3 Ways To Wow Your Valentine in the Finger Lakes

Think it’s too late to plan a flawless Valentine’s Day vacation to surprise your sweetheart? Think again. With plenty of charming Finger Lakes bed and breakfasts to choose from and a variety of options for activities and entertainment in the Finger Lakes, it’s never been easier to pull an almost last-minute romantic weekend getaway out of the bag during this can’t-miss time to visit.

Indulge Your Inner Adventurers

The Finger Lakes region is rarely without wonderful events and activities, and mid-winter is no exception. With a well-earned reputation for snowy winters and sweater-weather temperatures, whether you’re looking to make some fresh tracks or just after a relaxing place to cozy up for a few days, winter getaways in the Finger Lakes just might be your new favorite Valentine’s Day weekend tradition.

Share a lift up Bristol Mountain for a day carving out adrenaline-pumping runs, plan a leisurely cross country skiing excursion, or consider some one-on-one time ice-skating in Taughannock Falls State Park — whatever your getaway style, you’ll find exactly what you need for an adventurous Valentine’s day trip.

The 1792 Filigree Inn Bed & Breakfast is just over one mile from the lift line at Bristol Mountain, which means a mere 3 minute drive separates you from a hot, delicious breakfast and brisk, bluebird mornings on the slopes. And with en-suite jacuzzi tubs and private decks in each room, you’ll be ready to apres-ski in total style and relaxation.

Plan a Memorable Surprise

What could be more romantic than a snowy horse-drawn carriage ride with your main squeeze? Nothing, that’s what. Win the day when you sign up for a Sweetheart Ride from the Granger Carriage Museum, which will whisk you away through the scenic grounds of the museum. Complete with roses and chocolates for a sweet and memorable Valentine’s treat, it’ll be clear you thought of everything.

Stay at the historic, elegant Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps — its central Canandaigua location puts you within easy walking distance to carriage rides, plus much more, like beautiful Sonnenberg Gardens (a few blocks away), and Canandaigua’s vibrant food scene for a romantic dinner out after your carriage ride.

Go All-In on Love with a Charming Vow Renewal

Looking to make your visit even more memorable? The Naples Valley Visitors Association marks Valentine’s Day each year with Vintage Vines & Valentines — a celebration that invites couples to renew their marriage vows while tasting some of the best wines, beers, spirits, ciders, and more the region has to offer. Couples and guests have plenty of room to say their socially-distanced ‘I dos’ again on the beautiful grounds of the Maxfield Inn with a short, sweet ceremony that’s sure to leave an impression. This year’s 9th annual Vintage Vines and Valentines will take place Saturday, February 13th and features fun treats for couples — like 2 for 1 wine tasting — at nearby wineries.

Restaurants and wineries around the Finger Lakes, like Fox Run Vineyards, are also offering the perfect way to treat yourselves to a little added romance with curated Valentine’s Day dining experiences. You’ll also find area dining options offering limited seating for a one-of-a-kind, COVID-safe Valentine’s experience.

For a perfect end to a romantic day, book your stay at The Brindle and Blonde Bed & Breakfast, where you’ll find a charm-filled retreat complete with views overlooking Canandaigua Lake and a hot tub to relax and unwind the day away.

Tag us at @flbba on Instagram if you visit any of our favorite Valentine’s Day Finger Lakes spots! Let the Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast Association guide you to the perfect romantic retreat. While we have highlighted a few excellent options above, FLBBA boasts a comprehensive list of independent inns across the Finger Lakes. The members of FLBBA abide by a list of high standards set by the organization, so you can confidently plan the perfect getaway today.