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Following are excerpts from letters and notes received



“My husband and I have traveled extensively and we have never come across the combination of elegance, wonderful service and most importantly the friendliness of a staff such as yours…From the moment we pulled onto the property until we left, everything was absolutely perfect.”
                                                                                                                                                                M. S.
                                                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania

Dear Mr. Schickel Chefs and Staff,

We hope you enjoy these chocolates as a small token of our appreciation for not only a safe and delicious experience for our daughter, but also for the professionalism and sincerity accompanying her meals.           

                                                                                                                                           N. F.
                                                                                                                                           Pennsylvania


Dear Carole:

Thank you so much for another fantastic trip to Geneva on the Lake!  . . . had a fabulous time and got much accomplished.  The staff was very attentive to our needs and did a great job throughout our stay.  The accommodations and food were amazing!

Please send our thanks to all the staff at Geneva on the Lake for a job well done.  We look forward to working with you again in the future.

                                                                                                                                              E. P.
                                                                                                                                              New York

What did we like best?  The joy and honesty of the staff!

                                                                                                                                               V. I.
                                                                                                                                               New York

Dear Chris and the Geneva on the Lake Staff,

Wow, that’s how we described our lunch and the beauty of Geneva on the Lake – WOW!  Everything was so wonderful!  We want to thank you all for your attention to detail, the beauty of the dining room, the excellent food-especially the hot pear-root veg soup- it was fantastic!  We loved to hear the history of Geneva on the Lake and we loved our wine tour luncheon.  Our friends and family group is also part Travel Agents so we promise to promote Geneva on the Lake as a top choice for the Finger Lakes to dine and stay.  The views and grounds are gorgeous.  The staff was perfect!  We loved everything about our lunch stop and we all agree it was our favorite luncheon out of all the places we have stopped in our 9 years of wine touring NY.  We appreciated the beauty of the room, the marble, the lines the elegance.  We appreciated the fantastic food-everyone was full and complimenting the meal, again especially the soup. We appreciate you taking a group picture of us and we post that on Face Book soon.  You were most welcoming to our group and we want to say a sincere thank you.

I will post this paragraph on trip advisor so please watch for it in a few days after it’s approved.

Thank you-Thank you.  Charles our bus driver loved his lunch too.

                                                                                                                                            K. A
                                                                                                                                            New Jersey

To whom it may concern,

I recently visited your establishment with a friend and I wanted to tell you what a wonderful visit we had with your employee, Alexa.  Being in the restaurant/catering business myself I was very impressed with the knowledge that this young woman had in regards to the facility and surrounding area.  I compliment you on “grooming” your employees in such a manner that they take pride in their place of work.  We only stopped in for a glass of wine because we were just out for a ride, however we certainly hope to make it back in the future for dinner and maybe a stay.

                                                                                                                                              S. H.
                                                                                                                                              New York

Bill,

Thank you for a Wonderful Honeymoon – Everything was Absolutely Superb and the service defines “Hand and Foot”!  This place has old world elegance that is so rare to find today, and we hope to make this the first of many stays.

                                                                                                                                                D. N.
                                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania

Chris,

Without you, your kindness, and all of your help, our Wedding would never have turned out as perfectly as it did!  You were such an amazing joy to work with and to get to know you was a true pleasure!  All the incredible work and coordinating you did, the wonderfully kind cards from you, Bill and the staff, the bottle of wine, packing and mailing all of our décor back to us. (and packed in such nice containers!)  Plus, all of your help with making sure my bouquet was picked up.  You are a Godsend!  You are just so incredible, everyone at Geneva on the Lake is, and we feel so immensely lucky to have found you and the oasis you over see.  We truly will never know how to thank you for all that you have done.       

Our Wedding was beyond anything we could ever have imagined it to be!  We loved every single second of that absolutely magical day and we have you to thank for it going off without a hitch!  You are so very talented and Geneva on the Lake is so fortunate to have you!  Every bride and groom who gets married there and has you to guide them through the process and oversee their nuptials will be starting their lives together in paradise.

