1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

254 Dundee Starkey Rd, Dundee, New York 14837
  • 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn along Seneca Lake

    1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn along Seneca Lake


Reviews For Bed and Breakfast on Seneca Lake: 1922 Starkey House Guests 7 Apr 2014, 9:33 pm

Guests are liking the fresh and delicious breakfasts, spacious rooms, cleanliness and great proximity to everything at the Starkey House in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Its location, very close to Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Hammondport, Geneva, and Corning New York creates the idea "home base" for a shorter or longer vacation getaway. If you stay for a couple of days the house is right on the Seneca Wine Trail so you can fit in some wine tastings and enjoy a few outstanding cafes and restaurants just a few minutes away. Anyone staying four or more days will benefit from the house's "hub" location too. Day trips out to see Niagara Falls, seeking out museums near Canandaigua, or experiencing Cayuga Lake and its waterfalls, for example, are so easy!
Here's what guests have written in the book recently.

"Thank you for everything and accommodating our special dietary needs. Fabulous! The room, you, the scenery, were wonderful. All the best. Rest assured I will be back."
Laura, Binghamton, NY  3/30/2014

 "Cathy, We had a wonderful visit-very comfortable room, delicious food, and great hospitality! We'd love to come back in the summer."
Bob and Elaine 2/16/2014

"Cathy, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and helping us to explore the area. Your breakfasts were creative and delicious!"
Steve and Diane, Hope, NJ   11/10/13

For more current reviews go to TripAdvisor to read what other guests of 1922 Starkey House have written.

Sunday Morning Walk to Seneca Lake from 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn 6 Apr 2014, 11:17 am

As the sunrise hit the landing at Starkey Point, formerly known as Brewer's Point, I began to get ready to plan my return to Sunday morning walks from the house.

Sunrise on Seneca Lake taken from
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

1922 Starkey House was built by C. Raymond Brewer back in the early twenties. The Brewer family owned the majority of land in Starkey at the time, from here, where the house was built, down to the point where there was lots of lake activity. I like to imagine what life was like back then and through the 1930's and on.

With my camera in hand, as usual, and the sun shining brightly for the first time in a few days, I stepped out to see what I could see.

 The country road down to the lake is so quaint and beautiful. Many guests of the Starkey House have enjoyed this scene in all seasons.

 The highlight of this walk was babbling creeks and waterfalls! After a long winter and a lot of snow, the slow melt has begun. Everything smells wonderful, the fragrance that tells you spring is finally here.
 Starkey Point was quiet and serene this morning. The water was a turquoise blue and clear. This shot is pointing north towards Dresden.

Brooks rush under a bridge down to Seneca Lake.
The stones and rocks at the bottom of the lake were sparkling and easy to see through the clear water. The sun hit each one just the right way. How peaceful!
I stayed a while just to catch some sun and a breath. If you would like to collect some Zen, this is the spot. I walked back up the hill feeling revitalized and refreshed. Now, back to preparing for the season's guests wanting to make the Finger Lakes and 1922 Starkey House their vacation retreat. See you soon!

Unplug and Detox: Finger Lakes Cure for Mind and Body 4 Mar 2014, 4:52 pm

The best way to unwind, clear your mind, and rest your body is to escape to Finger Lakes Wine Country and 1922 Starkey House.

Relax with a meditative walk . . .

Breathe in crisp, clean country air . . .

Take in views of lakes, streams, and waterfalls . . .

Sleep in a warm, comfortable bed . . .

Smell the aroma of a healthy, fresh breakfast prepared with food that is good for you, that will rejuvenate your body. And, it is made by someone other than you!

Leave the devices home
 and give your mind and body a special treat.

Book your getaway today. It's been a very long winter!

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
254 Dundee Starkey Rd.
Dundee, NY   14837

607-243-7770 or 607-316-0069
E-mail owner and innkeeper Cathy Moskal 

Spring 2014 Finger Lakes Getaway Package: Customize Your Vacation at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn 27 Feb 2014, 12:06 pm

Predictions are that travelers having survived the freezing cold temperatures and snow storms of 2013 and 2014 will be planning their spring getaways early this year. I don't blame them! Let's have some sunshine and fun!  Also, they will be seeking value-added packages that are prearranged to make their stay easier.

The 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination. Travel packages can be customized to your liking, your length and time of stay. And, this year I am loading them up with extras!

The Starkey House reservation calender has been filling and I am conjuring up some delicious new freshly made delights to serve!

