Don’t Let the Colder Weather Stop You from Enjoying the Finger Lakes for the Holidays

As one year comes to a close and another opens, vacation rentals in Skaneateles sit amidst a winter wonderland. The vast “long lakes” region is full of outdoor winter activities and lovely homes to warm up within. 

At the end of the day, after taking in your new surroundings, you can sit by the fire or a fire pit at some of the available rentals. Explore your many options and find the rental home size and amenities. Cozy beds, spacious living spaces – there’s a property for you alone, or your whole family. 

Winter Fun 

The Finger Lakes are known for their beautiful, adventurous skiing options. All year long there are activities such as enjoying on Main Street,places to stay in the Finger Lakes visiting a winery, or taking in culture at art galleries. The snow and chill of this season offer a special slew of sporty options. Skiing, tubing, and skating are among some of the most popular and memorable itinerary items for Skaneateles locals and visitors. 

Downhill Skiing 

For downhill skiing, visit a surrounding mountain or resort-like Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Labrador Mountain, Song Mountain, and Toggenburg Mountain. Greek Peak Mountain Resort also has a Tubing Center to snow tube instead. 

Cross Country Skiing 

If cross country skiing is preferred by you and your company, try the Greek Peak Nordic Ski Center, Highland Forest County Park, Finger Lakes National Forest, or the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail. 

Dickens Festival 

Since Thanksgiving, this Skaneateles festival has hosted special holiday events with the magic of a Dickens Christmas. 

Ice Skating 

Ice skating is fun for the whole family. Your Finger Lake vacation rental is bound to be near one of these ice skating centers. There are outdoor and indoor options available. Some of these are only opened seasonally, so this winter offers the most rinks available to you. Whether you want to ice skate indoors or out on a lake, set aside time for one of these:

  •         Austin Park
  •         Welsh Allyn Arena, Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center
  •         Casey Park Ice Arena
  •         Cicero Twin Ice Skating Center
  •         Clinton Square Ice Skating Facility
  •         Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena
  •         Meachem Ice Rink
  •         Rice Hill – Sledding and Ice Skating

Home for the Holidays 

Finger Lakes Home for the HolidaysAround 20 miles west of Syracuse, NY, lie lakeside, secluded, or downtown homes waiting to welcome you and your loved ones. Gather with the whole family during the most wonderful time of the year by Owasco Lake or Main Street. Fourteen different Finger Lakes vacation rentals are available to enjoy the holidays! Call one of these Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals your home for the holidays.

Choose between: 

The six-bedroom properties large enough for your extended family:

  •         Samuel Adams Estate
  •         Hummingbird Manor
  •         Evans Lodge

 The three-bedroom homes:

  •         Denman Cove
  •         Greenfield Lane
  •         Redtail Lane
  •         E. Lake Rd
  •         Lee Mulroy
  •         Franklin St

 The Main Street Carriage House, and three other Main Street properties each with three, two, and one bedroom(s). 

Find the home closest to your favorite ski resort, mountain, or trail and make this holiday count.


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