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8329 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9549
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#3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Hammondsport
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The Black Sheep Inn and Spa is located on the outskirts of Hammondsport village within the popular Wine Country of western New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Hammondsport, once voted by Budget Travel as the “Coolest Small Town in America.” lies at the southern tip of beautiful Lake Keuka - home to scores of renowned wineries, micro-breweries and distilleries. The Inn is a historic 19th century Italianate Octagon House that's been lovingly restored with Italianate style, grace and charm. Set within 3 acres and open all year round, it offers you a tranquil setting from which you can explore and enjoy the many unique experiences on offer within the Finger Lakes region. It's the perfect base for exploring the many lakes, parks and cultural and outdoor amenities within easy reach! British owned and open all year round (i.e. whenever you need to relax, rejuvenate and refresh!) we offer you a totally plant based establishment with a varying range of menu choices as well as distinctive Spa services that will ensure an unforgettable massage experience. You may choose to set out on a hike on the nearby Finger Lakes Trail, or take in one of the many waterfalls within a short drive from the Black Sheep Inn. Drive the many miles of scenic country roads to explore or cycle from one charming small town to another. Keuka Lake offers a cool, refreshing opportunity for a swim, kayaking, or just taking in the spectacular views. Choose from one of our 5 guest rooms, each featuring its own unique design & style, King Queen or Full bed options and each featuring private bath with lush towels and monogrammed robes:
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing offsite
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Spa
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Board games / puzzles
Hand massage
Head massage
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Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Chris P wrote a review Aug 15
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My wife and I had a wonderful two-night stay in July in the Curtiss Room. Our room was a nice size with several large windows. The property is wonderful, with a lovely outdoor patio and gazebo space. Simon and Miranda were excellent hosts, who provided a fantastic breakfast and lots of information about the area. The breakfast was fantastic as Miranda is an amazing baker. We opted to have a massage in the Inn's spa and that definitely helped after biking on our first day. We found the Inn was conveniently located near a number of nice hiking spots. Downtown Hammondsport was just a very short drive (easily bikeable), with several options for dinner.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Thank you so much for your very kind review Chris. We really enjoyed hosting Kathleen and yourself and we hope to see you again at some point in the future.
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Alan1960 wrote a review Aug 12
Edinburgh18 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed at the Inn for 2 nights and cannot rate it highly enough. Great hospitality from start to finish and our room was excellent. Lovely touches throughout. The breakfast was top class and an experience itself served outside. Simon and Miranda were wonderful hosts and could not have been more helpful. The area itself is a delight for wine lovers and nature lovers. The Curtiss Museum that is in town was well worth a visit - it was fascinating.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Hi Alan, It was really great to meet you and Susan and we're really glad that we helped to make trip to the US a memorable one. Thank you for your kind review. Up the Accies!
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DM Herring wrote a review Aug 10
Washington DC, District of Columbia6 contributions
Another wonderful experience! We joined together to celebrate Marcos' Big 5-0 and Miranda and Simon made the experience even more wonderful -- including a delicious candle-topped birthday muffin on the big day. This was my and Marcos' second time there and we loved it even more. The new gazebo in the back is a must-see! So bring a bottle of wine or champagne and go relax out there! We will certainly be back to the Black Sheep Inn & Spa! (As a side note, they offer very generous return customer discounts.)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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You're too kind David. You were such fun and we enjoyed seeing you all celebrate Marcos' big day.
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Rose & Jamie DeWeese wrote a review Jul 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania9 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been staying at B&B’s for over 25 years of vacationing. This is the place! We were warmly greeted by Simon upon our arrival to this cozy, peaceful, lovely inn. The Curtiss room provided a very comfortable bed and the most wonderful spa robes. We loved the “game room” and the outdoor spaces. For every question we had, Simon had a recommendation that was perfect. And then there was breakfast. If you are vegan this is your new favorite place. If you are not vegan-SAME! Miranda has created a breakfast menu that is award winning. This is the ultimate experience in relaxation and pampering. Make no mistake, this inn is no black sheep, truly should be named The GOLDEN Goose.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Rose. We're delighted that you and Jamie had such an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you both back to the inn at some point in the future.
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Richard75 wrote a review Jul 2022
Oxford9 contributions1 helpful vote
When we decided to do a wine run to the Keuka Lake area we looked into several places to stay. We opted to stay at the Black Sheep Inn largely because it was centrally located. When we arrived we were shown around the house and grounds by Simon. Simon made it very clear that his job was to see that our stay was an enjoyable one. The house is delightful and our room was very comfortable. We met Miranda at breakfast the next morning and her breakfast is a great way to start any day. We could not have been more pleased with our stay at the Black Sheep Inn and we will recommend the Inn to our friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dick and Carol Thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and hope that we'll have the opportunity to host you again at some point in the future. Best wishes Simon and Miranda
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Wayne1112 wrote a review Jul 2022
New Bedford, Massachusetts29 contributions14 helpful votes
The hosts Simon and Miranda we're exceedingly gracious and made our stay very enjoyable. The room was large and comfortable with a cold bottle of local champagne and chocolates set out upon arrival. My wife and I are not regular breakfast eaters and didn't know that the food was entirely vegan. That said we very much enjoyed what was offered and our compliments to Miranda and her efforts. When back in the Finger Lakes area we would definitely consider staying again.
