Little Round Schoolhouse


Entire cottage hosted by Anita & David

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Private, peaceful, historic cottage set in the heart---locals call it the banana belt ----of the vineyards of Seneca Lake Wine Trails, breweries, hiking and snowmobile trails. Looking for a romantic hideaway? This home was a one-room schoolhouse for 150 years before becoming a private residence and one of the most unique places to stay in the Seneca Lake region.

The space
Just one mile from Seneca lake, this charming 150 year old one-room schoolhouse is surrounded on three sides by vineyards. Enjoy the 180 degree view of the Seneca lake region from our backyard. Our family owned cottage has the unique octagon shape of schoolhouses built in its era. The central area features a rustically rebuilt stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. The main area contains a full bed, cherry drop leaf dinner table, comfortable furniture for relaxing, side cupboard, SeriusXM radio, a large television and DVD selection along with a bluetooth sound bar for your own music. (We have great cell phone service coverage, but this is a put-your-phones- and-computers-away NO-WIFI zone! There is NO CABLE TV). The well supplied kitchen area features a gas stove, cooking utensils, kitchen sink, refrigerator, microwave. There is a full size bed in the main room. There is a very small bunk room with 2 bunks that can accommodate a child or two. The small bathroom has a small step-in shower. Sheets and towels are provided. The mineral rich well water is ionized and safe, but drinking water is also provided. The cottage is bordered on two sides by vineyards. Our small patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gentle breezes from the lake and fantastic sunsets with the special wine or brews you find on your tours. If you are lucky, friendly spirits from the distant past occasionally make a visit, but their appearance is not guaranteed. There is an air conditioner, propane heat and wood burning stove. The wineries, breweries, local entertainment, boating and fantastic local restaurants are obvious attractions. We are also minutes from hiking in the national forests, kayaking, swimming in the summer and snow mobiling in the winter. The setting is a mile to Seneca lake and set back from Hwy 414 so you can enjoy the quiet. The schoolhouse is minutes from and in between Seneca Lake and Finger Lakes National Forest. Hike the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park just 12 miles away. This spot is the perfect base for biking, hiking and sailing. Day trips to Geneva, Ithaca, Corning and surrounding lake areas are an easy drive. The drive from Elmira/Corning Regional Airport is 36 minutes. We are family owned and family run. Your privacy is assured. Write in the journal of your adventures and become a part of our family story! We are a simple cottage in the middle of a rural farming area. If you are looking for a fancy hotel experience, this is not it. But if you are looking for a unique country experience in a historic venue, this is your place!

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 105 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hector, New York, United States

The little round schoolhouse is nestled in a rural area up on a hill looking down into the Seneca lake region and near Finger Lake National Forest. Light breezes from the lake abound. Beautiful sunsets light the afternoon sky over the seneca lake topography.

Hosted by Anita & David

  1. Joined in April 2018
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We first visited the Finger Lake area 6 years ago and fell in love with it. We have family here now and have made it our second home. We love traveling around the lakes eating ice cream, listening to local music, visiting local art shops and touring the wineries. We hike in the summer and have plans to come here more in the winter months to take advantage of the winter activities. We have a terrier and german shepherd and they travel with us as much as possible. We feel very blessed. We hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we do.
We first visited the Finger Lake area 6 years ago and fell in love with it. We have family here now and have made it our second home. We love traveling around the lakes eating ice…


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During your stay

Jason and Jennie are available to answer any questions before 9pm and anytime for an emergency.

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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