Policies

House Policies

Rates vary by room and season.  Please click on the room you desire for basic pricing.

To reserve: phone (607) 582-7062, or visit AirBnB.

LENNON ROOM

RENAISSANCE ROOM

WRITERS DEN 2 ROOM SUITE 

Book your stay directly by calling our reservation line (607) 582-7062.

Complimentary coffee/tea and a light bite* can be dropped off at your door each morning.

*food requests cannot be taken at this time.  Each morning we offer a home baked item (banana bread, oatmeal cookies, etc.)

Please note that the use of Cottage Views property is for overnight guests only.

We cannot allow extra guests to visit during your stay.

Each room sleeps 1 or 2 adults. We do not accept groups, cots, or blow up mattresses.

Please note that there is no ‘common room’ or gathering space in the main house.

While the backyard Blue Stone patio is available to all guests, due to local fire ordinances and other mitigating factors (hay bailing, drought, etc.) the fire pit is not to be used without permission, supervision, and safety instructions. As hosts, we must consider the safety of all patrons as well as our environment.

Cottage Views maintains a policy of 2 night minimum, 4 night maximum, stay.  We will be following a routine of having three days pass between guest visits per specific room, and we will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.  To minimize the handling of credit cards and social interaction we will be taking full payment in advance.

Thank you for considering Cottage Views as your Finger Lakes get-away destination.  We live at the Inn full time and we welcome you to our home. Please note that we are a smoke free environment, and heavy smokers may wish to seek alternate accommodations. Failure to abide by smoking rules may be subject to severe cleaning fees to cover the relocation of future guests.

For the comfort of all guests, we do not accommodate children or pets.

Due to county and state requirements we are unable to host dinner parties, and all kitchen related activities (such as cooking, making coffee or tea) are restricted to breakfast time and must be conducted by staff only.  Guests who do not observe these policies may be assessed for damages and will be charged accordingly. 

As many of the local eateries are seasonal, dinner reservations are recommended.  View our dining page for recommendations to some of our favorite places.

Incense, candles, or any other open flame is strictly forbidden.

Our home was originally built in 1800.  Please be kind to the plumbing and do not flush objects in toilets.

Cottage Views is a historical home.  Wheel Chair Access is not available.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Debbie and Michael

Cottage Views availability can be seen on the Last Minute Finger Lakes Vacation website (in season).  Click the banner below.

Reservation Policy:  Room reservations are secured by phoning (607) 582-7062 with a valid credit card.  Full payment is taken in advance*.

Official check in times are from 4 – 8 PM, with a check out time of 11 AM.

Coffee and tea, accompanied by a light bite, are available each morning.

Group Policy:  We do not allow groups to book more than two rooms without prior consent from the innkeepers.  If you are interested in a family reunion, bridal party, or other group-type stay we recommend full house rentals from our friends and neighbors at Gathering Hill Farm, or the Inn at Chateau LaFayette Reneau.

We also have partnered with B & Bs of Seneca Lake. Click here for more options.

*Cancellation Policy:  To guarantee your reservation full payment is required in advance.  A refund, less 20% processing fee, will be issued if cancellation notice is given with enough notice to rebook the room.  There is no refund for early departures.

Cottage Views reserves the right to close the business at any given time.  As per law 8% sales tax, and 3% county lodging tax will be collected at time of payment.

Cottage Views LLC can not be responsible for injury, accidents, or loss of valuables of any kind.  Guests take full responsibility for the condition of the room and for any possible damages or loss of keys.  Failure to return room keys will result in a locksmith charge of no less than $50.  All room rates are based on double occupancy.

 

Read below a message from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail about the changes at the local wineries and eateries along the trail.

To our valued fans and visitors,
Tasting rooms on Seneca Lake will be different than you’re used to.
A few of the changes you are most likely to see at the local wineries:
  1. Many wine tastings will be by appointment only, so please call ahead or visit their websites
  2. Most wine tastings are now conducted at tables and many wineries do not have standing room
  3. There will be restrictions on the size of groups, buses, and limos (at this time 6 people maximum is the standard)
A couple of tips that will help you plan your next trip:
First – Know before you go. As you get closer to your visit, please check the winery listings on the Seneca Wine Trail website.  A few quick clicks and a little bit of reading will help you avoid disappointment.
Second – Be flexible, be understanding, and be kind as we all adjust to new ways of doing business.
Finally, if we at the Trail Office can answer any questions or help you with trip planning, please reach out. Our phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm: 877-536-2717. You can also send us an email: info@senecalakewine.com.
Sincerely,
Your Friends at the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

 

Cottage Views Lodging 

For Reservations call (607) 582-7062

cottageviews@aol.com