Use Our Packing Checklist To Make The Most Of Your Vacation

When planning a trip to the Finger Lakes and staying in a vacation rental its hard to know what you need to bring because each rental is so different from the other. Click below to download our packing checklist to help guide you when packing for your stay at a FLPP rental. This list will ensure you have everything you will need for your upcoming stay in the Finger Lakes!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties FAQ’s
  • Do you provide coffee filters for the coffee pot or Keurig in the rental? – No, you need to bring coffee filters for whatever kind of coffee machine is in the kitchen. Please refer to the photos or amenities section on your rental property page on our website so you know which kind you need to bring.
  • When is check-in and check-out time? – Summer (April – September) check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 am. – Spring, Fall, Winter (October – March) check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.
  • Are linens provided with my rental? – Sheets, pillow cases, and a comforter are provided for all beds in the home. In addition, 1 set of towels is provided for the number of occupants allowed to stay in this home. If you use more than 1 towel when you shower please bring another. Beach towels are not provided, please bring these with you as well

Download our free Vacation Guide with local insight on the best places to play, dine, and more in the Finger Lakes region! 

Browse a full inventory of our Finger Lakes vacation rental homes to start planning your trip!

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Finger Lakes Grocery Delivery services

What is one of the top advantages of staying in a vacation rental? The kitchen! Our homes come with all of the appliances you’ll need to create a delicious vacation in the Finger Lakes. From pots and pans to the dishware, our kitchens are ready for you to cook, bake, and grill away. Oh… except for the food! Get the full scoop on Finger Lakes grocery delivery services below.

Grocery Delivery & Curbside Pickup Options

When you stay in the Finger Lakes there are options for getting groceries without stepping into a local store. We’ve provided some Finger Lakes grocery delivery resources below depending on where you are staying in the region:

Conesus Lake:

Canandaigua Lake:

Keuka Lake:

Seneca Lake:

Cayuga Lake:

Roadside Stands: Throughout our region you’ll see roadside stands offering fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, eggs, or sometimes even baked goods. Be sure to have cash on hand to drop into their honor-system registers.

Dining Curbside Pickup

In addition, most restaurants, wineries, and breweries provide curb-side pickup. If you have a favorite venue from a past trip, we highly recommend calling them ahead and ordering takeout to enjoy in the comfort of your vacation rental.

If you’re a first-time visitor, here are some links to help you find restaurant options near your rental:

  • Restaurants: Click here for our interactive map to help you find nearby restaurants to your rental. Please call ahead for information on their curbside offerings.
  • Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries: In New York State beer is sold in groceries stores but wine and liquor are not. Click here for our interactive map to help you find nearby venues to your rental. Please call ahead for information on their curbside offerings.

Tips for Cooking at Your Rental

If this is the first time staying with us, welcome! But there are some tips for planning the ultimate vacation in a Finger Lakes Premier Property:

  1. Meal planning is EXTREMELY helpful! Grocery stores are not around every corner in our region. Make sure you have every ingredient (including spices and condiments) on your list or packed to bring. We do provide a sealed spice shaker for every reservation that includes salt, pepper, garlic salt, cayenne, curry, and paprika.
  2. Yes, we provide cooking utensils, pots, pans, bakeware, and grilling utensils. However, if there are certain kitchen tools or utensils that are must-haves for the chef in your family, bring them along!
  3. In our kitchen welcome bag we provide: 1 roll of paper towels, 2 washable dish towels, 1 small bottle of dish detergent, 1 sponge, 2 dishwasher tabs, and 1 box of laundry detergent. If you think you will need more than this, depending on the length of your stay, please plan accordingly.
  4. Staying in a pet friendly rental? Don’t forget the dog food and water bowl!

For those who are still planning their next vacation in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, click here to begin your search for the perfect home to host your next vacation.

If you need assistance with finding the right home for your next trip, contact our local vacation planners who would be happy to assist you by calling 888-414-5253 and pressing option 1.

