A guide to enjoying Skaneateles, New York

Every day there’s a great reason to explore Skaneateles & our beautiful community.

A tribute to Skaneateles, NY (my hometown) is the newest part of my website and it will take a little time to populate properly. For now, I’ll just share the basics and with time I’ll fill in the gaps to make this a true resource. If you would like a personal tour of our village, I’d love to show you around the area. Just reach out and we can plan a fun day to take in this beautiful part of the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about Skaneateles

Walk, Run, or Crawl throughout Skaneateles

Finger Lakes Photo Collage

Eat and Drink

There are many wonderful establishments to find food and beverage, most of which are within walking distance. Over time, I’ll add my own impressions to help you make a selection of where you should eat!

The Sherwood Inn (Main Dining Room)
The Sherwood Inn (Tavern)
Blue Water Grill
Midlakes Navigation Boat Tours
The Patisserie

The Krebs
Elephant and the Dove
Hidden Fish (coming soon)

Moro’s Kitchen

Mirbeau (Main Dining Room & Lounge)

Rosalie’s Cucina

Doug’s Fish Fry

The Lakehouse Pub

Valentine’s Pizza & Deli

Good Eats & Sips

The Skaneateles Bakery

Vermont Green Mountain

Anyela’s Vineyard

Skaneateles Brewery
Last Shot Distillery

Mandana Inn

Elderberry Pond (not technically in Skan)

Skaneateles Country Club (Private)


In the village, legal regulations limit stay-in-home rentals to long-term leases. Therefore, if you want to rent a home for a few days or a week then you’ll need to look outside of the village limits. In the village, however, there are several lovely places to stay while in Skaneateles.

Be advised, during the summer months you need to book very early!

The Sherwood Inn
Arbor House
Hannum House
Village Inn
Packwood House

Mirbeau Inn
The Lodging

Skaneateles Boutique Hotel

Skaneateles Suites

Skaneateles Inn

Shop and Relax

We are so fortunate to have a thriving village where local shop owners can remain in business even given the swing of seasonality that we experience.

Personally, I recommend getting breakfast and then shopping, stopping for lunch, shopping some more, and then having a cocktail before dinner!

Emma & James
Hap & Main

Skaneateles Jewelry

Fingerlakes Photography

Hobby House Toys

Skaneateles 300′

Lucky Dog

The Local Branch

Gee June Bridal

SJ Moore Fine Art & Jewelry


Christmas Cottage

Pride & Joy

Aristocats & Dogs

Nest 58

The Wandering Kind


Fleur de Lis Florist

White Sleigh

Bev & Co.
White & White


Skaneateles Antiques

Midlakes Navigation

1st National Gifts

Sea Culture

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