I'm a bit late with this review, we stayed at the Robertson House for two nights in July 2014. We had a great time. The breakfasts were wonderful and the hosts were gracious. The town of Penn Yan doesn't have much of interest but we were there to tour the wineries. A side trip to Watkins Glen is highly recommended if you have the time.
I stayed at the Robertson house for 8 days in July 2016 and enjoyed the stay. My room faced the court yard and I was able to sit on the porch and enjoy the Music playing in the court yard during the week. The room was quaint and resembled a past time. The room was comfortable and I was able to get a good night's sleep while there. The Robertson House is a short walk from the Historic downtown of Penn Yan. The Breakfasts were very well prepared and there was plenty of food for all. The breakfast table conversations were pleasant with the other boarders. Jane and Paul have a down home atmosphere here and, being from the area, you observe the local cuisine and customs. You will enjoy yourself and the local atmosphere at the Robertson House.
What a beautiful classic home in the heart of historical Penn Yan which is nestled in the middle of New York's Finger Lakes wine country! Rooms are spacious, bright, and spotless and jammed with antiques guaranteed to take you back in time to earlier times! The hosts, Paul and Jane, are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet and the breakfast are more works of art than they are meals. Would not hesitate to stay there again, highly recommended!
We reserved a room at the Robertson House in Penn Yan and then had another party who wished join us. The Inn was full but the innkeeper offered us the lake house which had 2 bedrooms. Although a bit pricey we decided to go for it. As advertised, the lake house is indeed on the lake, just a short drive from the Inn. The innkeeper gave us the short tour and left us. Our visit was in October and it was a cold weekend with one day of rain so we would not be using the deck or keeping any windows open. The heat was provided by a portable heater which worked well enough. The TV did not get reception so we had to choose from a selection of (older) movies. Not so much a big deal for us as we are not huge tv watchers but worth noting. Overall the lake house had the odor of mold. The living room and kitchen were not too bad but the bedroom was almost unbearable. The blankets from the closet were also quiet pungent. The bathroom was very small and clean. However, there were "complimentary" lotions, shampoos, etc but they were all used and just scattered around. Not very inviting even if you did forget to bring your own. The shower was unpredictable and each one of us took at least one freezing cold shower. We had breakfast at the inn every morning. The food was basic and very good. One morning was a little heavy on foods with sugar but there were other choices if that wasn't up to your taste. For the price we were pretty disappointed in this B&B. When we brought some of our concerns to the innkeepers they said they would have to look into it. They did not offer any type of discount for our inconvenience. I would expect that this building would be better suited to summer rentals where windows can be opened and breezes would clear out the musty, moldy smell. I understand that the innkeepers were in the process of selling their property so this review may not reflect the current status.…
Spent a last-minute over night at the lake house of the owners, Paul and Jane. What a wonderful time. They are the consummate hosts. Breakfast was incredible, and did I mention that they let us stay in their personally owned lake house!!! What a glorious time. I have never met two people who are more suited for their job, nor who love pleasing their guests. Highly recommend. We'll be back. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