The rush of the holidays is over, and now is the perfect time to recharge your batteries and reset your outlook to start your new year off right. If you are looking for a place where you will be surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains, but close to wineries, fine dining, outdoor activities and unique shopping, a stay in the Finger Lakes is the perfect getaway.
Relaxation on the Lake
If you just want to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature with family or friends, a stay in one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals provides a welcoming home base. Redtail Lane is a quiet retreat with 200 feet of private shoreline on one of the most beautiful lakes in the area. A wraparound porch provides a perfect spot for slowing down and viewing the gorgeous sunrises or sunsets. A fire pit keeps you warm while reconnecting with loved ones and sharing stories of the adventures of the day. If you want to gather around and cook a cozy meal together, a recently renovated kitchen has everything you need. This property has three bedrooms and a unique all-season sleeping porch that is heated in the winter, so it can accommodate up to 10 people.
Explore Unique Shops and Sample Local Cuisine
If you’re hungry, you have a large array of fine dining options to choose from in Skaneateles. The Sherwood Inn serves fresh, flavorful, locally sourced dishes and was a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Moro’s Kitchen serves house-made pastas, delicious meats and seafood, gelatos and indulgent desserts. If you’re looking for something for the younger palates, there are an abundance of restaurants serving pizza, burgers and sandwiches.
If you want to take some of the delicious regional food and products home with you, Vernak Country Store has a selection of Amish foods, gifts, local products and wines and beers. If you love to hunt for treasures in antique stores, you will find plenty of options to explore such as Skaneateles Antiques and Brown Dog Antiques. You can also find unique clothing and jewelry, books, locally-made crafts, home decor and gifts.
If you like to be in the center of the action, there are vacation rentals in Skaneateles that are just a short walk into town. The pet-friendly Franklin St. has a large, fenced backyard for your furry family members, and a beautiful deck for gathering. It is located next door to Rosalie’s Cucina, and a short walk to all of the shops and restaurants.
The Finger Lakes area is known for outdoor winter fun, and when you stay in one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals, you have access to all the area has to offer. Greek Peak is the largest ski resort in the area, and has something for everyone, with forty-four ski trails, snow tubing, a mountain coaster, and an indoor waterpark when you are ready to get in from the cold. Rice Hill is a great hill for sledding and has two ponds for ice skating. Highland Forest Country Park is a beautiful area to explore on Nordic ski trails or on a cozy horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Discover Local History and Culture
The Finger Lakes area is rich in history and culture. Visit the Harriet Tubman House to learn more about the life of the former slave who escaped and then rescued fellow slaves through the network known as the Underground Railroad. For aviation fans, the National Soaring Museum is a great place to learn about the history of motorless flight. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the John D. Burrow Art Gallery to check out the landscapes and portraits of the Hudson River School artist.
Whether you enjoy relaxing, outdoor adventure, fine dining, shopping, or history and culture, The Finger Lakes region is the perfect place to start your new year off right. When you stay at one of our Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals, you and your family or friends will feel right at home in luxurious comfort and will be just a short distance from all there is to experience here.