Halsey House B&B

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Finger Lakes, Upstate New York, Elegant Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn, An Ithaca NY Bed and Breakfast, Cayuga Seneca Lake Wine Trail

"Beautifully maintained with many amenities for your comfort and pleasure, the structure, furnishings and general decor of the Halsey House and the grounds will be appreciated and enjoyed by both guys and gals."
"Choose one of the common rooms to read, play a game, or just meditate on a time when life was less complicated."
"I can't even begin to describe the luxury... we used the two-person jacuzzi every night... ah! There is also a walk-in, tiled shower with body sprays. Love the dimmer on the light above the jacuzzi!"
"A true gem, set in the midst of a gentle rolling land of gorges and waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region of New York State."
"From relaxing in our room, to feeling a breeze in our hair on the deck, to the warmth of the fire on the patio, we couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere."


In the past weeks, we have thought a lot about you, the lovely people who have been guests in our home; especially those who’ve returned time and again and become our friends. We hope you had a joyous holiday season and will have a happy and healthy new year.
As 2018 began to wrap up, The Davids also began to think about our years at Halsey House and what the future might hold. The realization that “we aren’t getting any younger,” has become all too evident.
And, although we’ve loved every moment of living at Halsey House, and opening our home to you, there is a downside.
By way of examples, we have two adorable grandchildren; one born in July and the other in September. As a result, July and September being busy months during “the season” in the Finger Lakes, we’ve missed every birthday.

As avid kayakers, one would think, living less than two miles from Cayuga Lake, we’d be enjoying it regularly. Alas, since operating a bed and breakfast, there has simply been no time. Not once have our kayaks hit the water. Such is the life of an innkeeper.
With the success of David Wren’s book “Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line,” published in 2017 by Bauer and Dean, and the new offers he is getting … and David Blake yearning to have greater expression in the culinary arts, we find ourselves at a stalemate and have decided it is time to chart a different course.
Indeed, it is bittersweet to be making this decision. We have enjoyed every minute of our time here, and as you are aware, we know how to throw a good party … but the day has come to close the business.
Please stay in touch by following us on Facebook. We are keeping both pages – “Halsey House Bed & Breakfast” and “The Davids” – up and active.
Look for news of our big new adventure soon. Until then, stay happy and healthy and know that you make up some of our fondest memories.

The Davids, Blake and Wren