The Inn at Gothic Eves

112 East Main Street P.o. Box 95, Trumansburg, New York 14886
Innkeeper(s): Rose Hilbert

Cayuga Lakes Inn Celebrates 20 Yrs with New Spa, $20 Deals. 11 Dec 2014, 5:00 am

 What a success! The Inn at Gothic Eves celebrated the grand opening of its new Spa in November and we were thrilled with the turnout. Not just for those checking out our fabulous new digs, but for all those who brought warm hats and gloves for the Christmas Bureau to share with those in need this winter. Donations were also taken to help make the holidays a bit merrier for those less fortunate.

The new Spa at Gothic Eves is open to the public, as well as guests, and offers therapeutic spa treatments plus a soothing outdoor hot tub.

Now we’d like to say “thank you” to all the guests of the Inn at Gothic Eves and to those in the community who have supported us for these past 20 years with soothing savings, just in time for the holidays.
Buy a gift certificate for a Swedish massage, regularly $95, for just $75, a $20 savings, one dollar for each year of our Inn’s business.

Or buy a gift certificate for a stay at the Inn at Gothic Eves and receive $20 off for each $100 spent.

Note to all Santa’s: these would make cheery holiday gifts for anyone you want to pamper!

Purchases for both offers must be made by December 31, 2014 and can be used in 2015. If you have questions or to purchase your gift certificates, call Rose at 800-387-7712 or 607-387-6033. Be sure to mention the 20-year birthday to receive your discount.

Finger Lakes Inn Puts Environment in Focus. 27 Nov 2014, 5:00 am

At the Inn at Gothic Eves, we not only strive to give our guests a comfortable environment, we work to help the environment too. Every little bit makes a big difference.

That delicious cup of coffee you enjoy each morning comes from Gimme! Coffee, roasters who
also have three stores in Ithaca. Winner of Roast Magazine’s 2013 Roaster of the Year Award, Gimme! is well-known for its quality, innovation and sustainable business practices.

What we love about the company is that it seeks out suppliers throughout the world, paying better than fair-trade prices so the farmers can sustain a good living. Many of the beans come from farmers who have kept the mature forests in place, making the beans better tasting and preserving the trees. In addition, Gimme! Coffee follows a composting program in their cafes and works to maintain sustainability practices throughout the company.

And they also make delicious coffees. Inspired by craft beers, fine wines or the beans themselves, the roasters fine-tune and blend coffees for balanced and rich flavor. The blend we use at the Inn at Gothic Eves is called Fractivist. It not only makes a delicious cup of coffee, it also supports a worthy cause. (Guests can order the coffee through the Gimme! Coffee company’s website).

With the drilling method called fracking, precious water needed for farms, families—and coffee—is at risk. The process uses a mixture of water, sand and chemicals to crack rock and release natural gas. When accidents and leaks occur, rivers, streams and drinking water become polluted. Gimme! aims to help by contributing a portion of proceeds from every bag of Fractivist blend to support the anti-fracking movement in the region. So do we, with every cup of coffee we serve.

At the Inn at Gothic Eves, we’re making a difference by saying no to fracking, and yes to solar!  Look around outside the Inn a and you’ll see we now have 99 solar panels to supply electricity. It’s all part of a movement by local residents and a not-for-profit group to solarize Tompkins county. Because our apples trees gave their life for the panels, we have renamed our last batch of delicious homemade apple butter, “solar butter.”

Do come visit and get a first hand taste, and view, of how we’re helping make our world a little better.

Festive events make holidays in the Finger Lakes very merry. 13 Nov 2014, 5:00 am

The holidays bring lots of merry events to the winter beauty of the Cayuga Lakes area. The Inn at Gothic Eves makes an ideal base for enjoying activities that offer a little something for everyone.

Kick off the festive season with Small Business Saturday. Shop in Ithaca’s many quaint stores and show support for local businesses. Then later in the day, enjoy Light Up the Holidays, a professional lighting display that puts the city all a-twinkle.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Downtown Ithaca

The Cayuga Lakes Wine Trail gets visitors into the spirit with the Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, a two-weekend event including 17 local wineries with tastings of holiday-inspired dishes and fine wines. Each ticket holder receives a wine glass, grapevine wreath and ornament from each participating winery, as well as a Shopper’s Discount Card and a recipe card from each winery.
Friday – Sunday, November 21-23, 2014, December 5-7, 2014
Advance Tickets: $40 Single, $60 Couple
Designated Driver Tickets: $35 Single, $55 Couple
Price at the Door: $45 single, $65 Couple

Foodies will want to make note of Restaurant Week in Ithaca, December 6-14, 2014. This tasty event offers diners restaurant and bar specialties, special prices, tastings and cooking classes.

