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What Are The Best Rental Amenities in Keuka Lake, NY?

Amenity Info in Keuka Lake, NY

The above reveals the top rental amenities and the property numbers associated with each of them in Keuka Lake. In Keuka Lake, 595 rentals offer Parking Available, 580 rentals offer TV, 572 rentals offer Internet or Wifi. So, if you need Parking Available during your vacation, use the Parking Available filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Kitchen, Pool.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Keuka Lake, NY Area?

Vacation House & Cottage Rental Price Information in Keuka Lake, NY

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Keuka Lake has the largest percentage (16.99%) of homes in $500+ price range.
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How Many Accommodations Are Pets Allowed in Keuka Lake, NY?
Percentage of Pet Friendly Rental Properties in Keuka Lake, NY
34.18% of vacation homes in Keuka Lake are pet friendly. Make sure you select the pet friendly home filter when you are going to bring your pet(s) for the upcoming vacation.
Where Should We Visit in Keuka Lake, NY Area?
Points of Interests In Keuka Lake, NY

Here we list the must-visit places in Keuka Lake:

Must-Visit Trails in Keuka Lake, NY?
Must Visit Trails In Keuka Lake, NY
Here are the trails we recommend in Keuka Lake: Sharps Hill, Birdseye Hollow, Urbana State Forest Trails, Goundry Hill State Forest, Schuyler County: Sugar Hill, Finger Lakes Trail to South Rim Trail, Italy Hill, Seneca Lake Mountain Bike Loop, Camp Road Mountain Bike Trails, Seneca Mill and Cascade Mill Falls .
Where Are The Campgrounds in Keuka Lake, NY Area?
Campgrounds Recommendations In Keuka Lake, NY
The best RV campgrounds here in Keuka Lake are: Flint Creek Campground, Ferenbaugh Campground, Watkins Glen / Corning KOA, Holiday Hill Campground, Backbone Horse Campground, Bristol Woodlands Campground, Pine Creek Campground, Pinecreek Campground, Finger Lake Backcountry Campsite, Kenisee's Grand River Campground.
Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Keuka Lake, NY?
Art & Culture Places

The Corning Museum of Glass provides you with a new way to look at a material you take for granted each day. Visitors gain a new perspective about something that we use regularly. You can watch molten glass turned into something beautiful or wander through exhibits of some of the most stunning glass art in the world. You can find the museum at 1 Museum Way in Corning which is just under an hour ride from Keuka Lake.

The Rockwell Museum features a large collection of western art. In fact, it is the largest in existence east of the Mississippi. Kids will love the art hunt through the exhibits as well as learning to draw a horse and dressing up in old-fashioned costumes while they play in a tipi that is just their size.

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, dedicated to the life and career of Glenn Curtiss who earned the title of "Fastest Man on Earth", is located at 8419 NY-54 in Hammondsport. Curtiss was an expert in all types of transportation, from motorcycles to dirigibles to airplanes. The museum is packed with vintage aircraft, automobiles, and more that provide you background on how Hammondsport earned its wings.

Water enthusiasts will enjoy the Finger Lakes Boating Museum which takes you back to the roots of the area. During the 19th century, steamboats were prevalent along the lakes and there have been numerous shipbuilders in the region over the past few centuries. You can find the museum at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road in Hammondtown.

What are the nightlife spots in Keuka Lake, NY?
Nightlife Spots

Point of Bluff Vineyards holds concerts on their weatherproof reclaimed lumber pavilion overlooking Keuka Lake. They also hold regular wine and food pairings as well as Sip and Paint events throughout the year. In May, they hold the Race to the Rose, a fun-filled day held the same day as the Kentucky Derby. Jazz music, wine, rose’ Mint Juleps, live streaming of the race, and fried chicken is included in the ticket.

Bottomless Brewing is a farm brewery, serving their beer, local wines, and farm-to-table foods which include sandwiches, wings, salads, and more. The brewery often has live music and events designed to keep you entertained.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Keuka Lake, NY?
Local Events & Festivals

Varick Winery holds an annual Cherry Festival every June at their winery, located at 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail in Romulus, which is about an hour away from Keuka Lake. The purchase of a ticket allows you to pick sweet and sour cherries, purchase from artisan vendors while enjoying food, sweet treats, and wine.

Wings and Wheels,  held in September, benefits the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. It includes a car show and demonstrations of seaplanes along with other aircraft in an homage to Glen Curtiss, the fastest man on Earth. Seaplanes are parked at Depot Park and show cars are parked along Shethar Street and Park Place adjacent to Village Square. There are food and craft vendors as well.

Held in July, the Wine Country Classic Boat Show features fiberglass and wood boats of the past. The show is held in Depot Park in Hammondsport and runs for two days. Proceeds benefit Wine Country Boats and their efforts to celebrate as well as promote education related to the preservation, history, and culture of historic, antique and classic boats.

Hammondsport Winter Stroll takes place in February of each year in partnership with local wineries and breweries. Visitors can stroll through the village which is turned into a magical place for the evening. Wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries provide tastings of their wares with all tastings sponsored by a local business. This allows you to taste the delicious libations developed in the region while relaxing in a warm, cozy setting.

Voted the best wine festival by USA Today readers, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival is held in July each year. Attendees can sample over 90 different New York State wine winners, enjoy food prepared by artisan food vendors, take pace car rides, purchase unique items from craft vendors, and dance to live music. There are separate ticket prices for tasters and designated drivers.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy the Charity Dice Run, held in June each year. It includes a beautiful 100+ mile ride through the Finger Lakes Region to raise money for the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association’s “Camp Courage” which provides assistance to children who have been severely burned. The ride is sponsored by Geneva Harley Davidson.

What are the activities in Keuka Lake, NY that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

A trip to the area would not be completed without a blow-your-own glass experience. An experienced glassblower, also known as a gaffer, which is where the Gaffer District gets its name, works with you to help you create a unique souvenir of your visit to Keuka Lake.

Healing Spirits Herb Farm Is an amazing experience. This certified organic farm grows over 60 botanicals and medical herbs. They also offer classes in making salves, blending teas, or creating your own natural cosmetics.

Finger Lakes Seaplanes offers a unique way to see Keuka Lake – from the air. Enjoy stunning views of the lake as well as experience taking off and landing on the water. They can tailor your experience by picking you up and dropping you off at a private dock or on the beach.

Harris Hill Soaring Corporation provides you with a motorless flight experience. Take a ride in a high-performance sailplane. Each ride takes about 15 to 20 minutes and you want to be sure to have a camera as the views are spectacular. 

Costa Flying Service is one of the oldest flying services in New York and offers air tours of the region. Not only can you see views of the vineyards and lake, but they also fly over Watson’s Glen NASCAR track and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

Take the family to Blueberry Hill Farm, a family-friendly blueberry farm with a Highbush variety of berries that are easy to pick. The farm offers picking buckets, transportation, a picnic area, and restroom facilities. The farm is located at 549 O’Connor Road in Hornell.

Your children will love Close-Knit Alpacas, a working alpaca farm with wooded trails, a farm store selling local produce, and other farm animals. The farm is located at 4526 Olmstead Road, Moon Ivy Hill in Woodhull.

Learn more about raising pigs, goats, and chickens at ZiegenVine Homestead. They also offer goat yoga which allows the entire family a chance to not only slow down and be present but also to tune into nature. Posting with a baby goat nuzzling up to you without smiling may be the most difficult part of the visit. The farm is located at 8469 Oak Hill Road in Savona.

Reese Ranch Rodeo, held every weekend, is a great way to spend time with the family. Come and root for one of the cowboys or cowgirls as they perform in the arena. There is live music, great food, and your family will enjoy watching the antics of the rodeo clowns. The rodeo is at 4115 Oldfield Drive in Corning.

What are the travel peak seasons in Keuka Lake, NY?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperatures for Keuka Lake are as follows:

  • January – low of 19F (-7C); high of 34F (1C)
  • February – low of 20F (-6C); high of 36F (2C)
  • March – low of 27F (3C); high of 44F (7F)
  • April – low of 37F (3C); high of 58F (14C)
  • May – low of 49F (9C); high of 70F (21C)
  • June – low of 58F(14C); high of 78F (26C)
  • July – low of 63F (17C); high of 83F (28C
  • August – low of 61F (16C); high of 81F (27C)
  • September – low of 55F (13C); high of 75F (24C)
  • October – low of 44F (7C); high of 62F (17C)
  • November – low of 34F (1C); high of 50F (10C)
  • December – low of 26F (3C); high of 39F (4C)

Summer in Keuka Lake is warm and partly cloudy while winters are dry, freezing, and mostly cloudy. The wetter season is from April to October with a 27 percent average chance of rain. The snowy period of the year is November through April and the area gets between one-half to three inches of snow each of these months.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Keuka Lake, NY?
Hidden Gems

The Village of Hammondsport has been named one of the Coolest Small Towns in America due to its blend of fun outdoor activities, award-winning wines, excellent food, and the ability for you to relax, kick back and enjoy lake life. Hammondtown boasts a charming town square and people who epitomize small town friendliness.

Visit the Windmill to find over 200 local craftspeople offering their unique items. There are many Amish-made goods at this location as well. You can also find locally grown produce and more.

What are the must-visit places in Keuka Lake, NY?
Must See Attractions

The lake itself offers many attractions and because it is one of the shallower lakes in the area, the water tends to be warmer. Visitors enjoy swimming and watersports when the weather is warm. Brown trout, smallmouth bass, and landlocked salmon are plentiful, attracting anglers of all ages. Keuka Lake is unusual because of its 'Y' shape and is considered one of the most scenic in the Finger Lake region.

Keuka Lake is in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country and there are also many craft breweries in the area. In fact, the state of New York is the third-largest wine producer as the remnants of ice age glaciers make the soil ideal for growing specific types of grapes. There are even a few distilleries in the area for those who wish to try unique spirits. You can actually find wine, brewery, and distillery tours that will allow you to visit several of the establishments in one day.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Keuka Lake, NY?
Trip Planning

If you only have one day to visit Keuka Lake, consider the Vistas to Vineyards tour which takes you to wineries that are not well known to those that have made history. The tour travels the western side of the lake with stops at five different wineries. The first stop is Point of the Bluff,  a winery known for its ice wines as well as a dry Rose. Enjoy a tasting while taking in breathtaking views and listening to amazing music.  Next is a stop at Dr. Frank’s which offers an amazing view and some of the more famous wines in the area. Known for their Riesling, be sure to try the Rkatsiteli. Bully Hill is the next stop where you can enjoy lunch in the restaurant with breathtaking views and delicious food. Tastings at the winery are built on “wine with laughter.” After your lunch and tasting, move on to Heron Hill where the views of the vineyards and lake are spectacular. The winery focuses on sustainability and is the perfect spot to end your day. Be sure to travel into Hammondsport for dinner and some shopping after your day of tasting.

If you are not into wine and only have one day to spend in the area, why not take a sweet tooth tour. Start at Poppleton Bakery & Café for some of the best homemade cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats in an adorable bakery. Next, head to Laurabelle’s for one of her sinful scones, made from scratch. Although they may look a little different than scones you have had previously the taste is amazing and it is clear they have mastered the scone. Once you have enjoyed your scone, head across the street to Dimitri’s Confectionary Treats, an old-fashioned candy store decorated with modern colors, and fill a few bags with new treats as well as those you remember from your childhood. Take a break from the sweets with a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass and do some shopping in the Gaffer District. There, you will find Dippity Do Dahs Homemade Ice Cream,  offering handcrafted seasonal favorites. Have dinner at The Cellar where the food and cocktails almost outdo the ambiance. Be sure to make s’mores right at your table. End the day at the Steuben Bar in the Radisson Hotel with a chocolate martini.

Planning a Girl’s Weekend? You will want to start your trip with a visit to the Blushing Rose, just a half-block from the lake to try some of the gourmet baked items created by owners Scott and Tami. After your pastries, stop at Parulski Farms for some local cheeses to pair with wines at Ravines Wine Cellars,  a winery that was named one of the top 100 in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine. Work off some of those calories with a bike ride along the Keuka Outlet Trail where you will see historic ruins and stunning waterfalls. Then stop at the Krooked Tucker Distillery to try their moonshine and unique cocktails. Grab dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in the area before falling into bed exhausted.

The next day, wander around the Gaffer District to do some shopping and stop in at the AgeLess Skin Bar for some pampering with a facial, massage, or other luxurious treatment. Take the free shuttle on the Chocolate Trail where you can have chocolate martinis at the Steuben Bar, rich chocolate cupcakes at Poppleton’s, and truffles at Connors Mercantile. Wind down the rest of the day at some of the amazing wineries and breweries in the area.

Do you have two days to spend in the beautiful Keuka Lake region? Then the Crystal City Craft Beverage Tour is perfect for you. Start with a tour of the Corning Museum of Glass where you can sandblast your very own beer mug. Wander around the town with its eclectic architectural styles. Shop in some of the adorable boutiques and grab lunch at Nickels Pit BBQ where you can taste many local craft brews on tap. The next stop is Liquid Shoes which offers Big Abe’s Brown Mud Bean Sprout and Liquid Gold. Spend the night at the Staybridge Suites which is next door to the Iron Flamingo. Be sure to try the Mocha Coffee Porter there before falling into bed that night.

The next day, head into Corning and take a nice hike to Spencer Crest. Grab lunch at Market Street Brewing, the first microbrewery in the area. If the weather is nice, enjoy rooftop seating or hang out in the Biergarten. Four Fights is next, the first distillery in Corning. Taste their wares before trying the Corning Mule. Dinner at Hand + Foot will round out your day with their delicious fried buttermilk sandwich and a huge craft beer menu.

The Taste of Europe tour around Keuka Lake takes you to wineries with distinct European flavors. The first stop is Dormaine LeSeurre, owned by two winemakers from opposite sides of France. Their unoaked Chardonnay is highly rated. Next door, you can visit Germany at the Weis Vineyards, housed in a former one-room schoolhouse and rustic barn. Their dry Riesling has been a favorite since the winery opened not long ago. Next, head to Switzerland in the form of the Switzerland Inn where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. The Switz, as it is known, has been a local favorite for decades. Finish your day at Ravines and try their Riesling which the New York Times called the best in the country.

How to get around in Keuka Lake, NY?
Transportations

The closest airport to Keuka Lake is Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, which is about an hour and a half from the lake. You may be able to get a taxi or rideshare to the lake, but renting a car may be a better option.

If you rent a car, you will leave the airport on Warren Road/County Hwy-121 toward Bomax Drive. Turn right onto NY-13 South and drive for about five miles before turning right on Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway/W Buffalo St/NY-96/NY-89. Remain on NY-96 for about six miles before taking a slight left onto Perry City Rd/County Hwy-142. County Hwy-142 becomes State Route 227/NY-227 in about five miles and then becomes NY-79 in another five miles. Follow NY-79 for about four miles and then turn left onto Willow St/NY-79 remaining on NY-79 which becomes NY-414 in about four miles. Turn right on N Franklin St/NY-14 for about 16 miles before turning left on Plum Point Rd/County Hwy-36, then turn left on Himrod Rd/County Hwy-1. In about seven miles, Himrod Rd/County Hwy-1 becomes East Main Street. Turn left onto Elm Street after about six miles into the Keuka Lake area.

There is a bus service from New York City to Keuka Lake. The trip takes three hours by bus and you must change buses twice, once in Binghamton, New York, and once in Bath New York. There is a Greyhound, Trailways, and Yates terminal in Keuka Lake.

Taxi services are also available.

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