A charming, 1920's country getaway house with interesting architecture that includes original stained glass, woodwork, and light fixtures. Guests are posting rave reviews about freshly prepared signature breakfast dishes. Recipes are created using local, healthy produce and cater to all eating styles including traditional American and European, as well as Vegetarian and Gluten-free selections. Five spacious, clean and airy guest rooms with private, new baths, A/C,TV, WiFi, hairdryer, and iron, allow for the most comfortable stay. The house has proven to be most enjoyable for groups of friends or family reunions, as well as the perfect choice for a honymoon or anniversary celebrations. Enjoy views of the lake, sunrises, and gardens from two floors of wrap verandas. Make 1922 Starkey House your Seneca Lake Bed & Breakfast “home base” that is a short hop to Seneca, Keuka, and Cayuga Lake wine trails, museums, Watkins Glen auto racing, or many farm, cultural, or music festivals. If you are looking for “over the top” breakfasts, clean accommodations, beautiful lake country views, a perfect central location, and warm hospitality, historic 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is your perfect next place to stay in the Finger Lakes.
4.8 on May 29, 2017
My husband and I needed a serene one night weekend get away and we found it at the 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. We rented the Veranda Room so we had a private bath and veranda porch looking over Seneca Lake. We are avid hikers so the Inn's close proximity to Watkins Glenn Park and Montour Falls Historical loop were perfect. We enjoyed being out of the hustle and bustle of town in the quiet of the country just north of Watkins Glen. We could smell the fresh lake air and listen to the birds and small wild life. The house has a warm charm, our room was cozy, and Cathy, the host, really cared our first experience in the area was memorable. Not only is she an amazing breakfast cook, she is a wealth of knowledge for the best quality spots especially for homemade cheese and organic goods. Our whole experience was so positive we certainly will be repeat patrons!
4.8 on March 28, 2017
My wife and I loved our getaway to the Starkey House in the wonderful finger My wife and I loved our March weekend getaway at the Starkey House bed and breakfast. The room was great, the hostess wonderful and the breakfast delicious. Looking forward to returning in warm weather.
5 on December 19, 2016
This was our second visit to 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast. When the innkeeper, Cathy, said, "Welcome home" to us as we entered, we couldn't help but smile and feel like we really were home. Cathy pays close attention to detail, makes the most wonderful breakfasts and treats, and keeps the rooms sparkling clean and comfortable. She is very friendly and quite knowledgeable about the area. We really can't think of another place we'd rather stay.
4.6 on November 15, 2016
Very cozy and relaxing place. A bit random location, but it actually works very well if you are looking to unplug. It is conveniently located to both Seneca and Keuka Lakes. Cathy is a great host, and a wonderful breakfast chef! I would love to return and will definitely recommend to others looking to get away for a weekend.
5 on November 04, 2016
Having been raised in the Starkey area, it was delightful to return to a childhood memory when we, as children, would ride in Mr. Clapper's old pick up truck in the late '40s from Lakemont to the train station in front of the Starkey House B&B for the daily mail drop as the afternoon train slowly passed by as the mail pouch was tossed onto the wagon. Then back in the pickup and off to the PO in Lakemont where the PostMistress sorted the mail. The Starkey RR Station and the crossings at the Starkey House have so much history, yet many stories can be told from this beautiful front porch or under the walnut trees. After a very comfortable sleep with no 10:00 p.m.train whistles of our chiche pie, we were served a delicious breakfast of homemade chiche and trimmings on the porch over looking the fall colors framing Seneca Lake. Cathy has been a delightful hostess on both visits to The Finger Lakes and plan to return for Colors and Wine next year. Other guests seemed to be delighted with Cathy's suggestions of places to eat or visit. Many were new to me, but saved for next time and a return to many childhood memories.
Thank you for telling about your fond memories in such picturesque detail. They add to the nostalgia of the house and this particular area of Seneca Lake. Yes, this was one of the great hubs of activity and the people, unlike yourself have, in most cases forgotten about it or have gone on. I am so pleased that you returned and I always love hearing more stories to add to the larger Starkey Corners history. I look forward to your return. Your sincere friend, Cathy Moskal
- Cathy Moskal, Owner and Host (innkeeper)
4.0 on November 01, 2016
Cathy was an outstanding hostess! Our stay at the 1922 Starkey House was very relaxing and felt right at home. Cathy's breakfast and afternoon snacks were delicious.
Thanks for taking the time to write here. The word "outstanding" that you have included always tell me that I did something right and the way it was planned to make your stay the best! Sincerely, Cathy
- Cathy Moskal, Owner and Host (innkeeper)
4.8 on October 31, 2016
Thanks to Cathy (and Arlene)for a wonderful weekend with my college friends in a very homey atmosphere with delicious breakfasts, cozy rooms and pleasant conversation. Thanks for the coupons and suggestions for where to go. We enjoyed ourselves immensely!!
Guests these days really want to have proper guidance about the places to go, see, eat, etc. of the area. I am lucky, in that I am able to pass on to you all of that from my own vantage point and also from the opinions of others (hundreds per year) that stay at the Starkey House. I always ask for feedback, not only on what I provide during your getaway, but on what your restaurant, museum, winery, brewery, and other experiences have been so that future visitors may benefit. Thanks for your words here and for taking the time. Cathy
- Cathy Moskal, Owner and Host (innkeeper)
5 on October 24, 2016
Perfect bed and breakfast on the Seneca Lake wine trail. The food was outstanding, locally sourced, and made with care. I highly recommend.
Your review is much appreciated! I look forward to hosting you again. Guest say that this location is the best, being right in the middle of all the region offers, but quietly placed in the country where you can get a good night's sleep! Cathy
- Cathy Moskal, Owner and Host (innkeeper)
3.8 on October 18, 2016
Cathy was an awesome host. She gave us a lot of information about the area, as well as the history of her home. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was amazing.
