My boyfriend and I spent an amazing, romantic couple of days at a beautiful castle–CASTLE, FOR CHRISSAKES–on the Finger Lakes. Belhurst Castle, located right along Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY, is a gorgeous spot for couples. The rooms are huge and lovely; mine had a lake view and a fireplace, and a jacuzzi complete with a complementary rubber duckie.
The spa was amazing (ask for Lindie), the winery was impressive (try the Cabernet Franc). The restaurant…meh (my steak was cooked correctly but the vegetables were steamed into oblivion, everything needed seasoning and the breakfast was entirely uninspired and unimaginative). However, Geneva has some really good restaurants to choose from nearby (starting with Pure, the Indian place that’s maybe a five minute drive up the road, try the vindaloo and their spicy food is no-joke hot) so it’s no big deal. And the surroundings were extraordinary and facing eastward, which is why I decided it would be in my best interests to get up before the sun and take pictures of a sunrise over Seneca Lake.
This isn’t a decision I make lightly. I enjoy a good sleep far too much.
As this is the sort of blog that provides its own narrative, I’ll let the pictures tell most of the story, with not so much text. All pictures taken on Belhurst grounds, either down at the dock or from the back lawn.