Monday, January 3, 2011

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast

Located in the "Heart of the Finger Lakes" Region
with a Veranda View of Seneca Lake.

The Starkey House was built in 1922 by businessman and postmaster, Charles Raymond Brewer for his wife and children. It is located on the historic, once bustling “Starkey Corners” and named after the township’s original founder, the prominent merchant John Starkey.

The house features Mission style  architecture including authentic light-capturing stained glass, polished American Chestnut woodworking, and original Miller Company light fixtures. Although the house is not situated down on the lakefront, there is a lovely view of Seneca Lake from most rooms and from two large, breezy verandas. The house sits proudly on almost two lush acres with garden views of perennials and evergreens. The property also displays huge Catalpa, Sycamore and Maple trees to provide inviting, shaded sitting places.
Guests may enjoy delicious breakfasts and evening buffet snacks in the dining room or on the porches.

I purchased the house in 1999 and fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I have enjoyed living in it as a regular residence and have invited friends and family for many holiday celebrations and birthday parties over the years.  However, there was never a doubt that its original Arts & Crafts style appointments, such as interior French doors, front and rear staircases, fireplace and three-story spaciousness would lend themselves beautifully to becoming the perfect bed & breakfast.

This year my offerings will be sweet and simple as I work diligently and passionately to provide the best. I will be offering four spacious, bright rooms all with new private baths, as well as two add-on rooms that may create suite-style spaces for those traveling with family or friends.

The house is located on Dundee Starkey Road just off Route 14 on the west side of Seneca Lake about 3 miles north of Glenora, halfway between Geneva and Watkins Glen.

This location will provide perfect access to the wine trail, artisan cheese trail, local farm produce stands, and the downtown walking pleasures of Watkins Glen or Geneva. For those who love to boat and fish, there is room on the property to bring your boat and a NY State fishing and boat launch area just a few miles up the road at Severne.

Our quaint country roads provide the perfect biking experience. Take in everything nature has to offer!