Travel Blogs from Skaneateles
Well, the first day of our East Coast trip was deja vu all over again. The last time we made this trek was in about 1969, and we had won the use of an Open Road conversion camper from the Chevy Plant. We drove from Cleveland to Western New York in the driving rain, and arrived with everything we owned soaking wet. It was not quite as bad this time …
[I had a nice blog here, but some inexplicable quirk of this iPad destroyed it. So if you're interested Google Letchworth State Park. That donor fellow was quite interesting. Ditto, Mary Jamison and the Finger Lakes. For you racing fans, Watkins Glen was noted for hosting races with notables such as Stirling Moss and Mario ...
... a tasting of 4 wines here including reisling, pinot gris, pinot noir and merlot. The best here again was reisling and it was so good Mary Ellen bought a bottle to have with dinner later. Earlier in the day Jerry had pointed out Belhurst Castle in the town of Geneva as a grand old place aged over 100 years as a great place to grab a drink. Upon leaving the winery we headed about 15 minutes into the town and into Belhurst Castle. This castle was built in 1885 and sits ...
... our short walk at the falls we hopped back into the car and headed back to Cornell University to explore its campus. Whilst Jerry researched a tasty restaurant option for dinner Mary Ellen, Ro and I headed through the University on foot. Firstly we passed a new building being developed by Bill and Melinda Gates, cleverly named Gates Hall which will become the new home of the Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences. The exterior of the building was almost ...
... mood. On seeing the bus I was relieved to find a full size proper coach and not some 12 seater van however, perhaps I should have waited until the journey had commenced before passing such judgment. The journey ahead was scheduled to be 5 hours in duration including a rest stop, that is if your driver isnt the chinese version of michael schumacher. We swerved in and out of corners at rapid speed, to the point that I couldnt read, write or watch a movie cause the screen and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Skaneateles Suites
Booked and booked again!
My husband and I visited for a one night getaway and loved it .... so much ... that we booked another night before we left.
Clean rooms, quiet surroundings, loved all of the thoughtful amenities...we're really looking forward to our next visit!
My wife and I recently had the chance to stay at the Skaneateles Suites, located minutes away from downtown Skaneateles NY. I don't know where to begin telling you about this wonderful establishment. From the time you arrive you will be treated like family by the owners and staff. They are not the type of people that get in your way or interfere with your stay but they are right there if you need anything. We booked the tree top suite and it was fantastic. it is a huge jacuzzi suite with a full kitchen and parlor, it has two tvs. and a large sitting area and a privet balcony just for your suite. I could go on and on but trying it out yourself will be the best way to see what i am talking about. the city of skaneateles is a quaint little city located on the eastern fingerlakes and there is a lot to do dinner cruises , shopping, fishing and lots of good place to dine. We are going back soon maybe just to spend a night or two for a romantic get away at the Skaneateles suites.
What a great place to stay in-between Auburn and Skaneatles
What a great place to stay in-between Auburn and Skaneateles. The amenities were first class and we were so happy (as was our poodle), to spend three nights at the end of June. Hoping to spend more time in the finger lakes in August and will definitely make Skaneateles Suites our first choice.
My husband and I were on our honeymoon and fell in love with the Skaneateles area. We wanted to stay there an extra day and did a search online for a suite-type hotel, just hoping to find somewhere to stay with some of the extras we both like. One of the first names to pop up was for Skaneateles Suites and were we glad it did! Although it was a few miles outside of the town, we felt the drive was worth it for the exceptional time we had there.
I booked my reservation on line and wasn't sure what to expect. When I arrived, it was different than any place I've stayed. So I still wasn't sure.
I have been to a few places for leisure stays, including out of the country at 5 star hotels. Our stay at the Skaneateles Suites was wonderful. Large rooms, very clean, and very comfortable beds, lots of extras. We even had a refridgerator and microwave in the mini-kitchen. (nice!) Robes, iron and ironing board,even a hair dryer. Cable tv,stereo. etc.etc. We didn't need anything more for our stay. And this place was super quiet. The owners are great people, along with all the people we met that work there. We even put some steaks on the grill (provided on site) under some beautifull apple trees just outside our sliding glass doors, can't do that everywhere you go. It shows that the owners put a lot of thought, time, and consideration into this property to make it an experiance notable for a return trip. WOW.
Total peace and quiet
The minute you walk in you can just feel the comfort of quiet. The outside world just disappears. Very spacious and clean. The owners are most accomodating. This IS the place to stay when you need to get away.
I highly recommend it to anyone coming to visit the Finger Lakes Region. Thank you.
Loved the Privacy!
Living in the beautiful Fingerlakes wine region means that we have a lot of out-of-town guests visiting us.
Our guests all love the Suites because of the privacy and location.
Depends what you're looking for
On the road and we would have rather it was still old motor court cabins instead of upgraded to spa territory. They were A#1 clean and fresh and nice but a little sterile. There was a whirlpool tub but it only fit one, and a terry bathrobe -- only one. So is it a loner getaway cabin? It was late so we got a great deal; otherwise we'd have had to pass it up because it's a bit pricey.