Mike & Joan are a very friendly and hospitable couple. Their dog Rosie is adorable. Through the Grapevine B&B is a very comfortable and beautifully decorated home. We enjoyed our conversations with Mike and Joan on the back patio and the front porch. Their gourmet breakfasts our incredibly delicious, it's definitely a team effort. My husband and I are past guests. We had the B&B to ourselves on 6/28/17 & 6/29/17 and enjoyed staying again in the cozy and lovely Seneca room. This time we picked a package, since I was celebrating my birthday. I received a vase filled with a 1/2 dozen of lovely colored roses, a chocolate cake...my choice, a lovely birthday card and a gift certificate to a restaurant of my choice, they were all wonderful. In the evening, we always enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. The B&B is located in the quaint neighborhood village and downtown is within walking distance. We will be back again. George & Joanne
I stayed at this absolutely FIRST CLASS B&B in January 2017. I was pampered and felt very much at home: Rossana and Andrew are the best hosts I have ever met in my international travels over the last 40 years. I will definitively stay here again when in Geneva and I do recommend the Rose Petal Inn to all your readers.
The room was spotless, beautiful, and quite spacious. Breakfast was excellent and Belinda was courteous and professional, yet personable. We loved the history of the property. Absolutely no complaints and I am usually quite critical. We would definitely come back.
We echo all the other excellent comments posted here. We went to the Finger Lakes to celebrate my 50th birthday and it couldn't have been a better trip. Joan & Michael were so thoughtful and accommodating, their home was beautiful and the breakfasts rivaled anything you might find in a 5-star restaurant. I'm gluten-free and Joan fed me much better than I feed myself! We made good use of the hot tub and enjoyed the treats available to guests (coffee, chocolates, snacks). Our room was lovely and the location was convenient to multiple attractions (which were listed in a visitor's guide left in each room). It was my first trip to the Finger Lakes but it won't be my last, and I'll look forward to staying here again.
We recently booked a vacation to the Finger Lakes area to relax and unwind. We stayed at the Rose Petal Inn near Seneca Lake. From the moment we arrived, we were completely comfortable and relaxed. Our hosts, Rossana and Andrew, gave us a tour and the rules of the house. All the guest rooms are spacious and charming. Our room, the Adelina, was directly above the kitchen. Despite our best efforts to sleep in, we were greeted each day with the amazing aroma of Chef Andrew's cooking! And the food was out of this world! Chef Andrew is a former firefighter/firehouse chef who plays short order cook in the morning, preparing any number of delightful treats at your request. The Breakfast Nirvana, Breakfast Crepes, Omelettes, Waffles, so many scrumptious choices! We were there 6 nights and didn't get to try them all. And our goal of doing nothing was foiled by all the fun activities in the area! Wine and cheese tasting, outdoor activities including architectural walking tours, hiking, jogging by the lake, boating on the lake, and so many museums nearby! The Corning glass museum was outstanding and ladies you must go to Seneca Falls - Home of the Women's Suffrage movement. I can't say enough good things here. Must come back to The Rose Petal Inn. Truly Old world hospitality with modern conveniences.
One of the best B&Bs I've ever stayed in. My husband and I enjoyed a beautifully decorated and warm bedroom for several nights, all without complaint. Mike and Joan have run this B&B for years and it shows. Their attention to detail is impressive. My husband mentioned while booking we were coming up for our anniversary and we were greeted with a thoughtful card and chocolate covered strawberries! And the breakfasts...ugh, SO GOOD! I'm gluten-free but didn't miss a thing. Blueberry muffins, french toast, cranberry scones. Each breakfast was three courses so don't plan on eating much for lunch. Their home roasted coffee was great too. I can't say enough good things about our stay and we'll definitely be back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rose Petal Inn. The hosts Rossana and Chef Andrew were so hospitable, we felt as if we were staying with relatives. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was fresh and well prepared by Chef Andrew. We had several dishes to choose from for breakfast, there was organic coffee prepared in a french press with several courses. We also enjoyed the tapas style dinner which was top notch, as well as the desserts prepared by Rossana's daughter. The location is very convenient to downtown Geneva which has several bars, restaurants and shops. It is also very convenient to many wineries along Seneca Lake and about 45 minutes from Watkins Glen. We were very comfortable during our stay and we can't wait to return with friends!
