|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Recently expanded vacation chalet in the midst of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with lake views in a wooded setting. Located in Hector, NY, just eight miles north of Watkins Glen, on the east side of Seneca Lake. This five bedroom, three bath year round home sleeps 10 - 12 and features wood floors, great room with fireplace, and 700+ sq. ft. deck with beautiful lake and sunset views. The living space, two bedrooms and two baths are conveniently located on the main floor. Upstairs includes a large bedroom/playroom and a sitting loft with spectacular lake views and overlooks the great room. Walkout ground floor features two bedrooms, full bath & rec room.
Beach access short walk down hill. After a day visiting the 11 wineries within a few miles, or hiking in Watkins Glen or the Finger Lakes National Forest, escape to this quiet getaway to enjoy a glass of New York wine on the deck, read a book or visit with friends.
This place is great! Clean, well equipped, no complaints about this place! Very enjoyable! We were there for a Fall weekend of wine touring! We had a great time! But....do not expect timely communication with the owner. I just received my cancelled deposit check after asking for it three times. In fact I had to cancel the check as I was afraid of never receiving it back. So I paid a fee to cancel my deposit check to be safe. So in reality it cost me a bit more. I would say if you are expected to pay in a timely fashion as we did, then your deposit should also be paid back in a timely way! The cleaner goes in after you leave giving the owner the ok that there is no damage and the check should be sent out ASAP! That is good business!
We had a fabulous time at the Chalet lake house! Our group trip of nine friends for wine tours, food, and fun was greatly improved by the awesome home we stayed in for several days. The home was clean, comfortable, large, and had absolutely everything we could have needed! The owners were flexible with our dates and quite accommodating. We cooked at the house for several nights, and the kitchen was very well stocked. The large deck was perfect for eating al fresco, having a glass of wine, and enjoying the view. The fire pit was also a great addition! Each of the rooms was perfectly sized for our needs. The lake entrance, though a bit small, was well marked and good for a nice swim. The only downfall was the very steep gravel driveway. The walk up the hill through the vineyard was beautiful, and there were several nice wineries and farm stands within walking distance. We would certainly recommend this home for any groups looking for a well-stocked, clean, and comfortable home to rent for a Finger Lakes vacation. We had a wonderful time!
We booked the Hector Chalet for our weekend in the Fingerlakes celebrating my husband's 40th birthday. We had a group including us and 3 other couples. The house was a perfect fit for our needs. There's plenty of room. And, the house is obviously well cared for...very clean and well-maintained. The owner was so helpful throughout the process of booking our trip and was kind enough to allow us some flexibility on our check-in time on Friday.
The only drawback I can think of is that the basement section of the house had a slight musty odor when we first arrived. However, we came shortly after there had been a significant amount of rainfall in the area so it may have just been a matter of the dampness that can be expected afterwards. The dehumidifier was running when we arrived. And we no longer noticed the odor at all by the next day.
Be sure to walk down to the property's lake access. The owners provided very detailed directions in the welcome binder so you should be able to find it with no problem...and it was a lovely walk. Also, the deck is huge. We enjoyed sitting out there Saturday late afternoon after we had returned from some wine tastings. It was a great spot just to relax before heading out to dinner that night. The deck would be perfect for eating 'al fresco' as well. If we had been staying longer we definitely would have planned a night to stay in and do just that.
Speaking of eating, the house is just a few minutes drive from the Stone Cat Cafe. Several people had recommended it to us for dinner. Without that recommendation we would have just driven on by because it didn't look like much from the outside. But, if you're looking for delicious,local, organic cuisine with generous portions it's the place for you.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Hector Chalet. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay on Seneca Lake.
This was a nice peaceful vacation getaway. The owners are wonderful to work with and they left a bottle of wine waiting sitting on the dining table for when we arrived! The driveway is a little steep but that is the beauty of the land, I needed the exercise anyhow! We loved gathering around the campfire at night and the best part was we didn't have to get into a tent to go to sleep. Everyone in our party loved the chalet and we will recommend it to anyone visiting the Seneca Lade area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfortable, the house had everything we needed. The owners had the heat turned on for us and a bottle of wine waiting when we got there. The water pressure was a little lacking but we got used to it. Overall a very nice place to stay and a great location. So many wineries and attractions, so little time. Guess we'll just have to go back!
We rented September 23rd - 26th, 2010. It was very comfortable, clean, and easy to find. Real close to alot of wineries and a couple of resturants( Stonecat I would recomend). Water pressure is not the best but other than that it is highly recomended. Not really for kids but ideal for an adult vacation.Bring DVDS because there is no cable. I would recomend it.
Located on the east side of Seneca Lake, 8 miles north of Watkins Glen, home of the International Race Track, Watkins Glen Gorge & State Park, and Seneca Harbor Park. In the heart of the Seneca Wine Trail, 11 wineries and a brewery are within a 10 minute drive, and four within walking distance. Discover the award wining New York State wines. The area has a wide selection of dining options, ranging from casual to elegant. The region contains eleven pristine glacier –carved ice-blue Finger Lakes, all surrounded by gorges hiding over 1,000 waterfalls, rolling hills with hundreds of vineyards, dozens of white-water streams, more than 25 State Parks, including Buttermilk Falls, Taughannock Falls, the Finger Lake National Forest and a world-famous Wildlife Refuge. A hikers paradise! Within 40 minutes is Ithaca, a unique college town with musical venues, international cuisine and children’s and natural museums, and Corning with the renowned Museum of Glass and Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Other Activities: Wine Trail, Lake Sightseeing Boats & Watkins Glen International Race Track
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Spring & Fall Weekends - 2 Night minimum
Weekly Rental Only During July & August
Extra Guest Fee - 11/12 guests, total nightly fee is $300.
$120 Cleaning Fee, $500 Security Deposit, Taxes Included