Geneva On The Lake

Boutique Resort Hotel, Restaurant & Historic Gardens in the
Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York

Escape to a peaceful boutique hotel on a 10-acre bluff in the Finger Lakes, overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake in historic Geneva, New York. A landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and long-time AAA Four-Diamond Award Winner in hospitality, Geneva On The Lake was founded by Norbert H. Schickel Jr. in 1981, to be “an oasis, a little island of beauty, peace and friendliness in a busy world.”

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family visit, a wedding celebration, business meeting or reunion, you are sure to find a perfect oasis of comfort and hospitality at Geneva On The Lake.


Truly a haven for visitors, the Italianate villa offers 29 guest suites and studios, all appointed with beautifully handcrafted Stickley furniture, a kitchen, Renaissance architecture and modern comforts, some featuring lake views, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and cathedral ceilings. Two-story townhouses situated 25 feet from the main villa provide spacious comfort, each featuring private furnished lakeside patios and two bedrooms, perfect for a reunion or family vacation.


Unwind with a glass of wine and a bit of food or a game of chess. Dine on The Terrace in warmer weather, stroll the restored formal gardens, or enjoy a lawn game. Take a dip in the picturesque 70-foot swimming pool. Relax in Adirondack chairs with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake or by the late evening outdoor fire. Explore Geneva’s charming historic district by bike, visit nearby award-winning wineries, or walk the lakeside trails of Waterfront Park.

Geneva On The Lake at Night

“…stunning four-diamond Geneva On The Lake, has a garden reminiscent of Versailles.”
– The Wall Street Journal

“The food is extraordinarily good.”
– Bon Appetit

“One of the world’s most beautiful inns.”
– Brides Magazine

“The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway, whether winter or summer.”
The Ottawa Citizen

“Offering exceptional comfort and service”
– The New York Times

“A near miracle of grace and hospitality…”
– Toronto Magazine

“One of the 10 most romantic inns in the United States.”
– American Historic Inns

“Geneva On The Lake is a charming inn with beautiful grounds…”
– Wine Spectator

“…the solicitous service is as American as a Cortland apple.”
– Gourmet

“Tranquility and good taste characterize the intellectual fare found at Geneva On The Lake…”
– Post & Opinion (Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville)

“Towering pines shade the grounds, creating inviting walkways for thoughtful ambles and intimate conversations.”
Finger Lakes Wine Gazette

“This is a resort that echoes with the tranquility of a different place and time…”
The Ottawa Citizen

“Located just a few hours from New York City, this luxurious European-style vacation resort welcomes weary urban dwellers with more than just a quiet place to unwind.”
Bon Appetit

“Thirty suites of refined luxury.”
Journal de Geneve