The temperatures are dropping, and snow is in the air, it’s the perfect time to get out of the city for a weekend getaway to beautiful Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Just 20 minutes from Syracuse, and a short drive from many Northeast cities, Skaneateles is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway to refresh your spirit and soak in the crisp fall air.
Explore Wineries, Fine Dining, History, and Shopping in the Skaneateles Area
With an exhilarating chill in the air and fewer crowds than in the summer months, now is the perfect time to explore Skaneateles and the surrounding Finger Lakes area. From wineries and fine dining to museums, unique shopping, and outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our Finger Lakes vacation rentals are located in the heart of all the area has to offer.
Anyela’s Winery in Skaneateles offers daily tastings and a beautiful lake view as you savor a glass of their finest. You can enjoy farm-to-table goodness at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, elegant dining with a lake view at 1820 House Restaurant, or fine French food at Joelle’s French Bistro. For more casual dining options, try a delicious slice at Valentine’s Pizza and Deli, or enjoy the family-friendly Willow Glen Café.
History buffs can explore the house where abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman lived in freedom or visit the home of William Seward who was Secretary of State under President Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson.
If you want to bring home something special to remember your trip, enjoy a stroll through Skaneateles and discover antique treasures, jewelry, or unique fashions. When you need to warm up, step into Skaneateles Bakery and Café for a steaming cup of freshly-brewed coffee and a decadent cupcake or fluffy muffin.
Outdoor Adventures Await
For the adventurous, Greek Peak Mountain Resort provides year-round excitement. Skiing, snow tubing and snowshoeing provide winter fun, but even if there is no snow there are so many more activities to explore. Experience an adrenaline rush as you fly through the air on a zip line or zoom downhill on the mountain coaster. Test your balance on the high ropes course or explore the area on a mountain bike. There is even an adventure play area for the youngest in your group.
Stunning Accommodations Provide a Cozy Home Base
After a day of adventure, shopping, wine tasting or sampling local cuisine, Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals are the ideal place to stay when exploring this region. There are a wide variety of accommodations to choose from to fit any size group. If you want to stay right on the lake, Burtis Point is the ideal place. This three-bedroom house is located on level lakefront and is perfect for a few families or a small friend group. If you have your own boat, you can set off across the lake from your private dock, or you can jump in the provided kayaks to explore. When the day is coming to an end, slow down and take the time to bask in the glory of a gorgeous sunset around the blazing stone fire pit with family or friends. Make s’mores, relive the fun of the day, and make plans for tomorrow.
The Samuel Adams is another one of the Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals located on the lake, and is the dream house for a large extended family or friend group. This six-bedroom, 4 ½ bath Tudor estate, once owned by renowned writer Samuel Hopkins Adams, is absolutely gorgeous! The fully-appointed chef’s kitchen is the perfect place to gather to create a gourmet meal and many amazing memories. Two living areas and a billiard room, two with fireplaces, provide plenty of space to play games, catch up and stay warm when the temperature drops. The two large sitting porches are heated, providing a cozy spot to watch the early morning sun rising over the lake. Four kayaks and two paddleboards are available for setting off on adventures.
When you stay at one of our vacation rentals in Skaneateles, you will leave with warm memories of special times shared.