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Belhurst Castle

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The exterior of Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York


Belhurst Castle

The Turret Suite at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York

While castles may be a European specialty, it's not essential for travelers to leave the U.S. simply to enjoy a turret or two with their wine country holiday. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Belhurst Castle sits on Seneca Lake in New York's Finger Lakes wine region. This beautiful stone building dates back to the 1880s and offers fourteen guest chambers with details that range from fireplaces to stained glass windows. Our favorite detail, though, is the complimentary wine spigot on the second floor, where guests can sample Belhurst wines produced in partnership with area winemakers. Activities for oenophiles range from wine tastings to seasonal wine and food pairings. Additional luxuries on this lavish estate include Isabella Spa, Edgars for steak and seafood, Stonecutters tavern with outdoor tables overlooking the lake, and two additional accommodations, including a historic Georgian Revival farm mansion.

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