‘Tis The Season for cozy and warm hideaways. What could be cozier than a quiet wintertime getaway, especially post-holiday hustle? The Finger Lakes is home to an array of quaint bed & breakfasts, private rentals, and wonderful hotels, perfect for the winter-weary traveler.

When you visit the Finger Lakes Countrysides, you can get a true sense of small-town charm with world-class style. Whether you’re planning a romantic long weekend, or a friend’s trip to indulge in one of the best wine regions in the United States, you’re going to love the Finger Lakes for many reasons.

Bed & Breakfasts

The 1897 Beekman House Bed & Breakfast, located in Dundee, NY, is minutes away from both the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Keuka Lake Wine Trail. The Owners & Innkeepers are New York City restauranter transplants who fell in love with the region. Their five guest rooms are brimming with historic Victorian charm and thoughtful details.

Enjoy a gourmet, three-course breakfast with locally sourced ingredients served daily and book a wine tour where you’ll be guided and shuttled by the innkeepers themselves, who are trained sommeliers. 

Located two miles north of Keuka Lake in Branchport, NY, is Country Comforts Bed & Breakfast. The 1850’s cobblestone home is a host to four bedrooms and private baths. A full country breakfast is served fresh every morning, with local products as the spotlight. If you’re looking for sustainable-friendly lodging, you’ll be excited to see that the owners have installed solar panels that provides electric to the home and their barn, which you can also utilize for small groups and classes. 

Private Rentals

Cozy up near a fireplace with a glass of local red wine or find a place suitable for your extended family for a much-needed winter break. Linger Hospitality offers a wide range of luxury vacation homes to rent in various settings. Select an urban rental close to shops and dining or sprawl out in a cabin retreat with country views. 

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is also an experienced local vacation rental company with a large inventory of properties to choose from. They have great winter packages

Hotels & Inns

Winter getaways should help you destress and recharge, so simplicity is key when planning. When it comes to hometown hospitality and service, local hotels and inns will make you feel comfortable and welcomed.

For a lakeside retreat, Hampton Inn by Hilton is situated on the northern tip of Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, NY. This hotel is great for traveling with children with amenities such an indoor pool, free hot breakfast, and fire pits. It’s also right next door to a new lakeside dining establishment, Main Deck. Grab an upscale farm-to-table style meal or late-night cocktails before you call it a night. 

The Mansion at Keuka Lake offers great views of the lake with its eight rooms located within the mansion, and twenty-one rooms in the adjacent Inn. Consider having lunch or dinner at The Mansion during your stay. Their cozy dining rooms create the perfect ambience for a quiet dinner for two. Share a bottle of local wine over artisanal dishes that change seasonally. 

Getting There

The Finger Lakes is easy to get to and located within a five-hour drive of most east coast metro areas including New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toronto. There are also major airports such as Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo that are a short drive away.

For more information on things to do, itinerary ideas, or to simply get a better grasp on what it’s like to visit the beautiful Finger Lakes Countrysides, visit www.fingerlakescountryside.com.