Historical Charm... This Queen Anne style home, built in the 1800s, 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.
Modern Amenities... Start 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 Keuka Lake 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 Curtiss Museum, 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.