A Vacation Property with Casual Country Charm,
in the Heart of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country.

ale Manor

is currently transitioning to a Vacation Rental Property. In addition to the original guest rooms, the Master Bedroom Suite, with Jetted tub, and views of Seneca Lake, are also available to you. In total the Manor sleeps fourteen guests comfortably. A spacious Gourmet Kitchen with 5 burner stove and double ovens, (plus a view of the lake) is yours to create a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your friends and family. In The Grand Dining Area, you will have seating and table settings for as many as sixteen people. There is plenty of room to spread out in the home, on the property, and down by the Lake.

I want to thank everyone who has created memories here at Yale Manor over the past six years. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to have been a part of facilitating those memories.

Sincerely, Tab


Yale Manor is conveniently located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, on both the Seneca Lake, and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails. Just minutes from Geneva, NY, Yale Manor is privately tucked away on ten acres, in a park like setting. The manor's boat house rests on the shoreline of beautiful Seneca Lake, with a dock/deck that extends out 100 feet onto the lake, where you can swim and enjoy panoramic views and picturesque sunsets.

Living RoomOriginally built in the early 1900’s, Yale Manor was the main structure of an impressive 365-acre farm complex built for a Mr. James Macdonald from New York City. Mr. Macdonald, U.S. manager for Royal Insurance Co. of Liverpool, England used Yale Manor as the operations center for his “Seneca Juice” business. The original farm contained the juice processing plant as well as its own railroad stop. A Yale graduate, he paid tribute to his school by incorporating the Yale name throughout his operations. After his death, the manor house went through various transformations. In a seriously deteriorated state, the structure was rescued in 1995 and has since been restored to its former glory.

Guests can relax in this peaceful, country get-away. Accommodations include seven guestrooms, with either lake or country views. Guests also have water access for canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

Dining RoomWe have plenty of off-street parking, and the carriage house is available to store bicycles, motorcycles, kayaks, etc. In addition, a short walk takes you to the lakefront boathouse and dock where you can swim, sun, and delight in spectacular sunsets.

Yale Manor is within an hour’s drive or less to Rochester, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Ithaca, Corning and Watkins Glen. There are many fine restaurants, historic museums, award-winning wineries, amazing waterfalls, picturesque state parks with hiking and bicycling trails, and many other local attractions within minutes.

The Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake wine trails, just minutes from Yale Manor, have dozens of wineries offering daily wine tasting. Parks, golf courses, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and several colleges, including Hobart and William Smith and the New York Chiropractic College, are just minutes away. Add to that the charm of craft and farm markets, antique shops, spectacular fall foliage, boat and canal tours, and a multitude of cultural and historic sites, Yale Manor is the perfect destination for a peaceful get-away, or your home base for Finger Lakes touring.

Yale Manor is currently available as a Vacation Rental Property.
This Property is now for sale
This beautiful 5800 sq. ft. home is the quintessential Seneca Lake home! Built entirely out of stone in the early 1900's, this home captures the true meaning of Seneca, or "Place of Stone." The Yale Mansion offers an abundance of privacy, as it sits atop nearly 10 acres of old orchard land. Add 70 ft of serene lakefront property with a boathouse and permanent dock, and you have a perfect home, whether it be a Bed & Breakfast, or personal residence. The state-of-the-art kitchen and renovations, mix fluidly as they preserve the rich history and solid foundation of this estate for many years . Go to Listing

Summer at Yale Manor

Yale Manor Finger Lakes Waterfront Dock

On Seneca Lake, a short boat ride to the Lakeshore of
Geneva, NY or Watkins Glen, NY. Come back enjoy some of your favorite wine, from over 200 wineries in the
Fingerlakes Wine Region.

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