Editorial Contact:
Meg Vanek
Executive Director
Cayuga County Office of Tourism
131 Genesee Street
Auburn , NY 13021
(315) 255-1658
e-mail: info@tourcayuga.com

"Girlfriend Getaways," vacations designed for women to connect with their friends and disconnect from their responsibilities, continue to fuel the travel industry. The Finger Lakes Wine Region offers unique and affordable accommodations that are in close proximity to shopping, more than 200 wineries, award-winning cuisine (accompanied by renowned chefs, eateries and locally grown foods), spas and other attractions to make this the perfect vacation destination.

"Girlfriend Getaways" with a little extra pampering:

  • The Spoiled Girls Getaway: 10 Fitch is a luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn conveniently located in Auburn, NY, just minutes from many Finger Lakes wineries. The popular "Spoiled Girls" package includes 60-minute Swedish massages, a backyard barbeque, chauffeured wine tours, a private pajama party including cold beverages and delicious hot hors d'oeuvres and a special keepsake. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning and indulge in the Inn's famous jar of home-baked chocolate chip cookies. For package options and pricing call 315-255-0934 or visit http://www.10fitch.com.

  • Relax in luxury while enjoying an unforgettable lakeside setting on Cayuga Lake, the longest of all the Finger Lakes. The Aurora Inn is located in the charming village of Aurora, NY, and stages the perfect location to catch up with friends—grab a spot by one of the many fireplaces, hammocks or Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the spacious gardens and grounds to chat, eat and enjoy. Nearby is the home of MacKenzie-Childs where visitors can shop handcrafted ceramics, glassware, home furnishings and more. Like a good bargain? Schedule a trip during the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale which is usually held in the summer or early fall (the date is a closely guarded secret and announced on the company's website just a few weeks in advance). Room rates start at $250 during peak season (July – Aug). For more information call 866.364.8808 or visit http://www.aurora-inn.com/home.html.

  • E.B. Morgan House, Aurora Inn's sister location, is ideal for private retreats and named one of the best by Travel+Leisure magazine. The Inn's executive chef will create a private five-course dining experience like no other as the sun sets over Cayuga Lake. Enjoy activities such as swimming from the dock, wine tasting, playing board games in the cozy library and spa treatments. Finish the evening with cordials and dessert served by the fire or on the porch. *Those that book during the months of Nov. – April can gather up to 14 friends and book the entire Inn for less than $1,500 (offer subject to change).

"Tourism improved considerably in 2010 with occupancy on the rise—this is a good sign that people are ready to get out and travel again," said Meg Vanek, Executive Director, Cayuga County Office of Tourism. The "Girlfriend Getaway" continues to drive new and repeat visitors to the Finger Lakes region and the local Inns and Bed and Breakfasts have created offerings to make sure these ladies get the pampering, relaxation and fun activities for which they're leaving home."

Visit www.tourcayuga.com to help plan a girlfriend getaway. Find packages, events, restaurant suggestions, maps and more.

About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism

The mission of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism is to promote, support, and increase tourism and thereby stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life of area residents.