On December 13, 2014 more than 20 restaurants will compete during the Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-Off & Wine and Cheese Expo. Visitors get to sample the chowders, along with Finger Lakes wines and cheeses.
12-5 p.m.
Ithaca Commons
202 E State Street, Ithaca

You can belly up to an ice bar during the Ithaca Ice War Competition, a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event that has sixteen acclaimed ice carvers competing in three competitions over two days. Bundle up for the Aprés Ski Party and watch the carving while sipping wine or beer at the outdoor bar.

If you prefer a more genteel activity, Cornell Plantations offers a Winter Garden Tour. The guided walk takes visitors through the Mullestein Winter Garden, a showcase for plants with intriguing winter characteristics. The walk takes approximately one-hour and guests are advised to dress for the weather.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Cornell Plantations
1 Plantations Road, Ithaca

And, of course, there’s holiday music! The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert highlights the talented duo and their lilting Celtic harmonies in a song-filled evening of original songs and seasonal selections from cultures around the world.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Hangar Theater
801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca

‘Tis the season to plan a stay The Inn at Gothic Eves. We’ll be all decked out for the holidays just for you!

Finger Lakes B&B touts new spa & look. 24 Oct 2014, 1:38 pm

Saturday, November 15th, 1–4pm

Tour the Inn and Spa

Complimentary Chair Massages

Discounted Massages and Packages

Spa Membership Opportunities

Donate hats, mittens, and gloves or suggested donation of $5.
Benefitting the Ulysses Christmas Bureau

One of the Finger Lakes most delightful bed and breakfasts is now even more inviting! Come take a peek at the all-new Inn at Gothic Eves during our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Tour the beautiful and spacious rooms with updated furnishings, cathedral ceilings and custom-tiled baths. Then, relax with a chair massage in our luxurious new Spa. The Spa, which has been offering services to guests since 2006, is now open to the Public as well, and offers deep-tissue massage, couples massage and two private outdoor hot tubs. Your body never had it so good!

During the event, we’ll be offering specials for future services, as well as gift certificates for the Spa and Inn.


In the spirit of the holidays, Ulysses Christmas Bureau will be taking mittens, gloves and hats or $5 donations at the door as an entrance fee to the event.

Boos, Wine, Spooky Fun Highlight October in Finger Lakes. 15 Oct 2014, 6:00 am

Here at the Inn at Gothic Eves we’re getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween, but we’re not the only ones. Come to the Cayuga Lake area during this eeriest of 2014 seasons and from the littlest monsters to grandparents, there’s an event that will trick or treat you.

Downtown Ithaca hosts its 2014 Halloween Parade on October 30 and everyone is invited to join in the fun. Walk the route and trick-or-treat in businesses along the way. Live music, hot cider and chili all add to the festiveness.
October 30, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

If you enjoy events that make your hair stand on end, sign up for the Haunted Ithaca Tour. Haunted spaces, sordid characters and ghosts that still roam the town are all part of Ithaca’s paranormal past. Learn about the chilling 1890 bobsled accident, the monster of Cayuga Lake, the oh-so creepy double grave and other stories, all of which can make for a wonderfully eerie evening.

If you prefer a sip-and-savor night to a haunting one, don your best  scare clothes and head out to the country and Americana Vineyards Winery for their 12th annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular. You might just win the costume contest! A night of dancing, made-from-scratch treats from the winery’s own Crystal Lake Café, and a tasting of Americana’s new Lemberger wine are included in the evening, which costs just $15/person.
October 25, 2014
8:00 p.m. to Midnight
4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847
Just a five-minute drive from the Inn at Gothic Eves.

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Dinner to Benefit Finger Lakes’ Healthy Food For All Cause. 30 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

Save the date! Guests at the Inn at Gothic Eves will have a special opportunity to sample a superb meal and help one of our favorite causes too. On October 5, 2014, Remembrance Farm in Trumansburg, New York, is hosting its first-ever Farm-To-Table Benefit Dinner with Agava Restaurant, featuring wines from Damiani Wine Cellars, a premier Finger Lakes winery.

