Keuka Made consists of three houses at 718 East Lake Road:
Sunny Maple - A full-time year round vacation rental right on the water with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Shady Oak - A summer seasonal cottage with steps down to the water primarily used by our family, but sometimes available as a stand-alone rental or an add-on to Sunny Maple.
The Keuka Made House - A year-round home with 2 full kitchens and two full baths available to groups of up to 10 quilters and crafters from September to May.
Sunny Maple is a modern year-round home with heating and central air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, ample parking and a 40 foot patio directly on Keuka Lake. Great for up to three couples or a family any time of year. Available for Saturday to Saturday full weeks in the summer and with a two night minimum in the off season.
We met in college, where a sewing machine took up precious dorm room space in Marie’s suite and Dave’s closet was entirely usurped for a dark room setup. We were married in the Finger Lakes in 2004 and bought our first lake house (shack) that same year. We have always loved creating and more recently Marie began Keuka Blue Gifts, an Etsy shop offering Finger Lakes gifts. Keuka Made is the merging of two of our favorite things – Keuka Lake and making.
When this property became available in 2020, we knew it was meant to be. It's the lake compound we’ve always dreamed of for our three growing boys with plenty of space to host our family and friends throughout the lake season, as well as a vacation rental. We both teach and spend full summers on Keuka, with our permanent home not far away in Corning, NY.
One of the most exciting things about this property is the amazing space it provides for gathering to create with a stunning view of the most beautiful of the finger lakes. We love to entertain, to create, and to share this special place with others and have been looking for the perfect place to host craft retreats. Keuka Made brings it all together! We can’t wait to host groups up to 16 to quilt, scrapbook, knit, or just visit in the heart of the finger lakes with stunning Keuka views.
The name Keuka Made is a play on the Keuka Maid dinner boat that docked in Hammondsport years ago and a nod to the quilters, crafters, and makers who visit us in the off season to create. One of my earliest memories is a very special birthday lunch on the Maid with my mom, my aunt, and both my grandmothers. We all had close birthdays; mine fell right between my two grandmothers who were 2 days apart. Keuka has stolen our hearts and we look forward to helping make it your happy place, too.