House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps up to 8 max )
About Michael Lucent
Michael & Donna were young childhood sweethearts and then parted ways shortly after high school graduation. They each led separate lives until a mere 25 years later Michael ran into Donna; and their romance started right up where it left off! They shortly married and honeymooned in the Finger Lakes. After visiting some wineries, Donna & Michael decided this would be the perfect 'New Way of Life,' running a winery together. They figured working together would be a fabulous way to make up for lost time! In 2000 they bought the winery property, and turned their life's mission into learning how to start a winery---Michael was already an accomplished winemaker for the past 25 years. Fast forward to 2008 the Pompous Ass Winery opened. Both Michael & Donna are whimsical; which they wanted to portray in their theme. As you can see the picture above, they are posing with 'Sir Jackson' the handsome character also known as 'The Pompous Ass.'
Michael Lucent purchased this House in 2011
Why Michael Lucent chose Rock Stream
Last year in 2011, two house flanking either side of the winery property we put up for sale. Michael & Donna decided to purchase both to protect their investment; which now begs the question as what to do with these two houses? After some deliberation, they decided to renovate and use them for weekly rentals; after all, they live in a tourist area and they are located right on the Seneca Lake Wine trail. Every detail was by their design, having the importance of both convenience and comfort as their top priory. A house fit for a pompous ass was their motto; which is why they lovingly named the house 'Sir Jackson House.'
What makes this House unique
This is such an enchanting house to gather because of the way the floor plan is laid out. you enter into a bright and cheery expansive living room with plenty of seating and a large picture window facing the east side of the lake mountain view. to the right is a large welcoming kitchen that can accommodate a seating of eight; has all new appliances and even a larger picture window which spans across the entire kitchen. This house is the perfect gathering house for families to get together for holidays, birthdays, & summer vacations!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My husband and I rented this property as a family vacation with two of our adult sons and their wives. The house was very spacious and stocked with dishes, pots and pans, towels and sheets. However, the beds and pillows could be replaced with something more comfortable, and the living room furniture was very worn out. The location in Rock Stream was great for wine and beer tastings on both sides of the lake and close to downtown Watkins Glen.
Visit to wine country
This location is convenient to the wineries and very easy to find. The home is plenty big enough for a family to come and enjoy the area. I would definitely recommend this location to others.
The communication with the Owner was always easy. The check in and out process was seamless. The house came equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The location is just a quick drive to restaurants. We were there for the Cornell graduation and it was an easy drive to the campus. We picked up some wine at the vineyard/winery. My family enjoyed the stay. Thank you!!!
A good distance from the Glen
A lot of space, clean, well equipped, comfortable and close to the track. We'll be back next year.
Improvement to do: shower curtain could be washed.
Love this house
I have stayed here several times. Very clean and roomy. Everything you could possibly need is here! Great location and an awesome winery (pompous ass).
Spacious, clean, comfortable
The house was just as described. Lots of lovely open land all around, and it was fun to have the winery right next door. We were only four people, so the house was much bigger than we needed, but we enjoyed the comfort of spreading ourselves around the living room couches to relax. Everything in the house was spotlessly clean and the heating system worked very well. We would definitely go back.
The Sir Jackson House is located along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are dozens of wineries just minutes away. The entire Seneca Lake Wine Trail has well over 35 wineries, and the closest is The Pompous Ass Winery located right on the property. Check in for the house takes place at The Pompous Ass Winery.
Watkins Glen State Park is a must see and a hike along the gorge is breath taking.
Watkins Glen International Raceway is a pleasant 25 minute drive.
There is also a Mennonite cheese factory/dairy 5 minutes away, where you can taste and purchase cheese of all types, right where they are made.
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is a large Mennonite craft mall with 200 shops located on Rte 14A between Dundee and Penn Yan, approximately 25 minutes from The Sir Jackson House. Open every Saturday 8am to 4:30pm April through December.
There are many local artists which display their fine works of art in two galleries on the main street in Watkins Glen, as well as in some wineries as well.
Pompous Ass Winery features Robert O'Niell exclusively from the O'Neill Art Gallery.
Corning Museum of Glass is an absolute must see! Located about a 45 minute drive from Sir Jackson House. See the world's largest collection of glass art; glass-making demonstrations and the opportunity to blow your own glass!
Horse back riding at Painted Barr Stables in Burdett NY, less than 10 miles from Sir Jackson House
only a 12 minute scenic ride to the other side of Seneca Lake.