I was a bit nervous upon arriving at Wicher Garden B&B. It's truly a traditional B&B in the sense that there are just four guest rooms, the owners live there, it's in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and you initially feel just a tiny bit like you're invading someone's home.
That feeling disappeared almost instantaneously. Several reviewers have written that the owners are great conversationalists and I can't think of a better way to put it. They're chatty without hovering and it's clear they care very much about their business, the area, and each other - and that really seemed to put all the guests, not just at ease, but in a good mood. They were incredibly helpful with information (recommending a 4th of July celebration in town, how to get to the wine trails, a great place to rent canoes where there is a creek versus open lake).
The house looks exactly like the website - beautiful lawns and gardens and a picturesque old red barn. The rooms are spotless and cozy. Each room has individual temperature control so you can use AC or open the window. The beds are clearly top of the line (we stayed in the Emerald Room). The owners make and serve breakfast which is fit for a (very large) king - they are very accommodating of any dietary needs and you won't need lunch after such a feast!
A Wicher Garden is a wonderful little place at a great price and a perfect home base for touring the wineries at the Finger Lakes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxing porches, nature walks and outdoor Hot Tub Spa. Artist designed rooms are all private with pillowtop beds, luxury linens, Heat and AC, free wireless internet, TV/DVD, CD player and en-suite baths. Whirlpool baths in King Rooms. Fingerlakes Information Center and Restaurant Menu Guide Book in house. Full breakfast served, all rooms non-smoking. A short drive to Wine Trails, Auburn Historic Sites, scenic Skaneateles Village, Seneca Falls, Ithaca gorges and three Finger Lakes within 15 minute drive or less. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- A Wicher Garden Bed & Breakfast Auburn, Finger Lakes, NY