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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We just spent a weekend at the Wild Flower Cottage. The cottage itself has 2 bedrooms and is just charming. Brenda did an excellent job decorating! It was completely equipped with everything we needed - all dishes, linens, hot tub, charcoal grill and fire pit. There was a large yard which our dog just loved! Pat took the time to show us through the old mansion and shared their plans for it with us. Pat and Brenda were the most gracious hosts and we will definitely return! Thanks for a really great time!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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PHoke, Owner at The Savannah House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

It's nice that you appreciate our old mansion that shares the property with the Wild Flower cottage. As you know, it's 200 years of history, and we were happy to share it with you. Thank you for staying with us and for doing this review.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Just returned from a weekend trip with 4 of my friends. We did a weekend wine package which included the cottage, a 6 hour limo wine tour, half hour massages for each of us, and dinner on both nights. We stayed in the Seneca St. cottage right on the lake with a hot tub on the deck overlooking Seneca lake. The cottage was very clean and quaint with amazing views. The bedrooms were a little tight but it met our needs. We were greeted by the owner Pat, who delivered our party platter of sandwiches & fruit on Friday. He was always so kind and informative each time I called to ask questions. Our masseuses were great as was our limo driver Sam, and the girls were so impressed as to how much we got in our package for the price, it was a great deal! We were also given cards to use on the wine trail for discounts on tastings & purchases. We are already planning our return trip next year!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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PHoke, Owner at The Savannah House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

It was a pleasure to have your girl's group stay at our Seneca cottage this past weekend. Wonderful group. Masseuses and driver also commented on how much they enjoyed helping you. We appreciate your comments as they will be informative for other groups or guests who are contemplating coming to Seneca Lake. Thank you for taking the time to write and for staying with us.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Just returned from our first weekend getaway to wine country. Pat and Brenda were very helpful with their recommendations on both food and wine. They are very friendly people that wanted our experience to be the best it could be with the short time we had there. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. They offer all you can drink coffee in the morning to start your day. You also get a beautiful view of the lake. Its perfectly located on the western side of the lake to hit up all your favorite wineries. We will definitely be visiting them again on our next trip there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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PHoke, Owner at The Savannah House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

We very much enjoyed your stay and getting to know you. We're also happy that you enjoyed yourselves so much while here. Thank you for taking the time to comment, and for visiting our little motel. You added a lot to the enjoyment of several of the other guests, and we hope you return soon.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My fiancé and I stayed at this place just this past weekend and had what I would call a so-so experience. The room was laid out nicely but had some quirks for bring their "suite" room. The problems that had occurred were the constant toilet running and filling up even after they came up and adjusted it a 3rd time, a black fly problem in which we had killed a dozen in the one window and told Pat and Brenda about it but he said its a common issue and "we just deal with it". The flies were a constant annoying problem the whole time. There was also the constant creaking of the one baseboard heater in the bedroom which was very annoying when trying to sleep and on Saturday night with the toilet problem and baseboard heater noise we had ended up sleeping on the futon couch in the living. In my opinion it's not worth the money for their "suite" and if you shopped around more you could find a better deal somewhere else at a bed & breakfast or hotel down in Watkins Glenn.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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PHoke, Owner at The Savannah House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

We're sorry our guest had a less than desireable stay. We tried to explain that each year at this time we may get what is known here as "cluster flies". They appear suddenly for a few days, and leave just as suddenly. In that we are located in the center of the Wine Trail and vineyards, and this being harvest time for the grapes, cluster flies may appear. Our guest had a few at one window, which we removed. The flies were nowhere else in the suite, and now they are gone, as they always do. As for the toilet issue - we have not had this issue before this guest. The toilet has a newer flush mechanism, and is easily adjusted, which we did a couple of times. When we did each adjustment, the toilet worked fine, and has since they left. It is a mystery for us as to why this happened. This couple is from a large city and we explained that things are different in a rural area like ours, especially surrounded by fully mature grapes. Upon their arrival, the wife made an unsolicited comment that she was expecting their first child and was conconcerned about anything that might negatively affect her pregnancy. Our take on that, was that she was possibly a little overly concerned, as first time parents tend to be. In that we have raised 6 children, we understand that, but due to the high degree of cleanliness in our rooms, we felt confident in reassuring her. This was a nice young couple and we're sorry they didn't have a good visit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Just returned from a long weekend in Senca Lake wine country. We stayed at the Savannah House Inn and totally enjoyed ourselves. Pat and Brenda have converted a motel into a set of unique and comfortable rooms, each with their own charm. Brenda is a self-described clean freak - the rooms were more than spotless, they were very well decorated and VERY comfortable. She and Pat made us feel like family and offered a number of suggestions to improve our visit to the area.

The view of the sun rising over the lake in the morning is superb. Pat and Brenda also provide a campfire every evening, weather permitting. This is a great way to meet people and share your stories and wine!

It is a short (but STEEP) walk down to the lake where one can enjoy the view from a different angle.

This is probably not the place to stay if you have young kids, nor are you going to be able to use amenities such as a workout room (unless you take a walk). However, if you want a nice comfortable getaway, this is the place.

While they do not offer breakfast, the coffee comes on at 7:30 and is superb. Pat & Brenda also recommended the nearby Dairyman's Diner is just a few minutes away and offers a fantastic meal for next to nothing! Be sure to leave a big tip, especially if you are a Red Sox fan. And say hello to Jackson there.

They are open year-round so you can enjoy all of the seasons in this wonderful area.

We will return!

Room Tip: All rooms are good. Ask about the two cottages by the lake.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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PHoke, Owner at The Savannah House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Excellent description of your experiences here. Very helpful to others who are not familiar with our motel and cottages. Great guests - wonderful sense of humor. Thank you so much for commenting. Mike at the diner is getting a little concerned about the possibility of Big Pappy and the Red Sox winning the Series. You may have to increase your tips next time around:)

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