Then and Now: 1850 to 2019
Grape farming has been in this region since the early 1800’s. It wasn’t until 1860 that the Pleasant Valley Winery was established. It was quickly followed by a number of others and wineries became the long term industry in this area. Mr. Charles D. Champlin was a founding member, and first President, of the Pleasant Valley Winery; today it remains the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes and the first winery in the United States to be Bonded after prohibition.
According to our home’s Abstract, several generations of the Champlin family have lived in this beautiful house from 1863 to the 1960’s. It then passed to a few other owners and it was showing its age. Within the past ten years it was lovingly restored and it is once again a prominent house in the community.
We bought the house in 2017, made some accommodations, and created a Bed & Breakfast Inn so that we could share this beautiful home and its history with others.
We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hosting our guests and we hope to host you soon as well.
We look forward to your stay.