C.O. Bassett and family have been credited as being the first persons from outside the resort town to come as tourists and board with a property owner.
The year was 1883 and the host was Mrs. Nelson Warner.
The Bassetts were from Cleveland. Facilitating this activity was completion of the Nickel Plate Railroad, which had a passenger depot in Geneva.
That same summer, Wallace Bowler and family came from Cleveland and to stay with Mrs. Warren Spencer. The room and board was $5 a week per guest. That included horse and buggy transportation from Geneva!