Old photo | Geneva on the Lake

Geneva On The Lake overlooks Seneca Lake, in Geneva, New York, was initially built as a private home in 1914. Modeled after an Italian villa, Villa Lancellotti, its interior includes Italian marble fireplaces, wall tapestries, Ionic columns, wood-coffered ceilings, and more. Geneva on the Lake then became a monastery, until it was restored in 1981 into the elegant resort it is today.
History of Geneva on the Lake
In 1979 and 1981 two brothers, Norbert Schickel and William Schickel founded Geneva On The Lake and completely renovated the property. There were two major aims in the 1980 renovation of Geneva on the Lake, to preserve the finest architectural form and decorative elements of the original villa, as much as possible. Second, to use these old models in a new design to create the most modern, comfortable and attractive resort we now have. The symmetrical gardens’ design on an axis with the villa showed a close collaboration between the landscape designers and the architects. William Schickel designed the conception for the renovation, and Peacock, Garn, and Partners were the architects that worked with landscape architects, Bentley and Meisner Associates.
Why Geneva on the Lake?
The Finger Lakes boasts in its glorious history, visit museums across the region, such as Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum, and discover what makes us the ideal destination for your next vacation. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, you’ll have plenty to choose from here. From biking and fishing to hiking and boating, there’s something for everyone at Geneva On The Lake. Explore Watkins Glen State Park, follow the gorge trail to see all nineteen waterfalls. Whether you’re coming on a family vacation or a weekend getaway, Geneva on the Lake is the spot for you! Thanks to our beautiful scenery and award-winning Finger Lakes wineries, you’ll find we’re the perfect spot within walking distance of downtown Geneva, NY. Don’t delay book your Spring getaway to Lake Geneva, NY today, Geneva on the Lake awaits!