We have stayed at the Driftwood on many occasions and are never disappointed. Hosts Jim and Tammy go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are extremely helpful. And their breakfasts are not only delicious but beautifully presented. The cozy dining area overlooks the lake and provides for either an intimate breakfast or group discussion with other guests if you are so inclined. The Inn itself offers spectacular views from most of its guest rooms as well as from the large covered wrap-around porch that faces the lake. A fantastic spot to sip coffee in the morning or enjoy a glass of wine from one of the various wineries (some 7 or 8 within an easy 5-10 minute drive of the inn) while you watch the sun go down over the lake. Guests are free to use the kayaks, paddle boat, and lounge chairs that dot the lawn leading up to the lake. Also available is an upstairs common area with refrigerator, sink and microwave as well as a downstairs living area with comfy chairs, TV, and books/games to borrow.
Our only suggestion would be to have some sort of coffeepot available to guests either in their rooms or in the upstairs common area. We think some guests might like a cup of coffee at times other than when the hosts are in the kitchen. A minor thing but would be nice just the same.
Overall, just a fantastic spot and we look forward to our next stay there.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Driftwood Inn b&b
- Driftwood Hotel Ovid