Our History

William Smith

William Smith


Welcome to the William Smith Inn bed and breakfast!

Who is William Smith? Philanthropist. Astronomer.
Spiritualist. Nurseryman. Women’s rights activist. Founder of William Smith College.

Our hope was to return his home, built in 1873, to its former glory. After a careful and dedicated renovation, we opened our doors to guests in June 2009. Designed by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Warner, this Italianate home features quarter-cut white oak floors with black walnut inlay, monstrous chestnut doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Whether you are visiting Hobart & William Smith Colleges, traveling to a Finger Lakes wedding, exploring a gorge trail, or discovering your new favorite winery, the William Smith Inn is a perfect launching point to visit the Finger Lakes region.

- The Wallaces

Special thanks to the Archives at Hobart & William Smith Colleges And The Geneva Historical Society.