After seven winters in upstate New York… this is the first winter I’ve ever been cross-country skiing. And, I have to say… I love it. There are several great places to ski close to the 1795 Acorn Inn. Just 10 minutes away is Bristol Mountain. They have two groomed trails, one that is even lit and has snow-making capabilities. They have a special skiing by moonlight event this Friday, 2/18/11 and I’ll be there… not only for the skiing but the BBQ, bonfire and hot chocolate. And, just about 20 minutes away… Cuming Nature Center. Both have equipment rentals or bring your own. And, just 10 minutes away, Ontario Country Park has miles of open trails. Whether you are a beginner like me, or an expert, you are sure to have a great time. And, when you are done skiing, sit by our fireplace in the Gathering Room before soaking those muscles in our outdoor spa… open year round. A glass of finger lakes wine goes down well about this time…
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It’s the perfect time to visit New York’s Finger Lakes. The days are warm and the nights are crisp. On the weekends in October enjoy chairlift rides at Bristol Mountain, our local ski mountain just down the road from the 1795 Acorn Inn, and view the foliage from above. Bring along a picnic basket, a bottle of wine and a blanket. Find a secluded spot off the beaten path and enjoy a romantic escape. Take a leisurely drive among the vineyards and taste wine. Or, walk among the apple orchards and pick a variety of juicy, crisp New York apples. There’s plenty to do and see.
The weekends fill up quickly so book now and get the weekend of your choice. Or, visit during the week and take advantage of our best multiple weeknight rates.
The Smith Opera House, in Geneva NY, presents an eclectic array of performances year round. In January alone, there are crazy-fun events for children of all ages, film events, and classical music. Central to the cultural life of the Finger Lakes region, the Smith Opera House is committed to reaching out to a diverse audience. Kudos. (more…)
Here in Canandaigua is the New York Wine and Culinary Center is a great place to learn about our state’s agriculture, as well as experience New York State wine and culinary trends. In downtown Canandaigua, about 12 miles from our bed and breakfast New York, the center holds all sorts of fun classes for learning about and enjoying food, specifically local food and products. This weekend they are having a tasting of NY beer and food with the class NY on Tap. Sample beers from New York State Breweries and enjoy local cuisine. The class includes a commemorative glass that you can keep to get a free beer the next day at the New York Beer Garden. This is going on all day from 12 pm to 5 pm.