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A Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast

Stay in the beautiful Finger Lakes NY wine country.

Yale Manor is conveniently located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, on both the Cayuga and Seneca 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 a short 5-minute walk from the Manor house, with a dock/deck that extends out 100 feet onto the lake, where you can swim and enjoy panoramic views and picturesque sunsets.

Originally built in the early 1900s, 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 2000 and has since been restored to its former glory.

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With more than 100 wineries throughout the Finger Lakes region, it would be impossible to pick favorites. Each has its own unique style, charm and winemaking flare. Here at Yale Manor, we do, however, have a special affinity for the wineries in our own backyard, and we love to send our guests to visit our winemaking neighbors. While we enjoy each of them for their inspiring, delightful wines,...

The Finger Lakes region grows so much more than grapes! In fact, it's one of the most diversified agricultural areas of New York state. Each summer we are reminded of this when communities host weekly farmers markets that offer delectable fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers – from apples and asparagus to zucchini and zinnias, and everything in between. Not only do these quaint...

Flower-filled gardens, majestic trees, distinctive fountains and sculptures, a magnificent mansion, and a wine center: Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is truly an extraordinary place. German for "sunny hill," Sonnenberg is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System, and is open...


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