5 on September 25, 2016
We recently stayed 3 nights and it is a wonderful place to stay, very clean, quite and comfortable. Cathy made you feel special from the minute you arrived, and is very knowledgeable on the area and could easily recommend things to do or places to see/eat/drink. Her love of cooking and use of local ingredients showed in everything she prepared for breakfast and presented it beautifully. Each night we would sit on the porch, take in the beautiful view, sip a glass of wine and relax. We would highly recommend this B & B. - J & J from MN
Your recommendation and kind review are much appreciated. I do hope to see you again! It is beautiful here any time of year, and I am opened throughout the winter, except for a couple of weeks when I am away. Cathy
- Cathy Moskal (innkeeper)
Enter this sweet, romantic first floor bedroom through lovely French Doors. Hide away to a romantic spot to relax on a Queen-sized bed made up with crisp, country-fresh linens. Get refreshed in your ensuite bath that has a shower for two, and separate toilette room. There is a table for two, perfect for your morning coffee spot. You will have access to the 1st floor,front Veranda where you will take in garden views as well as morning sunrises over Seneca Lake. A mirrored armoire, reading lamps, A/C, WiFI access, TV, iron, and hairdryer are included.
The sweet, romantic Catalpa Room is tucked quietly in the northeast corner of the 2nd floor in a private area of an L-shaped hall. It boasts romantic and plush comfort with a queen size bed and soft linens. Enjoy colorful morning sunrises over Seneca Lake. Included are mirrored dresser, sitting area, and walk-in closet. Enjoy your private, spacious bathroom with tub and shower, just two steps out of your room, for your use only. The only room offered at this time with a soak tub and shower. Includes TV, A/C, hair dryer, iron, WiFi access.
A spacious two-room suite provides private Veranda spaces for Seneca Lake views, morning sunrises and evening sunsets! Nestle in a grand King-size bed tucked with fresh, country linens. Enjoy the convenience of a new bath with double-size shower. In addition, there is adjoining casual den/lounge with slider doors that lead to a private porch with lake views. It can also provide extra sleep space for others needing a seperate space. The King bed in main room can be split into two singles if needed. The room is designed for two people or one couple. Ample-sized closet, full-length mirror, dresser, end tables with lamps, couch, chairs, table for two on deck with extra chairs. TV, A/C, Adjustable room heater, Wi-Fi access, hairdryer, iron
The Sycamore Room . . . a sweet and romantic, fresh and inviting room provides a country quiet sleep. Views of the yard and gardens, a quaint, old gazebo that is being restored and a majestic, 100 year old Sycamore tree are in view from the windows. Relax in luxury on a comfortable Queen bed made up with soft, sun-dried country linens. The Sycamore Room has a newer, very spacious, heated bath with shower for two. The room offers a closet, dresser, two end tables with reading lamps and two end chairs. Includes A/C, TV, Wi-Fi access, hairdryer, iron, all towels, fragrance-free soaps and shampoos.
The Veranda View, a secluded getaway . . . the largest room at 1922 Starkey House. Escape to quiet, relaxing comfort on your private veranda to take in Seneca Lake breezes and colorful morning sunrises. Sleep in comfort on a Queen bed tucked with soft, fresh linens. A new, heated bath with shower is located ensuite. The room includes end tables with reading lamps, sitting chair, mirrored armoire, and dresser. There is a faux fireplace for heating and ambiance during chilly nights. Includes TV, A/C, WiFi access, hairdryer, and iron
Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 80 miles
1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast is located 12 miles north of Watkins Glen along the west side of Seneca Lake just off Rt.14. The NY State Thruway is 27 miles north via Geneva from Rt.14. Visitors from the NY/NJ area can follow Route 17 west through Binghamton and exit to Rt.14N from Horseheads through Watkins Glen. From Philadelphia take the Northeast Ext.of the PA Turnpike to Clarks Summit, then Rt. 81N to Binghamton, then follow Rt.17W as stated above to Horseheads/Watkins Glen. Follow Rt.14North along the west side of Seneca Lake about 12 miles to Dundee Starkey Road. Make a left of Dundee Starkey and go about 1/8th of a mile. The house is on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Center of Finger Lakes Wine region including artisan cheese farms, Summer/Fall Harvest Festivals, distilleries/microbreweries, Watkins Glen Motor Sports, Seneca/Keuka/Cayuga Wine Trails, Waterfalls/Nature Photo opportunity at Watkins Glen State Park, museums such as the Corning Museum of Glass., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Homestay
Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Fireplace in Living Room, Fridge in Dining Room, WiFi Access throughout, Bathroom Heaters, Some rooms with porch access, Verandas for breakfast during warm months. Large TV/DVD in common area for groups watching sports/movies.
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, wine trails, artisan cheese trails, museums, Watkins Glen motor sports, music and art, local farm markets, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Polish, English, French
Cats , none
Cathy loves to share her passion for fresh, locally produced foods, gardening,cooking,the arts,music, and her beautifully appointed country home for comfort and relaxation. Her blog "Passionate in the Finger Lakes" tells all about it. She loves her family and friends. She has two special cats named Bibs and Bear.
Freshly made from local meats, poultry, produce
Low fat , Vegetarian meatless, vegan, gluten-free by request
Crisp, thin, and deliciously golden, rolled with cream cheese filling, or berries. These scrumptious delicate pancakes are hand made and can be topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or other available fruits from my garden or local farm markets. Crepes can served alone or along with an egg dish of the day. They are especially delicious accompanied by herbal teas or freshly ground and brewed coffee.