Finger Lakes Getaway

16 October 2012 | 4 Comments

We have some holiday time coming up in mid-November, and are trying to figure out what to do.  We’ve rented our house for 5 nights, so we have to skip town, but don’t want to spend a lot of money.  Ian’s parents have graciously offered to take Clara for a week, and my parents will take our dog… so what should Ian and I do?

We’ve been looking at the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  It’s an easy drive, and we could hang out in Ithaca, where Cornell University is.  It’s supposed to be a lovely town with good restaurants (and a great beer bar for Ian).  There are many breathtaking waterfalls and gorges nearby, so if the weather is good, we could go for a few hikes.  Or, if the weather is miserable, I’d be just as happy sitting by a fireplace reading a book.

I’ve been looking at rooms at the William Henry Miller Inn, which is right in town.  It looks really cozy – I would love to sleep in, eat a huge breakfast, and spend the days casually poking around town. I think it could be quite romantic!

Have you been to the Finger Lakes?  Any recommendations?

4 Responses on “Finger Lakes Getaway”

  1. Meredith says:

    Sounds perfect!

  2. Saskia says:

    I am holidaying here right now and just hade dinner at the Inn at Glenora – wish I had know about this place and stayed there. I am in Penn Yan now, great base but not my favourite. So check out that Inn, stunning views.

  3. avery says:

    Thanks for the tip Saskia! I’m going to check out the Inn at Glenora right now.

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