4 Iconic Finger Lakes Wine Trails You Need to Sip Your Way Through

One of the main draws to the Finger Lakes region of New York is its award-winning wines, wineries, and vineyards. That’s why a visit to Upstate New York is not complete without a day trip around the best Finger Lakes Wine Trails! We encourage you to explore some of the several wine producing trails that offer tours and wine tastings so that you can get a true taste of the FLX! 

With so many wonderful things to do and see in the Finger Lakes wine region, we can’t possibly put it in just one blog. Unlock our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of local recommendations. From the best area restaurants to beautiful hiking trails, you’ll find everything you need to plan the ultimate Finger Lakes vacation! You’ll even get more recommendations for the best spots in Finger Lakes Wine Country. 

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Sip Your Way Through These 4 Finger Lakes Wine Trails 

The wine trails throughout the Finger Lakes are committed to providing a safe and clean space for you to enjoy, and ask that you also adhere to the policies put in place at each winery! Many of the requirements the wineries have in place are mandated by the New York State Liquor Authority and the State of New York in order to be open. 

Get a Finger Lakes Wine Trail Passport for Discounts 

Please note, due to COVID-19, our wineries are now open, but reservations are required for tasting. 

Get exclusive tastings at each stop, and a 25% savings, when you purchase their wine tasting passport. Passports are good for a year after purchase, so you can spend valuable time meeting with their tastemakers. 

The passport provides complimentary tastings at each winery and additional price discounts for the purchase of wine with the use of the passport. 

One passport is valid for one person, not valid for groups of more than eight.

1. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail 

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has the honor of being the first-organized and longest-running wine trail in the country! It was first established in 1983 and includes 14 dog-friendly member wineries, as well as cideries, a meadery, four distilleries, and a taproom.  

2. Keuka Lake Wine Trail 

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail may not be the longest-running, but Keuka Lake was home to the first bonded winery. This region specializes in Vinifera wines, as this area was where they were first planted.  

3. Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail 

The Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail features 30 miles of Finger Lakes wine and food experiences! Sip their world-class wines and enjoy beautiful vistas along the rolling hillsides of Canandaigua Lake. 

4. Seneca Lake Wine Trail 

Sprouting in 1986, explore the largest wine trail in the state of New York! The Seneca Lake Wine Trail features 35 wineries, a distillery, two cider producers, two breweries, and a meadery on its path. This trail is known for its hearty grapes, though the wineries on the list have won plenty of awards for the delicate Rieslings. 

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties 

While exploring the Finger Lakes wine region, rest each night at one of the most stunning homes in the area. Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the best selection of socially distanced vacation rentals. We have over 260 vacation rentals on six of the 11 lakes, that are all close to the Finger Lakes wine trails. Plus, with our 24/7 customer service, you can rest knowing that you will be well taken care of! 

Check out our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you. 

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Boat on Keuka Lake with these resources!

After a long winter, the temptation is strong to boat on Keuka Lake and go for that relaxing cruise you have been longing for. Below we have all of the resources of local business’s that can help you get on the water, stay on the water, and make the most of Keuka Lake life.

Lakefront Gas, Food, & Gift Shop

The Olney Place

The Olney Place is conveniently located in the middle of nowhere. They’re open May through October starting at 7 AM daily.  Seth and his staff are committed to maximizing your time on Keuka Lake. So before making that next trip to town, don’t forget they have the following items in stock:

