The Esperanza Mansion Restaurant
staff realizes guests of Esperanza Mansion are coming from far
and near. Therefore dining accommodations suiting all degrees
of formality and style are available. Although reservations
are not required, on weekends, holidays, and in the summer
season, they are recommended.
A fine food dining experience awaits you in the front
parlors of the mansion overlooking Keuka Lake. Both the Hope
Dining Room and the Rose Parlour have easy access through the
front doors to the Veranda. They are restored to period
detail, with the original fireplaces visually anchoring each
room. The Library, a third smaller room, is perfect for
special events, private parties and other smaller gatherings.
Lunch served 11:00am – 2:30pm Monday - Saturday
Brunch served 11:00am – 2:30pm Sunday
Dinner served 5:00pm – 9:00pm Monday – Thursday
5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday and Saturday
For reservations or special requests contact us at:
Over the years Esperanza has served as a vineyard,
1000-acre farm, distinguished home to several families, a link
in the Underground Railroad, The Yates County Poorhouse, and
Chateau Esperanza Winery.
Esperanza Mansion was purchased in 2002 by area developer
David Wegman and his wife, Lisa. The
Wegman family has worked to restore and renovate Esperanza to
its 19th century splendor. In addition to its original Greek
Revival structure, a full service fine food restaurant,
state-of-the-art banquet facility, 9 mansion guestrooms and
the 21 rooms at the Inn at Esperanza have been incorporated to
make Esperanza Mansion a full service destination resort.
Esperanza Mansion not only features a first rate culinary,
lodging and event hosting experience, but perhaps the areas
most spectacular long view of Keuka Lake, which many have
likened to views of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
John Nicholas Rose completed the construction of Esperanza
Mansion in 1838. He was the son of Robert and Jane Rose who
had journeyed to the Finger Lakes region from their plantation
in Stafford County, Virginia in 1804. Esperanza Mansion is a
distinguished example of Greek Revival residential
architecture, a style popular in the United States from 1820
to 1850. The house's rectangular form, balanced proportions
and classical details are firmly rooted in the Greek Revival
tradition. At the time it was built, Penn Yan was a very small
rural village. It was in this setting that John Rose succeeded
in farming to become one of the areas wealthiest citizens. He
died at the Esperanza Mansion in 1873. Esperanza is a National
Registered Historic Landmark.