Located in the “Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country” with a veranda view of Seneca Lake!
The Starkey House was built in 1922 by businessman and postmaster, Charles Raymond Brewer for his wife and children. It is located on the historic, once bustling “Starkey Corners” and named after the township’s original founder, the prominent merchant John Starkey.
The Starkey House features Mission style architecture, congruent with the Arts & Crafts period, including authentic light-capturing stained glass, polished American chestnut woodwork, and original light fixtures. There was never a doubt that its original appointments, such as interior French doors, front and rear staircases, fireplace and three-story spaciousness would lend themselves beautifully to becoming the perfect bed & breakfast.
Although the house is not situated down on the lakefront, there is a lovely view of Seneca Lake from most rooms and from two large, breezy verandas.
Sitting proudly on almost two lush acres with garden views of perennials and evergreens, the property also displays huge catalpa, sycamore and maple trees to provide an inviting, park-like setting. Guests may enjoy delicious breakfasts and evening buffet snacks in the dining room or on the porches with views of the grounds and Seneca Lake.
I fell in love with the house the minute I saw it, and purchased it in 1999. I have enjoyed living in it as a regular residence and have invited friends and family for many holiday celebrations and birthday parties over the years. I consider myself a “keeper of the house” and I enjoy its kind and welcoming spirit. I hope you will fall in love too!
To know more about the current owner and host, Cathy Moskal please read her blog Passionate in the Finger Lakes.
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn has received a Five Star quality rating on Bed & Breakfast.com and was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2014 and 2015 by the Trip Advisor travel site. This rating is based upon dozens of reviews. Discover what our guests and visitors have had to say about their stay with us.