Belhurst Castle

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Belhurst Castle
Belhurst Castle.jpg
Belhurst_Castle, July 2007
Belhurst Castle is located in New York
Belhurst Castle
Belhurst Castle is located in the US
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
Area 23.5 acres (9.5 ha)
Built 1888 (1888)-1892
Architect Fuller & Wheeler
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 86003728[1]
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 noted architects Fuller & Wheeler and built between 1888 and 1892. 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]:2

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.[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ a b Belhurst webpage
  • Sakmyster, David. The Belhurst Story. New York: iUniverse, 2003.