Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast COVID-19 Protocols and Policies

What is the threat

Prospective guests need to know that the lodging destination provides a safe and comfortable lodging experience during their travels. Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast has the responsibility to provide that comfort and security, but we also have an obligation to ensure that each and every guest does not bring an infection into the lodging establishment.


How are we addressing the risk?

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast industry has a longstanding commitment to cleanliness and safety for its employees and customers. We continue the commitment during the public health crisis. Our guidelines represent best practices for the Bed and Breakfast (B&B) industry. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, New York and Seneca County Health Departments during the reopening phase(s) of the NY State economy. It is anticipated that these guidelines and protocols will evolve based on the recommendation of County and State Public Health authorities and must be done in compliance with any Federal, State and local laws. A detailed plan is on file but a general overview shows that breakfast is served seated and distancing rules apply. Coffee service, salt and pepper, sugar, creamer, etc. are available to each seated party and they are not shared with other guests. Cleaning protocols are strictly adhered to in common rooms, outside seating areas and private rooms. Sanitizer stations are located in the common areas and the private rooms. In addition, a disinfectant soap is available in the private rooms.

NY State Travel Advisory is in place and reservations are not allowed to prospective guests from restricted states. The list changes weekly and a complete list is available from the NY State website.

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast ADA Compliance and Website Accessibility Policy  

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast is committed to furthering the accessibility and usability of its website, and to provide website services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. With established policies and procedures, we will ensure goods and services to all our customers in a manner consistent with this core value.

It is our policy to remove barriers to full access to our products and services whenever that is readily achievable, and to develop products and services with accessibility standards considered. We are committed to ensuring the accessibility of our websites to persons with disabilities. To achieve this goal, we have adopted the following guidelines:

Accessibility Guidelines – We have put in place processes to make accessibility and meeting the criteria known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA, as recommended by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium, integral to our software development efforts, design specifications and product roadmaps. We will measure and track our progress to ensure we continually make improvements to address the evolving industry standards and to meet the accessibility needs of our customers and visitors to our websites.

Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on, please contact us at, or 315-568-0145. If you encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the particular web page in your email or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast Reservation and Cancellation Policy  

April 1st through December 15th weekends and “special weekends”*

*subject to a 2-night minimum.

  • Check-in is from 3 PM to 8 PM. If you need to make special arrangements for early or later check-in,  please let us know ahead of time. Checkout is 11 AM.
  • Reservations are held with credit card or personal check for the full amount due.
  • Deposit is refunded in full with at least 10 days advance notice of cancellation. No refund for cancellations with less than 10 days notice unless the room is re-booked, then the deposit is refunded in full. A no-show will be charged the full amount.
  • Reserving the entire inn requires a non-refundable deposit of $250 and minimum 14 days cancellation notice. Cancellations with less than 14 days notice and no-shows will be charged the full amount unless the inn can be re-booked.
  • Room rates are subject to applicable taxes (currently 11%).  Prices quoted are per night, double occupancy. An additional person, $25. Erin’s Retreat is the only room that can accommodate an extra person.
  • Payment: Major credit card, personal check, traveler’s check or cash.


Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast uses and protects any information that you give Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast when you use this website.

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: January 2014

What we collect

We may collect the following information:
•name and job title
•contact information including email address
•demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
•Internal record keeping.
•We may use the information to improve our products and services


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.

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We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:


Guest rules are for the comfort of all, so only fresh-air smoking is allowed. In order to continue to provide guests with a safe, comfortable and enjoyable stay; we have adopted a smoke-free environment within the house.  A $150.00 cleaning fee will be charged if this policy is violated.

We regretfully do not allow pets.  Well-behaved children over age 12 are welcome. The house is not strictly childproof, so notice is given to parents of particularly curious or active children. We are happy to make dinner reservations for you with advance notice.

*”Special weekends” include but are not limited to local college graduation and parent’s weekends, special event weekends, and Seneca and Cayuga Wine Trail event weekends.

All rooms are located on the second floor.