Canadian Visitor Special

February 26th, 2016 by halseyhouse

Canadian Visitor Special Lodging Special(March and April only)

A 10% discount on all rooms for a minimum of a 2 night stay and along with that a gift certificate valued up to $100 for a wonderful dining experience at Hazelnut Kitchen a small farm to fork restaurant here in Trumansburg that gets rave reviews. The offer is subject to availability at Hazelnut and cannot be combined with any other special.

Good Bye Winter

February 26th, 2016 by halseyhouse

Good Bye Winter Lodging Special(March and April only, not available for holidays or special events and non offers can be combined with others).

Book two consecutive nights and enjoy a cheese and cracker plate upon arrival as well as 30% off for the 2nd night and a 15% discount for services/massage at Autumn Moon Spar (subject to availability, cannot be combined with any other special)

May is for Moms

February 26th, 2016 by halseyhouse

May is for Moms Lodging Special(May only – not available for holidays or special events, may not be combined with any other special)

Show Mom how special she is and reserve two consecutive nights and she will enjoy a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers and sweet truffles in her room upon arrival and some local organic soap to enjoy here or at her home.

Do Not Forget Dad

February 26th, 2016 by halseyhouse

Do Not Forget Dad Lodging Special(June only)

Stay with us in June for two consecutive nights and we will assist him with arranging for a golf, a cruise, wine tasting outing, etc and he will find a cheese and charcuterie board in his room upon arrival, a 1/2 pound bag of Halsey House Special Blend Coffee and a Halsey House mug for an added $50.00. May not be combined with any other special.

25th Annual GrassRoots Festival

May 18th, 2015 by halseyhouse

25th Annual GrassRoots Festival

Donna the Buffalo, Steve Earle, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Family Stone and John Brown’s Body are but a few of the almost 100 soloists, groups, and bands set to perform at this year’s 25th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance here in Trumansburg, New York.  So, if you are thinking of attending, now’s the time to book your room at Halsey House.

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Best American Road Trips: Cayuga Scenic Byway

May 5th, 2013 by insideout

Yahoo! Travel named the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway one of ‘Ten Great All-American Road Trips’ in May of last year. This is quite an honor for our region, as we join the ranks of famous American routes like the Pacific Coast Highway in California and the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

The  87- mile Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway circles Cayuga Lake and runs through Cayuga, Tompkins and Seneca Counties.  The byway offers beautiful vistas of natural formations, wineries, historic sites, and practically endless recreational opportunities in, on and around the water.

Yahoo! Travel is the second most popular travel website (after TripAdvisor) with over 26 million estimated unique monthly visitors.

The Cayuga Scenic Byway

The Cayuga Scenic Byway. Click image for a PDF.

Make Halsey House A Stop on Your Road Trip

If you decide to come upstate and tour the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, we hope you will stay at our bed and breakfast along the way. We are directly adjacent to the Byway, about 2 miles off the highway.

Other Sites on the Byway

The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. In Seneca Falls in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a Seneca Falls resident), Lucretia Mott and 300 other women and men held the first Women’s Rights Convention.  The struggle for women’s rights in America had begun.

It took seventy-two years before women were granted the right to vote and more than 100 until the Hall of Fame was built. In 1969, Seneca Falls created the National Women’s Hall of Fame, believing that the contributions of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where the fight for women’s rights began.  The Hall is currently housed in the Helen Mosher Barben Building, in the heart of the downtown Historic District.

The Cayuga Wine Trail. The Finger Lakes region is the largest wine producing region East of California. Along the byway, there are a large number of beautiful vineyards with wineries offering delicious tastings. See our Cayuga Wine Trail map.




Outdoor Magazine Awards Ithaca

April 28th, 2013 by insideout

Last post, we shared that Ithaca was voted the number one college town in America for 2012. This post will share more great acknowledgements Ithaca has received for the city’s lovely natural surroundings. With spring right around the corner, we hope you will schedule a trip to the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York soon!

Ithaca a Top River Town in America

Outside Magazine named Ithaca as one of the best river towns in America in 2012. Ithaca isn’t your classic river town, since its situated on the shores of the 40-mile-long, 400-foot-deep Cayuga Lake. But the lake is fed by nine creeks, which create hundreds of waterfalls and geologically stunning gorges along the city and nearby our bed and breakfast in Trumansburg.

Hop on your bike and explore the beauty surrounding Ithaca and the Finger Lakes!

Hop on your bike and explore the beauty surrounding Ithaca and the Finger Lakes!

There’s also readily accessible kiteboarding, fishing, cliff jumping, road cycling, backpacking, and cross-country skiing in our area. This year there are plans for a Black Diamond bicycle trail to open between Ithaca and Taughannock Falls park, 10 miles outside of town.

