By the end of January after the all of the holiday activities, a lot of us are ready for a getaway.   We don’t need to go far; just taking a long weekend to relax and regroup can make all the difference in our ‘winter state of mind.’  Consider a getaway right here in the Finger Lakes as there is plenty to do and lodging prices are very reasonable this time of year, plus with fewer visitors, you’ll get plenty of attention and TLC most everywhere you go.

Here are a few getaways that are sure to make you look forward to winter in the Finger Lakes!

Inns of Aurora in the Winter

If you are a traveler seeking to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the Finger Lakes, the Inns of Aurora offer distinctive opportunities to enrich your stay and deepen your understanding of this beautiful regions.  Their partnership with the award-winning Heart & Hands Wine Company offers wine tasting, a ‘day-in-the-life’ experience with the Heart & Hands team, lunch for two, and $100 voucher towards dinner at the Aurora Inn.  All for an additional $360, based on a two- person package

For those that want to pamper themselves try ‘The Pampered Two Package’ at 10 Fitch, a luxurious B&B in Auburn’s historic district.  The package includes two nights and full day of romance with full breakfast served each morning, private in suite 60 minute Swedish couples massage, and a 6-hour winery and sightseeing tour of the Finger Lakes for $860

Springside Inn Winter Getaway

The historic Springside Inn near Owasco Lake offers special winter rates for their ‘Weekend Fling’ package.  Stay Friday and Saturday nights; enjoy a complimentary beverage upon arrival, dinner both evenings, continental breakfast on Saturday morning and their famous brunch Sunday morning (be sure to try the cheese soufflé!), for only $359.00.  You can even opt to upgrade to a suite for only $50 per night if you want to really pamper yourselves

The Holiday Inn in Auburn offers a fun package for you and your girlfriends to getaway with their ‘Girlfriends: Sip, Shop & Pamper Finger Lakes Special’ that includes overnight accommodations, breakfast, appetizers, Finger Lakes wine, chocolates, and coupons for the Waterloo Premium Outlets and Elements Spa & Salon.  This package is just what the doctor ordered to chase any winter blues away.  Call the hotel for rates.

Note that all packages are based on availability and may be subject to additional tax and gratuity.  Check out their web sites and then call the property directly to confirm details and prices. 

Happy winter!