Lovely stay at Village Inn. Well located around the corner from Sherwood. Room spacious and immaculate. Breakfast either at Inn or at Sherwood. Enjoyed it very much - lots of privacy
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
We had a wonderful stay in the "Terrace Room". The decor was lovely and the room very spacious and comfortable. The price was right and the location was excellent, just off the main street of beautiful Skaneateles. We wanted to stay at the Sherwood Inn and they were booked but we could not have been more satisfied with our accomodations. A continental breakfast was waiting for us in the morning but we chose to go over to the Sherwood for breakfast which was also complimentary. Really loved the atmosphere here, a memorable stay in a quaint village.
I wanted to like this inn. The village of skaneateles is fabulous and we received a great rate on our stay for a Saturday in February. We stayed in the french country room, and the room was nice and comfortable. I'd recommend taking breakfast at the Sherwood, even in the dead of winter - it is a lovely setting. Here is the problem. We stayed during a snowy night. The village is plowed such that the snow from the whole village is pushed into an intersection right behind the inn. The plows with the scraping noises and "back-up" beeping, kept us up ALL night. The Sherwood (management for the Village Inn) should switch all guests with reservations at the Village Inn to rooms in the Sherwood or Packwood on snowy nights (if available) so as to provide a good night sleep. The alternative was just miserable.
The Village Inn at Skaneateles (part of the Sherwood Inn) is on the corner of Jordan and Fennell above a shop called "Paris Flea." First, you must go to the Sherwood Inn on Genessee Street (Route 20) to register and to check out. Not very convenient but not the end of the world either.
The Village Inn has only 5 tiny narrow parking spaces so you best hope that another tourist hasn't swiped your parking spot. The hotel is secured by a card key entry lock, but we sometimes found the door open. Doesn't give you a warm fuzzy feeling since there is no one on duty at the Inn.
There are 4 rooms, all with entrances on the 2nd floor. However, 2 of the rooms are on the 3rd floor while the other 2 are on the 2nd floor (a mistake from a prior poster's information). The hotel is not handicapped accessible.
We stayed in the Terrace Room on the 3rd floor. The room was pretty but not worth the $210 per night price that we paid. The carpeting was dirty and threadbare in spots. The bed was very soft. The room wasn't very clean -- there was still leftover food in the fridge from prior guests, the whirlpool tub itself was clean but the jets were moldy and dingy looking, and there were spiders and bugs on the rugs and in the bathroom. UGH!
The terrace (balcony) didn't appear safe to us. When we stepped out on it, the floor wobbled and shook. We beat a hasty retreat inside!
On the plus side, the room was spaceous and included a large bathroom. The fridge worked, as did the TV. The color scheme was very pretty and the lighting was ample.
The Continental Breakfast at the Village Inn was fine -- coffee, juice, muffins and yogurt -- and is included with your room rate. But you can also walk to the Sherwood Inn for their much better Continental Breakfast (also included with your room rate).
One other note. There is a window in the bathroom. Be sure to draw the shade as there are construction workers walking just outside your bathroom all day! Yikes!!
This property is part of the every popular Sherwood Inn family. The location itself was great. However, the Village Inn is a little worn around the edges. It only has 4 rooms and they are all on the 2nd floor. We stayed in the "English Estate" room. It was a nice size with decent furniture. However, it looked out over the street. The street lights were very bright at night and it was noisy. The most disappointing part was the bathroom. It advertised a whirlpool tub. The tub was old and dingy. We opted for breakfast at the Sherwood Inn each morning (they also provided a contentail breakfast in the inn). Overall - it was overpriced for what it delivered.
We stayed one night at the Village Inn during the week of our honeymoon trip to the Finger Lakes and Skaneateles, the week of October 15.
The Village Inn has a fabulous location in this postcard town of central New York. Its association with the Sherwood Inn is a plus, but staying in the 4-room, beautifully renovated inn is an experience unto itself.
We stayed in the French Country Room and the king size sleigh bed, in-room gas fireplace, and spacious bathroom with jetted tub were fantastic.
Check-in and out were a snap at the Sherwood (just around the corner) and the continental breakfast served at the Village Inn would have been plenty, but we indulged in the benefit of having a free breakfast at the Sherwood.
We can't find anything bad to say about this beautifully decorated Inn that was reasonably priced on a Friday night.