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Alice's Dowry Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Cincinnatus B&B and Inns
East Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
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“Alice's Dowry”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

What a treasure! An unfortunate circumstance brought us to Cincinnatus and we needed a place to stay. Alice's Dowry was much more than expected. Beautiful and charming place. Mary is such a beautiful warm person and her cooking is spectacular. This was serenity at it's finest. Thank you for treating us so well. We will now plan to spend time there. It is definitely worth the trip. Diane and Mike

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for our anniversary weekend and accommodations were great. Property was beautiful. Wish we would have known that it goes so far back as we would have explored it some more. We did the Cortland County Geo Tour and got to see some beautiful places. (Make sure to visit Ithaca!) Mary was very thoughtful, kind, and made some great breakfasts. We got to meet her wonderful husband as well. Room and bathroom was very clean. All in all, very good stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Haledon, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I were planning a trip to the Cortland Repertory Theater's production of The 1940's Radio Show, and lucked into finding Alice's Dowery. Although, it was much further than we expected
to get to Preble, where the theater is actually located, it was worth every minute. Mary, the innkeeper
was just lovely, and the B&B is so comfortable. We were on the first floor and actually felt immediatley at home with the common area available to us and so homey. Breakfast was amazing, and Mary,
a pleasure to visit with. The B&B is in the heart of the area, so traveling to the the Finger Lakes or
any other location is easily accessible from there. I highly recommend Alice's for comfort, cleanliness, and peace and quiet. There is a lovely lake to visit or swim in across the street. It is beautifully decorated as well.
Marie and Arnold Natali

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Warm reception by Mary, the innkeeper. Accommodations were very comfortable. A good romantic getaway in a quiet, secluded town. This is an outstanding value for the price. Breakfast included many local, fresh ingredients.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perry, Ohio
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Alice's Dowry for two nights. We were in the area looking for old family sites. We stayed in the South Room which was comfortable and roomy. Coming into the home was like stepping back in time. It was beautifully furnished with period furniture and photographs. It was clean and the Innkeeper, Mary, was a delight. She cooked the most yummy breakfasts; stuffed french toast and cheese omelets. Mary was also very helpful with information in the area. Since I was looking for family heritage sites and information, Mary was kind enough to make a call to the local historian whom I was able to meet with. Our stay was a very nice experience and would definately stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alfred, Ont,Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

It was so easy to sleep there. We were on our way to York, PA and arrived late, around 9:30pm. We already announced being late and the door to the main room was left open for us. It was a Thursday night, there was no one else lodging so we had the pleasure of enjoying the common room and he porch all to ourselves. The house is beautiful, the room was more than adequate with a very comfortable bed. We enjoyed the breakfast thouroughly and left early to continue our road trip. All and all, it was very charming throughout and I would recommend to anyone. Oh and there was two guitars that was surprisingly well tuned...enjoyed a few tunes on the porch with a beer and a glass of wine before retiring to sleep...a nice surprise indeed, I think it's my first time at a B&B playing guitar !!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Placerville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

What a fantastic place, just by happenstance we were able to spend a wonderful night in a wonderfully maintained and beautiful environment. I highly reccomend this place and in such a beautiful setting. If ever in this area you should not pass this up. Breakfast was great and the hopitality was incredible. My wife and I loved the way we were treated and will return again if we have a chance to be in the area again. Thanks so much,.Oh the bed was comfortable as well. Thanks so much.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alice's Dowry Bed & Breakfast

Property: Alice's Dowry Bed & Breakfast
Address: 2789 State Route 26, Cincinnatus, NY 13040-2218
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Cincinnatus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cincinnatus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Historic Italianate Victorian was built as a wedding present circa 1876. Today as a bed & breakfast Alice's Dowry is where guest discover their own special corner of the world. Stroll the grounds, visit the pond, or relax in the wicker rockers on the veranda. Sip a cup of tea in the front parlor or curl up and watch TV in the common room. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the sun porch where tables for two, graced with china, silver and crystal await you. Settle into a spacious guest room featuring Queen size beds, private baths with shower and quiet sitting rooms. Suite option available. ... more   less 

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