Had lunch at a Buffalo restaurant today & met the roofing contractor who just replaced the roof of the Mansion (within 1 week ago). I lived in the Penn Yan area in 1994 & would frequently take rides by the Mansion, pulling off to the roadside to take in the spectacular view of East/West braches of Keuka Lake, from Bluff Point. The estate was a winery, then an upscale restaurant. Apparently, it has (once again) fallen into disrepair. The roofing crew mentioned they got information to the effect that Esperanza was to become sot of an "assisted living" residence.
Far from its former glory days, this diamond in the rough will need lots of TLC from someone with very "deep pockets"; I'm guess-timating about $1.5-3.0 million to restore
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1838, the Esperanza Mansion has represented the highest level of Greek Revival Architecture in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. It has now been fully restored to its 19th century splendor. Guests may choose from 9 Mansion guest rooms and 21 rooms at The Inn at Experanza. The Esperanza Mansion offers breathtaking views of Keuka Lake and the surrounding countryside, making this the ideal destination for a relaxing Finger Lakes getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Esperanza Mansion Hotel Bluff Point