Geneva On The Lake

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

Escape to a peaceful boutique resort hotel in the Finger Lakes, situated on a 10-acre bluff 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.”

February 2021

Dear Visitors and Friends,

Valentine’s Day and February—a time to treasure romance is here. I just received this evocative and beautiful poem from a recent guest. With generous permission from Artist Poet DA Simmons, I share it with you.

Since arriving here from Boston in 1981 to work with my father Norbert, I have always marveled at the incredible beauty, wherever one casts an eye. The natural and architectural treasures on our 10 lakeside acres delight the soul. In these years, Geneva On The Lake has become a home away from home for so many guests.

We invite you to come and enjoy the warmth, comfort, and delicious meals, along with live music each evening. When the great outdoors beckon, there is nothing like a drive in the scenic Finger Lakes Region or a stroll along historic South Main Street in Geneva, “one of the prettiest little towns in America.”

We hope to see you soon.

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Bill Schickel, General Manager

Valentine Poem by DA Simmons, February 2021


Celebrate Your Valentine’s Day at Geneva On The Lake
Anytime in February 2021

Offered February 1 through February 28, 2021

Romantic Valentine's Getaway at Geneva On The Lake, Finger Lakes

Speak to a reservations specialist: 315-789-7190
For more information, email

Choose from a variety of seasonal getaway 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.

Call 315-789-7190 to reserve your Getaway Package.


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 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.

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