February is everyone’s favorite short month. It’s always nice to shave a few days off of winter, even if it’s only in your mind. If you happen to be coming to the Finger Lakes in February, be prepared for some feel good food and entertainment. Great wine, cheese and love are all everywhere as you stroll about the scenic streets of the charming cities, towns and villages. You never know who you might meet over a glass of premier wine and bite of the finest New York State artisan cheese. Save room for some hearty chili and best of all, our vacation rentals Finger Lakes properties are located within easy driving distance of most Finger Lakes events.
Writer’s Retreat Weekend, Aurora, NY
Have you been putting off writing that novel? Well, now there’s a perfect opportunity to get inspired to begin writing while hanging out with fellow authors. Spend the weekend immersed in specialized writer’s workshops on fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Get feedback on your writing from experienced writing instructors. Enjoy fine food and wine as you discuss the fine points of literary narrative with your peers and then come home to one of our luxury Fingerlakes vacation rentals.
Say Cheeeese! Photo Contest – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Cayuga Radio Group is sponsoring this fun photo contest where you can enter your best photos for a chance to win. The winner receives a delicious gift basket filled with area cheeses and wine. Receive a complimentary wine glass, wine charm and recipes at the start of your wine tour. Keep your ticket handy for a chance to win other cool prizes such as a season theatre pass, spa visit, free wine tour, free hotel accommodations and discount on a limo rental.
Murder Mystery Wine Tour, Ithaca, NY
Do you fancy yourself an amateur sleuth? Here’s your chance to solve a perplexing mystery while enjoying premier Finger Lakes wines and amazing fine dining. Join the In the Distill of the Night wine tour and search for clues to a murder. Discover the crime at the La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Follow clues as you continue on to area wineries. Of course, you’ll simply have to taste lots of wine along the way. Settle in for a wonderful three-course meal at Simeon’s restaurant where you’ll have an opportunity to put all the pieces of this mystery together. The real culprit will be revealed. Don’t miss this fun event!
Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner, Aurora, NY
Wondering what to do with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Enjoy an exquisite four-course meal together that includes sparkling wine from around the world. The Heart and Hands Dinner is the perfect way to add a little romance to your lives.
The Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook Off
Come out and taste some of the area’s best chili made by local restaurants. This popular event attracts chili lovers of all kinds. Thirty restaurants compete to win first place in the overall, meat, vegetarian and People’s Choice categories. There is no better way to ward off the winter chill than with a hot, savory cup of chili. Wash it down with local wine, beer and beverages. Have a blast watching contestants compete in events like Chili Idol Karaoke, Chili Olympics and the Hot Chili Pepper Showdown.
Contact one of our vacation specialists today to plan your Skaneateles Lake vacation rental getaway.