Welcome to St. Michael's Mission, circa 1925. Come, relax on 50 sprawling & secluded acres. Adjoining 150 acre nature conserve with splendid hiking leads to Hemlock Lake, a privatized & undeveloped finger lake.
St Michael's was originally built as a live in seminary, so the guest rooms of varying size have a dormitory feel with full private baths, and your stay includes a large community kitchen and dining areas.
Taking reservations for solo adventurers, couples, families, big groups.
Located on Mission Rd in Conesus NY, the old St. Michael's Mission is a retired seminary built by and for the Catholic church between 1925 and 1959. During it's peak the school graduated around 400 students, and so you can imagine this as a large facility that has more history than can be shared here.
On the property is a separate home which was originally built in 1940 as a convent and we have been operating this as a guest home since summer 2015, and with great success. (see our other listings) We have now opened the main mission building spaces this year in an effort to save these facilities from the ravages of time. This property, inside and out, is just too spectacular to not be enjoyed. Your stay here will directly benefit these premises and what we are doing here is a bit unprecedented. Won't you join us for a stay and see what strikes you here in this most unique place?
If it appears the dates you desire are booked, do not despair, we can most likely accommodate you. Due to the limitations of some home sharing platforms and how listings are made, we may have a way for you. Please inquire with your specific dates if you seek them, and advise if other alternatives may work as well. We'd be most glad to accommodate everything from solo adventurers to touring groups.
We are renting private rooms within the facility and until our reservation system is perfected on a room by room basis we are in a sense playing luck of the draw on a first come first serve basis and sharing the space based on group size, not on rooms, and we can accommodate a group of almost any size. We have space here that many times anticipating your arrival,you can choose your rooms upon your arrival depending on your needs and desires. Aside from having your private room with full bath, shared spaces typically will include a full kitchen facility with attached dining spaces for groups, self serve laundry equipment, a peaceful mini chapell, and a small library, We also give tours of the facility where you can see what we are working on as well as learn first hand of the history of St. Michael's Mission.
As your host, I reside on the property and am typically on site daily and love to interact with my guests, give tours, talk about the history etc... I also know when it's time to leave the scene and let my guests enjoy their stay. There may also be an extra caretaker on site at any given time to help you with any needs or questions you may have.
Within walking distance is Eagle Crest vineyards which was once part of the mission property and their endeavors wherein the sacramental wines were produced for churches coast to coast and beyond. Though the winery is a separate and private entity today they still make these wonderful wines.
There is plenty of parking on the property, some covered spaces as well. There is a taxi service or two in the area but little to nothing in the way of public transit like buses or trains etc. Travelers would ideally have their own vehicle, though airport pickups for large groups may be available. Please inquire.