Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there’s no reason that 2021 can’t be the best one yet! Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway to the Finger Lakes for Valentine’s weekend. Explore the outdoors hand in hand, snuggle by the fire, enjoy a gourmet dinner, and stay in a gorgeous bed & breakfast. We’ve got your dream getaway covered.
Cross Country Skiing
Take off into the wilderness for some adventure. If you’ve never tried cross country skiing, you may be surprised by how peaceful it is. With some basic gear you can explore all of your favorite hiking destinations and overlooks in the Finger Lakes but have them all to yourselves. You can find some of our favorite nordic centers and recreation areas in our blog post The Ultimate Guide to Cross Country Skiing in the Finger Lakes. Ski around and explore the woods then grab some hot cocoa and snuggle by the fire to warm right up.
What’s more romantic than exploring cozy tasting rooms and wineries along the mystical hillsides of the Finger Lakes. There are wineries tucked into every valley, hillside, and town. You can spend an afternoon in one quaint tasting room sipping wines and chatting with the owners or you can take off on a wine trail around one of the lakes. Follow one of the established wine trails or create your own!
Valentine’s Dinner at Kindred Fare
Tucked into the quaint town of Geneva, Kindred Fare is a prime example of what passionate chefs can do with locally sourced New York ingredients. An evening out is always special, but this year Kindred Fare has elevated it’s menu for Valentine’s Day. Their prix fixe menu comes with an appetizer, entree, dessert, and wine pairings for each course. Reserve your table today and treat yourself to a Valentine’s dinner to remember.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year so why not go big? Wake up early in the morning and surprise your partner with a scenic hot air balloon ride over the lakes. If you thought the region was pretty from the road wait until you get up into the air. Float over rural farmlands and colorful barns, vibrant blue lakes, and gaze at the horizon hand in hand. Liberty Balloon Company out of Groveland and Finger Lakes Ballooning out of Auburn are both excellent options for hot air balloon expeditions.
Take A Cooking Class
Whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or a novice cook who’s fanciest dish is cereal, you’ll love a hands on cooking course from New York Kitchen in Canandaigua. Each class is small and offers an intimate opportunity to try something new. Learn how to make sushi, craft your perfect cocktail, or create your own upscale dinner menu with all of your favorite dishes. You’ll be surprised how seamlessly your creations come together and how delicious they taste!
Stay at Sutherland House
Elevate your romantic Valentine’s getaway with a stay at Sutherland House Bed & Breakfast. This stunning Victorian mansion is complete with gorgeous four poster beds, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and everything in between. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast and fresh brewed coffee in the dining room or parlor. Spend your days exploring the lakes or just cuddling inside by the fire.
Make your getaway extra special with a Romance Package from the inn. Add on fresh roses, chocolate covered strawberries, keepsake wine or champagne glasses, decadent mini cakes, or a fruit and cheese board. Your romantic getaway has never been easier.
Ready for a romantic retreat in the Finger Lakes? Book a stay at the Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn located in the heart of beautiful Canandaigua, New York.