You were such an integral part of making our dream wedding come true. Without you we would have been lost and I will forever be eternally grateful to you and everyone at Geneva on the Lake, that gorgeous piece of perfect bliss.  With Extreme thanks.

                                                                                                                                              K. B.                                                                                                                                                                                               Arizona

Our Experience at Geneva On The Lake was (to us) like a cruise on land; all our needs were graciously satisfied.

                                                                                                                                              C. W.
                                                                                                                                              New York

To all of the staff,

Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. This has been one of our best experiences so far. Everyone here was so friendly and helpful, which made our stay wonderful.  Everything was beautiful, especially the garden, and the atmosphere around the grounds.  Keep up the great work!  We will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                            M. B.
                                                                                                                                            New York
  

Love the live music. Nice to talk to Bill. The beautiful view, the peace & quiet and old-fashioned, non-commercial service. Keep it like this - don’t let it become too commercially prosaic.

                                                                                                                                            L. L.
                                                                                                                                            New York

What a lovely corner of the world!  Everything – grounds, dining, ambiance, music!!!!, chess, food, service, pool, “scenery”, amenities + wine, and on and on.  Have been coming for years!  Just keep doing what you’re doing Bill, Carole & Joan…and please keep the music

                                                                                                                                             D.  A.
                                                                                                                                             New York

Dear Mr. Schickel,

This note is long overdue, but holds much appreciation & gratitude for our lovely stay at Geneva on the Lake.  From our arrival to our departure it was picture perfect.  You and your staff are incredible and could not have been more accommodating, not to mention the fantastic food!!  A trip we will remember.  So glad to have met the Geneva on the Lake family.

                                                                                                                                           M. E.
                                                                                                                                           Massachusetts

Dear Bill,

Thank you so much for your generosity in gifting my cousin Tom Martin with dinner on Saturday evening.  It was a great surprise and overwhelmed us all!  It meant a lot to Tom to be at Geneva on the Lake for his birthday.  He has such wonderful memories of his time there in the kitchen (Mr. Martin was celebrating his 89th Birthday.  He had worked in our kitchen until 4 years ago.)

All of your staff greeted him so warmly and what a surprise to have the Parlor all set up in such a magnificent way for our celebration of Tom.

Amber is superb. We all felt so pampered!!  She also helped to make it a very special birthday for Tom.   

P.S.   Please tell your cook the dinners were fabulous!

                                                                                                                                            S.  L.
                                                                                                                                            New York

Dear Mr. Schickel,

We thank you for your wonderful and caring decision to move us from room F2B to the Library Suite. It made our last two nights very special.  We will always remember your generous hospitality.

                                                                                                                                            R. B.
                                                                                                                                            Maryland

Your place here, the Inn, is one of such quiet elegance, like old world European hospitality and culture.  I love this best of all the places we’ve ever been!!

                                                                                                                                             B.  L.
                                                                                                                                             Connecticut

Thank you to all the staff for making our stay more than perfect.  I commend Mr. Schickel for being able to accomplish the impossible and that is maintaining a formal, professional ambiance while at the same time providing personal and down to earth service.  Everyone is so nice!

                                                                                                                                              P. L.
                                                                                                                                              New York

Hi Chris.

We had such a wonderful time.  We both have said several times since Friday that everything was just PERFECT and we couldn’t have imagined that it could have been better in ANY way.  Thank you so much for taking care of us.  You and the staff were just incredible!  And, we’re already planning our next trip up! :)  We also received so many compliments on the service and the food.  Amazing!

                                                                                                                                                J. A.
                                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania




“The food was spectacular…I have had a five course meal in Paris that was not any better! The service was flawless.”
                                                                                                                                                                A.R.
                                                                                                                                                                New Jersey

“Our suite was beyond words and only surpassed by your hospitality, that of your staff, and the delicious food.”
                                                                                                                                                                L. R.
                                                                                                                                                                Ohio




“Absolutely wonderful. Everything was top notch and every expectation we had of our special requests was exceeded. We always rent a luxury home on Seneca Lake for August. In 2010 we’ll be at Geneva On The Lake.”
                                                              The H. Family
                                                               Bermuda