MILK ⋆ CHIPS ⋆ BEER ⋆ ICE ⋆ SODA ⋆ COFFEE ⋆ TOYS ⋆ SUNSCREEN ⋆ CIGARETTES ⋆ CHARCOAL ⋆ COLD CUTS ⋆ DELI ⋆ SALADS ⋆ EGGS ⋆ A SENSE OF HUMOR ⋆ NEWSPAPERS ⋆ DOCKSIDE GAS ⋆ BUTTER ⋆ POSSIBLE CHANCE OF SUN ⋆ WIFI ⋆ SUNGLASSES ⋆ BAIT ⋆ ATM ⋆ BATTERIES ⋆ CLEANING PRODUCTS ⋆ KEUKA LAKE GIFT IDEAS ⋆ FIREWOOD ⋆ BAKED GOODS ⋆ GLUTEN-FREE OFFERINGS ⋆ PUBLIC RESTROOMS ⋆ GIFT CERTIFICATES ⋆ LOCAL/GOURMET CHEESES & CHOCOLATES

Dockside Pickup:

You can get hungry out on the water. So can your boat. So, while you’re fueling up at our gas dock, call up (315) 536-5454 for some sandwiches and groceries. They’ll deliver it right to your boat (or seaplane, if that’s your thing).

Marina’s

Jake’s Boat Livery + Gift Shop

This family run business is located smack dab in the middle of Keuka Lake on the west side just north of The Waterfront Restaurant. Jake offers gas, food, beverages, boat rentals, tube/ski rentals, apparel, fishing tackle/poles, live bait and so much more. Need to launch your boat in Keuka Lake or retrieve it from Keuka Lake that’s $7-1 way. Also, Keep your vehicle parked at Jake’s is another $10/day. What a deal and the owners are the nicest people you will find.

Morgan Marine

Morgan Marine is an authorized Boston Whaler, Premier Pontoons, Hobie Mirage Kayaks Eclipse Paddleboard, and O’Brien SUPs dealership in Penn Yan, New York. Along with a large selection of new models, Morgan Marine also carries a wide variety of pre-owned models. Morgan Marine has a full sales, service and parts department. They also offer boat /kayak rentals and have a pretty large boat store with everything from tubes , water skis, bumpers, lines etc. Come in and visit their friendly, reliable, and experienced staff between the hours of 9am to 5pm Tuesday – Saturday (Closed Sunday & Monday), or call us at (315)-536-8166.

Harbor Lights Marina

Sable family owned for over 48 years.  Non-ethanol gas, snacks, ice cream on the dock, drinks, non-motorized rentals.  New and gently used water sports for sale!  Come see us and become part of our Keuka Family!
Find us right across from the tip of the bluff (next door to Lakeside Restaurant).  You will see our Finger Lakes Seaplane parked at our dock, as this is where the seaplane tours take off from! You can also launch your boat here for a $5 launch fee.

The Boathouse at Keuka

Enjoying a day out on Keuka Lake and need to fill up your boat? Swing by the NEW Marina/lakefront gas station on the west side of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport. They have everything you could want from tubes, life jackets, ice, snacks, gas for the boat and so much more! Rent a boat from them if you don’t have one of your own. Boat on Keuka Lake with one of their rental lily pads perfect for a float-illa.

East Bluff Harbor

East Bluff Harbor is a full service marina that has been operating on Keuka Lake for over 40 years. They are located half way down the bluff on the east side and have two gas pumps. One at the end of their floating dock and the other on shore for your convenience. They sell 89-octane gas, as the engine manufacturers recommend that you use it for your boat.

Tubes, skis and wakeboards are necessary accessories to get a true sense of a day on the lake. Don’t forget the rope and the life vests. They can also special order any water toy that is not stocked at their store. They carry all the safety equipment necessary to comply with Coast Guard regulations. When is the last time you checked your flares or fire extinguisher? Both expire and need to be replaced!  It is always good to have extra rope and fenders to tie your boat up safely at the restaurant or at a friend’s dock.

North End Marina

They offer trouble free and clean boat rentals, newer models as well as well maintained older models. They keep their prices low to keep you coming back! Located on the north west branch of Keuka Lake in Branchport. Daily, multiple day, & weekly rentals available. Spend a few days or a week relaxing, fishing, boating, swimming, sightseeing, or wine & beer tasting. They also sell ice on the premises & have non-ethanol high octane gas available.

