It is so hard to believe that we will soon be completing our 14th season. What a fun ride it has been, and we look forward to many more seasons to come. It seems that we have learned so much over the years from our guests and from other Bed and Breakfasts. Know that if you or any of your friends are thinking of running a B&B, we are willing to help them in any way we can, or we could just be a listening friend.
The Finger Lakes area has changed for the better over the years, with many more wineries (73 on Seneca Lake alone) and at least 50 breweries. We have links to them all on the Attractions Page of our website. Many of the wineries also provide beer tasting, and there are distilleries on both sides of the lake. In addition to all the spirits that abound here are the local cheese stores. About 5 miles south of us off Route 14 is Shtayburne’s, a Mennonite Cheese Store. Muranda Cheese is a little farther away on Route 96 in Waterloo. They offer a wide selection of cheese including Colby, Cheddar, and Blue. We have numerous ice cream stands throughout the area. One of the newest is The Spotted Duck just off Route 14 on Route 54 near Dresden. Their speciality is ice cream made with duck eggs (our guests particularly like this Mennonite creamery).
About a mile south of us is The FLX Wienery, which features Hamburgs and Hotdogs with a variety of toppings, as well as drinks and desserts. A little south and east of us is the Tabora Farm and Winery on Lakemont-Himrod Road, which offers wonderful deli foods, a bakery and a winery. For a fancier meal, Veraisons at Glenora Winery is only about 2 miles to our south.
“Eating where the locals Eat” is always a treat, and that would be found about 6 miles to our north at the Himrod Eagle on Lakemont-Himrod Road. They offer a wide range of food from comfort to fancy food, and at very reasonable prices. Popcorn is available on a help yourself basis while you enjoy your drink and await dinner.
One of the things that everyone enjoys and has not changed over the years is just “doing nothing”. Looking at the lake either from the deck outside their room, by the firepit or on our dock down below is always so, so relaxing. Add a glass of wine and life is good.
It seems that there is a season for everything, and our 2018 season will soon come to a natural end. The lore of the lake will dwindle and we’ll use the time to re-energize ourselves, visit family and do the necessary yearly maintenance. Officially we will be closing in the middle of December and will reopen in mid-March. Enjoy the fall and winter; if we don’t get to see you before we close, we look forward to seeing you in 2019.