We stayed at the Inn for 3 nights. We explored the wineries and downtown Hammondsport. The Inn was clean and beautifully decorated. The owners Debbie and Marc were polite, friendly, and genuinely interested in making our stay as pleasurable as possible. Their recommendations for local restaurants and wineries were worth following. We opted for the candle light dinner at the Inn. The experience exceeded our expectations and we are still talking about the food!
The Black Sheep Inn was truly a wonderful experience, the inn is just beautiful, the beds extremely comfortable and the breakfasts were unlike any we’ve ever had–our hats off to the chef, Debbie is a fantastic chef! and her and Marc are wonderful hosts–thank you for a great 2 day stay–it wasn’t their fault it rained the whole time we were there…but no one ever said you can’t drink wine in the rain….highly recommended B&B
Our favorite place in the Finger Lakes!
This was our third stay at The Black Sheep Inn and it keeps getting better and better every time! Debbie and Marc are ideal hosts and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. It’s more like stopping in to visit good friends rather than staying at a B&B. The house is beautiful and every room has something special to offer. Breakfast is always something different and delicious. Their winery, restaurant and shopping recommendations are always right on the mark! We love it so much that now we bring friends with us! Our only regret is that we can’t visit more often. The Black Sheep is definitely on our list of the best B&B’s around!
A great experience
A beautiful house, beautifully restored and furnished, delicious breakfasts, and pleasant and attentive hosts. This is an inn we will be returning to. One piece of advice: if Debbie recommends a restaurant or a winery, go!
August 2010 – Three nights Stay
Debbie and Marc are fine hosts, The house is impeccable and shows dedication, time, investment and tender loving care. Debbie is a superb cook albeit a bit fancy for a meat and potato guy but the breakfasts were delightful. Debbie is a very personable and gracious host and was helpful in suggesting places to go and to eat.I had a special request for waffles for breakfast which she supplied and they were the best I have ever eaten. I had two helpings. This was our first stay at a B&B in many years due to some bad experiences but The Black Sheep Inn became the wonderful exception to previous experiences at other B &B’s. We would definitely return to Black Sheep when returning to the area. Diane and Dave
Lovely atmosphere & service
Deb at the Black Sheep Inn is a marvelous host, very attentive and personable. She even made a fire out on the back patio for the inn guests to gather by in the evening. The house is itself BEAUTIFUL. It has been totally gutted & renovated. Our room was cozy, luxurious feeling and our bathroom was even nicer – simultaneously classic & modern. The common rooms have a lovely atmosphere and encourage hours of relaxing & boardgames (which they have onsite). I was a little disappointed with breakfast. The combination of ingredients was innovative but the dish had been warmed in the oven too long and was quite dry.
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Unparalleled service and attention by hosts. A different B&B experience. If you are looking for organic prepared meals and a “green” approach to services, then this is the one for you.
We felt right at home the moment we walked in the “back door”. The cozy public spaces allow some nice conversations until your comfortable room beckons you to settle in. Marc and Deb have old pictures and stories of their house’s history including their story of before and after Inn renovation. This is a nice place to unwind.
Beautiful rooms with vibrant colors and very helpful and informative innkeepers
What a lovely place and people!
We very much enjoyed our stay in July 2010, which included a marvelous dinner prepared by Debbie for our anniversary. Breakfasts were outstanding! Marc and Debbie were also extremely helpful with suggestions for our daytime activities and dinners out. My only regret is wishing we’d spent more time just ‘hanging out’ on the premises and enjoying the beautiful inn itself!
Want to visit again
We dropped in cold for a one night stay. We didn’t know where we wanted to stay in the area, but the Black Sheep Inn caught our eye coming in to town. They happened to have one room left. We were treated like old family friends, we could not believe the warm hospitality. Debbi & Marc have to be greatest hosts ever. We want to return to the area just as soon as possible.
Love, love loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!
We came to the black sheep inn on our honeymoon and couldn’t have loved it more!!!! the inn is beautifully decorated, very eclectic! deb and mark were warm, friendly and helpful!! i felt like i was staying with family. they are wonderful cooks:) the bed was so comfortable i can’t remember the last time i slept that peacefully! i wanted to take the mattress with us! i absolutely look forward to the day when my husband and i can return!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a treasure!!
