About Us

A MESSAGE FROM THE INNKEEPERS…

We invite you to come plan your  vacation on the shores of Seneca Lake in beautiful Finger Lakes wine country.

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We have owned our property since 1986. We purchased it after exploring several locations in the Finger Lakes area and on Lake Ontario. Seneca Lake in particular appealed to us because of its size, central location and the beautiful , surrounding  vineyards.  After purchase, we camped on the property for several years. Then we  began to consider a plan to build a Seneca Lake vacation retreat to enjoy vacations and weekend getaways with our large family, and with friends.  In 1995 our dream was realized when we built our original lake house – a smaller version of the beautiful home it has grown to become.

After our vacation home was completed, we spent more and more time at Seneca. We continued to grow  in our appreciation and excitement for the entire Finger Lakes Region, and particularly the beautiful Seneca Lake/Dundee, NY area.   We began dreaming of our property as a year round residence and also  began envisioning offering hospitality even to those we had not yet met. We moved to Seneca Lake the same year the construction began on the expansion.

The vacation rental option was born after several guests who had stayed in the apartments had asked if we would consider it for a longer stay. We now offer the traditional bed and breakfast option as well as two 600 square foot apartments where a rental  is available for three nights or more, with optional housekeeping. Guests also  provide their own breakfasts in our beautifully equipped kitchens,  resulting in a lower rate and an additional savings because NY State Sales Tax does not apply on vacation rentals. Both apartments are spacious with beautiful lake views and access,   fully equipped  kitchens,  private entrances and private patios. The property also includes 200 feet of lake,  a large dock to sit out on, kayaks, a paddle boat, and a fire pit on the beach.

Our property  is a labor of love for us.  It is such a luxury to be secluded in the woods, on a hillside, with glistening Seneca Lake  on our eastern front, and our courtyard and garden on the hill to the west.  Approximately sixty  wineries surround  the lake, and the area is a paradise for those foodies who love great restaurants.

Each year hundreds of new visitors  discover the Finger Lakes and many also discover Sunrise Landing. They  join our many returning guests, some who have been coming for years.

Many of our guests ask what we did before we became innkeepers. We raised a family of five children, all of which are now married and have children of their own – giving us twelve grandchildren. Barbara worked for years as a clinical social worker, and Bob has a design/engineering background and has worked for years in sales. He  co-owns a business in Rochester, Triline Automation Corporation. with one of our sons and  works there a couple of days a week.

We invite you to come and enjoy all Sunrise Landing has to offer. Whether you come to visit the world class wineries, to hike the Watkins Glen Gorge,  to view the spectacular scenery, be a spectator or driver at Watkins Glen International, or for some of the many other attractions –  we will do all we can to assure that your visit to the Finger Lakes will be one you won’t forget.

Your Hosts –

Bob and Barbara Schiesser