Central + Western New York
Hotels in Central + Western New York
One of two lakeside inns in buildings owned by Wells College, the 1858 former residence was reimagined, top to toe, by American Girl doll creator Pleasant Rowland—part of a one-woman beautification campaign in a historic Finger Lakes town.
The rooms at the Sherwood Inn—a former stagecoach stop—have lake views and fireplaces.
The property is a nice change from the area’s chain hotels: B&B accommodations, art glass, and antiques in an 1890 Greek Revival mansion in a leafy residential neighborhood.
The rentals are simple and summery, like the town of Clayton itself, with screened porches and a view of the St. Lawrence River.
Built in 1909, this Federal-style resort makes a grand first impression thanks to 30-foot pillars and a lengthy walkway up to the entrance. Wide verandas overlook Otsego Lake (dubbed the Glimmerglass), the pool, and golf course.
The lakeside Victorian B&B has romantic rooms decked out with Persian rugs and antique beds.
This charming little B&B in an 1855 Gothic Revival house on Van Cleef Lake features Victorian antiques and full sit-down breakfasts.