The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is well-known for its scenery, great wine and calm country ambiance. Plan a weekend getaway from New York, Boston and other cities to relax, eat great food, go on a wine tasting tour, and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Seneca Lake is the largest of the 11 Finger Lakes, while Cayuga is the longest, and both are surrounded by wineries, charming inns and lakefront hotels. See more weekend trips: from NYC, Boston, Vermont, the Maine.


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1. Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Belhurst Castle

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Belhurst Castle
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Belhurst in Geneva, New York is a historic 1800's castle hotel offering period guest rooms, two romantic cottages and a ranch home. Belhurst is home to one of the best wineries in New York, offering daily wine tasting tours where you can learn about winemaking in the Finger Lakes region. The historic rooms in the castle are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway in the country. Ask for a room with a soaking tub, a fireplace and a view of the water.

After a day of wine tasting and romantic walks, head to the hotel spa for a relaxing massage. End the day with a gourmet dinner at Edgar's or Stonecutter's restaurant. In addition to the rooms in the castle, there are two other accommodation options at Belhurst: Vinifera Inn and the Historic White Springs Manor, a Georgian Revival Mansion about 2 miles from Belhurst. Browse more getaways from New York and Boston.

4069 W Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456, Phone: 315-780201

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2.Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Geneva On The Lake

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Geneva On The Lake
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Geneva On The Lake is a stunning villa on the shores of Seneca Lake, featuring English-style gardens and grand architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The villa is set on 10 acres and was inspired by Villa Lancellotti in Italy when it was built in 1914. Guests are accommodated in 29 elegant suites and studios with a living room, dining area, full bath (or bath and a half) and a kitchen. Ask for a view of the water, a fireplace and an outdoor patio, perfect for a romantic getaway.

The Lancellotti Dining Room offers scenic views, both from its patio and the indoor dining room. The property is popular for weddings because of its romantic views.

1001 Lochland Rd., Geneva, NY 14456, Phone: 315-789-7190

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3. Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: The Inns of Aurora

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: The Inns of Aurora
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The Inns of Aurora consist of three unique properties, each with its own decor and ambiance. The Aurora Inn is a luxury getaway with classically decorated guest rooms and a beautiful lakeside restaurant. Guest rooms feature antiques, original art, gas burning fireplaces and luxurious baths. Amenities include Frette bed linens, High speed internet access, Aveda products and terrycloth robes.

In the summer, take advantage of the inn's private boating and swimming dock, lakeside fire pit and Adirondack chairs. Kayaks, canoes, and bicycle are available for guests' use. In addition to the Aurora Inn, visitors can stay at E.B. Morgan House or Rowland House. Rooms start from $175, including breakfast.

391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: 315-364-8888



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4. Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York is a stylish Finger Lakes weekend getaway close to Seneca, Cayuga and Keuka Wine Trails. The hotel offers a great starting point for exploring the area. Choose from 104 guest rooms, including charming water view rooms with a patio.

The two specialty suites, the Admiral Suite and the Commodore Suite are the most spacious, featuring a whirlpool tub in the bathroom, wine bar and a patio with a view of the water.

16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, Phone: 607-535-6116


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5.34 State Historic Luxury Suites in Skaneateles

34 State Historic Luxury Suites in Skaneateles
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34 State is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Finger Lakes region and is a short drive from Waterloo, Cortland and Hancock Airport. 34 State features elegant interiors with several works of artist John D. Barrow adorning the walls, as well as in the Library, and a seamless blend of modern décor and period pieces. Guests enjoy a sumptuous continental breakfast is served in the sunny dining room or in the privacy of suites as a breakfast-in-bed special. A communal lounge is a perfect place for relaxing with comfortable sofas, armchairs, and a cappuccino and espresso maker, and a guest pantry has a fridge, ice maker, and glassware for guests to use. A lovely outdoor terrace offers views of the garden, and there is free parking on site.

34 State St, Skaneateles, NY 13152, Phone: 315-730-4690


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6.Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Mirbeau Inn & Spa
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Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a storybook pretty 34 room spa resort is set on 12 verdant acres in the lovely village of Skaneateles, NY, on the banks of Skaneateles Lake. It is surrounded by magnificent colorful gardens and a pond that would make Monet proud.

The rooms continue the Provencal theme with charming French country inn decor with luxury bathrooms, fireplaces, claw-foot tubs and outdoor spaces, with added modern conveniences such as TVs with DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and high end stereo systems. Some rooms also have private living rooms. The inn's highly acclaimed gourmet restaurant serves French fare using local fresh, seasonal ingredients. Continental breakfast is included. The hotel's spa offers a hot tub, 18 treatment rooms and a fitness center.

851 W Genesee Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152, Phone: 877-647-2328


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7.Cayuga Lake Inn - Ithaca Hotel Alt

Cayuga Lake Inn - Ithaca Hotel Alt
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Cayuga Lake Inn - Ithaca Hotel Alt offers spectacular views of Cayuga from its guest rooms and the restaurant.

You will be just minutes away from wineries, scenic waterfalls and restaurants. Ask about The Villa House which is located about a mile from the inn.

The private house offers guests plenty of privacy and incredible water views.

556 Ridge Rd, Lansing, NY 14882, Phone: 607-533-4804



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8.The Mansion at Keuka Lake

The Mansion at Keuka Lake
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The Mansion at Keuka Lake (formerly the Esperanza Mansion) offers historic guest rooms and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Although the mansion is not right on the water, it offers scenic views of Keuka Lake. If you are looking for Finger Lakes getaways with beautiful wedding venues, the mansion has stunning grounds which makes it a popular wedding destination.

The Inn at Esperanza is another option for travelers who prefer a more casual setting. Rooms at the inn have drive-to-your-door access, and a balcony or a patio. The Inn at Esperanza has 21 guest rooms.

3456 Route 54A, Keuka Park, NY 14478, Phone: 866-927-4400

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9.Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: La Tourelle

Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: La Tourelle
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Located in the beautiful New York Finger Lakes wine country on 70 acres of lush land just a few miles from Ithaca College and Cornell University, La Tourelle is a hotel, bistro and a spa, a refuge for the mind and body, and a luxury oasis from daily stress and noise. Luxuriously decorated 53 rooms all have soft pillow-top mattress, a whirlpool tub or dual-head showers, mini-refrigerators, Wi-Fi, and magnificent views.

Pamper yourself in one of the Fireplace King Rooms with balconies and gas fireplaces or rekindle the romance in one of the circular rooms in the tower with a four-poster bed, whirlpool tub, and a lovely fireplace. If you are bringing the family, check out the two-story Yellow Barn Suite in the private renovated old yellow barn with three bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a two-story living room. Gourmet breakfast is served at The Bistro on the main level.

1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: 800-765-1492

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