Our stay at the Black Sheep Inn was fantastic… Debbie and Marc gave us a personal tour of the house when we arrived and then we enjoyed a bottle of the local Pear Champagne and relaxed in the courtyard. It just got better from there…. Breakfast has a whole new meaning at the Black Sheep Inn, the organic creations from Debbie’s kitchen were amazing and our intimate 5-course dinner for 2 in the dining room was Divine!! Debbie and Marc know how to make you feel welcome, we left with 2 new friends we hope to visit again, not just ‘the inkeepers’. Deb and Marc directed us to all the touring we desired, and organized a lovely massage under the trees and a hot air balloon ride. This was my 1st experience at a B&B and I would venture to guess, it would be difficult to find another that has such quality and service. The guest rooms were beautiful and our bed was so comfortable, it was difficult to want to get out of it in the morning! We will definitely be back. C&K – Lancaster, PA
Lovely Inn with Great Food & Service
Our stay at the Black Sheep Inn was absolutely lovely… From Debbie coming to greet us at our car when we arrived, to the local, organic meals that Marc and her made for breakfast (and for dinner, on request), and to the care she took in helping us find the perfect ways to spend our days in the area, everything was just lovely. The house has been renovated with impeccable taste, embracing its history through period pieces that only accentuate and do not overwhelm, and the guest rooms are very clean and very comfortable. The bed was probably the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in at a B&B. And, while most inns require you to pay the balance of your room upon arrival at the inn, that was not the case here – I didn’t feel like I was just a transaction, but very much like a house-guest. As for another reviewers comments about food in rooms, I am personally glad not to have come across a stray chip stuck somewhere, or ants, or other bugs thanks to their policies.
Can’t wait to go back
My hubby and i have stayed at Black Sheep twice in the past two years.We found the Inn because our children went to college in the area and we wanted a quiet place to stay when visiting.We loved it so much the first time that we decided to return for our daughters graduation and stay again.We also had the pleasure of having a BBQ in honor of our daughters after the commencement.We all had a wonderful time.Deb and Marc are amazing hosts and always make us feel so at home.We love to hang at the Inn and have great conversations with them.Even though our daughters are home in RI now we will definitely return on a yearly basis to the Black Sheep.I would highly recommend the Inn to anyone who would like to take a vacation in the Hammondsport area.
Can’t wait to go back
From the moment we walked in the door my husband and I felt welcomed and at home. The Black Sheep Inn is an incredible experience, one that we have yet to see again. Deb is an amazing chef, (and yes, she is a real executive chef, not someone “passing” as one) who uses organic, seasonal foods. As a vegetarian she met my needs with ease. The inn is conveniently located to Bath, a short drive to Ithaca, and all the wineries in the area. Each room is jaw-droppingly beautiful and the ballroom, with its natural light is exquisite. The rooms and beds are comfortable and the atmosphere is elegantly relaxing. We can’t wait to get back. Don’t pass this place up!
Need to get back
A long weekend at The Black Sheep Inn is so very relaxing. Deb and Marc are wonderful hosts. From great food to fires on the patios the experience can’t be beat. The mood is relaxed. The inn is clean and comfortable. Need something – just ask – Deb and Marc are happy to help. The location is perfect. Minutes from some great wineries. We can’t wait to get back. M&T.
A great experience
A beautiful house, beautifully restored and furnished, delicious breakfasts, and pleasant and attentive hosts. This is an inn we will be returning to. One piece of advice: if Debbie recommends a restaurant or a winery, go! David L.
Outstanding service, Very Romantic
We spent two nights at the lovely Black Sheep Inn. Deb and Marc are fantastic hosts. The breakfast was exceptional and the Inn itself very interesting and memorable. The building is newly renovated, keeping within its historic and architectural significance. It is very comfortable, spacious and truly feels like a home away from home. Owners are knowledgeable about the area and will make any necessary calls, provide coordination and assistance to ensure guests have a great visit. Every activity and restaurant they recommended was just perfect and exactly what we were looking for on our getaway. 5 Stars across the board-a total home run. We look forward to visiting again. Kristen S.
What a lovely, welcoming Inn! My husband and I were warmly greeted as we arrived. We loved our room -it was very clean and comfortable. The food was spectacular and the company just marvelous. Can’t wait to visit again. Jamie W.
Great B&B Wonderful Hosts
My wife and myself can not say enough about the wonderful service and treatment we received during or stay in Hammondsport at the Black Sheep Inn. Owners Deb and Marc went out of their way to make our stay both entertaining and relaxing! The breakfasts catered to my wife’s special diet and the host’s knowledge of the area was excellent. David B.
A lovely place & people!
We very much enjoyed our stay in July 2010, which included a marvelous dinner prepared by Debbie for our anniversary. Breakfasts were outstanding! Marc and Debbie were also extremely helpful with suggestions for our daytime activities and dinners out. My only regret is wishing we’d spent more time just ‘hanging out’ on the premises and enjoying the beautiful inn itself! Yash W.
Want to return soon
Debbi & Marc are the best hosts ever. We did not have a reservation, and stopped in out of the clear blue. We were treated like long-time customers or family. Everything about the stay was excellent. We want to return soon. Jerry D.
Absolutely love the black sheep inn and the inn keepers! they were as warm and welcoming as the inn!! deb and mark are very helpful and great cooks! super comfy bed! i don’t think I’ve sleep that good in years:) can’t wait to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Athena B.