Sunday, January 25, 2015

Passionate in the Finger Lakes: Enjoying the Moment at 1922 Starkey House Watching the Snow!

Winter can be lovely here along Seneca Lake just about ten minutes north of Watkins Glen, NY.

A cold, crisp, winter day overlooking Seneca Lake just a short walk from
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn


Guests love to visit the Finger Lakes Region and 1922 Starkey House during the winter season just to get away from their work routines or to partake in the many activities provided by the wineries along Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. The frozen vineyards, alone are a sight to see especially on a sunny day when sleeping vines reflect a warm golden hue against the deep blue of the lake.


Winter 2015 along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
minutes from 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Check into a warm country inn. Sleep peacefully, then wake up to the smell of freshly ground and brewed coffee or a vast array of teas.  Then be treated royally to the best and freshest breakfast ever.

A signature dish at 1922 Starkey House Peach Crepes


Another signature dish at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
A cheddar omelet made with fresh zucchini and tomatoes


Not sure to do with your day? Cathy will have lots of "tried and true" suggestions whether it involves a wine tasting tour, a great restaurant along the lake, or an area museum. Enjoy music at a local establishment, usually from Thursday to Sunday.

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
254 Dundee Starkey Rd 
Dundee, NY  14837

607-243-7770 or 607-316-0069

www.1922starkeyhouse.com

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Finger Lakes Artisan Cheese and Fruit Platters for Guests Visiting Along Seneca Lake at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Guests can arrange ahead for fruit and cheese platters or roasted veggie platters to nosh on when arriving for their Finger Lakes getaway at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn


Black table grapes and other fruits,  local artisan cheeses at
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn


Visit any one of our world class wineries along the Seneca and Keuka Wine Trails to make a purchase to bring along. These delectable plates can be customized to include fruits, artisan cheese, crackers, nuts and spreads. 

Roasted or Fresh Garden Vegetable Platter at
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Custom order your Starkey House vegetable platter that may include a seasonal assortment of roasted asparagus, grilled brussel sprouts, caramelized onion, and fresh garden tomatoes all on a bed of fresh organic greens.

Call Cathy ahead to place your order. Visit www.1922starkeyhouse.com and include one when making your reservation.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guest Reviews for 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Year 'round Lodging Along Seneca Lake

Starkey House guests review their Finger Lakes getaway lodging experience from 2014.

TripAdvisor seems to always be the "go to" for advice on travel anywhere. I use it myself when I travel.
From an owner/innkeeper perspective, the reviews are always used as a business tool to keep myself on my toes in order to provide a consistent and great experience every time for repeat guests and those who will stay in the future. I never take any comment for granted and try to learn from the great reviews and then . .  . the occasional fair one. To be honest I just appreciate the fact that people take the time to write one at all in this day and age where everyone is too busy.

I picked a few from 2014 that I thought were exceptional and expressed the type of experience that I strive everyday for from my guests. The details of customer care and satisfaction, and following through with what I promise are my priorities on a daily basis.

I am also pleased when guests take my advise about which places to hike, boat, eat, drink, etc. I learn that those suggestions are much appreciated by them and further enhance their great Finger Lakes getaway! Place another hat on my head, to add to the many that I wear as ... Finger Lakes concierge!

Here are a few as quoted from my TripAdvisor business page that may further encourage your decision to explore the gorgeous region, our beautiful world-class wine country and to stay at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn.

“Absolutely Loved 1922 Starkey House B&B”
5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2014
We ( 2 couples) stayed 3 nights at 1922 Starkey House & were very impressed by the accommodations with large, lovely bedrooms with nice linens & plenty of comfortable seating room. We really appreciated the private bathrooms, the huge wrap around porch with a lovely view of Seneca Lake, the peaceful surroundings of the countryside and the proximity to so many fun & interesting things to see & do. Cathy is a very warm and welcoming host and served great breakfasts and snacks with attention to detail and farm to table intention. We would highly recommend her B&B and hope to return to enjoy more of what the area has to offer.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsLocation
    • 5 of 5 starsSleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 starsRooms
    • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 5 of 5 starsService




