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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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Spring and fall are the best times to see huge flocks of migratory birds flying high above Yale Manor, as we're located in one of the most active north-south paths in the Atlantic Flyway. Just north of us at the northern tip of Cayuga Lake is a resting place for thousands of these migratory creatures — the Montezuma...

While the Finger Lakes region garners the most acclaim for its award-winning wines, New York is still the Big Apple and ranks second in apple production in the United States. So it makes sense that cideries would find their place among the wineries that line the hills and shores of the Finger Lakes. The apples for these locally produced fermented ciders are harvested from small family orchards...

Imagine the tranquility of gliding on a glacial lake with nature sanctuaries and vibrant fall foliage as the backdrop. You can do just that on your next visit to our beautiful lakeshore retreat in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Kayak Time offers guided tours by a father and son team, Dennis and Patrick Angelo, long-term kayaking...


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