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The end of summer is here and students all over the Finger Lakes region are heading back to school, but the start of the school year doesn’t have to mean the end of the vacation season. The fall season in the Finger Lakes offers many opportunities for your family to enjoy our region and Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals has the perfect Finger Lakes vacation rental getaway waiting for you.
There are plenty of other interesting things to see and do around the Finger Lakes this month. This is a good time to stay in one of our luxurious vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes.
All You Can Eat Chocolate Party – Ithaca, NY
If you love chocolate, head on over to Life’s So Sweet in Ithaca for some fantastic Finger Lakes chocolate. A golden ticket gives you access to an amazing array of delectable treats at the chocolate buffet. Sweet treats include dark and milk chocolate candies. In addition, you get to choose one soda fountain special. This event takes place on September 5, between 6 and 9 pm. Ithaca is only a short drive from one of our luxury Skaneateles vacation rentals.
Glorious Grape Day – Romulus, NY
Experience the many ways one can enjoy the flavor of grapes at this tasty event hosted by Varick Winery & Vineyard. It’s the perfect day to relax and enjoy sampling wines made at the winery, and a variety of delicious foods such as grape cookies, grape cheesecake, grape pops and other grape-inspired treats.
Pinball Playfields Exhibit: Museum of Play – Rochester, NY
This is your last chance to check out 80 amazing years of pinball history. This fun exhibit follows the evolution of pinball game machines and game play. Have a ball playing retro and modern pinball machines. View playfield artifacts and design your own playfield. Last day to enjoy this exhibit is September 7.
Leaves & Lobsters on the Lawn – Dundee, NY
Enjoy succulent lobster with fresh clams, corn on the cob, salt potatoes, coleslaw and homemade brownies at this mouthwatering event. Or, choose the a la carte menu featuring chicken sandwich, sausage with peppers and onions, hamburger, cheeseburger and clams, with sides and dessert. Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays provide live entertainment on Saturday. On Sunday it’s Bob’s Brother’s Band. Tickets are required.
19th Annual Purple Foot Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards
Kick off your shoes and help celebrate the start of grape harvest time by joining in on some old-fashioned grape stomping. There’s plenty of fun to be had during the day, including a vineyard hayride, winery tour, wine, Sangria, beer and spirit tastings, kid’s maze, crafts and much more. Tickets are required for adults to attend this fun event. Tickets are available at Casa Larga Vineyards website, wine shop and Wegmans. People under 21 attend for free.
No matter what your interests are, the Finger Lakes region has something for you during the fall season and we have the perfect Skaneateles vacation rental where you can stay as you check out all that the area has to offer.Posted in Finger Lakes Attractions, Finger Lakes events, Vacation Rentals | Tagged finger lakes rentals, skaneateles vacation rentals | Comments Off August 20, 2014
Maybe you’ve been thinking about taking a boat cruise, but you’re not quite ready to deal with the hassle of a long trip to an island or other faraway destination. A smaller cruise is the perfect alternative to those fancier versions. Small boat cruises take you on short trips during the day or evening, and you have a lot more flexibility in planning. In fact, you can enjoy a luxurious combination land and water getaway right here in upstate New York.
Skaneateles is a charming village that is nestled near pristine beautiful Skaneateles Lake. Coming here for a Finger Lakes vacation is like taking a step back in time when small towns were the norm. The village has a laid back vibe that is very welcoming to visitors. If you want a vacation spot to kick back and relax in relative obscurity, Skaneateles is for you. There are no maddening crowds and you have the freedom to stroll around town, easily mixing in with the locals. The lake is a main attraction for locals and visitors.
Instead of settling for a cramped hotel with the same flat décor as countless others, a better alternative is to stay at one of several luxury vacation rentals in Skaneateles. When it comes to vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes, it is hard to beat those offered in this quaint village. If you truly want a quiet, peaceful home away from home experience, a luxury rental condo in town, or in a home near the lake, is the better choice. These homes have kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms that are cozy and spacious. You can hang out at home in complete privacy during your stay, going out when the mood strikes.
