61 Lake Street, PO Box 72, Hammondsport, NY
14840 ~ 607.569.3282 ~ Carol Malone, Innkeeper
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About the Inn...
Historic Charm with
A newly remodeled
Queen Anne style home offers a warm casual atmosphere.
The home features an open airy environment with period high ceilings,
hardwood floors, a crystal chandelier and fireplace.
The split staircase ascends to a second floor common sitting area,
leading to four regionally themed rooms.
This Queen Anne style home, built in
1868, takes its place in wine country history.
Located a block from the church where Reverend William Bostwick planted the Catawba and Isabella vines that
gave rise to the NY wine industry, the home is located
on a former vineyard site. The property was owned
by Andrew Switzer in 1864, Urbana Wine Co.
superintendant, and later sold to Graham Wheeler, one of
the organizers and first president of the Taylor Wine
Co. Wheeler is credited with constructing the
stately home with its complex roof, topped with
ironwork, ornamental chimney and gable windows. In
the mid 20th century the home was used as a convalescent
home, at which time a large sunporch was added the
entire length of the western side. Recent
remodeling has restored the home's19th century charm.
your morning in our formal dining room with a candlelight gourmet
breakfast complete with china, crystal and silver. Hot entrees
reflect the innkeepers love of good food. The menu is cook's
choice and varies daily to take advantage of local foods such as jams,
jellies, maple syrup, seasonal fruits and produce from
local farmers. Typical breakfast: frittatas,
quiche, muffins, breakfast meats, fruit juice and coffee
- all freshly homemade.
Retreat to the garden-side wicker furnished veranda to plan the rest of
your stay in the
region. We are three blocks from the lakefront park, where you can
swim, fish or just enjoy the view. It is an equal distance to the
Village Square shops and restaurants. The
NYS Wine Museum,
The Finger Lakes Boating Museum
and famed Keuka Lake
Wineries are all
within a few minutes drive; thirty minutes from the
Corning Museum of Glass,
Watkins Glen Speedway and the
Windmill Amish Market.
Return in the evening with a local wine and savor it by the fireplace,
or enjoy fresh snacks on the veranda. Unwind
in the library stocked with an assortment of novels, local history
books and information on area attractions.
Amenities Include: Full
Breakfast ~ Fresh Snacks ~ Coffee and Teas always available ~ Guest
Garden-side Seating ~ Common sitting area with a Widescreen Digital TV