Owner, Innkeeper Cathy Moskal's signature
banana and strawberry appetizer at the Starkey House

Blueberry crepes made with fruits fresh from
Finger Lakes farms at 1922 Starkey House Inn

Reservations here not only include a two-course "farm to table" breakfast fit for royalty, but can also be enhanced with lunch or dinner vouchers to many of our great cafes and restaurants, and wine-tasting passes to local wineries. We are located right on the Seneca Lake Wine trail!

 We can arrange wine tours by limo for couples celebrating that special event or groups of friends ready to have some fun without the bother of driving.

Perhaps you would like us to include museum tickets,value-added coupons to local retail establishments, or dinner boat cruises around the lakes.
Dinner boat cruises available on Seneca Lake
How about a romantic sailboat schooner cruise?

You might like to know that the region is booming with the growth of new microbreweries and distilleries. Tasting passes are available at the Starkey House when making your package reservation.

What would you like to do? How long will you stay? Perhaps you are an outdoor enthusiast? Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts about waterfalls and parks, fishing and boating.

There is so much to do here in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.
Call Cathy at 607-243-7770 or E-mail catmosk@gmail.com to discuss your "Value Added Package". 
Cathy Moskal
Owner and Innkeeper of 1922 Starkey House

I am ready to make your stay the most comfortable and unforgettable, enticing you to come back again!

Special Attractions Along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail Near Watkins Glen 26 Feb 2014, 8:11 am

I have two new neighbors! Starkey House guests have stopped to take pictures. Have you ever seen or heard of miniature donkeys?
This is Gabriel and Winnie, a pair of loveable donkeys that just arrived last fall.

Starkey House neighbors, Winnie and Gabriel

They are especially friendly and love having their picture taken! As I walked up to their fence they came out of their lean-to and came right up to say hi. I've never seen anything so cute!

Winnie and Gabriel are Miniature Donkeys
near 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Winnie and Gabriel posing for a picture

They have been keeping each other warm enough in this very cold weather with their thick furry coats. Soon, as my neighbor mentioned, they will be able to be saddled for the kids to ride.

My guests find them to be interesting and unusual, and always come back from a bike ride, run, or walk with happy stories about them. Many take their own pictures as a remembrance of their great time at the Starkey House and its surroundings.

As the springtime comes around, hope to see you here for your Finger Lakes vacation getaway. We are centrally located near Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Corning and Ithaca, NY. There are so many great things to see and do here along the wine trail. Looking forward to hosting you!

Finger Lakes Sunny Morning Walks by Cathy Moskal of 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn 23 Feb 2014, 10:26 am

The temperature was skyrocketing around the Starkey House along Seneca Lake as the thermometer reached a blistering forty-five degrees! After experiencing our subzero freezing cold and windy days and months before, I realized that this might be the "winter thaw" that we all wait for, and I had better get out for my, much missed, morning walk. The forecast for next week is for a return to freezing and snow.

I love walks around the historic hamlet of Starkey. It does not matter what season it is or what the weather is doing, I always discover interesting and fun things happening that are photo and blog post worthy! I've snapped pictures of early spring blooms, cloud caps as they hover over Seneca Lake, neighbors out enjoying lake views, and the ever changing hues of sunlit vineyards and fields.
Cold Seneca Lake Winter of 2013-14
This one of the Finger Lakes has not frozen
over since 1912

Yesterday was no different as I set out for a stretch, camera in hand. It did not take long to come up on my neighbor Mr. LaFever, cutting wood for his fireplace. With a stack of freshly cut logs to one side and a powered log splitter on the other, Eb was busy dragging, splitting and stacking perfectly cut pieces to last for the duration of our very long and exceptionally cold winter. I asked him, "Are you going to split all that by yourself? His reply was, "Got to with those darn fuel costs going up and up!" We then had a quick exchange about the ridiculous costs of propane and fuel oil used here in the country and then I was on my way again.

The cold winter of 2014
Bringing in the wood near 1922 Starkey House
Bed & Breakfast Inn

Everything is so pretty on a sunny winter day. The LaFever's little red storage barn was an "I LoveNY" sight against the white snow. What could be more quaint than this country setting?

Finger Lakes Countryside near
1922 Starkey House along Seneca Lake

After being spoiled by a number of recent years of comparatively mild winters I was not too keen on this season's surprise from late October to now. But as I reflect back to my childhood on a farm in Altay, NY, just about ten miles from Starkey, I remember the long, hard winters from back then and the fun we had.

I am learning to embrace, once again, the beauty and natural wonder that nature has bestowed on us and the child that still exists inside. Time to get out the sled and build the snowman!

Chocolate and Wine Weekend and the Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn Pair Well 10 Feb 2014, 12:53 pm

The Chocolate and Wine Event took place this past weekend here along beautiful and chilly Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes.

