Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Rick Moscarito
Skaneateles Lake has been described as having a “personality of its own,” and this “long lake” certainly lives up to that description during the winter months. Depending on the time of day you visit the lake, you’ll see a variety of unforgettable lake views. The lake is a focal point in the small village of Skaneateles, and when you’re right in the midst of this winter wonderland you’ll truly feel transported to a simpler time of life. There is no better place to escape to during your winter break than Skaneateles Lake, and you can choose one of several Skaneateles luxury rentals to live in while you relax near the lake.
Early Morning Lake View
Wake up in the morning to a magnificent view as you gaze outside one of the windows of your luxury rental home. Sip warm coffee, or hot cocoa, and enjoy the mesmerizing colors of the skyline just above the lake. As the sun rises, you’ll see a range of colors including orange, yellow, gray and misty blue.
This early morning winter sky is beautifully reflected on the lake’s glass-like waters, and as you gaze upon the lake you’ll understand why painters and photographers are inspired to capture scenes like this. Perhaps you’ll also be inspired to snap a few quick pictures to remember your days spent relaxing and enjoying this special lake.
Serene Winter Daytime View
Getting an up close and personal view of this gorgeous lake is one of the main reasons to stay in Skaneateles at one of our Skaneateles luxury rental homes during your winter break. Throw on a warm coat and a snug pair of gloves and go for a stroll along the lake. Take a break from walking and sit at one of the park benches strewn along the lakefront walking path. When you do you’ll likely feel the most wonderful sense of serenity. Water has a relaxing effect on the mind and body, and Skaneateles Lake has more water between its shores than any other Finger Lake. This means you’ll be able to get the most out of your time there.
On rare occasions, Skaneateles Lake freezes solid and becomes even more of a winter wonderland to its admirers. The frozen lake is covered in a glistening sheet of white ice and usually a thin layer of snow. But this freezing is so unpredictable that there’s no guarantee you’ll see it in a completely frozen state. Conditions must be just right to create a freezing effect such as the one Oneida Lake experiences regularly.
Evening Lake View
Evenings transform Skaneateles Lake into a colorful glistening panorama and you’ll see a mixture of soft colors such as pink, yellow, orange and purple. Watch the colors dance, change and finally fade away as darkness envelopes the lake. You can watch this natural light show repeatedly and never see the same thing twice.
Looking for places to stay in the Finger Lakes this winter season? Check out these warm and cozy luxury vacation homes offering you magnificent views of Skaneateles Lake.
Posted December 9th, 2015 by Rick Moscarito
December is a very special time here in the Finger Lakes. Visitors come from everywhere just to experience the holidays in a naturally beautiful environment. In addition to the area’s natural beauty, you’ll find plenty of reasons to celebrate your holidays in one of our cozy Finger Lakes vacation rentals.
The Bud Light Comedy Club – Clemens Center – Elmira, NY
Laugh your cares away in an intimate nightclub setting as you enjoy the comedic talents of three hilarious comedians. This event takes place in Mandeville Hall, which has table and tiered seating. The show starts at 8:00pm. Ticket: $27.50 per person. For tickets call 800-724-0159. December 7.
Varick Winery: Holiday Happiness – Romulus, NY
Finger Lakes wines have an excellent reputation and Varick Winery is a must see during your visit. Check out its charming country store and browse its selection of fine wines, and locally made specialty food items. You’ll discover how easy it is to find gift items to brighten up your holidays.
Bring the kids along to meet Santa! Wine sampling fee: $4.00. Hours of operation: 9:30am – 6:00pm. December 12. Why not make a weekend of it with a stay at one of our Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals.
Home for Christmas Concert with Phil Vassar – Corning Museum of Glass – Corning, NY
Come out to the America’s Crystal City to enjoy an evening of great country music from Nashville recording artist Phil Vassar. Vassar gets his audiences in the holiday spirit with a mixture of holiday favorites and country hits. The concert takes place in The Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium, and will-call ticket holders get in at 5:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm for general ticket holders. For ticket information call 607-962-8997 or visit gafferdistrict.com/events. December 13.
Reindeer Run 5K and Kids Race – Rochester, NY
Put on your best athletic shoes for this fun 5K running and walking event. The whole family can join the reindeer run in support of the Strong Museum. There’s also a kids race for young people 12 years and younger. Reindeer antlers are optional. Registration is at 7:30am. 5K race starts at 8:30am. Kids race starts at 9:15am. Visit yellowjacketracing.com/events for more information. December 19.
Nutcracker In Motion – Clemens Center – Elmira, NY
Experience the famous Nutcracker dance performance in a completely unique way. New Heights Dance Theater brings this treasured holiday spectacle to life by mixing classical ballet with jazz, tap and acrobatics. Special effects create a truly memorable entertainment experience for the whole family. Join Clara as she meets characters such as the Mouse Queen and the Snow Queen. Adults: $18; Seniors: $12; Youth 5-17: $12. Kids 1-4: $8. For tickets call 800-724-0159 or visit clemsonscenter.com. December 19.
Take a moment to check out our amazingly comfortable vacation rental homes available in Skaneateles this holiday season.