Diners will be treated to an exquisite menu, but even better, they will be contributing to Healthy Food for All. This program, a partnership between local farms and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, makes fresh produce accessible to households with limited income. The program was begun in 2006 with a mission to build a community where every member has access to safe, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food. The collaborative works with local farms and suppliers and has garnered tremendous community support. The dinner will highlight local farms and suppliers, and the cooking of Agava Executive Chef Andre Jacquet.

The menu reflects local seasonal ingredients and Chef Andre’s passion for Southwestern flavors:
Duck confit with masa and pumpkin escabeche
Ceviche of Hamachi with apple-annato puree and sour orange aioli
Kale Salad with black bean hummus and assorted veggies
Roasted Root Vegetables with buffalo milk yogurt and mole poblano
Pork Carnitas Tamale with salsa verde and chicharron
Seared duck breast with mole amarillo, duck fat-refried beans and pickled fennel
Dark chocolate flan with candied smoked beets and pomegranate syrup

Wine pairings from Damiani Wine Cellars will accompany all dishes.
Music for the evening will be provided by the viol duo of Zoe Weiss and David Miller.

Dinner tickets are $75/person, all inclusive and 100% of the proceeds will subsidize CSA’s for low income families. Four tickets sold means one family will have access to a season of fresh produce. This is one of the season’s tastiest, and most rewarding, events, so you won’t want to miss it!

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm Reception, 5:30 pm Dinner
Place: Remembrance Farm, 6294 Searsburg Road, Trumansburg, New York (a 10-minute drive from the Inn at Gothic Eves) Tickets: 607-342-8845 or

Visit the Healthy Food for All website to learn more about this important initiative.

Finger Lakes Wineries Host 2014 October Events 18 Sep 2014, 6:00 am

We’re so lucky to live in this area! Not only is it beautiful, it offers a constant bounty of delicious wines and foods. In the weeks ahead, two of our noted Cayuga Lakes wineries, both just a short drive from the Inn at Gothic Eves, offer visitors wonderful opportunities to enjoy the fruits of the land while taking in the amazing views of the lake as they meander up Hwy 89.

Goose Watch Winery is uniquely nestled among groves of chestnut trees and once a year, the owners celebrate the tasty nut at their annual Chestnut Festival.





Event date this year:
October 18, 2014
12p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Goose Watch Winery
5480 New York 89
Romulus, NY 14541
just 22 minutes North of Inn at Gothic Eves by car

Live music, lawn games, wine slushies and an array of chestnut specialties will be featured. It will also be a great chance for visitors to enjoy a tour of the vineyard and stop in the tasting barn for samples of Goose Watch varietals. The winery take pride in producing wines that feature grapes not often found in our area, such as Viognier and Pinot Grigio. Visit Goose Watch Winery website for additional information.

In the same neighborhood, Knapp Winery and Vineyard is hosting a harvest Farm-to-Table dinner at their own Knapp Restaurant. The chef here works with local suppliers of fresh produce, meats and dairy—some from just across the street—to create a five-course menu that highlights fall flavors. The courses are perfectly paired with wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars.



The event will be held:
October 18, 2014
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Knapp Winery
2770 Ernsberger Rd
Romulus, NY 14541
800-869-9271 for reservations
just 25 minutes North of Inn at Gothic Eves by car
Additional information and directions can be found on the Knapp Winery and Vineyard website.

Come early and take in the vineyard’s beautiful setting, which features rows of vines next to fields of corn and wheat that reach down to the lake.

Bellwether Hard Cider is a gem on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail 4 Sep 2014, 6:00 am

When Cheryl and Bill Barton began Bellwether Hard Cider in 1999, they had no idea they were on the cusp of a booming industry. Today hard cider is hot, and Bellwether is flourishing with about 10 cider varieties, ranging from very dry to semi-sweet.

vineyards and lake @ Bellwether

Hard cider, which is fermented apple juice, was all the rage back in the early days of the Republic−John Adams is said to have downed a tankard daily with his breakfast! Now thanks to companies like Bellwether, it’s back in popularity.

