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Benjamin Porter House
Ranked #9 of 14 Skaneateles B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 13, 2009

This review is so long overdue! I spent an amazing 4th of July weekend in Skaneateles with my partner, visiting some friends in the area. Had heard that we simply had to check out the Benjamin Porter House, and that was no lie.

We've stayed at many fine hotels and resorts (paying much more than BPH charges, by the way) and the accommodations here compare very favorably. Rooms are admirably appointed with fine linens and antiques, paintings on the walls by proprietor Kathy...the list goes on.

Kathy and her husband Bill are gracious hosts. Breakfast was fantastic every time, but the company even better!

Skaneateles was very quaint, a totally relaxing escape from NYC. I've never seen water so blue! The weather was perfect too: cool mornings with comfortable daytime highs in the 70s. All in all, a great weekend.

If you're in the Syracuse area, stay here! You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

This has to be one of the most disappointing places we have ever had the misfortune to stumble on. The room we stayed in was absolutely beautiful with the most comfortable bed ever however we got no sleep as our host spent ALL NIGHT watching TV in the room directly beneath us. What a waste of money. Would definitely not stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank NYCDub
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Reviewed October 20, 2008

This bed and breakfast is very conveniently located in the centre of Skaneateles. You can easily walk to anywhere you need to go in the town. We stayed in the Master Suite which had a beautiful jacuzzi tub that overlooked the garden, as well as a very comfortable four poster king size bed. The home itself if very tastefully decorated with the owner's art. In the morning, we picked up our coffee in the kitchen, chatted with Kathy & Bill and enjoyed the warmth of the open fire - so wonderful. A delicious breakfast was served in the dining room on fine china. Truly a wonderful place to stay. It's too bad the room prices in Skaneateles are all so over priced, because that is really the only complaint I have. I have stayed in bed and breakfast accomodations that were equally as lovely and only paid half the price elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the porter house for a wedding we were attending and I plan on making another booking for this summer because we had such a wonderful experience. Owners Kathy and Bill are intelligent and hospitable--making for an overall enjoyable and enlightening trip to a small finger lakes town. You're crazy not to visit.

Stayed: June 2007
1  Thank larmatas
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Additional Information about Benjamin Porter House

Address: 10 State St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1208
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Skaneateles
Price Range: $200 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true Skaneateles bed & breakfast, the Benjamin Porter House is located in the heart of Skaneateles, a short walk from the lake, shopping, restaurants, and all the charms a small village has to offer. The home is surrounded tall maple trees, a stream that meanders around the property and a pond. A brick patio and fountain with a view of the large lawn and manicured gardens offer tranquility and beauty. ... more   less 

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