Halsey House Bed and Breakfast
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The Halsey House Bed & Breakfast, built in 1829 by Nicholl Halsey, is a Federal style farmhouse located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Noted for stunning scenery, expansive lakes, gorges, waterfalls and scenic wine trails, there is always something to do and see.
The house is rich with history and retains its original wide-planked floors, flame-grained doors, wonderful moldings, and windows. High ceilings and numerous large windows give a bright spacious atmosphere. The first floor in the main part of the house has a game room/library, a main parlor and a dining room, all for guest's use. The guestrooms are located on the second floor adjacent to a wonderful sunlit seating area for reading, relaxing or conversing.
A two-mile hike or drive brings you to Taughannock Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. Two more miles east and you are standing on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Stretching 40 miles and 435 feet deep it is the largest of the Finger Lakes. The many activities on the lake include boating, skiing, fishing, swimming, sailing and jet skiing. Land activities include the Cayuga Wine Trail, bicycle tours, hiking trails, three nearby golf courses and 12 parks within a 20-mile radius. Due to the abundance of natural areas, most remain uncrowded even on the busiest of holiday weekends.
Ithaca, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, is twelve minutes south. There you will find numerous restaurants, shops, parks, waterfalls, trails, museums, and the Hangar Theatre. Watkins Glen and the Corning Glass Works are nearby. Niagara Falls makes a wonderful day trip.
Meet The Innkeepers
KC and Mitch Clarke moved from Littleton, Colorado in late 2002. For both, a love of the water, natural wooded countryside and a desire to live a more simple life made Trumansburg the perfect choice. KC and Mitch share a love for scuba diving, boating and their parrots. Mitch enjoys hockey, skiing, woodworking and finding that perfect piece of chocolate cake. KC's hobbies include cooking, quilting, riding roller coasters and an early morning cappuccino.