On the sloping banks of the Susquehanna River in Owego, stands a magnificent Georgian-style home and carriage house known as the Pumpelly House Estate. Built in 1902, by Gurden Pumpelly and his wife Kia, the house remained in the Pumpelly family for over 70 years and now serves as a bed and breakfast.
The Pumpelly family originally settled in Owego in the early 1800s. They were significant landowners, and the family prospered through their involvement in the timber and tobacco industries. By the late 1800’s, Gurden Pumpelly had achieved great success as a leaf tobacco farmer and dealer, and at the turn of the 19th century, he decided to retire with his wife to their grand new home in town,.
Today the house stands as one of the area’s most prominent and historic homes, and for several years has served as a popular bed and breakfast and wedding destination. Visitors to the Pumpelly House Estate can experience a taste of elegant Victorian life when they stay at this historic home situated prominently on New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Tioga County Historical Society