There's a lot going on in the Finger Lakes, and it can be a little overwhelming to try and decide where to go, where to stay, what places to go for dinner, and where to stop for lunch after all that wine. This page is dedicated to helping you plan your time outside of the tour.
Places to Stay
Sleeping is important! There are a few hotels and B&Bs that we would like you to know about. Bed and Breakfasts offer stellar personal experiences, but if you just need a clean place to sleep, there are several hotels we would recommend as well.
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham
Your balcony is right over the lake.
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fresh, modern, and right across the street from Wegmans, it's also walking distance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Microtel Inn and Suites
Great accessibility to the HWS campus and Kindred Faire.
Geneva on the Lake
If "fancy" had an address, it would be here. It also hosts an on-site restaurant.
The Rose Petal Inn Bed and Breakfast
It feels like you've known them your whole lives. Special wine packages and dinners are available!
Yale Manor at Copper Beeches
Your new lakefront mansion, surrounded by farms and trees. Now with Yurts!
The Fox and the Grapes
Smack dab in the middle of wine country, with a glorious view of the lake and a breakfast to write home about. Ask them about their packages too!
La Belle Vie of Penn Yan
Just like visiting mom's house. You know, if mom had an opulent and imperial manor.
Places to Eat
Wine is meant to be paired with food, and here is the best of the best. The lunch spots are all accessible while on the trail, but will be subject to the route that is chosen for the day, as well as seasonal hours for each restaurant. Check with your tour guide for more information.
Lunch on the Wine Trail
A modest exterior hides an exemplary restaurant. East Side Tour.
Grist Iron Brewing Company
Grab a pint to wash down that pulled pork nacho plate you didn't know existed, but now you desperately want to try.
East Side Tour.
Tabora Farm and Winery
This farm turned deli/winery has quiche, soups, panini and a fully stocked bakery.
West Side Tour.
Fox Run Cafe
Conveniently inside a winery, with special wine and cheese pairings.
West Side Tour.
You read that right: Wienery. Gourmet hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers reside here, featuring house-made kimchi, smoked ketchup and an ever-changing specials menu.
West Side Tour.
Take your chances with a wide selection of food trucks! Usually available on weekends.
Dinner in Downtown
"Farmhouse cooking" gone gourmet, with the most comprehensive wine list in the city.
The Elephant Geneva
Thai food done right. Bring some wine with you from the trail, and they will gladly open it for you.
Beef and Brew
British/American style cuisine, with lots of beers and ales on tap. This is where you will find that steak you've been craving.
European-American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Try the frog legs!
Finger Lakes Sausage and Beer
A charming, family-run restaurant with local beers on tap, a great selection of sausages and some of the best perogis around.
Fried chicken and waffles. 'Nuff said. Open late, and bring your appetite!