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Top New York College Town B&Bs
Art, history, culture, and plenty of attractions abound at these college town bed and breakfasts. Whether you're visiting the Ivy League Cornell University, stopping by the prestigious liberal arts Wells College, or just in town for a romantic retreat, you'll be absorbed by the atmosphere. Delicious dining options, trendy shops, and Finger Lakes wineries make for an unforgettable stay. After exploring the area, kick back in your luxurious room and enjoy a combination of Old World Charm and modern amenities. These elegant inns combine history and hospitality!

La Tourelle

Ithaca, New York

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With both Ithaca College and Cornell University just a stone's throw away, a cradle of culture awaits you at La Tourelle. Discover a getaway with delicious dining options, wonderful wine, a destination spa, and exceptional accommodations. Lay your head in any of the 54 deluxe rooms, which showcase dreamy pillow-top mattresses, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, private balconies, and much more. Soak in the serenity at August Moon Spa, where two Tranquility Rooms offer an array of relaxing treatments and offerings from the onsite restaurant The Bistro. Exchange relaxation for exploration when you tour the area's wine trails, visit the many interesting museums, or trek through and of the five state parks. The gorges are gorgeous in Ithaca, as is the rolling green landscape. Head into town for unique dining, shopping, and nightlife options. Whether you're visiting the kids at college or planning a romantic retreat, La Tourelle is your premier New York nook!


1150 Danby Road (96B), Ithaca, New York 14850


The Tourelle is a New York State Certified Green Hotel, and they are passionate about protecting the environment and supporting their community.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Bistro serves up local, farm-to-table cuisine that is prepared by a team led by Executive Chef Angelina Tagliavento. Indulge at John Thomas Steakhouse, where you can choose from prime dry-aged beef, live Maine lobsters, fresh poultry and seafood, and an extensive wine list.


Temple Hill Bed & Breakfast

Geneseo, New York

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History and hospitality combine at Temple Hill Bed & Breakfast, which showcases a scenic village and the prestigious State University of New York at Geneseo. Four well-appointed rooms feature at-home amenities like cable television, wireless internet, and private baths. Guests can stroll through the property's three acres of lush lawn gardens or take a dip in the in-ground swimming pool. Savor a meal in the elegant dining room and then sip a glass of wine on the covered veranda. If you'd like to explore the area, Main Street is just down the road, bursting with shops, restaurants, and attractions. Explore the natural splendor of nearby Letchworth State Park, enjoy aquatic adventures in Conesus Lake, or sample the spirits of the Finger Lakes wine country. With SUNY Geneseo just blocks away, you can visit the kids and explore the area together!


114 Temple Hill St, Geneseo, New York 14454

Related activities

When the winter wonderland arrives, carve up the slopes at Bristol Mountain or Swain Ski & Snowboard Resort!

Fun facts

Built in 1826 as academy of higher education for young men, Temple Hill has been a private home for well over a century.


The Inns of Aurora

Aurora, New York

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Steeped in history, luxury, and culture, The Inns of Aurora showcases the best of bed and breakfasts!

Just down the road is the prestigious Wells College, a landmark in liberal arts education. Offering three distinctive properties, this Federal-style stay features white-columned balconies and elegant lakeside dining. Whether you prefer the understated elegance of the Aurora Inn, the bold colors and modern art of E.B. Morgan House, or the nautical ambiance of Rowland House, the Inns of Aurora offer an unparalleled experience in the majesty of the Finger Lakes region. If you ever decide to leave the pristine property, you can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the shores of Cayuga Lake. Stay in shape at the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the lake at Wells College. Swing away on the Wells College Golf Course or explore downtown shops like MacKenzie-Childs, the celebrated maker of hand-crafted tableware, home furnishings, and accessories. Come experience the charm and the culture of The Inns of Aurora!


391 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026

Fun facts

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Aurora is home to Wells College, which was founded in 1868 by Henry Wells of Wells Fargo stagecoach fame. The college has a beautiful campus overlooking Cayuga Lake.

Related Onsite Offerings

Be pampered with exceptional amenities like private marble bathrooms, gas-burning fireplaces, flat-panel televisions, plush terrycloth robes, and much more.


The Vagabond Inn

Naples, New York

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With 26 colleges within 50 miles of The Vagabond Inn, you'll find a combination of luxury, culture, and history at this sensational stay.Situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, this getaway combines scenic seclusion and modern luxuries. Explore all nature has to offer just outside you door, as The Vagabond rests in the 16,000-acre Hi Tor State Park. Swing away on the many surrounding golf courses, sample vintage vino at the Naples wineries, or take in a show at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center. After a fun-filled day, return to the Inn and relax in a spacious suite that may include an elegant fireplace, a bubbling hot tub, and satellite television. Soak in the soothing spa, make a splash in the 40-foot pool with gazebo, and stroll through the ornate Japanese garden. Please your palate with delicious in-house Italian cuisine. Recreation and relaxation interweave here!


