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Now Booking Fall & Winter Wine Vacations & Getaways!!
The Elegant Manor Home is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and Directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and less than 10 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail
This property is perfect for your group gathering or geteway and we just added a 6 person Hot-Tub
We now offer transportation and tours to our guest who book our rental properties at a 30% discount based on Vehcile avilability.
Wine,Beer ,Spririt, Sweet Trail Tour
Build your own tour if you can dream it we can take you there!!
To make your geteway perfect,
Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift
- Propane & Charcoal Grill
- 5 Large Screen TV’S
- 3 DVD Players
- Hi Speed Wireless Wi-Fi
- Surround Sound Stereo in Living Room
- Den W/ Foosball Table / Electronic Dart Board
- Library with Several Books and Board Games and Antique games
- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces
- wii Gaming System with Games
- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals
- Computer and Printer in tech center
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Towels
- Luxury Bath Products
- Luxury Furnishings
And Much Much More.
All on a nearly 2 Acre Beautifully Landscaped Lakeview Lot for family enjoyment.
So don’t delay. Book today.
Welcome to Osprey Manor: A 4000 sq ft breathtaking elegant country manor home located on two acres in Cayuga, New York overlooking Cayuga Lake.
This historic property and one time boarding school, Cayuga Academy, was built in 1790 and has recently been extensively renovated and updated to bring it back to its true beauty. Reportedly boasting at one time to have the largest Kentucky coffee tree in Cayuga County, NY. Sitting on 2 acres with beautiful trees and a lovely lawn. Consisting of 11 elegant rooms and ready to spoil your family. The home has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate your family members with its graciously sized and beautifully decorated 4 bedrooms and sleeper sofas.
To add to the distinguishing final touches, the home includes a Library, oversized Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer, Pub Room, and Tech Room, and 3.5 Baths.
We can help create a perfect family vacation for you…
Below is a sample of activities we can help with.
Dinner Recommendations and Reservations
Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours
Winery Recommendations and Directions to Wineries
Arranging for Private Chef/Caterer for in home Family Dining
Floral or Gift Arrangement at arrival or during your stay
Car, Limo, and Transportation and Tour Providers
Referrals to Caterers
We can accommodate just about any request. Just ask. One call does it all: 484-624-9366
Also Fishing and Pontoon Party Boat Rentals are available for extra fee from local marinas. Use of a boat slip for your family at Beacon Bay Marina is included in your rental.
Local Cayuga County Events:
McKenzie Childs Barn Sale
Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival
Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours
If you have additional family members who need accommodations, we have 2 homes available. You can book this home along with Wise Owl Landing Lakefront Home (property ID 3597238). This home is a short 1 mile drive down the road.
Also the Wise Owl Property Lakefront patio can accommodate between 20-30 family members for a barbecue or camp fire or water activities such as boating, swimming, tubing, kayaking, etc.
Children love our tech center area with Video Games, Wi-Fi with Desktop Computer, Large TV with Movie Library. Our Library area offers many titles for children or they can play one of the many board games Weather permitting play outdoors,volleball, canjam, tetherball, and croquet on the lawn ...moreless
Partial view lake is across beautiful tree lined street. There is a public beach within walking distance called Harris Park w/ seasonal restrooms and an excellent pier that can be used for fishing. ...moreless
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Sweet Summer Season
Jun 26 - Sep 16, 2015
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 18 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
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Osprey Manor is ideally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and boasts the best of both worlds. Quiet and secluded but not far from modern convinces in Auburn 10 Miles north and Syracuse 30 Miles east.
Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing this lake is large 38 Miles Long but still extremely manageable.
Upcoming Events in the Finger Lakes:
The Cayuga Wine trail has many wonderful events through the winter–spring. For more information, please call: 800-684-5217
Season Pass: Available through February 6
Mardi Gras: February 7-8
Bacon on the Lakein: March 21-22
Wine & Herb Festival: April 24-26 or May 1-3
Holiday Shopping Spree: November 20-22 or December 4-6
Other Fun Events include:
'First Friday' in Skaneateles. On the First Friday of each month, join the Skaneateles Merchant Community as they host an Open House with themed activities! 5-8pm
Saturday Market: Fresh produce, meat, chicken, flowers, jams, pies, baked goods. Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY
Every Saturday until November 10, 2014
When visiting if shopping, picking, antiquing is your thing doesn’t miss the quaintness of shopping in nearby Union Springs, Skaneateles, Aurora, Waterloo, Geneva, or maybe a visit to Mackenzie Childs Barn Sale or Waterloo Premium Outlets is in order.
If the theater is more your passion don’t miss the renowned Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival:
West Side Story, May 27 - June 17
The Light in the Piazza, June 24 - July 15
Late Nite Catechism, July 14 - August 04
Saturday Night Fever, July 22 - August 12
Sweeney Todd, August 19 - September 05
The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, September 09 - September 30
Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings, December 09 - December 23
Theater abounds in the Finger Lakes take a little longer drive and you can be at the Hanger Theater in Ithaca, or a drive to Cortland will yield you a trip to Cortland Repertory Theater all showcasing top notch professionally directed presentations.
What can I say if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in Great Gulley Falls, hike through Taughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz. We immediately fell in love with the home the first time we saw it. It was easy to see that the restiration would be a quite a project due to some neglect and the fact the home is 240+ years old! The Home has been painstakingly remodeled and updated and elegant but comfortable furnishings added. The home really is something to see whether you love old homes, history, or just want to relax or entertain in the Finger Lakes. After the Revolutionary war the land and subsequently the home that was built was given to the original owner as a land grant. Soldiers of the war were often given large amounts of land in lieu of compensation for their time spent in the military.
Why the Owner Chose Cayuga:
Paul and Laura fell in love with this property when they first saw it on a Sunday evening during the Spring of 2013. They decided to rename the property Osprey Manor because a beautiful Osprey flew over as they decided to acquire the property. The elegance and history of the property revealed itself over the following months as the couple began to bring the property to its current beauty.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Amenities, and Location, Location, Location. No other elegant historic private executive rental home 30 miles from Syracuse, 50 miles from Rochester, 40 miles From Ithaca, 9 miles from Auburn, 5 miles from Seneca Falls, and 11 miles from Aurora.
Beach access is 1/2 block away at Harris Park on Cayuga Lake.
Osprey Manor welcomes you...
Dining room has table w seating for 12 in Windsor chairs. Perfect for family and friend dinners
The Library at Osprey Manor: Complete w books, board games, and card tables.
Mural in the Library at Osprey Manor. Beautiful Lake Cayuga surrounds the room.
Bar area in Man Cave
Aloe Bathroom with Rainshower at Osprey Manor
Oak Room: Two queen size beds with luxury linens
View of Maple room showing bath and hallway. This room looks out to the lake.
Birch Room: two queen beds with luxury lines. Also has room for two rollaway beds.
Aviary: One Queen size bed and one twin bed. Located over the Man Cave.
Gaming area: Has Wii and a computer and printer for guest use. Wifi also available in the home.
Osprey Manor in Fall
Living room is warmed by wood burning fireplace. Wood is provided.
Fully equipped kitchen for guests who love to cook. Everything you need.
The Library can seat 8 at the gaming table.
Man Cave: private section of home w 50 ' TV, Foosball table, dart board & bar
Entry Foyer and Stairs
Hallway to bedrooms
Maple Room: Queen size bed with full size sleeper sofa. Also has ensuite bathroom
Spa bathroom with soaking tub. Immerse yourself and look up at the beautiful sky mural on the curved ceiling.
Birch room looks out over Cayuga Lake
Newest addition to the property...the Lion Head Fountain
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