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"Do not know how Brenda and Dave can keep improving on providing such a wonderful experience. This is a repeat trip for us as we have been visiting Skaneateles for many years and always stay at Lady of the Lake. They pay such close attention to detail. The home is beautifully appointed and impeccably clean. The rooms are welcoming and comfy. the bed lulls you to sleep so you wake up feeling refreshed. Now the breakfast... One breakfast was better than the previous. Even oatmeal has a gourmet flavor. They are great hosts and we are ready to go back any time!"
"Every thing about this B&B is perfection! You can easily walk to restaurants, shopping, and the lake itself. Our room was spotlessly clean, beautiful, comfortable and had every convenience. We even had fresh flowers every day. The hosts were friendly and helpful and just wonderful people. The breakfasts were the best we have ever had and we've traveled a lot. They were almost too pretty to eat. The chef easily accommodated my vegan diet. I really think they should write a cookbook! We hope to stay again some day."
"My husband and I chose to spend our 30th wedding anniversary at this lovely spot and we are sure glad we did! The inn is walking distance to town with all its quaint shops and eateries, not to mention the lake, and it has plenty of free parking. The home, property, flowers, decor and furnishings are to die for. Brenda and Dave served us a divine breakfast and attended to our every need. The wraparound porch is just charming, a perfect place to relax and unwind. We’ve been to many B&B’s, but this one’s right up there in the top favorites. We highly recommend it and hope to stay here again!"
"My husband and I just came back from a long weekend at the Lady of the Lake B&B in Skaneateles. We absolutely loved our stay. The inn is delightful. It is spotless, the rooms are beautifully appointed, and the breakfasts are fabulous. (I think I gained 5 pounds.) The innkeepers are wonderful and go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. We love to stay at B&B's because of the personal touch, and have stayed at many over the years. However, this one is truly exceptional. If you're headed to Skaneateles, the Lady of the Lake is a must!"
"My husband and I were invited to a wedding in Skaneateles. We decided to make a weekend out of it. Since it had been years since we stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, we decided to try the Lady of the Lake. We stayed in the Loft Suite and now we are spoiled forever. Everything about this Bed & Breakfast is memorable...the ambiance of the elegant Queen Anne home, the delightful hosts, and a breakfast "to die for"... we can't wait for our next stay."
"My husband and I had a delightful weekend at the Lady of the Lake. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and the breakfasts were superb. The Loft Suite has spoiled us....we plan on visiting again. But we will have to stay in the Loft Suite. Once you have had the best, it is awfully hard to settle for less. David and Brenda...thank you for your hospitality. Until we meet again."
"Stayed at this jewel of a Bed and Breakfast after visiting the local winery....such a beautiful, luxurious home situated steps from everything the village of Skaneateles has to offer. Most gracious, attentive hosts and a delicious gourmet breakfast served up fresh in the morning. We definitely plan to visit again."
"My girlfriends and I decided to go on a quick road trip and this was the perfect place to do so! The Lady of the Lake BnB was absolutely amazing! Our host Brenda was such a doll! She was friendly, polite, helpful, and welcoming! We stayed in the Loft Suite and it was gorgeous and breathtaking! We had fantastic views from the suite where you could see the lake and the town! The suite had a king size canopy bed which was very comfortable and the downstairs had a queen size pull out bed! The room came equipped with a Keurig, refrigerator, small sink, TV, radio, plush robes, a 1/2 bathroom upstairs, and a full-size bathroom downstairs, and so much more! The breakfast was amazing, everything was so fresh and delicious! The location of the BnB was perfect! You are in walking distance to the restaurants, shops, park, and lake! I would recommend this BnB to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway! I definitely plan on coming back again! Thank you, Brenda, for your hospitality!"
"My husband and I were traveling to visit our family in Boston and decided to visit the Finger Lakes for the first time on our way. Dave and Brenda's bed and breakfast inn met all of our expectations and more! Our room, and the entire Inn, were impeccably clean, gorgeously decorated, and the breakfast provided was both delicious and VERY plentiful! Even though we were there on a grey and chilly day, we thoroughly enjoyed the town, shops, and restaurants and will be looking forward to returning again someday."
"This was our second time back to The Lady of the Lake. We got the Loft - 2 floors of room. A little extra, but worth it for a more extended stay at this B&B. Brenda and Dave are fantastic hosts and the breakfast is the best - definitely don't snack too much the night before - the big breakfast is big and delicious."
