Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast is on the second floor of the
secluded south wing of Geneseo's historic Hartford House overlooking a
walled garden. Enter the four-room suite through your own private
entrance just off the swimming pool where you will enjoy full pool
the quiet of the 75 acre park-like grounds that serves as a home for
much wildlife. It is not uncommon to see young foxes practising their
hunting skills on the front lawn, or take our nature walk through the
lower pasture where dozens of deer roam!
Other attractions on the grounds include The Genesee
Volley Tennis Club with a
state-of-the-art Har-Tru court and a lawn court. Please let us know if
you want to play and we can arrange an appropriate match with our club
members or a lesson with our pro "Biff" Strong.
If tennis is too strenuous for you, enjoy a competitive game of croquet
(pronounced "Croakey") on the front lawn with professional style
equipment. This is not the childrens game you remember!
The estate is also a working vegetable farm with its own farm market.
On our Free
Soil Farm all produce is grown
chemical-free. We also avoid the use of chemicals in all our lawn care
Our continental breakfast often includes ingredients grown right here
on the farm. Your stay can also include a free farm tour or a tour of
the Historic Hartford House if you desire.
Just next door, and part of the original estate, is Big House Stables,
owned and operated by Susan Strong Kelley, another of the General's
descendants. Arrangment can be made for lessons or to bring your own
horse by calling 585-243-5056 or check www.bighousestables.com.
Come to the Garden
Suite for your Tennis Getaway! With a Har-Tru and a lawn court on
premises, you won't have to leave the property for all the tennis you