Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast

310 High Street, Newark, New York 14513
Innkeeper(s): Michael & Kimberlee Meeks
  • Introduction

    Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast is located in Newark, New York.

    The bed and breakfast has a  unique history on 2.5 secluded acres of formal gardens and woodlands. Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast had a former life as the "Jackson & Perkins Rose Company Estate". The former estate is a historic Tudor built in 1844 and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

    The grounds boast a formal rose garden and fountain, large mature trees, many perennials and lovely woodlands. Guests love to stroll along the trail that winds its way from just behind the house and meanders casually to a picnic table in the woodland area or taking afternoon tea in magnificent formal gardens adorned with, dogwoods, cherry trees, flowering perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas and more than 200 varieties of roses.

    Each of our four guestrooms has a view of the gardens and its own distinctive feel to make your stay with us a memorable one. Guests can put their feet up and read a book in the library or by a cozy fire in the parlor.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kimberlee and Michael Meeks for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Vintage Gardens is located in the village of Newark only two blocks from the Erie Canal and a convenient drive to Rochester and Syracuse. Centrally located just minutes from the Finger Lakes wine trails, local ski resorts, apple farms, outlet shopping, state parks, historic sites, the birthplace of the Mormon religion and many more attractions.

    What are you best known for?

    Our gardens and gourmet breakfasts made from locally grown produce

    What makes your inn unique?

    We pay special attention to details and furnish amenities that make our guests feel special.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    We enjoy the uniqueness of the property and the historic architecture of our home and the park like setting of the grounds.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Experience the Finger Lakes Wine County and historic Erie Canal’s boating and biking/hiking trail.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “It exceeded our expectations! Michael and Kimberle were so gracious and welcoming, always making me feel like their most important guest. And the breakfast each morning --- amazing!” We are fortunate to have more than 250 gracious reviews on the Internet from our wonderful guests that say they can’t wait to come back.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The amazing amount of things to do all year round! We often hear our guest say, they just didn’t plan enough time and they can’t wait to come back.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Year round they can Wine Taste at over 100 area wineries, breweries and distilleries. Take a hike in some our many beautiful Parks and nature preserves. Spend a day shopping at the Outlets, Mall, Antique Centers or local Boutiques. Biking or boating along the scenic Erie Canal. Visit some of many of the areas Historic Sites and museums. Go Fishing on Lake Ontario. Snow Ski or Snowshoe in the winter. Enjoy the beauty of Fall Foliage. Go to the NASCAR Races at Watkins Glen. See a Broadway Show in Rochester. Enjoy one of the many area Festivals or Events. Spend a day Golfing. Attend the International Jazz Festival or just take a day and relax and smell the flowers at Vintage Gardens.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Historic Erie Canal

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Finger Lakes region is known for its many wonderful restaurants that feature foods from the region.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Take a look on our website under Local Attractions for many area travelers’ website links.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Each of our five guestrooms has a view of the gardens and its own distinctive feel to make your stay with us a memorable one. You will encounter warm hospitality and the charm of a vintage B&B with comfortable, pleasantly appointed accommodations.

    Do you accept pets?

    At this time we are unable to accept pets but have several good pet care facilities in the area.


  • Weddings & Special Events

    On behalf of Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast, we would like to extend our warmest Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. We are delighted that you have considered Vintage Gardens for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception or wedding photo shoot. Garden Ceremonies can be held between May and mid October. The picturesque areas feature manicured lawn, Rose garden with fountain, woodlands and a Pergola. All of these areas will create a beautiful background for your ceremony.

    We can accommodate garden weddings of up to 100 people. During the winter months, the estate is open for intimate indoor weddings up to 20 people. Beyond the wedding location, Vintage Gardens can also arrange for food and beverage service, assist in finding the florist, wedding cake designereven your wedding celebrant should you desire.

    Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast has become a favorite destination for weddings and special events, and can accommodate small to large parties. A number of venues are available to our clients. Formal cocktail parties up to fifty can be hosted in our tastefully decorated ground floor. Expansive buffets and BBQ's for larger events up to 100 people can be held in our gardens during the summer months. Social Events and Business Meetings, for smaller groups, can be hosted indoors year round. Whether you wish to conduct business in a private setting, host a private party, or plan your wedding day, we will be happy to help you plan that perfect event.