"If you want a cozy, charming and welcoming B&B, you must stay at Lady of the Lake in Skaneateles, NY. My room, overlooking the lake and the village, was decorated with thoughtful and pleasant amenities, which included a mini library of older novels. The downstairs of the B&B offered a collection of comfy couches, pillows and throws. Walking to the dining table, I passed by the warmth of flickering flames in the fireplace. The friendly hosts, Dave and Brenda, served a delicious, 5-star gourmet breakfast fit for royalty. I was very reluctant to leave as I had found the perfect place to unwind."
"This is very nice Bed&Breakfast place. The breakfast was superb, one can rarely see so much attention to detail and presentation. Our room was very nice and clean, the bed was very comfortable. The owners are very nice and helpful."
"The breakfast was absolutely amazing! The location was perfect - within walking distance of all we were interested in doing. The owners were very pleasant/friendly, we can't think of anything that would have improved our stay. Totally satisfied!"
"We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and had a wonderful time! "
"Mattress was excellent. Room exceptionally clean and cozy. Brenda, our hostess, was very accommodating and friendly. Sadly we cut our trip short due to illness."
"Our hosts, Dave and Brenda were terrific. They are extremely personable and very knowledgeable of the area. Dave's gourmet breakfasts do not disappoint. We will be back again. "
"We usually stay at the Packwood House... But that's always booked now....I'm probably going to regret giving this a really good review because now I won't be able to get a room there... I work in a salon and I don't know... Ladies just listen to me. Let me just say that this was such a pleasant surprise. Brenda and her husband were just delightful... Our room, the loft, was amazing. A bathroom and a half... But if you don't like stairs then don't even bother. But I would live there if I could it's so beautiful. Safe, clean, lovely, and a breakfast that is out of this world. We met lovely people from California at breakfast and it was just a sweet experience all the way around. We are going back in December and I wanted to get the same room but of course they are booked ...it's a very busy time. The month of December after Thanksgiving they do a Charles Dickens weekend every weekend until the end of the month. The shopkeepers dress up as dickens characters and there is apparently events and horse drawn carriage's ... Cannot wait. SKANEATELES is one of my favorite places and the more I go the more I find new and wonderful things. But I must say that the Lady of the Lake has been a true highlight. I'm looking forward to the next time we can stay there."
"Wonderful Inn- everything was fabulous, from the spacious room to the delicious homemade breakfast. We had everything we needed and the decor is beautiful. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and the lake. Dave and Brenda were lovely hosts- I hope to stay here again- "
"The rooms and house in general are in great condition and beautiful. Great location right on the edge of town. The breakfasts were incredible and Brenda and Dave were warm and friendly. They gave us suggestions and directions for hikes and restaurants."
"Beautiful clean rooms, breakfasts are like eating a delicious work of art! Perfect location near several great restaurants with the host and hostess making it like visiting with dear friends! Can't wait to return!"
"Our two night stay in The Loft was absolutely perfect! The two-level suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We were able to recharge and relax, just what we were hoping. Breakfasts were 5 star, delicious, and expertly plated. Dave and Brenda were so hospitable, and we look forward to returning on our next visit to the Finger Lakes area."
"Everything was amazing, the owners made us feel right at home. The breakfast you get every morning is wonderful, my wife and I were so full we didn't eat lunch each day we stayed lol. The rooms are so clean and they have more then enough space and the bed is so comfortable we slept like angels. The house it self has so much character my wife and I loved all the detail. Also the wrap around porch is amazing!!! They have rocking chairs, so when we were done walking around town we came back and had wine on the porch and rocked the night away. Overall, best wine trip and place to stay in Skaneateles!!!!"
"We went back again for our Anniversary and of course it was great! Brenda and Dave are very welcoming and gracious. Our room was beautiful with fresh flowers! There are not adjectives to describe the phenomenal breakfasts!! The Lady of the Lake is close to Everything!! What a great town!! You won't be disappointed!!"
"The Lady of the Lake is an outstanding B&B. Well appointed throughout the house - very warm and inviting. Dave and Brenda go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The breakfast was terrific and if it was warmer, it would have been wonderful to eat on the wrap-around porch."
"Lady of the Lake is absolutely beautiful. It is located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Skaneateles. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The owners David and Brenda even provide wine glasses and ice at the entrance...convenient when enjoying a "night cap" on their beautiful and spacious porch. The breakfasts are absolutely scrumptious, ad that is a vast understatement. My wife and I had a wonderful and very enjoyable time here. We can both recommend this B&B without reservation. One of the very best we have ever stayed at."
"Our front room was wonderful with a large picture window. The unexpected special treat was the posturepedic mattress which allowed you to raise and lower your bed with a touch of a button. The other plus was the nice size bathroom with a window and even bookshelves! There were plenty of towels and it felt like visiting my grandmother's beautiful home. It is very clean. The innkeepers were delightful. I would recommend this place and would be happy to stay there again. In addition, it is located close to everything downtown."
