Just returned from a long weekend in Skaneateles. A girlfriend and I selected the Gray House primarily because it offered a room with 2 beds (full & twin) at a fair price. But the choice turned out to be a good one. The house itself is a large, lovely Victorian, full of cute/fussy bric brac. Location was outstanding for the town. Lots of parking behind the house. Our room was a good size with a very clean bathroom and stall shower. Beds themselves were definitely on the hard side, and pillows, although there were many,were flat as pancakes. House was relatively quiet, even at full capacity (with a baby in the room above us) on a Saturday night. The innkeepers are low-key, just stopped by to process our credit card and give house instructions. I knew from the website that they don't offer a full, hot breakfast, which has always been a favorite treat of mine at other B&B's, but instead put out a spread of cereals, granola, fresh fruit, english muffins, juice, coffee, and a fresh breakfast bread each morning. We had pumpkin chocolate chip & coffee cake on our stay. The kitchen is open though, and stocked with fruit, cookies, juice, iced tea, etc. for snacking anytime - a nice treat. The town itself was quaint, quiet, walkable, and adorable. We saw most of it on foot the afternoon we arrived. Lots of cute shops stocking locally made art, jewelry, etc. The restaurant scene is very quiet. A bar/nightlife scene - non-existant. The options we saw were the Inn, Doug's Fish Fry (locally famous), The Pasta Garage (good dinner), a sushi place, and 2 grills (names?) with what seemed to be a shared kitchen. Specialty coffee and treats can be found in the bakery. That's about it. We booked a wine trolley tour at Cayuga Lake - about a 1 hour drive away. Highly recommend that tour!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gray House is located in the village of Skaneateles, one block from the lake and shopping. We offer rooms with twin, full or queen size beds, each with a private bath and air-conditioning. Plus we have two suites each with a sitting room and kitchen. A continental breakfast is served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. After a long day relax in one of our two large parlors, or read a book on our porch. ... more less