“A Beautiful home near the lake!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2014
Our five day stay at the 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast was absolutely wonderful! Cathy, the Innkeeper, is a warm and friendly host who is quite attentive to one's dietary needs. Her breakfasts are absolutely scrumptious and very filling. Cathy knows a lot about the Finger Lakes Region, and we had many wonderful conversations. Our room (Robin's Nest) was quite spacious and comfortable with a beautiful little porch. I loved the fact that you could just sit in the living room during the early part of the evening...play cards...and eat a delicious snack that Cathy provided. This Bed & Breakfast is truly a home away from home, and I look forward to coming back in the future. You will very much enjoy a visit to the 1922 Starkey House! I most highly recommend it!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple

Your room is toasty warm now during the winter, and breakfast is ready!

The Veranda View room with private 2nd floor porch and
Seneca Lake views at 1922 Starkey House 



Will it be Blueberry pancakes?


Blueberry Pancakes are made from scratch in a variety of ways
and can be adjusted to please vegan and gluten-free choices


. . . or perhaps a deliciously prepared cheddar and garden vegetable omelet?


A signature dish at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
An omelet made from organic eggs, garden vegetables,
and locally sourced cheddar.


Enjoy your stay here, at the best, most central location in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Have easy access to everything but come "home" to have a quiet, cozy rest at the end of the day!

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
254 Dundee Starkey Rd
Dundee, NY  14837

607-243-7770

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Getaway in the Finger Lakes Along Seneca Lake - Passionate About the Personal Touch at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Winter at 1922 Starkey House near Watkins Glen, can be one on the most beautiful times of the year to enjoy the Finger Lakes Region. You know that you crave a  much needed getaway after the holiday season!

The Starkey House provides a warm, cozy escape to drop everything and kick back. There is lots to do or nothing to do when you check in. The choice is yours.

Winter is fantastic at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Open Year Round!

Imagine clearing your mind of schedules and demands from your every day life and grabbing a few luxurious nights of good, peaceful sleep. Then, if you like you can cruise the nearby Seneca Lake Wine Trail (a limo can be arranged) or have a great dinner out at any one of our fine local restaurants. Some of the pubs and cafes offer music on the weekends.

Feeling energized? Now you can take an afternoon to hike or catch a glimpse of some beautiful waterfalls, probably frozen, an unusual sight. Don't forget a visit to a museum or two. Or, take in a movie at a local, small town theater!

The nights are clear and star-studded, especially if you live in the city and don't often see the beauty of the moon and stars.

Best of all are my personally prepared breakfasts! I am always thinking of new menu offerings that are cooked only by me with the freshest ingredients.

 I cater to all eating styles and if you stay during the week, chances are you might only be in the company of one or two other guest couples making the breakfast time so much more personal.

I have had return guests say that they have come back for exactly that...the fact that they can sleep in and then be served a delicious home cooked meal by their "personal chef" yours truly!

Fresh garden veggie and farm cheddar omelet served by Cathy Moskal
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Peach crepes served at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Centrally located along Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes NY


Visit www.1922starkeyhouse.com to make your winter reservation, now at low seasonal rates. Or, call Cathy at 607-243-7770, especially if you are traveling with a group. The Starkey House has five spacious rooms and can accommodate five couples! Each room has a private bath, of course. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

1922 Starkey House Guest Reviews-Central Wine Country Location on the West Side of Breathtaking Seneca Lake

A journal sits on the buffet in the dining room of 1922 Starkey House, that is filled with guest comments. These are not actual reviews but thoughts they write, usually at the end of their stay and as they are departing.


I always appreciate kind words and remain encouraged by what they write. I have learned that the main reason I love this business and enjoy my guests so much is because they are sincere in their words and also because they truly have the best time while staying here. From the hot cup of tea that welcomes them when they arrive, the freshly made up comfort of their room, to the "over the top" breakfast every morning . . . these are the things I dedicate my time to for them . . . to make their experience here a memorable one so they will look forward to returning.