"Without repeating what all the excellent reviews say, which we agree with...it is one of the better B & B's we have ever stayed at. The location is perfect, the decor is lovely, and the gourmet breakfasts they serve are one of the best you will get in this town, hands down. Dave and Brenda are the perfect hosts and know how to treat out of town guests. We will definitely be back."
"3 of us girls were doing a wine trip and had a chance to stay at Lady of the Lake overnight. We were in the loft room and that was a treat in itself. If I had the chance again I would have stayed at least 2 nights to enjoy the lovely B&B and explore the town a little more. The owners are wonderful and the breakfast was superb. If I ever wander again toward the Finger Lakes region I would without a doubt make this one of our stops again. Thanks again for the warm hospitality."
"Stayed four nights in The Loft on a recent mini-vacation. My wife & I agreed it was one of the best B&B's we've ever been to. Dave & Brenda were extremely professional and personable. The breakfasts were amazing! Plated to perfection and always very creative with an abundance of fresh fruit on the side. Our fav was the vegetarian frittata. Kudos to Dave! The accommodations in The Loft were outstanding. Plenty of space, very plush & comfortable. Although on a busy main road just on the edge of town (a short walk to everything), that never seemed to get in the way of relaxing and enjoying some peace & quiet on the porch swing, in the living room or in The Loft, which was refreshed to perfection each day. Don't miss a stay here when touring the Finger Lakes. You're sure to enjoy it!"
"This is our go-to B&B when we visit family in Syracuse. We have stayed in 3 different rooms. ALL were spotless and had comfortable Tempurpedic beds, luxury bedding and private baths. The rest of the house is gorgeous! Brenda and Dave have done so much in the short time they have owned it. The entire house and porch were recently painted. It is a porch I found difficult to leave! What a treat to have their incredible breakfast on the porch our last morning! (And how boring my breakfast looked the first morning I was back home!) You cannot beat the location to everything Skaneateles. We have walked to many restaurants, shops, and points of interest and still have so many more places to explore on our future visits (which we plan to do very soon)! Dave and Brenda are incredible hosts and hardworking owners."
"A wonderful and different breakfast is offered every morning, which can be enjoyed on the porch. The owners are wonderful and great people to know. They have created a very beautiful B&B both inside and out. The village is a great place to relax with a host of restaurants to chose from. The park is a wonderful place to sit in the evening and enjoy the cool breeze coming in off the lake. For history buffs you can visit Auburn a mere 15 minutes away and is home to William Seward and Margaret Tubman. There is also a nice theater down on the lake. Plenty of wineries to visit."
"I can't rave enough about mine and my new husband's stay at Lady of the Lake. The owners and operators were accommodating from our very first phone call until our last goodbye. Since our wedding lasted all day long, they allowed us to drop our car off early and give us the keys so that we could quietly find our room after 10pm. The room was fabulous, very clean, beautiful and the bed was so comfortable! Towels were set out nicely and we felt like royalty! The next morning, the chef allowed us to switch our breakfast to an earlier time with no problem. They even gave us porch seating and it was so romantic! We can't wait to stay here again. Highly recommend for any special occasion or for a classy stay in Skaneateles for any event!"
"My husband and I looked for weeks on where to stay in the finger lakes...after reading the positive reviews we knew this was the place for us..i can't say enough about the owners, Dave and Brenda...From the time i opened the door to their beautiful Inn until the time we left we were in awe...My husband and I stayed in the Loft..which when we booked it thought it was way too large for us but found out it was perfect...The pictures do not do it justice. The views from the Loft were beautiful. I loved sitting and reading a book looking out on the lake. The comfort of the bed was more than we could have asked for...breakfast every morning was unbelievable. You can tell all the love that went into making each course. Presentation is everything and they hit it out of the park. Kudos to Dave..I have to say Brenda treated us like a queen and king..They absolutely thought of everything in this B&B..The Inn has a beautiful wrap around porch that you must sit and enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine from perhaps one of the many wineries they recommend...My husband and I are already planning our next trip back...If you are looking for a 5 star B&B look no further, this is the one. You will be glad you did...many thanks again to Dave & Brenda for making our stay spectacular...."
