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Directions to La Belle Vie B&B

From the Rochester Airport
(58 miles / 1 hour 16 mins)
  • Exit the airport and turn right onto Brooks Ave and stay in right lane
  • In 500 ft take ramp on right onto I-390 South
  • Travel 8 miles and take Exit 12B for the Thruway/I-90
  • Take Thruway/I-90 Eastbound (towards Albany)
  • Travel I-90 35 miles to the Geneva exit, then continue with directions in next section.

I-90 From the West or East
(Cleveland, Toronto, Buffalo, Rochester; or Syracuse, Albany, Boston)
  • Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) to the Geneva exit (#42) and turn right onto Route 14 south.
  • Travel 6 miles to, then through downtown Geneva.
    (Straight to Seneca street, turn right, up to the T-intersection with South Main St., turn left, following the signs for Route 14.)
  • Leaving Geneva, continue on Route 14 south for 10 miles until you reach the right turnoff for Route 54 south to Penn Yan.
  • It is then exactly 5 miles straight to Main Street, Penn Yan — a T-intersection with a flashing light.
  • La Belle Vie is diagonally across the street to the right.
If you are traveling on I-90 from the West, consider the Scenic route from Canandaigua. It takes no longer and is quite lovely.


From the South or Southwest
(DC, Cleveland, Pittsburgh)
  • From the due south (DC) take US-15 north (also called I-99 in parts) and, just over the NY State border, exit onto I-86 west.
  • Or if approaching from the southwest connect in NY State I-86 east/NY-17 east/Southern Tier Expy.
  • Exit at exit #38 Route NY-54 north towards Bath/Hammondsport
  • Follow Route 54A through Bath and 7 miles to Hammondsport
  • Continue on Route 54A past Hammondsport 21 miles north (along the east side of Keuka Lake) to Penn Yan
  • At Penn Yan, go through the first traffic light (Liberty/Brown St.) and turn left at next light (Main St.)
  • Go over bridge, through two more traffic lights (Seneca and Elm Sts.)
  • Just after next flashing yellow light (Clinton St.) La Belle Vie is on the left.


Distance and Driving Time
From...CityMileskmHr:Min
EastBoston3756046h:40m
EastAlbany2103383h:45m
EastSyracuse701131h:20m
SouthDC3305316h:10m
SouthNYC2804515h:10m
SouthPhiladelphia2604184h:50m
SouthBinghamton1041671h:50m
WestPittsburgh3195135h:00m
WestChicago640103010h:50m
WestCleveland2954754h:50m
WestToronto2103383h:55m
WestNiagara Falls1302092h:30m
WestRochester60971h:10m

From the Southeast
(Binghamton, New York, Philadelphia)
  • You may take NY Route 17 (aka I-86) west, or I-81 north
  • I-81 intersects with NY-17/I-86 at Binghamton
  • Follow signs to NY-17 West/I-86 West/Southern Tier Expy (signs for Owego/Elmira)
  • Drive 56 miles west to exit #52B toward Route NY-14 Elmira Heights
  • Turn left at Westinghouse Rd and drive 1.5 miles
  • Turn left at NY-14 North towards Watkins Glen
  • Drive 15 miles to Watkins Glen, staying on NY-14
  • Continue north on Route 14 for 21 miles and turn left at Route NY-54 south
  • It is then exactly 5 miles straight to Main Street, Penn Yan — a T-intersection with a flashing light.
  • La Belle Vie is diagonally across the street to the right.
La Belle Vie in Penn Yan
Map of Penn Yan. Click to enlarge.