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Relax Finger Lakes Style


This time of year, things start to get busy and stressful for everyone, so before you jump into it take a minute to de-stress. The calm before the storm if you will. Relax Finger Lakes style in a welcoming bed and breakfast, indulge in culinary delights, savor the flavors at wineries and breweries, and a little retail therapy never hurt anyone!

You'll need somewhere to relax and recharge as you prepare for your relaxing days ahead. What a better way to do that than at a warm and inviting bed and breakfast. The Black Sheep Inn & Spa located in charming Hammondsport is a complete escape from all your troubles and stresses. Wake up each morning to a freshly prepared farm-to-table breakfast. Before you head out for the day to explore what other relaxation awaits rejuvenate with one of the spa services located onsite.

Black Sheep Inn breakfast
Black Sheep Inn breakfast

The next stop on your Finger Lakes style relaxation quest is to visit local wineries and breweries. Sit back and relax as you savor the flavors of the Finger Lakes in each glass. Look over the glistening lake at a world class winery like Heron Hill, Dr. Franks, or Point of the Bluff. Sample unbeatable brews serving the best of the best at places like Steuben Brewing Company, Keuka Brewing Company, and Railhead Brewing Company. Relax and indulge in finger Lakes libations and feel your stress fade away.

Point of the Bluff courtesy of Stu Gallagher
Point of the Bluff courtesy of Stu Gallagher

Railhead Brewing Compnay courtesy of Stu Gallagher
Railhead Brewing Compnay courtesy of Stu Gallagher

There is a well-known common sure for stress for a lot of people, chocolate! Luckily for you Corning's Gaffer District has put together a whole trail of chocolate treats and delights that are fun and delicious. Pamper yourself with a cocoa butter massage, treat yourself to a chocolate martini, and don't forget the homemade hot chocolate paired with handmade marshmallows. I could go on, but I think you get the delicious idea.

Chocolate Trail courtesy of Radisson Hotel Corning
Chocolate Trail courtesy of Radisson Hotel Corning

While you are in the Gaffer District enjoying your sweet treats make sure to check out the unique shopping opportunities they have. A variety of antique shops, glass shops, clothing stores selling name brand and eclectic looks, and stores selling the perfect gift you have been looking for. It's all waiting in the Gaffer District for you to discover.

Shopping in Corning's Gaffer District
Shopping in Corning's Gaffer District

It doesn't matter how you spend your relaxing vacation in the Finger Lakes, whatever you choose to do just calm down and slow down and enjoy your days here taking in everything there is to see and enjoy.

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