Please call 607-687-0510 or email with your questions or comments on how we can serve you. We are taking reservations regularly so make yours well in advance to be sure you have a room available on the night you are in town. We require full payment upon reservation with a credit card.  You can also visit our reservation page to book online.

Breakfast & Meals
Owego offers many restaurants and eateries. We encourage all our guests to get out and explore Owego.

We have switched to self check-in. You will receive an email with directions on how to check-in and checkout during your stay. Guest may check-ins from 3:30-5:30 PM. We are happy to arrange an early or late arrival provided requests are made at least 72 hours in advance and based on availability. However, we do not guarantee early check-ins. Reservations will be deemed canceled after 8:00 PM with no refund unless prior arrangements are made. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Last Minute Reservations
Day-of and last-minute reservations must be made by phone at 607-687-0510 and are based on availability.

Minimum Stay
Your time and travel is important to you, therefore, we do not require a minimum stay.

All room rates are subject to the current NYS Sales and County Occupancy Taxes

Cash or Credit Cards. We accept Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal. We gladly accept travelers checks, please make checks payable to Pumpelly House Estate.

While Pumpelly House Estate primary client’s are adults (ages 18 and older) Pumpelly House Estate welcomes children accompanied by adults at all times. When making a reservation, the adult on the reservation assumes all liability and full responsibility for children. Please keep in mind that each overnight room only accommodates 2 people.

Changes and Cancellations
Because we are a small business any cancellations hurts.
Cancellations made within 72 hours of the stay will be billed in full.

Any guests who decide to end their stay before their scheduled departure date are still responsible for the full balance due on their reservation.

Candles, incense, smoking, vapes, pipes, cigars or anything that burns is absolutely not permitted inside the house or carriage house. We offer a designated smoking area. If housekeeping smells smoke or finds cigarette/cigars, there will be a $250.00 cleaning fee. If other smoking or drug paraphernalia is smelled or noticed, local law enforcement will be notified.

Please note, we have resident dogs at Pumpelly House Estate. While staying with us, you may see Oscar, Bucky and Wallace. However, we do not allow them in the common areas of the B&B or on the grounds of Pumpelly House Estate without supervision, and they are never in guest rooms. Because of our resident dogs, we are dog friendly ($25 fee), however, dogs are not permitted in the rooms without their owners. This is for the safety of the pet, staff and furnishing in the rooms. If pets are left unattended, we will have to cancel your reservation and ask guests to leave, without refund.

We have 4 on-site parking spots at Pumpelly House Estate. One car per room. If guests will be arriving in separate cars, please have 2nd car park on Front Street.   On-site and Front Street parking is free and at the car owner’s expense.

Damage Waiver
If there are any damages to the house including furnishings (furniture, fabrics, fixtures, art, etc.), the proprietor will assess such damage and determine the cost to repair or replace such items, which then will be billed to the guest.

For privacy to all our guests, visitors are not permitted on the 2nd floor guest room area of the B&B.

The main living room, lounge or porches are provided for you to relax, read a good book, sit and visit with friends and family.

Movie Channels on DirectTV
If you wish to rent a movie from your TV, it will prompt you to enter your credit card information.

We are happy to answer any questions, you can call us at 607-687-0510
or if you have questions or concerns not listed in our policies please ask ahead of time by emailing us at

Event Policies

Location: We offer several locations for outdoor ceremonies.  Based on the rental contract (same day or 3 day rental), couples will be able to setup their ceremony in one of our outdoor ceremony locations.  Should there be inclement weather, couples will have the option to setup in the Carriage House. In the case of safety for the contracting party and guests, Pumpelly Estate has the right to tell the couple the ceremony location needs to be changed.

Decorations: Only real flower petals, bubbles, butterflies, and birds for release are permitted outside the Pumpelly House or Carriage House. We do not permit the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, balloons, bird seed, rice, confetti, or any other hazardous, non-biodegradable or animal attracting products.

Location: The reception location is the Carriage House Event Center unless otherwise noted in the contract. The contracting party will have access to the Carriage House Event Center and grounds based on the agreed upon rental contract.

Pumpelly House Estate has the right to move event location at its discretion if location becomes unsafe, construction, damaged, inclement weather, and headcount exceeds occupancy restrictions, safety reasons or other factors without notice.

Change in Style of Reception:
The Carriage House Event Center can accommodate up to 150 people.  The contracting party is responsible for their own setup and takedown of the event.  We offer either a same day setup and event package or a 3 day setup, event and takedown package.  The contracting party will have access to the grounds and Carriage House Event Center based on the agreed rental. The contracting party may hire a event planner/decorator for their event, but all decorations must be agreed to by Pumpelly Estate.

Decorations: Pumpelly Estate is a carry-in, carry-out facility. We do not offer storage space prior to, during or after an event. Please make arrangements with friends and family for quick setup and teardown of event. All boxes, bags, totes, crates, etc. will need to be removed from the Pumpelly House and Carriage House immediately after set-up and clean-up, please plan accordingly; this includes interior and exterior decorations, linens, etc. All personal items, including decorations, clothing, gifts, cake, etc., must be removed at the conclusion of the event. The contracting party is responsible for the packaging and removal of all items. Pumpelly House Estate does not provide boxes for cake or other items.  Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for any items left at the Estate at the end of the function. Any and all items that are not removed in the designated time and event date, become the sole property of Pumpelly House Estate and we may do what we choose with items left.

Candles: Due to insurance and liability, Pumpelly House Estate requires all candles to be battery operated.

Setup and Cleanup of Event: Based on the rental contract, clients have the option of our same day event package allowing them to come in setup, host the event and then cleanup at the conclusion of the event or we offer a 3-day event package allowing the contracting party to come in and setup 2-7pm the day before, day of event 5 hour- event, and then cleanup the day after the event from 9-12pm.

