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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 April 9, 2014
If you are like us, you’re glad that the extremely cold and long winter season has finally puttered out? Communities around the Finger Lakes are embracing the warming weather as they sponsor more events. For that reason we offer some more reasons for you to plan a trip to the Finger Lakes region this month.
There’s no better way to shake off those winter doldrums than to escape for a while to a scenic upstate New York setting. Skaneateles vacation rentals have all of the amenities of home. The ice on the lake has melted and birds are congregating once again. If you are looking for an ideal place to stay while enjoying springtime in this area.
Once you have secured your comfortable home away from home after making arrangements with Skaneateles luxury rentals it is time to check out what’s happening. There are plenty of fun activities to do during your stay in the Finger Lakes area in April.
Every wine has its own unique story. Discover the stories behind 150 years of exquisite Finger Lakes wine during this special wine tasting series. You will learn a whole lot about the cultivation and development of the area’s most famous wines. Learn how these wines differ from wines from around the world.
Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are just a short drive from Ithaca where Triphammer Wines & Spirits is celebrating 75 years in business with a special store wide wine tasting. It is absolutely free to taste these wonderful wines on display. Food is being provided by Ithaca Coffee Company. Be among the first 100 customers to arrive to have a chance to win a $100 gift card.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most acclaimed shows to ever hit the theater stage. Come and see this fabulous United Kingdom version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber play. It is winning rave reviews around the world. Rochester is the show’s first stop on its U.S. tour schedule. This is a must see for fans.
Center Ithaca is the place to be for this lively evening spring fashion show. See a unique variety of fashions for women and men from area boutiques. The show is free to attend. All attendees are eligible for coupons and special promotions. Refreshments will be served.
Spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time to book your spot at one of our amazingly cozy Skaneateles vacation rentals.Posted in Vacation Rentals | Tagged April in the Finger Lakes, skaneateles vacation rentals | Comments Off April 8, 2014
April is the month when everyone in the Finger Lakes area looks forward to dusting off the last bits of winter chill and snow. Just like the bears that hibernate during colder months, local residents have been doing some hibernating too. April means that the spring season is just now arriving in earnest. That’s reason enough to want to get out and partake in local goings on. So once you’ve booked your stay at one of our Skaneateles vacation rentals, don’t forget to see what is happening in our area.
In the Finger Lakes there’s always an event that features wine and food and April is no exception. The Finger Lakes is home to some mighty fine talent, food and wine. Take your pick of these entertaining culinary events during your Finger Lakes vacation rentals stay. And, if professional racing is your thing, make sure you check out the opening weekend at Watkins Glen racetrack.
The weekend of April 12 – 13 is a time to rev up for another year of exciting racing action at the famous Watkins Glen track. This is opening weekend at the track and all fans of professional racing are welcome to attend. Access to the track starts at 9am. If you’re feeling adventurous, take your car for laps around a real racetrack. There will be pace cars taking visitors around the Grand-Prix course. Laps begin at 10am. Track Time Photos will be on hand to snap shots of your car on the course. Opening weekend proceeds benefit local charities.
The songs that made Motown great will always have a special place in the heart of many people that love this soulful R&B music. Glenora Wine Cellars is hosting this live entertainment event for wine and music lovers. Enjoy an amazing fine dining experience with a full-course meal, including dessert. Fine wine is served with the meal. Diners are treated to Motown favorites by professional singer Charles Lee and then top off your night with a stay at one of our Skaneateles lake rentals.
Here is your chance to get your hands on bunches of fresh springtime herbs and locally grown vegetables. In addition to making delicious local wine, the Finger Lakes are fertile ground for all sorts of homegrown produce. Upon arrival you will receive a complimentary wine glass, plant carrier and recipe cards. Start your own herb garden or use them to prepare savory dishes. Get ideas as you sip choice wine while tasting delicious cuisine prepared especially for wine tour visitors.
Contact Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals for vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes for April or any month of the year.Posted in Finger Lakes, Vacation Rentals | Comments Off March 5, 2014
It is never too soon to begin making plans for this year’s vacation getaway and what better way to enjoy your vacation than with a stay at one of our Skaneateles lake rentals. The Finger Lakes region is among the most popular spots to visit in New York State outside of the Big Apple. Many people are pleasantly surprised that, in addition to large buildings and Broadway theatre entertainment found in the city, New York also has some of the most pristine parks, gorges, lakes, streams and waterfalls in the country. Visitors come to this area from all over the country, and the world, just to spend some time among the fresh air and beautiful scenery that local area residents enjoy all year.
As you probably discovered during your research, you have a wide range of choices when deciding where to stay during your vacation visit. You may have already checked out the accommodations at several area hotels. While we have nothing against hotels, they simply cannot provide you with the ultimate in comfort and luxury. We know this because we manage some of the areas most coveted Finger Lakes vacation rentals.
If you are not familiar with luxury vacation home rentals, they are homes and condos that are rented out to visitors on an as needed basis. The concept is similar to renting a hotel room, except you are gaining so much more than a small space to jostle around in. Fingerlakes vacation rentals properties provide you with all of the amenities you have at home. That’s because they are real homes. It is like coming to visit a close relative or friend without them actually being there.
Rental homes have spacious living and dining rooms where you can relax and kick back on comfortable modern furniture. Look outside the windows and admire the magnificent views of the lake or charming town. When you are hungry for a bite to eat during the day or night you don’t have to be stuck with hotel food. Instead, you can go into a kitchen and prepare whatever meals or snacks you want. This saves you a bundle on food costs. Of course, you always have the option of going out to dine at local restaurants.
Hate those stiff hotel beds?
You will have the luxury of sleeping in a real bed inside of a real bedroom. Drop off to sleep while listening to the sounds of crickets or birds chirping outside your bedroom window. There is nothing quite like the peace and quite you experience when renting a real home. And, isn’t that the whole purpose of going on vacation?
You want to escape the stresses of daily life and be able to enjoy the surrounding area, then come home and relax in a cozy place where no one will bother you. Finger Lakes vacation rentals are a little slice of heaven for visitors needing to unwind for several days.
The most popular vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes tend to get booked up pretty quickly for choice days and weeks. Contact our professional customer service team at Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals to check out our current rentals to see which homes are still open for your chosen vacation days.Posted in Skaneateles Lake, Vacation Rentals | Tagged finger Lakes vacation rentals, Skaneateles Lake Rentals | Comments Off ← Older posts
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