Robertson House B&B Inn: A relaxing getaway for the family

Chelsey Marusarz
Robertson House front porch

he Robertson House Bed and Breakfast, located in the Finger Lakes Region, in Penn Yan is designed for relaxation or romance. 

The house is owned by Jane and Paul Boyd.  The two story house that was built in 1830 has been in the family for over 60 years.  The Boyds have lived in Penn Yan for a number of years, and they know many things about the area and what it has to offer.

It is a family-friendly place as well. “We feel that young couples need a place to come and bring children. We make it comfortable for children with TV, cartoons, and a play box,” said Jane. 

The house is made up of 14 rooms, with five spacious bedrooms for guests.  The antique style home features wood floors, hand made furniture, hand-blown glass windows, air conditioning, high ceilings, and large private bathrooms.  “We are said to have the biggest bathrooms in town,” said Jane.

There is a family room where guests can gather and talk amongst one another. 

There are books, brochures and a computer located in this room that guests are welcome to use.  Also, those who wish to have a copy of the paper merely have to ask the owners. 

The kitchen is open at any time to guests.  “It is a gathering place for our guests and I see it as the preamble to breakfast,” said Jane. 

Eleanor’s Room offers a touch of Tuscany, with a queen-size bed, warm cherry furnishings, a wide plank floor, and even a private bath with a whirlpool tub.   

The Welcome Wagon Room holds an Americana theme, offering a queen-size, brass bed, oak and pine furnishings, and a full, private bathroom.

The Flag Room features a queen-size bed, oak furnishings, and even a walk-in shower in its large private bathroom. An adjoining room that holds twin beds is also available for families, or adults who are traveling together.

Martha’s Room offers a king-size bed that can be converted to two  twin-size beds, a private bath with an old-fashioned lady slipper bathtub, and a separate walk-in shower.  There is even a private parlor with a pull-out bed for children or an extra guest.     

Breakfast is served every morning, in the luxurious dinning room at a large hand made dining room table.  The owners try not to repeat the same breakfast items for guests who stay more than one night. 

Some of the breakfast menu includes in season fresh fruit such as melons, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pineapple, and more.

Jane is also known for her fresh fruit pastry bursting with local blueberries, grapes, apples, cherries, or raspberries.  Eggs are made six to eight different ways, fresh biscuits are on the table, a choice of meat including sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, ham, or kielbasa, buckwheat, blueberry, or raspberry pancakes are made for guests. On Sundays caramel French toast is always served.  Tea and coffee are also available every morning. 

A number of antiques on display at the house are also available for guests to purchase. 

The house is only a few minutes away from downtown shops in the Penn Yan area.  Keuka and Seneca Wine Trails are also close by for guests to enjoy. 

A seasonal cottage on Keuka Lake can also be rented from May though October. 

For more information call: 315-536-9273 or visit their Web site at:

Photos and story by Chelsey Marusarz. 

Robertson House bedroom