Summer Travel 2013: Where to Stay in New York's Finger Lakes
Whether you're looking for a cozy bed and breakfast or a closer-to-nature experience, there's no shortage of beautiful lodging options in the Finger Lakes.
Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast
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Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast. Situated between Keuka and Seneca lakes, Burney and Susan Baron’s gracious getaway spot is convenient to both wine trails and many of the area’s other popular attractions. Stay in the cozy house or one of two log cabins. If the night is clear, ask Burney to break out his reflecting telescope for a spectacular star-studded show. By day, tour the unique gardens, then take a dip in the pool. Ask about the Hot Air Balloon Package; the property is a launch site. $159-$189 (double occupancy); full breakfast included. 1491 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, (315) 536-0686, losgatosbandb.com.
Elmira’s Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast. At this 1875 Victorian-style retreat, all five antique-filled rooms have whirlpool tubs. $165-$195, Vineyard Suite $230; three-course candlelight breakfast included. 520 W. Water St., Elmira, (607) 846-3500, elmiraspaintedlady.com.
Watkins Glen/Corning New York KOA Camping Resort. The cottages sleep four to five and have indoor bathrooms; some have kitchenettes. The campground has multiple amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, a private fishing pond, an extensive playground and other kids’ activities. Weekends and a few other dates require a two-night stay. RV and more primitive budget camping accommodations are also available. Standard cottages $105-$125, deluxe $125-$150. 1710 State Route 414, Watkins Glen, (800) 562-7430, watkinsglenkoa.com.