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“Great Tavern Meal ♥”
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Big Tree Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Geneseo B&B and Inns
n.e.ohio
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Tavern Meal ♥”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Ashley gave exceptional service and gave a great appetizer recommendation. Enjoyed the drinks meal and atmosphere. Perfect way to start our vacation - may have to stop on the way back too! We would highly suggest you come here too

  • Stayed September 2013
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Mount Morris, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Smaller sectioned rooms make for great intimate setting. Outside seating was also available overlooking main street. Service was very good, staff always attentive. The food was definitely 5 stars, the chef created fantastic dishes.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stopped in at the Tavern and ate at the bar. The bar person, Christine, was knowledgeable and friendly , as was Laurie, the manager. We were grounded from our hot air balloon ride and feeling low. These ladies were personable and cheered us up. We enjoyed the French onion soup, Thai salad . The only small complaint was that the crab cakes were overly salty. Otherwise great experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Castle Hill, Australia
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Big Tree Inn when I took him to see my old stomping grounds in Geneseo. We did not book ahead, just took a chance, and the ladies at the front desk could not have been more personable or helpful. They got us booked into a room, pointed us to the complimentary parking out back, showed us to our room and made sure we were settled in, even made a point of inviting us to stop by the restaurant/pub downstairs later. As it happened, we hit Geneseo during a heat wave but despite it's old-world charm and appearance, our room thankfully was equipped with some very modern and very efficient air conditioning. The decor was in keeping with the history of the inn (our room had a copy of the Big Tree Treaty adorning the wall which was a big hit with my history nut hubby). The room itself was comfortable if a bit crowded with our many bags. The bathroom was enormous though, to my surprise. Our room was in the back of the inn overlooking the parking lot and college campus, nice and quiet, well-lit by sun but tucked away from Main St. All in all, a wonderful visit. Would certainly stay again!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather L
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Thomasville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at the Big Tree Inn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We parked in the rear of the hotel in a nice roomy complimentary lot and experienced a quick easy check-in at the hands of a friendly desk clerk. We asked for directions to Letchworth and she spent quite a lot of time looking for the answers to our questions. I had reserved a small room on the third floor and was surprised at how nice it was for the price. Nice TV, fridge, fitted sheets and a lovely spacious bathroom. All extremely clean. (One small negative: better reading lamps would be greatly appreciated.) The AC works great and beds were very comfortable. There is a nice dining room but I cannot comment on the food because we did not eat there but did have a drink in the Big Tree Tavern where the bartender was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. Lots of character in the tavern and there were quite a few locals eating both outside on the front patio and inside as well. The Big Tree is located in the middle of downtown Geneseo and is convenient to a number of small restaurants and cafes. These eateries were open on Friday evening but most seemed to be closed on Saturday night. Our main purpose for staying in this area was to visit Letchworth State Park, which did not disappoint. This is a beautiful, beautiful park and Caroline's at the Glen Iris Inn was a great place to eat. The Big Tree Inn is not a shiny brand new hotel but it has tons of history and character and offers a comfortable, clean convenient and quiet place to rest a weary traveler's head.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Smiles4miles
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Rochester NY
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64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Big Tree Inn has a long history in Geneseo and is a beautiful building. It's also billed as a fine-dining restaurant (I have never stayed in the hotel). I have heard that at one point it was, but I would not say that now.
Think pub-grade food in an upscale location.
The bar is nice, with dark woods and green and a good atmosphere. The dining rooms are well appointed with a sort of old-school, colonial look.
I've eaten here several times when my guest is looking for something "nicer" than the diners or delis around, which the ambiance fills but the food lacks.
Slow service. Mediocre food at best. For the price, each dish should not look and taste like it was defrosted and then coated with a sauce that came out of a plastic bag. Lower the prices to match the quality or raise your standards.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank ayapua
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Montour Falls, New York, United States
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Our room was great! Cozy, luxury- bed, jacuzzi, great bathroom. The restaurant atmosphere and server were nice but the food was mediocre. The hotel bar was a really neat space and the bartender was nice. Good beer and wine selection. I would stay there again for sure so romantic BUT I would eat somewhere else.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank El K
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Additional Information about Big Tree Inn

Property: Big Tree Inn
Address: 46 Main St, Geneseo, NY 14454-1216
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneseo
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Geneseo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Tree Inn is one of the most familiar landmarks on Main Street in Geneseo, NY - a historic community listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and experience its 175 years of hospitality and history. Featuring 8 guest rooms, 4 of which are luxury suites with fireplace and Jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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Big Tree Hotel Geneseo

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