My guests arrived on Thursday night from Pennsylvania, a group of six friends. They were ready to experience a stay at a bed and breakfast for the first time and see what the wineries had in store for tastings and chocolate pairings. Both ideas were successful, and once again, I do believe I have converted a few to say that they would return to stay again!
You can never have enough wine! Taken at 1922
Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

It was Sunday and they still had four more wineries to visit. I calculated that to mean they would add at least another dozen to the collection.
I was so pleased that they were all satisfied with their stay here too.
Thank you my new friends. Here is a little of what they had to say:

"Cathy, thanks for a wonderful weekend. The room was beautiful, the food wonderful. We had a great weekend." 
Tim and Clarissa, New Cumberland, PA

"Cathy, Thanks for a great weekend. We will Be Back!"
Jack and Lena of Enola, PA

"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. The rooms were very nice and the food was amazing."
Matt and Heather of Carlisle, PA

Have you visited the Finger Lakes yet? Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast? 

Spring, summer and fall reservations are now being accepted for 2014 at 1922 Starkey House. Try it and I will show you how comfortable and accomodating a vacation getaway in this beautiful part of the world can be. 

If you would like a customized package including tasting passes to local wineries, limo tours, dinners, or even a guided fishing charter call Cathy at 607-243-7770 or 607-316-0069. E-mail catmosk@gmail.com or cathy@1922starkeyhouse.com.

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn located along
the west side of Seneca Lake

Lakes, Waterfalls, Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes Surrounding the Starkey House 19 Oct 2013, 2:57 pm

Took a little drive around the lakes yesterday to take in the most beautiful sights. Here is just one glance from my cell camera of Seneca Lake from Glenora overlooking the inlet.

Now that is good enough for a postcard! This is just one of the hidden spots near 1922 Starkey House and there are more. Come to see for yourselves! 

November and December at 1922 Starkey House: A Peaceful Bed and Breakfast Near Watkins Glen Located in Wine Country 18 Oct 2013, 3:36 pm

Harvest time in the Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most beautiful times of year. The smell of grapes in the air, the brilliance of leaf color during autumn, and perfectly blue October skies casting their reflections over lake waters are a sight to behold!

Seneca Lake from Glenora overlook

Guests at the Starkey House enjoy a comfortable stay that is quiet and peaceful. They like the fact that the house is located very central to everything. It is right on Seneca Lake, just fifteen minutes to Keuka Lake and an easy ride to Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, or Penn Yan. Also, the west side of Seneca and all of its terrific wineries and restaurants is only fifteen to twenty minutes away. 

Once they return home, they are happy to be away from the hustle and bustle of the villages and wineries, happy to kick back and enjoy a really good night's sleep. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Some have private porch access with a lake view.

I often find my guests out on the porches at night just taking in the stars that are so big you seem to be able to reach out and touch them. 

You can take an easy walk down to Seneca Lake from the house. 

Breakfast is prepared using the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms and produce markets. Specialty items such as honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies are always available. 

One of my favorite dishes to serve that guests love, is a cheddar omelet with bacon or sausage and toast. Here is a plate that has been served on the porch one sunny morning about a week ago. 
The lake is in plain view from here and the breezes are lovely!

There is still lots of fair weather left to enjoy during the early weeks of November and December. Most wine trail activities continue through the holidays. If you haven't made your reservation yet just call Cathy at 607-243-7770 or E-mail cathy@1922starkeyhouse.com and mention that you saw this post. With a three- day booking in November you might get a $40.00 voucher towards a local fine restaurant to use during your stay! 

Rules: Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. 
Not to be used with Bed and Breakfast.com offers.
Must mention this post in an E-mail or call to Cathy.
 Subject to room availability. Subject to normal booking and cancellation policy as written on www.1922starkeyhouse.com.

Finger Lakes Fall Foliage and Wine Country: Reasons to Stay at the Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn 17 Sep 2013, 9:33 am

A fall destination is calling for you to drop everything and head to Finger Lakes Wine country and the Starkey House along breathtaking Seneca Lake. As reflections of fall foliage intensify through October and early November, visitors have lots to do and see along the way.

Hike and enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls, celebrate the fruit and wine harvest at Oktoberfest celebrations, and take a walk around our villages and enjoy delicious eats at a variety of cafes and restaurants.

Shequaga Falls near Watkins Glen State Park
Check our availability calendar for dates in October and November and reserve with cathy@1922starkeyhouse.com by E-mail or by calling 607-243-7770. You may reserve online as well.

Ask Cathy about weeknight specials during the remainder of September and for October and November. Wine tasting passes for local wineries, breweries or distilleries, and vouchers for a free dinner at a local restaurant could be yours when you book three weekday nights!!! 

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