The Redd Rose is an invitingly unpretentious B&B in the heart of the Finger Lakes which, by the way, accepts reservations for one-night stays. Most establishments in this popular tourist area require a two-night minimum, especially on weekends. Thankfully, the Redd Rose is situated a bit off the beaten path, therefore, guests are assured of a quiet and restful stay in a region that can be quite bustling.
Warmly welcomed by our hosts, Rose and John, we immediately felt at home. This 1850’s farmhouse maintains its rural identity reflected in its wide wood-planked floors and country furnishings. The cozy, enclosed front porch invites the visitor to bird-watch or stargaze, and the sun-lit sitting room is perfectly designed for quiet reading. We stayed in The Lake Country Room furnished with antiques and which looks out upon a peaceful, pastoral scene. We found it both roomy and comfortable. From a small deck accessible from the second-floor hallway (where the three guest rooms are situated), one can sit back and appreciate the beautifully maintained grounds and gardens.
Waking up early, we were delighted to find that an ample supply of coffee had already been delivered outside our bedroom door. We eased into our morning enjoying the enticing aromas of breakfast being prepared in the first floor kitchen below. A charmingly-set table graced the dining room where, upon entering, guests found freshly sliced fruit, Rose’s signature home-made scones and juice. We were then served a delicious hot breakfast that was freshly prepared and thoroughly satisfying. When Rose and John learned that we would be bicycling through the area after checking out, Rose packed up a supply of scones for us to enjoy after our ride!
Rose and John are thoughtful hosts who naturally exemplify the best of the B&B experience--their guests come away knowing they were looked after like “members of the family!”