Boutique Resort Hotel & Historic Gardens
in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Escape to a peaceful place where time slows down, beauty captivates and warm hospitality rejuvenates. Experience modern comforts, enchanting gardens and historic charm. Taste culinary expertise from our kitchen with exceptional farm-fresh ingredients, homegrown herbs and local wines. Discover an oasis in an Italianate villa on a 10-acre bluff overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake in historic Geneva, New York.

June 11, 2020

To Friends and Families who would like to experience the beauty and hospitality at Geneva On The Lake,
with delight and gratitude, beginning at 12 noon on Thursday, June 18, 2020, Geneva On The Lake will reopen.

Amidst fresh air, sunshine and great attentiveness, our wonderful staff has been preparing to again welcome and serve guests.
Providing friendly service and a safe, comfortable experience for all, will continue to be on top of our minds,
informed, of course, by the new practices and protocols that are now expected.

Safeguards and practices will be in place to do everything possible, to assure every guest their comfort and a relaxing time
in the open beauty of the villa, gardens, grounds and fresh country air that favors so much of life in Geneva and the Finger Lakes.

For those who have been with us before, you will see many familiar faces and hear familiar voices.
Except for the Fitness Room, (which should open shortly), all facilities will be open at the resort.
Seating for dining will be more spread out, as required, to meet everyone’s comfort and expectations.
Outdoor dining at Geneva On The Lake will be an especially welcomed experience this summer!
The view overlooking the restored formal gardens, pool and Seneca Lake, is unforgettable.

Many lawn games, secluded walks, lakeside vistas and moonlit nights add to the allure.
Welcome to all for the great days of summer ahead.

All of the Staff &

signature name

William J. Schickel
General Manager

Speak to a reservations specialist: 315-789-7190
Email for more information.


At Geneva On The Lake, luxury and beauty are perfected in every accommodation, from the stunning architecture and thoughtful amenities to the warm hospitality that extends beyond the comfort of your room. 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.”


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.


Indulge in a three-course candlelight dinner at Lancellotti’s our renowned restaurant, featuring live music, farm fresh local foods, and wines and spirits of the Finger Lakes. Unwind with a glass of wine and a game of chess in the Parlor Bar. 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, or relax in Adirondack chairs with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. Explore Geneva’s charming historic district by bike, visit nearby award-winning wineries, or walk the lakeside trails of Waterfront Park.


Choose from a variety of seasonal packages to sweeten your stay and inspire your adventure. 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.

To reserve your Getaway Package,
please call 315-789-7190 to speak to our reservation specialist. 

“…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

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

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

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

“Among other aesthetic pleasures at Geneva On The Lake are the symmetrical and manicured flower gardens and hedgerows at the back of the inn, a felicitous setting for walking, communing with nature and reading.” – The Globe & Mail

“Geneva On The Lake is a charming inn with beautiful grounds, a 70-foot pool and an excellent view of Seneca Lake… the suites are luxurious… and are furnished with Stickley furniture.” – Wine Spectator

“We stayed at the majestic Geneva On The lake hotel. Our comfortable suite looked out on to formal gardens that unfurl almost to the water’s edge, where huge cottonwoods rustle in the breeze like wind chimes. The terra cotta tile roof, Palladian windows, Ionic columns, and classical sculptures give Geneva On The Lake an air of antiquity, but 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, a smallish inn tucked away on the outskirts of Geneva, New York and facing the pellucid Seneca Lake.” – Post & Opinion (Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville)

“Towering pines shade the grounds, creating inviting walkways for thoughtful ambles and intimate conversations. A glider swing beckons from one stretch of lawn; a classical colonnade from another.” – Finger Lakes Wine Gazette

“The restaurant as charming and romantic as it is, takes second billing to the food, which is exceptional–all dishes are prepared and served with perfection…the service at Lancellotti is smooth and thoughtful…At Geneva On The Lake, you will be royally spoiled.” – Upstate New Yorkers

“This is a resort that echoes with the tranquility of a different place and time, of a leisurely European lifestyle that revels in and showcases the finer things of life…The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway, whether winter or summer.” – 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. The property, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes district, also has spectacular views of Seneca Lake. The scenery is especially lovely from the Lancellotti Dining Room, and the food is especially delicious.” – Bon Appetit

“No question that my favorite, The Loft, with its lovely cherry mission furniture, is at the top end. It has a cathedral ceiling, a loft furnished with chairs, rockers, and big floor cushions, all positioned to look out at the lake…the formal gardens, and the pool.”
Karen Brown’s Guide

“Thirty suites of refined luxury.”
Journal de Geneve