Gina and Blaine from Bay Shore, NY travel extensively and frequent many bed and breakfast establishments. I was delighted to host them this past weekend for an extended stay, at my
1922 Starkey House located just north of Watkins Glen along the west side of gorgeous Seneca Lake.
"We absolutely loved our stay here. The House is beautiful and it couldn't be more peaceful. You could hear the quiet punctuated by a birdsong. Cathy was a very warm hostess. We felt like family on a visit to the country. Our room was comfortable. The breakfasts were made with the freshest of ingredients and each guest was given personal attention . . . we are leaving . . . totally relaxed and refreshed. Thank you Cathy for a wonderful getaway!"
Gina & Blaine
7/1 -7/5, 2011
They took daily excursions around three of the Finger Lakes taking in wine trail events and spots of interest. The Seneca Wine trail was enjoyable for them as they drove up and down both east and west sides. They liked the village of Hammondsport located
at the South end of Keuka Lake.
Gina and Blaine stayed in the Veranda Suite, the largest room at the Starkey House and enjoyed the private upper veranda. They were one of three fun-loving couples that stayed over the Fourth of July weekend.
When they complimented my breakfasts, I really was flattered since they know and love food from all over the world; not to mention that Gina is a fantastic cook herself! Their kind enthusiasm motivated me to continue to develop more freshly prepared foods using locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. Gina and I agreed that there is nothing like fresh herbs plucked from your garden to enhance the flavor of any dish.