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“Beautiful view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Driftwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Driftwood Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Ovid B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

House was dated, nice. Had a jacuzzi room and the jacuzzi actually fit 2 people comfortably. Wonderful breakfast, nice owners.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank misbg2
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary and fell in love with the location of this b&b. We have been to many others and always used them as a place to sleep and venture away from during the day. Driftwood made us feel like there was really no need to go anywhere else. Extremely relaxing and had a wonderful large porch to sit and watch the day slip away. The house is charmingly old and has a great welcoming feel. The breakfasts were always delicious with very nice presentation. Hosts are very nice and accommodating! We stayed in Room #5 with a huge relaxing hot tub to end the evening with a great bottle of local wine! Would love to go back and recommend Driftwood to anyone who just longs for a beautiful, serene view of Cayuga Lake and friendly people!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wags0728
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Chicago
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

The rooms are clean, but dated... the entire house is extremly dated and needs TLC. The hand towels in my room looked like rags I use for cleaning.Some flowers in the pots would be nice rather than last years dead annuals.

If you are looking to stay on the lake and other accomidations are booked this is the place for you. The costs are comparable or higher than others in the area

Breakfast is what is brought out, a single entree ... no seconds or options offered.

The water view from the porch and yard is awesome but no balconies.

Simply Red is fabulous and if they are cooking dinner on Monday night (I think the only night, but not all season call) it should not be missed... the food, the beverages..including spirits, and live music are fabulous and within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank InnerCircle_1
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Rochester, NY
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2010

The Driftwood Inn is my favorite B & B yet! Prime location lakefront on Cayuga Lake. 6 spotless rooms. We stayed in room 6, the only room on the 3rd floor. Very private, large room, simply but tastefully appointed. The bathroom was quite small, but shower pressure was great, and plenty of hot water!

Th einnkeepers, Tammy and Jim, were freindly and welcoming, but very unintrusive. Breafast was delicious as well.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank lmf410
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Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2010

We rented the two bedroom cottage which is detached from the Bed and Breakfast.

Tammy and Jim are very friendly and laid back, just what you would expect from a B&B owner. Rates are very affordable and downright for what you get.

In our case, our two bedroom abode was on the waterfront at Seneca Lake. The beach is stone, so don't expect sand. The water is rocky as well and weedy once you get out more than 20 yards from shore so bring your water sandals and prepare to swim.

A winery that serves lunch is literally a five minute walk away, and there are a couple of decent restaurants three miles south of the B&B.

You could hear the waves lapping against the shore. You also have free use of the B&B amenities, which include books, wireless internet access, their large stock of patio furniture, their kayaks (2), paddleboat (1), and canoe, (lifejackets too of course), as well as croquet (set it up yourself). You can fish off the dock and you can dock your motorboat there (no boat launch).

As for the cottage itself, it was serviceable. The two bedroom, two level unit is as described in their pictures. The larger bedroom has a double bed and two twins which would accomodate 4 children, while the smaller bedroom (for the adults) has a double bed. Bedding and towels are included. Bedding is comfortable. The kitchen was modern with all of the cooking utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishware all included and well-stocked. There is a large refridgerator, microwave, coffee maker and gas range. There is no A/C but there are ceiling fans and a room fan throughout to keep you as cool as possible (plus the water). There is a large sectional couch and small TV in the living room which works well. The B&B I believe does have air conditioning.

Outside is a picnic table and BBQ (coals and lighter fluid required) which we used alot.

Overall, this place is of excellent value. What would make it better?

- a slightly larger TV set with a DVD player as the TV is very small for the room. Then again, a TV should not be the focus of a summer stay (unless you get caught in a small hurricane like we did).
- up to date towels. Towels are small and quite useless if you take frequent showers.
- clean up mildew in the bathroom upstairs.
- coffee table in the living room. It could use the tablespace.
- new glasses, plates, dishes, and cookware (glasses and some cookware was quite old).
- curtain/blinds in the kitchen (for privacy).

All in all though, this place had excellent value and we thoroughly enjoy this place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TB_JB_AB
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Woodstock, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2010

The family is very friendly and helpful with all questions. There is free wireless Internet in most rooms which are good and very clean. The breakfast is yummie :) Tammy grew up here and so she knows a lot of stories, if you are interested. The best moments are: sitting in the swing on the veranda, watching the sunset with a glass of their white wine :)
They have a boat and when it is warmer you can swim in the lake. A good restaurant is within 5min walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank siskame
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PA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2009

Beautiful view of Cayuga Lake from the porch. Jim & Tammy are extremely gracious hosts and made us feel at home. Nice location to stay if you're interested in a home base for a Cayuga Wine Trail Tour.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gkricher
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Property: Driftwood Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 7401 Wyers Point Rd, Finger Lakes Region, Ovid, NY 14521-9567
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ovid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ovid
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Driftwood Inn is located directly on the shore of Cayuga lake, in the heart of the Finger lakes region. The main house which has 6 guest rooms all with private bathrooms is a perfect choice for a romantic get away! Also on the property are 4 family cottages ranging in size and price, these are all rented by the week only. We offer 260 feet of water frontage and a dock that extends 140 feet. With your stay we offer a paddle boat, kayaks, and a row boat for your use. We are also within easy driving distance to area wineries and state parks. Ithaca is just a short 20 minute drive from our location. ... more   less 
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