Captain Kinne House



At our B&B, we love what we do and let our guests determine the type of experience that they want. We are equally happy hosting wedding parties and family gatherings as we are quiet, romantic getaways. Very simply, you decide what you need and want, and taking our cues from you, we will provide the very best in hospitality.

"What a great place to stay while in the Finger Lakes. Very historic farmstead with great suites with separate bathrooms for two of the suites, plus a small sitting area. Great site for a walk about the property with great views."

"We had a great time spending the Fourth of July at this B&B. The house and grounds are quite historic, and the inn keepers have done a stellar job restoring it. The multi-course breakfast was a great treat, and the rooms well-equipped with very comfortable beds. If you want a relaxing time at the Finger Lakes, this is the place to unwind! It's very near many wine tasting rooms."

We recently stayed at the Captain Kinne House and loved every minute we were there. The house is beautifully restored and very comfortable. The rooms are large and well appointed. Ted and Molly are very gracious hosts and you can tell that they love the place. Ask Ted to show you all the out buildings - barns, corn crib, smoke, and pig house. They’re all there and he would love to show them off. Lots of rockers on the porch after a day of hiking or wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area. Enjoy yourselves. We did.

"What a wonderful stay we had at the Captain Kinne House! Molly and Ted were excellent hosts with great attention to detail for a comfortable and enjoyable stay for their guests. The rooms are beautifully appointed, and we were made to feel right at home by their warm hospitality. And wow...what a breakfast we had in the morning! You can tell that Molly must have been a gourmet chef in her former life. They also gave us a list of things to see and do in the area. Their expertise in making our stay a memorable one makes us want to return and stay with them again while we further explore the wonders of the Finger Lakes area. Thanks Molly and Ted!"

"The Captain Kinne House website says, “Feel free to retreat and unplug.” We couldn’t agree more. While close to the village of Ovid, the B&B is on a quiet country road, not on a highway or a Main Street, so the setting is peaceful as well as historic. The pictures on the website accurately capture the beauty of the surrounding property as well as the clean and comfortable bedrooms and common areas. (We stayed in the Elijah Kinne Suite, which has its own sitting room and full bathroom with both a tub and a shower.) Molly’s delicious three-course breakfast is as pictured—really superb and different each day. And finally, a special word about Ted and Molly themselves, our warm, welcoming, and friendly hosts, who made us feel right at home. We loved it and will definitely stay there again!"

"A fantastic place for any length of stay around the Finger Lakes! Do not mistake the lack of mixed reviews for being too new. The Captain Kinne House is historic, well-maintained, and run by a long-time and experienced couple who properly honor the title of "Bed-and-breakfast”. Ted & Molly are simply exemplary hosts with a welcoming, cozy house and a scrumptious, multi-course breakfast every day. I give my highest of recommendations."

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay. The location is perfect for just relaxing, visiting parks, hiking, wineries, whatever you want to do. Molly and Ted are great hosts. Extremely helpful in suggesting places based on your interest. Breakfasts are great, the rooms are comfortable; the whole atmosphere is cozy and friendly. We highly recommend staying here."

"Our four days staying in Ovid at the Kinne House was such a surprising experience. The area is saturated in history and staying in this historic B&B made us feel like we had walked back in time. We enjoyed wandering through the rooms looking at the beautiful quilts and antiques. Molly and Ted are wonderful hosts and of course, the breakfasts were legendary. We are still telling our California friends about our Ovid experience."

“Fantastic! We didn’t want to leave!”

“Wonderful! Loved the house and the grounds; a perfect setting for a B&B.”

“Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful B&B with us. It is such a relaxing walk into the history of our country. The grounds are beautiful, and we loved the sound of the creek.”

“We loved our rooms – the Captain Kinne Suite – very comfortable and relaxing.”

“What a wonderful place to celebrate the wedding of my good friends! The décor, history, warmth, and food (Yum); I will surely be back.”

“What an amazing place! Thank you for the amazing house and wonderful breakfast.”

"The house is so lovingly restored and we enjoyed learning about its rich history. The breakfasts were AMAZING - so imaginative, fresh, and delicious! You all are fantastic hosts."

"What an amazing weekend we spent here! You two are wonderful "hosts", and now friends. So nice to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and sharing life's experiences.
We will definitely be back! "

"Pleasant stay at a comfortable historic home. The Poisters are great innkeepers and know the Finger Lakes area well to recommend activities, restaurants, etc."

"For a wonderful experience of hospitality, hosts with a thorough knowledge of the area and wineries, and a 3-course gourmet breakfast, stay at the historically restored Captain Kinne House in Ovid, NY."

"Molly and Ted were great hosts. The house was clean and spacious, and my parents and I enjoyed having the suites to relax in the evening. Molly made incredible 3 course breakfasts and Ted provided interesting stories and a tour of the beautiful property. The house is centrally located with easy access to local sites. We would definitely return."

"A wonderful experience. Beautiful, comfortable, historic house with expansive grounds, located near so many wineries and other attractions. Ted and Molly are terrific hosts. Great breakfasts!"

"Just returned from our second stay at the Captain Kinney House in Ovid, NY. It was terrific as usual. Ted and Mollie Poister are great hosts, and her breakfasts are to die for (literally too much to eat and delicious). The house is immaculate, beautifully restored, and very comfortable. Ovid sits between Seneca and Cayuga lakes and the area is beautiful if you like lakes, waterfalls, and wineries. The place is like a postcard with a big red barn and other out buildings. Ted would love to show you around and explain its history. Geneva, Penn Yan, and Seneca Lake NY are cool and historic towns with great sights and restaurants and are nearby. If you want a great week or weekend the Captain Kinney House is perfect."

"My family and I had a wonderful stay. The grounds are beautiful accommodations are very comfortable, the location feels both remote yet is very close to good restaurants, beaches, hikes, and Ithaca and Watkins Glen, and Ted and Mollie are exceptional hosts - kind and attentive, and a delicious morning breakfast. Highly recommend staying for a relaxing and full Finger Lakes getaway!"

"What a wonderful experience I had at the Kinne house, which is located between the two largest lakes. Molly & Ted are quite knowledgeable about the house, the local wineries, the walking trails, the local cheese tasting site and local shopping. The delicious three course breakfast was a special treat. When I return, I will definitely stay here again."

"We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful bed and breakfast.  Appreciate your gracious hospitality, good conversation and tips about the Finger Lakes region.  Especially loved the delicious and bountiful  breakfasts!  Thank you for everything!

"We had a splendid time visiting your beautiful house and enjoying the Finger Lakes!  The highlight for us, however, was experiencing the warmth and friendship of Ted and Molly.  Thank you so much for making us all feel welcome.  Everything was excellent- accomodations, food and surroundings.  Thank you and we hope to return soon!"

“Such a beautiful home and experience. Thank you for all your hospitality.”

“Awesome hospitality, great food, and a wonderful atmosphere.”

“Wonderful to stay in the Kinne House and see the fruits of all your labors. It is so beautiful here!”

“A great place to unwind! Beautiful grounds, handsome rooms, and lovely breakfasts.”