House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)
Why Daniel Rood chose Dewittville
My family and I have been coming to Point Chautauqua for over 50 years and my parents and cousins have shared a house since the 1960's. We purchased this huge house after renting it for several years during our family reunions. This house is thought to be the third house built at Point Chautauqua and was completed in the late 1880's as the home of Ward Cadwell whose family owns and operates a cheese shop in Dewittville. We are only the fourth owner of this home in over 125 years. Point Chautauqua was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and has been designated a historical site by the State of NY.
What makes this House unique
The Point Chautauqua Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Portions of the text below were adapted from a copy of the original nomination document.  Adaptation copyright © 2009, The Gombach Group. The Point Chautauqua Historic District in Chautauqua County, New York is located on a peninsula along the shores of Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York State. The site is approximately three miles from the village of Mayville. The Point Chautauqua Historic District is a planned resort community that was laid out in 1875 as a Baptist camp meeting to the design of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. Within a generation, the religious retreat had evolved into a resort community, which continued to develop in that mode throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The eighty-acre Point Chautauqua Historic District is characterized by its serpentine street system, which ascends the steep wooded slopes of its lakeside site, and its collection of single-family residences from throughout the period of significance. The Point Chautauqua Historic District occupies a promontory on the northeastern shore of Lake Chautauqua, an eighteen-mile-long, irregularly shaped body of water confined within a deep valley. The hills rise 'en echelon' above the lake on either side, displaying the rounded forms typical of this glaciated sector of the Appalachian Plateau. At an elevation of 1,309 feet above sea level, Lake Chautauqua is one of the highest large fresh-water bodies of water in the country. Its waters drain through the Allegheny River into the Ohio-Mississippi system. These natural features have provided the district with a lush, sloping landscape bordering a curving waterfront. The Point Chautauqua Historic District covers a hilly area ascending steeply (105 feet) from the shore of Lake Chautauqua. Point Chautauqua Historic District is almost directly across the lake from the Chautauqua Institute
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A beautiful neighborhood the home is very spacious has everything we needed I recommend it highly
Memorable July 4th
My family and I had a lovely time staying at this property. The house is extremely well stocked with kitchen supplies, towels, sheets, etc. and the owners are very responsive. If we had to list a “con,” we would say that the plumbing is sensitive - difficult to flush toilets if you’re running the laundry or the dishwasher. That said, we had a lovely time eating meals on the spacious porch and enjoying the extremely close proximity to the lake and tennis courts. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Family Reunion at Chautauqua Lake
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We have been here several times but this was a first for most of our kids and grandkids. Just a couple days into our stay they were talking about the next time! We found the home very clean and inviting. We had plenty of room to be together and for private space. This home is one of the best at Pt Chautauqua! We'll definitely be back!
Big, spacious home close to the water. No AC but abundant fans. Everything in working order..We really enjoyed sitting on the large front, covered porch which had plenty of seating. Made use of the badminton racquets and frisbee provided. They also had many games available. Kitchen fully stocked with pots and pans and toasters etc.. Very Old , charming features throughout the house.
Beautiful and perfect for our family reunion
This is a beautiful charming old house that slept all of us comfortably. The yard is gorgeous; the location fantastic (near the lake, felt remote but very near a grocery store and midway and other attractions), and the owners responsive and kind. The bathrooms and shower need some work (old plumbing) but did not cause us any significant problems, just a little leakage. The house is inviting and very spacious; we could all easily gather on the porch, yard or inside for meals and games and activities for our large family reunion. Supplies were ample; instructions good; very large kitchen with lots of storage space for our groceries. We recommend this property and would happily return.
The house is spacious and clean. It has an old lake house charm.
The large lot and porch work well for our group of 11, 5 being children. The fire pit was particularly popular to help everyone wind down after a very busy day.
A dock for fishing and a Mooring with motorized dingy for transporting to the mooring