Where to stay around Finger Lakes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,373 holiday lettings near Finger Lakes. From 581 Houses to 499 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Finger Lakes is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Finger Lakes?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Finger Lakes. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Town of Italy: 367 holiday homes
  • Lakewood Vineyards: 588 holiday homes
  • Upstate New York: 2,742 holiday homes
  • Ithaca: 196 holiday homes
  • Rochester: 69 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Finger Lakes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Finger Lakes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Finger Lakes with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ithaca: 196 holiday lettings
  • Rochester: 69 holiday lettings
  • Penn Yan: 645 holiday lettings
  • Cayuga: 165 holiday lettings
  • Syracuse: 104 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Finger Lakes?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Finger Lakes are:

  • Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC): 61 self catering accommodations
  • Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County): 149 self catering accommodations
  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR): 84 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Finger Lakes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Finger Lakes. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakewood Vineyards: 588 holiday rentals
  • Old Havana Courthouse Theatre: 397 holiday rentals
  • Oliver House Museum: 754 holiday rentals
  • Central New York Regional Market: 136 holiday rentals
  • Harriet Tubman Home: 287 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Finger Lakes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in the Finger Lakes, USA your home away from home

The Finger Lakes is a vast region of around 9,000 square miles in Upper New York State. It covers an area from Syracuse and Rochester in the north almost down to the Pennsylvania border. The area is centered on a series of eleven thin lakes up to 40 miles (64 km) long, lying north-south like fingers.

Things to Do in the Finger Lakes, New York State

Vacation homes in the Finger Lakes draw many visitors each year to enjoy the region’s natural beauty. It offers a host of activities including hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving, antiquing, climbing and nature spotting. The lakes themselves are popular for sailing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Anglers and sport fishing enthusiasts will find many prime fishing sites. In the surrounding area the 100+ wineries offer wine tours and tastings of the local produce. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail offers self-guided tours of the local cheese-making dairy farms.

Places to Visit Around the Finger Lakes, New York State

This beautiful area is steeped in tradition and history and it is well documented in the museums and local landmarks. Visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum at Hammondsport and learn about aviation and the “Fastest Man on Earth”. The Mark Twain Study is at the Elmira College Campus and was moved from Quarry Farm where he wrote his well-known adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. The town of Corning has a number of attractions including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Visitors can go to the races at the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, watch motorsports at the Black Rock Speedway in Dundee or at the Watkins Glen International Speedway at the south end of Seneca Lake.

Weather in the Finger Lakes, New York State

The large expanses of water in these deep lakes help to moderate the climate, preventing early frosts as the lakes release their stored warmth during the fall and winter. Average temperatures in summer reach 27°C (81°F) in July and drop to 0°C (32°F) in January and February with temperatures well below freezing at night and plenty of snowfall. The region has over 30 inches (76 cm) of rain each year which makes it ideal for successful wine growing.

Travel to the Finger Lakes, New York State

The nearest airport to the Finger Lakes area of Upper New York state is Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) Airport, a few miles north east of holiday rentals in the Finger Lakes. The airport is served by Continental, American Eagle, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest and US Airways. Alternatively, Greater Rochester (ROC) Airport is just to the north west of the area. Either way, visitors will need a hire car to explore the area and to reach their chosen holiday home in the Finger Lakes.

Activities and attractions in and around Finger Lakes Region

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Finger Lakes Region a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fox Run Vineyards (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Prejean Winery (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Torrey Ridge Winery (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Billsboro Winery (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Lacey Magruder Winery (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Zugibe Vineyards (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Finger Lakes Region

Travellers appreciate the panoramic lake views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Finger Lakes Region has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Finger Lakes Region is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sampson State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Seneca Lake State Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Keuka Lake State Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Cayuga Lake (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Cayuga Lake State Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)