Category Archives: Points of Interest

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During the summer of 2019 our predecessors at the Inn took time out to visit Graycliff, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home that’s located just south of Buffalo, NY.  Built for Isabelle Martin between 1926 and 1931, it’s located on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie. The property offers impressive views of the lake and the Buffalo skyline …

Over the years, many of our guests have discovered that the Finger Lakes region is not only home to award winning wineries and breweries, but is also a virtually untapped resource for collectors and antique enthusiasts.  Barely a day goes by that we aren’t handing out some of the local “Antique” brochures and circling some …

The underlying story of boutique wineries in the Finger Lakes is full of visionaries from other parts of the world and these individual personalities create the depth and dimension of the wine being offered here in the region.  These winemakers not only bring their wine acumen with them, but their enthusiasm, energy, and family history …

Housed in the historic Taylor Wine Company complex, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum (FLBM) will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year here in Hammondsport, NY.  Even though the physical museum is just five years old, the considerable efforts of its founders, a group of dedicated antique boating enthusiasts, have been going on for over 20 years.  …

Everyone has heard of Niagara Falls, and many of us have been there or even felt its spray. Historically, Thomas Jefferson always wanted to see them in person, and, in fact, had a painting of Niagara Falls in his home, Monticello.  Although he made several trips to Europe, Jefferson never made it into the frontier to see …

With over 10,000 fascinating places on the list, the Atlas Obscura offers the curious and interested a reference point for exploration, both in their own back yard and across the globe.  We are proud to announce that the T.M. Younglove Octagon House, and home to The Black Sheep Inn and Spa, has been added to …