While Staying at One of Our Skaneateles Vacation Rentals Consider a Day Trip to Homer, NY

One of the best things about visiting the Upstate New York area, and staying in one of our charming Finger Lakes rentals is being able to take in the local cultural scene. While the big cities are filled with lots of busy activity, the pace in our neck of the woods is decidedly slower. And, that’s a good sh_barn_and_vines_closeupthing!

Visitors choosing to stay at on of our luxury Skaneateles vacation rentals often find our vacation homes to be the perfect starting point to explore all that the Finger Lakes has to offer. Our area seems so peaceful and quiet, compared to other tourist places. We encourage you to embrace the peaceful surroundings and explore some of the small towns close by. Besides Skaneateles, if you want to get a feel for the village lifestyle, we suggest visiting Homer. It’s a place that takes you back in time when living was relaxed and everyone knew his or her neighbors. You can easily take a day trip to the village and leisurely stroll its streets.

We highly suggest taking the Walking Tour that takes you through nine stops of historical importance. On the tour you’ll get to see up close beautifully preserved homes, buildings and sites erected more than a hundred years ago. Observe architectural styles that were popular in the 1800s.

After your tour, you’ll probably be hungry. You can find plenty of great eating at various restaurants on Main Street and West Street. Enjoy sandwiches, pizza, BBQ, fish and more. After you’ve had a good meal, it’s time to do some local shopping. Homer is small, so there is not a big shopping area. However, the town does have some really good bargains. For instance, a popular destination for families is Homer Men & Boys. They have a wide variety of casual clothing such as jeans, t-shirts, overalls, jackets, boots and other items. Ladies too will find a selection of colorful socks, shoes, jeans and jackets. The styles at Homer Men & Boys reflect the necessities of life in rural areas. We need good quality clothing made to last through all sorts of weather conditions.

Ladies vacationing with friends enjoy shopping for clothing, jewelry, designer purses and accessories at Lily Lanetree Boutique. The offerings in this shop are decidedly chic. Find a gorgeous dress to wear for a special occasion. Browse the selection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets made with natural stones. Plan a special Girls Night Out shopping excursion by contacting the shop and booking a date in advance.

Want to enjoy the outdoors? We recommend you head on over to one of Homer’s beautiful parks. Each park has its own unique characteristics. Durkee Memorial Park has picnic areas, a pavilion, playground and a fishing dock. Calale Park and Vernum Memorial Park are great places to play sports. Newton Park has a nice play area with swings and a slide. Newton Water Works Park has scenic picnic spots.

A day trip to historic Homer, NY is just one of the many activities you can enjoy while staying at one of our luxurious Skaneateles lake vacation rentals. Contact us today to reserve your vacation rental today.

There is Plenty to Do Around the Finger Lakes in September

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 Skaneateles Vacation Homesmean 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.


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