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15 08, 2020

Journey through the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

2020-10-02T22:44:21+00:00Best Restaurants in Geneva NY, Breweries in Geneva NY, Finger Lakes Activities, Finger Lakes Lodging, Geneva NY, Seneca Lake Hotels, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Things to Do in the Finger Lakes, Wineries near Geneva NY|

Wine is delicious year-round, and it always seems to taste better on vacation. On your next trip to the Geneva, NY, area, consider dedicating an afternoon to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This wine trail is a true oenophile’s journey, with stops at each unique winery in the area. Whether you want to visit purely for the wine trail and visit all of the wineries or if you just want to spend an afternoon tasting, we created a guide to some of our favorite wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. All are located near Belhurst Castle. You’re not far [...]

13 02, 2020

Isabella Spa & Salon: The Best Finger Lakes Spa

2020-04-29T12:21:22+00:00Finger Lakes Activities, Finger Lakes in Winter, Finger Lakes Spa, Things to Do in Geneva NY, Wedding Venues in Geneva NY|

Belhurst Castle’s old-world charm, Romanesque Revival architecture, and Medina sandstone make up the history of the three-story marvel. Guests have prompt access to many upscale conveniences, such as gourmet cuisine, a vino tasting room, and, of course, an array of soothing spa services. In fact, the on-site Isabella Spa & Salon has evolved into the premier Finger Lakes spa, thanks to a team of well-traveled, certified massage therapists. The spa is named after a beautiful Italian opera singer and a star-cross lover with ties to the castle, as legend has it. As you can imagine, Isabella Spa & Salon allures [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]