Belhurst Castle

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Belhurst Castle
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Belhurst Castle is located in New York
Belhurst Castle
Location Lochland Rd., Geneva, New York
Coordinates 42°50′18″N 76°58′39″W / 42.83833°N 76.97750°W / 42.83833; -76.97750Coordinates: 42°50′18″N 76°58′39″W / 42.83833°N 76.97750°W / 42.83833; -76.97750
Built 1888
Architect Fuller,Albert W.
Architectural style Other, Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86003728
Added to NRHP January 29, 1987[1]

Belhurst Castle is a former private residence on the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York.

Architect Albert W. Fuller designed the imposing stone mansion in the Romanesque Revival style, popular in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

Supplemented by modern facilities, Belhurst Castle has been adapted for hotel and retail uses. It holds a hotel with three choices of lodging (Vinifera Inn, Chambers in the Castle, and White Springs Manor); two ballrooms to host weddings, two restaurants (Edgar's Restaurant and Stonecutters); spa, and a winery.

Belhurst Castle has previously been used as a speakeasy during Prohibition, casino, and supper club. Edgar's restaurant is a formal dining restaurant (but it does not enforce a dress code); it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stonecutters is more eclectic and a more relaxing atmosphere.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  • Sakmyster, David. The Belhurst Story. New York: iUniverse, 2003.

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