Belhurst_Castle, July 2007
|Location||Lochland Rd., Geneva, New York|
|Area||23.5 acres (9.5 ha)|
|Architect||Fuller & Wheeler|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||86003728|
|Added to NRHP||January 29, 1987|
Belhurst Castle is a former private residence on the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York. It was designed by architects Fuller & Wheeler and built between 1885 and 1889. The three-story, nine bay wide Romanesque Revival style mansion is constructed of Medina sandstone. It has a slate gable roof, one-story solarium, and four rectangular stone chimneys. It features projecting porches, bays, towers with conical and pyramidal roofs, eyebrow windows, and a porte cochere with Syrian arch.:2
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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Nancy Todd (October 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Belhurst Castle" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs
- Belhurst webpage
- Sakmyster, David. The Belhurst Story. New York: iUniverse, 2003.
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