Skaneateles Has a Luxury Vacation Waiting for You Right Here in Central New York

Fall is quickly replacing the sweltering summer heat. Fragrances of apple cider and pumpkin spice waffle out of bakeries and coffee shops on crisp autumn mornings. Vibrant orange and red leaves encircle us as they fall from towering trees during evening walks. 

Escaping to one of our luxury vacation rentals in Skaneateles during the fall is always top of the list for local New Yorkers wanting to soak up some of the beautiful fall scenery before bundling up for winter.  This charming area was described as one of the best places in the country to “embrace crisp air, bright shades, and recreational pursuits,” by US News. Whether you prefer hiking to waterfalls, fishing on the banks of a lake, or sampling some of central New York’s best wines, you can find it all centrally located in this quiet, picturesque town.        

Perfect Sunset Views

Several of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals are located right on the shores of Skaneateles Lake and boast beautiful sunset views at the end of each day. Burtis Point, among other locations, vacation rentals in Skaneateles Lake even has a dock for your boat and private access to this sought-after lakefront.  No boat, no problem! 2 kayaks and a paddle board are waiting for you along with a fire pit for gathering around with your family while you make plans for the next day.  

Other properties, like the Samuel Adams (the former summer home of Samuel Hopkins Adams), have 7 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate 14 guests, making it the perfect getaway for you and your best friends. The indoor stone fireplace is a perfect place to enjoy the wine from a local winery while watching the sunset through the picture frame windows that overlook the lake. Or play a game of pool while enjoying a drink from a local brewery in the billiard room. 

Something for Everyone

Our Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals are centrally located to everything you want on vacation. The John D. Barrow Art Gallery and Gallery 54 are both well-loved by art enthusiasts in the area. The private and unique collections at both galleries are sure to make Insta-worthy shots for all your friends! Last Shot Distillery boasts the first barreled whiskey produced in the county since Prohibition was lifted and is still producing bourbons and spirits that wow their patrons. Spas, yoga studios, and antique stores are sprinkled throughout the downtown area, just a 10-minute drive down the road. 

A fall family vacation to the Finger Lakes wouldn’t be complete without stopping by some of the quaint pumpkin patches that are just a short drive from our Finger Lakes vacation rentals.

Here are some of the locals’ top picks for fall activities! 

Pumpkin Patch

 Open daily 10-6 until October 31st

Enjoy Pumpkin Picking at the Finger LakesA family-owned, family-centered, pumpkin patch that boasts hayrides, a corn maze, and cute farm animals for the kids to check out! Homemade treats, including their famous pumpkin whoopie pies, are available in their Shoppe.  No admission fee is charged, and parking is free!

Open daily at 9am 

This pumpkin patch checks something off everyone’s list. Everyone will make amazing memories firing the apple cannons, navigating through the corn maze, taking wagon rides, digging for fossils, climbing a giant hay fort, and picking out the perfect pumpkin from the patch.  After all the action, mom and dad can grab a drink at the Brew Barn while the kids enjoy glazed pumpkin donuts from the bakery. 
Admission is $3 during the week and $5 for adults/ $4 for children on the weekends, respectively.  

Hiking

  • Carpenter  Falls

This easy 0.59-mile train follows Bear Swamp Creek and takes hikers by two beautiful waterfalls. Locals love this trail for the picture-perfect fall scenery. 

Don’t let fall slip away without creating some warm memories to keep you cozy this winter.  Just be prepared to fall in love and plan next year’s return trip as you drive back home at the end of your vacation.    

Don’t Let the Summer Slip Away Without a Stay on the Finger Lakes

With summer coming rapidly to a close, it can feel like there isn’t enough time to plan a once-in-a-lifetime getaway.

Visiting one of our Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals can help to cure those summer blues. The picturesque location in upstate New York makes it possible for people from New York City and neighboring counties to take a quick drive to the Finger Lakes and enjoy the remainder of the summer by the water.

The Finger Lakes is Calling to You and Your Family

You and your family may be dreading the end of summer. With school beginning again, the nights getting dark, and the air getting colder, it may feel like the best days of summer are long behind you. But when staying at one of the vacation rentals in Skaneateles, you will see that you can make the remainder of your summer the high point of the whole season.

The Finger Lakes is an ideal place for canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, so if water sports are your passion then the Finger Lakes are just the place for you. If you’re more interested in relaxing, you can dip in the crisp, cool waters for a swim, sunbathe on a pool float, or tan by the shore.

If you prefer to stay busy while on vacation, look no further than Skaneateles Marina for a variety of dining and shopping options. The location is perfect for day trips or nights out on the town before retiring to one of many luxurious and unique Skaneateles Lake vacation rentals

Why Our Rentals?

Before you can enjoy all of the benefits of Lake Skaneateles, you have to book your accommodations. Check out just some of our rental options below, and you will find that there is something for every preference and budget.

Samuel Adams Estate

This property sits on Owasco Lake and was the former home of Samuel Hopkins Adams. This 6 bedroom, 4-bathroom Tudor can accommodate up to 14 people. There are three cozy living rooms, a billiard room, and chef’s kitchen to entertain all of your guests. 

Enjoy the FingerLakesIf you like your summer nights extra hot, you will surely enjoy the two fireplaces located in this spectacular home. What really sets this rental apart, however, is the 160 feet of private lakefront access. The Samuel Adams Estate homes with four kayaks, two paddle boards, and a mooring buoy that can be used for the entirety of your stay.

The Samuel Adams Estate will allow you and your guests to spend their days enjoying Owasco Lake and retiring in the evenings to this one-of-a-kind, historic property.

Lakewood Lane

This newly renovated rental has turned this ranch-style cottage into a paradise complete with modern amenities and aesthetics. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom rental has a gorgeous chef’s kitchen complete with quartz countertops. The main level bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower to rinse off after a long day by the lake. 

You and your family can play lawn games in the fenced-in backyard, or you can unwind on the deck overlooking Skaneateles Lake and take in the sunset. This rental is just a 12-minute drive from the downtown area where you and your family can dine, shop, and sightsee. 

Lakewood Lane is the perfect property for those who want to R & R in style!

Main Street Carriage House

This quaint Carriage House is located on Main Street just a quick walk from the downtown district of Skaneateles. In this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house you will have 1,500 feet of living space for you and your closest loved ones, and your loved ones can include your dog! This rental is pet-friendly so you don’t have to worry about finding a sitter for your furry friend while you enjoy your vacation.

Wrap Up Your Summer at the Finger Lakes

There is something for every budget and taste so you can make the most of the last few weeks of summer. It’s not too late to get one last trip before school starts and the autumn leaves start falling.

 

Book your Finger Lakes vacation rentals today and soak in the last days of summer in style!


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