“I will remember those beautiful bird songs in the rain, the boat and croquet we enjoyed and the elegance of the meals.”
                                                               M. F. & S. B.
                                                               Colorado

“The view is as beautiful as Grand Canal in Venice or that of the Ritz in Paris, just breathtaking!”
                                                              J. O.
                                                             Connecticut

“I particularly enjoyed our meal in the dining room with staff and I know that Bill also thought that your hotel is lovely.”
                                                              H.R.C.
                                                              New York      

“Our wedding day was like a dream. Everyone who attended is still talking about how perfect it was. It was absolutely beautiful in every way.”
                                                             C. & T. D.
                                                             New York

“You and your staff are very kind and professional and are providing a level of guest service that is rarely encountered these days. I would recommend Geneva On the Lake to anyone and plan to stay again VERY soon!”
                                                                C. & S. R.
                                                                Canada

“The hotel is like a European Resort.  Very few American Hotels know how to run their facilities as well…Only 2 other U.S. Hotels equal yours (The Grove Park Inn and the Algonquin).  We will definitely be back!”
                                                              M. & M. W.
                                                              Georgia                            

“I cannot thank you enough for all the elegant touches and attention to detail to make my daughter’s wedding such a magical experience! Smart good taste in a genial and glorious setting is the memory I will treasure on this significant day”
                                                              N. N.
                                                              Massachusetts




“The food was amazing and so was the staff…it was the best resort they have ever stayed in. Thank you for making their 25th anniversary so memorable.”
                                                                                                                                                                S. L.
                                                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania



“The room was wonderful, the food superb and the grounds, and view divine. It helped us remember days on Lake Como and in Portofino.”
                                                                                                                                                                W. & B. F.
                                                                                                                                                                 Florida

“Thanks for helping make my dream wedding a reality!”
                                                                 J. M.
                                                                 Georgia

“I felt like I was in the Italian Lake District, especially when looking east over the poplars and pool to the lake!”
                                                               E. H.
                                                               Pennsylvania

“Einstein once said, ‘God is in the details’…It was certainly your attention to the details that made it all perfect and as you so aptly put it – MAGICAL…It is surely a day we will cherish and fondly think of you and your devoted staff.”
                                                              M. M. & Family
                                                              Wisconsin


“Having our wedding at Geneva On The Lake was like a dream. The ambiance of the inn and its gardens, combined with a fantastic and extremely professional staff, made the whole weekend absolutely perfect.”  
                                                                                                                                                                C. & J. R.
                                                                                                                                                                New York



"It can’t go without saying that the food was phenomenal, served by a staff that deserves the highest credit for excellence…There have been continual comments on the utter perfection of the entire reception.”
                                                                                                                                                                C. S.
                                                                                                                                                                Massachusetts



“We have stayed in many places around the world but seldom have we found a home away from home…We will be back.”
                                                                                                                                                                Dr. & Mrs. V.
                                                                                                                                                                Texas

"In a world of competition for just about everything, Geneva On The Lake has the formula for success: simply delight the customer."                                                                                                                                                                 L. D.
                                                                                                                                                               New York

“We want to thank you for making Stephanie and Charlie’s reception so memorable … All our guests were very impressed with the beautiful setting and atmosphere that you created … We couldn’t have asked for more.”
                                                                                                                                                               B. & E. H.
                                                                                                                                                               England

“It is so restful and refreshing to escape to the beauty and peacefulness of this place.”
                                                                          J. & N.
                                                                          New York

“We cannot thank you enough for making our daughter’s wedding like something right out of the movies … The grounds, the suites, and the meals were beyond words, but nothing could top the attention to detail shown by your staff.”
                                                                         R. & L. B.
                                                                         New York

“Geneva On The Lake is truly a gem and is a highlight of our travel experiences…The property is spectacular, and as impressive, is your staff.”
                                                                         W. D. S.
                                                                          New York

“The inn is spectacular!”
                                                                P. B.
                                                                New York