"My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend in Skaneateles, and Brenda and Dave did not disappoint! From the moment we arrived they were able to accommodate every want we could have. They were able to anticipate all of our needs, even before we were able to ask! It is obvious that they keep the B&B meticulously clean, and I regret that we never asked them what they use to make our room smell so heavenly (nothing overbearing, just a soft scent that greets you when you open the door). The lodgings were wonderful and comfortable, with modern touches such as a tempurpedic remote controlled bed. Their location to the lake, center of town, and quaint streets lined with gorgeous homes added another element to our stay and made it easy for walking around town. The wrap-around porch proved to be spectacular in both the sunshine (we highly recommend opting for breakfast out on the porch) or during a rainstorm, which proved excellent coverage and a relaxing place to watch the clouds roll through. And then there's the breakfast. Everything you've read on here is true, and then some. Their breakfasts are enchanting. Everything seems so carefully crafted and placed that it not only tastes amazing, but also looks like a work of art. I cannot rave about the food here enough. In addition to all of this, it would appear that Brenda and Dave are a power-couple-like-force-to-be-reckoned-with. I don't know how they rest or relax, because it would seem that they are available at nearly every hour of the day to help with whatever you need (tv trouble, restaurant recommendations, etc). At the end of our stay, my husband and I had grown tired of going out to eat for lunch/dinner and so we asked Dave if we could order a pizza to the B&B. While we ate our pizza out on the porch, Dave managed to "class up" our meal by bringing out chilled glasses, a bottled craft beer entitled "Perfect Little Something" in a fancy ice bucket, and a lantern casting a glow from a lit candle. They managed to make even a pizza dinner feel special."
"The breakfast was gourmet, the toiletries were of a high standard, and the bed was very comfortable."
"Perfect location, beautiful home, tastefully decorated. Hosts were fantastic, too. Was slightly disappointed that the exterior was being repainted at the time of our stay, but didn't affect anything. Place is literally pretty as a picture and would have liked to have some of the exterior."
"We planned a short getaway to Skaneateles. OLoTL was more than what we expected. Phenomenal location. Brenda & Dave are spectacular & gracious hosts! Well prepared accommodations & Clean! The highlight were the breakfasts. Excellent!!! Fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs, pancakes & waffles, great juices and coffee. So big that we skipped lunch and had plenty of energy for biking & hiking! We'll be back!"
"We Thank You for Everything! You and Dave are wonderful hosts & we loved everything beyond measure! We cannot wait to return!!"
"The property is a sensitively updated 1894 Victorian house, across the street from the lake (but not on it). Our room, The Loft, was about 1,500 square feet on two floors. Very, very nice. A desirable option, for less money, is the room named "The Mary," from which there is a somewhat obstructed lake view. Within walking distance of the village and the lakefront park. The free breakfast was impressive in its size and tastiness. Very relaxing indeed and a fine lodging choice in the area. "
"I don't even know where to start. I could ramble on for as long as the review would allow me space, but it would still not give the amount of praise this place and the owners deserve. The home is Beautiful! The attention to detail is just fantastic. Beyond clean and organized. Rooms are so cozy, beautiful and comfortable (no cheap mattresses, sheets or bedding) you wouldn't care if you had to stay in it all day. However, I must insist you don't do that and bring your behind downstairs in the morning for breakfast or you will be sorry. Not sorry like 'oh I missed a meal I paid for already.' I'm talking sad tears and severe cause of FOMO (fear of missing out) sad. Your meal is prepared and served with love and from people who clearly want you to enjoy it and be happy by giving you the best start to your day. No exaggeration here at all. We already miss it and we have not even boarded our train back home yet. I look forward to returning soon, rocking away on the porch while listening to the wind chime and enjoying the breeze from the lake while digesting the 5 star breakfast."
"Nice clean room - wonderfully delicious gourmet breakfasts. Perfect location. The hosts were excellent!"
"The breakfast was outstanding from the yogurt popsicle to the frittata! Cozy and comfy bed! Just great all around! Would have liked to have met the chef."
"The Innkeepers, Brenda and Dave were very welcoming. We decided to go away at the last minute and lucked out finding such a beautiful place. The room was very cozy and the breakfast was absolutely amazing. We hope to return during warmer weather."
"Why would I title this review 'mixed feelings' while rating it excellent? Because the more 'excellent' ratings Dave and Brenda receive, the harder it will be for my wife and I to find a vacancy the next time we visit. Seriously, you would think Dave and Brenda had owned this B&B for decades given the quality of the Inn and the level of their hospitality. The truth is they have been owners for just one year after completing a major overhaul. The interior is beautiful and inviting. Their inn checks off at the highest level all the major boxes: Location, aesthetics, and friendliness. As for the quality of the breakfast, that is an entirely different category. There is no B&B we've stayed at that could match the food. To call it breakfast is actually a disservice........more like brunch."