Basin Park Marina

Proprietors John & Karen Wheeler, along with their crew offer customers: *Clean restrooms and showers. *Shore power for their slip customers. *Picnic area with tables and grill. *Ice machine.*Ample Parking and a great view of Keuka Lake’s only naturally protected harbor! Rent ski, pontoon, or fishing boats from them. Make sure you call (315) 595-8808 ahead to reserve your boat rental.

Boat Storage, Repair + Showroom

Mike’s Marine

Mike offers exceptional boat storage and repair services. He has been in the business for over 30 years and is a local favorite. You can reach him at (607) 868- 3308. This one man operation doesn’t lack in customer service or quality of work, give him a call today!

Keuka Watersports

Keuka Watersports is an authorized Centurion, Starcraft and SunChaser dealership serving the Finger Lakes area of New York state. They are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. Therefore, When you are ready for a new boat, their friendly and knowledgeable service departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding. From assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization. Keuka Watersports values the opportunity to create a long-term relationship with their customers, and do that by giving you the best customer service available.

Over the years, our customers have become our extended family by coming back to us year after year. We enjoy and look forward to seeing our growing extended family every year and hope that you too will become part of our extended Keuka Watersports family. Keuka Watersports is Keuka Lake’s premiere boat and jet ski rental source. Offering the best ski boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, jet skis & kayaks. They offer daily, multi-day, and weekly rental rates along with waterskies, wakeboards, and tubes. Give them a call at (607) 569-2889 today!

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Keuka Lake Association

In order to create boating memories on Keuka Lake we all need to make sure their is a Keuka Lake to boat on. The Keuka Lake Association aims to preserve and protect the natural beauty of Keuka Lake for future generations. You too can be a part of maintaining our beautiful lady Keuka.

Keuka Lakefront Rentals

Many of our rentals have permanent docks and or boat hoists to keep your boat or your rental boat secured safely overnight.

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Here’s How to Plan the Ultimate Finger Lakes Road Trip

There are many urban parts of New York, but when your lifestyle gets to be a little too fast, it’s time to hit the brakes with a relaxing getaway to the Finger Lakes region of New York. But before you can hit the brakes, put the car in gear and make a bee line with the ultimate Finger Lakes road trip

You can prepare yourself for your trip beforehand by requesting access to our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide. It includes the best FLX attractions, so that you can figure out where you’d like to dine, drink, play, and sightsee while in exploring the Finger Lakes region. 

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Finger Lakes Road Trip 

NYC to the Finger Lakes 

Although New York City and Finger Lakes are not too far away from each other and in the same state, the two regions of New York are almost polar opposites. If you’re looking for a change of scenery and pace, you should drive from NYC to the Finger Lakes. 

The road trip is about five hours and will lead to a series of small towns, lakes, and outdoor recreation.  Some of the best outdoor recreation happens at attractions like Watkins Glen, a state historical park. There, you can spend the day hiking, biking, hunting, swimming, or sightseeing the 19 waterfalls! 

There’s a variety of things to do for the non-outdoorsy folks in your group as well. Explore some of our wine trails and discover the best local sips through a wine tasting (or several!) 

Buffalo to the Finger Lakes 

For the ultimate road trip adventure from Buffalo to the Finger Lakes region, you should take I-90. This route includes an array of attractions on the way to the lakes. Some hot spots you’ll run into are the New Era Field (where the Buffalo Bills play), Byrncliff Golf Resorts, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, and the Jell-O Museum! 

The Finger Lakes to Rochester 

Just an hour away from the Finger Lakes is Rochester, NY. It’s the perfect place to take a day trip during your FLX vacation. History buffs are sure to enjoy the George Eastman Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating history of film and photography.  You’ll learn all about the history of different film genres, as well as the progression of technology! It’s fantastic for the creatives in your crew! If you love the museum, you’ll also enjoy the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, where you can admire art and walk through popular exhibits. 

Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester is a family favorite in Rochester! The 20-acre zoo is home to more than 90 species of animals! Learn all about your favorite animals, enjoy snacks at the café, or buy some souvenirs in the gift shop! This day trip is a day well-spent in Rochester, NY! 

Road Trip Around the Finger Lakes

If you’re planning a staycation in the Finger Lakes, or just wanting to road trip your way around the greatest attractions, it’s easy to pack an itinerary with fun things to do! Activities range from exploring the hiking trails at Taughannock Falls State Park to making glass at Corning Museum of Glass! 

For an extra unique experience, visit Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the women’s rights movement! You can then experience the National Women’s Hall of Fame where you’ll discover stories about the amazing women who shaped the nation. 

Choose the Best Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals for Your Lakecation

Make the most out of your lake vacation when you choose the best vacation rentals in the region. Finger Lakes Premier Properties offers gorgeous vacation homes surrounding Canandaigua Lake, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Conesus Lake, Honeoye Lake, and Keuka Lake! You can enjoy awesome amenities, like lakefront views, complimentary kayaks, fire pits, and much more. Browse through our selection of FLX vacation rentals, and start planning your road trip today!

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Should You Visit the Finger Lakes in June?

Any time of the year is a great time for a lakecation, but the Finger Lakes in June is especially magical. The combination of exciting festivals and events combined with fun activities and gorgeous weather makes this time of year a magical potion made for success! For a handy guide to all of the best year-round attractions, make sure to request access to your own Vacation Guide to the Finger Lakes region. Our guide includes our favorite local restaurants, shops, outdoor recreation, and scenic areas so that you have access to local insight when putting together your trip itinerary. 

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Finger Lakes in June 

Finger Lakes Weather in June 

Kick Off Summer With Great Weather 

You need to visit the Finger Lakes region in June because the weather is perfect! During the day, you can expect temperatures to hover just below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This is ideal weather for all your outdoor adventures. 

Activities You Should Do in June 

Outdoor Recreation 

The Finger Lakes part of New York state is known for being an outdoorsman’s paradise! The lakes offer a variety of state parks to explore. Watkins Glen State Park, Letchworth State ParkTaughannock Falls State Park, and Keuka Lake State Park are just a few that you can choose from among at least 25 state parks in the area! 

Each of these parks offers gorgeous scenery, a bit of history, and a ton of fun with hiking trails, biking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, and swimming areas! 

Finger Lakes Wine Trails 

Taste local wines when you explore the different Finger Lakes Wine Trails, including Seneca Lake Wine TrailCanandaigua Wine Trail, and Cayuga Lake Wine Trail! Travel the perimeters of the lakes, trying as many wines as you can! There’s a large selection of tasting rooms and vineyards all throughout the Finger Lakes, and you could plan a whole trip around wine tastings! 

Where to Stay in June 

The best place to stay in the Finger Lakes this summer is with Finger Lakes Premier Properties. Stay in a large vacation rental on a lake for the perfect FLX vacation in June! Our rentals offer top-notch amenities, like panoramic lake views, docks, complimentary kayaks and canoes, fire pits, game rooms, and much more! Plus, they’re close to the best attractions in the area so you can easily explore the state parks, shopping centers, restaurants, museums, and wineries. 

summer memories

Summer Memories is a great place for you and your family to stay as it features seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths! You’re sure to create the best memories here when you hang out in the air-conditioned gazebo, head out on the water with the paddleboat, or grill out on the propane BBQ grill.

Check our availability, and book this dream home today! 

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Everything You Need to Know to Create the Best Finger Lakes Bucket List

Are you dreaming of a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York? This area encompasses more than 9,000 square miles of beautiful landscape and 11 narrow lakes. Whether you want to spend your days lounging by the lake, exploring the area’s most beautiful hiking trails, or attending a wine tasting, there’s something for everyone to do in the Finger Lakes. Create your ultimate Finger Lakes bucket list with the recommendations below! 

