Snug Harbor and The Viking Closed for the Season


snug harbor

Just as things are starting to warm up for  the upcoming season on Keuka Lake and the new hotel almost complete, we receive the very disappointing and sad news that two landmark places on Keuka Lake will not be opening.


Snug Harbor had been closed for a few years and finally reopened a few years ago under the experienced management team of the Bates family.  Lakers and visitors began to flock back and were really enjoying the place with it’s new ambience.  Dock slips were rented out to those looking for a place to moor their boats and everything seemed to be going quite well.  Then we had a very long cold winter,  Apparently the pipes and the water system took a big hit and the family just could not tend to the repairs and plan for an opening.  We will miss them and will be keeping our fingers crossed that someone will come in and save the day.


Then just this past week, we were told that The Viking would not be opening.  The Viking has been offering lakeside cabin and motel rooms to visitors of Keuka Lake for years.  It was a very economical way to spend time on the lake.  There is a larger entry gate off of the main East Lake Rd and down by the water there were covered boat hoists and boats with the familiar Viking tops.

Both of these businesses will be dearly missed, but if you are planning to visit the area, there are many other restaurants and places to stay.

If you think you may want to stay for a much longer amount of time, then give me a call and we can talk about investing in lakefront properties.



  1. kyle bacher

    I grew up on keuka just down the road from the snug and wish family never sold property. I wish there was a way i could come back to keuka with my family. I would love to own and run any place up there. I even have a huge business idea for the lake. But been unemployed for while now can’t even find local work let along move back. As i get older and kids grow up i miss keuka more and more. Family and friends send pictures and go back for summer that i could pack up and leave today i just lack the money.

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