Enjoy a stay in a period Victorian house, centrally located and close to major highways and fine restaurants. I serve up a healthy breakfast and lively conversation, and I am eager to be your arm-chair guide during your time in Binghamton.
I have two guest rooms at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. This listing is for Room #1, the larger of the two rooms, a sunny space with a double bed, which has a 7-inch thick futon mattress on box springs. The room contains a dresser and a desk, as well as ample space to accommodate a third person on a single airbed. The room is air-conditioned.
My two guestrooms share the full upstairs bathroom, which has an enormous claw foot tub with a hand-shower. There is a drawer where you can store personal items while you are visiting. I also have a half-bath off the kitchen.
I provide an informal, self-serve breakfast--granola or oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. I will do my best to satisfy your dietary cravings or restrictions. Weather permitting, we have breakfast in the garden.
I offer wireless Internet access throughout the house, off-street parking, and kitchen privileges. You are always free to brew yourself a cup of tea. I encourage travel-weary guests to do their laundry and make themselves a home-cooked meal.
You are welcome to bring your pet. I have a very friendly dog named Einstein and a cat named Bayliss, who you will see if you are lucky. My back yard is fenced in and reasonably escape-proof.
My house was built in 1892 for Chester Larrabee, owner of the Sturdevant-Larrabee Company, Builders of Fine Carriages and Sleighs. I purchased the house in 1990 from the estate of Helen Larrabee, Chester's youngest child, who lived here her whole life. The house is well-preserved example of the Queen Anne style, with chestnut and oak moldings that have never been painted, pocket doors, three fireplaces, a laundry chute, and potato bins in the pantry. It gives me great pleasure to share it with you.
You are welcome to enjoy the front parlor, where you can browse through my vintage vinyl collection, or watch television in the back parlor. There is plenty of reading material around. For longer stays I offer a small refrigerator and a shelf for your provisions. In warm weather the front and back porches are available for your enjoyment, as well as the garden.
As this is my home, I make it a point to be here to greet my guests and give them a key, and I am almost always available during their stay. I look forward to having breakfast with them, and we often enjoy a glass of wine together in the evening.
My house is located in an urban neighborhood close to downtown and very close to bus routes. It is about five miles from Binghamton University, and BU Blue Buses travel to and from there regularly. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. I've got menus on hand. You can get more information about them and check out other Binghamton (email hidden)r those of you who like to go running or walk your dog, Otsiningo Park is just a short drive away.
The price per night and week includes a mandatory 8% NY State Room Tax. Monthly stays are non-taxable, and you can save some money by taking care of your own breakfasts.
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We had a wonderful stay with Mary while visiting Binghamton University. Very welcoming and interesting host - with great pets! We look forward to repeat visits.
We loved staying at Mary's gorgeous house! The bed was so comfy we could barely make it down for breakfast. Thankfully we managed, because it was absolutely delicious and we shared lovely conversation with Mary (and Einstein). Hopefully we will have an occasion to visit Binghamton again soon!
We had a lovely stay at Mary's place! She was easy to communicate with and very accommodating (and even stayed up to greet us for our late-night arrival). Breakfast was delectable. We would recommend her B&B to fellow Airbnbers, and we will look forward to another stay on our next drive to Canada!
Mary is just one of the most incredible people I have met. Kind, generous, way cultured, a community icon and indulgent of my logorrhea. She had us at Volkskornbrot. I can't believe I've never had it or heard of it. The house is beyond a romantic dream. We are flat out copying several of her features, in fact, she guided us to an antique spot in Bainbridge where we found a stunning decanter we'll place on guest's dressers the way she did.
She picked basil and tomatoes from her garden, made a Moosewood granola, which all by itself I would return for. She has made us better people from our stay.
I had a great time at Mary webster.Loved this place to bits, so comfortable and homey, and in a really beautiful location very easy to drive into highway.Breakfast is yummy and nice to chat with Mary.Highest recommendation for Mary as a host, and warm house. It was exactly what I was looking for.
What a beautiful, historic home! It's so nice to stay in a home where you can see the builders' care and craftsmanship in every detail. Mary was a wonderful host and made our stay very comfortable. Breakfast of granola, fruit, toast and the NY Times was a great way to start a Sunday. My only regret is that it was raining so we couldn't enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden.
I was in town for a dog obedience trial and Mary provided a lovely place for my dog and I to stay! Her house is very nice and breakfast was GREAT, homemade granola and yogurt and fruit :) (I'll be trying that granola recipe myself at home!) We very much enjoyed Mary's hospitality, and maybe we'll see her next year if we're in Binghamton again!
A very nice stay at this B&B. Mary is an excellent host and her house as a lot of character. Would recommend to all.
We stayed only a brief time with Mary (got in late and left early) but she was warm and welcoming and prepared a perfect, nutritious and delicious, hot-weather breakfast for us before we left. The House has beautiful detail (ask her to show you the giant pocket door!) and is well-kept. She had water in the room for us and the in-room air-conditioner was very welcome after a long day of driving in the heat.
Staying at Mary Webster bed and breakfast house is wonderful.
Seeing vintage house with original woodwork and antique furniture/decor is worth a visit It is like going back in time.
.Very hospitable house staff... including a friendly dog and nice cat.
I would stay again for any future visits to Binghamton University.