Event Conclusion: As Pumpelly Estate is located in a residential neighborhood, events on Fridays and Saturdays must conclude by 9:30pm, and Sunday through Thursdays events must conclude by 9:00pm, there are no exceptions. The time may not be extended and music must end promptly at the required conclusion time based on day. Guests must vacate the premises within 20 minutes of the conclusion of the event, unless they are part of the cleanup. Everyone must vacate the premises within a half hour (30 minutes) o We suggest hosting your after-party at one of the other hotels or bars in Owego.

Event guests have access to on-street parking. Bed and Breakfast Guests have access to limited off-street parking in the designated Guest Parking Lot. Parking is also available at the County Lot located on Academy Street. There will be no parking permitted on lawns, Bacon Street, private side of driveway, or by Carriage House. All violators will be towed at their own expense.

Other Events:
Pumpelly House Estate has the right to reserve the Pumpelly House, Carriage House, grounds or gardens any time preceding or following a contracted event.

Outside Vendors & Contracts:

Pumpelly Estate welcomes you to select the vendors of your choice to help make your event a reality.  When utilizing an outside caterer, they must be able to provide a copy of their catering license and insurance.  Caterers are also responsible for providing their own equipment, staff, and all catering needs.  Caterers will have access to the Carriage House Commercial Kitchen starting at 9AM the day of the event and must be cleaned up and everything removed by 10:30PM day of event.  Caterers or Contracting Party are responsible for their own event setup and cleanup, table linens, dishes, flatware.  We will try to accommodate your vendor’s needs and requests, but Pumpelly Estate does not guarantee needs and requests will be fulfilled.  All beverage service is required through Pumpelly Estate unless agreed upon by Pumpelly Estate and the contracting party.

Left, Theft, Lost or Stolen Items:
Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for any items left, lost, misplaced, or stolen. If any items are found after the conclusion of the event, Pumpelly House Estate will call the contracting party and items must be picked up within 24 hours of event conclusion at a scheduled time or become the property of Pumpelly House Estate.

Smoking at the Estate:
Smoking is permitted at Pumpelly House Estate only in designated posted areas, all violators will be asked to leave the property immediately if cigarette, vapes, cigars are not distinguished immediately.

Pumpelly House Estate is a drug free zone. If drugs are seen or suspected, we will notify the police immediately.

Contracting Party has access to the grounds for a ceremony rehearsal if the 3-day rental contract is signed, otherwise, a ceremony rehearsal is not permitted at Pumpelly Estate.

Additional rental items:
(i.e. chair covers, overlays, change of tablecloth colors, centerpieces, mirrors, etc.) Pumpelly House Estate is a complete carry-in, carry-out facility, allowing the contracting party to setup the floor plan to meet their vision.  All items must be removed from Pumpelly House Estate based on the rental contract. Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for items left and not rented by Pumpelly House Estate.

Pumpelly House Estate schedules final walkthroughs Monday-Wednesdays. We require walkthroughs to be completed 5 days prior to your scheduled event. We will not schedule walkthroughs on weekends or if it is closer than 5 days to scheduled event.

Contract and Payment
Changes to agreements: All changes must be made in writing by client and acknowledged in writing by Pumpelly House Estate at least 30 days prior to event. In the event last minute changes cannot be avoided, Pumpelly House Estate will make every attempt to accommodate the client’s needs. However, Pumpelly House Estate cannot guarantee that late requests and changes will be met. Change fees may apply and will be added to final headcount contract

Additional Time Charges: Please note that the cost of service quoted is based upon the predetermined start and end times. Therefore, should an event run longer than planned or client changes the start and/or end times, weather or other circumstances outside Pumpelly House Estate’s control may lead to an additional charge on the day of the event for setup or breakdown. Payment will be due immediately following the event.

Gratuity: An 25% gratuity on all services is included in your estimate. Additional gratuity is at the client’s discretion.

Minimum Headcount: We require a minimum guaranteed headcount (30) at the time of Rental Contract. With this number, we will setup all future contracts; rental, beverage, etc. based on this number. If final headcount exceeds this number, remaining balance will be due 5 days prior to event date. If final headcount falls below this number, there will be no refund, and amount due for guaranteed minimum headcount is due in full or event will be forfeited along with all monies paid to date.

Final Headcount: We require final headcount 10 calendar days prior to event date.

All monies paid towards above event is non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • Client assumes complete responsibility for any and all damages caused by guests or vendor behaviors.
  • Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for the damage or loss of clients or client’s vendors or guests’ equipment or belongings.
  • Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for failure to perform its obligations under this agreement due to reasons beyond its control, including but not limited to natural disaster of any kind, flood, fire, power outages, brown outs, labor, order of government authority, restrictions or regulations on travel, breakdown of equipment, transportation, accidents, consequential damages, or any event and/or cause described as an act of God or deemed unsafe by the Sheriff or other local, state or national law enforcement of jurisdictions.
  • Pumpelly House Estate is not responsible for any services contracted with vendors.
  • If the client is uncertain as to whether a service can be performed or permitted at Pumpelly House Estate, please contact Pumpelly House Estate prior to contracting the service.
  • Client assumes full responsibility and liability of Pumpelly House Estate, grounds, Carriage House, and main House, while they or any of their guests are on the Pumpelly House Estate premises.

Payment: We accept checks and cash.  Payment is required 5 days prior to the scheduled event, or the event will be null and voided and no refund will be given. Payments are due on the above Rental Fee and Payment Schedule. If payment is not received by CASH or CHECK on or before the scheduled date, there will be a 3% late fee charge per day.