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Deborah T wrote a review Jul 2022
Sheldonville, Massachusetts11 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Black Sheep Inn & Spa. Simon and Miranda are wonderful hosts that work hard to ensure their guests are well looked after. They were very accommodating and accessible while also respecting guests' privacy and giving us lots of space to relax and unwind. Simon is very knowledgeable about the area and things to do (and a lot of fun to chat with)! Miranda's breakfasts were amazing! We are not vegans but I will say that we are ready to give it a try after sampling her freshly made creations. From her gingerbread granola to double chocolate breakfast muffins, we were never disappointed. And that is just the starter! Full English breakfast in vegan form I never thought could be done but it was terrific. My carnivore husband really enjoyed it. We highly recommend checking out the Black Sheep Inn and Spa located on the outskirts of the lovely town of Hammondsport in a quiet and peaceful location. You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in the Taylor Suite on the first floor. A very large suite with private access to the...
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Response from Miranda Jones, Owner at The Black Sheep Inn and Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
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trippyyippy wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York20 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from several days in the Finger Lakes region. The Black Sheep Inn appealed to us because it seemed very unique not only in it's physical beauty, but in a chance to have a vegan breakfast every day. We were also encouraged by comments here on TA regarding the wonderfully friendly and welcoming Miranda and Simon. We really appreciated how nice they have made their establishment and the obvious thought and effort they have put into every detail. Yet, you feel unrushed and truly comfortable there. Simon is a font of knowledge of the local area and we came to rely on his recommendations. Miranda opened our eyes to veganism and we enjoyed plentiful, delicious breakfasts both on the outdoor patio and in the Inn's large dining room. She also makes wonderful granola which we bought to bring home. There are several nooks and crannies both indoors and out where you can relax and enjoy your tablet or a good book. There is coffee and tea and cookies available to help yourself on both floors. The bed was fabulous (we had the Youngslove Room) along with a spacious bathroom that had Neil's Yard toiletries from London. The owner's make every effort on your behalf so you feel pampered during your stay. The signature robes are soft and there is welcoming champagne as well as chocolate treats in your room for when you arrive. The Inn is a short 5 min drive from town and the lake, but is very quiet and restful. By all means, come to the Black Sheep In for a restorative, cosseting experience with lovely hosts.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: all seemed well appointed with lounge chairs and nice bathrooms
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Many thanks for leaving such a detailed review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Maria B wrote a review Jun 2022
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We are repeat customers and absolutely love this charming B and B in the Keuka Finger Lake wine country. Miranda and Simon are top rate hosts. Miranda is a fabulous cook and Simon is highly entertaining and affable. Rooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thanks for taking the time to review us, Maria! We are happy you enjoy our hospitality and hope to see you again.
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Raccoonboy98 wrote a review Jun 2022
Shirley, New York7 contributions
My husband and I just returned from our second stay at the Black Sheep Inn and Spa and we are so happy. We are already thinking about how we can go again soon! The house is spectacular, clean, comfortable and provides an old world charm you don’t find often. We stayed this time in the Pleasant Valley Room upstairs and it is a great size, with a King sized bed and you get the view of the courtyard. Miranda’s breakfast every morning was as delicious as we remembered it and her muffins she makes are to die for! You get so much food you are stuffed in a good way. Miranda was also very accommodating of my Husband’s allergies. Last time we didn’t get to try the granola because my husband is allergic to nuts which included coconut milk. This time well in advance I reached out to Miranda about the possibility of making it so he could have it and she did. It was phenomenal and we loved every bite! We also celebrated my husband’s 40th and I requested Miranda to bake a cake. The cake was moist, tasty and never would have imagined it was vegan. Simon’s hospitality each morning he would come with a smile and share stories, you just would always want to hear more! I cannot express how much we loved our stay. Miranda and Simon treated us like family and just were delightful in every way. We also requested an excursion to the local wineries. Simon asked what we liked what we didn’t and organized a day of great tastings and safety in driving us around for the afternoon. We recommend the Black Sheep Inn to anyone who wants to get away and just rest, or go for a hike, or try some great local wines. Not sure what you want to do, Simon and Miranda are always an email away to help coordinate your stay beforehand or just a text/phone call away to assist when you are there.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We had an absolute blast hosting you guys. Hope we’ll get another chance to do so! Thanks for leaving such a lovely review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Sheep Inn and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Sheep Inn and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (0.7 miles), Finger Lakes Boating Museum (0.7 miles), and Depot Park (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Sheep Inn and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Sheep Inn and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Black Sheep Inn and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Sheep Inn and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Timber Stone Grill, Village Tavern Restaurant and Inn, and Bully Hill Vineyards Restaurant.