“Our wonderful atmosphere and our knowledge of things local will make it one of the most delightful and memorable experiences you’ll ever have.”
Without compromising on any amenities or service to our guests, and still
maintaining Magnolia Place’s elegance and quiet ambience of yesteryear, we are excited to add NEW Guiding Principles. We are proud to initiate going GREEN. Our guest soaps are locally made with all natural ingredients. Windows are washed the old-fashioned way with vinegar and water solution. In the kitchen we compost all organic waste and recycle everything we can. While we have always used cloth napkins, paper towels will be used at a minimum. We are asking our guests to join us in saving water and energy by volunteering to hang and re-use their bath towels if they choose. We have built a solar farm and are now produce all of our electricity. We now heat our living, dining and upper parlor with our new pellet stove insert, enabling us to turn off the propane baseboard heat in these areas. You will enjoy sitting in front of the stove enjoying the flames and warmth it gives off on those cold evenings!
To further enhance going GREEN, we will be delighted in continuing to inform our guests of the many ‘non-energy usage’ activities in our beautiful Finger Lakes area…kayaking and sailing on Seneca Lake, swimming and picnicking at our local Clute Park on Seneca, hiking the Watkins Glen State Park gorge, as well as, exploring the 16,036 acres of the Finger lakes National Forest practically in our backyard with trails in the summer for hiking and picnicking, and snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter.
Information has always been available for our guests on local artisans who hand-make or hand-craft articles of wood, fiber, and clay and other sustainable materials. As part of an agri-tourism movement in our rural countryside, we will direct you to the many farms, apple, peach and cherry orchards and vegetable gardens during the season, which offer hand-picking and road side produce much of it organically grown. Try our local dairy farm cheeses, and of course concord GRAPES in late summer.
GREEN is part of our Guiding Principles, our guests are our motivation!