“Beautiful Inn, Fabulous Location, Gourmet Breakfasts, Superb Innkeepers”
“Everything but the kitchen sink.”
Our stay in September in the Robert Todd’s Bedroom was just as described. The bed and bath (shower small) were very clean and well appointed. The room was very large with good lighting for nighttime reading in bed. New windows had recently been added so our window unit was not in place, instead we had a window fan. Unfortunately, the weather turned 90 degrees in the day so we were not as comfortable as we would have liked. The chairs overlooking the lake (limited view with trees) was a great way to relax before dinner. Our host, Susan was very gracious, however, Marc was out of town on business. Susan had hosted a brunch for a group of ladies who visited her gift shop. The open kitchen became a stacking place for dishes for every meal for three days plus her compost. Needless to say, we hit the road for breakfast (found Toby’s in Watkins Glen). The town’s people all seemed to have good things to say about the Inn. Brenda
petlady1, Rhode Island
We had actually booked Top O’ The Lake, based on reviews here, on July 30th for an October stay. After we called them a week before our trip to confirm, they discovered they had screwed up and overbooked! Despite the fact that they agreed that we were the first party to book those dates, the innkeeper decided we were the ones who would be turned away. But, she did find us a room at the Merritt Hill Manor. This turned out to be a stroke of wonderful fortune. This lovely inn, while a few minutes away from Penn Yan center (which rolls up its sidewalks at 6PM anyway) has an amazing view of Keuka Lake from its hilltop location. The innkeepers, Mark and Susan, could not be more welcoming to their exquisitely decorated and scrupulously clean home. Unlike at many other B&Bs, guests are welcomed into the enormous kitchen to chat with the hosts and other guests while breakfast is being prepared to be served in the dining room. And, what a breakfast! Fruits, assorted juices, always a wonderful hot entree plus a sweet baked good, and more. Delicious and always way too much food! And recipes are happily shared, when requested. Oh, and when we first arrived, they asked about our food preferences and whether we had any food allergies, which was nice. The 5 guest rooms are all different, but are all beautiful (we peeked). Not a lot of kitsch, just exquisite taste. Rates are comparable to or less than other B&Bs in the area. We were not surprised to learn that almost everyone we met there had stayed before. We expect to be repeat customers, too! You cannot do better than this!