Sitting on the shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region, Geneva is a charming small-town getaway with a rich farming history. Many of the top attractions here have their roots in the area's agricultural heritage; the area's many wineries and breweries tend to grow their own products or source it locally, and there's a seemingly endless selection of restaurant serving delicious seasonally inspired cuisine. The beautiful Seneca Lake State Park attracts visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors, and if you're interested in history, you can visit Rose Hill Mansion or the Johnston House and Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum. Hours/availability may have changed.
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15 Best Things to Do in Geneva, New York
- Seneca Lake State Park, Geneva, NY, Photo: demerzel21/stock.adobe.com
- Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake, Geneva, New York, Photo: Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake
- Rose Hill Mansion, Geneva, New York, Photo: Rose Hill Mansion
- Zugibe Vineyards, Geneva, New York, Photo: Zugibe Vineyards
- Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY, Photo: Smith Opera House
- Bottomless Brewing, Geneva, New York, Photo: Bottomless Brewing
- Ventosa Vineyard, Geneva, New York, Photo: Ventosa Vineyard
- Billsboro Winery, Geneva, New York, Photo: Billsboro Winery
- Things to Do in Geneva, NY: Lake Drum Brewing, Photo: Lake Drum Brewing
- The Johnston House and Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum, Geneva, New York, Photo: The Johnston House and Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum
- Things to Do in Geneva, New York: WeBe Brewing, Photo: WeBe Brewing
- Kindred Fare, Geneva, New York, Photo: Kindred Fare
- Things to Do in Geneva, New York: Cosentino’s Ristorante, Photo: Cosentino’s Ristorante
- Uncle Joe's, Geneva, New York, Photo: fahrwasser/stock.adobe.com
- Things to Do in Geneva, New York: Red Jacket Orchards, Photo: ZoomTeam/stock.adobe.com
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Set within a landmark stone castle dating back to the 1880s, Belhurst Castle is a luxurious resort overlooking the serene Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Geneva, New York. The elegant resort features three distinct hotels offering exquisite accommodations, two excellent restaurants, and an exclusive spa, as well as an estate winery.
The stately resort is home to a grand 19th century stone castle, a Georgian Revival farm mansion dating back to the 1900s and a contemporary inn, all of which feature magnificent guest rooms and suites, ranging from simple to palatial in style. Guests can dine in style on succulent steaks and fresh seafood at Edgar’s or head to the most casual ambiance of the Stonecutter’s Tavern, which overlooks the tranquil Lake Seneca.
The exclusive Isabella Spa and Salon are located on site and offer luxury services including manicures, pedicures, massages and other spa services while the Belhurst Estate Winery is located on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and produces some of the region’s best wines.
Belhurst Castle is located on the northwestern shore of Seneca Lake and is a few miles from Seneca Lake State Park, and the Geneva History Museum.
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Belhurst Castle features three distinct hotels that offer a range of elegant accommodations to suit every taste. Chambers in the Castle is set in a 19th century stone castle and features 11 individually decorated period guest rooms and suites, two cozy cottages and one beautifully appointed ranch home, all decorated with ornate woodwork, antique furnishings, oriental rugs, large fireplaces and stunning lake views.
The luxurious Vinifera Inn offers charming guest rooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and glorious lake views while the historic Georgian Revival White Springs Manor has lovely period guest rooms that promise relaxing havens of tranquility with stunning lake views.
Chambers in the Castle feature 14 individually decorated period guest rooms and suites, cottages and a ranch home, all of which overlook Seneca Lake. Rooms and suites are furnished with beautiful antiques, rich oriental rugs, cozy gas fireplaces and original artworks, as well as complimentary wireless Internet.
The Tower Suite is situated within the Castle's turret and boasts beautiful views over the lake. The master suite features a king-size bed with plush linens, a private en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower, soaking bathtub, and deluxe bath products. The Dwyer Suite features a large four poster queen-sized bed with plush linens, an en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a spacious sitting area with a fireplace and pull-out sleeper sofa for extra guests. The suite has beautiful stained glass windows and gorgeous lake views.
The Bamboo Room boasts original bamboo and maple décor and features a double bed with plush linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a glass-enclosed walk-in shower and soaking bathtub. The Bamboo Room adjoins the Otis Room and can be booked as a connecting room for families.
The Otis Room has a queen-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower only and a large mirrored fireplace while the Bronze Room is a corner spacious room with lovely lake views, a queen-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a cast bronze fireplace.
The Clay Room features a queen-sized four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower only while the Collins Room is a corner cozy room with a four poster queen bed, private bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a cast bronze fireplace.
The Butler Room has a four poster queen bed, an en-suite bath with walk-in large shower and a separate sitting room with a twin pull-out sofa bed. The Garrett Room offers a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower only while the Study Room has a queen-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a raised viewing area with stunning stained glass windows.
The Billard Room is a sunny, spacious room and king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and an outside private balcony with alluring lake views.
Located behind Belhurst Castle, the Carriage House is a stand-alone cottage with a beautiful four poster queen bed in plush linens, an en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower, a separate sitting area with pull-out sofa bed for extra guests, and a private patio with lake views.
The Ice House is another stand-alone cottage tucked behind the Belhurst Castle and offers a loft bedroom with a queen-sized bed access via a spiral staircase, en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower and comfortable living room. Nestled behind Belhurst Castle, the Dwyer House is contemporary three bedroom ranch home and features one king, one double and one twin bedroom, en-suite bathrooms with glass-enclosed walk-in showers and a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen.
Vinifera Inn is a romantic retreat that offers comfort, elegance and charm. Lavish Reserve Rooms feature king-size beds with plush linens, en-suite bathrooms with two-person showers and whirlpool tubs, spacious living areas with gas fireplace, pull-out sofa beds for extra guests and spectacular lake views.
Unique Turret Rooms are the spacious rooms at the Inn and feature king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with two-person showers and whirlpool tubs, spacious living areas with gas fireplace, pull-out sofa beds for extra guests and spectacular lake views.
Belhurst Castle has two excellent restaurants which offer both fine and casual dining in beautiful settings. Set in the 19th century Belhurst Castle, Edgar’s is open all day and serves scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches and decadent dinners featuring seafood, game, steak, pasta, and decadent desserts.
Stonecutters offers a more relaxed environment in which to enjoy scrumptious tavern fare, handcrafted cocktails, and signature drinks and live entertainment in front of the massive indoor fireplace or under the stars on the outdoor terrace.
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The Isabella Spa~Salon is the Belhurst’s exclusive spa and wellness center that offers a full menu of soothing spa services to indulge mind, body, and soul. Isabella Spa offers a full menu of indulgent massages, invigorating body scrubs, warm body wraps and rejuvenating facials using certified natural, organic products. The salon presents services such as hand and foot treatments, manicures, pedicures, cutting-edge hair styles, make-up application.
The beautiful Belhurst Castle has two excellent restaurants, Edgar’s and Stonecutters, the exclusive Isabella Spa~Salon, and the Belhurst Winery. The Belhurst Winery creates award-winning wines while the gift shop sells hand-made jewelry, original artwork, delectable sweets and beautiful Belhurst Gift Baskets.
Belhurst Castle offers an array of venues for special occasions from weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, banquets, business seminars and conferences, as well as a professional staff and events planning teams to help with all the details.
The Castle Ballroom is 4400 square feet in size and can accommodate up to 250+ guests with spectacular views of the lake and easy access to the exquisitely manicured lawns. Decorated in vibrant hues of mauve, blue and gold, the Ballroom features stunning chandeliers, a 10-foot antique, gold mirror, a full-service bar, and a smooth wooden dance floor. The ballroom also features a small lobby area with separate male and female restrooms.
The Meritage Ballroom is approximately 3,300 square feet and can accommodate up to 160 guests. The ballroom is surrounded by large windows with beautiful views of the lake and features high ceilings with chandeliers, an outdoor patio, and access to the pristine lawn. The Meritage Ballroom has its own lobby area, separate restrooms for both ladies and gentlemen and an area for the place card table.
Belhurst Castle is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and a short drive away from the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Corning, and Syracuse. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful lakes, lush vegetation and pristine woodlands, the Finger Lakes Region offers a wealth of things to see and do. Known for its culinary and wine delights, the region also presents world-class hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and golf.
The Finger Lakes Region is well known for its excellent variety of recreational and outdoor activities with the 11 lakes offering swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating and sailing. Hiking and mountain biking can be enjoyed in the summer and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. Sports fans can enjoy car stock racing, tractor pulls, thoroughbred racing and horse trails while culture lovers can soak up a plethora of arts and culture in the inspiring arts community of the region.
The Artisans Trail features culinary experiences and wine tastings, art galleries and studios, museums, gardens and festivals while the Bristol Valley Theatre presents a variety of performances throughout the year. The Finger Lakes Region is home to more than 100 wineries and several famous wine trails, including the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the Little Lakes Wine Path, and the Canandaigua Wine Trail, where visitors can taste some of the region’s best wines. Wine can be paired with local produce and artisan foods from the area, such as homemade jams, cheeses, jellies, and pies.
4069 West Lake Road, Geneva, NY 14456-0609, Phone: 315-781-0201
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