JULY & AUGUST WEEKLY RENTALS Sunday to Sun. Holiday weekends $300/night. Air conditioned second floor apartment, comfortable living room with basic cable TV. Sliding glass doors take you out to the glorious balcony with table and chairs for dining or just looking out at the lake. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub; 3 bedrooms: 1) master with a queen bed & sliding doors to balcony, 2) double bed, third bedroom has twin beds (apartment sleeps 6 MAX.) No one lives on the first floor.No washer/dryer. A gas grill is available for outdoor cooking.
Check in is 3PM and check out 11AM.
You will truly relax the minute you arrive at my Botanical Hill Retreat. Welcome the sweeping views of Cayuga Lake, the glorious gardens, wild life including over 20 bird species and an occasional osprey and eagle. Want to take advantage of the numerous wineries in the area? Check out the Cayuga Lake WineTrail and Seneca Lake wine tours on line. Limo service can safely deliver you to & from the wineries.
Gatherings: The property provides a picturesque setting for summer and early fall family reunions. We can provide opportunities for artist and writer retreats, nature classes, small business retreats and sewing or quilting get-aways
Take your cares away as you come down the driveway and experience the wide vista of 30 private acres and 1200' of lake frontage. Enjoy the air conditioned quarters or open the doors and windows to let in the cool, lake shore breezes. The furnished rooms include a fully equipped kitchen and dining area where meals can be enjoyed and you can play games or put jigsaw puzzles together. The expansive lawn, play set, & outdoor games provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.
The dock and deck by the lake allow for swimming, boating, picnicking, bonfires, and simple relaxation. Located on the west side of Cayuga Lake, the sand and rocky shore lure the great blue heron to their rookery, ducks, mergansers and geese also call it home. Eagles have also been seen in the spring. Bird watchers will enjoy the mile hike around the property and see more than a dozen different birds. Montezuma Nature Preserve is only 10 miles away. Cornell Bird Sanctuary is 45 minutes away in Ithaca. Adventure bicycling in the Finger Lakes provides views (Cayuga Scenic by-way), flat paths and hills to test your endurance. Botanical Hill, once a vineyard, now claims the proximity to numerous wineries on the Cayuga and Seneca Wine Trails. You can hire a local limosine service to drive you safely to and from the wineries. Charter boat rides can be scheduled.
Dr. McWeeney is a professional archaeologist who studies preserved plants from archaeological and geological sites. She shares her educational pursuits by welcoming groups interested in nature and environmental studies to Botanical Hill. Since moving to Upstate NY she has revived her fondness for vintage fashions, sewing and quilting, all of which can become part of special classes and retreats scheduled at Botqanical Hill.
This large estate on Cayuga Lake inspired dreams of sharing its biodiversity and relaxing atmosphere with other like minded people.
Privacy, quiet, natural abundance on 30 parklike acres. Picnics, barbeques, bon fires like there is no one else around.