Recently, my husband and I spent three nights at The Rose Petal Inn. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed very warmly by the owners, Andrew and Rossana. They are so friendly, helpful, and make you feel right at home. The inn is beautifully decorated and meticulously clean. Our room, The Mirella, was comfortable with a spacious bathroom. The breakfasts were excellent. Everything was fresh and well prepared by Chef Andrew and the hosts' daughter Marina who is a baking and pastry chef. There were several dishes to choose from such as delicious crepes, croissants and waffles with a variety of options for each dish. The daily fresh fruit cup with mascarpone topping and served in elegant glassware was also a welcome treat. We hope to be back again some day . Anita and Neil, Ottawa, Canada
The Rose Petal Inn is a real gem! The hosts, Rosanna and Andrew, have created a charming setting-- complete with a lovely front porch for relaxing! The rooms are large and comfortable, each with a nicely-sized modern bathroom. The food was amazing! Fresh. local produce. Outstanding crepes, omelets, and don't pass up the waffle sandwich--it does live up to its name of Breakfast Nirvana! We also understand they sometimes offer tapas in the evening and we are already planning our next trip to include sampling those! We felt very welcomed and comfortable during our stay and we will definitely be returning!
I could keep this very short and simply write "DITTO" to what was already written, but I'm compelled to write a little more. My husband made the arrangements to celebrate my birthday at Rose Petal Inn. It was fantastic. We had the 7 course Tapas meal and the 8th course was a birthday cake created by Rosanna's daughter (dark chocolate with strawberries), which was simply the best - ever. Besides the inn being a very nice place to stay, the location is excellent as well and we enjoyed a nice walk downtown and along the lake. Breakfast was gourmet and wrapped up our stay nicely! Andrew & Rosanna are friendly and so much fun to visit with.
My friends stayed two night and I stayed one. The room was large and comfortable with a large bathroom attached. The hosts were lovely and the food was great - as good as some of the best restaurants I've ever been to.
The hospitality I received at the Rose Petal Inn was relaxing and stimulating at the same time. The food and company were superb. The room was just what I needed for some down time. A most beautiful part of upstate New York. Mary B., Syracuse,NY.
We came from California, as I wanted to show my wife The Finger Lakes and part of Canada. Our first stop was in Geneva, NY and we stayed at the Rose Petal Inn. We were welcomed very warmly by Andrew and Rossana. We loved our room, the Josephina and spent 3 beautiful days in Geneva, NY. The breakfasts were amazing, and what we liked about it was the fact that we had several choices, and between Chef Andrew and Chef Marina (their daughter who is a baking and pastry Chef), we were royally treated. We did their Tapas dinner as well, and we ate like kings! Once of the things my wife appreciated the most was their cleanliness. The place is spotless! We will be back for sure! Kevin and Lauren, California
Unforgettable, outstanding in every regard. Over the years, my wife and I have stayed in many B&Bs as well as fine hotels in the several countries, but the Rose Petal Inn offers far and away the best dining experience at such reasonable prices. Andrew and Rossana Shanklin, with their combined 60 yrs. of culinary experience, have created a meticulously clean, vignette of epicurean perfection complete with fine china, cut crystal, hand painted goblets, silk and satin table linens, and a gourmet menu that will make you think about never going home. Andrew is a published Chef and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu with the talent and heartfelt passion for combining fresh local organic produce and prime cuts of meat with herbs & spices from their private garden to create new masterpieces with each meal. Optional dinners include fresh local vegetables, his signature sauces, slow-cooked pork ribs so delicious we could have made a meal of them entirely. Andrew is also a Sommelier but he is not one to emphasize this or to rest upon his laurels. His emphasis is all about presenting a level of quality and flavor that will refresh your senses and stimulate your palate. The second night we treated ourselves to a very affordable Tapas style dinner: 7 courses of Andrew’s latest recipes served with creative mastery—a sensory fantasia. Rossana's Daughter, Marina is a Bakery Chef. She starts her day preparing breakfast confections… then she breaks into her creative stride. The result is nothing short of spectacular. Blueberry curd jam on Belgian waffles, mascarpone over fresh fruit with a hint of mint, pineapple cheesecake, red velvet muffins with a special cream cheese frosting… Together, Andrew, Rossana, and Marina offer a rare glimpse of a European family style B&B complete with golden age china, a charming and intelligent hostess, and an outstanding menu with unmatched hospitality and reminiscences of her family heritage in four languages. We can’t wait to go back.