 A visit to Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars (the name changed when they started making wines in 2013) is an ideal outing on an autumn day in the Finger Lakes.  Settle in on their patio for a picnic or sample ciders in the company’s tasting room. Selections to try include traditional still ciders such as Liberty Spy, a nice balance of semi sweet and semi dry as well as sparkling ciders such as the Lord Scudmore, a brut champagne-style drink. Bellwether also offers sparklers blended with cherries and black currants too. Delicious!

 Bellwether wines are a relatively new addition to the lineup. Tastings of these wines made from grapes known to thrive on the glacial slopes of the Finger Lakes, three Rieslings and a Pinot Noir, are also available.

Bellwether Wine Cellars

Be sure to check out the label, sporting a cute sheep, a tribute to the company name. In the sheep world, Bellwether is what the leader of the flock is called.  Seems a perfect name for a leader of the New York cider world!

Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars is located just north of Trumansburg on the west side of Cayuga Lake, two miles from the Inn at Gothic Eves.  Tours, tasting room and gift shop are open year-round.

November –March: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-6:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
April – October: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:00pm Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
July and August: open till 7:00 p.m.

Visit Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars website or call 607-387-9464 or 888-862-4337 for more information.

Raspberry Season in the Finger Lakes Region 1 Aug 2014, 2:06 pm

New York’s Finger Lakes Region is an area of the country with a temperate environment in the summer and rich, fertile soil. These conditions are not only perfect for our iconic vineyards, but also for many fruit-bearing plants, both in the wild and on often-organic farms.

No that August has arrived, you’ll find a variety of colored highlights during hikes, and on organized farms. It’s raspberry season here in New York!

If you’re interested in taking some of our natural bounty home with you after a bed and breakfast getaway here at the Inn at Gothic Eves, we have two nearby “U-Pick” farms that offer raspberries. If you don’t intend to eat them all while here, get them late in your trip so they don’t spoil before you get home!

Indian Creek Orchard
1408 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
This charming farm is open “sunrise to sunset” every day, offering true flexibility for planning purposes. They offer picking supplies at the farm stand (boxes, trays, etc. for raspberries… other supplies for different fruits). There are farm dogs on the premesis… two of the five are friendly – the friendly pup will likely approach you for attention! While the farm does have raspberries, they have an ABUNDANCE of other crops ripening at many times throughout the year! So if you want apples and vegetables in the fall or Strawberries in early summer, this is a great place to visit.

Cassim Farms
3581 Yost Road
Waterloo, NY 13165
This family-operated business is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays during the growing and harvesting seasons. Although their website touts strawberries, raspberries are available here as well. Their gift shop offers baked goods, crafts, and handcrafts from area artisans.


Hosmer Winery in Ovid NY Receives Reisling Honors 14 Jul 2014, 9:09 pm

Just this week, Finger Lakes vintner Hosmer Winery announced that their 2012 Single Wheel Riesling has received yet another win: the 2014 International East Meets West Wine Challenge Double Gold award!

While Hosmer has been growing grapes since 1970 for sale to other wineries, it wasn’t until 1985 that Cameron and Maren Hosmer decided to begin producing their own wines. Since then the winery has enjoyed growing recognition for its products, with the Double Gold being the latest in a long line of honors.

Held this past February 19-20, the International East Meets West Wine Challenge was held in Sonoma County, CA, the event pits the winners from both the West Coast Wine Competition and the East Coast Wine Competition against each other until winners are found. This year’s competition awarded 25 Double Gold awards, with Hosmer’s Riesling entrant taking one of these coveted honors.

This Double Gold is just the latest in a growing list of awards given to the 2012 Single Wheel Riesling. Since its release in December, the vintage has already won including a score of 87 from Wine Spectacular, Silver in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, and Silver in the New York State Fair Wine Competition! We imagine that this is just the beginning…

The young Reisling has been described as having a “razor sharp” aroma and lively and refreshing taste profile. And if you know Reislings, these are words that every winery tries to earn for theirs!

Interested in trying Hosmer Winery’s Single Wheel Riesling (or any of their other award-winning wines) for yourself during your bed and breakfast stay here in Trumansburg? Hosmer Winery is located less than 16 miles north of The Inn at Gothic Eves on the shore of Cayuga Lake in Ovid, NY. Hosmer Winery is open for sales and tastings 7 days a week except on major holidays.

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