A National Folk House, Circa 1900
The Clematis Inn is located in the historical area known as Lovett’s Corner in Penfield, New York. Built in 1900, the Inn is the former home of James J. George, co-owner of the George Brothers Nursery, which once shared this site. As testament of this heritage, beginning in spring and through autumn, the Inn’s gardens erupt with color from hundreds of clematis vines (the nursery’s specialty) giving the Inn its name.
The Inn, having been lovingly cared for, maintains the beauty and character of the early 20th century. The Edwardian style of the Inn is enhanced by a fireplace, warm chestnut woodwork, oak floors and leaded windows, along with antiques decorating each room, all of which impart an atmosphere of warm and relaxed elegance.
Your Room is Ready
Following a tradition of the early 1900’s, each bedroom door panel is painted with a flowering vine that matches the beauty and color of the clematis for which the room is named. Nellie Moser, a delicate pink room, is furnished with mid-1800 walnut twin beds. Ramona is a light lilac room graced by a queen-sized Shaker four-poster bed. Mrs. Cholmondeley is the palest of blues with a queen-sized cherry wood bed and an in-suite private bath featuring a restored claw-footed tub and shower.
All rooms feature terry cloth robes, hair dryers, hypoallergenic pillows and comforters. As a special gift for selecting our Inn, each room has a variety of unique personal toiletries for use while at the Inn or to take with you as a remembrance of your stay.
Start Your Day
Awake refreshed to the aroma of freshly-ground organic coffee or select from an array of organic herbal teas and freshly prepared juices. Fresh fruit, homemade breads, and a scrumptious breakfast are served in the dining room, solar room, or, weather permitting, on the patio.
Upon starting your day, there are a multitude of activities and events to suit almost any interest. Whether you prefer shopping, golfing, theater, museums, sporting events, antiquing, hiking, skiing, a boat ride on the historic Erie Canal or Lake Ontario, fall foliage train rides, festivals, the Finger Lakes, wineries, or a night on the town, the warm hospitality of The Clematis Inn will make your stay most enjoyable.
We will be pleased to provide you with maps and local information and arrange dinner reservations. The Clematis Inn provides password-coded WiFi for our guests. You may choose to spend some quiet time relaxing at the Inn. Wander the lawns and admire the multitude of clematis vines from early spring through autumn. Enjoy walking on the low-impact trails in the Sherwood Fields Park, an 82-acre nature preserve across the road from the Inn. Relax on the swing on our wraparound porch, or sit on the patio and enjoy the sounds of nature. On cooler nights, warm yourself by the fire and relax after a fun-filled day. Our goal is a comfortable, relaxing stay for our guests – and to make The Clematis Inn your home away from home.