there would be a chair or couch to sit on. I went to look for ice in the building and was told I had to walk across the parking lot in the rain to get it at the front desk. Last year I stayed on the first floor only to hear the roar of a car engine parked three feet from my window in the morning. I thought the second floor would be an improvement. The only benefit was I didn’t have to go to the gym because I got to make a few trips carrying my suitcases to the second floor. There is no third floor so I guess I’m done staying at the Brewster in.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Have a very nice dinner.
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Erika F wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York2 contributions
My husband and I love staying there since it’s just under 30 minutes from Syracuse campus. The rooms are historic but have modern touches that you need and always clean! #11 this time was perfect! The restaurant downstairs does not disappoint. Last night was lively and food is always great! This place is truly a gem for the price!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Mar 7, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words! We appreciate this so much!
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twostick wrote a review Feb 2022
Cazenovia, New York56 contributions72 helpful votes
Year after year, visit after visit, the Brewster Inn offers consistently high quality food, service and fun. I appreciate the owners constant investment in the property and the excellence of the waitstaff (many of them have been there for many years). Truly a gem! - and I sure know gems.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Mar 7, 2022
Thank you so much! This makes us so happy to hear!!
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PINKIE_9 wrote a review Nov 2021
FINGER LAKES183 contributions80 helpful votes
The staff was friendly, and very helpful. Our room was impressive, spacious and well appointed. Lots of space to spread out, with a large bathroom. We had room 7 which had a private balcony with a beautiful view overlooking Cazenovia Lake. The inn is walking distance of the town, which is pretty small, but enjoyable. There is also a private beach and dock area. The circular staircase to the second floor is a little difficult to navigate, but do able.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Room 7 is great with a private balcony overlooking the lake
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Nov 12, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time to do this review! We really appreciate it!
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jfadds wrote a review Oct 2021
Naperville, Illinois4759 contributions728 helpful votes
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Wow- you have real chefs cooking here Absolutely delicious beet and greens salad with burrata Both lamb and steak entrees perfectly cooked Chocolate dessert perfect On top of all of this - no corkage tonight Brought 82 Bordeaux- drinking perfectly
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Mar 7, 2022
Love that you say this! We really appreciate the kind words and the support.
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ScrapHappy44 wrote a review Sep 2021
Sykesville, Maryland101 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed at the Brewster Inn on Sunday night, 9/26/21. The fall decorations on the front porch were very welcoming and the lobby area is beautiful! We reserved room #3, which was on the 2nd floor at the top of the steps. It was a pretty quiet room with a nice view of the lake. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom big and roomy. Plenty of counter space. The shower was large with 2 shower heads. Dinner at the restaurant was very nice. Great server...Zach! Wonderful food. Most of the people at the Inn seemed to be for dinner only . The next morning there were very few cars left in the parking lot. I wish we could have stayed longer and walked around the town of Cazenovia. Next time! We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room #7 is next to the office, lots of ringing phones, and the bed is very high. Could be a...
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Oct 1, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review! We are so delighted to host you for your stay!
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22Brook wrote a review Aug 2021
Winston Salem, North Carolina15 contributions2 helpful votes
Great dinner views of the lake. But overpriced menu and truly awful hotel experience. Stayed here on our wedding night 33 years ago. Was great then. Not so great now. Returned for three nights this August. Flys in the room and maid chatter in the hallway could be overlooked. But no internet on one day and very weak signal on the others made it impossible to work from the hotel, which charged $190+ per room night plus service fees. That, too, could be forgiven. S**t happens. But the staff response to my queries and concerns was unacceptable. Clueless and rude. I approached three different people at different times of day. As a former hotel executive, I am firm but respectful when I bring up issues to staff. Morning front desk person, if not a relative, should not be guest facing. I did hear the inn was sold recently, would may account for the consistently poor performance. Then, again you’d hope new owners would bring new energy and attention to this special property. Hope they get their act together soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Skip this summer, so they can get their act together. Also, if you’re planning to work remotely,...
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Oct 1, 2021
Hi Todd, Thank you for your feedback.
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KEVIN G wrote a review Jul 2021
Rome, New York246 contributions96 helpful votes
Wonderful overnight stay. Beautiful location right on the lake. Accommodation was very nice. Dinner was superb . The best service , so friendly and accommodating. The owner gave us a tour of the wine cellar - exceptional. This was our first visit. Will definitely be back soon. Bar tenders inside and out were terrific.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 7, 2022
Such a beautiful review! Thank you so much!
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Eric M A wrote a review Jun 2021
Syracuse, New York44 contributions6 helpful votes
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When a restaurant as great as The Brewster Inn offers a bespoke private dinner one’s expectations are high. We enjoyed being the first “1890 Table” diners. Cut to the chase it was perfect and spectacular. It seem the whole staff played a role with JoJo the event planner thinking ahead for everything. The kitchen chefs truly had an opportunity to show off with exclusive execution of a myriad of dishes from a menu created from conversations between us and them. The dinner, 7 courses over 3.5 hours while sitting in our elegantly set and flowered lakeside table was leisurely with great expression of style and craft by I’m sure the whole kitchen but a special tip of the toque to Ryan and David. Our server Molly was such an important part of the joy, and of course, Dottie, Kirk, Caitlin and Stephen. This was a truly memorable special night in our lives, so much more than “just” a great meal. Sign up before the summer is over. #makingmemories #grandcuisine #overthetop
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Oct 1, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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soups66 wrote a review Feb 2021
Clifton Springs, New York147 contributions21 helpful votes
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Under the cloak of Covid I wanted to take my wife away for a weekend safely. Persued a place new and not far. The Brewster was perfect. What a hidden gem. Wonderfully vintage with roots in the gilded era. They spoil you start to finish. Great staff. Caitlin took us down old servants passage to private wine cellar featured in Wine Spectator. No reason to leave, room had private enclosed 2nd story porch overlooking lake. Restaurant same special attention, server Steve was the bomb. The food was fantastic. All around 5 star.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$162 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Brewster Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Brewster Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lorenzo State Historic Site (0.3 miles), Cazenovia Artisans (0.4 miles), and Lavender Blue (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Brewster Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Brewster Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Brewster Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Brewster Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brewster Inn Restaurant, Lincklaen House Restaurant, and The Brae Loch Inn.
Is The Brewster Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cazenovia.
Does The Brewster Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Brewster Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gerrit Smith Estate National Historical Landmark (9.2 miles) and Manlius Historical Society (7.9 miles).
Does The Brewster Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Brewster Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.