Skaneateles, NY is the perfect place to be in the Fall

This fall, Skanteateles, NY, the region of the “long lakes”, or Finger Lakes, sings an inviting song as the cool fall breeze rustles crisp, fall leaves. It beckons you to stay a while, curl up in a blanket, and take in new scenery. Just over 20 miles west of Syracuse, NY, lies warm, lakeside, remote, or even downtown houses ready to be the bedrock of your next vacation memories. Owasco Lake or Main Street can be right in your backyard to suit the need to relax or adventure. 

A New Home for the Holidays 

These breath-taking Skaneateles luxury vacation rentals have amenities for every need within like internet, games, Keurig coffee makers,places to stay in Skaneateles fireplaces, dishwashers, outdoor grills, and much more.

You can choose from large homes of even 6,500 square feet that sleep 14 people, or over 2,400 square feet and sleeps 10. Go sit lakeside or fireside in beautiful manors, carriage houses, and lodges. Maybe you want to travel solo and take up residence temporarily in a one-bedroom suite in the heart of Skaneateles downtown district.

These vacation rentals in Skaneateles are unique must-stays this fall. 

The Perfect Autumn Adventure

Fall in the Finger Lakes, especially Skaneateles which is at a higher altitude than the others, is unlike anything you have experienced, even if you’ve visited other times of year. The beauty of this season’s fall foliage and the stage at which wineries and orchards are in is prime and does not compare. 

Apple Orchards 

The Finger Lakes vacation rentals are in a region of New York renowned for many apple orchards. Conveniently located within short driving (or walking) distances of these homes have many attractions including perfect, colorful orchards for fall.

  • Navarino Orchard
  • Beak & Skiff Apple Farms
  • Tim’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Leubner Apple Farm
  • Owen Orchards

Mark a time on your itinerary to enjoy their homemade cider and pick your own apples. Many of the apple orchards have their own bakery with delectable donuts, pies, and other pastries. Surrounded by changing leaves, red apples, and orange pumpkins, Thanksgiving time will really set in here like nowhere else. 


You can really be grateful for the multitude of notable wineries near Skaneateles and each of the other three local Finger Lakes: Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, and  Keuka Lake. The weather and atmosphere especially this time of year is prime to sip and stroll!

The over 160-year-old Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Winery, will make your trip one for the books. 

Be Thankful You Got Away 

If the wineries, orchards, and opulent homes with warm fire pits aren’t enough to set your mind on staying near lovely lakes in NY this fall, the local eats and boutiques surrounded by rich cultural and historical centers will be the icing on the cake.

 While the area is great all year round, a truly wonderful experience awaits with perfect weather.

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