Are You Living A Keuka Lake Lifestyle ?

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If not, why not ?  The Finger Lakes with its bounty of farm fresh foods, many organically grown, the hundreds of wineries, the landscape dotted with vineyards and rolling hills, and of course the pristine lakes, makes it a lifestyle that is easy to accept. Many of the wineries even offer award-winning restaurants serving up the local bounty with creativity and panache.  Keuka Lake offers this and so much more.Keuka Lake

When you narrow things down to Keuka Lake, you have increased the value of that lifestyle.  Keuka lake offers an array of property types from small vintage cottages to large mega-mansions.  Stop in at one of the restaurants or libation spots and you will find that everyone blends in.  It is all about enjoying the lake.  Conversations overheard include  myriad of discussions usually leading back to an activity on or around the lake.   With its infamous Y shape, the lake has varying degrees of depth.   On the North for of the Y  you will find a shallow area leading up to the Village of Penn Yan.  Because it is shallow, during a normal winter, the lake will freeze over and become a new habitat for ice fisherman, ice skaters and those curious to take a walk across the ice.  In the summer it warms up quickly allowing a comfortable swim.

Boating, diving and of course fishing, are other activities enjoyed on the lake.  And remember, at the end of the day, there are a few restaurants that you can cruise on over to, to enjoy a mid afternoon snack, or a full course, delightful dinner.

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You will find an assortment of homes on the market to please every desire from small vintage cottages to multi-million dollar entertainment homes.  Call us and we will find the perfect lakefront home for you !

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This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Real Estate Broker at Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377, [email protected]

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Fuzzy Guppies – Fun For Kids In The Finger Lakes !


It’s that time of the year with the weather breaking and hope closing in of warmer weather and outdoor activities that we start to solidify our vacation plans.  If you will be spending time at a  vacation home on Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake or the River,Fuzzy Guppies has family fun in mind for you. And it is only a short drive from some of the other Finger Lakes like Keuka Lake. This year while vacationing in the Finger Lakes, take a break from the lake and stop down to see what the fun is all about.  You may even want to try one out. Then stop down to the River Park Grille for a mouth-watering burger.



You can rent canoes or kayaks here, and you can sign your kids up, to romp around in the canal in these giant hamster like balls.  The kids just love them.  Watch the video above and watch some of the fun.

Looking for a vacation home on Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake or any of the other Finger Lakes, give me a call and you will soon be enjoying your own vacation home right here in the beautiful Finger Lakes !

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377,[email protected]

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Your Keuka Lake House Is For Sale Where ?

Kind of a confusing question – right ?  Well, this happens.  A property gets listed for sale and because of addressing errors or 911 changes, the property shows up on a map nowhere near where it should be.   What Keuka Lake property owner with a home for sale wants any confusion when it comes to the location of their property for sale ?  None !

A recent experience for me, was when mapping out some properties for a client for Seneca Lake properties.  On the map, one of the properties showed up on Keuka Lake.  They first wanted to discount the property because it was supposedly on the wrong lake.  I reassured them that it was definitely on Seneca Lake.  Guess what ?  They absolutely loved the property and it is their favorite to write an offer on.  Now what if they decided not to look at it based on the mapping location? 


Sellers are also affected when the property does not map out correctly.  The aerial map above marks out where a listing is located on East Bluff on Keuka Lake.   Not only is the marker on the wrong side of the road, I do not even see the correct property in the picture.

If you want to work with a dedicated Realtor, that insures your property has the right information, is mapped correctly and uses professional photographers, then contact me to set up an initial consultation.  We don’t just list your property.  We assist you in preparing your property to showcase the best features of your lake front home.  We want buyers and other agents to have the ability to find your home both on the ground and from an aerial map. 

Working cooperatively with all agents, your property will sell sooner and for a better price.  The more buyers that can see your property, the greater chance for it to sell.

When looking for a Realtor to market your Keuka Lake home for sale, you know who you should call.  The dedicated team at Wine Trail Properties.

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377, [email protected]

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Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events …

Wine trail events are a great way to introduce new people to the area and sometimes to wine itself.  The has put together their main events for the year, and yes you will find your favored events still going strong.  If you are in possession of a Polar Passport, it is still valid until March 31, 2013.

February 8-10,2013                                                                              



March 22-24, 2013



April 26-28, 2013



June 7-9, 2013



November 22-24, 2013



December 6-8, 2013




For more information about any of these events or to purchase a Riesling Passport , contact the Seneca Lake Wine Trail at their website or by calling 877-536-2717

Celebrating 25 years last year as an official wine trail, the wineries have reprinted their highly requested cookbook filled with over 200 tasty recipes as well as wine pairing suggestions.  This cookbook can be purchased at any member winery for a reasonable price.

Remember to choose a designated driver and if you have a group, you may want to consider renting a limo – leave the driving to them.  There are also many great and relaxing places to stay in the Seneca Lake area from B & B’s to vacation homes and Inns. 

So come visit us and see what the wineries have to offer this year. You may even decide to purchase your own vacation home ,,,


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Keuka Lake Cottage – Before & After – Now For Sale

The Strawberry Cottage as it has been known for many years and recently the Victorian Cottage is now for sale.  It is MLS #195399 with an asking price of $648,888.00.  The current owners have lovingly restored it and made it more energy efficient.  It now has new bathrooms, kitchen, insulation and walls, floors, windows and porch.  You will find the charm in every corner and nook of this pleasantly placed Victorian style cottage that sits at the water’s edge of Keuka Lake.  By boat this cottage is easily recognizable with its distinctive red roof  ( the reason why it has been called the Strawberry Cottage from back in the days when the roads were made of planks. The lovely lakefront home on Keuka Lake was featured on the Today Show by renowned real estate expert Barbara Corcoran.

This is how you would see the lake home now.

One of the most notable changes in the home, is the fireplace.  It was built by the same craftsmen that did the masonry work for the famed Mirbeau Spa owners in Skaneateles.

From the fireplace you turn around and face the lake.  You enter the spacious covered porch through brand new energy-efficient French doors.  Oh my, the views are just amazing through these doors.

Once through the French doors yu will immediately see the craftmanship of the hardwood porch and rails.  Most of the details from the original porch were maintained.

The kitchen is where so much happens and the source of fun meals.  The entire kitchen was replaced and redone.  A very updated charming kitchen for your lakefront cuisine.



What a difference right ?  Now lets see a little of the dining room area.

Now lets turn towards the stairwell.  It was painted with a funky rainbow scheme and now is representative of the Victorian period. Notice the new windows, very energy-efficient.

Besides a full downstairs bathroom that has been redone, there is also a new bathroom upstairs.

The bedroom is now bright and airy with views to Keuka Lake.  Paint, windows and curtains make so much difference along with new floors.

For more information on this polished and updated landmark Victorian lakefront home on Keuka Lake, you can visit the listing at our website Wine Trail Properties or contact me. Information below.  This truly is a gorgeous home and is all ready for the summer season.  Make this your new vacation home.  Spend time on Keuka Lake, visit the wineries stroll through quaint shops, eat at local restaurants with talented chefs and maybe even see one of your favorite celebrities in town.

This information brought to you by Mary St George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377  [email protected]

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