Geneva on the Lake
What We Love
- An elegant lakeside resort on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, with breakfast, a suite and more
- Your complimentary dining voucher and bottle of Finger Lakes wine
- The villa experience on Seneca Lake, in an Italianate mansion
- Staying at one of Yahoo’s iconic upstate hotels
What To Know
- Guestrooms are located in the main mansion as well as a separate townhouse
- Popular with weddings and events
- Not all rooms have lake views
Ever wondered who lives in those elegant, waterfront Italianate
mansions? Find out for yourself at Geneva On The Lake, a
private-home-turned-resort, sitting on Seneca Lake, in upstate New
York’s lush wine country. Stay like an elite, surrounded by manicured
gardens, and get a front-row seat to the stunning views of the largest
Finger Lake. The restaurant serves the finest of dining in spaces that
look straight out of a period film, and the furnishings throughout the
resort are provided by the lavish, century-old Stickley brand.
of a AAA Four Diamond Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,
this posh retreat is a go-to getaway for weddings and luxury events.
Even the suites are meticulously designed, with furnished kitchens,
living rooms and dining rooms, and there’s bocce outside for you to
play. So make the most of what Yahoo called an iconic upstate New York
resort. Explore wine country, enjoy the gorgeous grounds, and leave some
time to sit back and breathe in the air of sophistication.
The accommodations here are more than just guest
rooms; they’re furnished getaways, complete with everything you’ll need
to feel at home during your upstate stay. Keep it simple with the Deluxe
One Bedroom suite, a cozy space that’s stocked with all the
necessities. Have even more room in the larger Townhouse Two Bedroom suite, which has an extra half bath and its own private patio, or go all out with the more extravagant Landmark Original
Villa suite, which boasts gorgeous views of the gardens and Seneca Lake.
breakfast and dinner, the gourmet dining room is historic and elegant. The elaborate Lancellotti Dining Room is the villa’s
original main room, equipped with marble columns, 17th-century chairs,
wall tapestries, Chinese vases and live music, with French doors
overlooking the gardens. The Lounge is an intimate space, with elegant
furnishings, a fireplace, and garden and lake views. The Terrace
provides an al fresco option during summer, with its own vistas of the
gardens, and the resort’s popular candlelight dinner menu features decadent
items; jumbo shrimp cocktail, filet mignon and classic crème brûlée are
just a few.
A small lakeside town with
big-city culture, Geneva offers the stunning beauty of Seneca Lake – the
largest of the Finger Lakes – as well as a downtown urban scene full of
shops, restaurants, theater and music. Geneva On The Lake puts you
literally on the lake, near the best of this upstate New York
destination, including its wineries, home tours, shopping, golfing, arts
How to Get There
Since this is an October review, it is difficult for me to comment on the lovely gardens and the many acres of land on Seneca Lake that Geneva on the Lake has along with boat tours and water activities.This being said, the warmth of the staff generously made up for the lack of sun and warm weather. This friendly group of employees bent over backwards to make sure my stay was a good one. My suite was large and comfortable with fresh flowers, many shampoo products, and a fully appointed kitchen. The Stickley furniture is beautiful. The turn down service is a bonus.
The included breakfast is simple yet tasty. Coffee is hot and flavorful. The piano player in the dinning room was a romantic touch. We were allowed to just enjoy drinks and listen to the music while enjoying the antique dinning areas since the town of Geneva has many restaurants.
There were a few minuses, though. If interested, please...
This antique hotel needs a large bar area. In less than ideal weather, it is nice to sit and talk to the staff and locals about their unique hotel and town. Also, the exterior by the parking area needs some TLC. If the rooms had a safe and an updated bathroom, I would be sure that they would earn their fifth star!
I am from Rochester,NY and always wanted to go to this hotel to stay as the advertisements and brochures were impressive but was very disappointed with our one night stay. We were two couples and had booked similar rooms but they offered one proper room and the other one with a Murphy bed. That was a bad start and we never felt great after that. No plan to go there again unless they improve.
This is the second time in 25 years we've stayed here. It hasn't changed a bit on the inside. The exterior has only gotton worse. The furniture in the rooms is old looking. Its not decorated in a manner befitting an old stately mansion. Rather the room looks like a rent controlled Manhattan apartment from the 1960s,
The outside is run down. What should be amazing lawns and gardens are simply unkept yards. The shrubbery is in desperate need of trimming. The lawn and garden need tending. There is no way they should be charging over $400 a night, The breakfast was average. The service at breakfast was horrible. No towels at the pool. I think part of the problem is that they hire a lot of high school or college kids that have no hospitality experience.
This place needs to be bought out by new blood who can turn it into something special. The bones are definitely there.