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Explore the Finger Lakes Region

Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY

The famous Finger Lakes region is abundant with unique high-quality touring, shopping, dining and attractions. Cayuga and Seneca Lakes boast the oldest wine trails in the country. Wine tours and tastings are done year round. During the summer take a wine tour by water. Rent a sailboat, motorboat or swim at the State Park beaches on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes.

Take a history tour or hike one of over 100 waterfalls located within ten miles of downtown Ithaca, just a 20 minute drive away. When staying at Hope Lake Lodge you are within a short walk of the well maintained and marked New York State trails in Tuller Forest. Golf near the hotel offers panoramic views in every direction, tee times are never required and executive club rentals are available. Courses are only ten minutes away from Hope Lake Lodge.

Enjoy the Town of Virgil’s Hope Lake Beach located right outside your door for swimming, fishing, hiking trails, picnic areas, sand volleyball, one mile jogging path around the lake and canoe or paddle boat rentals.

There are over fifty colleges and universities in the Finger Lakes region, providing year round live theater and many art galleries.

Those who “live to shop” will think they are in paradise. Shop the Finger Lakes at one of a kind unique gift shops in Cazenovia, Skaneateles, Ithaca and Owego. There is a large Amish presence in the beautiful Finger Lakes area. Shop at the Windmill in Penn Yan or the Craft Market and Traders Village in Romulus for their fine crafts, furniture, baked goods and meat. Don’t be surprised if you see Amish wagons carrying families to and from the markets in the area.

One hour north of Hope Lake Lodge are the Waterloo Premium Outlet Stores.  Visit Aurora, New York on Cayuga Lake to visit Mackenzie-Childs, world famous one of a kind artisan furniture, dishware and distinctive gifts.

Call today and ask your Vacation Specialist about a spa appointment at Waterfalls Spa at Hope Lake Lodge.  Visit fingerlakes.org or fingerlakes.com for more information on the Finger Lakes Region.


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This place is beautiful and service is outstanding. From check in to check out we were extremely satisfied with our weakend stay at the lodge. The Staff really goes out of... Read More

Heather B, Glenville, NY

Had a phenomenal few days at this lovely, well run, friendly winter lodge. Skiing and waterpark were both a huge hit with our kids, and they are dying to... Read More

Andrew H

A beautiful resort with amazing views. The staff is friendly, helpful and courteous. The rooms are clean and spacious. We enjoyed the water park and especially the in/out door... Read More

NievesFam, Haddonfield, New Jersey

Last week we enjoyed a stay at Hope Lake Lodge. We were there from Saturday to Friday and enjoyed every moment. We do not ski but were still able to enjoy the Lodge to its fullest. The staff was the friendliest of any of the places we have ever stayed. Our children enjoyed the activities and... Read More

Richard P, Pennsylvania

This is the second visit and can't wait to go again. We spent New Years here and it was fantastic. The room was spacious with a fireplace and a full kitchen. The waterpark is small but perfect for our family. the outdoor hot tub and heated pool overlooking the mountain is AMAZING. On New Years... Read More

saintmels, Middlesex, New Jersey

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