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Seneca Lodge -A Luxury Custom Cedar Home with 100 feet of beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Family friendly home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and spectacular lake views.

The Seneca Lodge is a magnificant, four bedroom, three bath , cedar home designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Purchased in 2012 it has been refurnished and decorated to reflect the ambiance of lodge living in the Finger Lakes. All the wood furnishings were custom made by a Pennsylvania Mennonite artisan exclusively for this home.

As you enter the driveway from the main street, you will notice the tall pines, oaks and maple trees that are surrounded by a lush growth of vincas that line the one side . A display of giant hostas take presence on the other side with hummingbirds feeding daily on their nector. As you enter the house from the large gravel parking area, you are welcomed into a picture-perfect lodge atmosphere with the spacious wrap around deck. Your first inclination is to run around the deck to get that first breathtaking view of the lake!

What you will notice on the deck is that it is furnished comfortably for outdoor meals and lounging. A Weber Grill is conveniently located outside the kitchen near the sturdy dining table and chairs.

On the home's main level you will enter through the spacious country kitchen. Impeccably designed with custom built cabinets, corrian counter tops,a Thermador gas / electric stove,and an extra stainless steel refrigerator for the discriminating chef. The open kitchen looks out into the great room with wood floors and chalet style floor-to -ceiling windows that highlight the incredible views. Within the great room is the dining area that features a custom hand made Mennonite grand cedar dining table, chairs and bench. Ample seating for ten. The lodge design continues into the living area with a large braided rug, a huge leather sofa and chair, Mennonite custom made cedar wagon wheel table and chair. A flat screen TV ,large fireplace, and vaulted ceilings compliment the relaxing lodge atmosphere. Look around at the decor as you may find some interesting items of years gone by. The hutch was made from old barnwood from Pennsylvania and the two end tables from wine barrels of a local winery!

Off the rear of the kitchen and down a separate tiled hallway are two bedrooms each with queen size white cedar log beds and Adirondack decor. A full size tiled bathroom is nearby with a shower/tub combo, commode and double sinks. Down the hallway, is a wet bar that includes a blender and glasses for every type of wine, beer and cocktails that you can make. A HE Maytag washer and dryer are also located here.

Follow the stairs up in the great room to the master suite loft. Here you find ample living space ,burber carpet , cedar vaulted ceilings and skylights. Two comfy chairs look out over the great room. With the large windows you will have views of the beach and lake to wake up to! The private suite includes a custom king size rough-hewn red cedar log bed with matching end tables and lodge decor. The green tiled bathroom offers a separate shower stall, commode, and double sinks. A wall of built in cedar drawers are located in the master closet . A flat screen TV is there for your enjoyment.

Down the hallway from the first floor, are another set of stairs that lead to a walk out lower level. Here you will encounter the spacious family room with 60" plasma TV with surround sound and a full size slate pool table for evening enjoyment. Located down the hall is the home's fourth bedroom, with two twin beds and Adirondack decor. A full bathroom , tiled ,with tub/shower combination, commode, and double sink is across the hall. Walk out this lower level for your ultimate relation in the large gorgeous hot tub on the private patio.

A gently sloping grassy path leads you to the level natural lake frontage. Bring your meals and drinks with you and enjoy the picnic table that is there for your convenience. The adjacent flat lawn is is perfect for a game of outdoor activities or relaxing by reading a book in a lounge chair under the tree. For those who love being out on the water, a canoe, rowboat and two kayacks are provided for your enjoyment. Life vests are in the small shed located nearby along with water toys for small children and additional seating. The swimming area has a ladder off the permanent dock. After swimming ,wrap up in your towel and relax in one of the chairs in the seating area on the dock. Keep your eyes open as you may catch a glimpse of the Blue Heron, or Bald Eagle that frequents the waters near Seneca Lodge.

More Details

Tom and Sandy Hood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Tom and Sandy Hood

Tom and Sandy Hood have been renting their vacation home on Seneca Lake for the past 8 years.They are no strangers to what the discriminating guest demands in a vacation home for cleanliness , amenities and a relaxing time with their family. They recently purchased Seneca Lodge and furnished it with impeccably designed furniture and comforts to offer their guests the ultimate experience while at the lake.

This is their second home , they take pride in it and they love it. That it why you will not see it rented for many weeks throughout the year- because they are there!

Tom and Sandy Hood purchased this lodge in 2012

What makes this lodge unique

What don't we love about this property!!- Because it is nestled among tall pines, oaks and maples, you feel secluded from the neighbors. With the large 'A' frame windows and wrap around porch, your view of the lake is breathtaking throughout the day.We love enjoying it with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night. There is a wide grassy path that leads to a natural lake frontage of 100 ft. with a flat lawn. A fire pit is available for nightime gatherings , ghost stories and smores.The permanent boat dock boasts a sitting area that has views up and down the lake! There is also a swim ladder that we use throughout the warm summer months. A large maple tree is situated at the corner of the beach and extends cooling shade for relief of the hot summer sun.


