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.