"The property was attractive, clean and comfortable inside, typical for better quality B & Bs. I have stayed in many, mainly in seaside towns in Cape Cod, and in Ocean Grove and Belmar, NJ. What sets the Lady of the Lake apart from literally all the others was the breakfast experience. I learned that one of our hosts, David, has an extensive history as a fine dining chef. That explains the delightful three-course meal, which neither of us breakfast-skippers would have believed we would be up for, much less finish, at 8 a.m. There was an abundance of fresh produce; delicious strawberries with fresh cream filling, blackberries and strawberries, half a small cantaloupe filled with a vanilla yogurt and topped with a little crunchy granola. The unexpected items were what really impressed us. There was a little ring of salad greens and berries around the melon with a raspberry vinaigrette; a little bundle of fresh asparagus wrapped in thin crispy bacon. There was also a perfect sized portion of eggs, seasoned with some kind of savory cheese, and a Belgian waffle with local real maple syrup. Literally everything was hot, fresh, and extraordinarily delicious. If you're a strict omelette-and-muffin eater, you may not appreciate this place. But we're kind of foodie types, and found this kind of scrumptious and adventurous meal refreshing. Plus, the weather was terrible, which made the B & B part of the trip extra important "
"The breakfast was heavenly! The couple taking care of it are very friendly and easy to talk to."
"We just want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at "Lady of the Lake". You both made us feel very much at home. Everything is so beautiful and the atmosphere is so pleasant! The Breakfast was Outstanding! Thank you for taking the time to create special dietary substitutions, it did not go unnoticed! We had a wonderful time and will surely tell all our friends all about it!"
"Very delightful bed and breakfast with updated artwork and otherwise Victorian style accents. Save room for breakfast- the meals are phenomenal and full of flavor."
"Lady of the Lake in Skaneateles NY is by far the best bed and breakfast I've ever had the pleasure of staying at. From the moment we arrived, the European ambiance was felt. The owners are down-to-earth and went above and beyond to make our stay such a memorable one. The Loft room is stunning. The decor is of the finest quality. The view from the upstairs loft of the lake is breathtaking. The upper loft and lower rooms are so visibly clean. The bathroom was huge and decor beautiful. The morning breakfast was amazing! Food was so fresh and prepared with such an elegant flair. The food was beyond delicious. The downstairs area is very warm and inviting. I will definitely be returning. The price of The Loft room including the delicious breakfast was a very fair and affordable price for so much in return. Just a slice of heaven for sure!!! Thank you Brenda and Dave for your hospitality and outrageously delicious breakfast."
"You won't be disappointed. Everything exceeded expectations and we would highly recommend this B&B"
"This was our second time enjoying the Lady of the Lake and we highly recommend it. The rooms are very clean, nicely sized, the beds are amazing, and the bathrooms are attached. The morning breakfast is a 4 or 5 course gourmet feast, so come hungry. We would highly recommend staying at The Lady of the Lake!!!! "
"If you're looking for an intimate and charming bed & breakfast experience, Lady of the Lake Bed & Breakfast in Skaneateles, NY fits the bill in splendid fashion. Situated in the perfect lakeside location within close walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, Lady of the Lake delivers in all the areas that matter. We stayed in the Mary Room, which was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The adjustable Tempur-Pedic bed was dreamy, and the room and bathroom were immaculately clean. Although we didn't have a chance to hang out in the main common area with fireplace, you could tell that owners Brenda and Dave have done a wonderful job making all the living and communal spaces warm and inviting for guests. The outside property is stunning as well. One of the highlights of our weekend was the hearty gourmet Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, which was both healthy and delicious. Brenda and Dave are very personable and accommodating, and you can clearly see that a tremendous amount of TLC and hard work goes into making the stay memorable for all guests. Having stayed at both Lady of the Lake and Sherwood Inn, I would choose this place any day of the week, especially for those who value a personal touch."
"The breakfast was outstanding and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Very clean room!"
"Amazing stay with great hosts and a phenomenal gourmet breakfast!"
"Brenda & Dave are the consummate hosts! Every last detail was perfect and they went out of their way to make my friend's birthday weekend a success. The house was also decorated beautifully for Christmas."
"Great location with the lake, park & quaint town (shops & restaurants) right there. Sit on the front porch & soak in the beautiful lake view. The BEST breakfasts you will ever have at any B&B. Dave and Brenda are perfect hosts. We'll be back for sure! "
"We love B&B's and this one was awesome. We stayed in the oversized loft which was like having your own apartment. The bed was so comfy but the breakfast was AMAZING! Dave is a culinary genius! Thank you!!"
"If you are looking for a perfect get-away, this is it. A great location right across from the lake and park, with the quaint town (shops & restaurants) right there. The BEST breakfasts you will ever have at any B&B - bar none! Dave and Brenda are absolutely wonderful hosts. We will be back for sure!"
