Bemus Point is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The village is within the Town of Ellery and located along the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake. The population was 364 at the 2010 census. Bemus Point is also home of the floating stage with many performers during the summer.
The ferry connecting Bemus Point and Stow, NY was founded in 1811 by Thomas Bemus. The original ferry was a raft built by Thomas, and had to be poled across the lake. Today, a cable-drawn ferry exists in its place and is operated by the Sea Lion Project LTD  Until the nearby bridge (Now part of I-86) opened Oct 30, 1982, the Bemus-Stow Ferry was the only way to cross Chautauqua Lake. When closed for the winter months, motorist had to travel north-west to Mayville, or south-east to Jamestown to reach Stow. Either way was a 19-mile round trip. Local residents often purchased a seasonal pass to use the ferry, commuting to Lakewood, Sherman, or other areas west of the lake.
Throughout the 1800s, Bemus Point gained popularity as a tourist destination, which promoted its growth and development. By the early 1900s, a dance hall known as the Casino, which still exists under the same name, became a well-known venue for entertainment, particularly big band music. Today Bemus Point is still a popular summer tourist destination, with a large influx of summer population.
In the summer, Bemus Point hosts its 'Bemus Bay Pops' concert which involves many local musicians and is also host to the 'Chautauqua Lake Voices', similar to American Idol.
Cozy 4 bedroom cottage on Bemus Point GOLD COAST walking distance to the village and to the lake. This quaint cottage offers you everything you need for the summer on Chautauqua Lake. You can use the free launch just minutes away in the village.This home has views of the lake and nestled in one of the most favorite location on Chautauqua Lake. You can walk or bike to the village all while taking in the views of the lake and beautiful homes on this street. Located just of the highway Route 86 makes it an easy commute from Erie,Buffalo, NYC or anywhere else.
This home has 4 bedrooms, ONE bathroom. The downstairs bedrooms has a queen size bed each and the upstairs bedrooms has twin beds.Its fully furnished and the kitchen is ready for all your cooking, or grilling off the back porch. Please understand that this is a cottage and make sure that those beds and bathroom works for your group before booking.