Daily Skaneateles Lake sightseeing cruises are available throughout the day. The regular tour cruise is the shortest. This cruise is under an hour and offers languid viewing of serene waters and vintage houses dotted along the waterfront. There are two meal cruises. Both last longer than the sightseeing tour. The lunch cruise is around an hour and the food is quite good. Couples wanting to spend a romantic evening together on the lake can go on the dinner cruise. Indulge in an elegant meal while cruising along the lake for three hours. There’s no need to dress fancy, unless you want to dress to impress your mate. The two of you can snuggle on deck while watching the sun slowly go down before returning to your Skaneateles luxury vacation rental.
There’s one more cruise that is really unique. The U.S. Mailboat cruise is a working boat cruise where you get to do some sightseeing while the mail is delivered to local homes. This is certainly an experience that you rarely get anywhere else in the country. It’s definitely an old-fashioned slice of life that is uniquely memorable.
Start planning your Finger Lakes luxury vacation in Skaneateles right now by booking a luxury rental.Posted in Vacation Rentals | Tagged finger Lakes vacation rentals, Skaneateles Lake Cruises | Comments Off August 6, 2014
August is finally here and you can escape the stresses of daily life and work. August is the last month to fully indulge in summertime activities. It’s also the perfect time to check out several Finger Lakes vacation rentals. Are you looking for a place to kick back and get some much deserved rest and relaxation? There are beautiful homes and condos in the charming village of Skaneateles available for visitors to our region. If you have never stayed in a Finger Lakes vacation rental, you simply must see what all the fuss is about. These spacious rentals have all the comfort of home, plus, the added advantage of being near a gorgeous body of water.
Visitors yearning for that “I love New York” experience, find plenty to sing about while staying in the Finger Lakes. In addition to amazingly tranquil scenery, you’ll be able to enjoy the local entertainment.
Sauerkraut Festival – Phelps, NY
Come out and celebrate the awesomeness of sauerkraut at this fun-filled festival. At one time, Phelps was known as the sauerkraut capital of the world. In other words, there is no better place to enjoy all things sauerkraut. This free event features arts, crafts, contests, rides and, of course, delicious food and sauerkraut.
Brew at the Zoo – Syracuse, NY
Enjoy an adult night out at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. This special fundraiser is for the consummate beer and wine lover. Taste regional beers, wines and food while tapping your foot to some great music. Attendees must show proof of being 21 years of age. Children, including infants and toddlers, are not admitted.
Fox Run Vineyards Garlic Festival – Penn Yan, NY
Come to this savory festival and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of garlic. Local chefs are on hand to give cooking demonstrations and lectures on how to prepare and use garlic in various recipes. If you’re just interested in eating, the menu items featuring garlic will make your mouth water. You’ll also find local fresh produce, homemade goodies and crafts.
HopFest – Bloomfield, NY
The Nedloh Brewing Co. is sponsoring its very first Hopfest event. Anyone interested in learning how craft beers are developed and produced is welcome to come and enjoy learning in a festive atmosphere. Sample craft beers made from breweries in the upstate New York region along with hearty food.
Strawberry Fields Summer Jamboree Festival – Skaneateles, NY
Bring the whole family to the Strawberry Fields U-Pick Hydroponic Farm for some good old-fashioned fun. Be prepared to eat delicious strawberry goodies along with other foods. Activities include a bounce house and live Alpacas. Homemade arts and crafts are also on display and best of all, we have Skaneateles Lake rentals right in the area.
To get the most out of your upstate New York August vacation, reserve one of our Skaneateles lake rentals today and enjoy all of the amenities of home.Posted in Finger Lakes, Vacation Rentals | Tagged finger Lakes vacation rentals | Comments Off July 16, 2014
Cozy and picturesque is a good way to describe the village of Skaneateles (Skan-ee-atlas). This eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes is situated next to the 16-mile long lake by the same name. Like many small towns in upstate New York, Skaneateles has its own special character. While strolling the quaint streets in the downtown district you really get a sense of history. The town has many older homes with some dating back as far as the 1700s. Town locals are friendly and take pride in preserving their cherished way of life and of course there are plenty of Skaneateles luxury rentals available for you to take advantage of.