"A perfect place to stay if you want to relax and have easy access to the village. Owners Dave and Brenda were wonderful and the breakfast was amazing! There was nothing I didn't like."
"We had a wonderful time, we will be back & we will tell all our friends. Please enjoy this small hostess gift of flowers as a thank you for opening your home to us!"
"The breakfast was unbelievable. The Lady of the Lake is a beautiful property and the hosts were most accommodating."
"Nice and cozy. Comfortable bed and great breakfast! "
"Dave and Brenda really put a lot of effort in preparing a nice (very big) breakfast. They are kind and welcoming. Bed is very comfortable (we stayed in The Mary)"
"Classic and Cozy Bed & Breakfast"
"The ideal place to stay at the finger lakes. Right by the Skaneateles Lake and very close to the local shops and restaurants. Dave & Brenda are fantastic hosts and can provide you with good tips on what to see in the area. Best breakfast ever!"
"A perfect location in a lovely upscale town in the Finger Lakes. Lots of shopping and great restaurants within walking distance. Best breakfast ever served at Lady of the Lake. Wonderful hosts. Very comfortable and clean. Definitely will return! "
"Quaint bed and breakfast in a very cute town. Loved it."
"We were only there for a short stay, but they were so kind! And the breakfast they made was amazing. Would definitely come back again!"
"Great location and excellent hospitality"
"The breakfast was a gourmet delight- yogurt and granola to start, polenta with honey and raspberries finishing with Mediterranean scrambled eggs and pancakes with maple syrup. Fabulous!"
"Did we ever hit the jackpot! We stayed for two nights celebrating our Anniversary. Brenda and Dave are welcoming and so friendly!! Our room was beautiful! So enjoyed the beautiful porch!! And the location is terrific. But the BEST was the phenomenal breakfasts!!!!! Two and three courses!! Excellent time!!"
"Great Location and Fancy Breakfast"
"Came here with three girlfriends for a girls weekend and had a great time. The nearby restaurants are delicious and there is a fun pub as well. We were sad that there are no boat trips after 10-1 and couldn't see the lake more. The owners are great and make amazing breakfasts. I'm a picky eater but my friends loved the food! They even made me special toast from the local bakery and fruit to accommodate. We rented the loft where there is room for four. The bed is fancy with controls and very comfy. The porch is lovely and lots of special touches. They took ownership in march 2017 so any bad review before that should not count! They were great to work with and have put a lot of time and effort into this beautiful old home. Definitely would return!"
Lady of the Lake: Great Value
"Beautiful home with friendly hosts. Clean, cozy rooms and a short stroll to downtown Skaneateles. Breakfasts were always excellent! Couldn't ask for anything more...Thanks Dave & Brenda!"
"Wonderful B&B! Rooms are cozy, air conditioned and have their own private bathrooms. The proprietors are welcoming and offer great advice. The breakfast is the highlight, healthy and comforting at the same time. Location is ideal and the town is so charming. Can't recommend more!"
Great relaxing vacation
"Breakfast is amazing, owners are wonderful and accommodating. Property is beautiful, close to restaurants and shopping, stunning view of lake. Wouldn't change a thing."
Impecavelmente charmosa / Impeccably Charming
"A casa e impecavel e os proprietarios sao bem atenciosos e cuidadosos com todos os detalhes. Recomendo para quem vier ficar um fim de semana en Fingerlakes. A casa foi recentemente reformada com muito bom gosto."
Engish Translation - "The house is immaculate and the owners are well caring and careful with all the details. I recommend for anyone coming to stay a weekend at Fingerlakes. The house has been recently refurbished with great taste."
"Relaxing and Beautiful"
"I LOVE THES PLACE! Brenda and Dave could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. I came with a friend and they tended to our every need, from assuring just the right temperature in our room, to carrying our bags, to getting special groceries just for us to accommodate our specific diets and tastes. Speaking of the gourmet breakfast, it is to die for! Made with care, attention, expertise. The location is perfect, within steps of Skaneateles Lake and village shopping. The view from our room - The Loft, was gorgeous! Decor is beautiful and wonderfully comfortable. This beautiful and homey place made for just the relaxing and enjoyable stay that my friend and I needed. Thank you Brenda and Dave!"
"We had the most wonderful time staying at this superb bed and breakfast. The owners (Brenda and David) were friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and most gracious hosts. The accommodations and breakfast far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely visit again!!"
"Amazing stay! Can't wait to go back again!!"
