Chautauqua Heights Manor & Cottage
Offered for sale at $1,750,000
Historic Chautauqua Heights Manor sits on a private 21-acre estate located in the heart of Chautauqua County in Western New York, just minutes from Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake. The Manor features 9 formal bedrooms + 2 additional bedrooms located in The Cellar apartment beneath The Manor, 8 bathrooms, 4 gourmet kitchens/kitchenettes, 3 large dining rooms, 9+ entertaining areas, a lovely library, 2 spacious covered porches, and too many “flex” spaces to list. Multiple rooms boast lake views, and all are comfortable and welcoming, decorated in a variety of themes that pay homage to the area or the history of the home.
On the estate, you'll find expansive lawns, acres of wooded trails, a fire pit, grass tennis court, a space for outdoor lawn games, and an English garden with an in-ground pool, as well as numerous out-buildings and an additional 1,464 sq. ft. 3-bed/2-bath home currently referred to as The Cottage. This historic inn turned modern-day vacation rental has been recently refurbished in an eclectic mix of historic and modern design and is currently operating as a successful wedding/event/retreat venue and luxury Airbnb. Guests love sitting on the comfortable covered porches overlooking the expansive lawns, serene woods, and views of the gorgeous Chautauqua Lake. These outdoor living spaces are perfect for dining, general relaxing, or even as a gathering space for retreat break-away groups or families.
The Cottage at Chautauqua Heights Manor, a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home w/ its own private driveway, just a short walk through a wooded path to The Manor. As income-generating property, the privacy of The Cottage can perfectly accommodate larger groups or families who desire more seclusion. For weddings, The Cottage offers a perfect space for the groom/groomsmen while the bride/bridesmaids can stay in The Manor. Or as the property owner, you could live in the Cottage or the Cellar while generating income from the rental of the Manor house & the rest of the property.
The Manor also features an additional private apartment beneath the main house, currently referred to as the Cellar. This garden-level 2 bed/1 bath apt. has a private entrance through an arbor replete w/ climbing flowers, and features an open-concept living area, large windows, plenty of recessed lighting, bead-board ceilings, plush carpets, and rustic farmhouse decor that make it a warm and inviting space. The kitchen features full-size fridge/freezer, stove, and oven, while the bathroom houses an oversized standup shower. This apartment makes an ideal income-generating rental & could be marketed as a luxury weekend getaway or even as an alternate bridal suite for weddings!
Chautauqua Heights Manor is currently operating very successfully as a luxury Airbnb & elegant event/wedding venue, and while ideally suited to continue in that regard, it also has extreme income potential as a traditional bed and breakfast. With multiple high-end kitchens, historical charm, and ample potential for shared gathering spaces throughout the main Manor house, in addition to the ability to close off most bedrooms as suites complete with private bathrooms, the Manor is the ideal property from which to cater to both local and seasonal Chautauqua clientele as a high-end bed and breakfast. The vast acreage of the estate also allows ample opportunity for further development and expansion should the owner so choose.
Whether you're looking to enjoy the quiet solitude of an upscale lakeview retreat with friends and family, desire to generate income by hosting elegant weddings, events, corporate retreats & getaways, or wish to combine the best of both worlds as a luxury bed and breakfast locale, Chautauqua Heights Manor is designed for year-round enjoyment both as a private residence and an income-generating property.
- Offered for sale at $1,750,000