Just returned from a 3 night stay at this wonderful "Mansion" located in the quaint little town of Penn Yan, NY. This was our first trip to the Finger Lakes and it certainly won't be our last. The Fox Inn is centrally located close to Lake Keuka and Seneca and lots of Wineries and attractions.
Cliff & Michelle have created an amazing oasis for one to begin their travels throughout this area it is close to many restaurants and other attractions. The 1820 period home is lovely throughout with fine antiques and little touches that make it a warm and inviting place to stay.
The rooms are large and inviting with high ceilings and lots of light. We stayed in the Lucy Fox room which we loved. It has a private bathroom, 4 poster bed and features hand cut wood plank floors. Although the Inn has the feeling of an 19th century home it still has all the modern conveniences such as great TV, AC, and wireless internet.
The AC was a bit noisy but we really needed it as the temps topped 90 throughout our stay.
My wife and I loved the Billiard Room which was the scene of our 3 day 2 person Tournament, (she beat me so badly). The room is stocked with beverages such as water, pop & beer all offered at a very nominal fee using a unique "honor" system which is in keeping with the "no locks" on the doors attitude throughout the property.
I really enjoyed challenging the totally restored antique "one armed bandit" slot machine in the billiard room. The common areas are large and very comfortable, perfect for watching TV, playing games or just relaxing with a good book.
The hosts are never in-your-face but are very attentive if you need anything and are glad to offer advice on points of interest or recommendations on restaurants, wineries etc.
The highlight of our stay for me was always the gourmet breakfast. This amazing food is served up in the formal dining room. My wife and I thought we were staying at the Savoy as the ambiance created by the wonderful antique furniture, two-tone wood flooring and soft music playing in the background made each morning something special.
The food was absolutely delicious and presented in such a unique and visually appealing way. They managed to make even simple bacon & eggs a thing of beauty or you could opt for the decadent Creme Brule French Toast or the savory French Fritata. Whichever option you choose the portions are large and I always left the table totally satisfied.
We had a wonderful time at this jewel of Penn Yan, we will certainly be back and happy to bring our friends and family. Thanks to Cliff & Michelle for making our stay an amazing experience, say hi to Emmy and Oz who are their tiny puppy dogs.
John & Kim Robinson
- 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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