2021 Season

Thornton Wilder said “When you are safe at home you wish you were having an adventure.  When you are having an adventure, you wish you were safe at home.”   No matter where you are from, when you spend a few relaxing days in the Finger Lakes you feel like you are safe at home with a little adventure.

As it was in 2020, your safety is our first concern.  We will continue to follow COVID guidelines this year.  The plan includes providing individual hand sanitizers in each room, facemasks, and appropriate distancing.  With a 6000 square foot Manor and two acres of property, we are easily able for you to “social distance.”

Nestled between the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails, the “Wine Down” experience is especially important. When you walk through the doors of Tillinghast Manor, the goal is to leave your cares behind and “chill-lax”.

We created the property as a Bed & Brunch, a unique concept. Many BNBs serve breakfast during a regimented time to allow for quick turnover of rooms.  Our philosophy is when you are on vacation, sleeping in is a much-needed pleasure.  Prior to the pandemic, to accommodate late risers we served Brunch on your schedule with late check out for additional fee.  Unfortunately, in 2021, we are discontinuing this option.  We will evaluate this as we gain insight on the pandemic.

Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.  We have stocked them with a wide variety of beverages, breakfast, and snack items.  These you can enjoy in your room, designated dining area inside or outdoors.  You can start your day on the patio and enjoy our beautiful park like setting.  When your day is done, we invite to join us around the fire and enjoy your favorite Finger Lakes beverage.

Beautiful manor filled with important history! We enjoyed our very comfortable stay! We booked the Roosevelt suite that come with Hannah parlor and it was perfect for our family of 3! There are hand sanitizer and other cleaning products throughout the Manor, and everything is very clean! The Manor and the rooms have some beautiful details! The location is also perfect as it is right in the middle of the wineries and the main road to get to the wineries has some spectacular views! We are already planning to come back at the end of September/beginning of October and spend more time visiting the wineries and the little towns! The owners are very gracious and very conscious about the Covid situation, so everything is arranged that you don’t have to exchange keys and such!

The hospitality, cleanliness, helpfulness in recommending activities; our hosts gave us coupons for wineries/cider House; Mike and Jean were wonderful; gave us our space and yet were available whenever we needed them. The food, drinks and supplies in the room more than compensated for the lack of the prepared breakfast due to the pandemic. They also decorated the room for my boyfriend’s birthday and left us wine & treats!

The photos online do not do any justice of this place. It’s extremely welcoming and cozy and clean and the hosts are amazing. We stayed at the Roosevelt Room and if was the most comfortable sleep ever. They provided us with a basket of treats and even sanitizers and masks. We would definitely come back! Thank you!

We stayed in the Roosevelt suite. Jean decorated the room for my husband’s birthday and even had a chilled bottle wine and “old man” beer from local places waiting in our room. The entire house is just beautiful, and our room(s) were no exception. The bed was extremely comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was perfect. We had planned a fancy dinner out but after a busy day of exploring and tasting, we decided to order a pizza in and watched a movie in our private lounge across the hallway from our room. They hosted a bonfire on the patio, and I wish we weren’t too tired to join. A truly perfect respite for these two working parents. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you!!!