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Benjamin Porter House

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Dining (3)


A true Skaneateles bed & breakfast, the Benjamin Porter House is located in the heart of Skaneateles, a short walk from the lake, shopping, restaurants, and all the charms a small village has to offer. The home is surrounded tall maple trees, a stream that meanders around the property and a pond. A brick patio and fountain with a view of the large lawn and manicured gardens offer tranquility and beauty.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
15Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1Room tip
Traveller rating
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This B&B is steps away from all of what Skaneateles has to offer. My wife and I stayed here overnight because we were attending a musical in Aubrun at the Merry-go-round playhouse (15 minutes away). We roomed in the Master Suite on the second floor which was nicely appointed
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We were lucky to get a last-minute room, and it was one of the highlights of our whole trip. The house and the room are stunning, with a strong personality. The owner is extraordinarily welcoming, and we got a great great breakfast. If you are an art lover it's even better!!!
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Response from BenjaminPorterHouse, Owner at Benjamin Porter House
Responded 15 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for such a response. You were delightful guests and I thank you for your clarity on line showing your appreciation for what I have truly come to love, a life style including history and fine art.
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We decided to make a trip to the Finger Lakes for a weekend and stumbled on to this B&B. It was incredible. The home is beautiful and our hosts, Kathy and Charlie, went out of their way to make us feel at home. The food was excellent and Skaneateles is a beautiful little town
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We've stayed at the Benjamin Porter House during visits to the Finger Lakes region of NY State, and always have a wonderful relaxing stay. Our most recent trip was just marvelous. The house is both elegant and charming, with stately rooms and beautifully landscaped grounds
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We spent one night at the Benjamin Porter House and were sorry to leave! Kathy is a wonderful hostess and very obliging; she went out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Our room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. There was even a vase of fresh
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Foyer Holiday 2017
Center of village with private gardens
"The Master Suite is the one you want. The Garden room is nice, but is on the main floor. It may not be as quiet."
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesSkaneateles
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