It’s time to redefine the cozy winter getaway with a Hibercation – a state of relaxation and coziness characterized by the body’s increased exposure to charming lake towns, delightful culinary experiences, local craft breweries, and friendly, down-to-earth people.  This is Cayuga County’s fourth annual Hibercation event and we are thrilled to bring you a variety of lodging partners and various creative specials for you to enjoy.

Experts say when you take time away from the stresses of work and daily life, you improve both your physical and mental health.  A vacation can help you feel refreshed and more prepared to handle future stressors. So, after a hectic holiday season treat yourself and a special someone in your life to a what we like to refer to as a HIbercation. Hibercation is : part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul. We are inviting everyone to enjoy some downtime and escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Treat yourself to guilt-free relaxation and much-needed coziness with a hibercation.

 

Hibercation

Local businesses and hotels are offering a fresh take on a cozy winter getaway as part of a regional tourism campaign presented by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and its partners.  We are thrilled with how creative our local lodging partners have been in crafting special hotel packages, complete with welcome gifts and attractive pricing.  Visit participating business between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don't forget to mention "Hibercation" for your special rate and welcome gift.

 

Exterior of home in the winter

❄Book a cozy getaway at the Inn at the Finger Lakes and be within walking distance of downtown Auburn and its local restaurants, shops, and museums.

❄Experience your hibercation downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn, just a short walk from local restaurants, historic sites, and craft breweries. Your stay comes with a complimentary bottle of wine and a welcome gift.

The Cozy McKenzie House offers comfort and charm, beautifully decorated for its name’s sake, featuring Mackenzie Childs decor. You’ll feel right at home!

❄Is sitting back and watching the sunset or waking up to a stunning sunrise over the water your idea of a relaxing evening then Sparbuk on Owasco Lake is the place for you!  This amazing house is located only minutes from downtown Auburn, where you will find many restaurants and amazing breweries to visit. If a walk is more your style, Emerson Park is just down the road.

Skaneateles Inn on 20 is conveniently located five miles east of the City of Auburn on historic Route 20 in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Crystal clear Skaneateles Lake is just one mile to the east.

34 State Historic Luxury Suites provide the convenience of downtown with its village location along with the elegance and history. Steeped in history and embellished throughout with designer touches, 34 State will satisfy the lodging needs of the most discerning traveler.

Fingerlakes Lodging is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York and just a short walk away from the charming village of Skaneateles and only a few short miles from historic Auburn, NY. Relax and enjoy a well needed rest in one of their cozy Adirondack decorated rooms.

 

Dining room

The Evermore Estate (the original MacKenzie-Childs Estate) Farmhouse and Carriage House provide the perfect spacious and cozy sanctuary for a winter getaway for a couple or an entire family. Host a family gathering, intimate Valentine's retreat, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or a girl's getaway weekend in a whimsical and romantic estate filled with history and hidden passageways.

Local breweries and shops are also getting in on the Hibercation vibe, Summerhill Brewery, Prison City Brewery, Regenerations, Rudolph's Sugar Shack, Long Point Brewery, Artistic Impressions, Reuse Refuge, Sweets by Sarah, Bayview Wellness and The Center have all designed specials designed to help you feel pampered during your stay.

Winter is a beautiful time to explore the scenic views, trails and parks in Cayuga County. What better way to feel extra cozy when snuggling back in your hotel, inn or B and B? Bundle up in your cozy sweater and head up to Sterling Nature Center where you can participate in outdoor activities like snowshoeing and “Owl Prowls”, enjoy the views of frozen waterfalls in Fillmore Glen State Park, or head to Casey Park in Auburn to try out ice skating.

 

Winter at Emerson Park

Top 5 Reasons to Take a Hibercation in Cayuga County

      ❄ Excuse free time to do as you please…sleep in, watch a movie, read a book, take a bubble bath….

      ❄Charming lake-town vibes, take a refreshing waterfront walk

      ❄ Enjoy one of our many restaurants then enjoy the local music scene.

      ❄ Discover your new favorite beverage. Visit  one of the award winning breweries and wineries in the area

      ❄ Lifts your mood, and reduces stress

❄Looking for the perfect gift? Gift a special person in your life a Hibercation! After all the stress of the holiday, show then how much you appreciate them with a short getaway – A Hibercation!

For more information visit www.hibercation and plan your Hibercation today!