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The Brewster Inn

6 Ledyard Ave, Cazenovia, NY 13035-1209
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#4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Cazenovia
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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jfadds wrote a review Oct 5
chicago4704 contributions654 helpful votes
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
ScrapHappy44 wrote a review Sep 2021
Sykesville, Maryland96 contributions25 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
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 3 weeks ago
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 Carolina14 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 3 weeks ago
Hi Todd, Thank you for your feedback.
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KEVIN G wrote a review Jul 2021
Rome, New York243 contributions73 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
Eric M A wrote a review Jun 2021
Syracuse, New York44 contributions6 helpful votes
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
Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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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.