Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast is a large, late nineteenth-century home with portions of the framing dating to the mid nineteenth century. Little is known about the inn’s property before the Jackson & Perkins families acquired it. The earliest record of the property is Kneeland Townsend’s purchase of 14.21 acres from Lyman Sherwood in 1838. Local tradition holds that the Townsend family built the house, described as wood and of “ample dimensions.” In 1842, Townsend sold a parcel of just over six acres to David H. Mandeville, a farmer and reportedly a one-time steamboat captain on the North River. The property changed hands again in 1849, when Thomas Barnes purchased six acres from the Mandeville estate.