Looking for more things to do during your trip? Download our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide. This hand planning tool is filled with local insight on dining, shopping, entertainment, lodging, and more! 

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Top 10 Items to Add to Your Finger Lakes Bucket List 

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of these attractions may be temporarily closed or have adjusted operating procedures. Please check each attraction’s website for the latest information. Thank you for understanding! 

1. Finger Lakes Wine Trail 

Did you know that the Finger Lakes region is New York state’s premier wine country? Our region is home to more than 100 wineries. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose which wineries to visit. We recommend choosing a winery tour from a Finger Lakes Wine Trail. Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lake all have their own wine trail. 

Read our blogs linked below for more information on the following Finger Lakes wine trails: 

2. Finger Lakes Cheese Trail 

There’s no better pairing than wine and cheese. Naturally, the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is the perfect complement to your winery trip. Visit some of these family-owned and operated farms along the Finger Lakes cheese trail during your trip. Purchase a bottle of wine from your favorite winery and a block of cheese from one of the farms to recreate your Finger Lakes foodie experience at home! 

3. Finger Lakes Beer Trail 

If wine and cheese aren’t quite your speed, don’t worry! There’s an attraction for beer lovers in the Finger Lakes, too. There are many top-rated breweries along the Finger Lakes beer trail that you need to visit. There’s no better way to cool down after a day exploring the outdoors than with an ice-cold beer! 

4. Lounge at the Lake 

No trip to our area would be complete without a visit to one of the 11 Finger Lakes. Five of our favorite Finger Lakes include Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, and Honeoye Lake. From lazy boat rides to prime fishing holes, there are many ways to enjoy a day on the water. 

5. White Water Rafting 

Experience the “Grand Canyon of the East” with white water rafting in Finger Lakes. Letchworth State Park boasts a 22-mile-long stream that forms rapids in several portions. The rapids are mild in most places, making it the perfect place for first-timers. If you’ve always wanted to go white water rafting, it’s the perfect place! 

6. Watkins Glen State Park 

Natural beauty is at every turn in the Finger Lakes. Take in the most enchanting views at Watkins Glen State Park! This nearly 800-acre New York State Park boasts countless incredible sights. The best of all is the Gorge Trail. This stunning, two-mile hike highlights 19 waterfalls and several gorges. The trail is open from May to October, so it’s a must for your Finger Lakes summer bucket list! 

Check out this Watkins Glen trail map for more information on the Gorge Trail.  

7. Buttermilk Falls State Park 

Would you rather spend the day swimming or hiking? When you visit Buttermilk Falls State Park, you don’t have to choose! This New York state park has everything you need for an exciting summer day in the Finger Lakes. This trail boasts nearly five miles of hiking trails that range in difficultly, so outdoorsmen and women and off all skill levels can find a suitable route. If you’d rather swim, take a dip in the natural pool at the base of the falls. 

8. Taughannock Falls State Park 

Taughannock Falls is one of the most outstanding natural attractions in the Northeast. This towering, 215-foot waterfall is a must-see during your trip to the Finger Lakes region. Taughannock Falls State Park has trails for hikers of all skill levels. 

9. Corning Museum of Glass 

Winery tours and outdoor recreation are a couple of Finger Lakes staple activities. Did you know that there are some incredible museums and galleries here, too? If you appreciate the finer things, we recommend a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass! The most popular exhibits are the contemporary glass galleries, which highlight more than 70 beautiful glass creations. The museum also offers a Make Your Own Glass class, which allows guests to create a beautiful glass masterpiece of their own! 

10. Rent a Home With Finger Lakes Premier Properties 

The last thing to add to your Finger Lakes bucket list is an amazing place to stay. Look no further than Finger Lakes Premier Properties! We offer more than 250 properties across the Finger Lakes region. Whether you want a quiet place for a romantic weekend or a house large enough for your entire family, we have what you’re looking for. Be sure to check out our current specials, too, to see how you can save on your stay! 

