Black Dogs Bluff

Rating 4.9 (12 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 full baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 6818 West Bluff Drive
  • Lake: Keuka Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 1500

Location Location

Description Description

Just outside of Penn Yan, and minutes from the Keuka Lake State Park and Keuka Lake Wine Trail – you’ll find Black Dogs Bluff nestled into the hillside.  This private lakeside home offers everything you need for a relaxing lake getaway with your family, friends and fur babies. 

Inside, original wood floors have been refurbished to shine bright throughout the living area of the entry level.  A bay window in the living room offers the perfect reading nook with lake views.  Just around the corner, you’ll be pleased to find the kitchen stocked with all your favorite cooking and baking ware.  The formal dining area boasts a custom fireplace with beautiful stone work.

Upstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms offering a combination of lake and garden views.  Comfortable bedding and décor offer a cozy place to rest you head for the evening. On the lower level you will find a bedroom with a queen size bed and full bathroom with a shower. 

Outside, balcony and lower level patio offer plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing alike.  At the lake, 200ft of frontage is yours to enjoy while you make this vacation feel like “home.”  The shale beach offers a great place for sun bathing, skipping rocks or wading into the shores of Keuka Lake slowly.

Black Dogs Bluff is a unique property situated about 20 minutes from Penn Yan and just a short drive to Canandaigua.  Enjoy a scoop of ice cream at local favorite, Seneca Farms, or take a hike in the Keuka Lake State Park.  The fun doesn’t have top stop there! Hop on over to Canandaigua for the day and walk along Kershaw Park where breweries like Young Lion, and Twisted Rail can be found.  A food lovers dream will come true with a stop at the New York Kitchen for dinner, or brunch.  Call and make your reservation today!

Occupancy: This property is closely monitored for responsible renting.  The maximum occupancy of each home is the number of guests allowed on the premises at any given time.  This includes both day and overnight guests. 

Note: Smoking is not allowed in any rental property.
Homes are not handicap accessible, unless stated in description.
Where pets are allowed it is indicated. Otherwise, pets are not allowed. Homes are not guaranteed allergen-free, even those that do not allow pets.
Docking capabilities may vary based on current water levels. Docking is not guaranteed if water levels are low and/or high due to seasonal weather and climate changes.
* Outdoor amenities, including furniture/ watercraft/ fire pits are not available between October 15- May 15 *

Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: None
  • Lake Frontage: 200' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Keuka Lake State Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 5 Spaces
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed - No Cats
  • Dock: 5' x 46'
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 28
  • Stairs to Property: 22
  • Water Source: Lake

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Lower Level
  • Bedroom 2 - King,Twin Single (2) - Upper Level
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen - Upper Level
  • Bedroom 4 - Double - Upper Level
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Clawfoot Tub - Upper Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Shower - Lower Level

Amenities 19 Amenities
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Cleats or Tie-Off (Boats over 25' should not use the tie ups due to the length and weight of the boat.)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck Patio Uncovered (Lakeside)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Heating
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • June - September Requires Saturday - Saturday Reservations
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (2 Kayaks)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (12) Reviews
Rating 5

We had an excellent week!  The house and the amenities were wonderful. It had everything that we needed and was thoughtfully equipment to keep our little ones and furry babies safe. Our family rated the week a 10 out of 10!

Kathy O from Webster, New York - Stay Date: 7/22/2023
Rating 5

This cottage is in a great location. Swimming off the beach was great not much seaweed. The beach is the best one we have ever had on the lake. We would highly recommend this cottage. 

Jackie P from Stephenson, Virginia - Stay Date: 7/29/2023
Rating 5

this rental worked perfectly for our family of 9, from 20months to 70+, celebrating our 50th anniversary. great place to keep your legs in shape & a super fishing spot!

Dan W from Dansville, New York - Stay Date: 8/26/2023
Rating 5

Really great property! Provided just what we were looking for!

