The 1819 Red Brick Inn - A Bed & Breakfast
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We invite you to spend a relaxing interlude in our charming 1819 Federal Style home, located in a tranquil country setting in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Our home sits on 8 acres of beautiful countryside. The exterior of The Red Brick Inn represents one of the outstanding examples of Federal architecture in central New York. The interior is decorated with period furnishings in the parlor and throughout the home.
In the morning, you'll awaken to a full country breakfast which includes a fruit dish and a hot entrÃ©e served with juice, coffee and tea. In the evening, enjoy a complimentary snack in our parlour. A well stocked refrigerator with complimentary beverages is also available to all of our guests.
Sit by the pond and enjoy the music of chirping birds, curl up with a good book in the parlour, take a stroll through the beautiful countryside or relax in our cozy hammock under our majestic pines.
The Inn offers five lovely furnished guest rooms,, each featuring country views, private bath, and air-conditioning. Each room is equipped with a personal sound system, feel free to bring your own CD's. There is plenty to read from our collection of novels and current magazines.
The 1819 Red Brick Inn is centrally located between Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake, near Watkins Glen, Penn Yan and Hammondsport. Take advantage of all the attractions the Finger Lakes have to offer: Wine Tours, Golf Courses, Hiking and Biking Trails, Museums, Outlet Mall Shopping, Antique Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, Races at Watkins Glen International Raceway and much more. After a day of touring enjoy dinner at one of the many lakefront restaurants or board a dinner cruise around Keuka or Seneca Lake. There's something for everyone in the Finger Lakes!
We're happy to provide information about local sights and attractions, as well as answer your questions to make your stay an interesting and memorable one. .
A warm welcome awaits you!
History of the Spicer-Millard House
The Red Brick Inn was built in 1819 and it is believed to have been a summer residence for Judge Brown. The building is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, as the Spicer-Millard House. According to the researchers, the building is considered one of the finest examples of Federal Style Architecture in Yates County.
This residence also has a close connection to the Lost Resort of Crystal Valley, a series of grand hotels and spas that were famous throughout the East from 1866 to 1900. A mineral spring was discovered which was thought to have healing properties. Benson H. Smith, who owned the home in 1867, became a partner in the Crystal Spring Hotel. People would come to the hotel and adjoining spa to relax and rejuvenate. We believe that the same atmosphere that appealed to patrons in the mid-1800's is carried over to the Red Brick Inn today.
Visit our Area Attractions page at www.the1819redbrickinn.com/Area_Attractions.php for links to all of the attractions below to get a taste of The Finger Lakes:
We are centrally located between Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake.
We are only 5 minutes to Keuka Lake wineries and 10 minutes to Seneca Lake wineries.
Keuka Lake Wineries
Seneca Lake Wineries
Cayuga Lake Wineries
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn Curtiss Museum
Captain Bill's Seneca Cruises
Seneca Day Sails
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Waterloo Premium Outlets
Waterfalls & Gorges:
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen Int'l Raceway
Black Rock Speedway
2014 Calendar of Events
Visit our Calendar of Events page at www.the1819redbrickinn.com/Events.php for links and more information about the events below:
January:23rd Annual Dollhouse & Miniatures Exhibit, Jan 1 – Feb 20, The Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumWinemaker Wednesday, Jan. 8 Seneca Lake WineriesBargain Bash - January 11-20, Seneca Lake WineriesPasta & Wine Weekend, Jan. 17-19, Seneca Lake WineriesMartin Luther King Jr. Weekend, Jan. 17-20Preferred Pairings, January 25, Seneca Lake Wineries
February:23rd Annual Dollhouse & Miniatures Exhibit, Jan 1 – Feb 20, The Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumChocolate & Wine Weekend, February 7-9, Seneca Lake WineriesPresidents Day Weekend, Feb 14-17Cheese & Wine, Feb. 15-16, Keuka Lake WineriesWinemaker Wednesday, Feb, 12 Seneca Lake WineriesPreferred Pairings, Feb. 25, Seneca Lake Wineries
March:Cruisin the Tropics Weekend, March 28-30, Seneca Lake WineriesWinemaker Wednesday, March, 12 Seneca Lake WineriesPreferred Pairings, March 22, Seneca Lake Wineries
April:Viva Italia, April 5-6, Keuka Lake WineriesWinemaker Wednesday, April, 9 Seneca Lake WineriesOpening Weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway, April 12-13, Watkins Glen International RacewaySpring Wine & Cheese Weekend, April 25-27, Seneca Lake Wineries
May:Keuka in Bloom, May 3-4, Keuka Lake WineriesOld Engines Day & Motorcycle Ride, May 10, The Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumWinemaker Wednesday, May, 14 Seneca Lake WineriesMemorial Day Weekend, May 23-26
June:Annual Museum Indoor Yard Sale, June 7, The Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumSahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, June 26-29, Watkins Glen International RacewaySmokin' Summer Kickoff, June 6-8, Seneca Lake WineriesBBQ at the Wineries, June 21-22, Keuka Lake WineriesBBQ at the Wineries, June 28-29, Keuka Lake Wineries
July:4th of July Weekend,SCCA Majors Super Tour, July 4-6, Watkins Glen International RacewayWine festival weekend, July 11-13, Watkins Glen International Raceway
August:NASCAR at The Glen, Aug. 7-10, Watkins Glen International RacewayLabor Day Weekend, Aug 29 – Sept. 1
September:Vintage Grand Prix, Sept. 5-7, Watkins Glen International RacewayHarvest Tour of Food and Wine, Sept. 13-14, Keuka Lake WineriesLeaves & Lobster, Sept, 13 or 14, Glenora Winery
October:Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 10-13
November:Keuka Holidays, Nov. 8-9, Keuka Lake WineriesKeuka Holidays, Nov. 15-16, Keuka Lake WineriesDeck The Halls, Nov 21-23, Seneca Lake Wineries
December:Deck The Halls, Dec 5-7, Seneca Lake Wineries
How to Find UsFrom the North East: Take the NY State Thruway (I-90) to Exit 42, Geneva. Take Route 14 South through Geneva. Watch the signs in the town of Geneva, Route 14 South makes a right and a left. Follow 14 South down the west side of the lake approximately 33 miles to County Road 44 (Dundee-Glenora Road). Glenora Wine Cellars will be to your left. Make a right turn onto County Road 44 and follow to the end. At the stop sign, make a right onto 14A (you will be heading North). Follow 14A through the town of Dundee and through the stop light. Watch signs for 14A, just past the light 14A makes a sharp left turn. As you head out of town and come back up to 55 mph you will see State Route 230, make a left turn onto 230 and we are 3 miles down on the left.
From the North West: Same directions as North East, but coming from the West. See above directions.
From the South East: Take Route 17 (also known as I-86) to Horseheads and exit at Route 14 North to Watkins Glen. Take 14 North through the town of Watkins. Follow signs for 14A North to Penn Yan. Follow 14A North through the town of Dundee and through the stop light. Watch signs for 14A, just past the light 14A makes a sharp left turn. As you head out of town and come back up to 55 mph you will see State Route 230, make a left turn onto 230 and we are 3 miles down on the left.
From the South West: Take Route 17 (also known as I-86) to Bath. Exit and follow Route 54 North out of town for approximately 7.5 miles (look for signs to Hammondsport). Take Route 54 to Hammondsport, just past the Hammondsport area you will begin to follow the east side of Keuka Lake. Take this about 8 miles to Route 230. Turn right onto 230 and follow about 5.5 miles. Look for Crystal Springs Road on the right. You will see the Inn just past Crystal Springs Road. Slow down… you can miss us!