Wine Getaways in Upstate NY

By Jackie Dreyer

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Named for their finger-like shape, the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York offer up prime kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and waterfall exploring. You've yet to hear the best part, however—the Finger Lakes region is also where Upstate New York's Wine Country is located.

Head out each day on a different one of three Finger Lakes Wine Trails to try a sip here and there of all that Upstate New York's vineyards have to offer. The Cayuga Wine Trail boasts 16 wineries and one cidery, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail has eight wineries, and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the largest of them all, has a grand total of 35 wineries.

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Summer and fall are the peak tourist times in Finger Lakes Wine Country, but for a more intimate and relaxed experience, try a winery getaway in winter or spring! Regardless of what time of year you plan your escape to Wine Country, you're sure to have a blast tasting the region's top-notch specialty: Riesling.

Now the real question is: where to stay? Finger Lakes Wine Country is home to a variety of different types of glamping from cabins and cottages to tree houses and luxury tents, and we've gotten together our favorites to help ease your Upstate New York Wine Country vacation planning.

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Unique Luxury Rentals

It's time to say goodbye to hotels, and hello to tree houses, yurts, and safari tents on this year's Upstate New York getaway. These unique luxury rentals in the Finger Lakes region will only enhance your Wine Country experience with their quirks and charm.

  • This eco-friendly yurt in Newfield provides its guests with 18 acres of fields, forest, and gorge to discover on early morning walks pre-winery visits.

  • These stunning tree house cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, one of the 11 Finger Lakes, providing easy access to water sports and Wine Country fun.

  • These luxury safari tents in Ithaca have the perfect front porches for enjoying a bottle of wine, purchased at one of the area's wineries, in the evening.

  • This 16-foot countryside yurt in Waterville is the ideal retreat after a busy day along the wine trails in Upstate New York.

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Glamping Cabins

For the glamping tradionalists, Upstate New York's Wine Country is booming with cabins and cottages for your winery weekend, from wooden rentals that can hold up to eight guests each to cozy accommodations for two.

  • These rustic glamping cabins in Franklinville come with daily housekeeping, ensuring your getaway is as stress- and worry-free as possible.

  • This custom-built pine wood cabin in Dalton is surrounded by 10 acres of private wilderness for glampers to explore throughout their stay.

  • This creekside cabin in an 100-acre forest, also located in Dalton, is ready for a family of six to fill it up with laughter and love while telling stories of the day's hikes and wine tastings.

  • These charming Wine Country cabins in Springwater give you direct access to the area's wineries, as well as countless on-site walking trails.

Are you a fellow wine-lover? Don't forget to enter the Glamping Hub + Natura Wines #SipAndGlamp photo contest! Find out more about the contest here, and find more information on Wine Country getaways across the U.S. here.