"This was a beautiful place to stay!! The owners look at every detail!! The decor is lovely and we loved sitting on the front porch! The bed is very comfortable and can be adjusted, which is a first for me at any lodging I've been to. The owners were helpful and cooked us an amazing gourmet breakfast. Not only was it delicious, but also very plentiful. We are hoping to come back again next summer and are looking forward to staying here again!"
"Wow! What an amazing transformation - all for the positive - that you were able to accomplish in such a short time. We loved everyting. Your attention to detail and cleanliness was noticed and very much appreciated. From the welcoming front porch, updated public areas and heavenly, peacful room - all was great! We are looking forward to our next trip to Skaneateles for another great stay. OOPS - forgot to mention that the breakfasts were outstanding - never had anything so good for breakfast. Wishing you much success."
"We recently stayed at this B & B for a quick getaway with my wife. Dave and Brenda are amazing hosts and run a wonderful establishment. We stayed in "the Mary" with a view of the park and lake. Large, well kept room with a great bathroom and shower. Breakfast is to die for. Dave is innovative and presentation is impressive. We wish them good luck and look forward to future stays."
"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for a delightful stay at your beautiful place! The room was lovely and comfortable, breakfast was amazing - beautiful and delicious! May God Bless you both as you continue your gift of hospitality!"
"You get an A+ - you won't find a breakfast like this anywhere! Always fresh ingredients, very creative and your presentations are beautiful - Just amazing! And the hospitality is first rate!!"
Lady of the Lake was always a wonderful B&B
"Lady of the Lake was always a wonderful B&B but the new owners have made it a really great place. The decor, ambiance, hospitality and breakfasts were all wonderful. This trip to Skaneateles was magical and one we will really never forget. Looking forward to our next visit. Brenda and Dave are doing a fantastic job."
"Wow, where do I even start... We stayed at the Lady of the Lake this past weekend while in town for a wedding. It was a very last minute reservation after our original was abruptly cancelled. I couldn't be more thankful that we found this place! It is such a beautiful old house in a superb location. Brenda and Dave were absolutely fabulous hosts. I've never felt so comfortable and at home at an inn, b&b, hotel, etc. They were both so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was to DIE FOR! Unbelievably delicious and creative. The room itself (The Stella) was so lovely and cozy, everything we could have desired was at the tip of our fingers from the coffee bar outside the room to the detailed note on how to connect to the wifi, operate the tv... I only wish that we had more time to spend there!"
"This is simply an amazing place - the breakfast was superb, and Loft room was perfect for our pre-honeymoon, with beautiful furnishings, wonderful views of the lake and fantastic hosts that make you feel welcome - we will be back for sure."
"New owners are fabulous and making great updates!
Our plans changed so we needed to book somewhere less than a week in advance. I was sure it would be less than desirable. What a great surprise! David and Brenda are wonderful hosts and have done amazing updates to the B&B in two short months of ownership. The breakfasts are delightful but you need a hearty appetite. The front porch is just so relaxing to sit and rock. We had breakfast on the porch both mornings. I spent an entire afternoon on the porch reading when my husband wasn't feeling well and I enjoyed it as much as any activity we might have done. We will try to make this an annual trip."
"This has to be one of the two best meals I have had in Skaneateles! Your breakfast is incredible! We ate at Moro's Kitchen last evening and had an amazing dinner. This morning we had your breakfast and we want to know if we can take up permanent residence! Truely a 5 star ***** Breakfast. I am never staying in a hotel again!"
"What a wonderful B&B you have. Susie and I really liked that it felt quiet and private yet homey. And all the flowers were beautiful both inside and out! The only thing I can think of is to let people know about where to park when you send a confirmation email. Hope things continue to go well for you and hope to be back some day or recommend you to others!"
"Hello Dave & Brenda, We had a wonderful time at your house. It is very beautiful, very well decorated and very comfortable. The food was delicious! You were very friendly and it was very nice taking to Dave...in Spanish! Skaneateles is a very nice town and the landscape was gorgeous. We hope we can visit you again someday soon."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and have sung your praises to all who would listen. Should my travels bring me to Skaneateles, I will be sure to visit you again. Best regards."
"This classic B&B has it all !! No better location in town...all the shops, eateries, watering holes and park steps away from their wrap around porch loaded with rockers and comfy chairs overlooking the park & lake. This establishment is meticulous loaded with charm - main floor of the B&B has a expanded living room and TV viewing area with ample seating- our bedroom had a remote controlled super comfortable bed with a private bathroom which was freshened up daily. Proprietors Brenda & David are over the top service oriented and get ready for a generous gourmet style breakfast in the mornings that will carry you to dinner. Parking is no problem as their driveway can handle several cars and on street parking is a breeze. Our stay was for a total of 4 nights with this being the first B&B experience for my wife and she loved it. Can't wait to return to the Lady of the Lake B&B for the fall foliage in September/ October."
