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This gorgeous 2800 sq. foot house is the perfect house for large gatherings. It has a spacious living room which leads into a generous kitchen to easily accommodate eight.
Central air conditioning and hot air gas heat. New water treatment system that softens and purifies.
The Kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, new appliances: dishwasher, stove ,refrigerator, large microwave; as well as a blender, toaster and many other small appliances to make your stay feel like home.
This is the perfect reason to have a holiday or special occasion feast!
Living room has plenty of comfortable seating, cable television, WiFi and good cell phone service.
The views from every window overlooks either the mountains from across the lake or the lovely wooded area behind the house.
Four (4) bedrooms, (2) two queens, (1) double and (1) set of bunk beds---perfect for children or non-romantic friends. Also a modern crib and highchair can be provided for the asking at no extra charge.
There are 1.5 baths, full laundry with fresh linens and towels provided at no extra charge.
Covered Patio in the back with picnic table off to the side nestled under the pines, comfortable chairs and side tables for cocktails in the evening, while enjoying freshly grilled dinner from the grill.
The house is part of the winery property, so it's a two minute stroll to the tasting room. All guests also can enjoy our 30% off wine guest status.
Large circular drive to fit may cars, and or park your boat. There are boat launches within minutes of the Sir Jackson House.
Prime Season May 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Prime Season Rates: May thru Oct
$195/Any Night(3 Night Min)
Off Season Rates: Nov. thru April
$195/Any Night(2 Night Min)
$300/(4to7 Day Stay)
$200/(2to3 Day Stay)
Taxes not included
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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.
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.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.'
Why the Owner Chose Watkins Glen: 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.'
The Unique Benefits at this House: 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!