The Grandson of Jules Masson, Charles graduated from Harvard, went to work for Time Life Magazines; published books, and he became a highly acclaimed movie critic for the LA Times. In 1992 Charles became an Honorary Life Member of “The Directors Guild of America”. In 1996 Charles Champlin garnered a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His brother Monsignor Joseph Champlin became a famous writer for the Syracuse Press of religious books for the Catholic Dioceses, and books on counseling and inspiration that can be purchased through Amazon.
This is the original Library of the home. “Charles stated, from his book, “Back There Where the Past Was“,” To this day, if I were to design a home office from scratch, I would make it as much like Uncle Victor’s study as I could”.
This adorable movie critic and writer themed suite is the original library reading area with fireplace, cozy bedroom with TV, large en suite bathroom , overlooking formal gardens, landscaped grounds, and gorgeous century old Gingko tree.
» (Second Floor) $255.00
All Rooms Renovated with complete Ensuite Bathrooms & Renamed As we CELEBRATE our 15 Anniversary! We are hoping to be named to New York State Park's Historic Preservation and National Registers All the rooms are appropriately named for the owners who have lived here or who they have entertained! We are proud to be the stewards of 18 Vine and carry on the tradition as we welcome YOU as our GUEST and continue the Legacy!
Each room is uniquely decorated and has its own relaxing atmosphere. There are king, queen, and twin beds available to accommodate one to two guests. Two of the rooms can also be combined to create a suite, which will accommodate a larger party of four people. Whether you are looking for a romantic place to spend your honeymoon, or simply a place to rest and relax, there is a perfect room for you!
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Named after one of the greatest inventors in history who came to Hammondsport to meet with Glenn Curtis. They were both group leaders of AEA (Aerial Experiment Association). They built several planes; “Red Wing”, “White Wing”, and “June Bug”. Their inaugural flights where in Hammondsport.
Alexander Graham Bell’s wife Mable financed the whole AEA project. The rest is history from his invention of the telephone, to how we communicate in our world today. While you are here visit Corning Museum of Glass to see Cornings development of fiber optics cables that has connected the world, TV Tubes, Flat Glass, also Gorilla Glass used in our cell phones (20 miles). Watson Homestead is Thomas Watsons birth place the founder of IBM (13 miles).
This room is the original Master Suite with soft colors and a telephone theme. Large King Bed, sitting area, and en suite bath overlooking Vine St. and Fountain Garden.
» (Second Floor) $245.00
One King, Sitting/Dressing Room,
$245 double occ
Henry Ford came to Hammondsport to give Glenn Curtiss advice on a patent lawsuit battle with Orville Wright of the Wright Brothers. Ford had gone through a similar battle with George Selden, who tried to control the automotive business. Ford was entertained during his stay at 18 Vine.
The original large Guest Room is decorated in Henry Ford theme, looking out a large picture window at an elegant, stately Larch tree, and lush landscape below, with a King Bed, TV, en suite bathroom. This room can be combined with the Glenn Curtis room to become a suite.
» (Second Floor) $235.00
Charlie Peltz, 18 Vine’s, youngest person of fame, is the conductor of New England Conservatory, he has played to standing ovations audiences around the world. Conductor Peltz, currently has 7 albums out on Moda records. Ironically, Jules Masson daughter also attended the New England Conservatory.
The light and airy, original Music Room is located on the first floor off the living room, with two double beds, decorated with vibrant music motif theme & en suite bathroom, overlooking the elegant larch tree and fountain garden tranquil landscape.
Two Full, Private Bath, First Floor
» (First Floor) $225.00
Curtiss began his career as a bicycle racer and builder, moved on to motorcycles and in 1907 he earned the title “Fastest man alive” in Ormond Beach Florida, setting a land speed record on his V8 motorcycle. He then began to manufacture airplanes and engines. Curtis received the first pilot’s license in the U.S.
Curtiss made the first officially witnessed flight in North America; won a race at the world’s first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy and during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras.
One of the unique features of the Glenn Curtiss Room is you can see the original site of his factory and offices located at the old school (SW Lake St.), and the house (brown) he was born in, adjacent to the property (which use to set on Vine St. and was moved by the Masson family to the back of the property on Orchard St.)
We chose a black and white French Toile fabric to represent Curtis’s famous flight in Rheims France. This room overlooks the expansive lawn, gardens, and unique Tulip tree. Has a wrought iron four poster Queen bed, en suite bathroom. This room can be combined with the Henry Ford Room to become a suite.
» (Second Floor) $175.00
(A perfect Bridal Suite!)
Jules Masson came to Hammondsport from Europe in 1860 and became the first Winemaker at the #1 Bonded Winery and Champagne producer in the United States “Pleasant Valley Wine Company”. His Great Western Champagne won 8 Gold Medals in France. In 1879 Jules Masson is credited with hewing out wine cellars in the shale hillside with horses and men to make natural refrigeration to store champagne, as in Europe. The cellars are still used today and are on the NYS Historical Records. The area the winery is in was named after Rheims, France and even had a US Post Office.
The Masson retreat makes a great bridal, anniversary or any occasion rooms to celebrate with your special someone.
This bright airy, romantic Retreat (previously) was the co-owners quarters. The Masson Retreat bedroom is decorated in tones of ivory and white with small touches of ribbon stitching, white doves, florals; Queen Bed; full wall mirror with green grape leaves. Sitting room with daybed that converts into two twin beds is decorated in deep burgundy and rose’ with TV. It’s your night grab your monogramed cotton bathrobes and Champagne glasses enter the Elegant master bath, turn on the music, turn down the crystal lights, turn on the fireplace and crystal candles, so they illuminate and sparkle off the oversize vanity mirror, step into the large garden/soaking tub with shower wand for two, add some luxurious beaded bath salts, pop the Champagne that the estate owner produced just for you and this moment!!!!! Relax and enjoy.
(Second Floor) $275.00 2-People
A charge for each additional person.