3300 Sliter Hill Rd, Naples, New York 14512


The five elegant suites feature such luxurious touches as marble tables, cherry floors, and Oriental rugs. Consider yourself pampered!

Related activities

If you choose to visit during the winter, you'll find snowy excursions at the Bristol Mountain Ski Area and the Hunt Hollow Ski Club.

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Noted for its elegant rooms, exquisite decor, and warm hospitality, the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House is the perfect spot for planning your weekend trip to New York to see your kids at school!

This historic B&B is located within the Historic District of downtown Cortland, within a 30-minute drive of Syracuse and Ithaca. You are also just a short walk for Cortland's Main Street area, offering a variety of shopping and dining options to help occupy your time. This 15,000-square foot home plays the perfect host for an intimate group gathering. Surrounded by the picturesque grounds, the Parks Alumni House serves as an elegant wedding, retreat, reunion, baby shower, or cocktail party venue. If you are just looking for a romantic getaway with your special someone, the Alumni House plays the perfect host. All rooms include complimentary YMCA passes, a 32" flat-screen television, air conditioning, bathrobes, plush towels, and so much more! Start planning your dream B&B getaway in New York and make it a reality at Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House!


29 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

Getting there

From the North Take Exit 11 off of Route 81. Turn right onto Route 13 South. Follow Route 13 through Cortland. Route 13 becomes Tompkins Street once you cross Main Street. The Alumni House is on the left, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house. From the South/East Take Exit 10 off of Route 81. This is the Polkville exit. Follow Route 11 North, which is also Port Watson Street, through the city to Route 13 South. Port Watson Street changes to Tompkins Street once you cross Main Street. The Alumni House is on the left, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house. From the West Follow Route 13 into Cortland. Route 13 is Tompkins Street. Before reaching Main Street, the Parks Alumni House is on the right, across from the YMCA. Parking for a few cars only is available at the back of the house

Fun facts

If you are planning your trip in July or August, you may have a chance to catch a glimpse of New York Jets training camp, held annually at SUNY Cortland.


Edward Harris House B & B

Rochester, New York

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Located in Rochester's Arts/Cultural District, Edward Harris House B & B is an exercise in elegance. Whether you came to visit the numerous nearby colleges or just get away from it all, this is the perfect place. Four tasteful suites feature warm cherry furnishings, Wi-Fi access, and welcome chocolates. Seasonal fresh flowers greet guests and fireplaces keep travelers warm on brisk days. Get out an explore the area, which features lush state parks, pristine lakes, and an array of attractions. If it's in-town excursions you seek, the bed and breakfast is just a one-block walk to area shops, cafes, fine dining, and galleries within the urban village of Park Avenue. Come visit the many colleges and experience the unique culture!


35 Argyle St, Rochester, New York 14607

Extra Stops

Stop in at more than a dozen area colleges like the University of Rochester, Wells College, and Roberts Wesleyan College.


Edward Harris House has received the "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of North America" award and been featured in 'North American Inns', 'Life in the Finger Lakes' magazine, Rochester Magazine, and Fodors.

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Resting on a private hill but just moments from the sights and sounds of Ithaca, City Lights Bed & Breakfast offers both relaxation and recreation. Surrounded by the shimmering waters and lush greens of the Finger Lakes region, you'll find an oasis of outdoor adventures. Trek through state parks with rushing gorges, waterfalls, and hiking or biking trails. Head to downtown Ithaca and soak in a lively art scene, art galleries, studios, antiques shops & furniture stores, world-class wineries, and much more. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find the prestigious Cornell University. After a day of adventure, relax in your suite, which features Wi-Fi, cable television, and tasteful decor. Each morning, sit down to a gourmet breakfast reminiscent of the simple country setting. This tranquil setting is just outside the attraction-filled Ithaca!


1319 Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca, New York 14850

Extra Stops

Sample the spirits at numerous nearby wineries like Americana Vineyards and Winery, Hosmer Winery, and Lucas Vineyards. Uncork some fun!

Fun facts

The Ivy League Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White and intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge.


The Turret House

Dryden, New York

The Turret House awaits in the quaint village of Dryden, just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Built in 1897, this elegant edifice is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Since restored, the house showcases stunning architectural details, ornate chandeliers, intricate oak floors, a spacious wrap-around porch, and a 25-foot-high turret. Modern bathrooms are decorated in marble and granite with subtle wallpapers.Original artwork adorns the walls too add an extra touch of magic. If you'd like to explore the area, Cayuga Lake is just a stone's throw away. Set off on the beautiful body of water and enjoy fishing, boating, and a wealth of aquatic adventures. Sample some vintage vino at the many Finger Lakes wineries. Numerous state parks reveal New York's natural wonder and downtown Dryden abounds with dining, shopping, and much more! Come to a college town drenched in culture at The Turret House!


9 Library Street, Dryden, New York 13053

Related activities

Wine lovers will be intoxicated by the nearby Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, which offers a unique blend of award-winning wines, scenic waterfalls, and local gourmet eateries.

Fun facts

The Cornell University Ithaca Campus was founded in 1865 and comprises 745 acres.