The newly renovated Jepsen Heritage Cottage, is located off State Rt. 54A at (formerly 42) 420 Crescent Beach Dr, at the northern end of the West branch of Keuka Lake about 1.5 miles from Branckport and 10 miles from Penn Yan. It is in a quiet family community with both seasonal cottages and year-round homes.
Guests of the cottage will enjoy an unobstructed, picturesque view of the western branch of Keuka Lake from a 2012 rebuilt enclosed porch. This includes a view of Bluff Point and the eastern branch which is nearly 10 miles away. 2017 brought a rebuild of the entrance porch and bathroom areas.
The cottage is situated on a level location from the 3 car parking area on the north, to the cottage, and then gently slopes to the water's edge. There are two small steps to the north entrance and a 2 step entrance to a newly constructed outside deck, on the the west.
The 55 - foot frontage is a fine-pebble beach which provides easy
access to shallow water. This area is perfect for families who desire wading or swimming, or just relaxing with a good book.
The water depth increases very gradually, from approximately 20' at the end of the dock to 4' deep at 130 feet from shore. The buoys mark the drop off to the deeper waters of the lake and are a favorite spot for fishermen from around the world.
Inside the buoys s a no-wake zone, giving safe swimming and recreation for families.
Previous guest's comments after staying at the Jepsen Heritage.
'The cottage is so cozy and well equipped!'
'It was just wonderful to wake up in the morning to the lovely view of the lake!'
'Thank you for a wonderful place to vacation. Best view of the lake! This cottage has character, and many comforts. We love it!'
'This is our 6th stay in your cottage...in lovely Keuka Lake, Branchport. The fishing is excellent and we are already making plans to come back!'
'Getting up this morning and hearing the waves hit the shore is the best music ever composed!'
'Being from the city (New York), we absolutely needed this perfect rest, replete with tree frogs and ducks!'
'We have never been to the Finger Lakes before...so glad we came. We
decided that Crescent Beach was the most beautiful place to stay!'
'What a beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful vacation here, and the
shallow water was perfect for our 4 and 2 year olds! We would like to
'We had a great time! Highlights of the week included daily walks to the State Park, a hike to the top of Watkins Glen, and lunch on the terrace of Bully Hill! Thanks for a wonderful week!'
And from a younger visitor.... 'At first I was a little mad that we were spending my birthday here. The second I got here though, I changed my mind. I loved it here. The swimming part, the Mercantile, everything was awesome! I really want to return!'
'The new kitchen, porch, and deck are wonderful!'