Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast

16 Elm Street, Trumansburg, New York 14886
Innkeeper(s): Brent and Jet Forker & David Kuranda
  • Introduction

    Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast - Trumansburg, New YorkThe perfect luxury setting for relaxation, romance, intimate celebration and a tranquil retreat from everyday life. This historic circa 1921 Federal/Colonial Revival Mansion was designed by noted Ithaca, New York architect Clinton L. Vivian, who designed the house for William Pierson Biggs, a widely known Trumansburg, New York hardware merchant. Set on almost 4 acres you'll enjoy the quiet solitude Juniper Hill has to offer, and yet just a short walk into town.

    The main floor of our Bed & Breakfast serves as a common relaxation and socializing area for guests, as well as display space for The Art Gallery at Juniper Hill. The Gallery concentrates on American Impressionist Fine Art of the early 20th century, reflective of the era of construction of the mansion and all paintings on display are available for sale.

    Gift Certificates are available in any denomination, with no expiration date, mailed to you or the recipient, with a thank you note and brochure.

  • 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 Brent and Jet Forker & David Kuranda for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are close to everything. Hiking, wineries at Seneca and Cayuga lakes, Grassroots festival, (you can walk), 10 miles to Ithaca and Cornell and Ithaca colleges.

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

    Our mansion is right in the middle of 4 acres, so it is very private and peaceful, but a short walk to downtown and restaurants, shops, pubs, and a great 18 hole golf course.

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

    We are near everything; 2 of the largest Finger Lakes, award winning wineries, and close to Ithaca and the colleges.

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

    The rooms look much better in person than in the pictures.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Taughannock Falls right in Trumansburg is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls.

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

    Visit Taughannock Falls and then do the great hike there. Hike the Gorge trail at Watkins Glen, then enjoy shopping and lunch in there great little town. Wine tasting at Cayuga, and Seneca Lakes wineries, Walk around the Ithaca Commons, and have a great lunch or dinner, check out the shops. One day head over to the Corning Museum of Glass, or the Johnson Museum at Cornell, then walk the Cornell Plantations. Spend the day in Canandaigua, and visit the Wine and Culinary Center, and don't miss the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, also the Ontario Antique mall right up the road with over 1000 dealers. A day trip to Aurora and have lunch at the Aurora Inn then head over to Mackenzie Childs for a tour, and a little shopping, wine tasting on the other side of Cayuga lake on the way home is also nice.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    18 hole golf course, the Grassroots festival, restaurants, great shops, book store, candy shop, 2 pubs, even a florist, and liquor store

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Hazelnut Kitchen is by far, the best restaurant I have enjoyed since moving to this area, and you can walk to it from the Inn.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Everything you need at, also the activities page on my website, has links to everything here and more.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 5 rooms; in high season one room is a 2 bedroom suite.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets. We have a friendly golden doodle, Cody, to share with our guests. There are a few nice kennels in the Ithaca area.

  • Amenities

    Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast-Full Gourmet BreakfastAmenities include:

    • Private baths
    • Cable TV, some with flat screen, DVD's and movie library
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Fax machine availability
    • Luxury Linens
    • Luxury pillow top mattresses
    • Plush robes and slippers
    • In-room safes
    • Individually remote controlled air conditioning
    • Ice buckets with wine glasses/corkscrew
    • In-room refrigerator with complimentary beverages

    Just outside your guestroom door we offer you early bird coffee/tea/cocoa, along with offerings such as fresh fruit and homemade granola breakfast cookies, for the early riser starting at 8 am.

    Juniper Hill B&B serves a full gourmet breakfast each morning between 9 - 10 am in our formal dining room with fireplace or large, sunny enclosed three-season porch, weather permitting. Breakfast at Juniper Hill is always plentiful and imaginative. Our three-course breakfast features a combination of fruit, sweet, and a hot savory main course. Please notify Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast ahead of time about alternate serving times and dietary requirements. Your needs will be accommodated to the best of our abilities.

    Relax by the fire in the spacious living room, play games or read in the library, and savor breakfast in the sunny formal dining room. The center hall offers a dramatic staircase.

    Juniper Hill's bedrooms are all freshly renovated. The rooms feature hardwood floors, oriental carpets, rich fabrics, turn of the century decor and original period art. Each has king or queen-sized beds dressed in fine linens and private baths with spa inspired amenities.