Meet the Talented Staff of
The Inn at TaugHannock

Damita Chamberlain

“My name is Damita Chamberlain, and I’m thrilled to be managing catering and events at The Inn at Taughannock. 

After graduating from the Center For Media Arts in NYC for Radio/TV Broadcast Announcing, I discovered my real calling in hospitality. I earned my skills working at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel as Head Concierge, Hotel Ithaca (formerly Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown) as Hotel Sales Manager and more recently at Tioga Downs Casino as Catering Sales Manager. 

We are in the process of expanding our event capabilities at the Inn at Taughannock, but in the meantime, we can offer a beautiful 90 seat dining room with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake. Looking for something more intimate, dine like royalty at the Jones room. The refreshed decor is as delectable as our cuisine. Transcend time as our history becomes part of yours. 

“I look forward towards helping your special occasion exceed your expectations."

Telephone: 607-329-5186


Scott O'Connell

"I’m proud to have earned the position of Executive Chef at Inn at Taughannock. I am committed in preparing first rate cuisine and constantly evolving menu for all our guests to enjoy.  Growing up in New York City exposed me to so many different types of food and styles of cooking as a young man and inspired me to attend The Culinary Institute of America. Since graduating I’ve worked in some of the most notable kitchens in the area such as Wildflowers at the Lodge in Turning Stone, The Inns of Aurora and Mirbeau Inn, all of them have greatly influenced me. I look forward to taking advantage of the wonderful bounty of ingredients the Finger Lakes region has to offer and serving you a delightful meal as you enjoy the most remarkable view of Cayuga Lake."

Telephone: 315-317-5319


Deborah Yeager

Deborah has just relocated from Los Angeles with her husband Dan to join the staff at the Inn at Taughannock. Originally from York, England, Deborah brings a refreshing refinement to all her duties and a cheerful welcome to all those who walk through our front door. 

"I've enjoyed this position immensely and look forward to making every guest feel welcome and their stay memorable. Please feel free to contact me with any special request, I'd be delighted to assist you in any way I can." 

Telephone: 607-387-7711


Dan Yeager

Dan has just relocated from Los Angeles with his wife Deborah to join the staff at the Inn at Taughannock. With a background in architectural design and more recently as a working actor in Hollywood, Dan has the perfect unique background to oversee the evolution of this property into a romantic destination location. 

"I'm beyond excited to be a part of the metamorphasis of this estate and look forward to the magic that enters everyone's life as they celebrate their milestone events at the Inn at Taughannock." 

Telephone: 310-773-6727


2030 Gorge Road, Trumansburg, NY, 14886
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