I grew up in the Finger Lakes region and, although I’m not a skier, I still enjoy winter here. The “marshmallow world” we’ve been seeing since the 1st of December takes me back to my childhood days of building snow forts and coasting down seemingly endless snowy fields in my home town of Auburn, NY. But even for those of us who like winter, almost two full months of it seems like a little too much of a good thing. If you’re thinking “getaway” about now, but Florida and warmer climates seem a bit impractical, consider one of these hot weekend or mid-week getaway packages in the Finger Lakes. All packages listed run through March and are based on availability.
- Bed, Breakfast, Brews, Blues & Bar B Que at Springdale Farm B & B – 2 nights, gourmet breakfasts, microbrewery tour & tasting, $50 toward barbecue & blues at Dinosaur Barbecue – $345 – $400 for two nights depending on room/suite selection. Victor.
- Country Winter Fun Cross-country Snowmobile/Ski at Cozy Inn Getaway at Desired Haven B&B– 1 night stay, Cross Country Ski, Snow-shoe, Hike or Snow-mobile at nearby Harriet Hollister State Park (bring own gear), Dinner at Historic Landmark Holloway House, lakeside at the Northshore Grille, or at the Brown Hound Bistro, gourmet candle-lit breakfast. $149/person. Bloomfield
- Family Swim & Pizza Package at the Inn on the Lake – 1 night stay, 1 large 2-topping pizza, 1 six pack of soda, swimming in indoor pool and hot tub. Starting at $155. Canandaigua
- Food and Wine Pairing Package for Two at Belhurst Castle – 1 night stay, chef-created gourmet dishes paired with six flights of Belhurst’s award-winning wines. Starts at $246.03 per couple. Mon. – Thurs. only. Geneva
- Ski and Stay at the 1795 Acorn Inn – 1 night stay, 2 all-day lift passes at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, full gourmet breakfast, hot & cold beverages. Starting at $139/person, based on double occupancy. Canandaigua.
- Ski, Stay Dine & Spa at Bristol Harbour Resort – 2 nights accommodations overlooking Canandaigua Lake, 2-50 minute spa treatments at Lifepath Spa, 2- all day lift tickets at Bristol Mountain, $55.00 dinner voucher per couple, and a bottle of Finger Lakes wine. $239-$279/person, based on double occupancy and nights of stay. Canandaigua
- Wine, Dine & Stay: Farm Fresh to Chef Moro’s Table at Inn at the Finger Lakes – 1 night stay in Jr. Suite, “sweetheart” fine linen bedding, $50 coupon toward Moro’s Table featuring the gourmet cuisine of Chef Ed Moro, Finger Lakes wine & beer reception, continental breakfast. $159 Tues. – Thurs., $179 Fri & Sat. Auburn.
- Winter Wonderland Escape Package at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Webster -1 night for family of 4, 4 tickets to ArtisanWorks, George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Seneca Park Zoo, National Museum of Play at the Strong or the Susan B. Anthony House, popcorn, hot cocoa and a movie in-room. Starting at $134. Webster (Rochester)
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