August 2014

"Thank you so much for all of your gracious hospitality . . . the scrumptious food, beautiful & comfortable bedroom, late night snacks . . . we really enjoyed ourselves!! . . . "
Hugs to you!

Sharlene and Alan
Ohio


August 2014

"We had a wonderful stay here and enjoyed your breakfasts Immensely!! Will definitely recommend it!"

Frank & Emily
Brewster, NY

September 2014

Cathy,
"I always dreamed about coming to New York and the Finger Lakes. Now, we came to this beautiful place! We feel like home. Thank you so much for your great hospitality, everything is so wonderful! This is the perfect place to stay, I will tell friends and family."

Yehuda, Ahuva
Haifa, Israel

October 2014

"Lovely B & B! Enjoyed the wonderful accommodations and food, and talking with Cathy who was very helpful with information about the area. Would love to come back!"

Natalie & Tom
Newark, DE

These are just a few of the comments. Please arrange your Finger Lakes Getaway. 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn is open year round unlike many of the bed and breakfasts or inns here in the region. Call me today 607-243-7770 or email cathy@1922starkeyhouse.com. Visit the website at www.1922starkeyhouse.com for room descriptions and availability calendar to make your reservation online. 

Seasonal rates go into effect December 15 and still include the same great breakfast each morning.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Reviews For Bed and Breakfast on Seneca Lake: 1922 Starkey House Guests

Guests are liking the fresh and delicious breakfasts, spacious rooms, cleanliness and great proximity to everything at the Starkey House in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Its location, very close to Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Hammondport, Geneva, and Corning New York creates the idea "home base" for a shorter or longer vacation getaway. If you stay for a couple of days the house is right on the Seneca Wine Trail so you can fit in some wine tastings and enjoy a few outstanding cafes and restaurants just a few minutes away. Anyone staying four or more days will benefit from the house's "hub" location too. Day trips out to see Niagara Falls, seeking out museums near Canandaigua, or experiencing Cayuga Lake and its waterfalls, for example, are so easy!
Here's what guests have written in the book recently.

"Thank you for everything and accommodating our special dietary needs. Fabulous! The room, you, the scenery, were wonderful. All the best. Rest assured I will be back."
Laura, Binghamton, NY  3/30/2014

 "Cathy, We had a wonderful visit-very comfortable room, delicious food, and great hospitality! We'd love to come back in the summer."
Bob and Elaine 2/16/2014

"Cathy, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and helping us to explore the area. Your breakfasts were creative and delicious!"
Steve and Diane, Hope, NJ   11/10/13

For more current reviews go to TripAdvisor to read what other guests of 1922 Starkey House have written.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Morning Walk to Seneca Lake from 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

As the sunrise hit the landing at Starkey Point, formerly known as Brewer's Point, I began to get ready to plan my return to Sunday morning walks from the house.

Sunrise on Seneca Lake taken from
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

1922 Starkey House was built by C. Raymond Brewer back in the early twenties. The Brewer family owned the majority of land in Starkey at the time, from here, where the house was built, down to the point where there was lots of lake activity. I like to imagine what life was like back then and through the 1930's and on.

With my camera in hand, as usual, and the sun shining brightly for the first time in a few days, I stepped out to see what I could see.

 The country road down to the lake is so quaint and beautiful. Many guests of the Starkey House have enjoyed this scene in all seasons.





 The highlight of this walk was babbling creeks and waterfalls! After a long winter and a lot of snow, the slow melt has begun. Everything smells wonderful, the fragrance that tells you spring is finally here.
 Starkey Point was quiet and serene this morning. The water was a turquoise blue and clear. This shot is pointing north towards Dresden.


Brooks rush under a bridge down to Seneca Lake.
The stones and rocks at the bottom of the lake were sparkling and easy to see through the clear water. The sun hit each one just the right way. How peaceful!
I stayed a while just to catch some sun and a breath. If you would like to collect some Zen, this is the spot. I walked back up the hill feeling revitalized and refreshed. Now, back to preparing for the season's guests wanting to make the Finger Lakes and 1922 Starkey House their vacation retreat. See you soon!