Burdett House Bed & Breakfast

A Modern Victorian Experience in the Heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country

Located on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and close to many of the area's premier wineries and attractions, the Burdett
House offer's a refreshing and restful place to recharge or unwind.

Greeting From The Finger Lakes


As I mentioned in the previous post from New York City the Finger Lakes are 5 hours north west, a.k.a – waaaaaay upstate.  However after some internet digging I had convinced myself that we needed to at least check it out.  After all website after website mentioned the Finger Lakes as the “The Birthplace of the Farm to Table Movement” the land of “Over 300 Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries”, Farmer’s Markets galore, The fabulous Cheese Trail, Waterfalls, Natural Gorges and an artsy little town called Ithaca which is home to the prestigious Cornell University and Ithaca College.  So we rented a zipcar which zipped us up to the Finger Lakes in just four and a half hours and we were happily on the wine trail by 11AM. The first winery we visited was Americana Vineyards on the Cayuga Wine Trail, the tasting room, staff and wine were all delightful and it was here we obtained our guide/ map to the Finger Lakes wineries which we used to navigate  us through the wine trails for the rest of the weekend.

Now I forgot to mention that I’ve had a slight obsession with Bed & Breakfast type lodgings for a while now and that is where this blog really begins…

When researching where to stay (as this was a last minute weekend getaway trip) I came across a site called bedandbreakfast.com. As I was browsing options for the weekend I noticed a little link on the bottom to Inns and B&B’s for sale and clicked on the properties for sale in New York State then narrowed my search down to properties in the Finger Lakes.  One popped up in a little town called Lodi, it had beautiful views of Seneca Lake and was about a quarter of a mile from a winery.  I figured if we were in the area we should take a look at the property and daydream about owning a B&B in wine country… it would be fun!

After visiting the property we decided that it was not the right fit for us but one thing had been decided and that was that Seneca Lake was where I wanted to call home, it was love at first sight. The sights, sounds, people and peacefulness of the area was so magical that when we returned to NYC my focus shifted… I was on a mission to move to the Finger Lakes and start a new life in the beautiful New York countryside.