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Barrister's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Seneca Falls B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
upstate, NY
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1 review
“Award winning”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

Tripadvisor did a great job giving Barrister's an award. Barrister's is the first place I've stayed that has received an award from Tripadvisor and I will be looking for other places with a similar award when I travel. This was our third year staying with Ken and Diane and at this point it feels like you're visiting family - family that you like and enjoy. The rooms are beautiful, food delicious, and Ken and Diane are awesome hosts. I'm so glad they're being recognized. We'll be back again next year, and the year after, and the year after....

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Ken and Diane have such a beautiful home and my husband and I felt like one of the family. The Grandmother's room was such a perfect and cozy little nest - so comfortable! The breakfast felt like I was on a cooking show! Delicious and amazing! Such care and attention to detail! Thank you!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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THOMSON
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Barrister's B&B was simply a wonderful experience. The host and hostess made us feel like we were part of their family. Breakfasts were extraordinary and we thought we were on a Food Channel show listening to Ken McConnell explain the ingredients he used in each dish. Whenever we asked for a recommendation on some place to visit, Diane delved into a drawer or cabinet and came up with a brochure, discount coupons and directions. This was simply a fantastic experience and we can recommend Barrister's as THE place to stay in Seneca Falls, NY.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

This was our first bed & breakfast experience & it was great! Ken & Diane welcome you into their home & treat you like their personal guests. When they greet you at the door they give you a tour of the house & tell you about all they have to offer. They have an area in the dining room that is set up with teas, coffees & fresh baked cookies so you can help yourself in the afternoon & evening. They have thought of everything!

Our room was clean & very comfortable! We stayed in the yellow room which was very bright & cheerful. The bathroom was on the small side but the era of the house dictates this. At 8:30am breakfast is served! This is a sit down, 3 course, gourmet breakfast served on china. Ken & Diane personally serve you & give an explanation of each course. They make sure you do not want for anything!! Ken & Diane are big on farm to table eating & serve as many fresh local products as possible. I am a vegetarian & this did not hinder them in the least. Diane keeps the morning conversation lively with her stories & helpful hints. It was enjoyable listening to other guest's recommendations for dining, shopping or wineries.

There is a binder with menus from area restaurants to help you decide where to eat lunch & dinner and Diane is helpful in setting up a reservation for you. Diane has wine trail maps that she will give you along with coupons for many of the area wineries. These coupons will save you quite a bit of money!

If I am ever back in the Finger Lakes area I would stay here again. Thank you Ken & Diane!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

My husband planned such a memorable way to celebrate a special birthday of mine! We had a get away weekend to Seneca Falls, NY and stayed at Barrister's Bed and Breakfast. Ken and Diane really roll out the red carpet treatment for their guests with the delicious three course breakfast each day! The place just oozes Victorian charm throughout their house one feels as if they are thrown back in time except the accomodations are superb!! Our bathroom had a jacuzzi, shower, sink and toilet, quite a nice size bathroom!
We used their B and B as our place to relax after a great day of adventure! They graciously mapped out areas of interest for us with Barrister Bucks to use at places too if we so chose to do so! We so enjoyed the trip to Watkins Glen State Park and stopped at wineries along Seneca Lake which led us right back to Barrister's after a nice day out! We will never forget our memorable stay and hope to come back with friends next year!
I was truly amazed at how knowledgable they were about the surrounding areas and the local history as if they had grown up there all their lives! Ken should be on the food network shows for sure!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Barristers bed and breakfast is located in the idyllic town of Seneca Falls, the inspiration for Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" set in the mythical town of Bedford Falls. Our hosts, Ken and Diane, exuded warmth, interest in their guests' comfort and knowledge of the history of the area, their home and the offerings of the finger lakes region. They are thoughtful in every detail and we felt a sense of belonging in this clean and tastefully decorated bed and breakfast. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful, preparing us well for the days adventures. Seneca Falls is conveniently located in central New York with good access to both Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The wineries are producing excellent wines. The restaurants range from casual dining to something- very- special cuisine. Happy adventures await at Barristers!

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Leesburg, Ohio
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Ken and Diane are great fun. They have immersed themselves in this small community and are making all kinds of connections that benefit their guests - all around the lakes! We stayed in the Grace Yawger room, were quite comfortable and slept like babies. Ken's breakfast (and Diane's banana muffins) were terrific. Diane served us while regaling us with stories (about the Inn, past guests, the inspiration for the rooms, their partners around the lake...) Ken appeared before the second and third courses, describing each as though we were judges on Top Chef. The meal lived up to the presentation! We'll definitely be back for more...

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Barrister's Bed & Breakfast
Address: 56 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-1226
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Seneca Falls
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Seneca Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barrister’s Bed & Breakfast is a stately village inn located in New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Region. It’s the perfect location to anchor your visit, whether you’re here for wine tasting, golfing, shopping, touring storied historical sites, or simply enjoying a restful romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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