Friends and former guests were so right when they recommended the Black Sheep Inn. Our one night in 2012 was not enough--two nights this year. It begins with the blackboard listing our names at the front door, inviting guests to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay in a beautiful town on Lake Keuka, one of New York's Finger Lakes. Innkeepers Debbie and Marc spent many years restoring this historic octagon house. (Ask to see their photos of the restoration.) They obviously stayed in many B and B's and knew how to create an atmosphere that prompts guests to return. Rooms are spacious, bathrooms luxurious and a central sitting room with light from the octagon window and music -- NO TV -- is a perfect place to curl up with a good book. And, there are always games to play. Ecologically- minded, they provide small bottles of all-purpose soap. (Whatever happens to all those bars of soup?). Professional chef Debbie serves imaginative and healthy breakfasts using organic and locally-sourced ingredients. One cannot forget her special coffee, a rich blend of freshly ground beans with cardamom. .If one cannot eat all of the sumptuous breakfast she packs it up for lunch in wanderings around the lake.region with wineries to visit, trails and waterfalls to explore. They also give good guidance on local restaurants and restaurants..This is must.. We'll be back.. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Sheep Inn and Spa located in the picturesque Wine Country of New York’s Finger Lakes Region offers you a tranquil setting from which you can explore the many unique experiences awaiting you here in the Finger Lakes..Welcome to the Black Sheep Inn an historic Octagon house lovingly restored with style, grace and charm. Your Finger Lakes experience begins here in Hammondsport, voted by Budget Travel as the “2012 Coolest Small Town in America.” Hammondsport sits at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, centrally located to the many award-winning wineries, micro-breweries, local cheese producers and a tremendous selection of cultural and outdoor activities. No need to pack and un-pack in several places, we are just a short scenic drive to everywhere you want to go!Open all year long, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa is open whenever you need to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. We offer distinctive Spa services to ensure an unforgettable massage experience. Our focus is your comfort, from our emphasis on local & seasonal organic ingredients, to our hand crafted soaps and spa products.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. There are also miles of scenic country roads to explore as you bike from one charming small town to another. Keuka Lake offers a cool, refreshing opportunity for a swim, kayaking, or just spectacular views.At the Black Sheep Inn, an historic Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, choose from one of our 5 guest rooms, each featuring its own unique design & style and private bath featuring lush towels and monogrammed robes: ... more less