Posts Tagged ‘Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’

Wine Tasting with Mom

May 7th, 2012 by Gail

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show mom how much you care. You could send flowers and chocolates, or you could bring mom to our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast for a weekend of wine tasting.

Cayuga Lake Wine Tasting

Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend with Wine Tasting at Cayuga Lake Wineries.

You know your mother would love to spend a couple of days with you. When was the last time you spent some quality time together? When was the last time you vacationed together? Don’t let any more time pass without making that happen. She’ll be thrilled.

Several Cayuga Lake Wineries are hosting several fun events during Mother’s Day Weekend:

  • Friday Night Concert Series at Americana Vineyards, which is just a couple of miles up the road from our Cayuga Lake Bed and Breakfast. Dee & The Lone Rangers performs from 6-8 p.m.
  • Anniversary Celebration at Swedish Hill Vineyard, May 12 from noon to 5 p.m. This is the winery’s biggest sale of the year, and it’s a great opportunity to stock up on some of your favorite Finger Lakes wines.
  • Copper Oven Restaurant at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery opens for the season on Saturday, May 12. The wood-fired, white clay ovens make some of the best pizza around. The ingredients are “hyper-local” and uber-good.
  • Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at Americana Vineyards. Can you think of a better way to spend the afternoon on Mother’s Day than sipping wine while listening to the Yardvarks Stop and admiring views of Cayuga Lake? We can’t!

Several Cayuga Lake Wineries are serving Mother’s Day brunches, but we think you won’t want to miss the Mother’s Day breakfast we’ll be preparing at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.

Additional information about winery events may be found at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

Make the weekend extra special. Add a Wine Tasting Tour or a Celebration Package to your stay at Halsey House.

 

 

Spring Break in the Finger Lakes

February 26th, 2012 by Gail

Spend Spring Break in the Finger Lakes.

Spring Break is on the horizon, and all across the country, people are making travel plans. You could travel to Mexico or Colorado or France, but such trips require flying, and we all know what airlines do to plane fares at this time of year. We have a better idea. We suggest a trip to our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.

Spring should come early to the Finger Lakes Region this year, since we’ve seen very little winter weather. Conditions should be ideal for outdoor recreation such as hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. On fair days, guests may even enjoy boating on the Finger Lakes; most scenic cruises start in early to mid April, but paddling along the shore is fun any time of year. If it snows, bring snowshoes and skis!

The 150+ waterfalls scattered throughout the Finger Lakes Region are amazing winter, spring, summer, and fall. Some are still encrusted in ice at this time of year, while others maintain a steady roar. There are generally fewer people hiking to waterfalls in the spring, which makes it an ideal time for our guests to explore them. Two of our favorites are nearby Taughannock Falls and the magical, mystical Watkins Glen Falls.

Finger Lakes Winery

Explore the Finger Lakes Wine Country during Spring Break.

Wine tasting is another favorite activity around the Finger Lakes, and it is well-suited for cold or rainy days. Both the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are home to more than a dozen wineries, many of which are quite close to our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast. A bit farther west, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail features eight wineries. Sip and spit, designate a driver, or consider a wine tour that will safely shuttle you from one winery to the next. One of the perks of wine tasting is that it allows you to try many wines, so that you know you like the bottles you purchase.

Enjoy a Romantic Spring Break with your sweetie at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, or gather together a group of friends and rent our Finger Lakes Guest Cottage. Either way, you are sure to have a good time.

 

 

Spend the Holidays at our Fingers Lakes Bed and Breakfast

December 20th, 2011 by Gail

There are times to stay home for the holidays, there are times to stay with family, and there are times to try something new. If you feel like you need something different this holiday season, consider spending a few days at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast near Ithaca, New York.

Enjoy a cozy Christmas at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.

Couples spending their first Christmas or New Year together may want to forego familial obligations and busy parties with dozens of friends. If all you want to do is gaze into each others’ eyes, cuddle by the fire, and enjoy lazy mornings, there is no place better for you than Halsey House.

Empty nesters may also find it refreshing to spend the holidays away from home. If your twenty somethings are busy exploring the world and unable to come home next week, hop in the car and head to our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast. Rediscover each other. In future years, your holidays will undoubtedly be filled with grandchildren; this year, make the season all about you.

There is much to do in the Finger Lakes Region, if you can pull yourself away from the warmth of Halsey House.

Long Point

Nearby Cayuga Lake.

Wine tasting is one of our favorite activities, especially during holidays. What better way to find gifts than to hand pick wines for the oenophiles in your life? The Finger Lakes Region is lauded as one of the best producers of Rieslings in the country; indeed, the Rieslings produced here rival some of the finest Rieslings in the world. This is particularly noteworthy at this time of year, as Rieslings are perfect for holiday toasts.

Several local wineries are hosting special events in the coming weeks. Red Newt Cellars invites Wine Lovers to attend Winelovers’ Night at their Bistro on Thursday, December 22, 2011. Try new wines or your old favorite wines; Red Newt Cellars offers an extensive list of wines by the glass, their own and others. Glenora Wine Cellars and Veraisons Restaurant are offering dinner and dancing on New Year’s Eve. Dozens of other wineries are open daily for wine tasting and tours throughout the holiday season.

Join us at Halsey House, a Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, this holiday season. Try something new and different. You may find yourself wanting to come here year after year.

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