Skaneateles has all of the modern conveniences that make staying here comfortable for locals and vacationers. However, the village is surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery that makes it easy to imagine what life was like here 100 years ago. Being an historic town, Skaneateles welcomes people from all over. Each summer, people come here to have a relaxing vacation experience. To pass the time you can browse the local galleries and shops for special one-of-a-kind items. You can enjoy a great meal at a local restaurant, or down a cold beer at a tavern. Life here is definitely laid back.
Summertime is a great season to check out this unique village along the lake. Speaking of the lake, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily get to Skaneateles lake from anywhere in town. There are walking paths that take you along the shoreline so you can see this magnificent body of water up close. Big city dwellers especially love the fresh air, greenery and shimmering water. Truly, there is no better way to rejuvenate the mind and body than by escaping to a place such as this where you can release all of that pent up stress.
As for a place to stay while you’re in the area, there are several well-kept vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes available for rent during the summer. People that stay in Skaneateles vacation rentals have the benefit of home living while away from home. Instead of squeezing into a cramped hotel room, you can live in a spacious home that includes a living room, kitchen, bath and cozy bedrooms. Imagine waking up in the morning to a view of the beautiful lake outside your window. You can make whatever meal you want and eat it indoors or outside. Whether you stay for a few days or longer, you’ll feel very much like a local while visiting.
During the month of July, Skaneateles is host to a boat show that features many classic and antique boats. Visitors can go down to the lake and check out the boats on display. You may even be able to get a ride in one. After that, stroll on down to the Skaneateles Historical Society museum at 28 Hannum Street. Learn all about the history of this charming village. If you’re in the mood for some good music, every Friday evening at 7:30pm there’s a live band playing at Clift Park over at the Gazebo.
You owe it to yourself to escape the stress of everyday life and come to this charming village for some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation. Book your Finger Lakes vacation rentals now.Posted in Skaneateles Lake, Vacation Rentals | Tagged finger Lakes vacation rentals, skaneateles vacation rentals | Comments Off July 2, 2014
Summer is in full swing during the month of July. This is also the month when the Finger Lakes region comes alive with activities that are fun for people of all ages. Out of all the seasons, summer offers locals and visitors the best chance to go out and explore various cities and towns that make up the local cultural scene. All of the parks are open and you can spend a day enjoying a picnic, gazing at a lake or waterfall, walking a scenic trail, boating or jetting across the water in a watercraft. There are plenty of other things happening in the Finger Lakes area that you may want to check out as well and we have the perfect Finger Lakes rentals available for your stay.
SCAA Majors Super Tour – Watkins Glen, NY
Auto racing fans have a chance to see some great racing action thanks to the Sports Car Club of America. In July, the SCAA brings its tour to the world famous Watkins Glen racetrack. Grab your tickets quickly for this July 4-6 event.
Americana Vineyards Winery Fourth of July Birthday BBQ Bash – Interlaken, NY
Extend the Fourth of July celebration for one more day to enjoy some great tasting local barbecue. This fun celebration begins at noon sharp on July 5. There’s going to be plenty of tasty food, drink, music and good times for all. The party is capped off with a full fireworks display that should not be missed! Adult admission is $3.00. Kids and pets get in Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Cap off your weekend with a stay at one of our Skaneateles vacation rentals.
Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee, NY
Jazz lovers are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fantastic jazz music from musician All-Stars Brian Simpson, Kim Waters and Nick Colionne. Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and settle down on the lawn for a relaxing day outdoors near Seneca Lake.
