Discover 7 of the Best Lakes in NY State

Are you planning a lakeside vacation to the beautiful state of New York? The first step is deciding the location! There are so many lakes from which to choose it may seem overwhelming. We can help! Find out the best lakes in NY State and start planning your trip to the Upstate!

Stay on the Shores of the Best Lakes in NY State

When deciding which lake to stay near, it’s important to think about what type of vacation you’d prefer. Would you rather stick close to your vacation rental, enjoying the water in the best swimming lakes in New York State? Or would you rather explore the town, visiting wineries and attending fun events in the Finger Lakes region? Your preference will inform the perfect Finger Lake for you!

Have a Quiet Vacation

Does a quiet stay in a beautiful rental home sound perfect? Then browse our selection of homes on Conesus, Honeoye, and Owasco Lake. Each of these lakes has ample fishing, with walleye and bass found in both. In the winter, Conesus and Honeoye freeze over, making it a great place for ice skating, snowmobiling, ice boating, and ice fishing. Owasco is known as one of the best lakes in New York for swimming. Due to its location, the water in Owasco Lake warms up quickly, making it the perfect late-spring, early-summer destination.

Have an Adventurous Vacation

If you’re looking for some fun activities, events, or festivals, stay on the shores of the bigger lakes: Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. Due to their size and location, these lakes are perfect for hosting family reunions or getaways with friends. If you’re a fan of wine, Keuka and Seneca both boast fantastic wine trails. There are numerous wine festivals and events throughout the year, and these lakes are the best place to stay to enjoy the festivities! Canandaigua Lake is known for being one of the cleanest lakes in New York State, perfect for swimming and exploring. Iconic actor Humphrey Bogart spent summers in a cottage along this lake during his youth. Cayuga Lake is another wonderfully clean lake. These are great lakes for family vacations and friend getaways.

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

If you’re staying on the shores of the best lakes in NY State, you’ll want to stay in the best vacation rentals in the Finger Lakes region! Finger Lakes Premier Properties has an incredible selection of homes, from luxurious estates to quiet cottages. Plus, our 24-hour customer service is top-notch. We are dedicated to making sure that you have the best vacation possible.

Check out our full list of rental properties and book today! We look forward to having you.

Best 2017 Guest Photos

Throughout the year we share some of the best photos taken by our guests. Below are some of the favorite memories our guests created and shared while staying at one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals in 2017!

 

“The property was lovely. It was up to date and well taken care of. The extras were a nice touch including the doggy bag for our Lucy.”

– Taken by Sandra B. from Attica, NY, who stayed at My Kind of Paradise on Conesus Lake.

 

 

 

 

 “Thank you Timber Ridge and Finger Lakes Premier Properties! This was the perfect location for my sisters and girlfriends to spend the weekend together! We are all from different areas including Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, Jamestown and Fredonia. The accommodations and comforts were better than we imagined – not to mention the beautiful aesthetics of the home and the view!! We will be back!”

– Taken by Rebekah B from Jamestown, NY, who stayed at Timber Ridge on Keuka Lake.

 

“What a great stay at a beautiful location! The dock area is amazing. Definitely the highlight of our trip.”

– Taken by Jeffery W. from Bel Air, LA, who stayed at The Good Life on Canandaigua Lake.

 

 

 

“Best property in our 6 years of renting. Plenty of room for a large group (13) and all kinds of nice amenities. Enjoyed the fire pit on the cliff and the large deck. Ping pong table was utilized often as well as the hammock. Bathroom for every bedroom was very nice.”

– Taken by David M. from Robesonia, PA, who stayed at Seneca Lake Effect on Seneca Lake.

 

“We had an amazing time at Five Gates. The house is beautiful and comfortably fit our family of thirteen. Everything was impeccable and incredibly well appointed with everything you’ll ever need on vacation. Our only regret is not staying for a few more days. We loved it!”

– Taken by Alessandra L from Jersey City, NJ, who stayed at Five Gates on Seneca Lake.

 

      “Had a great vacation. Loved the docks and large deck. The house was very comfortable and well stocked. A little dated but great for our family and dog. Nice yard with 2 large trees to hang out under on a hot day. Surprisingly quiet for being right off the road and near the marina. Very safe area for dogs and children well away from the main road. Great view of the bluff. Nice thunderstorms in the evening. Beautiful lake, clean and warm. We were there in early August. We would definitely love to come back!”

