The SpaceHome is mission style, brick, modernized, and tastefully restored with a flare for the artistic. There are original stained glass windows, beautiful paint and woodwork, hardwood floors, and custom baths for that special sort of pampering. Historically the home was used as the nunnery portion of the mission, and while the pictures don't quite tell the story, your visit surely will.
This unique property with it's deep gorges, sloping landscapes, and tumbling brooks flowing into Hemlock Lake, is home to the historic St. Micheal's Mission and other various faith based and benevolent organizations since the early 1900's. The history that happened here is only imaginable today although much has been written about it. On site there are 50 picturesque acres to explore, a pavilion for small or large gatherings, and ample parking. Site could be used for events, although at current the property is only being used for residential purposes, so as a visitor here you'll have the run of the place. Come step into this timeless place.
While you're here, visit the Hemlock Canadice State forest with it's 6684 glorious acres within walking distance, and for those nature lovers who want to get away from it all, another 150 acre nature conservancy directly across the street.
The property may become available for long or short term lease depending on time of year. Could be used for corporate retreats, weddings and wedding parties, or that romantic weekend getaway. Inquire today, you won't be disappointed! As caretakers, we'll work to make your stay here seamless and serene, and of course you'll never forget these views and the hiking on the property.
Home is lightly furnished although current photos don't show it: Kitchenware, bbq grill, towels and bed linens included. Wifi, electric, water, recycling, and trash are accounted for as well. It's pretty much all set! Guest AccessThis rental is for the whole convent home. We've included other photos to show various areas of the property and we encourage you to use the property for scenic hiking, photography etc. Interaction with GuestsWhile this place is fairly remote, and you could easily go a day without seeing other people, the neighbors are not far off and have a love for the place and are ready to share history with those who are inquisitive. Otherwise they'll leave you be. Caretakers are quick to volunteer any available information about the place, although don't reside on site and you will be primarily alone. As mentioned there is a lot of history, and there are some resource materials available. We are going to see about posting these here or otherwise finding an easy way to deliver this information to guests: The history is almost something you feel by being here, ever go to a place like that? If walls could only talk... The NeighborhoodMission Road, in Conesus NY, Did I say yet that it is definitively off the beaten path? In case not, unless you live on the road, or are the postman or the occasional sightseer, we probably won't be seeing you. The road is not a thoroughfare. The neighborhood consist of private single family homes, a beautiful winery, and 6600 plus acres of state land, and the 150 acre nature conservancy, which means lots of deer and wildlife. The nuns I hear, as past residents, used to feed the deer through a window of the convent home, and so they became somewhat tamed over time. It's more than common to see deer in the lawns of both the convent house and the main front lawns. So, with furry friends like these, I'd say it's a great neighborhood! Getting AroundI did mention it is away from everything right? You'll need transportation for sure! We are located thirty minutes from Letchworth State Park, ten minutes from Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation area, 15 minutes to Honeoye, 25 minutes to Naples, 35 minutes to Canandaigua, 25 minutes to Geneseo, and 35 minutes to Rochester. There are other parks, the winery within walking distance, and other lakes near by. Other Things to NoteEven though this is a large property, it is only being used minimally at this time, so you might feel like there should be other people around, however as it is now, there isn't. It's a large facility, and the convent home sits above it all, and as mentioned, is quite a ways off the beaten path. It's a neat place to hike and be in a natural setting, and is just generally a very tranquil place to be.