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Get away from it all at the blue-roofed cabin by the
Follow the winding lane to our hand crafted
timber frame cabin for a peaceful getaway. Tastefully
decorated with original art and photography, this is a
wonderful place of solitude and inspiration for artists,
photographers, writers, musicians and all creative types.
Or just a place to enjoy with a special friend or
friends.The cabin is a wonderful place to celebrate
Great restaurants and wineries in the neighborhood can
fill everyone's tastes. A variety of seasonal entertainment
and local festivals give visitors lots to choose from.
Views around the cabin's private setting are a small
garden of perennials, countless wildflowers, a forest
of mature oak and hickory trees, a vineyard and
the everchanging skies above, the dynamics of the
mighty Seneca Lake's pure water and, of course, the
Outside features include a park-style bar-be-cue grill,
picnic table with benches and casual chairs. Build a
campfire with wood supplied by us while you watch a
Inside the cabin, there are two comfy, full-size futon
beds, table with benches, lamps, desk and chairs. Enjoy
our books, magazines, radio and extensive collection of
CDs and records. A small gas fireplace is ready for those
nippy evenings. An air conditioner eases summer's heat.
Our kitchenette has a small fridge, coffee pot, toaster
and microwave oven. We supply drinking water, juices,
snacks and other goodies. There are enough mugs, glasses,
bowls, plates and utensils for four guests. There is also an
ice chest for you to use.
The private bathroom has hot water, a shower stall,
sink, commode, mirror, blow drier, fresh towels and
cloths and an assortment of supplies you may have
forgotten to pack. We also provide bedding, but you can
bring your own bedding if you like.
A quiet, private place of escape and the ideal place to sip
wine and enjoy the beauty and sounds of nature,
clouds and starry skies.
Feathered friends like these robins love our cabin,
too.You never know what visitors you'll meet here!
Enjoy great restaurants
& wineries in the
Dano's Heuriger on Seneca
The heuriger is in walking distance from our cabin and offers the best of entrees, wine, breads, spreads, salads, soups, desserts and more. At their unique, spacious setting indoors and on the deck outside, owners Dano Hutnik and Karen Gilman take pleasure in mingling with their guests while they prepare the menu. Dress up or go casual to enjoy sunset views, a kitchen garden and a totally new experience. A rambling lawn makes this restaurant especially child-friendly.
Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine
This five-star restaurant located at a landmark early 1900s Victorian farmhouse about a mile away from our cabin has become a destination for visitors who seek the finest dining experience possible. Owners Bob and Suzanne Stack strive to use home and locally grown seasonal foods. Suzanne is among finalists for Best Chef of the Northeast in the James Beard Foundation's annual competition. Her restaurant, with its extraordinary view of Seneca Lake, is especially appropriate for special celebrations like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
Wagner Estate Winery & The Ginny Lee Cafe
The Wagner family were pioneeers in this area's booming wine industry. When founder Bill Wagner built a winery and cafe at the site of his former dairy farm, neighbors questioned his judgment. Nearly forty years later, Wagner's is prominent on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Thousands and thousands of visitors visit the winery and adjacent cafe. A beer brewery opened several years ago produces an array of beers. The winery and brewery are open year round for tours and tastings and the cafe is open most of the year. The winery boasts an expansive gift shop with souvenirs like clothing, wine items, books, jewelry, etc. Summer pub nights on the deck in the summer that feature live bands, dancing, food and drinks draw hundreds each week.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellar
Enjoy excellent award winning wines, a stunning view of Seneca Lake reaching to the north and a spacious building in the Greek Revival style, set in unique landscaping. This winery is truly a gem in many ways!
