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.
1. Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Belhurst Castle
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
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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. More romantic getaways in New York
1001 Lochland Rd., Geneva, NY 14456, Phone: 315-789-7190
3. 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.
391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: 315-364-8888
4. Finger Lakes Weekend Getaways: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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. Lakes Near Me: 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
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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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10. Lakeside Resort and 3812 Bistro
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Your next great weekend getaway awaits at Lakeside Resort, a 30-acre property that promises exceptional Seneca Lake views just a short drive north of Watkins Glen. Lakeside Resort is known for being a great recreational destination with clean and comfortable accommodations care of Lake View Cabins, Creekside and Garden Cabins, as well as Balcony Rooms. The resort has access to fantastic walking trails and waterfalls, as well as great amenities like campfires, high-speed internet, and various appliances. Another great feature of the Lakeside Resort is the 3812 Bistro which promises yummy local farm-to-table food, great local beer, and a cozy atmosphere.
3812 New York Highway 14, Watkins Glen, New York 14891, Phone: 607-535-4232
11. Keuka Lakeside Inn
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Unwind and relax at Keuka Lake’s waterfront for an unbeatably relaxing weekend destination care of the Keuka Lakeside Inn. Arguably the most beautiful of all of New York’s Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake, and the Keuka Lakeside Inn in particular, is a fantastic choice for weekend fishing and watersport experiences. The inn is home to 17 beautifully simple rooms and well over 230 feet of lake frontage. Enjoy activities up on shore, go for a swim, or make good use of the inn’s boat launch and docks. In the evening, guests at Keuka Lakeside Inn are also welcome to enjoy the fire pit with family and friends. Keuka Lakeside Inn is also a great jump-off point for great wine and vineyard tours with numerous wineries nearby as well as the Glen H. Curtiss Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
24 Water Street, Hammondsport, New York 14840, Phone: 607-569-2600
12. Plum Point Lodge
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Plum Point Lodge offers a relaxing lake-front hideaway to visitors looking to enjoy a quick weekend getaway. This newly renovated lodge features comfortable and relaxing lodge rooms in two buildings namely the South Courtyard Rooms and North Cottages. One of the lodge’s most popular rooms is the Farmhouse Suite which is the optimal choice for a romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, the lodge also offers Glamping Yurts near the lake. Apart from easy access to the Finger Lakes and enjoyable water activities, the Plum Point Lodge is also home to the Sapalta Restaurant, which serves farm-to-table cuisine and offers amenities like a fire pit, full-size pool, a dock along their 300-foot waterfront at Seneca Lake, among other things.
3482 Plum point Road S, Himrod, New York 14842, Phone: 607-243-7535
13. Inn at Taughannock Falls
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Nestled within the gorgeous Taughannock State Park, the Inn at Taughannock Falls is the only Lakeview inn to be located mere steps away from a natural waterfall. The inn is a short drive from Ithaca, New York, and is known for its luxurious accommodations which provide incredible views of Cayuga Lake. Guests to the Inn at Taughannock Falls can choose from several accommodations including the Le Grande Suite at the Hillside Residence, rooms at the Lakeview Residence, several suites at the Victorian Inn, and more. While the inn’s most treasured attraction is undeniably the Taughannock Falls, there are other great attractions near the inn like the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, waterfront activities, and gastronomic experiences care of on-site destinations like the Black Diamon Express Food Truck, The Inn Restaurant, and the Jones Room.
2030 Gorge Road, Trumansburg, New York 14886, Phone: 607-387-7711
14. 41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
To experience the best of the Finger Lakes wine trails, begin by exploring a weekend getaway at 41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. The hotel is conveniently located nearby many of the award-winning wineries on both the Cayuga and Keuka Lake Wine Trail. That’s not all though, as the 41 Lakefront Hotel is also a stone’s throw from popular attractions in the area like the de Lago Casino, Waterloo Premium Outlets, and Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. The hotel offers guests a cozy and relaxing place to rest at night after a busy day out and about, but also has great amenities to answer every guest’s need such as free WiFi, a fitness center, and a great restaurant and bar too.
41 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, New York 14456, Phone: 800-843-2400
15. Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast
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Say hello to a sunny and relaxing weekend getaway in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country at the Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast. This premiere destination is a top Finger Lakes destination thanks to its stunning waterfront location and its proximity to over 20 wineries within a ten-mile radius. Soak up gorgeous contemporary architecture thanks to the bed and breakfast’s pristine facility and rest in plush accommodations. Take in great views of Seneca Lake from within luxury apartment suites or spend some time lounging by the dock or gathering by the fire pit. Meanwhile, the Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast provides easy access to recreational activities like hiking trails, among others, and access to Watkins Glen Park as well as the State Park.
4986 Apple Road Exd, Dundee, New York 14837, Phone: 607-243-7548
16. Anchor Inn and Marina
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Situated at the southern end of Seneca Lake, the Anchor Inn, and Marina feature a great location and equally great views of the lake. The Anchor Inn and Marina is a mere mile away from Watkins Glen and offers immediate access to the lake care of its private dock. Guests to this establishment can choose between clean and comfortable motel rooms or serene cottages to stay at for their weekend getaway. Meanwhile, the inn is also home to the Tiki Bar where great food and even greater times await. Enjoy an ice-cold local beer with family and friends or tuck into generous servings of classic American fare in the middle of your lakeside or watersport activities.
3425 Salt Point Road, Watkins Glen, New York 14891, Phone: 607-535-4159
17. The Bond 1835
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When it comes to some of the Finger Lakes’ most popular places to escape to during the weekend, there’s no denying that The Bond 1835 makes the list. A truly superior place to stay, the Bond 1835 was originally a Skaneateles farmhouse built in, you guessed it, 1835. Overlooking the beautiful Skaneateles Lake, The Bond 1835 has gone from farmhouse to chic boutique bed and breakfast with five beautifully decorated bedrooms and all the modern features and amenities that guests could need. Guests staying at The Bond 1835 are encouraged to experience great breakfasts which are jammed with irresistible fresh baked pastries, locally sourced fruits, fresh eggs, and even your choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary. The Bond 1835 is also nearby great attractions like the Mid-Lakes Navigation Skaneateles Boat Tour, several Finger Lakes Wine Tours, Carpenter’s Falls, and great shopping and dining opportunities as well.
2498 East Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York, Phone: 315-544-5007
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