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Beautiful Historic Home, Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes NY

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 10 Comfortably

Built in 1865, this historic Federal Style home is set on four idyllic acres, featuring two time-worn barns and a charming pond. The property’s name is derived from the majestic weeping willow trees that surround the home. Enveloped by local vineyards, overflowing lush greenery, and rolling hills, this setting contributes to the overall romantic charm of the home.

The property is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York; a region with an infinite abundance of natural beauty. The Finger Lakes is also home to more than 100 wineries serving award winning wines of almost every variety.

The stunning historic beauty of the exterior is matched with a newly remodeled interior that preserves the historic integrity of the property while providing the upscale conveniences of a modern home. The interior is luxuriously decorated with exquisite antiques. In addition, the entire house has maintained its original broad-plank wood flooring and woodwork detailing, giving this historic property a unique feel.

The home features 5 comfortable bedrooms with high-quality linens and two modern full bathrooms. One master suite and full bath is located on the main level for the utmost convenience. The spacious kitchen and large dining room lend themselves to convivial entertaining. There are several porches and an outdoor dining space so guests may fully experience and enjoy the property’s picturesque natural surroundings overlooking Keuka Lake.

The property is ideal for families or groups of adults who can share its intimate gathering spaces but that also enjoy having their own private retreats. The home’s peaceful setting allows for the freedom to relax and enjoy family and friends in a secluded environment. However with an abundance of restaurants, water activities, and vineyards in the vicinity, there are endless sources of entertainment at your finger tips.

The home is within walking distance of the very small and quaint town of Branchport, a ten minute drive to historic Penn Yan, and a fifteen minute drive to the charming and recently voted “best small town in America” Hammondsport. The closet airport is Rochester International Airport, about an hour drive from the home.

For those city-slickers who need to stay connected, the home features wifi and cable. Other amenities include air conditioning, ice maker, microwave, washer and dryer, well stocked kitchen, wood burning stove, and a gas grill. There are also conveniently located marinas for boat rentals, making it easy for you to enjoy the 23 miles of serene Keuka Lake.

More Details

L. Erkiletian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

Why L. Erkiletian chose Branchport

My first visit to Keuka Lake was in 1975; it was love at first sight. I felt a connection to the area unlike any other place I had ever been. My parents began renting a cottage every summer on the lake and it became obvious that it wasn't just a magical place for me but for everyone who came to visit.

My love of historic homes and Keuka Lake, led to the purchase of our family's main home, Bar Harbour, which is located across the street from The Willows. Our family was rapidly expanding and as fate would have it, the beautiful historic red home across the street became available. After touring the home and walking its majestic property, I immediately fell in love. The pond and the barn in particular, reminded of my childhood in the rural south. I convinced myself that somewhere down the line, I would have enough grandchildren to occupy both homes.

Because of the special significance of Keuka Lake for our family, my son chose to hold his wedding and reception on our properties there. While planning accommodations for out of town guests, it became apparent that there were very few homes available for rent that could accommodate larger families and wedding parties. Along with this knowledge and due to frequent requests to rent the property, I’ve decide to give it a go. Welcome to The Willows, I hope it will be as magical for you as it has been for us!

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the lake in style at this historic and upscale property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just want to tell you how much we enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. It truly is a wonderful place of love and light! The grounds are so beautiful and peaceful... I loved having coffee on your lovely front porch gazing at the lake I have loved for nearly 50 years......The interior of your house is gorgeous....we were so honored that you allowed us to rent the property. I love all your amazing touches, art work, wood work, paintings, armoires! It was no surprise to see all the incredible love, work and efforts you put into that home. We took good care while we were there and truly enjoyed staying in such an amazing space. Our family reunion was a tremendous joy for each of us. I hope someday that we can visit your gorgeous home again...You have really created a little bit of heaven at an already heavenly place called Keuka Lake! Loved loved loved all your beautiful touches, antiques and accoutrements! Thank you again for everything-we will never forget our week up there!
Jul 2012
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Branchport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Full Bathrooms: Main Level Bath with walk-in shower and free-standing claw foot tub. Upper Level Bathroom has combination bathtub and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Historic Home, Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes NY
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Home is beautiful and owners were wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of film students that were filming our project at the property. The property owner Lynda was incredible! She was receptive to our project and more than accommodating with our requests. The home is stunning and the property is perfect whether you're a family of 3 staying or a group of 10. Quiet and secluded yet tons of recreation just minutes away, this location cannot be beat! We want to give a huge thank you to the owner and property managers for their warm welcome, accommodating nature and beautiful welcome baskets at the home. If you're looking to stay in the Finger Lakes Region, look no further!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Urgent~ Kristin you and your company DefTone Productions lied about your project and produced a commercial film. In addition did not take responsibility for the damage that you caused to my home after promising that you would . I hope that this review will be seen by all VRBO homeowners and help prevent any damage to their homes in the future .
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Well maintained historic home with modern amenities! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Unexpectedly roomy and comfortable with many extras! Very impressed with the house and the property. Wonderfully serene. Gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming in and out!

  • 4 of 5

We loved it! Especially early mornings in the wicker rockers on the porch overlooking the lake. It was a little warm upstairs but tolerable. The beds are very comfortable. The antiques are lovely. The space accommodated 9 people very comfortably.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We absolutely loved having you and your family. Hope to see you again! 🌞
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A beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful inside and out. The six of us had plenty of room in the huge house! They had a basket of wine and cheese for us upon our arrival and a smores basket too. They were very accommodating to us and even checked to make sure we had enough blankets when the nights got cool. I would stay there again if I ever get to Branchport!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at this incredibly beautiful home in Keuka Lake!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend in July with our family. This historic home far exceeded our expectations! It was charming and comfortable for our family of

8. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the front porch admiring the beautiful lake while sipping our coffee. A glass of wine, s'mores by the firepit (compliments of Lynda!), laughing and sharing stories made our evenings idyllic! The "game room" was so much fun as we played cards on the comfortable cushions and simply relaxed -- after a full day on the lake enjoying paddle boards, tubing , swimming and just plain relaxing!

Thank you Lynda! You went out of your way to make us feel welcome! We sincerely appreciated your delich welcome basket with fun snacks, the water and s'more ingredients! We had such a lovely time and will definitely be back!

The Young Family

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the incredible review! We really appreciate it, as many people don't take the time to express their experience on VRBO. It is extremely helpful for our future renters and it is much appreciated. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you have wonderful rest of your summer! Cheers, Lynda
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The Willows

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location. Owner covered all the comforts of home, and then some! Thank you for an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Keuka Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Address for The Willows:

382 W Lake RD Branchport, NY 14418

Keuka Lake is home to a large number of Vineyards, within close proximity to this house. This is an excellent way to spend your day and simultaneously enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the area.

Other nearby attractions include historic Watkins Glen, the Curtis Museum of Aviation, and Harris Hill 'The Soaring Capital of the World'.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are Subject to Change until reservation is confirmed.

Special Event Rate: From $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for the day (negotiated on a per event basis).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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