Posts Tagged ‘Seneca Wine Trail’

Upstate New York Midweek Getaway: Winemaker Wednesdays

February 14th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Food service is one of the largest employers in the nation and New York is no exception. That’s why we think Winemaker Wednesdays are great for servers, bartenders, sommeliers and restaurant managers to attend. Many people working in restaurants have to work on the weekends. Winemaker Wednesdays along the Seneca wine trail is a great way for you and your friends in food service to have your own Upstate NY getaway – midweek.

Take an Upstate Getaway in Style!

Take an Upstate Getaway in Style!

Winemaker Wednesdays are for the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adores learning about it, talking to people about it and experiencing it. Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month. This is a limited series of unique, custom winery experiences conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into that.

Each winery has crafted some kind of unique event or activity for these days. Programs may change from one Wednesday to the next. It is necessary for you to call the winery and make an appointment for these, and at that time you can confirm their offering. Many wineries commit one or two members of their senior leadership (owner and/or winemaker or vineyard manager, oftentimes) to conduct the program, and typically those individuals have  a slew of other tasks and chores they should be doing, and appointments enable them to manage their time. Some of these offerings have fees associated with them, most do not. Most have limited time constraints, some do not. Check the Seneca Wine trail website for more information, or call 877-536-2717 during regular business hours.

Let our Bed and Breakfast be your Base Camp for an Upstate Getaway

Our bed and breakfast is located 20 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. We can arrange a wine tour so you can wine taste safely with a designated driver. We look forward to being your hosts!

Don’t Stay Home for the Holidays

November 29th, 2011 by Gail

The holidays are approaching, and across the nation people are making plans. They’re contacting family and friends and discussing options. Some people will travel to see family in distant places. Others will welcome family from distant places into their homes. And still others need a different option.

Treat yourself to Christmas or New Year's at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.

Our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is a great “meet in the middle” spot for folks coming from points north, south, east and west. In the past, families and friends from Canada, New York State, and Pennsylvania have met here. No one is the host – everyone just relaxes and enjoys the good company.

Still, sometimes it’s just not possible to see family during the holidays. Much as we may wish to spend Christmas with parents, children, and grandchildren in distant locales, schedules and wallets sometimes trump that desire. Yet still, we want the holidays to be special. We want them to stand out from our daily lives.

Spend the holidays at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast.

Guests are invited to make themselves at home at Halsey House, both in their rooms and in the inn’s common areas. Curl up with a new book by the fireplace in the Parlor, or play an engrossing game of chess with your partner. Enjoy a game on the leather-topped table in the library – the perfect spot for cards and puzzles. Luxuriate in your own room, lounging in bed, watching the HDTV, or soaking in the two-person whirlpool tub. If you’re interested in birds, ask us (Mitch and KC) about our aviary. We love to introduce guests to our flock.

Numerous activities await beyond the inn’s walls. Walk down the street to Taughannock State Park and gaze in wonder at Taughannock Falls, one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains. Nearby Finger Lakes National Forest has more than 30 miles of trails that lead to lovely gorges, woods, and pasture. If there is snow on the ground, bring your cross-country skis. Or explore the shops, art galleries, museums, and eateries of nearby Ithaca.

Then, of course, there are the wineries. The Finger Lakes Region is known for its wine, and wine tasting is a fantastic holiday treat. Our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, located between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, is the perfect home base for folks interested in tasting wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Travel them on your own, or ask us about a Wine Tasting Tour.

Our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is twenty minutes from both Cornell University and Ithaca College. We’re two hours from Scranton, Pennsylvania, an hour and a half from Rochester, New York, and an hour and ten minutes from Syracuse, New York. Our inn is nestled in an idyllic region replete with impressive waterfalls, deep gorges, and wonderful wineries. If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the holidays this year – either Christmas or New Year’s Eve – spend them at Halsey House.

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