Skaneateles has been a destination tourists have visited since the early 1800s
its pristine lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the country
the rolling hills & countryside that surround it are a joy no matter what the season
skaneateles is considered to be the "jewel of the finger lakes"
today skaneateles boasts boutique shops and upscale restaurants
located at the north end of skaneateles lake, the village of skaneateles has several attractions for new and returning visitors. listed below are some of the many must see restaurants, shops and destinations to help plan your trip while staying at 34 State.
Wine Trail Tours- www.34state.com/packages - Tour the Finger Lakes in style with our chauffeur driven tours of the Finger Lakes Region's wineries and historic sites.
The Krebs - www.thekrebs.com - One of the towns most historic restaurants, The Krebs has recently been renovated and upgraded and is still considered one of the best restaurants in the area.
John D. Barrow Art Gallery - www.barrowgallery.org - The John D. Barrow Gallery is located in the Skaneateles Public Library displaying almost 300 paintings created by the former local artist of Skaneateles. 34 State is the former homestead of this famed painter from 1834-1906. Book your reservation today and you may be fortunate enough to stay in the Barrow Suite.
Gilda's - www.gildasskaneateles.com - Offering hand crafted artisan small pizzas, small plates and desserts. Draft and bottled craft beers, wine and sangria. Excellent cuisine in an intimate atmosphere in Downtown Skaneateles.
Rosalie's Cucina - www.rosaliescucina.com - Excellent Tuscan style restaurant with an array of consistent pasta, steak, veal and chicken dishes.
Moro's Table - www.morostable.com - Chef Ed Moro is known as one of the best and most talented chefs around, Moro's table is located only a short drive of 10 minutes in the city of Auburn NY. His eclectic menu ranges from beef short ribs, lamb and duck dishes to steamed mussels, oysters and sushi. Chef Moro has been one of our favorites since he landed in Skaneateles years ago. Definitely worth the short drive.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa - www.mirbeau.com - Award winning Spa with a 14,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, Mirbeau's dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering global cuisine inspired by French speaking populations around the world. Excellent choice for that special occasion or a romantic dinner for two.
Anyela's Vineyards - www.anyelasvineyards.com - Anyela's is a local Vineyard just a few minutes out of the Village of Skaneateles down the west side of the lake.
Blue Water Grill - www.bluewaterskaneateles.com - Located in the center of the Village overlooking the lake, Blue Water Grill is a local favorite and a must visit for brunch, lunch and dinner.
The Annual Antique Boat Show - Every summer during the last weekend in July, Skaneateles is host to the annual Antique Boat Show in the middle of the Village.
Mid-Lakes Navagation - www.midlakesnav.com - Mid-Lakes Navagation are the owners/operators of the Judge Ben Wiles and the Sarah S. Wiles boat tours and dinner cruises on Skaneateles Lake.
MacKenzie-Childs - www.mackenzie-childs.com - Located only 40 minutes from the main store of the famous MacKenzie-Childs brand and the annual Barn Sale
Dickens Christmas in the Village - Every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4PM starting the day after Thanksgiving and ending the day before Christmas, Charles Dickens and his cast are out interacting with residents and visitors in the streets of the Village.
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards - www.beakandskiff.com - Recently voted the #1 Apple Orchard in the country, Beak & Skiff is a great place for families to visit for apple picking and spending the day outside.
Syrcause University - www.syracuse.edu - Located only 25 minutes from SU, 34 State is a great place to stay when traveling to see the Syracuse Orange play a home game or when making college visits.
Cornell University - www.cornell.edu - 34 state is only 50 minutes to an hour north of Ithaca, NY where Cornell University is located makes for a short trip to the campus for Big Red games and college visits.
Sherwood Inn-www.thesherwoodinn.com - Historic restaurant and bar located in downtown Skaneateles with Classic American fare.
The Seward House Museum - www.sewardhouse.org - Located a town over in Auburn, visitors are able to tour rooms filled with original furnishings, artwork and personal belongings owned by the Seward family.
Skaneateles Historical Society - www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org - Known as The Creamery, this museum is great for learning about the Town and Village of Skaneateles.
Cayuga Wine Trail - www.cayugawinetrail.com - With 16 wineries, one cidery, one meadery, four distilleries, one brewery and countless other businesses involved, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has something for everyone!
Harriet Tubman Home - www.harriethouse.org - Also located in Auburn, NY, the home of Harriet Tubman is open to the public to visit and learn more about Harriet Tubman and her adventures.
Skaneateles Festival - www.skanfest.org - Beginning in early August through the beginning of September, serveral musicians perform world class music by Skaneateles Lake.
Skaneateles Public Library - www.skaneateleslibrary.org - In addition to providing books, DVD's, magazines, and newspapers, the John D. Barrow art gallery is must see during your stay.