Is a Finger Lakes Vacation right for you? If you’re a person who likes to plan ahead (Type A!) you know it’s never too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. Whether you’re a return visitor or this will be your first time experiencing the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region, the summer months here are amazing!
Vacation here with us if you love:
Scenic Wine Trails
The Inn at Gothic Eves is centrally located between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, making it the perfect starting point to easily access the major wine trails and the historical villages and towns located along them. Both the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail boast a number of wineries, each with its own character and variety of wines. Tasting rooms offer a friendly and informative experience for both enthusiastic novices and wine enthusiasts with discerning palates.
The Finger Lakes offer all sorts of recreational opportunities, including biking, swimming, boating, and hiking. Explore our many unique waterfalls and gorges of our region including Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Robert Treman State Park, or Watkins Glen State Park. Trails range from easy to strenuous; something for everyone and in easy driving distance!
Art and Music
There’s a reason why so many artists and musicians choose to make their home in Ithaca, New York and the towns surrounding it. Art and music are so highly valued here that you could easily find something fun and cultural to do every day of the week. Choices range from the Johnson Art Museum at Cornell University to local art galleries on the Ithaca Art Trail or from the GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance to summer concerts at Taughannock State Park. Whatever you choose, we guarantee you’ll never be bored here!
The Finger Lakes Region is renowned for its fresh, organic fruits, herbs, and produce as well as its grass-fed, free-range meats, artisan cheeses, and homemade breads. Local chefs take advantage of this bounty, combining these ingredients to create an unforgettable culinary experience! The Ithaca Farmer’s Market and the Trumansburg Farmer’s Market offer two very different venues for you to stock up on local foods and products to take home with you.
What would a vacation be without souvenirs? Visit the Ithaca Commons and treat yourself to a piece of clothing or jewelry you could never find at home. Or you can follow the back roads to The Windmill Farm & Craft Market in Penn Yan, with 200 shops filled with local foods and crafts, both sophisticated and simple.
Whichever of these appeals to you, plan to make The Inn at Gothic Eves your home base while you’re visiting the Finger Lakes area. It’s the perfect place to unwind in a hot tub with a glass of local wine after a day full of adventures!
P.S. I’m sure there are some of you out there that prefer to wait until the last minute to plan your summer get-away (Type B!) If this sounds like someone you know, be sure to check out our “Procrastinators Special”. Remember, there’s always room for you at the Inn at Gothic Eves!
Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886