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La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 12 Penn Yan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2013

When planning a short anniversary trip to the Finger Lakes I struggled to sift through the incredible amount of B&B's. La Belle Vie stood out because of the 5 star rating over many reviews. All of which were absolutely correct! It was situated in a quiet neighborhood, our room was well decorated and exceptionally clean. We stayed in the McIntosh room because of the hardwood floors (which always feels more comfortable to me). The bathroom was very clean and recently remodeled. I didn't see a picture of the bathrooms on their website, so I was a bit nervous about that, but they were very nice. Laurel and Llewellyn were extremely accommodating and gave exceptional advice on the local attractions and restaurants. The breakfasts were fantastic and so filling we skipped lunch both days of our stay. Not only would I recommend La Belle Vie, but we plan to return ourselves.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was my first experience with a bed and breakfast and honestly my search is over! This is the place for us. The house is amazing down to every little detail. Truly is a step back in time, with all modern conveniences. Very comfortable bedroom. The deck off the bedroom made for the perfect escape. The house is within walking distance to a very friendly, quaint little town as well.

Laurel and Llewelyn are welcoming and attentive Hosts and anticipated our every need. Lots of suggestions and advice about what to see and where to eat made our days very easy to plan. Lots of stories as well!
Awesome pictures and photos, many taken by the B&B Host,Llewelyn.
Hostess Laurels gourmet breakfasts alone are worth leaving home for!

Every review on this site is absolutely true. Laurel and Llewelyn make you feel so comfortable and at home that it feels like you're visiting old friends, making it hard to leave! This was definitely a very memorable vacation.

We are already making plans to return in the Fall!

Room Tip: We had the Ridley room, which has it's own deck. Wonderful to enjoy a glass of wine after a lon...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda M
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience we had at La Belle Vie. The beautifully decorated rooms and personable hosts, Laurel and Llewellyn, made us feel right at home. Their advice about fun activities and restaurants around the lakes helped make a memorable trip. The scrumptious breakfasts were a perfect way to start our days. If you are going to the Finger Lakes, stay at La Belle Vie!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I am pleased to say that Tripadvisor guided my wife and I in the wonderful direction of La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast. EVERYTHING I read was true. The food was delicious, the accomodations were ample and inviting, the home was warm and welcoming. The hosts Laurel and Llewelyn were wonderful conversationalists and genuinely kind people. La Belle Vie is a top notch B&B run by 2 of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Laurel and Llewelyn thought of everything that could make our stay warm and welcoming. Gourmet breakfast, good company, beautiful home, plush linens and bathroom amenities. In addition to that their B&B is immaculate, A very high priority on my list. A very enjoyable weekend!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Bed and Breakfasts are to be enjoyed in and of themselves. Like other good B&Bs, La Belle Vie is not someplace to just sleep. It is a place to linger over breakfast, to socialize in the parlor or relax in one's room.
The hosts, Laurel and Llewellyn, were charming and attentive. They were full of information and good stories.
Breakfast was delicious and had a bit of variety each day. Started with fruit and then a warm entree. Fresh baked goods were also on the table each morning.
The home is in great condition and the rooms are beautiful. The period furniture was both comfortable and lovely. All the extra details were taken care of: a fantastic mattress, soft linens and hot water in the bath was readily available. If you appreciate thoughtful details you will have a lot to notice here. We stayed in the Ridley room with its private balcony.
The parking is off-street. The only problem was their internet service , we had trouble staying online and could not make use of it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was our very first bed and breakfast. Vince and I have never been to the finger lakes region. So when we where looking for a place to stay (ofcourse we check tripadvisor) and all the wonderful reviews about La Belle Vie and Laurel and Llewellyn. I must say they are all true! The house was gorgeous! Took you right back In time! Laurel and Llewellyn where fabulous and friendly. They welcomed us with open arms. Liked we where old friends visiting. The breakfast was spectacular! I wouldn't have started my day any other way before the wineries

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Additional Information about 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 12 B&Bs / Inns in Penn Yan
Price Range: $195 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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