Browse a full inventory of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals to start planning! 

The Best Reasons to Stay in a Vacation Rental vs. a Hotel

Are you planning a group or family vacation to the Finger Lakes region of New York? Aside from destination, lodging is the most important choice in planning your trip. Consider the benefits of staying in a vacation rental vs. a hotel for your getaway! When you stay in a house rental with Finger Lakes Premier Properties, you can save money, have more privacy, access to awesome amenities, and so much more. Read on for everything you need to know about renting a vacation home in the Finger Lakes region! 

After you decide where to stay, it’s time to start creating your itinerary. We can help! Download our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide for information on things to do during your stay.  

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in a Vacation Rental vs. a Hotel 

1. Save Money 

Let’s face it, family vacations are expensive. Browse this study on regional travel and tourism in the Finger Lakes. Between airfare and lodging for several people, you can easily rack up thousands of dollars. So, saving money wherever you can is crucial. Staying in a vacation rental is a cost-effective way to travel with a large group!  

Why book multiple hotel rooms when you can stay in a rental property that can accommodate your entire group? Even better, you can save money on your rental by booking directly through our website (say “goodbye!” to hidden, third-party fees) and by browsing our selection of current specials

2. Optimal Privacy 

Don’t want to be kept awake at night from the sound of your hotel room neighbors or guests in the hallways? Book a vacation rental for optimal privacy! A whole-house rental means you’ll have the entire place to yourself, so you won’t have to deal with other guests. 

3. Cook Meals at Home 

When you stay in a hotel, you have to dine out for every meal. Want to save money on eating out? Stay in a vacation rental where you can cook meals in a well-equipped kitchen. Be sure to take a look at our vacation rental meal prep tips for information on grocery delivery services, tips for cooking at your rental, and more! 

4. Awesome Amenities 

Trade in the hotel’s indoor pool for a hot tub! Our Finger Lakes rentals offer amenities that hotels simply can’t match. Our amenities include pet-friendly stays, hot tubs, fireplaces, washers and dryers, dishwashers, and more! 

5. Travel With a Larger Group 

Did you know that 44% of people aged 18-35 travel with their children? Kids can go stir crazy in a hotel room, which is another great reason to book a vacation rental instead of a hotel room. Our rentals offer space for the kids to run around and play. Some of them are even large enough to accommodate family reunion-sized vacations! 

Rent a Home With Finger Lakes Premier Properties 

Now that you know the benefits of staying in a vacation rental vs. a hotel, it’s time to decide. Do you want to save money and enjoy all the comforts of home during your trip? If you answered “Yes!”, then book a vacation rental with Finger Lakes Premier Properties! Choose from a wide selection of more than 250 homes across the Finger Lakes region. Our rentals offer great locations, so you can stay near the activities on your itinerary. 

Browse a full inventory of our Finger Lakes rental homes to start planning. We can’t wait to show you all the benefits of staying in a rental! 

3 of the Best Reasons to Plan a Finger Lakes Staycation

Who says you must travel far to plan a dream vacation? We know that travel can be exhausting, overwhelming, and expensive. Between making travel plans, figuring out where to stay, and mapping out what to do (and keeping the whole family happy), you have a lot on your hands. Save yourself the trouble and opt for a Finger Lakes staycation instead! 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of planning a staycation. Then, download our free Vacation Guide to make planning your getaway even easier!  


What Are the Benefits of Planning a Finger Lakes Staycation?  

There are so many amazing benefits of planning a staycation rather than a cross-country vacation. Some of the most noteworthy perks include:  

  • Save time and money: When you choose a staycation over more intense travel plans, you save so much money on transportation. Buying plane tickets, renting a car, and spending so much time traveling can wear you and your pocketbook down.  
  • Experience your hometown from a fresh perspective: Now is your chance to be a tourist! There is something to be said about taking a step back to view things from a new perspective. Get to know the region in a new light and discover hidden gems while you’re at it!  
  • It’s more sustainable: By nature, opting for shorter travel times is more sustainable than traveling far. This concept of a “staycation” has grown popular during a time of more ecological awareness. Go green! 

