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La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 13 Penn Yan B&B and Inns
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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
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“Best B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Just returned from a wonderful weekend at La Belle Vie. We were in the area to attend a wedding and wanted a place nearby to stay. How lucky we were to have choosen La Belle Vie! Laurel and Llewellyn, the innkeepers, made us feel at home from the time the door was opened. We stayed in the Woodland, a beautifully decorated and comfortable room. On our first morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast cooked by Laurel and presented by Llewellyn. We just couldn't imagine how this could be topped, but to our delight on our second morning once again magic was done in the kitchen! We highly recommend a stay at La Belle Vie and hope we will be able to make another trip to that area soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We absolutely loved this Bed & Breakfast! The innkeepers were wonderful hosts -- and made us feel so at home. The house is beautiful and has such ornate detailing and character. Our room was spacious and comfortable -- and very clean. The breakfast was delicious each morning! We were celebrating our engagement anniversary (1 year) and wouldn't change anything about our experience!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Everything about La Belle Vie was better than expected from the comfort of the room to the quality of the breakfast to the welcoming attitude and helpfulness of the owners. We were attending a wedding in the area and just looking for a convenient place to stay. As it turned out, it was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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palo alto, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This may be the best B&B we've stayed at in years, thanks to Llewellyn and Laurel, the wonderful innkeepers. The inn is terrific -- our room was huge, with a nicely redone bathroom and very comfortable bed. (We were in the Mackintosh room). But what made this visit special was (1) the map with dinner recommendations put together by Llewellyn, (2) the fabulous breakfast cooked by Laurel and (3) the conversation around the breakfast table with Llewellyn, Laurel and the guests. At other B&B's it can be a bit of 'get up, eat, get out.' But not here, where we had a great discussion about fracking, New York City, defunct tech companies and much more. Thoroughly enjoyable and we'd happily come back for more!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Absolutely adorable and comfortable B&B! This was the first of three places that we stayed over an impromptu five day holiday in the Finger Lakes and it was by far the best. The breakfast was literally one of the best I've ever had, with the most delicious cantaloupe followed by lemon ricotta pancakes, sausages, and scrambled eggs with sharp local cheddar and spinach. I ate until I felt like napping again!

The room we had was meticulously decorated with beautiful period pieces (as was the whole house) and the bathroom and amenities were really of top notch quality. The bed was comfortable and we even had a private balcony for lounging away the afternoon with a glass of wine.

With such amiable hosts, we couldn't really ask for more and wished we could have stayed longer. This will be a go-to spot for us when we're back in the Finger Lakes again.

Room Tip: If you can get the Ridley room with the balcony, it's well worth it!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here this past weekend for our first weekend away from our little boys and could not have chosen a nicer place. Our hosts were pleasant and easy to talk with, breakfasts were delicious and our room was lovely. We will definitely return and have already recommended La Belle Vie to friends and family. Thank you again for a wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Marlboro, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

What a wonderful B&B in the heart of the finger lakes in a quaint upstate town. La Belle Vie met all of our expectations and then some. The room was spacious and immaculate with a very nice private bathroom. It was located in a quiet setting very reasonably priced considering the wonderful breakfasts we were served every morning, freshly made and nicely presented. Part of the fun of staying in a B&B is meeting new people and getting to know them over breakfast and we certainly did that in the spacious eating area of the B&B. Laurel and Llewellyn were very gracious and attentive hosts and really made you feel welcome in their home. If you like antiques, you will absolutely love the decor in this B&B, including an antique camera that was approximately 3 feet high by 2 1/2 feet wide. if you are planning to vacation in the finger lakes area, I highly recommend La Belle Vie.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Woodland Room, which we would request again next time we stay. It was at the end o...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

Property: La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast
Address: 208 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1714
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Penn Yan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Penn Yan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Belle Vie B&B. Vintage 1865 Victorian in Historic District of village. All rooms feature period decor, antiques, queen bed, desk, and comfortable chairs. Also A/C, cable TV/DVD/CD player and Wi-Fi in every room. En suite bathrooms newly renovated. Beautiful private grounds with croquet and badminton available. Plenty of off-street parking and free Tesla charging stations! Five-minute walk along Main Street to village center including museums, shops, bookstores, restaurants, churches, and the Keuka Outlet Trail. Many wineries, antique shops, farms and lakes within a short, pleasant drive from this heart of the Finger Lakes. ... more   less 
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