Brian V from Cranford, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/25/2022
Rating 5

Black Dog Bluff is a charming, private, lakeside escape. With plenty of room, a great functional kitchen and an elevated deck with a fabulous view you can enjoy Keuka Lake with family and friends. The new washer and dryer were great to have during our two week stay. Being able to bring our yellow lab and cavelier king charles spaniel to join us was ideal. Thanks to the great wi-fi we had what we needed to “work from home” lakeside. The beds were comfortable and the home was clean. We’d recommend this rental for sure.

Tyler S from Victor, New York - Stay Date: 5/31/2020
Rating 5

Stayed for 10 days and had perfect weather the entire time. Lake is clean and beautiful. Didn’t want to leave.

Meghan W from Wilmington, Delaware - Stay Date: 6/14/2020
Rating 5

We come to the lake for a week every year and look forward to it the whole time. This house has the very best swimming we have had in 12 years! Everything was absolutely beautiful. 

This was the perfect escape from the world of covid and the pandemic and allowed us to have a whole week that felt almost back to normal. 

The window seat in the living room, the fire pit, and the perfectly placed chair in the upstairs beroom were particular favorite spots. You should put a sign showing where the dining room light switch is, though! That took quite a while to find. :) The loves + Schnicks

Marie S from Manchester, New Hampshire - Stay Date: 7/25/2020
Rating 5
Awesome Family Vacation!

Nothing to complain about. Many new memories made. Thank you, the Leubners.

Ashley L from Terre Haute, Indiana - Stay Date: 7/11/2020
Rating 5

We have been to the lake four times and this by far is the most beautiful location we have visited; a slice of heaven! Thanks for sharing your home! The Petersens.

Mark P from Beaver, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/12/2019
Rating 5

We really enjoyed our visit to Black Dog's Bluff. What a special little place! The Beach area was perfect for splashing around or paddling, and we especially loved the back bedrooms. The house had everything we needed to make our stay comfotable. We appriciated that we were able to bring our yellow dog to stay with us at Black Dog's Bluff. We would love to return next summer. Thanks again! The Kieffar Family.

Melissa K from Rochester, New York - Stay Date: 8/24/2019
Rating 4
October 2019 Stay

Our family had a wonderful time at this property and would highly recommend it .

Lyn A - Stay Date:
Rating 5
September 2019 Stay

We rented Black Dog Bluff in September when the temperatures were in the 70’s -80’s during the days and 50-60’s at night, when we slept with open windows. This was our fourth rental at keuka and the lake front was by far the most beautiful with an expansive wade in beach area, dock, firepit, tons of seating and 2 kayaks. The lot was also much more private than our previous rentals. The property is gently sloping from the road to the house and has flagstone steps, and sloping from the house to the water. Our old lab is afraid of stairs and this wasn’t a problem. The interior had been newly painted. The family room was bright with new furnishings. The dining room has an incredible fireplace and antique table. The bedrooms were roomy with a lot of closet space. The kitchen appliances were new, as well as the washer and dryer and bbq. There are three bedrooms on the 2nd floor a king with twin bunks, and 2 more rooms w queens one of which offered a spectacular view of the lake. There was an additional queen bed in the walk out basement area. A clawed tub/shower on the 2nd floor a walk in shower w a much appreciated ceiling heater in the basement bathroom. Two refrigerators for feeding a big group. We would definitely Rent here again. Things to know before u go: They have a new keurig that takes K cups or has a reusable adapter. K cups would be easier. The property has beautiful giant old oaks so be careful where u park in the fall when the acorns are dropping. Park closer to the garage if u are parking on the driveway, and be prepared to sweep off the flagstone steps for safety. The dining room light switch is on the inside of the stair newel. To keep their new HE washing machine fresh leave the door and soap tray ajar. Premier will provide 2 dishwasher pods, laundry detergent for one load, a roll of paper towels, a few kitchen towels, kitchen sponge, small dish soap, extra TP, small hand soaps, and this time a few complimentary kitchen spices, towels and linens. We bring bar shower soap, hand liquid soap for the kitchen sink, misc ziplock bags, foil, coffee (K cups) extra roll of paper towels, dishwasher pods, HE clothes detergent, a few extra dish/drying towels, cooking spices. All food stuff and condiments. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to beautiful Black Dog Bluff. Be prepared to make great memories!

Mark P - Stay Date:
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