Owners Rob and Kate Thomas own the vineyards you see on one side of our cabin. These experienced artisan winemakers take special pride in crafting only red wine varieties that they grow. Their coveted, limited vintages reflect their respect for working with what Mother Nature provides from year to year. Their unique winery on New York State Route 414 is modeled after the "Queen's Castle," a historic landmark building on the shore of Seneca Lake at Caywood Point, a former boy scout camp and destination of campers from Geneva in the 1800s. That site is now a part of the Finger Lakes National Forest. Shalestone Winery offers a changing array of original artworks and photography for sale.
Kings Garden Winery
Meet Mike and Corinne Oleksyn, among the newest vintners in the neighborhood. Perched on a knoll in a field overlooking a panoramic view of Seneca Lake, cornfields and woods, Kings Garden is a refreshing oasis. There are red and white wines, both sweet and dry, served by these friendly folks. The winery offers gifts such as t-shirts, jewelry, etc.
Most of the expansive vineyard area that you'll drive by down the lane to get to our cabin is owned by Caywood Vineyards. It's our privilege to live here year round and witness the great care given to the vines in all seasons. Caywood Vineyards winery is located about five minutes away in a restored 1800s barn on New York State Route 414. You'll find numerous reds, whites, dessert and and sparkling varieties. One of our favorites is the velvety port. Oh, so good, on a crisp night by the fire!
Neither a restaurant or a winery, Rue Claire is in a league all by itself when it comes to offering something fresh and unique on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This tiny eco-friendly shop, just south of Wagner's Winery, made its debut last fall. You'll find the finest artisan chocolates, hot cocoa mixes, teas, coffees, cookies and other small, but high quality gift items for friends back home. Owner Claire Benjamin, also a lavender grower, is meticulous when it comes to details and service to her customers.
Other area attractions:
We've listed only the wineries and restaurants in the Caywood neighborhood, but many others line both shores of Seneca Lake. To find them, visit http://www.senecalakewinetrail.com/.
We're just a hop, skip and a jump from the 16,000-plus acres that make up the Finger Lakes National Forest. One of the most recent acquisitions of the forest area is Caywood Point, numerous rustic acres and a pristine, private beach near our cabin that the public can enjoy at no cost. A perfect place to gather lake glass.
Lodi Point State Park is a gem that you must experience when you visit. About 15 minutes away, this large public area includes beaches, picnic tables, bar-be-que grills, restrooms, playground equipment, a marina and an unequaled view of the east and west shores of Seneca Lake from a large point of land that reaches into the lake. A nominal parking fee during the summer season gives day-long access to other area state parks, as well.
To find information about all parks, events and other places you may want to visit, go to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance's awesome web site at: http://www.fingerlakes.org/.
One of Lodi's most prominent events is the Pickin' In The Pasture Bluegrass Festival, which draws thousands of music lovers each year. This nationally acclaimed festival features a full weekend of bluegrass bands and fabulous foods. Go to http://www.pickininthepasture.com/ for details of this year's fest, the 14th in its history.
Another extremely popular music event in the area is the Grassroots Festival of Dance and Music. For several days, old and young celebrate live bands performing in a variety of genres. To see this year's line up, go to http://www.grassrootsfest.org/.
If you love dogs, don't miss the weekend of Wine Country Circuit dog shows held at Sampson State Park each fall.These shows are among the largest AKC all breed shows in the country, with thousands of dogs competing in conformation and performance categories. For more information, go to http://www.jimraudogshows.com/.
The annual Grapehound Wine Tour features a visit to the Finger Lakes by greyhound dog owners from Ohio to North Carolina who gather to taste local wine and celebrate greyhounds. In its eight year, the event will be centered at Atwater Winery in Burdett, New York. The 2013 celebration will include food and music by the Scott Adams A 2 Z bad, featuring classic rock and roll for visitors to enjoy in lawn chairs or on blankets. Dogs and their owners will also be welcome at area wineries. The public can see the gentle dogs of every color imaginable up close and learn more about them. Visit the Grapehound Wine Tour site at www.grapehounds.com. For more information, contact Larry Bowersox at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 717.669.8723 or 717.319.8363.