About the property
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 10 Comfortably
Built in 1865, this historic Federal Style home is set on four idyllic acres, featuring two time-worn barns and a charming pond. The property’s name is derived from the majestic weeping willow trees that surround the home. Enveloped by local vineyards, overflowing lush greenery, and rolling hills, this setting contributes to the overall romantic charm of the home.
The property is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York; a region with an infinite abundance of natural beauty. The Finger Lakes is also home to more than 100 wineries serving award winning wines of almost every variety.
The stunning historic beauty of the exterior is matched with a newly remodeled interior that preserves the historic integrity of the property while providing the upscale conveniences of a modern home. The interior is luxuriously decorated with exquisite antiques. In addition, the entire house has maintained its original broad-plank wood flooring and woodwork detailing, giving this historic property a unique feel.
The home features 5 comfortable bedrooms with high-quality linens and two modern full bathrooms. One master suite and full bath is located on the main level for the utmost convenience. The spacious kitchen and large dining room lend themselves to convivial entertaining. There are several porches and an outdoor dining space so guests may fully experience and enjoy the property’s picturesque natural surroundings overlooking Keuka Lake.
The property is ideal for families or groups of adults who can share its intimate gathering spaces but that also enjoy having their own private retreats. The home’s peaceful setting allows for the freedom to relax and enjoy family and friends in a secluded environment. However with an abundance of restaurants, water activities, and vineyards in the vicinity, there are endless sources of entertainment at your finger tips.
The home is within walking distance of the very small and quaint town of Branchport, a ten minute drive to historic Penn Yan, and a fifteen minute drive to the charming and recently voted “best small town in America” Hammondsport. The closet airport is Rochester International Airport, about an hour drive from the home.
For those city-slickers who need to stay connected, the home features wifi and cable. Other amenities include air conditioning, ice maker, microwave, washer and dryer, well stocked kitchen, wood burning stove, and a gas grill. There are also conveniently located marinas for boat rentals, making it easy for you to enjoy the 23 miles of serene Keuka Lake.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Why L. Erkiletian chose Town of Jerusalem
My first visit to Keuka Lake was in 1975; it was love at first sight. I felt a connection to the area unlike any other place I had ever been. My parents began renting a cottage every summer on the lake and it became obvious that it wasn't just a magical place for me but for everyone who came to visit. My love of historic homes and Keuka Lake, led to the purchase of our family's main home, Bar Harbour, which is located across the street from The Willows. Our family was rapidly expanding and as fate would have it, the beautiful historic red home across the street became available. After touring the home and walking its majestic property, I immediately fell in love. The pond and the barn in particular, reminded of my childhood in the rural south. I convinced myself that somewhere down the line, I would have enough grandchildren to occupy both homes. Because of the special significance of Keuka Lake for our family, my son chose to hold his wedding and reception on our properties there. While planning accommodations for out of town guests, it became apparent that there were very few homes available for rent that could accommodate larger families and wedding parties. Along with this knowledge and due to frequent requests to rent the property, I’ve decide to give it a go. Welcome to The Willows, I hope it will be as magical for you as it has been for us!
What makes this House unique
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Well maintained historic home with modern amenities! Beautiful!
Unexpectedly roomy and comfortable with many extras! Very impressed with the house and the property. Wonderfully serene. Gorgeous views.
Charming in and out!
We loved it! Especially early mornings in the wicker rockers on the porch overlooking the lake. It was a little warm upstairs but tolerable. The beds are very comfortable. The antiques are lovely. The space accommodated 9 people very comfortably.
Thank you for the review! We absolutely loved having you and your family. Hope to see you again! 🌞
Home is beautiful and owners were wonderful!
We are a group of film students that were filming our project at the property. The property owner Lynda was incredible! She was receptive to our project and more than accommodating with our requests. The home is stunning and the property is perfect whether you're a family of 3 staying or a group of 10. Quiet and secluded yet tons of recreation just minutes away, this location cannot be beat! We want to give a huge thank you to the owner and property managers for their warm welcome, accommodating nature and beautiful welcome baskets at the home. If you're looking to stay in the Finger Lakes Region, look no further!!
Urgent~ Kristin you and your company DefTone Productions lied about your project and produced a commercial film. In addition did not take responsibility for the damage that you caused to my home after promising that you would . I hope that this review will be seen by all VRBO homeowners and help prevent any damage to their homes in the future .
A beautiful historic home
The house is beautiful inside and out. The six of us had plenty of room in the huge house! They had a basket of wine and cheese for us upon our arrival and a smores basket too. They were very accommodating to us and even checked to make sure we had enough blankets when the nights got cool. I would stay there again if I ever get to Branchport!
Loved our stay at this incredibly beautiful home in Keuka Lake!!!!!
We enjoyed a long weekend in July with our family. This historic home far exceeded our expectations! It was charming and comfortable for our family of
8. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the front porch admiring the beautiful lake while sipping our coffee. A glass of wine, s'mores by the firepit (compliments of Lynda!), laughing and sharing stories made our evenings idyllic! The "game room" was so much fun as we played cards on the comfortable cushions and simply relaxed -- after a full day on the lake enjoying paddle boards, tubing , swimming and just plain relaxing!
Thank you Lynda! You went out of your way to make us feel welcome! We sincerely appreciated your delich welcome basket with fun snacks, the water and s'more ingredients! We had such a lovely time and will definitely be back!
The Young Family
Thank you for the incredible review! We really appreciate it, as many people don't take the time to express their experience on VRBO. It is extremely helpful for our future renters and it is much appreciated. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you have wonderful rest of your summer!
Great property and location. Owner covered all the comforts of home, and then some! Thank you for an awesome stay!
Address for The Willows: 382 W Lake RD Branchport, NY 14418 Keuka Lake is home to a large number of Vineyards, within close proximity to this house. This is an excellent way to spend your day and simultaneously enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the area. Other nearby attractions include historic Watkins Glen, the Curtis Museum of Aviation, and Harris Hill 'The Soaring Capital of the World'.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are Subject to Change until reservation is confirmed. Special Event Rate: From $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for the day (negotiated on a per event basis).