3 Reasons to Plan Your Staycation with Finger Lakes Premier Properties  

1. The Views Are Unparalleled  

Regardless of which property you choose, you can expect spectacular lake views! All our rentals are waterfront! Wake up to the sound of birds singing and look out over the water. It’s the perfect way to start your day. Take in the large stretches of lake vistas and admire the way the clouds reflect over the water on a sunny day. In the evenings, spend quality time with your friends and family while admiring the scenery. There’s truly nothing like it!  

2. The Amenities Are Top-Notch  

You can search for your dream vacation home based on the amenities you prefer! Maybe you’re planning to bring your dogs along for a getaway. We have plenty of pet-friendly options that can accommodate you and your furry family members. Perhaps you’re searching for luxurious features such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and non-motorized watercraft access. Regardless of what your preferred amenities might be, rest assured that our selection of homes will meet your needs.  

3. The Accommodations Are Unbeatable  

Now that you know about the benefits of planning your Finger Lakes staycation with Finger Lakes Premier Properties, it’s time to book your stay! Our properties sit on Canandaigua, Conesus, Honeoye, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga lakes. Unplug, slow down, and take in the natural beauty from your own private vacation rental. In the future, you’ll think twice about making big travel plans when you know just how memorable a Finger Lakes staycation can be.   


How to Make a Finger Lakes Premier Properties Vacation Home Your Own

One of the greatest perks of staying in a vacation rental rather than in a hotel room is that you can make yourself right at home! With their beautiful accommodations and top-notch features, it’s easy to make a Finger Lakes Premier Properties Vacation Home your own during your stay! Something so magical happens when you’re able to settle into one of our properties with your family. It transforms into a real home away from home.   

Read on for some thoughtful tips that will help make your rental feel like a home during your stay. For more travel planning ideas, be sure to download a free copy of our Vacation Guide 


3 of the Best Ways to Make a Finger Lakes Premier Properties Home Your Own During Your Vacation 

Your vacation should be all about making lifelong memories with the people who matter most! You know what they say, “The home is where the heart is.” So, make one of our vacation rentals your home away from home!  

1. Gather Around the Table for a Family Meal  

Sharing food with your loved ones can do wonders for your relationships! It will also make you feel right at home, being in the kitchen cooking up a hot meal. In all our vacation rentals, you can expect to have access to a fully equipped kitchen that has everything you need to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner at your vacation home!  

2. Bring Your Furry Family Members  

What’s a vacation without your best friend? There’s no better way to make somewhere new feel like home than having the whole family there with you. It can cost so much money to board your pup in a kennel or hire pet-sitters during the length of your vacation. Plus, it’s just not the same traveling without your furry companions. Pack up the pooches for the ride and stay in one of our pet-friendly rentals!  

3. Enjoy Your Vacation Rental’s Exclusive Features 

Make the most of your stay in one of our premier vacation rentals by taking advantage of the property’s wonderful amenities and features! Enjoy a glass of wine on the back porch and take in views of the lake. Gather the kids for a game in the living room. Many of our homes have everything from flatscreen televisions and private dock access to non-motorized watercrafts available for guest use and more! 


Choose Your Dream Home from an Impressive Selection of Vacation Rentals  

Two chairs sitting on a jetty at dusk, form a tranquil and idyllic scene at Lake Seneca, a popular vacation destination and located in the famous Finger Lakes region in New YorkState.

The most important part of making a Finger Lakes Premier Properties vacation home feel like your own is booking your dream rental in the first place! Choose from over 250 properties across the Finger Lakes region. Each of our homes is entirely unique and features one-of-a-kind furnishings, amenities, and features. If you’re hoping to save on your stay, be sure to check out our current specials, as well!  

Browse our impressive selection of vacation rentals and book your stay today!