Enjoy a stay in a period Victorian house, centrally located and close to major highways and fine restaurants. We serve up a healthy breakfast and lively conversation, and we are eager to be your arm-chair guides during your time in Binghamton.
I have two guest rooms at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. Room #2 is the smaller room at the back of the house, with a window that looks out over the garden and catches the morning sun. It is more suitable for one person, especially for stays longer than night. The room is furnished with a double bed, which has a 7-inch thick futon mattress on a box springs,which my clients find very comfortable. It also contains a desk and a small bookcase, as well as a closet. The room is air-conditioned.
My two rooms share a bathroom. which has a gigantic cast iron claw foot tub with a hand shower. There is a drawer where you can store personal items. I also have a half-bath off the kitchen.
I serve an informal breakfast--granola or oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, coffee. Please let me know if you have any dietary cravings or restrictions, and I will try to accommodate them. Weather permitting, we have breakfast in the garden.
I offer wireless Internet access throughout the house, off-street parking, and kitchen privileges. You can always brew yourself a cup of tea. I encourage travel-weary guests to do their laundry and make themselves a home-cooked meal.
Pets are welcome. I have a very friendly dog named Einstein and a cat named Bayliss that you will see if your are lucky. My back yard is fenced in and reasonably escape-proof.
The house was built in 1892 for the Larrabee family, owners of the Sturdevant-Larrabee Company, Builders of Fine Carriages and Sleighs. Remarkably, I am only the second owner. The house is in the Queen Anne style, full of chestnut and oak moldings that have never been painted, pocket doors, three fireplaces, a laundry chute, and potato bins in the pantry. It's been my home for 22 years, and I would be pleased 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 near bus routes. It is about five miles from Binghamton University, and buses travel to and from there regularly. There are several excellent restaurants nearby, and 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, Otsiningo Park is just a short drive away.
The price of the room per night and week includes a mandatory 8% New York State Sales Tax. Monthly rates are non-taxable and less if you take care of your own breakfast. I do not charge cleaning fees.
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Mary was a gracious and charming host. I really enjoyed getting to know her. We shared some wine and a snack in the evening and her pancake and fruit breakfast was delicious. The house is lovely, and the room was clean and comfortable. I would happily stay at Mary's house anytime I go to Binghamton. Also, her dog Einstein is super friendly and adorable.
Such an incredibly beautiful house and a quiet, clean room. The bed was super comfortable, and I loved the claw foot tub. Mary is a very nice hostess, and she and her perfectly behaved and friendly dog Einstein made me feel most welcome.
Thanks very much to Mary for a wonderful stay - lovely house and lovely host who got up at the crack of dawn to make sure I had breakfast before leaving. Thank you!
Mary is so cool! She even helped me with a ride to the bus station at the end of the stay. You don't get cooler host than that!
I had a great time with Mary and her guests, lots of great conversation, adorable pets and good times. Definitely would stay again.
A perfect place to stay! Mary is an attentive, easy going and thoughtful host and the accommodation in her beautiful 1890's home is very comfortable. The bedroom and shared bathroom were clean and welcoming, with fresh daffodils on the bedside table.
I enjoyed chatting with Mary about the history of the house and of Binghamton, as well as the present day economy of the area.
Even though I left at 6:30 in the morning and had insisted that breakfast at that early hour was not necessary, Mary was up early and had set an inviting spot for me with breakfast. I look forward to a return visit.
Mary's a great host.
The house is lovely, eclectic and full of warmth.
Nothing was too much trouble - I left the house at 6:30 each morning and breakfast was always ready, healthy and fresh at 6.
Room and bathroom are spotlessly clean.
For me, this is a special place to stay - thank you Mary!
Mary is a gracious and interesting host and the house is beautiful. Einstein was great company too! Lovely stay.
I stayed at the Queen Anne for a month while in town on business. It was a beautiful arrangement. I had a great time hanging out with Mary and Einstein.
Amy & I had a delightful stay with Mary and Einstein on our holiday visit to Binghamton to visit family. Mary is a gracious, thoughtful host who maintains a lovely home. In days filled with bustle, we were so thankful to start each day with delicious breakfast and conversation, as well as to return to a restful, cozy retreat at day's end.
All the personal touches were so meaningful to us, and we truly felt welcome during our stay. We learned new things about the area (the Apalachin mob bust of 1957!) and were even sent off with fresh coffee and a travel mug when leaving to catch our all-too-early flight home. A perfect place and perfect company to celebrate Christmas—thank you, Mary!
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