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29 04, 2020

A Comprehensive Finger Lakes Hiking Guide

2020-04-29T12:19:11+00:00Finger Lakes Activities, Seneca Lake Hotels, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Things to Do in the Finger Lakes, Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes|

New York’s Finger Lakes span approximately 9,000 square miles, covering nearly six million acres of rolling hills, still lakes, racing creeks, and historic villages. There are many ways to explore this vast, undeniably picturesque landscape, including bicycling, kayaking, boating, birding, or backpacking. However, the preferred method of exploration for guests here at luxurious Belhurst Castle is a good, old-fashioned hiking expedition. It’s no secret that the Finger Lakes hiking scene is dotted with jaw-dropping waterfalls, but don’t overlook this region’s dense forestry, curious wildlife, and long-forgotten railways. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. A 20-Stop Finger [...]

23 12, 2019

Winter Wedding Venues in Geneva, NY: A Belhurst Fairytale

2020-04-29T12:22:20+00:00Finger Lakes Accommodations, Finger Lakes in Winter, Seneca Lake Hotels, Wedding Venues in Geneva NY, Wineries near Geneva NY|

We’re on the cusp of yet another festive holiday season at Belhurst Castle. Not only is Christmas (and New Year’s Eve, for that matter) a time for celebration and reflection, but it’s also widely referred to as the “most popular day to get engaged.” After all, what’s more romantic than embracing each other underneath falling snowflakes on an early 18th-century estate? Yes, our historic castle and winery is an idyllic destination for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, or engagement, but we’re also proud to be one of the premier winter wedding venues in Geneva, NY. 10 Reasons to Tie the Knot [...]

14 08, 2019

Self-Guided Geneva Brewery Tour

2019-11-14T20:51:19+00:00Best Restaurants in Geneva NY, Breweries in Geneva NY, Finger Lakes Accommodations, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels|

While New York’s Finger Lakes region has become synonymous with “world-class wine country,” the nation’s rising craft beer scene has officially arrived here in beautiful Geneva, NY. In fact, several of the most popular Seneca Lake breweries are just a short jaunt from Belhurst Castle. Despite the fact that we were recently named a “World’s Best Wine Hotel” by Wine Enthusiast, the savvy, ultra-talented staff at Belhurst Castle knew that the recent uptick in brewing popularity is not just a fad—craft beer is here to stay. Thus, we introduced Mabel's Oat Soda Co., the newest Geneva brewery. The Top [...]

14 07, 2019

The Best Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes

2019-11-14T21:02:21+00:00Finger Lakes Accommodations, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels, Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes, Wineries near Geneva NY|

There are dozens of jaw-dropping waterfalls scattered throughout New York’s Finger Lakes. In fact, “waterfalling” is one of the most popular activities in this beautiful region aside from vineyard tours, grape pie tastings, and casual dining. We’ve compiled a handy list of our four favorite waterfalls in the Finger Lakes, based on personal experience and customer feedback. These Western New York waterfalls range in size, quantity, and accessibility. Occasionally, the scenic adventure to the waterfall is just as much fun as the final payoff. The ideal place to start and finish your adventurous day-trip is Belhurst Castle, a one-of-a-kind [...]

14 06, 2019

Splash into Summer with These Finger Lakes Activities

2019-11-14T21:11:14+00:00Best Restaurants in Geneva NY, Finger Lakes Accommodations, Finger Lakes Activities, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels|

Summer is finally here to stay at Belhurst Castle, a one-of-a-kind romantic getaway located in New York’s jaw-dropping Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes region is known for its vineyards, waterfalls, hiking trails, and fall foliage, but several water-based adventures will help you beat the heat this summer. Our luxurious waterfront castle is a short drive from all of the top-rated Finger Lakes activities, such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. Whether you’re hoping to board a relaxing cruise ship, paddle along Canandaigua Lake, or splash inside a nearby waterpark, you’ll quickly discover the allure of a midsummer water-filled escape [...]

14 04, 2019

A Spring Wedding at Belhurst Castle

2019-11-14T21:25:21+00:00Finger Lakes Accommodations, Finger Lakes Lodging, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels, Wineries near Geneva NY|

When it comes to Finger Lakes Weddings, nothing compares to our historic Belhurst Castle; it’s the perfect spot for a fairytale wedding on Seneca Lake. We’ll make this a memorable wedding in a cozy atmosphere with no venue fee, delightful food, and distinguished service. Between our three hotels, two restaurants, winery, as well as our full-service Spa and Salon, to ensure you have the wedding of your dream in the Finger Lakes. Belhurst Castle offers more than just Finger Lakes lodging, and we also provide the magical setting of a Castle on the lake and all the amenities you’ll [...]

13 04, 2019

All Aboard! 3 Unique Seneca Lake Boat Tours

2020-04-30T19:30:37+00:00Finger Lakes Accommodations, Finger Lakes Activities, Seneca Lake Hotels, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Things to Do in the Finger Lakes|

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s finally time to turn our attention to summer’s splendor. As the temperatures continue to rise and the Finger Lake wilderness jolts back to life, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers set their sights on Seneca Lake. On the north end of Seneca Lake lies Geneva, NY, a quintessential harbor town filled with ice cream shops, local wineries, and the prettiest castle in the state. On the lake’s southern reach rests Watkins Glen State Park, a spellbinding natural wonder. We like to think that Geneva (and beautiful Belhurst Castle, for that matter) offers an idyllic blend [...]

14 02, 2019

The Story of Castle Belhurst

2019-11-14T21:39:49+00:00Breweries in Geneva NY, Finger Lakes Accommodations, Finger Lakes Lodging, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels|

Standing proudly on the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva New York, Belhurst Castle boasts the beauty of the original designs of architects Fuller & Wheeler. We invite you to take a step back in time to learn about this legendary castle and how it became the beautiful hotel we know today. Once a private home, Belhurst Castle is now a wonderful property that features three hotels, two restaurants, a Spa & Salon, as well as our prestigious Belhurst Estate Winery. For more information about the history of our town visit the Geneva History Museum. History of the Belhurst [...]

14 01, 2019

A Romantic Escape to Geneva NY

2019-11-14T21:45:21+00:00Finger Lakes Activities, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Things to Do in the Finger Lakes|

Valentine's Day is almost here, so if you're still looking to impress your sweetheart with a unique gift,  book a trip to Belhurst. Every girl dreams of a romantic getaway in a castle with their prince charming. We can help you make this romantic getaway to the shore of Seneca Lake. Private Accommodations Overlooking Seneca Lake At Belhurst, we have three unique hotels to accommodate all your needs. Choose to stay in our Castle Chambers or one of our three private cottages. You could also book Vinifera Inn, our modern hotel which offers stunning views of Seneca Lake. If [...]

14 12, 2018

Christmas and New Year’s at Belhurst Castle

2019-11-14T21:50:19+00:00Finger Lakes Accommodations, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Things to Do in the Finger Lakes|

If you’re looking for a spontaneous Christmas getaway to celebrate the holidays, Belhurst Castle is the spot for you. We offer a historical haven for you to experience a magical Christmas in Geneva New York. Throughout your stay, you’ll get a chance to see winter in Geneva, enjoy delicious dining, and visit our Winery & Gift Shop all in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Holidays in Geneva New York Experience the magic of Christmas and create lifelong memories with loved ones as you travel to Geneva NY. From quaint shops, like Geneva Antique Co-op, to great restaurants, [...]