Lodi, NY, is in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country and is surrounded by many creameries, breweries, wineries, the National Forest, and Lodi Point State Park. The state park offers a boat launch, walking beach and picnic facilities, while the National Forest and nearby Watkins Glen State Park offer some of the finest and majestic walking trails and gorges on the east coast.
Along the trail are several eateries, including Dano’s restaurant (1 mile from Cottage Views), and Stonecat Café. 30 minutes north is the historical city of Geneva with many restaurants and shops. To the south is Watkins Glen, home of The Glen speedway and NASCAR racing. 20 minutes east is the village of Trumansburg; a bustling main street with a mix of old rural and modern funk, featuring antiques, dining, bars, and nightlife. Between Trumansburg and the city of Ithaca is Taughannock State Park with a 215 foot waterfall and hiking trail. Ithaca itself offers a wide variety of international cuisine, music venues, and the renowned Ithaca Commons shopping district.
With so much to offer, there is always something to do in the Finger Lakes – and Seneca Lake is the heart of the district.
The Finger Lakes are made up of extensive farming communities. Local car and tour services are available for wine and beer tours. We will be happy to supply you with a list of companies should you be interested in booking a designated driver.
Links to some of our favorite places:
Coltivare Culinary Center – Ithaca
NY Wine and Culinary Center – Canandaigua
The Glen Theater, Watkins Glen (movies)
The Hanger Theatre, Ithaca (live entertainment)
Dates to Remember 2019*
Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival – Sat., May 18
Memorial Day Weekend – May 24 – May 27
Fourth of July Weekend – July 4 – 8
Finger Lakes Wine Festival – July 12 – 14
Grassroots Music & Dance Festival – July 18 – 21
Pickin’ in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival – August 24 – 27
NASCAR Race Weekend – August 1 – 4
Woodstock at The Glen, Watkins Glen raceway – August 16 – 18**
Labor Day Weekend – August 30 – September 2
Columbus Day Weekend – October 11 – October 14
*While our pricing will not change during holiday weekends, we do require a two-night minimum stay.
**full payment is required upfront for Woodstock Weekend, with partial refunds in case of cancellations.