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The Cassadaga House by Lily Dale

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Cassadaga House Rental Photos and Description

1500 Yards down the road from Lily Dale Assembly

6 Bedrooms Total. 4 Double beds, 3 twin beds(one is a trundle bed). There is also a pull out bed in enclosed side porch.

2 Full Bathrooms, one upstairs, one downstairs

3 Acres

500 feet from waters edge

Our property is a short walk(1500 yards) down the road from Lily Dale which is the largest spiritualist community in the world. Our family has deep roots in both Lily Dale and Cassadaga village as the founders of each. The property was bought from the Holland Land Company in 1813 by Icabod Fisher. The house was built in 1879 by my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather John Fisher. The land that Lily Dale is built on was bought from John in the late 1800's. Corydon B. Turner, one of the original founders of Lily Dale, was my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. The house is an old farm house with a total of 6 Bedrooms and a nursery. You'll find that many of our furnishings date back to the early 1900's and some even to the 1800's. The kitchen table that is still in use was built by my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather in 1861 as a wedding present for John and Ann Fisher. One of the bedrooms is locked for our personal use. Our home is very cozy and will remind you of a time long past. If you appreciate antiques, you won't be disappointed! We only ask that you please treat our furnishings as your own. I plan to maintain the history for my family and pass this treasure to my children and grandchildren to enjoy in years to come. Our house manager, Kathy, lives across the street and should be easily accessible should you have any problems or questions.

We have a strict limit of 12 people for the house. My property manager lives accross the street and we use this to limit noise and due to the house only having two bathrooms. A confirmed booking will require a 50% deposit. At check in, my property manager will collect the remaining amount plus the $75 cleaning fee and a refundable $300 dollar deposit that will be returned to you within one week of checkout. I will attatch the rental agreement with my reponse to your inquiry. Please return it with a scanned copy of your drivers license and paypal deposit to email address. You may also mail a hardcopy and money order if you like. The booking will not be guaranteed until these are received.

$1600 per week or $250 per night(Mon-Wed)$350 per night(Thur-Sun)

2 night minimum stay. Taxes included in rates.

Credit via Paypal accepted for deposits, Money order can be mailed if needed.

Cash or Money order preffered for remainder. Paypal also accepted.

$75 dollar cleaning fee per stay

$300.00 refendable deposit required at check in

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Solomon Knicely
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016

About Solomon Knicely

My wife, two children and I live in Franklin located in the Northwest suburbs of Detroit. I work in the area and my wife is a high school counselor and biology teacher who now takes care of our 1 y/o and 3 y/o full time. My family moved to this region from Princeton and were some of the first settlers in this area. The property has been owned by my family and passed down since 1813.

Solomon Knicely purchased this house in 1813

Why Solomon Knicely chose Chautauqua-Allegheny

I have been coming here my whole life and it is a very special place to myself and my family. After the death of my grandmother and mother in close succession, I have inherited the house and have been maintaining it since 2006. We love the place, but it is costly to maintain we and hope to rent it to people who will love and enjoy it as much as we do to help defer some of these costs.

What makes this house unique

Many of our furnishings date to the early 1900's and later 1800's. You won't find anything in the county with more history than you'll see in our home. The kitchen table that is still in use was built in 1861 by my great, great, great, great, great grandfather. This is likely my most cherished possession. The location is perfectly situated adjacent to the lower of the three interconnected Cassadaga lakes.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

The Cassadaga House by Lily Dale
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful, Unique and Most Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the place. The downstairs was sumptuous with a large parlor, dinning room, kitchen and two sun rooms. Upstairs, the bedrooms were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. The house is well-equipped for small children with toys, small chairs and gates throughout. It has a "cook's" kitchen, which was a big deal for our family. Each member had a "dinner night" and competed to see who could present the best meal. We especially loved the many pictures and artifacts that this family had collected over the decades. The nearby county beach is sandy and Cassadaga Lake is sparkly clean. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Inviting!!

  • 5 of 5

This felt like a trip to grandma's house!! All of the beautiful decor and individually decorated rooms with interesting antiques was like a very cool trip back in time. The house was perfectly clean and we had everything we needed! Would absolutely recommend renting, perfect for large families!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks! Glad it worked well for you.
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Sterling, Mass

Great Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's second time staying here. We just love the house and the location. The house is very comfortable and accommodating. The beds are really comfortable and the kitchen has all the dishes and appliances you need to make all of your meals. We love the privacy of the bedrooms upstairs and the open, airy space downstairs to visit, play games and watch TV together.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Ladies Weekend: This home WORKS!

  • 4 of 5

Working with the owner and manager of this rental always works out very well for us; they are receptive, professional and friendly. The home is clean and everything you would need is there. Extra blankets? No problem. Coffee maker, casserole pans, freezer, washer and dryer? Yes, yes,yes and yes. With several ladies spending the weekend together we NEED two full bathrooms and this home offers exactly that. It's a nice touch that they have a bottle of wine waiting when you arrive, the manager is near by if you have a problem, but they absolutely respect your privacy during your stay. We winery hop & Lily Dale visit and shop while we stay here and the location is PERFECT. Of course, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Like staying at Grandma's

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. Plenty of room, privacy and comfort. The location to Lily Dale was the deciding factor, and most guest houses there do not offer private baths.

Everything about our stay was very nice, including contact with the property manager who was very friendly.

The furnishings are 100% complete. It was like staying at my grandmothers home, which is the highest praise I can offer anyplace, (And an absolute first.)

We have recommended the property to friends in Lily Dale for when they have large family groups coming and need a proper and comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home...great for a crowd!

  • 4 of 5

The home is beautiful; antiques, and substantial chairs etc. With so many bedrooms it makes for a good choice for many friends or a couple of families to stay together and yet the home and outside spaces allow for privacy, if you want it. The beach is within walking distance as is a decent restaurant, The White Horse Inn. We stayed during a heat wave and did suggest to the owners that some new fans would be helpful (there are several at the house, however) especially with limited cross ventilation. We were met by Kathy who was wonderful: she answered a multitude of questions (as did the owners whenever asked) and she was readily available if needed. There is a bedroom on the first floor which is good for folks with limited mobility. *We have rented many homes throughout the United States and I must say that this home was very well equipped with any items you might need or want. We would rent this home again and certainly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked well for your group. Thanks for the review!
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Our property is a short walk(1500 yards) down the road from Lily Dale Assembly which is the largest spiritualist community in the world.

The Chautauqua Institution is a 20 minute drive away and features frequent fine arts activities and concerts.

Niagara falls in about a one hour drive from the house with many tourist activities.

More than 30 Vineyards are within a 10-45 minute drive of the house and most offer free wine tastings. Maps are available at the house next the the couch on the side porch.

Our house manager, Kathy, lives across the street and should be easily accessible should you have any problems or questions.


Rates & Availability

Cassadaga House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Cassadaga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This was the first indoor bathroom in the county.
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Pink Room - 1 double
    Enclosed side porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room can be converted to a bedroom if needed
    Nursery - 1 twin/ single , There is also a pack and play available if needed
    Rock's Room - 1 double , Named after Roderick Williams 'Rocky'
    Inez's Room - 1 double , Named after Inez (Turner) Greenlund
    Cordyn's Room - 1 double , Named after Cordyn Turner 'Cord'
  • Double Beds (4) 4 rooms with double beds, Twin or Single Beds (3) room with twin beds, one has a pull out trundle under daybed, Baby Cribs (1) Nursery(upstairs)has a pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Enclosed side porch has a sleeper sofa. Room has blinds and easily converts to a 7th bedroom if needed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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