Penn Yan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath Loft area #1 - toilet , shower , tiled, double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor, tiled, double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink, tiled, lower level
  • 3 bathrooms, updated, tiled, all with double sinks, very spacious.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located on the first level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Located on the lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located on the first level
    Master Suite Loft - 1 king
  • **Please Note- Maximum Occupancy is 8. King size beds (1) Master bedroom loft Queen size Beds (2) first floor bedrooms Twin or Single Beds (2) Lower level bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 9 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Seneca Lodge -A Luxury Custom Cedar Home with 100 feet of beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Powell, Ohio

Very clean and beautifully maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful. It lived up to all our expectations and more. It was perfect for our family reunion. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped. We loved waking up to a beautiful sunrise view every morning! The weather was great, so we got the chance to spend a lot of time outside. We spent time in the water, took many walks, made s'mores around the campfire, canoed, and relaxed on the spacious deck. We also got the chance to visit several breweries and wineries. Grocery stores and restaurants were within 10 minutes. We loved our visit here, and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, comfortable, spacious and lovely. By far the most family and pet friendly home we have found in the finger lakes so far. The beach was accessible, fun, safe and full of beautiful views by day, amazing sunrises in the morning and laughter-filled bonfires at night. Close to many wineries, bike trails, organic farms and excellent restaurants. Would give this 6 stars if they let me!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are in love with this location. The owners do a wonderful job making you feel at home. The house is so clean and comfortable.

We had a blast! Thank you Mr and Mrs Hood

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Seneca Lodge! We hope you and your family made wonderful memories for the summer of 2016. We look forward to having you return for new memories. Thanks again!
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Great Pet Friendly Escape on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased to have found such a beautiful home in such a perfect setting, one that also permited us to bring our 3 year old standard poodle. The home has every comfort imaginable and then some. I am a huge fan of cooking and the kitchen was well stocked and easy to work in.

The home is well maintained and the beautiful landscaping added the perfect touch. We were thrilled the large deck area was gated on all sides so that our dog could roam freely without having us worry about her. The use of the canoes and kayaks made it a true lake house vacation. That was an added bonus for sure.

I would recommend this house without hesitation to anyone looking for a serene, picturesque setting to enjoy with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully appointed, clean, and in an excellent state of up keep. The down stairs pool room was the perfect place for some beers from the hop farm and brewery around the corner while watching the World Cup on the big tv. The yard and lake front were very well kept and the cat fish were tasty. I would certainly recommend senneca lodge and will consider returning myself.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennington, NJ

Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Seneca Lodge was the perfect setting for my family's first vacation in seven years. We had 8 adults and 2 children with us, and everyone had something they loved about this house. The runners in the group enjoyed the low-traffic roads and nearby trails for morning workouts; the fishermen were out every morning in the canoes and cast right off the dock in the evenings; the kids (young and old) loved playing in the lake; the cooks felt right at home in the fully-stocked kitchen; and we were all able to relax and enjoy each other's company. The big dining room table easily fit the whole crew, and we were all able to sit together while roasting marshmallows around the fire pit or while taking in the sunrise on the amazing wrap-around porch.

Seneca Lodge is also perfectly situated on Seneca Lake with a lot to see and do nearby. Some of us made nightly trips to Mr. Twisties for ice cream, we drove to Penn Yan several times for breakfast and dinner, and we took short rides just down the street to lots of wineries and breweries (among our favorites were Miles Wine Cellars and Climbing Bines Brewery). The history buff in the group was able to check out The Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, and the whole family took day trips to Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen State Park.

The house was even better than described, and the owners were wonderful and attentive. They generously allowed us to bring our family pets, which helped us all relax and enjoy our trip even more. We used several of the owners' suggestions for restaurants and nearby activities, and we all had a fantastic time! I would absolutely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Penn Yan Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning/pet add $50
Pet Fee $150
cleaning $185
Tax Rate 4.0%

Additional charge of 2.5 % of total amount due for credit card payment.
Pet fee $150+ depending on size /breed. Owner discretion. Cleaning fee for pet increased.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Rochester Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dresden Hotel and Oasis, Dresden NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lakeside Country Club, Penn Yan NY
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 14
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dresden Hotel and Oasis, The Diner

Located on a dead end street with little traffic, guests can enjoy bicycling or quiet walks past lush vineyards and farm fields dotted with corn, wildflowers and hay . Seneca Lodge is conveniently located on the west side of Seneca Lake just 5 miles from Penn Yan which is a convenient drive for groceies or a fine restaurant . The Lodge is also a 15 minute drive from Geneva at the north end of the Lake or a 20 minute drive to Watkins Glen at the south end for more options. Seven award winning wineries are within a 10 mile radius of Seneca Lodge and they include Fox Run Winery, Prejean, Seneca Shores, Torrey Ridge, Earle Estates,Miles and Anthony Road . The Lodge is within 5 minutes to access the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail that is maintained year round for hiking, biking, horseback riding , picnicing and winter sports.A great trail to see the past history of an era of business gone by. The trail with its natural beauty is lined with tress shading and and wildflowers bedecking the path.

If you bring your boat, the NY state Department of Conservation offers Severne Point, On Severne Point Road, off Route 14, 8 miles south of Dresden and Seneca Lodge to launch it on a concrete ramp.

The town of Watkins Glen which is a 20 minute ride south, offers a NY State Park with amazing gorges and waterfalls to hike through. Cute antique shops line the main street . The famous Watkins Glen Raceway sponsors many local and national drivers for your viewing enjoyment throughout the summer months.


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