A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast

178 North Main Street, Spencer, New York 14883
Innkeeper(s): Bea & Sterling Fulmer
 
  • Introduction

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast - Spencer, New York

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet, romantic, rural setting, 15 minutes from Ithaca, NY and 30 minutes from Watkins Glen, NY, close to many events, sites, and wonderful restaurants that this area has to offer. We are located within walking distance of the new Hollybrook Country Club, which is open to the public. We are a short distance to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Corning Museum of Glass and four New York State Parks surrounded by wineries, antique shops, and cross country skiing and bicycle trails. Our location is bicycle friendly too! We specialize in daily self-tour planning. We'll help you to see the sites: the best wineries, restaurants, antique shops, parks, waterfalls and hiking areas! (Or contact Mark at Summit to Stream Tours to choose from a variety of winery and outdoor tours.) We even have a new driving range about 1 mile away from our B&B, open from sunup to sundown - bring your own clubs!

     

    Enjoy a scrumptious country-style breakfast (You won't need lunch!) in the country atmosphere of our farmhouse, built in 1840 in the Italianate style. Breakfast will be served to meet your morning schedule. Our spotless rooms have private baths and attractive furnishings. We are open all year, air conditioned, with a television in each room. A hot tub is available for all guests lodging with us. Golfing is within walking distance. We now have wireless Internet for our guests.

     

     

    Area maps are furnished for self-guided tours in order to help our guests see the most important sites, such as Taughannock Falls, which is higher than Niagara Falls, and Watkins Glen with its famous gorge. Enjoy Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake Wine Trails and dine at the best area restaurants. The new Tioga Downs racetrack with harness racing and video gaming is a short drive from our B&B. Open every day, racing continues until mid-September, and the casino is open all year. For the sports enthusiast we can offer suggestions on where to hike, swim, photograph waterfalls, and bike. Cross country ski trails begin right off our back porch! We have some of the best hunting and fishing in the country.

  • 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 Sterling & Bea Fulmer for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers come here for the State Parks, and our 25 years of important information/suggestions.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our location (between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes), and our expertise of the area to assist guests with our own home-made maps, suggestions, travel routes with “stuff” on them to see and do.

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

    Visiting for the area – and near Ithaca/Watkins Glen.

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

    A woman doctor once told us how wonderful it was to have such a clean room that she didn’t have to worry about finding hair in the bathroom sink or shower, and that the breakfasts were discussed with her before the morning’s servings.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are in the country, and close to Ithaca or Watkins Glen. Our property has 2 hot tubs for our guests.

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

    Visiting Corning Glass, our “Watkins Glen/Winery Tour” that we have. Go to Ithaca and it’s parks/hiking trails, and a trip to Skaneateles. Most of our guests come from the East – through Owego and we urge them to stop in the Market Place on the way home.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Our Village with a pond park trail, trails in the near hills and flat valley, and a golf course. 

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Favorite Restaurant – DaVincis.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The info can be found on our website. www.sliceofhome.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Four rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We will tell our guests about our great nearby “doggie motel. 

     

  • Location

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet, romantic, rural setting, 15 minutes from Ithaca and 30 minutes from Watkins Glen, in Upstate New York - perfect for a sightseeing family vacation or a romantic getaway in the Finger Lakes.

     
    We are centrally located to the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, museums, wonderful restaurants, shopping, hiking, biking and all that this area has to offer. 
     
    We are located within walking distance of the new Hollybrook Country Club, with banquet hall. Hollybrook is a wonderful 18 hole course that is open to the public.  We even have a new driving range nearby. What a perfect location a slice of Home offers!
     
    We are a short distance to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Corning Museum of Glass and four New York State Parks surrounded by wineries, antique shops, and cross country skiing, hiking and bicycle trails. Our location is bicycle friendly too!
     
    We specialize in daily self-tour planning. We'll help you to see the sites: the best wineries, restaurants, antique shops, parks, waterfalls and hiking areas!
  • Sights

    We provide area maps for self-guided tours in order to help our guests see the most important sites, such as Taughannock Falls (which is higher than Niagara Falls), and Watkins Glen with its famous gorge. Enjoy Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake Wine Trails and dine at excellent area restaurants.
     
    For group touring the wineries, we suggest that you enjoy the service and safety of a limo tour:
    Finger Lakes Tours or Right Limo
     
    The new Tioga Downs racetrack with harness racing and video gaming is a short drive from our B&B. Open every day, racing continues until mid-September, and the casino is open all year. For the sports enthusiast we can offer suggestions on where to hike, swim, photograph waterfalls and bike. Cross country ski trails begin right off our back porch! We have some of the best hunting and fishing in the country.
  • Links to Local Sites of Interest