Skaneateles Inn on 20
Skaneateles Inn on 20
4239 East Genesee Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021
Just one mile west of the Village of Skaneateles on Route 20
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The pool is open and the water is great!  Hope you can come and relax by the pool this summer!

  Weekends are filling up quickly this summer so if you are planning a visit to the Finger Lakes, please call us soon or book online to get your room reserved.  Hope to see you soon!

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What Our Customers Say About Us....

June, 2019
This is a well maintained classic motel in a beautiful, quiet country setting, but still close to Skaneateles and Auburn. The owners have taken excellent care of this place and have modernized all the rooms, which are roomy, comfortable, and have all the necessary amenities. I found the beds to be a bit on the hard side, but then I'm spoiled by my memory foam mattress at home. Still had a good sleep, though. The rooms have a good-sized beverage fridge, microwave, widescreen TV (with over 100 cable channels), coffee maker (although there's also a Keurig in the office with a wide selection of coffees and teas), walk-in closet, air conditioner, and heater. Everything was absolutely spotless, and there was a tray of snacks, including fruit. And one of the nicest things was that when the lights were turned off and shades drawn, it was pitch black--just like at our house! Then there's the huge pool--11' deep in the large end, with crystal clear water that has no chlorine smell. The owner said they have a new sand-based filter system that doesn't need to use as much chlorine as most pools. All in all, we had a very nice time here and will definitely stay again whenever we're in the area.
July, 2018
" I wanted to let you know that our stay at your Inn was fabulous and I believe all of our family members felt the same way! Everything we needed was available and the rooms were clean and comfortable - 5 stars for sure!!
Thank you so much for your kindness. We hope to be back!"
June, 2018
We enjoyed our stay at your motel in Auburn. It was convenient to all the local
sites and attractions. We has a great time visiting the finger lakes area for our
anniversary. Thank you for the excellent service.
March 27, 2018  
Reviewed by Martha C
Mar 27, 2018
This is a quaint Inn just outside the village of Skaneateles. The room was clean and comfortable. The décor was warm and inviting. The bath was furnished with ample towels and a nice hot shower. We were greeted by the owner at check-in. She informed us that she had left some breakfast fare for the morning. She inquired if any other family were staying there. She was able to give us adjoining rooms. This really made our stay all the more pleasant. Thank Sue! I'm so glad you asked if I knew Brian. :) Great weekend getaway!
Hidden Gem Well Worth It

Posted Jan 1, 2018

I travel frequently and this was by far one of the best places I have stayed. Weather made travel slow and I arrived far later than the office hours but Sue made accommodations to make sure I had a warm place to stay. She turned on the heat and the room was spotless and toasty when I arrived. The place is older which gives it character but is well cared for and spacious. In a very nice area that was quiet and peaceful and I had a good nights rest. Checking out was a breeze and she even helped me figure out the coffee machine because I am technologically dysfunctional and it wasn't my ancient drip coffee maker. Breakfast was packaged easy to grab items and fruit which worked fine for me. Very friendly, clean, comfortable. The rates were very reasonable, much less than certain big name hotel chains I've stayed in with a much cleaner room and better customer service. I cannot say enough about this place. It was a little further off the freeway than I usually stray but was easy to find and well worth it. Will definitely be using this place as my regular stop when I come through New York.

April,2017 Kathy and Ralph Ferrussi wrote about their stay at the Inn in Boating on the Hudson and Beyond, April 2017 issue....."Halfway between Skaneateles and Auburn we reached our night's lodging, Sue Dove's quiet,clean, comfortable Skaneateles Inn on 20.   We checked in, cleaned up and there was plenty of nice, hot water and nice thick towels.   Read about Kathy and Ralph's trip to the Finger Lakes at

 March, 2017 H.M. wrote "We had a lovely time, Susan, and will definitely stay with you again when we’re in the area. We all agreed that the beds were super comfortable, and the rooms so clean and neat. Thanks, again, for a very pleasant stay.

November, 2016  We were so grateful to have come upon Skaneateles Inn on 20 during an impromptu trip through the Finger Lakes Region.  We were very impressed with the comfort and especially the cleanliness of your motel.  We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who will be traveling in the area, and now that we have seen the beauty and charm of Skaneateles, we hope to have the opportunity to return to your excellent motel.

Dickens Christmas is Coming to Skaneateles!

Dickens logo Color jpeg no date  Book now for your visit to Dickens' Christmas in Skaneateles.  This 25 year tradition in Skaneateles is a must to complete your holidays this year.  Dickens Christmas features over 50 Dickens characters roaming the streets of Skaneateles from noon to 4 every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Interact with characters like Scrooge, Father Christmas, the Ghost of Christmas Past and many more.  There are free carriage rides, free roasted chestnuts, caroling on every street corner, and at 2 pm on each Dickens Day, the entire cast and all the visitors meet at the Gazebo for an old-fashioned sing-a-long!  

The Skaneateles Inn on 20 is just 1.5 miles west of all the fun in the Village of Skaneateles.  Rooms on the Dickens weekends are all the affordable low cost of $99 per night plus tax!  Join us this year and make Skaneateles part of your holiday tradition!


Dove Named to Cayuga Tourism Board

Susan Dove, Owner of the Skaneateles Inn on 20 has been named as Treasurer of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism.  

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated tourism promotion agency for Cayuga County. By developing and implementing comprehensive marketing initiatives, we promote tourism and travel to Cayuga County, its cities, towns, and villages.  Visit

Cayuga County Office of Tourism
131 Genesee Street Auburn, NY 13021
315-255-1658 or 800-499-9615
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4239 East Genesee Street Road  Auburn, NY 13021  (Just one mile west of the Village of Skaneateles on Route 20)
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