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About Steamboat Castle B&B

About Us

Ginny and JamieGinny had a dream...and Jamie built it!!

As natives of Penn Yan, both Ginny and Jamie had a desire to return to the area after living and working away from the Finger Lakes.  Ginny grew up just a mile down the road from Steamboat Castle and always admired the building, and dreamed about living in it someday.  Jamie is in the construction business and used his skills on the renovation.  They wanted to create a place that focused on relaxation and enjoyment of all that the lake has to offer... come and stay, maybe you'll be hooked as much as they are!

Samantha, our 6-year-old beagle, will be certain to welcome you with her wagging tail and smiles!  If you are traveling with your animal, we would be happy to provide you with a list of area boarding facilities. 

About the Beach

You'll find two beaches, separated by a stone wall, on the 125' of lake frontage which is just a few steps away from the house.  Enjoy the lake by taking a plunge off the dock or gradually walking in via the gently sloping shore.  For your enjoyment, canoes and kayaks are available. 

History of Steamboat Castle B&B

In the early 1900s the house was built as a "tourist home", a place where vacationers would come to enjoy the scenic views of Keuka Lake and enjoy the steamboats passing by carrying either cargo of grapes or passengers.  The story goes that the lakefront of the house was built to resemble the prow of a steamboat.

Historic Steamboat CastleSteamboats were an important part of the history of Keuka Lake, operating from 1835-1922, for the purpose of carrying freight and transporting passengers.  During this timeframe, Steamboat Castle was built to resemble a steamboat.  The house was originally called Crescent Castle and was a tourist home, accommodating summer vacationers.  Current renovations were completed in 2013.

Over the years some modernization occurred, but in 2013 a complete remodeling of the house was accomplished and has brought the home back to the grand place it once was!