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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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There are many ways to discover the Finger Lakes – a hike in the gorges or a boat ride on the glacier-formed lakes. But have you considered exploring our scenic landscapes on horseback? Horseback riding in the Finger Lakes can provide the ultimate outdoor adventure year-round. Check out these two riding centers not far from Yale Manor, where you can saddle up for a journey through the...

On a serene Victorian farm overlooking Cayuga Lake, MacKenzie-Childs has been creating hand-painted ceramics, dinnerware, furniture, home decor and gifts since 1983. Those familiar with MacKenzie-Childs adore the beautiful yet whimsical designs that define their collection.

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...


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