Garrett Memorial Chapel on Keuka Lake
1228 East Bluff Rd
• Bluff Pont, NY • 14478 315-536-3955
Open: July 4th - Labor Day, Sunday Worship, 9AM. General Public, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00PM to 4:00PM
This chapel on Bluff Point overlooking Keuka Lake is an architectural and spiritual beauty. It was created in 1931 by Paul and Evelyn Garrett so that they could honor their son Charles' dying wish "to go home to Bluff Point." Charles Garrett passed away in 1929 at the age of 26 from tuberculosis.
Today the Chapel is used for summer services and makes a beautiful setting for weddings.
The chapel's architecture, designed by Mortimer Freehof in a seventh-century Norman style, is a national treasure. The Garrett family envisioned that this monument, built of Pennsylvania seam-faced granite on the solid rock foundations of Bluff Point, would stand for centuries. It was also the Garrett's fervent hope that those who visited would find it a safe haven.
- This is a memorial not of death, but to life, faith and family.
- The windows in the sanctuary portray the life of Christ.
- The silver bronze door to the crypt portrays the everyday activities of The Fisher, The Sower, The Student, The Scientist, The Artisan, Sports, Music, Painting, and Motherhood.
- The windows in the crypt emphasize the importance of love and family, based on poems & children's stories.
- The chapel is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places as the "Little Chapel on the Mount". Read Paul Garrett's remarks about the construction of the chapel. They are inspiring, impressive, and moving.
- There are Tiffany windows, marble from Algeria, slate from Holland, and marble, stone and other materials from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
From 1835 to 1962 Garrett and Co. produced wine. At its peak, Garrett and Co. was one of the largest wine producers in the United States.
There is currently a not for profit organization set-up to preserve Garrett Chapel.