|The Fox and The Grapes Bed and Breakfast|
overlooking Seneca Lake in Lodi, NY
Bed and breakfasts are ran by folks who are professional innkeepers. This is our business-- our "paycheck" our "401K", you get the picture. Since many of us have fewer than 10 rooms, we don't have that property chain cushion to help cover the overhead so good reviews are critical to our success, and the way we obtain good reviews is to actually do a really good job of taking care of our customers. And contrary to what you've read or seen, we do wash bed linens, blankets, comforters, mattress covers and pillows frequently and between guests. Some of us even iron--ugh! We clean and disinfect all surfaces even door knobs, railings, keys, etc. and we always clean the bathrooms top to bottom. Some of us are truly germaphobes, in a good way.
|Guinness - inn greeter|
at The Fox and The Grapes
And after a fantastic night's sleep, imagine enjoying that first cup of freshly brewed coffee in the morning while still in your pjs and slippers on an open air deck or covered front porch while listening to the birds sing or maybe in front of a nice warm fireplace on a cold wintry morning. And when the sun starts to fade, you may decide to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while watching a sunset with the only noise being the thoughts in your head. That's the beauty of a B & B. You can find properties in a rural setting, in the middle of a bustling city, on a small city street or in the middle of nowhere!
|Our special Belgian waffles|
B & Bs are known for personalized attention. Whether its extra pillows or another blanket or hiking suggestions, spa recommendations or dinner plans, your innkeeper and their staff will know all the hot spots in the area. We know it's an old cliche but most guests arrive as strangers and do leave us as friends. Of course, if you don't get into that whole making friends scene, we respect that too. Contrary to what you see on TV, we don't have required meet and greets or awkward forced socialization. Remember the Gilmore Girls episode where Rory and her mom stayed in their room all day and night at a B & B to avoid social hour with other guests? Yeah, it's not like that. So what are you waiting for?
|Kim and Bud Wagner|
The Fox and The Grapes Bed and Breakfast
Give us a call to book your stay while visiting the Finger Lakes area. We look forward to meeting you.