So many reasons to Love Fall in the Finger Lakes!!

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Leaf peeping adventures abound throughout the region, as the fall colors are accentuated by the extraordinary year-round beauty of the area’s natural landscape. Imagine the region’s deep gorges, winding trails, deep blue lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, farms, and vineyards, dazzled in the splendor of fall color.

Don’t miss your chance to experience fall in the Finger Lakes!

Spectacular foliage is only one of the reasons you will fall in love with fall in the Finger Lakes.  Fall is also a prime time to enjoy fewer crowds, off-peak rates and seasonal specials!  Check out the latest deals & discounts offered by some of our favorite Finger Lakes businesses.

4 Reasons to Love Fall in the Finger Lakes!

 

 

 

Belhurst Castle & Winery Specialty Food & Wine Pairings

This fall, get a taste of Belhurst Castle and Winery’s Specialty Food and Wine Pairing.

belhurst-castle-wine-pairing-tastings-1Enjoy personalized attention from Belhurst’s wine expert as you are guided through chef-created gourmet dishes paired with award-winning Belhurst Estate wines.

This intimate dining experience is perfect for couples, groups, and special occasions.

Fall, particularly, is an excellent time to visit, as the region celebrates its latest harvest, and the hillsides and gorges light up with spectacular fall foliage.

Plan your visit during harvest time to sample the latest vintages paired with the homegrown goodness of the Finger Lakes!

Contact Belhurst Castle to book your reservation by calling 315-781-0201 x529 or visit Belhurst online.

Finger Lakes Lakefront Real Estate

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Take a look at the most recent Real Estate Report from Finger Lakes Premier Properties, the leading lakefront real estate specialists in the region!   

The team at Finger Lakes Premier Properties offers up-to-date real estate trends, buying tips, key commercial developments in the region and issues that impact lakefront real estate values. 

View the latest Finger Lakes Lakefront Real Estate Report!

Want a taste of the region?

Finger Lakes Premier Properties also offers vacation rentals!

Get planning!

Start planning your Fall Finger Lakes Getaway!

Summer’s end in the Finger Lakes is always bittersweet, but thankfully, along with fall comes the excitement of harvest season! There is nothing quite like it, as the leaves begin to change, fall crops are ready for harvest, and the whole region comes together to celebrate!DSC_0253

As you savor the last weeks of summer, plan to experience the beauty and excitement of fall in the Finger Lakes!

Whether you want to leaf peep, hike, take in a show, or enjoy the region’s latest harvest, there are plenty of fall events and activities for you and your family to enjoy.  Sample the latest vintages of Finger Lakes wines, visit one of the region’s breweries, or get a taste of the region’s cider revolution.

There are so many reasons to celebrate this September!  Be sure to check out our Deals & Discounts page frequently for upcoming fall specials.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer, and start planning your Finger Lakes fall getaway!

New Tasting Room at Boundary Breaks Vineyard!

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Patio overlooking Seneca Lake

One of the best views of Seneca Lake is from the patio looking across the sloping vines of Boundary Breaks Vineyard, at their gorgeous new tasting room in Lodi, New York.

Located “off the beaten path,” on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, in the “Banana Belt” region of the Finger Lakes, Boundary Breaks enjoys a mild climate, where the slope of the vineyard allows cold air to drain away from the vines during harsh winters.  

At Boundary Breaks, the vineyard is everything.  Planting vines in calcareous soils in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes, and using labor-intensive vineyard practices to learn how each grape behaves in the soil and climate, makes the vineyard ideal for producing aromatic white wines like Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

Using the fruit carefully hand-picked and cultivated at Boundary Breaks Vineyard, and with the help of some of the region’s leading winemakers, Boundary Breaks produces small batches of single vineyard Rieslings.

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Boundary Breaks Tasting Room

The result is a series of outstanding Riesling wines that showcase the wine making skills of the Finger Lakes region,

In 2014, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named one of Boundary Breaks’ Dry Rieslings to their list of Top 100 Wines in the World.

Experience Boundary Breaks for yourself, and get a true taste of wine making in the Finger Lakes–from the expansive lakeview vineyard, the gorgeous new tasting room and impressive Rieslings, to the relaxing and fun tasting experience and spectacular patio and view.

