Halcyon Place Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to Halcyon Place Bed and Breakfast. Located in a landmark Steuben County home, our bed and breakfast decorated with period antiques offers peace, tranquility, and gracious hospitality to the discerning traveler. A former home of the Houghton family, founders of Corning Incorporated, this stately house was built in the mid-19th century by the Tolbert family and reflects their wealth and exquisite taste.
Halcyon Place Bed and Breakfast is ideally located between Corning and Hammondsport, New York, with easy access from I-86. Enjoy a day at the Corning Museum of Glass and historic Market Street, and then spend your evening in the country. Hammondsport and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail are but fifteen minutes away. The Seneca Lake Wine trail and Watkins Glen are also an easy jaunt. Sailing, cross-country skiing, antiquing, wine-tasting, outdoor concerts, and relaxing are just across our doorstep in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Surrounded by open fields and beautiful vistas, our circa 1840 Greek Revival is distinguished by graceful columns, six-over-six windows, stunning woodwork, and pristine wide pine floors. You can enjoy breakfast by the fire in autumn and winter, or enjoy your repast while gazing at the herb garden in spring and summer.
Our two-acre property includes a stone smokehouse and a maple syrup house. Halcyon Place is reached by driving along Maple Lane under a canopy of mature maple trees. The former harness shop has been converted into an herb and antique shop. You will find wonderful early furniture, our own dried herb and flower wreaths, herbal products, unique gifts, and a tasteful selection of goods by American craftsmen.
Upon arrival at Halcyon Place Bed and Breakfast , enjoy a cup of tea or a refreshing Finger Lakes beverage. During your stay, relax with a good book in front of the parlor fire or enjoy a quiet summer afternoon on our wicker filled porch. Our greenhouse will also be overflowing with unique herb plants to take home for your own gardens.
Breakfast and Afternoon Tea
Begin your day with a full gourmet breakfast in the dining room furnished with lovely antiques. Breakfast always includes fresh fruit and baked goods, such as rum sticky buns or pear gingerbread. Seasonal entrees range from Grand Marnier French toast and chocolate waffles with raspberries to dilled crepes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. Fresh herbs and flowers garnish your plate.
Once again, we will be offering our Wednesday Afternoon Teas throughout the summer. Call us for a list of events. You may also wish to hold your next party at our spacious bed and breakfast. We would be pleased to discuss menu and party ideas.
Things To Do in the Area
Wine Glass Marathon: The course passes directly in front of our B&B.
State forest lands with trails for cross-country skiing and hiking.
Explore historic Market Street and Museum of Glass in Corning.
Enjoy great wine while following the Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake Wine Trails.
Racing at Watkins Glen
Local antique shops and wonderful small restaurants. Ask for our recommendations.
"Halcyon" is from the Greek myths and signifies peace and tranquility. Spend some time with us at Halcyon Place and recapture the past.
How To Find Us
Traveling from the East:
Take I-86 West to Exit 40 (Savona). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Proceed to red light at four corners. Turn right onto Main St. (Rt. 415). Continue through the village past Mom's Diner. Take next right (South St.) Turn left onto Maple Lane. Turn into thir drive (Halcyon Place sign).
Traveling from the West:
Take I-86 East to Exit 40 (Savona). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Continue with above directions.