– Taken by Fiona A. from Pepperell, MA, who stayed at Loon Landing on Keuka Lake.

 

“This house was perfect for our family! It is so beautiful inside. Everything was very clean and well kept. It felt like home. The mattresses were very comfortable, unlike some homes we have stayed at in the past. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything I needed to cook all the meals for the week. There is plenty of outside seating to accommodate all guests. We caught pike, large and smallmouth bass, and a catfish right off the dock. There were 2 kayaks that came with the property. We enjoyed the house so much we are going to book it for the same week next year. This home exceeded our expectations!”

– Taken by Julie G. from Thompsontown, PA, who stayed at Eastern Beauty on Keuka Lake.

 

Thank you to all of our guests who shared their wonderful photos throughout the year. We always look forward to seeing the smiling faces, sleeping babies, adorable puppies, and unforgettable moments of your vacation in the Finger Lakes!

If you stayed at one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals in 2017 and have a photo you’d like to enter into our photo contest, click here to join the photo contest by December 31, 2017!

 

Real Estate Success Converts to a New Vacation Rental

By: Zakary Klick

Penn Yan, NY – A local property recently sold by the Finger Lakes Premier Properties (FLPP) Real Estate department will be re-entering the market as a Vacation Rental this summer.

FLPP was able to list, market and sell this striking Seneca Lake home, their second sale this year on Shingle Point Road. The new homeowners of this lakeside cottage have worked with FLPP with purchasing and now listing the home as a vacation rental.

The twofold package of offering vacation rental management and real estate sales to potential buyers has become an obvious partnership for many investment buyers in the Finger Lakes.

In fact, after the transaction this past fall, FLPP employees have been working full tilt to ready the property for this summer’s peak season – obtaining quality photos and drone footage, producing a virtual tour, and priming the maintenance and housekeeping staff for the new addition. The company is happy to share that the property can now be viewed on YouTube via drone, virtually toured here, and reserved on their webpage here.

Cynthia Emerling, the Real Estate Sales Manager credited with the Shingle Point property sale, has been a licensed Associate Broker since 1993. She started with Finger Lakes Premier Properties in 2012, and has brought her passion for quality service with her. The department received 100% satisfaction ratings from their clients and customers in 2016, and has been working to ensure that same repute can be delivered as they reach the end of the 2017 marking period.

If you are interested in more information on owning a lakefront home for personal use or as an investment, contact FLPP at 888-599-4810, or email them at sales@FLPPlake.com.

TOURISM BUSINESSES SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

By: Zakary Klick

 

Penn Yan, NY – Employees of local hospitality businesses, Finger Lakes Premier Properties (FLPP) and the Best Western PLUS Vineyard Inn & Suites, helped raise money for Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program this past weekend at Star Shine, the winter holiday event in Penn Yan.

To demonstrate their commitment to community outreach programs, employees offered their time to promote Milly’s Backpack Program with a winter raffle for a free Pool & Pizza Party at the Best Western PLUS Vineyard Inn & Suites. Their table at Star Shine provided an ornament decorating station for kids, with Rice Krispy treats provided by FLPP employees.

In the process, not only were the two able to amplify Milly’s communal recognition, but they also raised $135 during the Star Shine event.

Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program is a partnership between Milly’s Pantry, Inc. and the Penn Yan Central School District. The Backpack Program provides a bag of non-perishable food to students every Friday afternoon to supplement weekend meals.

Located in Penn Yan in upstate New York, the Vineyard Inn & Suites is centrally located just a short drive from Geneva, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Corning. A wide range of activities await you in the Finger Lakes, including winery tours and wine tasting, shopping, golfing, skiing, water sports, museums, historic attractions, theaters and quaint villages and towns.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is the leading vacation rental and lakefront real estate company in the region. This is the second year a donation has been allocated specifically to Milly’s Pantry in recognition of those less fortunate during the holiday season, a tradition the company plans to uphold in 2018 and years to come.

To make a direct donation, or to find other ways to support Milly’s Pantry, visit their website at http://www.millyspantry.org/

For more information about Finger Lakes Premier Properties, visit their website at www.FLPPlake.com or call toll free 1-888-414-5253.