The Inn

Come on Inn

The Belva Lockwood Inn is a charming adults-only historic inn located in the heart of the picturesque Village of Owego, New York. We offer our guests a unique and unforgettable experience, steeped in history and luxury.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported back in time to the Gilded Age.  You’ll be greeted by your Innekeepers and shown to your beautifully appointed room, each of which is uniquely decorated and features modern amenities.

In the morning, wake up to the delicious aroma of your private picnic basket breakfast, delivered to your door. We strive to accommodate any dietary restrictions, so you can enjoy your meal without worry. After breakfast, take some time to explore the inn’s grounds or the charming Village of Owego. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and historical attractions to keep you busy.

In the evening, relax and unwind in our piano bar. Enjoy a complimentary beverage on us!

If you ever wanted to live in a real life hallmark movie, this is your place! To describe every highlight of our visit at this beautifully renovated historic home would fill a novel. The place is a perfect blend of old history and fresh updates. 

Anne S.


The Inn

Come on Inn

The Belva Lockwood Inn’s charm is steeped in history, complimented by comfortable luxury in 5 fully remodeled adult guest suites. Steps from the Village of Owego, it gives new meaning to “Let’s Stay Inn”.

A preservation in progress

The Belva Lockwood Inn

In 1815, Charles Pumpelly built a home and lived there until 1841 when he moved to his brother’s house located at the other end of Front Street in Owego.

The home was eventually converted to a boarding and day school for young ladies, The Owego Female Seminary.

In 1863 Belva Lockwood bought the property and was Principal of the Seminary until 1865. Belva sold the home and moved to Washington D.C. In 1879 she was the first woman to be admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. Belva went on to run for President of the United States in 1884 & 1888.

After Belva left, the original home was partially dismantled and moved to 188 Front Street, Owego and was used as a carriage house. In 1878, Jefferson Dwelle built this home which is considered one the finest examples of High Victorian architecture in the region.

The property later became home to the Fraternal Order of Eagles and then served as a private residence.

Each room at the Belva Lockwood Inn has been carefully designed to reflect the rich history of the property.  All suites are located on the second floor of the Inn and have a private en suite.  

Tour Our Rooms




Located at the front of the home with three large windows and River views, this room is perfect for the History enthusiast. This room houses the only soap stone fireplace on the second floor….while the fireplace no longer burns coal, it’s still gorgeous to look at!!




With a quaint Country Cottage feel, this room is full of natural light and plenty of space. Tuck your personal items away in the original built in drawers underneath the three large windows.


Eagles Club


Once home to the Eagles Club Office, this room pays respect to the Eagle’s Club history. You’ll enjoy the built in dresser that still are labeled “treasurers reports” from back in the day!




Inspired by the funky local artist, Chris Knickerbocker, this room will dazzle you with the glitter glass sculptured wall! The separate toilet room was once a janitors closet and still houses the original built-in storage cupboards!




Located at the back of the house, this room once served as the Servant Quarters…but don’t let that fool you! This elegant room has the largest bathroom of all of the suites and includes an original claw foot tub! Adjoining the bedroom, step down to a large sitting area with comfortable seating and a place to relax during your travels.

The Experience

Have a drink with us

Unwind with a complimentary welcome cocktail at our charming piano bar, then wake up to a picnic breakfast basket delivered straight to your room. Every stay at Belva Lockwood Inn is a delightful treat.

New York Wine Country

The unforgettable finger lakes

Get ready to be blown away by the beautiful New York State Finger Lakes region. Owego, New York is the perfect home-base to explore the region, with many premier attractions just a short drive away.