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Exceptional Two-Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, living area

Explore the Finger Lakes' natural scenery, hiking trails and gorges, wineries, breweries, and historic attractions from this newly-renovated Main Street apartment. There are two bedrooms: a master with a king bed and ensuite bathroom, and a second bedroom with a queen bed. Between the two bedrooms is a large open living space that includes an open-plan kitchen with island seating, a dining area for four, a seating area for four, a desk/work area and a second full bathroom. Original 19th-century pine floors have been restored throughout the apartment. The apartments are located above a highly-rated specialty coffee bar.

Chris Wright
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Chris Wright

The Wright family has roots in the Penn Yan area dating back to the early 1800s. We have owned a cottage on Keuka Lake since the 1950s, and it has been a center of gravity for our family for years even as many of us have moved to distant cities throughout the U.S. As our family has grown we have created additional living space in close proximity to the lake. This space allows us to continue to spend time comfortably together each year on Keuka Lake. We're delighted to share this vacation home with others.

Chris Wright purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Chris Wright chose Keuka Lake

On the northern shore of Keuka Lake, Penn Yan is an historic Finger Lakes village in the early stages of a renaissance. Sheridan House is one or two blocks from several new attractions including a wine bar, brew pub, vintage candy store, art gallery and crossfit gym. These complement nearby establishments such as the Penn Yan Diner and Morgan's Grocery.

What makes this apartment unique

First constructed in the 1870's, the property was operated by John Sheridan as the Sheridan House Hotel. During the 20th century various retail businesses occupied the first floor with residential tenants occupying the second floor. By the 21st century the building had undergone many interior changes and had endured a fair amount of neglect. In 2014-2015 we executed a major interior and exterior renovation of the building and resurrected the Sheridan House name. We hope our guests enjoy the result as much as we do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Penn Yan on Yates County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Turkish bath towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Canopy bed, memory foam, down comforter, two pillow types
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam, down comforter, two pillow types
  • All linens provided. Aerobed available.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Exceptional Two-Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of the Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

We had a wonderful time in the area and coming home to this beautiful home made the stay perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This home is exceptional. The detail to design is beautiful. It was very clean, and included so many amenities to make you feel welcome. There's coffee pods, paper towels, tissues, soap, etc. We would stay there again in a heart beat

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for 3 Sisters Thanksgiving trip

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Penn Yan. Beautiful, comfortable apartment, equipped with everything we needed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner! Easy to navigate from Penn Yan to surrounding restaurants and wineries. Chris was quick to respond to any questions that arose during our stay. Would be happy to return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location, will stay again!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect space for two couples on a weekend away - it looked like a space straight out of Pottery Barn. Cozy, well-kept and very welcoming. We can't wait to stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for the weekend with another couple to see the fall foliage. We had a wonderful time. The apartment is beautifully decorated (just like in the pictures) and absolutely immaculate. It really could not have been cleaner - it almost looked as if all of the appliances and fixtures were brand new and hadn't been used at all. The beds are awesome, so comfortable! I appreciated the extra little things that were there. For example, we did cook in the kitchen, and while we were expecting cookware, flatware, etc., I found little things I wasn't expecting too...I thought having some spices in the cabinets was a nice touch.

The location is great as well. We did seem to be central to the everything we wanted to do, and even wound up spending some time in the candy shop on the ground floor below the apartment. This was our first experience using HomeAway to rent a vacation property, and it was perfectly smooth. Chris responded to our request to book the apartment in less than 5 minutes, and checking in/out took almost no effort...even less than being at a hotel. We'd absolutely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Penn Yan

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for the weekend at the Sheridon House, and had a fantastic time. The apartment was super clean, had everything we needed, and we were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine (nice touch). The location was an excellent location for walking to the many wonderful shops and restaurants nearby. We would happily stay here again. We love the attention to detail.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Penn Yan!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Finger Lakes wine region and we had a great time. Our accommodations in the downtown second level apartment met the needs for two couples. Chris has stocked the apartment with all the basic needs from coffee pods in the kitchen to the little extras in the bathroom. The beds were very comfortable and with no outside noise we all slept very well. The apartment is in an older building but with a new kitchen, new appliances and with all necessary utensils it met all our needs. The location was within walking distance of several restaurants, Timmy G's, Keuka (right across the street) and the Water Street Wine bar. We spent a wonderful evening at the wine bar sampling area wine and tapas! Chris was great during the rental process and the apartment met all our needs. Also there was a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us after a long day of driving, which we greatly appreciated! We will certainly return when we visit the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester International Airport (ROC)
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Station Rochester (ROC)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Penn Yan Diner

Located at the northern end of Keuka Lake at the center of the Finger Lakes wine region.

Several craft breweries and distilleries in close proximity.

Keuka College less than 10 minutes away.

Windmill Farm and Craft Market 10 minutes away.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges 20 minutes away.

Waterloo Premium Outlets 30 minutes away.

Watkins Glen 30 minutes away.

Canandaigua 30 minutes away.

Corning Museum of Glass less than an hour away.

Rochester one hour away.

Syracuse just over an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment on Penn Yan, Finger Lakes

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Summer & Fall Foliage
5 May 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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