Plan the Perfect Finger Lakes Proposal

Planning a proposal in 2020? Arrange a romantic getaway to the Finger Lakes and make it an engagement to remember! Our lakeside vacation rentals have hosted hundreds of bridal parties, bachelorettes, and wedding guests, but there’s nothing quite as special as hosting the beginning of it all.

We especially love when our brides-and-grooms-to-be share photos of the big moment with us! Here are some of the happy couples we hosted this year and the homes where they popped the question:


Love is in the air at this secluded chalet! Drive right through a vineyard on your way down to the Seneca Lake shoreline where this cottage sits. Modern updates blend with old world charm to make Stowaway the ultimate setting for your Finger Lakes proposal!

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We couldn’t ask for a better photo!

This home has 300 ft. of lake frontage and a newly rebuilt dock to ensure everything goes according to plan!

This home is perfectly situated for a romantic hike in Finger Lakes National Forrest or nearby Watkins Glen State Park. Plus, you’re surrounded by award-winning wineries and breweries!

The Boat House

Located midway between historical Seneca Falls, and “gorges” Ithaca, The Boat House is the ideal couple’s retreat. Here, comfort meets minimalist, millennial design, from the chic open concept kitchen to the airy loft bedroom. Even the dock was made for two, with Adirondack chairs and plenty of space to get down on one knee.

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This is the kind of place you’ll want to return to for anniversaries and honeymoons for years to come.

We imagine this will be the first of many proposals at this modern retreat!

Enjoy an evening of live music and dancing within walking distance at The Boathouse Beer Garden!

Paradise Found

This beautifully remodeled lake house looks like it was taken from the pages of a magazine. Clean, cozy, and comfortable, you’ll love cooking together in the gourmet kitchen and snuggling up next to fireplace.

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A light snow made this proposal picture perfect!

For a more intimate experience, stay in the off-season. You’ll take advantage of lower rates, 3 for 2 specials, and fewer crowds at area attractions.

This home is right on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and only a short drive from the charming village of Hammondsport.

Seneca Shores

This luxurious Seneca Lake home is the perfect spot to celebrate your engagement with family and friends! Enjoy over 4,000 sq. ft. of living space, including a finished basement with a bar, game room, and gas fireplace. The lake view deck spans the entire backside of the home, offering front row seats and a hot tub to enjoy to sunset from.

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The lawn at Seneca Shores offers so many different locations to pop the question. We love that this group captured beautiful, blue Seneca Lake in the background of this special moment. Plus, they had plenty of room to celebrate!

To earmark the special occasion, we suggest a champagne toast at nearby Glenora Wine Cellars.

Stone Crest

The perfect escape for your engagement! This sizable rental offers two master suites, one with its own entry separate from the rest of the home, so you can include the whole family, while still having a little privacy.

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Cheers to the newly engaged couple!

Stone Crest offers multiple decks overlooking the water and a 30 ft. dock with rolling hills in the background. Why not schedule an engagement photo shoot during your stay?

This upscale home sits on the shores of Keuka Lake, only minutes from downtown Penn Yan. Break bread at nearby Union Block Bistro to celebrate your engagement!

Our Picks For Your Proposal

Here are some of our favorite romantic retreats to book for your Finger Lakes proposal:

Sunset Point

Sunset Point let’s you truly get away from it all! This serene location features an extra large lot with 175 ft. of Keuka Lake frontage and a completely updated look, inside and out. Light a fire by the water at sunset for the perfect lakefront proposal.

Lakeside Getaway

This adorable cottage stays true to the lake house theme, from the wall decor to the rugs on the floor. This home has ample dock and deck space for the big moment, but for a more creative proposal, consider a snowy evening in festive Seneca Falls.

Glen Hollow Guest Cottage

Glen Hollow offers the privacy of a vacation rental with the amenities of a wine country inn. This historic landmark features naturally beautiful grounds, a waterfall, and one-of-a-kind rustic charm. The guest cottage is an old carriage house full of modern amenities and original features, like sliding barn doors and a bedroom in the hayloft!

Plan your Finger Lakes proposal with our local reservation agents! We can help you choose the best house and coordinate all of the little touches to make your engagement extra special. Call us today! (877) 269-7621

3 of the Best Things to do During Finger Lakes Romantic Getaways

Is there anything more romantic than relaxing by the water while staying in a gorgeous vacation home with all the best amenities? Vacations are the perfect time for couples to strengthen their bond and spend quality time with the person they love the most in this world. If you’re searching for the perfect destination for a lovely vacation, consider traveling to the Finger Lakes. With beautiful parks, fantastic cultural attractions, world-class wineries, and some of the best food in the country, you’ll have no problem planning Finger Lakes romantic getaways!

We’ve listed some of our favorite things to do on Finger Lakes romantic getaways, but there’s so much more to discover! Download our free Vacation Guide to get our personal recommendations for the best restaurants, wineries, parks, tours, hiking trails, attractions, and more! This is a must-have tool for planning all Finger Lakes weekend getaways. No matter the time of year or the reason for your visit, our Vacation Guide can help you plan the ultimate Finger Lakes stay! Download it today!

What to do on Finger Lakes Romantic Getaways

Explore the Wine Region

The Finger Lakes Wine Region is quickly becoming known as one of the most impressive in the world. Famous for having world-class Rieslings, this region is home to many impressive wine trails, all of which would make for an outstanding day with your loved one. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the best in the area, with over 35 wineries, as well as distilleries, cider producers, breweries, and meanderies, this trail has a little bit of everything. Be sure to check their calendar to see if you can attend one of the fantastic annual events!

If you and your loved one prefer beer, you’re in luck! The Finger Lakes Beer Trail has dozens of fantastic breweries, bars, and brewpubs.

Take a Hike

If you’re looking for some private time with your loved one, there’s nothing better than exploring some of the awesome Finger Lakes hiking trails. Can you imagine anything more romantic than exploring a beautiful gorge trail until you find one of the beautiful Finger Lakes waterfalls? This is a wonderful summertime activity for your and that special someone.

Spend Time on the Water

Another great way to relax during your trip is to spend some quality time on the water. Many of our homes offer non-motorized watercrafts that are available for your use. If you’d prefer to rent a pontoon or another type of motorized vehicle, take a look at our favorite Finger Lakes marinas!

Stay with Finger Lake Premier Properties

The most important part in planning Finger Lakes romantic getaways is finding the perfect rental property! Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the best selection of lakefront properties in the region, each meticulously maintained by our in-house staff. When you book with us, you can feel confident that you’re going to be staying luxury and comfort!

Consider booking The Trottage, our beautiful two-bedroom, one-bathroom lakeside home. Located along the shores of Seneca Lake, this home includes a hot tub, a fully-equipped kitchen, a permanent dock, and two one-person kayaks.

Take a look at our full selection and book today! We look forward to having you.