Located only 3 minutes (by foot) down the road, Berta's features local and super fresh breakfast and lunch options. Open seasonally from May-October. Click here to view their menu.
Smokin' Bones BBQ
If you're in the mood for some tasty brisket and ribs, then this local hangout is for you. And if you happen to have a special place in your heart for peanut butter pie then make sure to order a slice... it's heaven! Click here to view their menu.
Barry Family Cellars
Founded by father and son Ken and Ian Barry, this "DIY-nery" specializes in small batch vinifera wines that are reflective of place and vintage. Click here for more information.
Olde H&E Bar
Also within walking distance this bar is a major locals scene, stop in for the best 'Pink Dink' in the area. A refreshing cocktail created by Doug Hazlitt, long time owner of Hazlitt Winery. It consists of vodka, ruby red grapefruit juice, and a splash of both tonic and seltzer water.
Church Street Produce
A charming little produce stand (walking distance) that sells fresh in season veggies, farm fresh eggs, jams and preserves, fresh cut flowers and pick your own - Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries (in season). Open seasonally from Spring-Fall.
Painted Bar Stables
Get out and enjoy the Finger Lakes countryside via horseback! Painted Bar Stables offers an amazing adventure you won't soon forget! Click here for more information.
Beyond our little village there are endless activities, wineries, waterfalls, museums, eateries and recreation at every turn. Here are just a few of our favorites...
Cheese and Beer
Grist Iron Brewing - Hector, NY
Two Goats Brewing - Hector, NY
Rooster Fish Brewing - Watkins Glen, NY
Pantomime Mixtures - Hector, NY
Lucky Hare Brewing - Hector, NY
Seneca Lake Brewing - Dundee, NY
Seneca Wine Trail, our favorites... Ryan William, Damiani, Silver Thread, Bloomer Creek, Standing Stone, Shaw, Hermann J. Weimer
Cayuga Wine Trail, our favorites... Bellwether, Sheldrake Point, Randolph O'Neill & Shepherdess
Keuka Wine Trail, our favorites... Ravines, Weis & McGregor
Recreation (Museums, Towns & Waterfalls)
Corning Museum of Glass, who knew glass could be so cool? This museum is a fascinating look into how glass has developed throughout history and how much it affects the way we live today, see live glass blowing demonstrations and even make your own glass!
Watkins Glen, this village at the bottom on Seneca Lake is a great place to walk around! There are several restaurants and bars, a beautiful marina, a movie theater and plenty of ice cream spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Watkins Glen State Park, located right in downtown Watkins Glen this gorge is an amazing adventure through the natural history of our regions geography. The gorge features beautiful slate stone staircases and 19 waterfalls and cascades.
Havana Glen Falls, this waterfall is located in nearby Montour Falls and while it is far smaller then Watkins Glen it is also much quieter, we love it here for just that reason!
Buttermilk Falls State Park, this is a great and quick hike in Ithaca. Buttermilk Falls has not only a beautiful gorge but offers a great place to swim at the base of the falls. Also be sure to stop at Ithaca Beer Co. it's right down the road and a treat after a nice hike!
Around the Town(s)...
Downtown Geneva is located at the top of Seneca Lake and is home to several shops, bars and restaurants. A few of our favorites are: Micro Climate Wine Bar, Lake Drum Brewing, Red Dove Tavern, The Linden Social Club, Kashong Creek and FLX Table. Click here for more details on what's going on in Geneva!
Downtown Ithaca is a vibrant and culturally diverse scene. There is always something going on in Ithaca, The State Theater brings big names in theater, music and comedy to town and there always seems to be an event of some sort to bring people together. Ithaca is also home to Cornell University and Ithaca College so its got a great youthful and sophisticated vibe. A few of our favorites are: A hike around Cornell's gorgeous campus, Ithaca Beer Co. and Antique hunting at Mimi's Attic and FOUND. Click here for more details on what's going on in Ithaca!
Downtown Corning is the Glass capital of the USA! But Corning also has a vibrant and bustling scene on Market St. This street is home to countless shops, restaurants, bars, spa's... you name it, Market St. has it! If your going to spend some time in Corning make sure to stop off at the Corning Museum of Glass, it's a world class museum right in the heart of upstate NY! Click here for more details on what's going on in Corning!