Sit back, relax, enjoy a snack, and sip on world-class Riesling in the new tasting room or on the patio, as you take in the view at Boundary Breaks.

Open 7 days a week from 11 AM-5 PM.

 

 Photos: G. Knight

Cayuga Lake State Park

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2016 Finger Lakes Real Estate Report

If you have an interest in renting, purchasing, or selling a lakefront home in the Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the largest selection of vacation rentals and lakefront homes for sale in the region.  Whether you are searching for a simple cottage or a luxury lakefront home, the real estate team at Finger Lakes Premier Properties can help you to find an ideal property to fit your taste and budget. FingerLakesPremierProperties_Logo

The team at Finger Lakes Premier Properties offers information about current real estate trends, buying tips, key commercial developments in the region and issues that impact lakefront real estate values.  Find out how sale prices compare among the lakes.  For example, during the first quarter of 2016, real estate sales increased 51% from the previous year on Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Honeoye, Conesus and Cayuga lakes.

Check out Finger Lakes Premier Properties 2016 Real Estate Report to learn more about how prices compare between 2015 and 2016 among lakefront homes in the Finger Lakes.

Contact Finger Lakes Premier Properties Real Estate Team for more information.

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival this Weekend!

Get ready to soothe your senses with the intoxicating fragrance and beauty of the 9th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, July 9-10, at Lockwood Lavender Farm in Skaneateles, New York!

Photo from Lockwood Farm blogspot.

Photo from Lockwood Farm blogspot.

Artists, Culinary Specialists, and Dickman Farms Greenhouse and Garden Center will feature their products and skills at the Lavender Festival.  

Enjoy culinary delights and handcrafted works by local artists.  Attend presentations by featured speakers.

Visit the lavender market, or wonder the lavender fields to collect your own fresh lavender bouquet.

Check Lockwood Farm for the schedule of events, and enjoy free admission and parking.

U-pick lavender and Lockwood Market are open June-July, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 10 AM- 5 PM.

Lavender Festival activities occur July 9-10, rain or shine!  Dress comfortably.  Lockwood Farm is a working farm with unpaved pathways.

 

Finger Lakes Fireworks!

Get ready to celebrate the Fourth on July 2nd at Americana Vineyards at the annual 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash!
Enjoy food, drink, music and fun all day (noon-11 PMish), topped off with a full-blown spectacular fireworks finale at 10 PM! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and sip on some Americana Wine, Bacchus Brew, or Myer Farm Spirits, as you enjoy the fireworks display!
EAT
• BBQ & picnic sides from the Crystal Lake Café
• Trumansburg Fire Department Chicken BBQs
• Food Trucks: Global Taco, Farm to Fork, On the Street Pitas, Silo Farm to Food Truck
• Cayuga Lake Creamery ice cream, Chef William Creations, Dandy Sandy Sweets, fresh popped popcorn & more!

DRINK
• Wine by the Bottle or Glass
• Wine Slushies
• Soda, Water
• Bacchus Beer in the Taproom and new Beer Garden
• Myer Farm Distillers
• Copper Horse Coffee
• Red, White & Blush Wine Special: $27
Indian Summer, Crystal Lake & Americana Blush

MUSIC BY
12PM-2PM Purple Valley
2PM-4PM NEO Project
4PM-6PM Backtalk Band
6PM-8PM City Limits
8PM-10PM Jeff Love Band
10PM Fireworks

Adults: $5 • Kids Free
Dogs welcome too, but remember fireworks can hurt their ears!

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Happy July in the Finger Lakes!

Summer Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes!

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Photo courtesy of FingerLakesPremierProperties.com

If you are still searching for the perfect Finger Lakes vacation rental, or if you are booking a last-minute getaway, check out Finger Lakes Premier Properties new listing of Summer Vacation Rentals!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties has a team of expert real estate agents who specialize in lakefront sales and rentals throughout the region.  

Whether you are looking for a vacation rental or are buying or selling a family home or waterfront property, browse Finger Lakes Premier Properties’ vast portfolio of lakefront homes and rentals.

Reserve your place in the Finger Lakes soon, as summer rentals book up quickly!

See you in the Finger Lakes this summer!