Blushing Rose Bed & Breakfast
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Simple elegance in a Casual Atmosphere
Sam and Marianne Chalk, Innkeepers, extend the gift of hospitality to all of their guests.
" We invite you to come and experience the peacefulness and charm of this 1843 inn, located in the heart of Hammondsport, New York, voted 'coolest small town in America' in 2012. It is located 150 yards from Keuka Lake and 200 yards from the quaint village of restaurants, shops and galleries. Experience lavish breakfast with delicious home baked organic selections and cookies in the evening with coffee or tea. Sit by the fountain or relax on the porch with a view of the lake. Come and enjoy!"
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Marianne for sharing her secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Upon an internet search potential guests are attracted to the quaint appearance of the inn both inside and out. Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in the heart of Hammondsport. This is only 150 yards to Keuka Lake and 200 yards to the village.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The inn is best known for the hospitality of the innkeepers, delightful special features, lavish breakfast, home baked organic selections for breakfast and snacks, the beauty of the inn, and the peace that guests experience while staying at the inn. Delightful special features include a hospitality plate upon arrival with chocolate chip cookies, nuts and chocolate; a personal note welcoming guests, which includes special wishes for occasions such as birthday or anniversary; a gentle fountain with chairs for sitting under the shade of a tree; a large cozy porch with a view of Keuka Lake. As innkeepers, we love the charming inn and enjoy catering to our guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Voted the “Coolest Small Town in American” in 2012, Hammondsport offers the charm of a small town with delicious restaurants, antique shops, gift shops, and galleries. The village park centrally located within the shops provides a cool respite while sitting on a bench and eating ice cream from the ice cream parlor. It is a true delight to experience it all with many wineries within minutes of the village.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The breakfast and baking is extraordinary; the innkeepers seem to know our favorite food choices without asking; the inn is so peaceful; the hospitality is exceptional! We hear these comments over and over again.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The charm of the community and its central location too many opportunities such as museums, galleries, golfing, hiking, antiques, arts and crafts. There are also many theme weekends within the village of Hammondsport itself.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
- Spend time in the village visiting restaurants, shops, and galleries
- Visit wineries
- Consider fishing or kayaking on the lake.
- The Windmill (nearly 200 artisans and shops)
- Harvest Artists (arts and foods)
- Glenn Curtiss Museum
- Make time for a round of golf
- Take a hot air balloon ride
- Corning Museum of Glass
- Rockwell Museum
- View the Finger Lakes from a plane
- Hiking in Watkins Glen
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast is located within walking distance of the following:Keuka Lake for fishing, kayaking, swimming or relaxing; the village of Hammondsport with restaurants, shops, galleries and antiques.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Excellent nearby restaurants and favorites include the Union Block Bistro and The Tavern in the village, as well as Snug Harbor within 5 minutes of the village.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast website is www.blushingroseinn.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast has 4 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast does not accept pets. Jill’s Dog Wash provides a doggie Bed and Breakfast service in Hammondsport.
Hammondsport: The epitome of small town USA
Nestled in the hills of New York’s Finger Lakes wine country at the south end of Keuka Lake. Park your car and use your feet. Linger by the lake. See the stars. Breathe the country air. Stroll the streets. Browse the shops. Mingle with the friendly town folk. Sit awhile in the Village Square. Savor the tastes of award winning wine and tempting local fare. It’s a charming step back in time, a quaint slice of Americana you’ll relish as a memory.
Food and Wine Connisseurs
- Numerous wineries offering wine tasting, theme weekends, restaurants
- Dinner cruises
- Local eateries – many lakeside
- Village Square, Hammondsport
- Antique Shops, Hammondsport
- Windmill Farm and Craft Market, Penn Yan
- Outlet Mall, Waterloo
- Glenn Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport
- Soaring Museum, Big Flats
- Wings of Eagles, Big Flats
- Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning
- Corning Museum of Glass
- Arnot Art Museum, Elmira
- Hike The Finger Lakes Trail & area gorges
- Bike the Keuka Outlet Trail and countryside
- Cruise the lakes
- Swimming, boating
- Racetrack, Watkins Glen
- Hot air balloons, sailplanes, hang gliding
- Classic Antique Boat Show and Regatta
- Art Show and Sale
- Festival of Crafts
- Village Garage Sales
- Fireman’s Carnival
- Seaplane Homecoming
- Winery Holiday Tours
- Christmas in the Park
- Keuka College, Keuka Park
- Hobart & William Smith, Geneva
- Corning Community College
- Elmira College (Mark Twain)
- Cornell University, Ithaca
- Ithaca College
From the South
- Route 17/Interstate 86 Exit 38 (Bath – Hammondsport)
- Route 54 North to Hammondsport
- Left at the light into Hammondsport
From the Northwest
- Interstate 90 East
- Exit 46 at Rochester
- Route 390 South
- Route 17/Interstate 86
- Exit 38 (Bath – Hammondsport)
- Route 54 North
- Left at light into Hammondsport
From the Northeast
- Interstate 90
- Exit 42 at Geneva
- Route 14 South to Dresden
- Route 54 South through Penn Yan
- Right at light into Hammondsport