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.