Enjoy September in the Finger Lakes

Can you feel the excitement and freshness in the air?  Fall is upon us and there’s no time like now to book your Finger Lakes vacation rentals. Summer flew by and you were busy with so many wonderful things to do and memories to make. As we enter into a new season, taking a special getaway to the Finger Lakes area and Skaneateles would do you wonders before we get into holiday preparations. You deserve a sweet and relaxing break.

The Finger Lakes in September

All year long, there are so many amazing and exciting events going on here in Skaneateles and throughout the Finger Lakes area. When you are looking for places to stay in the Finger Lakes, making one of our luxury rentals your home base will put you in a great spot to explore many places with ease.

places to stay in the Finger LakesSkaneateles Lake is still teaming with activity. The air may be cooler but you will enjoy the breeze through your hair as you board one of the sightseeing or fishing charters right here. Boaters enjoy this time of year with the quieter space and the fishing is still exceptional.

Visitors to Skaneateles can get out on the lake and peer into what William Henry Seward called “the most beautiful body of water in the world” by taking a tour provided by Mid-Lakes Navigation (315-685-8500). Options include sight-seeing cruises, lunch cruises and dinner cruises. Here’s another idea: Ride the historic mail boat as it makes its daily rounds along the lake’s 32-mile shoreline

The Village shops and restaurants continue to provide exquisite fare and shopping opportunities. Be sure to take in the gorgeous artwork at our galleries! If it’s antiques you enjoy, you will not be disappointed with many fine shops available for your browsing pleasure.

Don’t miss the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, one of the largest vintage racing events in the nation, featuring historic SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) race cars from nearly every era, as Watkins Glen International celebrates its legendary history. Event takes place September 8-10, 2017 at Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen, NY.

Make This YOUR Getaway Location

places to stay in the Finger LakesNothing can be more relaxing than booking one of our meticulously maintained and prominently located Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals. Everything is taken care of plus you have the pleasure of having everything you need right at your fingertips. With fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and furnished private homes, you will feel totally at home and comfortable here with us. We aim to provide you with the most relaxing and memorable vacation here in the Finger Lakes area.

Many of our properties are within easy walking distance to the village shops and restaurants. The lakefront will beckon you to sit and drink in the fresh, cool air and hear the happy sounds of the wildlife that calls Skaneateles Lake their home.

With seven gorgeous properties maintained here in Skaneateles, we are certain you will find the perfect place to call your home-away-from home!  See our lovely homes HERE and contact us to make your reservations.




There’s Still Time to Book A Vacation Getaway Before School Starts

It’s been a busy summer here in the Finger Lakes region.  September, Labor Day and back to school activities are looming for many of us. There is still time to book your Finger Lakes vacation rentals and no place better than the lovely village of Skaneateles.

August is definitely the month to take that much needed family vacation together and enjoy some quality time.  Skaneateles luxury rentals can help you bring the whole family together and enjoy all that our area has to offer.

August Events in the Finger Lakes

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 554-4922

Date(s): July 7, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Recurring weekly on Friday

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: $10/person, $8/Sonnenberg Member, $5/youth (Ages 6-17), FREE for ages 5 and under.

Finger Lakes eventsFestively lit historic garden paths and live music on a midsummer’s eve make for a unique Finger Lakes experience as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off its popular Moonlight Stroll Concert Series on Friday, July 7. The 2-hour concerts will take place every Friday night in July and August from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as family, friends or that special someone for an evening out under the stars and strolls through beautiful garden as music floats through the air.

Besides the musical entertainment, guests will have a rare opportunity to partake of the beauty of Sonnenberg’s gardens at night – for this is the one time each year that the gardens are lit and showcased at night. Evening garden strolls are a rare treat for the gardens take on a completely different demeanor – shadows grow long, hues deepen, and the fragrance of roses and other blooms become more pronounced as the evening air cools.

Sonnenberg will be bringing a variety of talented musical performers to its grounds for this concert series. With a variety of musical genres, there’s sure to be something for everyone at Sonnenberg this summer!

Sonnenberg’s own Finger Lakes Wine Center will offer wine by the glass for sale each evening. Light refreshments including soda, water, pizza, popcorn, and cookies will also be available from the Friends of Sonnenberg. This year’s performance venue is the veranda of the Mansion and guests will be able to spread out blankets and set up seats on the lawn.

The gates will open at 7:30 PM and all concerts will be held rain or shine. http://www.visitfingerlakes.com/event/moonlight-stroll-through-the-gardens/15939/

Skaneateles Festival

ADDRESS 97 E. Genesee St.

Skaneateles, NY, 13152

PHONE (315) 685-7418

The Skaneateles Festival, under the artistic direction of husband and wife team of pianist Aaron Wunsch and cellist Julia Bruskin, is central NY’s premier chamber music festival. World-renowned performers have included conductor David Zinman; violinists Hilary Hahn, and Eugene Drucker; pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Jon Nakamatsu; guitarist Eliot Fisk; and the Turtle Island Quartet. Weeknight concerts are held in the picturesque lakeside village of Skaneateles. Saturday concerts are held outdoors and under the stars at a nearby lakeside wine vineyard, Anyela’s Vineyards. The festival season runs throughout the month of August.

Fishing on Skaneateles Lake – “With over 9,000 acres of crystal clear water, Skaneateles Lake offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon, bass, pickerel, and yellow perch. Skaneateles Lake is open to anglers all year.

things to do in the Finger LakesThe best trout fishing occurs in the spring and autumn months. During the summer small mouth bass, large mouth bass, and pickerel are targeted. Trout, during the summer months, are found deep and require specialized trolling equipment to catch.

Stillwater fly fishing is a challenging and fun way to fish the lake. During early June the lake has a tremendous hatch of mayflies that attracts fly fishermen from around the region.

In addition to the lake, ultra light spin fishing and fly fishing for both native and stocked trout, is great on  numerous small-to-medium sized streams and tributaries found nearby the village”.

For more information on Fishing on Skaneateles Lake contact Upstate Guide Service at (315) 283-8871

Places to Stay in the Finger Lakes

No matter what your vacation entails – rest & relaxation, family gatherings, quality time with the family before school starts, or a special weekend getaway, Skaneateles vacation rentals can make you feel right at home.

Our beautiful and peaceful properties provide you with all the amenities of home plus more. No worrying about lugging coolers and figuring out meals. Every home here at Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals is designed and apportioned to provide everything you need.

Check out our PROPERTIES and make your reservations today for a memorable and relaxing vacation here in Skaneateles.  This is the perfect month to sit back and recharge your batteries before the rush of fall grabs hold.  Join us this month for the vacation of a lifetime.


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