Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State between Corning and Elmira. Rufus Tanner House bed and breakfast caters to wandering romantics, sightseers and business travelers. We’re open year
round so you can take in nature’s fall palette of colors on the hillside; enjoy a warm fire after playing in winter’s wonderland, experience spring’s awakening or the full blossom of summer.
Built in 1864 in the Greek Revival architecture style this wonderful country home has been tastefully renovated with guestrooms with private baths. It has a relaxing ambience with fireplaces for warming, porches and garden hideaways for pondering and luxurious amenities for pampering.
Should you wish to wander during your stay at Rufus Tanner House, there is plenty to do and see within a 5-40 minute drive....The famous Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes Wine Trails (Seneca Wine Trail, Keuka Wine Trail and Cayuga Wine Trail), aviation museums (National Soaring Museum at Harris Hill, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Curtiss Museum), art museums (Arnot Art Museum, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, West End Gallery, Johnson Art Museum), the Clemens Center, glassmaking shops, antique shops and auctions, Mark Twain history at Elmira College, Underground Railroad history and Woodlawn National Cemetery, Civil War history, great fishing (Chemung River and surrounding lakes) and golfing (Soaring Eagles Golf Course, Watkins Glen Golf Course, Willow Creek Golf Club), hiking trails at Tanglewood Nature Center. Gleason Meadows, Catherine Valley Trail or the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, canoeing and kayaking, gorges and waterfalls at Robert Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls, Watkins Glen State Park and horseracing at Tioga Downs Racino and many fabulous restaurants.