A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast

178 North Main Street, Spencer, New York 14883
Innkeeper(s): Laurie Littleford
  • Introduction

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet, romantic, rural setting, of Spencer, 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.

    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. My spotless rooms have private baths and attractive furnishings. I am open all year, air conditioned, with a television in each room. There are 2 hot tubs available for all guests lodging with us.

    There is now wireless Internet for guests.

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


  • Insider Info

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

    Like the country setting, away from the hustle and bustle.

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

    A great healthy breakfast. It is a home away from home. The view.

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

    The view, parks, wine.

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

    Extremely clean, and friendly.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Still figuring that out.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Park, ice cream shop, small restaurant.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?


    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Finger Lakes

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, in cottage and annex. There is also a good boarding place down the road.

  • Location

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast - Spencer, New York, signIt is centrally located to the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, museums, wonderful restaurants, shopping, hiking, biking and all that this area has to offer. 

    It is 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.  There is even a new driving range nearby. What a perfect location a slice of Home offers!

    It is 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, snowmobiling (groomed trails), hiking and bicycle trails. The location is bicycle friendly too!

    I specialize in daily self-tour planning. I'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.) There is even a new driving range about 1 mile away from our B&B, open from sunup to sundown - bring your own clubs!

  • Sights

    A Slice of Home Bed and Breakfast - Spencer, New York, forestI 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, I 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 I can offer suggestions on where to hike, swim, photograph waterfalls and bike. Cross country ski trails begin right off our back porch! The area has some of the best hunting and fishing in the country.

  • Links to Local Sites of Interest

    I am located in Upstate New York, only 20 minutes from Ithaca, home of Cornell and Ithaca College - and if you want to see what events are taking place in Ithaca - or just to find out more about Ithaca - visit the following sites, visit our website for links.

    • The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
    • Cornell University
    • Ithaca College
    • Summit to Stream Tours - winery & outdoor tours
    • New York State Parks
    • Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
    • Seneca Lake Wine Trail
    • Finger Lakes Wine Trail
    • Corning Museum of Glass
    • Finger Lakes Travel Guide
    • Hollybrook Country Club
    • Tioga County Visitor's Bureau
    • Tioga Downs Gaming, Racing & Entertainment
    • Ithaca Events Web Site
    • Ithaca's Discovery Trail
    • The Ithaca Downtown Partnership
    • Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce