Seasonal Inspiration

Love is in the air

“Hibercation” is described as part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul” It is the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day with lodging specials from the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, The Tuthill House, Turner’s 1816 Bed and Breakfast and The Inns of Aurora. They’re specials are complete with culinary additions, craft beverages and hand blended signature teas upon check in. Local businesses are also getting in of the winter fund with a “craft your own” Hibercation flight offering from Prison City Brewing, Summerhill Brewing has discounted frosty flights and Moonflower Macarons has created a special duo pack of macarons in Hibercation flavors.

Escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home and take advantage of exploring your own backyard, in an environment that is working hard to ensure safety. Social distance with your significant other and reconnect while you disconnect from routine.

Relax and snuggle up in the charming towns and villages of Cayuga County. You can enjoy getting out and exploring the hiking trails, snowshoeing and ice skating, savor local flavor with curbside pick to enjoy in the coziness of your hotel or B and B. Give the gift that has a bit of everything that your sweetheart will swoon over and cozy up in Cayuga County.

Local specials

Whether you're staying for a night or two or making it a day trip you'll find deals  and specials around the county. This year Prison City Brewing is offering you the chance to create your own Hibercation flight of winter warmers. Enjoy the cozy, laid back atmosphere of the State Street location in Auburn, and you can now check out their brand new site located on North Street in Auburn. You can also enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes at Summerhill Brewing in Moravia. They are offering a special coupon for their frosty flights! Satisfy your sweet tooth at the newly opened Moonflower Macarons! Theresa has created a special duo with Fireside and Creme Brulee flavors! - YUM! However you choose to enjoy your hibernation, is the perfect way!

The return of Hibercation to the Finger Lakes

Local businesses are offering a fresh take on a cozy winter getaway as part of the second year of a regional tourism campaign presented by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and its partners. The “hibercation” is described as part hibernation, part vacation, and 100 percent good for the soul. The campaign, which runs January15 to March 15, entices locals and tourists alike to get out and hunker down with special hotel and brewery packages.“It’s the perfect cure for cabin fever,” says Cayuga County Office of Tourism Executive Director Karen Kuhl.“We’re encouraging people to enjoy some guilt-free downtime while they escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home.” Local hotels the Hilton Garden Inn, Inns of Aurora, The Tuthill House and Turner's 1816 House Bed and Breakfast are offering special hibercation packages complete with culinary experiences, a wine pairing, a signature tea, and other touches. Prison City Pub & Brewery is featuring a create your own Hibercation Beer Flight of winter warmers and Summerhill Brewing has a Hibercation deal on their flights. .All of the details are available at“ 

Hibercation on Bridge Street

Hibercation on Bridge Street - featuring Prison City Pub and Brewery

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism brings Hibercation to Bridge Street.  Watch all of the videos right here!

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