"Just want to tell you, your breakfast was the BEST we have had since we arrived in the United States! Amazing!"
"Steve and I had a wonderful stay. Your b&b is a the best location in town and very comfortable setting. I especially enjoyed the comfort of the temperpedic bed. Great coffee and wonderful breakfast. Sorry my boyfriend did not try the grits. He is picky and missed out. You and your husband have done a great job updating and run the place very well. I am sure we will be back someday. Until then keep up the great hospitality."
"Hi Dave and Brenda! Thanks so much for a wonderful week! We really loved our stay there and the chance to get to know new people. Thanks for being so hospitable and welcoming! The only suggestion we would make is to actually reduce the amount of food at breakfast. I know, that's hard to believe I just said reduce. But, we felt guilty not eating everything offered (and it was all delicious), but it was just too much, especially 4 days in a row. Other B&B's have asked us to fill out a breakfast choices form the night before. Perhaps something like this would help you budget food better. We really did love our stay. Thanks so much! Best of luck to you in this new venture. Cheryl and Gene"
"Lady of the Lake was the first place I called to inquire about a B&B in Skaneateles. Brenda was kind and thorough in explaining the differences in the 4 rooms. It was across a quiet street from the park, lake, swimming area, pier, and boat. We walked to many shops, restaurants, and museums. In fact we only moved the car to visit relatives in Syracuse! We stayed in "The Mary" which had a very comfortable Tempurpedic queen bed, AC, two recliners and a wall of windows with a park and lake view. The bathroom had a shower and a very large vanity and luxury towels. We absolutely loved the porch with the swing and many wicker chairs-- just right for relaxing with morning coffee or an evening glass of wine! Brenda and Dave, the new owners since April 2017, have made many wonderful updates! They live there as well and could not be more accommodating. You will love them and their gourmet breakfasts! We have already booked a return visit at the end of the summer and will try out "The Loft" which has a king bed and large sitting area. We were happy to find this gem and meet the hard-working owners!"
"We think your place is wonderful and you both are amazing. We would love to come back soon. We enjoyed your company as well! Dinner and a wine tour would be really fun. I will get back in touch with you to set up a date."
"We loved our stay. Your B&B is lovely, but not as lovely as the owners!! We will be back! Get your favorite bottle of wine & we will relax on the cozy porch one night!"
"Thank you for having us. We had a very nice stay and we don't have any constructive criticism. Keep up the good work and hospitality! Breakfast was superb! Bed was very comfortable."
"Came for Graduation weekend and had an amazing time! The B&B has been all redone. We stayed in the loft and never wanted to leave! It's absolutely incredible! The King Canopy bed and furniture are something out of a dream! I would recommend the loft suite to all that want to feel like a King & Queen!"
"If you are looking for a great place, look no further! We enjoyed a glass of wine with the owners Brenda & Dave on the wrap-around porch in the evening and became lifetime friends! Their hospitality goes above and beyond! They made dinner reservations for us....They accepted emergency deliveries for us....etc etc! Just a great all round place with a great couple as hosts! Kudos to Dave & Brenda! We will definitely be back!"
"Although they are new to the business, they are amazing! Three course gourmet breakfasts...I never had anything so good! And the rooms...well, let's just say you cannot go wrong. I thought I had died and gone to heaven with the remote control king bed! I am definitely coming back this fall and I am staying in the Loft!"
"The new hosts Dave & Brenda are an amazing couple. They have redone the house over in style! Very comfortable, great location and awesome breakfasts!"
"Booked early not knowing there were new owners - fantastic weekend! Attended SU Graduation and just had a wonderful stay. The home sits in the center of the village so you cannot find a better location. Just walk out the door and you are in the middle of everything. Also, the breakfasts are pretty amazing!! Soooo much food!!"
"We lucked out by staying here! It's under brand new management and we had a wonderful time! Everything was very pleasant and we would recommend this B&B to anyone that wants to visit Skaneateles. The only bad thing was there was so much food at breakfast we could not eat it all."
"This B&B just opened with new owners! We were some of their first guests and all of us were very impressed. Pros ... Owners were everything you could want from B&B hosts- polite, attentive, helpful, organized, thoughtful, etc. Breakfast food was truly top notch- multiple courses, cooked fresh, all tasted absolutely fantastic. Rooms were spacious and tidy; beds were comfortable; bathrooms were clean and stocked with basic toiletries. Big selection of tea/coffee outside the bedrooms. Located less than a 5 minute walk from the restaurants, shops and lakefront in town. Cons ... Limited parking in the back (not a huge problem, there was usually street parking)."