About Us

Venus de Milo on the Terrace at Geneva On The Lake

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.

Dear Guests,

Since opening on Thanksgiving Day in 1981, the resort has become a four-season destination in beautiful Geneva, New York. Our boutique resort hotel is located on 10 acres overlooking Seneca Lake and is adjacent to Geneva’s Historic District and the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. This is the very heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Wine Country. We have received the AAA Four Diamond Hospitality Award for over 35 years.

Our founder, Norbert H. Schickel Jr., my father, liked to describe Geneva On The Lake as, “an oasis, a little island of beauty, peace and friendliness in a busy world.” We invite you to come, and enjoy Geneva On The Lake and all that the Finger Lakes has to offer.


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William J. Schickel
General Manager