Our home is right in the heart of wine country and overlooks Seneca Lake from the east side, so the views are amazing and the sunsets are often filled with spectacular colors. Set among summer cottages and homes in a rustic/country-style neighborhood, our property has 75 feet of spacious lake frontage and a 10 foot wide dock. Depending on the weather and day of the week, the atmosphere on this uncongested lake ranges from calm and peaceful to joyful and fun.
Our home is fully furnished and features an Arts & Crafts-style living room. There are hardwood floors in the living room, kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom, slate floors in the hallway, and carpeting in the second and third bedrooms. The master bedroom, living room, and especially the dining room (with its eight windows) all have clear, broad views of the lake/sunsets. The community areas are large too (living room: 17' x 22', kitchen and dining room: 22' x 22'). Up to six people can sleep comfortably in the three bedrooms with one queen, one full-size, and two twin beds. The kitchen is fully stocked and the house has air conditioning. There is enough parking for two or three vehicles.
Just outside the house is an intimate yard with a gas grill and a patio set that has cushioned seats and an umbrella. On the lakefront, there's a bonfire ring and a picnic table with an umbrella. You can borrow the owner's kayak and row boat (with oars), or use the floats/tubes, extra chairs, or life preservers that are kept in the boat shed. There's something for everyone, including swimming, boating, kayaking, floating/lounging, long walks along a dirt road through vineyards, fishing, and romantic evenings watching the sun set and drinking local wine.
FROM THE 2007 GUEST BOOK...
We had a wonderful time this week. For the most part, it was sunny and the lake was calm. We really enjoyed tasting the local wines. Your home is lovely, and we hope to come again.
Brad and Sue Thomas, Canada
What a nice place you have- we really enjoyed our stay and want to thank you for the complimentary wine. We spent many evenings playing cards on the patio set, so the wine came in handy. Oh, and the sunsets were fabulous!
The Dykins family, Virginia
Loved it here. It was busy though. We went to a lot of the wineries and hiked the gorge. Thanks so much.
Bob, Marie, Tim, and Dana from Maryland
- mountain biking
- water skiing
The surrounding area is incredibly dense with wineries overlooking the lake. You can have a great time touring the area and tasting wines. THERE ARE 10 WINERIES AND A BREWERY WITHIN A 10 MINUTE DRIVE, AND ONE WINERY WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. The property is 15 minutes from Watkins Glen, home of the Watkins Glen International Race Track, Watkins Glen Gorge, and Glen Harbor Marina. It's also surrounded by the Finger Lakes National Forest, with many nice hiking trails. You-pick fruit orchards and honor-system fruit and vegetable stands are available frequently during the summer and fall. Skyland Farm, a fine-craft gallery with items from over 500 artists and a feeding farm, is a must-see. The cuisine in the area is delicious with dining atmospheres ranging from casual to elegant. Two miles across the lake, the Rainbow Cove Restaurant has slips for boats.
Here are some of the local events.
- Finger Lakes Wine Festival, July
- Nascar races at Watkins Glen International Racetrack, Watkins Glen, NY
- Lodi Bluegrass Festival, October, Lodi, NY
For those willing to drive a little farther, other attractions include the Museum of the Earth, which is 30 minutes away, and Ithaca, NY (a 40 minute drive), with many musical venues and a wide variety of international cuisine. The Corning Museum of Glass as well as the Rockwell Museum are also 40 minutes away in Corning, NY. Some of the festivals and events held in the area include the following.
- Blue Heron Music Festival, July, Findley Lake, NY
- Grassroots Music Festival, July, Trumansburg, NY
- Sterling Renaissance Festival, part of July and August, Sterling, NY
- Festival of the Arts, July, Corning, NY
- Grape Festival, September, Naples, NY
- Cohocton Fall Festival, October, Cohocton, NY
- Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show, October, Schodack, NY
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.