Area Events

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, kayaking, 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.  Additionally, Cottage Views will be happy to help put together an itinerary for you.   Feel free to e mail

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)


D & K Ranch

Finger Lakes National Forest

The Catherine Valley Trail

Lodi Point State Park

Painted Bar Stables

Robert H. Treman State Park

True Love Schooner Sailboat cruise on Seneca

Sampson State Park

Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Sightseeing Cruise

Taughannock State Park and Waterfall


Event Dates to Remember 2020*  see links below to purchase tickets

Seneca Lake Wine & Chocolate Weekend – February 7 – 9

Valentine’s Weekend – February 14 – 16

Seneca Lake Wine & Pasta Weekend – March 20 – 22

Seneca Lake Wine & Cheese Weekend – April 17 – 19

Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival – Sat., May TBD

Memorial Day Weekend – May 22 – May 25

Senecal Lake Smokin’ Summer Kickoff – June 12 – 14

SCCA Majors Super Tour – Amateur Racing at the Glen – June 19 – 21

Schlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Michelin Endurance Challenge – June 25 – 28

Fourth of July Weekend – July 3 – 5

Finger Lakes Wine Festival – July 10 – 12

Wagner Vineyards Alta B Weekend – July TBD

Grassroots Music & Dance Festival – July TBD

Pickin’ in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival – August TBD

NASCAR Race Weekend – August 13 – 16

Ferrari Challenge North America at the Glen – August 28 – 30

Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – 7

Vintage Grand Prix Racing Watkins Glen – September 10 – 13

GT World Challenge America at the Glen – September 17 – 20

Columbus Day Weekend – October 9 – October 12

Finger Lakes Beer Festival at the Glen – October 30 – 31

Seneca Lake Deck the Halls part 1 – November 20 – 22

Thanksgiving Weekend – November 26 – 29

Seneca Lake Deck the Halls part 2 – December 4 – 6

*While our pricing will not change during holiday weekends, we do require a two-night minimum stay.


Purchase Seneca Lake Events Passports Here

Purchase Tickets for Racing at the Glen Here


Cottage Views Bed & Breakfast

(607) 582-7062