About 1922 Starkey House Bed and Breakfast

 
 
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 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. Designed after the menu of the old Starkey Hotel of the late 1800's that once graced these grounds, all food offerings are sourced from the home garden or local farm markets.

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.

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, along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, halfway between Geneva and Watkins Glen. This location provides perfect access to wineries, artisan cheese trail, local farm produce stands, microbreweries, distilleries, and the downtown walking pleasures of the local quaint villages of Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, Penn Yan or Geneva. Corning museums and Ithaca multiculture are within thirty-five minutes away.

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.

Love nature, hiking or biking? Waterfalls and state parks are within the near surrounding and country roads that are "off the beaten path" are right here.