The Inn

Come on Inn

The Belva Lockwood Inn 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”.

COVID 19 – We realize that health and safety are on all our minds. Everyone at the Belva Lockwood Inn continues to take recommended precautions as directed by the local Health Department and CDC.

The Inn

Come on Inn

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

COVID 19 – We realize that health and safety are on all our minds. Everyone at the Belva Lockwood Inn continues to take recommended precautions as directed by the local Health Department and CDC.

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 adult guest suites are located on the second floor of the Inn.  

Tour Our Rooms

The

Tioga

Room

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!!

The

Lovelass

Room

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.

The

Eagles Club

Room

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!

The

Knickerbocker

Room

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!

The

Gorman

Suite

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 Bar

Have a drink with us

This intimate space allows guests to enjoy a few drinks after check-in. It’s all about setting the right mood. 

RECENTLY FEATURED
ON HGTV

Julie and Ike Lovelass, the previous owners of the inn recently made an appearance on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters.

Around The Tiers

mrscushing
mrscushing
2022-10-17
What a BnB should be! From the moment you drive across the bridge into town you quickly realize you’re in a very special place. That doesn’t stop when you are warmly greeted by Brielle and Matt- the energetic and friendly hosts. Brielle takes both the history of this BnB and breakfast very seriously to the delight of all you stay. My husband and I oooed and ahhhed over the details during our house tour before getting to our room that was unique and updated. The town and the house and the hosts are all you need for a perfect getaway. We were lucky enough to enjoy Porchfest while we were there and also got a great hike with waterfalls in during our stay. An easy stroll into town with great restaurants was a bonus too! Can’t wait to go back-well done!
mrscushing
mrscushing
2022-10-17
What a BnB should be! From the moment you drive across the bridge into town you quickly realize you’re in a very special place. That doesn’t stop when you are warmly greeted by Brielle and Matt- the energetic and friendly hosts. Brielle takes both the history of this BnB and breakfast very seriously to the delight of all you stay. My husband and I oooed and ahhhed over the details during our house tour before getting to our room that was unique and updated. The town and the house and the hosts are all you need for a perfect getaway. We were lucky enough to enjoy Porchfest while we were there and also got a great hike with waterfalls in during our stay. An easy stroll into town with great restaurants was a bonus too! Can’t wait to go back-well done!
Barbara B
Barbara B
2022-10-15
Belva Lockwood Inn run by lovely couple Matt and Brie Brie is a breakfast artist. Delicious, nutritious and aesthetically beautiful breakfasts were prepared by Brie for us every morning. She took into account my allergy of walnuts and lactose. She custom designs breakfasts with your particular needs and love of foods in mind. The entire Inn is anchored in late 19th century history and is named after the first woman ever to run for president, Belva Lockwood. Her story is fascinating and so is the architecture of the inn. All rooms are beautiful, and our bed was very comfortable. Lovely quiet place to wind down after a long day of service to a relative with dementia. We'd return to the Inn in the evening, and I could feel the cares of the day just melt away. Big wrap around porch to enjoy in better weather. Looking forward to our next visit!
Barbara B
Barbara B
2022-10-15
Belva Lockwood Inn run by lovely couple Matt and Brie Brie is a breakfast artist. Delicious, nutritious and aesthetically beautiful breakfasts were prepared by Brie for us every morning. She took into account my allergy of walnuts and lactose. She custom designs breakfasts with your particular needs and love of foods in mind. The entire Inn is anchored in late 19th century history and is named after the first woman ever to run for president, Belva Lockwood. Her story is fascinating and so is the architecture of the inn. All rooms are beautiful, and our bed was very comfortable. Lovely quiet place to wind down after a long day of service to a relative with dementia. We'd return to the Inn in the evening, and I could feel the cares of the day just melt away. Big wrap around porch to enjoy in better weather. Looking forward to our next visit!
Paul F
Paul F
2022-10-10
A Perfect B&B Experience Nothing more you could ask for in a bed and breakfast experience. A beautiful inn, excellent hosts, fun, delicious breakfast delivered in a picnic basket outside your door, snacks, coffee--and adult beverages--available to guests anytime. Beds, linens, etc. were all done right.
Paul F
Paul F
2022-10-10
A Perfect B&B Experience Nothing more you could ask for in a bed and breakfast experience. A beautiful inn, excellent hosts, fun, delicious breakfast delivered in a picnic basket outside your door, snacks, coffee--and adult beverages--available to guests anytime. Beds, linens, etc. were all done right.
Erin D
Erin D
2022-09-25
INN-CREDIBLE! Had an INN-CREDIBLE stay at the Belva Lockwood Inn! The owners Brie and Matt were extremely hospitable and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. They provided us with an excellent overview of the inn’s history and shared the story of the amazing Belva Lockwood. As a self-proclaimed germaphobe, I can say I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms. We stayed in the spacious Gorman Suite and loved it. Comfy bed, large bathroom, and a cute sitting area. The breakfast each morning was delicious and beautifully served. Brie certainly has an eye for detail! The inn itself is located just minutes away from great local restaurants and shops. The owner, Brie, also set up a Finger Lakes wine and brewery tour for our party with Tia’s Wine Wagon and it was an awesome experience! We had a fantastic stay and can’t wait to go back to the charming Belva Lockwood Inn!
Allyson B
Allyson B
2022-09-25
Completely Charming My husband and I recently stayed at this glorious inn. Everything was delightful! Brie and Matt embodied such enthusiasm seeing to our enjoyment and comfort. This beautiful historic home is a treasure. Our room had a perfect blend of modern conveniences and original detailing. And the lovely basket of pastries and fresh fruit with our morning coffee..simply delicious! We will be back to soak up another healthy dose of pure relaxation.
Erin D
Erin D
2022-09-25
INN-CREDIBLE! Had an INN-CREDIBLE stay at the Belva Lockwood Inn! The owners Brie and Matt were extremely hospitable and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. They provided us with an excellent overview of the inn’s history and shared the story of the amazing Belva Lockwood. As a self-proclaimed germaphobe, I can say I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms. We stayed in the spacious Gorman Suite and loved it. Comfy bed, large bathroom, and a cute sitting area. The breakfast each morning was delicious and beautifully served. Brie certainly has an eye for detail! The inn itself is located just minutes away from great local restaurants and shops. The owner, Brie, also set up a Finger Lakes wine and brewery tour for our party with Tia’s Wine Wagon and it was an awesome experience! We had a fantastic stay and can’t wait to go back to the charming Belva Lockwood Inn!
Allyson B
Allyson B
2022-09-25
Completely Charming My husband and I recently stayed at this glorious inn. Everything was delightful! Brie and Matt embodied such enthusiasm seeing to our enjoyment and comfort. This beautiful historic home is a treasure. Our room had a perfect blend of modern conveniences and original detailing. And the lovely basket of pastries and fresh fruit with our morning coffee..simply delicious! We will be back to soak up another healthy dose of pure relaxation.

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.