We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3258 River Rd, Piffard, NY 14533-9704
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
So peaceful.

I have taken family members here for mass and, while I am an atheist, have enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and welcoming monks and nuns who work and live here. The Abbey is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
473janil
,
Geneseo, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
Geneseo, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken family members here for mass and, while I am an atheist, have enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and welcoming monks and nuns who work and live here. The Abbey is beautiful and they have a very nice giftshop with great bread and jellys and other items.

Helpful?
Thank 473janil
Geneseo, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the grounds and chapel at the Abbey will give you a feeling of peace and calm. The bread and bakery items are exceptional.

Helpful?
Thank lhouse1
Conesus, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Such a nice place! I love going to Sunday mass there. monks bread is made right there and you can purchase it there. They also have retreats there. I haven't done one yet, but I sure would like to! Great place to visit!

Helpful?
Thank jcf5886
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Abbey is set in a very pastoral area near Geneseo. As you enter the driveway, notice the three boulders situated on the side of road signifying the Holy Trinity. Inside the abbey is a store selling MONKS bread, a variety of jams and jellies and other food products either produced at the abbey or at other similar facilities. Upon... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jack M
Geneseo, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

One of the greatest gems in the USA. The Abbey is small but a wonderful place to sit and pray, meditate, or just be in the presence of the Lord. The grounds are beautiful especially in the summer. Quiet and serene. Visit the on-site store to buy some delicious Monks Bread, coffee, mugs, jams, and religious books. You will not... More 

Helpful?
Thank plagana
Adirondacks, New York
Level Contributor
40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped to visit as we had heard of their bread and jellies, and wanted to see the chapel. The gift store selection of homemade breads and jams was just what we wanted. They do have other gift items as well. The chapel was a beautiful experience, peaceful and inspiring. A beautiful stoned and wood crafted house of worship. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Redford61
Cheektowaga, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We've been shopping here for years, but they offer so much more than bread. This is a peaceful, tranquil place to meditate and seek spirituality.

Helpful?
Thank fallenrain101
Dansville, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We went to the Monk's Bread store and they have more than bread. They have cups, aprons, totes, pottery, books, CDs, and other foods from other monasteries and local places. Don't forget to stop in and look at the chapel but be quiet inside.

Helpful?
1 Thank TwoBills
Strykersville, New York
Level Contributor
133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

nothing like this anywhere around here,very humbling andd the food is to die for they have other trinkets for sale also,very friendly and the monks are nothing like you see in the movies you have to experience it

Helpful?
Thank heracr
Livonia, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Amazing place to renew your spirit. The architecture is truly beautiful. They sell baked goods, jellies , books, and a handful of other products to sustain the Abbey. Their breads are very popular in the area. So peaceful there.

Helpful?
Thank Kelly M

Travellers who viewed Abbey of the Genesee also viewed

 

Been to Abbey of the Genesee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Abbey of the Genesee and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Bliss, New York
11 months ago
Buffalo, New York
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Abbey of the Genesee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?