THE BENJAMIN PORTER HOUSE
Bed & Breakfast
The Benjamin Porter House is a beautifully restored 1805 Federal home. Named for Civil War hero Benjamin Porter, the house is a historical landmark and one of the oldest in the Village of Skaneateles. Its history is kept on file at the town's historical society, The Creamery. Guests are welcome to relax on any one of three porches or walk the property to enjoy the tranquil gardens, fountains and tall Maple and Oak trees.
Within the walls, make use of an extensive library or sit by the marble fireplace in the living room to enjoy a quiet place to read or work. Original oil paintings by founder, Katherine Burke, are found throughout the home. Each bedroom is tastefully appointed with fine linens, private full bathrooms and furniture befitting a home of the 19th century. While historic, the home provides numerous modern amenities, to include wireless internet throughout the house and a flat-screen television in every bedroom.
The Benjamin Porter House is in a perfect location to see scenic and historic Village. This Skaneateles Lake Bed and Breakfast is a moments walk from charming shops, specialty food stores, a variety of restaurants and Skaneateles Lake, one of the jewels of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. We invite you to take a virtual tour of our home and look forward to meeting you soon.
THINGS TO DO
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque scenery and world-class wineries.
Offers avariety of wine-tasting experiences, from intimate and cozy to grand and picturesque. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or just looking to explore the Finger Lakes region, these wineries are sure to offer a memorable experience.
Skaneateles' rich history is made unique by its early settlers and its role in the abolitionist movement. The village is surrounded by a host of historical sites and art museums, from the Skaneateles Historical Society to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.
local bakeries, boutiques
The lake is the centerpiece of the village and offers beautiful views.
Summer--lake, boating, wineries, nature, lively village market, picking fresh strawberries and summer fruits
Fall: cideries, nature hikes,
many local farms apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides, horseback riding
historical costumes, carolling, horse-drawn sleigh rides through the village