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Ithaca Counted Among Best College Towns

April 6th, 2013 by insideout

Did you know Ithaca ranked as the number one college town in America from Business Insider for 2012? We are so proud to call Ithaca home, as downtown is less than 10 miles from our bed and breakfast.

According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), college towns with populations under 250,000 are relatively recession-proof, since they are home to a high proportion of students who are always spending. As a result, their economies tend to be more stable than those of larger cities.

Ithiaca scored particularly well in three categories: arts and leisure, entrepreneurial activity and (a lack of) unemployment. According to the AIER, these categories paint a good picture of an area’s economic health.

Stay with us when visiting your student at Cornell or Ithaca College.

Stay with us when visiting your student at Cornell or Ithaca College.

Ithaca, N.Y. once again took the top spot on the list!

Meanwhile, major metropolitan areas like Boston, New York, Washington, and San Francisco were knocked off this year’s top 10 list; Ann Arbor was the only city with a population of more than 250,000 that made the top 10.

Other Accolades for Ithaca

Most Secure Place to Live

The city of Ithaca was named by Farmers Insurance as “the Most Secure Place to Live” in the United States for municipalities under 150,000 in population in 2012. Every year, Farmers ranks nearly 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security.

The rankings take into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy, mortality rates from cancer and motor vehicle accidents, and job loss numbers.

Come See What Ithaca is About

Whether you are visiting a child at school or considering a move to Ithaca, please come up the road to Trumansburg for your lodging at Halsey house Bed and Breakfast. We have clean, tasteful guestrooms and a home made breakfast ready for you each morning. Let us host your stay while visiting Ithaca!

Upstate New York Midweek Getaway: Winemaker Wednesdays

February 14th, 2013 by insideout

Food service is one of the largest employers in the nation and New York is no exception. That’s why we think Winemaker Wednesdays are great for servers, bartenders, sommeliers and restaurant managers to attend. Many people working in restaurants have to work on the weekends. Winemaker Wednesdays along the Seneca wine trail is a great way for you and your friends in food service to have your own Upstate NY getaway – midweek.

Take an Upstate Getaway in Style!

Take an Upstate Getaway in Style!

Winemaker Wednesdays are for the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adores learning about it, talking to people about it and experiencing it. Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month. This is a limited series of unique, custom winery experiences conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into that.

Each winery has crafted some kind of unique event or activity for these days. Programs may change from one Wednesday to the next. It is necessary for you to call the winery and make an appointment for these, and at that time you can confirm their offering. Many wineries commit one or two members of their senior leadership (owner and/or winemaker or vineyard manager, oftentimes) to conduct the program, and typically those individuals have  a slew of other tasks and chores they should be doing, and appointments enable them to manage their time. Some of these offerings have fees associated with them, most do not. Most have limited time constraints, some do not. Check the Seneca Wine trail website for more information, or call 877-536-2717 during regular business hours.

Let our Bed and Breakfast be your Base Camp for an Upstate Getaway

Our bed and breakfast is located 20 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. We can arrange a wine tour so you can wine taste safely with a designated driver. We look forward to being your hosts!

Cayuga Wine Trail Mardi Gras Celebration

January 30th, 2013 by insideout

Lift yourself out of the winter blues with a celebration from the south – Mardi Gras!

Experience the frivolity of Fat Tuesday as you travel from winery to winery receiving Mardi Gras Beads. Test your luck as you try to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes; participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail! Just laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll, as they say in New Orleans! The fun takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10th.

At your starting winery, you’ll receive a wine glass to use at all the Cayuga wineries.

Come visit the Cayuga wine trail for a Mardi Gras celebration!

Come visit the Cayuga wine trail for a Mardi Gras celebration!

At each winery you visit, pick up wine and food pairings and recipe cards, plus those incredible beads! Make sure to hand in your admission ticket to be eligible to win one of the Grand Prizes from the Discovery Trail, Schaefer Yarn, Water to Wine Tours and more! Tickets are $25.00 per person plus sales tax & handling. You can purchase your tickets online, by calling 1-800-684-5217 or purchase at any area Wegmans.

Luxury Lodging Along the Cayuga Wine Trail

The Halsey House Bed and Breakfast is located in the quaint town of Trumansburg, right along the Cayuga Wine trail. We have five unique guestrooms that are designed to provide you with the utmost comfort, privacy and enjoyment.

Along with designer toiletry products and pillowtop mattresses, we also provide home made breakfasts every morning. These hearty breakfast entrees are essential for anyone planning to spend a whole day on the wine trail.

We can also arrange for a driver to ensure a safe day of wine tasting. This is an especially affordable option if you have a group – even two couples traveling together. Just give innkeeper KC a call (1-800-387-5590) to get more information and arrange the details.