"From sleeping accommodations, quality of food preparation and service including the DaVinci meeting facility, all those who attended were thoroughly impressed... a most peaceful atmosphere extremely conducive to very productive scientific discussions. The Geneva On The Lake resort is truly a national treasure."
                                                                 C. R.
                                                                 New York

“After two days of being treated like royalty … From the moment we checked in to the moment we exited the driveway at Geneva On The Lake, we both experienced European elegance for which your resort is noted.”
                                                                 D. D.
                                                                 California

“You all made our honeymoon extraordinary and delightful … Nowhere else could we’ve gone and enjoyed the service this much … The room was spectacular, the food mouth-watering, and again the service excellent.”
                                                                 J. M.
                                                                 New York

“The rooms provided the right atmosphere, the food was outstanding and, most importantly, the service impeccable …
Be assured, if in the future we need a place to host important dinners, we will come to you.”
                                                                 T. P.
                                                                 Maryland

“Not only was the day perfect but the gourmet cuisine, atmosphere, and pleasant staff were excellent … We can’t wait to celebrate all of our anniversaries at Geneva On The Lake … Thank you for helping us realize a ‘dream wedding.’”
                                                                 R. & W. W.
                                                                 New York


“We stayed at your beautiful Inn and were so impressed with the beauty and ambiance … The grounds were manicured to perfection, the employees were all happy and efficient, the food and wine tasting were wonderful …Our room was perfect … We felt very pampered and enjoyed every moment of our stay … We can honestly say we know why you have such a high star rating.”
                                                                   M. M.
                                                                   Pennsylvania







“The food was beyond marvelous!”
                                                      N. & B. V.
                                                      New York

“On Friday, October 4th, my three daughters picked us(my wife and me) up at 3:00 … We did not know where they were taking us, only that we were off to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We headed west out of Endwell, NY … along the west side of Seneca Lake … We pulled into a place called ‘Geneva On The Lake’ … That was the beginning of the most fabulous weekend of my wife Georgie’s and my life … What a beautiful place! … The rooms, the buildings, and the grounds, as well as the friendly treatment by all of the personnel, were truly unforgettable – a fact underscored by the lovely strains of your violinist playing “Unforgettable” during our Anniversary dinner … Thank you for enhancing our weekend with your elegant surroundings and superb attention to every detail.”
                                                       J. E. O.
                                                       Connecticut

"From the moment we arrived, you made us feel like honored guests and also right at home."
                                                       D. C.
                                                       New York

“Geneva On The Lake is so very beautiful … I for one, will encourage all my friends to come visit you … I know they will be delighted.”
                                                       J. W.
                                                       New Jersey

“You really went out of your way to make me feel just about like family.”
                                                                 F. W.
                                                                 Virginia

“It was delightful in every way – our accommodations were beautiful and the welcome lovely and warm with beautiful flowers, Godiva chocolates, and champagne to greet us … Dinners, brunches, cocktail reception – each its own gourmet – and so very special was the exceptional and friendly service your staff provided … Our compliments in every respect!”
                                                                 B. & J. Z.
                                                                 New York

“We will be happy to pass the word on to our friends and colleagues who are interested in visiting the Finger Lakes."
                                                     J. R. E.
                                                     Michigan

“There may not be enough superlatives in existence to describe Geneva On The Lake … The setting, the food and especially the people were gracious and elegant with a relaxed ease that was welcoming and deeply enjoyable … True elegance is a quality not seen often in this rushed world: Geneva On The Lake embodies it … You provided a restful interlude that allowed everyone to relax and delight in one another and the environment … Even the teenagers of the family said they were ‘awed’ … You made arranging a dinner party from 400 miles away simple … I know everyone will be judging any food eaten out by the Geneva On The Lake standard from now on.”
                                                        H. C.
                                                        Massachusetts

“The care, attention, courtesy, kindness and professionalism of your staff made our post-graduation party the exemplary recognition of this milestone for our family … The service was excellent, the menu and food exquisite both in its quality but also its presentation and last but not least, the attentiveness of Chris …I can assure you that all who attended will unequivocally and unabashedly recommend Geneva On The Lake to everyone.”
                                                                                                                                                                J. L. H.
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