We are in a New York State of mind this month, friends! Lush landscapes, picture-perfect scenery, and breathtaking views are all around you in the Empire State – especially when you head to Finger Lakes wine country. We have to hand it to region (pun intended!) for supplying both travel and wine lovers with a variety of activities and grape varieties to choose from, and for providing all photography enthusiasts with plenty of spectacular landscapes and scenes to shoot Instagram-worthy images of.

Chalet of CanandaiguaChalet of Canandaigua

Chalet of Canandaigua: Sip and Stay in a Luxurious Way
Nestled within the wooded hills of Canandaigua, NY, Chalet of Canandaigua is an elegant and peaceful retreat for guests headed to the region. Its private location offers serene surroundings on vast grounds highlighted by a beautiful pond and numerous walking trails. There are three luxurious bedroom suites onsite, each with a spacious private bath that includes a full walk-in shower for two, a large soaking tub, and towel warmers; a king-size bed with sumptuous bedding; a cozy gas fireplace; a reading desk; cable television with DVD/CD player; a refrigerator; microwave; and coffee/tea maker. These accommodations seamlessly blend rustic and contemporary style and are decorated in warm, inviting colors. They are generously furnished and individually climate controlled, with air conditioning in summer and zoned thermostats for winter. Wireless internet, remote printing, and fax are also available to guests. Wine country attractions and the Finger Lakes are easily accessible from the inn. Each morning, guests savor the three-course, sit-down served breakfast; and in the evening, they relish a scrumptious dessert. The innkeepers are also happy to accommodate individual dietary needs.

A Stone's Throw Bed and BreakfastA Stone’s Throw Bed and Breakfast

A Stone’s Throw Bed and Breakfast: A Jewel of Hospitality
Situated in between the stunning Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, A Stone’s Throw Bed and Breakfast in Interlaken, NY features magnificent rolling hills and exquisite pastoral views. At this 1850 Greek Revival country retreat, guests enjoy cozy accommodations with private en suite bathrooms; queen-sized beds; sumptuous linens; feather/down, hypo-allergenic pillows; organic cotton towels; lavish guest robes; handcrafted natural soap; wholesome toiletries; Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with Netflix; air conditioning with individual cold/heat controls; guest cupboards with dishes, stemware, cutlery, and picnic baskets; irons and ironing boards; and hairdryers. Additional amenities include a guest refrigerator and microwave; living room/dining area; a garden pergola; an impressive wrap-round porch; outdoor lounge furniture and fire pit. Daily housekeeping and optional turndown service are available. In the morning, guests enjoy a delectable farm-to-table breakfast, while coffee, tea, and an endless jar of homemade biscotti are available around the clock. Area attractions run the gamut from biking along scenic roads, discovering gorgeous gorges, and viewing astonishing waterfalls, to treasure hunting at vintage/antique shops, checking out the cheese trail, microbreweries, and a wholesome Amish market. Of course numerous vineyards can be visited too by either car or boat. (Note: The inn is closed from mid December until mid to late April. The calendar for 2016 opens January, or by phone, call earlier.)

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