This bed and breakfast is amazing. It is difficult to decide which is better, the hosts, the rooms, the hot tub, or their amazing, homemade breakfasts. I have stayed here many times, including one special occasion with my parents and grandparents. My grandparents still talk about their stay over a year later, they enjoyed it so much. I would never stay anywhere else. The hosts make me feel like I am at home. Their dog Harley was the sweetest, making it feel even more like home. The rates are so reasonable compared to other hotels and bed and breakfasts. Joan uses her own herbs when cooking breakfast from her plants and Mike brews his own coffee each morning. The smells that you enjoy while Joan is baking and cooking are to die for. I really could go on and on about how wonderful they are. Stay at the Grapevine and see for yourself! You will not be disappointed.
We have stayed here many times and have even rented out the whole B and B for graduation and always had a blast. The home is beautiful, Jen and Di go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time. The location is perfect, close to Hobart and William Smith, dining, wineries with a wonderful porch, deck and view of Seneca Lake. Whenever we stay we are treated like freinds of the family and cannot wait for our next visit.
I planned a weekend getaway from NYC to upstate New York just after Valentine's Day for my girlfriend and me. We needed to get away from all of our business for a few days, and a trip to the Finger Lakes region was recommended. While my girlfriend is an actress and pretty outgoing, we were still both a little shy about meeting and eating with strangers. But at Bragdon House, we felt like we were at home. Diana and Jennifer made us feel instantly welcome, and nothing about them was superficial. They were energetic, entertaining, and genuinely loving and caring. I'm not a morning person, but I don't think I've ever laughed so hard before noon in my life! Diana also escorted us on six-hour tour of the wineries around Seneca Lake. We had such a great time spending the day with her, getting to know her, and we felt like we were with another member of our family.
We stayed at the Maxwell Creek Inn over the past weekend while visiting my grandmother in a nearby nursing home. We truly enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was amazing and I even tried something new. While there we were the only guests staying at the time so it was very quite. The room we chose was more due to size as we were traveling with our 18 month old daughter and it was truly huge. We did peek in a room on a lower floor that was empty and even though smaller was still quite large. I am not sure there truly is a small room in the whole place. The inn and the grounds are very well kept and the fall view was absolutely beautiful. We look forward to staying there again in the future.
This is our first time at a bed and breakfast and could not ask for any better experience. Our hostess Belinda was so warm and friendly and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast. The grounds and room was very pretty and comfortable. It was not a good occasion we were staying but it helped to forget why we were in the area and would come back for another visit again. Thank you so much Belinda for your hospitality.
This is our 4th stay at Maxwell Creek. There are many other choices in the area, but this place is superior to the others. The hostess / owner, Belinda, is a friendly, outgoing, and fabulous cook, & makes us feel like family each time. Also, the environment is quiet, restful, and beautiful.
Our visit with Joan and Mike, can't leave Harley out, was just wonderful. The attention to detail makes this B and B stand out among all others we have visited. The breakfasts are absolutely mouthwatering. Each day is a new adventure in culinary delight. Thanks for a lovely stay. Sue and Larry
We spent 4 nights with Joan and Mike in July 2012 and it was wonderful. The B&B exceeded our expectations in every way. The room was imacculate with a comfortable mattress. The breakfasts were each unique and every dish was amazing. We have stayed in numerous B&B's but never one as nice as Through The Grapevine. We also loved the Finger Lakes and all that the region has to offer.
Mike greeted us at the door, with a smile and handshake. Their home is very elegant, beautiful & welcoming. Mike & Joan are wonderful cooks, the breakfast was devine..we stayed 2nights, I wish it could havebeen more. Harley was so sweet....we wanted to take him home. When in the area, we'll return for sure..Len & Jill
We have no complaints about our stay! Great service, paying attention to the little details. Most comfortable bed, great hot tub, and delicious breakfast. We will be recommending the BnB to friends and family!