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The Fox Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 12 Penn Yan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2011

The Inn was decorated so beautifully and tastefully for Christmas, I felt like I was back in time. I received a tour of the mansion and each room is uniquely decorated, spacious and comfortable. The amenities were very thoughtful - pool table, complimentary beverages, fire places, board games, valuable advice and information on attractions and restaurants... Cliff and Michele are such gracious hosts - the breakfast was AMAZING!!! We'll go back again and again.

Room Tip: Just call - they are very sweet and personable!
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

The inn was beautifully restored and decorated; our room was large and comfortable. We enjoyed our wine and cheese in the sunroom; and admired the flowers in the beautiful garden. The innkeepers provided snacks and water in the room, and coffee/tea and ice in the public space. We could easily walk into town to nearby restaurants. Menus were available in the inn to help us choose.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

My wife and I just spent two enjoyable days at the Fox Inn B&B in Penn Yan, NY, strategically located between Keuka and Seneca Lakes in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of NY state. Michele and Cliff are outstanding "chefs", their breakfasts (which you can chose off of a lengthy menu) were "great"!! Their vintage home from 1820 was very comfortable and close to local restaurants as well as to the lake areas mentioned. All in all, a great experience at The Fox Inn.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

We had such a relaxing time. We stayed in the William Morris Oliver room and we sat by the fireplace, that was in our room, every evening with a cup of coffee. After returning from a local restaurant we would play pool. As for breakfast it was the best! You are given a menu the night before to chose what dish you would like. I chose creme brulee' french toast one morning then eggs benedict the next. My husband chose pancakes. There was many other choices with the meal also. Our hosts were very helpful showing us menus of local restaurants and wineries helping us chose which was the best for us.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

We have stayed for several years at the B & B in the Finger Lakes of New York. The home, rooms, and grounds are beautiful. The Inn Keepers are very friendly and accomodating. The breakfast is delicious. I would highly recommend staying there if you are planning a visit to the Finger Lakes.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Went to the finger lake area for Columbus day weekend to visit the wineries and the lakes. We were recommended the Fox Inn and was not disappointed. Not knowing much about the area the owners really helped us. They gave us excellent advice on wineries, helped us make dinner reservations, and cooked excellent breakfasts. We we come back to the area we would definitely say there again

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

We went to tour the Finger Lakes in early September and by process of elimination settled on staying in Penn-Yan which is at the top of Keuka Lake. We looked at several B&B's but on seeing the Fox Inn we decided this was the one for us. The location is excellent, right at the edge of town and within walking distance of several very good restaurants. We got a mid-week package which consisted of a two night stay, a $40 gift card for alocal restaurant, a bottle of wine in the room, and vouchers for free wine tasting at certain wineries. . We also upgraded to the Wm Oliver Room which had a sitting area, a large bathroom with a jacuzzi and a fireplace which we used on the second night when the weather turned cold.

the owners were out of town during our stay and when they are not there they usually give a voucher for a local restaurant for breakfast but since we were the only ones there, Patti, the lady they left in charge decided to make our breakfast. What a goumet delight! Patti said it was her first time doing this but you would have thought she was a goumet chef. Guests are given a menu to fill out for their breqkfast the next morning and also indicate the time you would like. When we came down at 8:30, the talbe was set and there was hot coffee waiting. My husband ordered the Creme Brule French toast which was awesome. I ordered the Belgium waffle on the second moring and it could have fed four peple. Everything was done to perfection and the presentation was beautiful.

Patti was a lovely young lady who gave us the layof the land, recommended restaurants which were both very good. One reviewer complained of no one being there which was true but after breakfast we left to go wine tasting and did not come back until about 6:00. We had access to the Inn and had no problem with no one being there. Patti left a cell phone number if there were any problems, which there where not. The grounds of the Fox Inn were really outstadning and I wish we could have time to go out and sit on a bench in front of the fountain and enjoy a glass of wine but since we only stayed two nights we did not have time and on the second day the weather turned cold and drizzly.

Upon arrived there was a basket of "goodies" in the room, chips, peanuts, popcorn, several other and bottled water. Bathroom toilertries were of good quality also.

There was also an ice machine in the parlor as well as a coffee maker. I don't thik there was anything that we needed that was not provided.

Since we were the only ones there we got to take a peek in the other rooms and each one was very unique in its own way but I liked the Wm. Oliver Room the best and for the additional $50 to upgrade it was well worh it.

Our first day we stopped at Corning on the way to Penn-Yan where we toured the Corning Museum as well as the Rockwell Western Art Museum. We arrived at Penn-Yan at 5:00. After an dinner at the Red Rooster, which was practically in the back yard of the Inn we went to bed early. Woke up and had breakfast at 8:00 and started on our wine tour. Keuka Lake is 26 miles long with Penn-Yan at the top and Hammondsport at the bottom tim. We went to at least 6 wineries and madethe loop getting back to the Inn by about 6:00. Our second night we used the $40 gift voucher to eat at the Keuka Restaurant about three blocks from the Inn. the meal was excellent and we felt the prices at both restaurants for the quality of the food was a good value.

I will recommend the Inn to anyone wanating to visit that area. and I think for the price that we paid it was an excelelnt value.

Thank you Patti and the Fox Inn for a delightful two night visit.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Fox Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 158 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1201
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Penn Yan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Penn Yan
Price Range: $152 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Greek Revival 1820 Brick Inn is a historic landmark that will take you back in history to quieter times.The Inn is furnished with period antiques, interesting paintings,and is completely restored to it's original splendor-yet updated with the latest amenities and comfort.A choice of several gourmet breakfasts await you each morning in our formal dining room with it's beautiful maple and cherry floor. For your enjoyment relax in front of our marble fireplace in the main parlor or enjoy a game of pool in our front parlor on our full size billiards table while sipping a great Finger Lakes wine.In the Spring through Fall stroll though our gardens complete with a picnic table and three fountains $ water features.Our room accommodations include six bedrooms composed of the William Oliver Master Bedroom with private whirlpool tub for two and gas fireplace. The Lucy Hall Fox room with canopy bed, and private shower. The Dorothy Fox bedroom with it's country themed furnishings, in room gas stove, and whirlpool tub. The Harry fox room with four poster bed, whirlpool tub and shower on the first floor and the William Fox two bedroom Suite with two separate bedrooms and a large private rain drop shower.All accommodations have TVs,A/C, bath robes,irons and hair dryers.Park your car at our Inn and Conveniently walk in Penn Yan no more than one or two blocks to several restaurants, pubs, grocery stores, and gift shops. ENJOY! ... more   less 
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