Have FUN in the Finger Lakes this Winter, Be the First to Get a 2017 Travel Guide and Enjoy a Meal You Didn’t Have to Prepare!

The Holidays are Coming, Enjoy the Time of Year in the Finger Lakes!


Let Someone Else do the Cooking & Cleaning! Eat Out for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday season. Things can get pretty hectic starting with Thanksgiving as we gear up for celebrations of all types. Let businesses in the Finger Lakes make life a little easier so you can start the holiday season on the right foot! Enjoy dinner at one of the number of locations throughout the Finger Lakes serving Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Belhurst Castle and Winery features two options for those looking to dine in the historic castle. You can enjoy an expansive buffet in the ballroom from 11-2 or have dinner at Edgar’s Fine Dining Restaurant from 12-5. You must book in advance and all guests need to be 21 years of age or older.

Enjoy a hassle-free fine dining experience with all the trimmings at the Inns of Auruora. The Inns of Aurora features a buffet dining experience with classic Thanksgiving dishes such as roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. Seating is from 12-4.

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars will be featuring their buffet style Thanksgiving Dinner from 11-4. Veraisons will feature a number of traditional dishes alongside chef-inspired creations making for a truly unique Thanksgiving Day experience. There is also an extensive desert bar to satisfy your sweet tooth when the main course is finished.

Holiday Inn Elmira will once again feature their Annual Thanksgiving Buffet. The Buffet features a number of classics that the whole family will love. Let Holiday Inn Elmira take care of your family and the mess so you don’t have to!

Cold Weather Doesn't Mean the Finger Lakes Fun is Over

You don’t need to wait until the warmer months to get the best of the Finger Lakes region. Don’t let the dropping temperatures scare you; there is plenty to do outside in the Finger Lakes during the winter!

Painted Bar Stables offers horseback trail riding year round and even offers discounted rates through the winter months (November – March). Offering horseback riding for riders of all experience levels, the staff at Painted Bar works with you to make sure you get the best experience possible. Get some experience on horseback and see nature from a unique perspective!

Greek Peak Mountain Resort offers a number of great experiences and various options for your enjoyment throughout the year. The winter months, however, are what Greek Peak was made for! With ski trails for all ability levels as well as gear rentals for those not ready to commit to purchasing their own gear Greek Peak is the perfect option for anyone looking to get on the slopes in the Cortland area.

Bristol Mountain is another great option for those looking to ski or snowboard in the Finger Lakes region. Featuring 138 acres of skiable land, 1200 feet of vertical as well as state-of-the-art snowmaking, Bristol Mountain is a premier destination for skiers and snowboarders in the Finger Lakes and beyond. For those with speed in mind, Bristol Mountain has their Morning Star Race Park that features NASTAR Timed Races.

If you are looking for an indoor option this winter there are plenty of options! Shope at Eastview Mall for high end designer items, find entertainment alongside quality shopping options at Destiny USA and find the thrill of high-performance karting at Pole Position Raceway at Destiny USA and in Henrietta! You can also shop at Waterloo Premium Outlets for designer items at a discounted rate!

Preorder a 2017 Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Regional Travel Guide NOW!

Visit FingerLakes.org to reserve your 2017 Travel Guide now! The 2017 Guide will feature the BRAND NEW FLTA LOGO and will give you all the information you need about the Finger Lakes region. Information about area accommodations, dining options, attractions and so much more can be found in this guide. To be one of the first to get the guide in 2017, click here and fill out the form. With plenty to do in every season in the Finger Lakes, plan your next trip with the Finger Lakes Regional Travel Guide.

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Featuring some of the Best Wines of the Region

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is a premier destination for wine lovers and a fantastic reason to visit the Finger Lakes region during any season. Visit the wineries that make up the Seneca Lake Wine Trail to taste the award winning Rieslings, dry rosés, Cabernet Francs and so much more! It doesn’t matter if you already know and love the wines of Seneca Lake or you’re looking to expand your palate to the unique and top-notch wines of Seneca Lake, you will be at home on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. A number of member wineries are also offering food samples with their wine tasting to show guests how Finger Lakes wines pair so well with a variety of food!

Tour the beautiful Seneca Lake for incredible vineyard and lake views; some wineries even offer tours of their vineyards (inquire at participating wineries). For more information, visit senecalakewine.com and discover what each member winery has to offer. Don’t forget, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail hosts seasonal events so get your tickets before they sell out! Click here for information about Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events.

*Sponsored feature courtesy of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

La Tourelle - A Family Business

We see our hotel as one large home where we invite a whole bunch of friends we haven’t met yet to come and spend the night with us. Our lobby greets you at check-in with a blazing fireplace, free WiFi, 24/7 coffee and tea, fresh baked cookies in the afternoon, AND even a glass of wine (or two) before dinner – all on us! Our beds are comfy, the grounds are beautiful, and the hike to ButtermilkFalls is inspiring. La Tourelle is nestled on 70 acres, minutes away from wineries, museums, great music and theater, and amazing restaurants; and we love sharing our recommendations on great places to dine and explore.

The Wiggins family has been providing hospitality in Ithaca for over 30 years. Kash, Phoenix and Moorea pamper our guests daily at August Moon Spa including massage and skincare products and treatments created from herbs and flowers grown in our gardens, while Cameron, Jessica and Scott manage the inside and outside of our small hotel and bistro.

At La Tourelle, we’re cozy and eclectic, fun and friendly, green and gorges, relaxing and rejuvenating. Whether for a romantic escape, wine and waterfall adventure, girlfriend getaway or special event….we invite you to come explore all that is Ithaca and the Finger Lakes. Bring your dog – we’re pet friendly too.

---The Wiggins Family---

1150 Danby Road Ithaca, NY14850 www.latourelle.com 607-273-2734


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