Live Music Dinner Cruise – Canandaigua, NY
Climb aboard the Canandaigua Lady for an evening lake cruise that is sure to rejuvenate your spirits. Enjoy a sumptuous meal of Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, Stuffed Haddock or Vegetable Lasagna while listening to live music performed by Ken Campbell. Dinner cruises are a nice choice for date night, or getting away from it all with a few friends.
Chocoholic’s Celebration – Romulus, NY
Head on over to Varick Winery to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day. Complimentary milk chocolates provided.
Italian Night Out at Ventosa Vineyards – Geneva, NY
Ventosa Vineyards is hosting an evening featuring a 5 course Family Style Italian Dinner, including hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Proceeds from the dinner benefit St. Stephen School.
3rd Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival – Odessa, NY
There will be plenty of delicious, fresh Finger Lakes cheese on hand at this cheese lover’s festival. Also enjoy tasty food, beverages, animals, games, music and classes. Free for kids 12 and under.
For the ultimate New York getaway experience, skip the hotels and book one of our beautiful vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes. There are still a few spots available for people that want to live in luxurious comfort while vacationing.Posted in Finger Lakes events, Vacation Rentals | Tagged The Finger Lakes in July | Comments Off June 25, 2014
Attending school this past year was filled with the usual ups and downs that come with getting a great education. Your school or collage aged student paid their dues by attending class, studying, writing papers and growing as a person. Now, it’s time for you to reward them by letting them relax and finding some fun things to do over the summer. Being a family in the Finger Lakes puts you in the perfect place to get out and explore other towns and places that your family didn’t have time to do during the school year. School, work and other responsibilities take up a lot of time, preventing your family from fully appreciating everything this region has to offer.
If your family is sticking around for the summer months, this is the perfect opportunity for you to plan a little getaway for your family. Did you know that there are some amazing vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes that offer you better amenities than hotels?
Finger Lakes vacation rentals are a marvelous alternative to traditional hotels. This type of rental involves reserving a beautiful home to stay at for a few days, a week or longer. The cool thing about this is that these rentals feature modern kitchens that allow you to fix your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can shop at the local grocery store and prepare those recipes you’ve been meaning to try. They also have spacious living and dining rooms that accommodate several people. You can stretch out, hold chat sessions, watch TV, read, listen to music or hang out on the porch (home rentals).
You will quickly find that these home-like settings provide you with more value than what is ordinarily available in cramped hotel rooms. For example, most hotels don’t offer you a gorgeous view near a picturesque lakefront. If you know anything about living out by the lake here or anywhere else, it costs a pretty penny. Yet, you and your family can experience this by choosing a Finger Lakes vacation rental home.
But, of course, you don’t want to spend all your time hanging out at the rental place. There’s got to be other things to do, right?
As a matter of fact, there is plenty to do on your getaway vacation. You can choose to go biking, hiking, boating, sightseeing or shopping every day. Spend a day along a nearby wine trail tasting world-class vintages from local wineries. Take pictures while exploring charming towns and villages. Attend a food and music festival. See a live theater show. Indulge in a day spa. Hey, and don’t forget to visit a local park that has a waterfall. The natural beauty in the area is stunning.
There are still a few available vacation homes for rent in Skaneateles that have tons of amenities. Grab your summer getaway spot now, before they’re all snapped up.Posted in Vacation Rentals | Tagged Finger Lakes Summer Rentals | Comments Off June 4, 2014
June is here and that means that it’s once again time to enjoy the warm weather while exploring all of the wonderful happenings around the Finger Lakes. Whether you live in the area, or are visiting from somewhere else, there is always something interesting going on in the local towns and cities. Take the opportunity to visit an area event that you’ve never been to before and soak up the local culture. To make your stay even more relaxing you can take advantage of all of the fantastic Finger Lakes vacation rentals available to visitors this month.
For instance, there are some beautiful vacation homes for rent in Skaneateles. This picturesque town sits right next to Skaneateles Lake, a body of water that is still in its pristine state. Rent a condo or home by the lake and enjoy events nearby.
