Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast! We are near the village of Penn Yan, New York, between Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake. Whether you are interested in the Wine Trails, water activities on the lake, antiquing, or blissful relaxation, Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for your next trip. (We also have gift certificates, which could be the perfect present!)
Our contemporary Cape Cod style home has large, comfortable rooms with queen sized beds, private baths, and air-conditioning. We feature beautiful country views, yet are just minutes from Seneca and Keuka Lakes. Enjoy a full country breakfast in the pool-side gazebo, then relax and watch the goldfinches and hummingbirds as they flit through our flower gardens. Fill your days with all that the Finger Lakes have to offer (wineries, antique shops, waterfalls, and much more!), or unwind with a swim in our pool and a walk in our cool and shady woods. In the evening, we can recommend a restaurant that suits your mood- from country casual to elegant, romantic dining. On clear nights we can give star tours with a large telescope on our back lawn.
If you have any questions for the hosts please feel free to email or call. Be sure to check out our Specials area!
Your hosts, Burney and Susan Baron, moved to Penn Yan from Northern California in mid-December 2002, with their three cats. They were drawn by the beauty of the region, with it's many lakes and waterfalls, scenic farms and vineyards. Leaving a large metropolitan area for an area that is largely agricultural has had many benefits: no traffic jams, clean air, and marvelous fruit and produce. The clip-clop of horses' hooves pulling one of the many Mennonite neighbors' buggies adds a feeling of a change in time as well as place.
The pace of life has allowed time to use old skills and work on new ones. Susan's flower gardens have been drawing attention from many people living in the area, and provide cut flowers for in the guest rooms. Homemade jams, syrups, and breads are served to guests at breakfast. Stained glass that Burney and Susan produce is used throughout the house.
The lack of bright city lights has been a real treat for Burney, an avid astronomy enthusiast. On clear nights it is not unusual for objects like the Andromeda Galaxy, the Double Cluster, and Beehive Cluster to be visible to the naked eye. With the purchase of a 10" reflecting telescope, astronomy tours have become part of the routine at Los Gatos B&B.
Penn Yan is located in the heart of the New York's Finger Lakes and offers visitors a wide choice of activities as well as exceptionally beautiful vistas. When staying at Los Gatos Bed and Breakfast you may want to begin your day by enjoying some of the most glorious views of the Benton Valley while eating a full country style breakfast in the gazebo by the pool or in the enclosed sun room. After breakfast, a walk in the shady woods may be your choice, or perhaps a dip in the pool, or some quiet time relaxing with a book in your room or on the front porch.
Los Gatos B&B offers three rooms in the main house and two log cabins for your enjoyment. The rooms are very private- there are no shared walls so you won't be bothered by noise from other rooms. The cabins are at the edge of our woods for even more seclusion. All rooms and cabins have queen-sized beds with quilts made by local Mennonite women, private baths, hair dryers, irons, and comfortable seating for relaxation and reading. The house has central air conditioning (no noisy window units here!), and the cabins have state of the art air conditioners. We have wireless broadband Internet throughout the house and the cabins (we even have a loaner USB adapter if your laptop isn't set up for wireless!) And, of course, besides a comfortable bed, your room comes with a wonderful breakfast!
Enjoy breakfast looking toward Seneca Lake in the gazebo!
Whether we serve breakfast in the gazebo, in the sun room, or in the dining room, Breakfast is an event at Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast. Our baked goods are fresh and made from scratch. Our coffee is roasted especially for us. We make our own jams and jellies with local fruits.
Wake up to fresh ground coffee, tea, or cocoa. Sit down to our family style breakfast, which will have fruit juice, fresh fruit, a bread, a breakfast meat, and the main course. A list of some of the things we make our menu from:
- Juice- Orange, Grape (we juice Concord, Catawba, and Niagara grapes for our own blends), Raspberry blends
- Fruit- Poached Pears, Grapefruit, Fresh fruit Sorbet, seasonal local fruits
- Bread- Muffin, coffee cake, homemade English muffins, Scottish morning rolls, scones
- Meat- country style bacon, sausage patties, maple flavored link sausage
- Apple Dutch Baby- a Keuka Lake Favorite!
- Main course- Dutch Baby (apple or fruit of the season), cinnamon swirl french toast (with our unique home-made bread), Keuka Quiche, Apple Puff Pancakes, Farmer's Frittata
We can accommodate special dietary needs (e.g.: vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, allergies)- please let us know about any special needs when making your reservation.
Here are some of the local attractions and activities you can enjoy when visiting our area. Contact information is provided if links are not available.
The wineries are members of their local wine trail- the following links have maps and links to the wineries within their region.
Keuka Wine Trail
Seneca Wine Trail
New in Canandaigua- wine and food tasting and classes
New York Wine & Culinary Center
Wine Making Supplies and Grapes
5576 Route 14
Dundee, NY 14837
Fall Bright, The Winemaker's Shoppe
Wine Country Tours
Grapevine Country Tours
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
The Quilt Room
MacKenzie-Childs (about 45 miles but worth the ride)
The Wizards of Clay
Oak Hill Bulk Foods
Weaver View Farms Amish Country Store
This area is a candy store for gardeners- from the dozens of Mennonite greenhouses to nationally renown iris hybridizer Dana Borglum's gardens, there are bargains galore!
Borglum's Iris Gardens
Grace Gardens Daylilies
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Spring and early summer are the best time for bedding plants and hanging planters at the auction. Terrific bargains can be found, especially if you have a large planting project.
Glenn Curtiss Aviation
Corning Museum of Glass
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Women's Rights National Historical Park
National Women's Hall of Fame
Boat Tours/Dinner Cruises
Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises
The Esperanza Rose
Corn Hill Navigation Erie Canal Cruises
Water To Wine Tours Visit wineries by boat!
Reagan's Canoe and Kayak Livery
Canal Side Kayaking
Basin Park Marina
The Essenhaus (formerly Miller's Essenhaus) is now closed
Holly's Red Rooster is now Timmy G's
Red Newt Bistro
Casa de Pasta
Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine
The Switzerland Inn
The Lakeside Restaurant
flxlunch.com- for local lunch ideas
Red Jacket and Indian Pines Parks, Penn Yan
Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
(Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing)
Keuka Lake State Park
Watkins Glen State Park
The Finger Lakes Trail
Black Rock Speedway, Dundee
Watkins Glen International
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Cornell University (Go Big Red!)
Finger Lakes Community College
Famous Brands Outlet
Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall
Local Chambers of Commerce
Yates County Chamber of Commerce
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce