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Geneva On The Lake Wine Country Villa and Resort BOOK NOW

A Romantic Villa
             Rich in History
"Offering exceptional comfort and service"
~ The New York Times

Overlooking Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York, Geneva On The Lake was built in 1914 as a private home. Modeled after Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy, its interior includes Italian marble fireplaces, wall tapestries, Ionic columns and wood-coffered ceilings. The villa later became a monastery, and then, in 1981, an elegant small resort.

“Geneva on the Lake is an oasis, a little island of beauty, peace, and friendliness in a busy world.”
Norbert H. Schickel, Jr., Founder

Formal gardens, pool and Seneca Lake beyond

“The stunning four-diamond Geneva On The Lake, has a garden reminiscent of Versailles.”
~ Wall Street Journal

“This is a resort that echoes with the tranquility of a different place and time, of a leisurely European lifestyle that revels in and showcases the finer things of life…The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway, whether winter or summer.”
                                                                 ~ The Ottawa Citizen

“We stayed at the majestic Geneva On The Lake hotel… classical sculptures give an air of antiquity, but the solicitous service is as American as a Cortland Apple.”
                                                                                   ~ Gourmet

From the boathouse, Seneca Lake and the Erie Canal System connect you to the oceans of the world.  A variety of boats may be rented at the dock and moorings are also available.  The 70-foot pool is surrounded by columns topped with Borghese-style terra cotta jardinières inviting you for a refreshing swim at your own stunning villa.  Adjacent is Geneva’s charming Historic District and the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, both abound with architectural gems.

Lake cruise aboard Bella Frascati from our dock

The Consummate Getaway

Geneva On The Lake is perfect for a long weekend or midweek escape. Rest, relax and surrender yourself to gracious service and hospitality, superb food, the finest Finger Lakes wines and breathtaking surroundings.

“Thirty suites of refined luxury.” ~ Journal de Geneve

Candlelight Dining

The intimate Lancellotti Dining Room features marble columns, 17th century side chairs, wall tapestries, Chinese vases that glow in the warmth of candlelight, and live music.  Experience a romantic dinner for two or a special occasion dinner with room for parties of up to 50.  Glorious summer weddings in the South Lawn Tent Pavilion accommodate up to 160 people.

“The food is extraordinarily good.”         ~ Bon Appetit

The Activities
  • Winery Tours & Tastings
  • Pontoon Boat Lake Cruises
  • Outlet Shopping & Antiquing
  • Swimming in 70’ Outdoor Pool
  • Bicycling (bikes available)
  • Croquet, Bocce, Badminton
  • Volleyball & Horseshoes
  • Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boating
  • Fishing (charters arranged)
  • Golf (1 mi)
  • Tennis (1/2 mi)
  • Ice Skating (1 mi)
  • Skiing 1200’ rise (29 mi)

The Facilities
  • 23 Suites and 6 Studios
  • 10 with Two Bedrooms
  • All Air-Conditioned
  • Lancellotti Dining Room
  • The Parlor for Hospitality
  • DaVinci Conference Suite
  • Tent Pavillion for Weddings
  • Lawn Games
  • Fitness Machines
  • 70’ Outdoor Pool
  • Boathouse and Dock
  • Boat Moorings

“A near miracle of grace
and hospitality.”
~Toronto Magazine

The Attractions

  • Hobart & Wm Smith Colleges & Historic District (1/4 mile)
  • Seneca Lake Wine Trail (on)
  • Niagara Falls (100 mi)
  • Waterloo Premium Outlets – 100 stores (8 mi)
  • Corning Museum of Glass (51 mi)
  • Watkins Glen International Speedway (37 mi)
  • Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Racing (25 mi)
  • Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion (16 mi)
  • Stickley Factory Tour, Tuesdays (60 mi)
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame (10 mi)
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (15 mi)
  • Bass Pro Shop (24 mi)
  • MacKenzie Childs Ltd. (34 mi)
  • Watkins Glen Gorge & State Park (36 mi)
  • Farmscapes, Country Roads & Antiques Throughout the Area

Geneva is Easy To Reach:

  • From New York State Thruway
    take Exit 42 then Route 14 south 7 miles.
  • From Rochester & Syracuse
    International Airports, a one hour drive.
  • Driving Distances in Hours:
Rochester 1 Buffalo 2 Pittsburgh 5
Syracuse 1 Binghamton 2 New York City 6
Ithaca 1 Toronto 4 Philadelphia 6
Corning 1 Albany 3.5 Boston 6
Elmira 1 Cleveland 5 Washington D.C. 7

FOR RESERVATIONS: 1-800-3-GENEVA or 315-789-7190
1001 Lochland Rd., Route 14, Geneva, New York 14456
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