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The Brewster Inn

6 Ledyard Ave, Cazenovia, NY 13035-1209
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#4 of 6 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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Giveahoot wrote a review Nov 2020
Syracuse, New York413 contributions24 helpful votes
Our first time to do Thanksgiving Dinner Take Out!! With alternative holiday plans the necessity this year our choice was to support local businesses. The Brewster did not disappoint. We ordered one Thanksgiving dinner and one Filet Mignon. Both done beautifully with an organized drive through pick up experience. Looking forward to next year’s home cooked meal but we’ll definitely revisit the Brewster for dine in or take out in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Andylucia wrote a review Sep 2020
Wappingers Falls, NY144 contributions76 helpful votes
We were in the room directly at the top of the stairs. It was large and nice except for the gigantic tub in the corner of the room (whatever, not for us). However, it had a lovely view of the lake. The shower was a 2 person shower and the bathroom was enormous. What I did not like was that there was no shelf to put your shower toiletries on and I ended up setting the bar of soap on the ground (ick) while attempting to shave my legs. Also, somewhere around 10 or 10:30 there was a ton of banging downstairs, which I presume was the closing down of the restaurant. There was a Keurig on the floor for morning coffee which was nice. With COVID we were given $10 towards anything in the gift shop instead of breakfast. There were muffins and whatnot. Our stay was just ok, or maybe because we got rained out I was just not feeling it.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caitlin Gambee, General Manager at The Brewster Inn
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Hello - Thanks so much for your feedback. There is now a shelf in the shower for all soaps to be placed. If that is something you prefer, please don't hesitate to ask the front desk as that is typically a very quick fix. The restaurant can be very busy as night. We assume you may have heard the front door open and close a few times. We do have rooms in the carriage house that are away from the hustle bustle of the restaurant and that seems like it would have possibly been a better fit for you. That room is highly requested, but if you have no use for a jacuzzi tub, we have many alternative options with great lake views. As always please let us know if there was anything we can do to make your stay better.
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laura_vi wrote a review Aug 2020
Londra16 contributions
My husband and I had the most AMAZING vegan anniversary celebration here at The Brewster Inn in Cazenovia, NY. Normally we would have taken a trip to some unexplored part of the world, but the times and the restrictions being what they are we decided to treat ourselves to a good old vegan dinner out instead. What The Brewster Inn provided was quite simply put insanely DELICIOUS and so beautifully presented. Massive shout out to Chef Dave who created our incredible meal and to Pastry Assistant Camille who made the most unbelievably delicious vegan dessert. If you are vegan or are considering to become vegan then please do consider dining at the Brewster and requesting a vegan meal in advance (requesting it in advance isn't strictly necessary but I imagine it helps). You shall NOT be disappointed. I would love for more people to discover how wonderfully satisfying vegan food can be and even though it is not what The Brewster Inn specialises in, we were AMAZED at how GOOD and BEAUTIFUL our dishes were. I strongly invite you to give it a go! Caitlin, Kirk, Steve, Jason - thank you all so much for accommodating our dietary requirements, and with such flying colours, too ! We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Jerry Z wrote a review Aug 2020
Camillus, New York4,985 contributions12,583 helpful votes
Celebrating four birthdays since January with best friends. Not a better setting in all of Central New York. Sat in covered veranda overlooking beautiful Cazenovia Lake. First class service by our waiter Alex. Enters were phenomenal. A thrill to be out after a long indoor quarantine and to splurge at a top rated restaurant. Best, Best, Best.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jkumpon wrote a review Feb 2020
Binghamton, New York182 contributions100 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 1 night at the Brewster Inn for a fun Valentine's Day getaway. We stayed in the Carriage House (Rm 21) and was overall pleased with our room. It was very spacious and clean, with an extremely comfortable king-sized bed and large jacuzzi tub. It could use a little bit of updating but overall it was very nice and definitely worth the money. Our main complaint involved the lack of heat in the bathroom. Our room was nice and toasty, but the bathroom was freezing and we did not see any sign of a heater or vent that would indicate the ability to get heat in that room. Also, there isn't a mini fridge or coffee maker in the room, which isn't a deal-breaker but would have been nice. Our room looked out on to a parking lot, so if you want lake views, be sure to book a room in the main hotel. We didn't eat dinner at the Brewster Inn, but the dining spaces looked very nice with lots of windows to overlook the lake. We did eat the Continental Breakfast provided and found it to be good overall, with choices of waffles, bagels, scones, fresh fruit, yogurts, etc. Every staff that we came in contact with was very friendly. Unfortunately the snow was such that we could not get close to the dock/lake, but we would love to return during the warmer months when we can enjoy the beautiful outdoor space and stunning lake views.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: If you want lake views, be sure to stay in the main hotel.
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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.