Come out and support all the wonderful shelter dogs waiting for a forever home by attending Woofstock 2014. Kids and pooches are welcome to this fun event that will feature music, treats, doogie goodies, groomers, face painting, an auction and much more! Donations of dog food, bedding and toys are welcome. You can also adopt a dog or cat.
The Bristol Valley Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing great live theater entertainment with a tribute to Noel Coward. Enjoy songs and dialogue from Coward’s most popular musicals.
What could be better for wine lovers than a symposium celebrating the very best of Finger Lakes wine and food? You’ve heard how great the wine is here. Now is your chance to indulge in two days of exquisite wine tasting and gourmet cuisine. You also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive seminar and luncheon that delves further into the intriguing world of quality wines.
A very special dad can enjoy some delicious barbecue food while spending quality time with the whole family at the Aurora Inn. Everyone is welcome to play lawn games, go swimming or kick back and relax while listening to some good old-fashioned Dixieland jazz music.
June marks the 34th Annual Strawberry Festival and there is a fun time to be had by all at this popular event. Here’s your opportunity to buy fresh strawberries grown on local farms. Other reasons to come out include the Straw Dawgs Strut, a 5K Race, Rubber Ducky Derby, Bounce House, Beer and Spirit Tasting, Miss/Mrs. Strawberry Pageant, arts, handmade crafts, tasty food and great music.
No matter what you are planning to do in June, our Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals make the perfect place to end your day. Take a moment to browse current openings for vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes this month. Reserve your vacation getaway right now.Posted in Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Attractions, Vacation Rentals | Tagged Around The Finger Lakes in June | Comments Off May 14, 2014
Spring begins the time of celebration in the Finger Lakes. There are special activities that the whole family can enjoy. It is also the perfect time to check out the great deals offered at local vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes. May is the month that mother’s everywhere are celebrated for all the time and effort they put into nurturing and supporting family members. This would be the perfect opportunity to send mom on a special getaway for Mother’s Day.
For instance, there are a number of beautiful Skaneateles vacation rentals available during the month of May.
If by chance they are all booked, don’t sweat it. You can splurge on a special relaxing retreat for mom anytime during the spring or summer. So, go ahead and check out the available Fingerlakes vacation rentals and find the perfect place to take mom and the whole family for a well deserved rest and relaxation mini vacation.
On the 10th of May, the whole family was invited to the Lively Run Diary to help them celebrate the birth of the farm’s adorable baby kid goats. Interactive events included kid goat cuddling, games and a raffle. Moms enjoyed the shopping. Tasting freshly made cheese and watching real goats get milked.
The Mother’s day celebration kicked off the farm touring season with tours taking place Mon – Sat at 2:00pm.
Take the kids to the only museum that celebrates the act of playing. The museum is having a special day to celebrate local first responders. Kids get to see real emergency vehicles, meet first responder people and animals and enjoy a live theatre performance.
One of Disney’s most beloved stories comes to life on stage. NETworks in Buffalo and Rochester presents beauty and the Beast during the month of May. Visit the website for ticket information.
The annual Ithaca Festival is once again coming to downtown Ithaca. All the fun begins on May 29th and lasts through June 1st. This event features plenty of music, dance, art, food, handmade arts and crafts to see and enjoy.
So no matter what you are looking to do in May, our vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes offer you luxury accommodations at affordable pricing to make your vacation memorable.
Posted in Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes events, Vacation Rentals | Tagged Finger Lakes in May, Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes | Comments Off May 7, 2014
Oh boy. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you are wondering what special gift or gesture would make that special mother in your life happy. Finding just the right way to show your appreciation is not always an easy task. Moms often do so much and ask for so little in return. That is why she really deserves an extra special day where she can really get away from the daily stresses of life and relax.
A great way to show how much you love and appreciate mom is to give her the ultimate Finger Lakes vacation rentals getaway. This is easier to do than you may think. It’s a good thing that Mother’s Day happens in spring, because this is the time of year when nature begins blooming in earnest. There is nothing quite like escaping to a corner of the world where you are surrounded by chirping birds, blooming flowers and fresh spring sunshine and air. If you feel the mom in your life would benefit from a rejuvenating retreat for a few days, look into vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes.
Vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes region are always a big hit with moms this time of year. This type of rental is different than booking a hotel room. A standard hotel room simply cannot compare to the experience of staying in a home away from home setting of a vacation rental home. Surely, mom would rather go on a mini retreat at a scenic place where she can kick back, take in the view and do whatever she likes without feeling cramped. Essentially this type of luxurious getaway allows mom to rejuvenate her mind and body in a setting that mirrors home life.
Except, she will be far away from the constant demands on her. She will be staying in a Skaneateles rentals located in a small village tucked away in a picturesque setting next to the shimmering Skaneateles Lake. The type of amenities she enjoys includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, as well as, additional amenities depending on which of the Skaneateles vacation rentals you choose for her.
Many of these comfortable homes or condos feature a fireplace with a cozy couch nearby where she can stretch out and read or catch up on her favorite TV shows. The homes next to the lake have large windows where she can gaze out at the amazing lakeside view and marvel at its natural beauty. Whenever she feels like it, she can go for a walk along the lakefront and take in the fresh air that you can only experience at a place like this.
Mom can choose to dine in or visit one of the delightful restaurants in town where she’ll be treated to delicious local dishes featuring local wines. There is a nearby theatre that features live Broadway shows and interesting plays. Charming Skaneateles makes the perfect getaway for mom whether it is for one day or several days.
Give mom a luxurious getaway for Mother’s Day by visiting Skaneateles vacation rentals. Rentals for this special day are going fast, so hurry and secure one today.Posted in Finger Lakes, Vacation Rentals | Tagged Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes | Comments Off April 23, 2014
Ah, spring. You can smell it in the air, can’t you?
Maybe it seemed like it would never arrive, but spring is here and it’s time to celebrate it by taking a nice break in central NY. The water on the Finger Lakes has melted and they are now glistening and flowing again. The nearby towns and cities have dusted off the last vestiges of winter and are emerging out of winter mode. Everything in this area is in full bloom. The freshness of it all is enough to lift your spirits and make you feel like bursting into song.
Before you start singing, take a few moments to check out the latest openings for Skaneateles vacation rentals. If you are wondering what makes Skaneateles rentals so much better than other local accommodations, well, that’s an easy question to answer.
Skaneateles is an absolutely beautiful location to live in for a few days or longer. The air around here is crisp, clean and springtime fresh. The greenery is returning to the trees, bushes and grass. Flowers are sprouting. Birds are busy chirping and building nests. The lake is so lovely to gaze at this time of year. If you’re really into natural beauty, there is no better reason to head over our way for a brief respite away from normal daily life.
The locals are so friendly and everyone is very welcoming to visitors. Skaneateles is like living in one of those picture perfect postcard towns. You know the ones. The homes and shops are so charming. The town gives you a sense of being someplace that never changes too much. The pace of life here is much slower, and that’s the way local townsfolk like it.
If you are unfamiliar with Finger Lakes vacation rentals, visit our online photo gallery and see exactly how much better it is to stay in a homelike environment. You get to stay in a condo or home that feels like you’re just here visiting relatives. Only, those relatives are someplace else (smile). During your stay the entire place is yours to do as you please.
Rent a home near beautiful Skaneateles Lake and gaze out the living room window each day at the pristine lake view. Go outside for a stroll along the lake. Head into town and browse the local boutiques. Eat a scrumptious meal at one of our local restaurants. Indulge in a wine tasting tour. Flop on the couch back home at your rental and get immersed in that novel you’ve been meaning to read.
There are many ways to let your hair down and relax while staying at one of our cozy luxury rentals in Skaneateles. Check out what’s available right now and book your space. Enjoy springtime like its meant to be enjoyed.Posted in Skaneateles Lake, Vacation Rentals | Tagged skaneateles luxury rentals | Comments Off ← Older posts
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