Castles, Lakes, and Grapes Galore

Itinerary for 4 days, 3 nights

Day 1:

Red Jacket Orchards

Just how many of those gigantic wooden apple crates can be stacked to the ceiling? You can find out when you check out their impressive juice processing plant with a behind the scenes tour. Then take time for a tasty shopping spree in their farm market store. Geneva, 1 hour   

Rose Hill Mansion

Built in 1839, tour the 20 room Greek Revival house which was once a busy working farm to the to the Swan family. Learn how they were innovators of the drain tile and how it changed farming methods.  Geneva, 1 hour     

Belhurst Castle

Treat yourself like royalty and start the evening with a wine tasting at Belhurst Winery.  Edgar’s restaurant will provide a delightful dinner admist the unmatched beauty of a century old Castle overlooking Seneca Lake. Geneva, 1 1/2 hour . 

Day 2:

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Imagine yourself in the 17th century. It’s a little easier to do when you’re in a replica Native American bark longhouse that stands at the location of what was one of the largest, most vital 17th-century Seneca towns until its destruction in 1687. The new Seneca Art & Culture Center tells the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years and includes present day. Victor, 2 1/2 hours  

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Grapery

Can’t decide which to taste? Your choice of craft beer or fine wine and top off them off with a slice of grape pie for dessert! Shopping at Arbor Hill Grapery is a must with locally made products featured on the Food Network. Naples, 2 hours 

Overlook at County Road 12

Get your cameras ready - this is one of the most photographed spots in Ontario County!  Bask in the view of Canandaigua Lake. South Bristol, 15 minutes

Bristol Valley Theatre

It’s showtime! Take your seat before the curtain goes up for a matinee.   You don’t have to go to New York City to get quality theater. Located in the scenic village of Naples you will find a premiere professional theater featuring performers from Broadway and all around the country.  After the performance enjoy a ice cream social!  Naples, 2 1/2 hours

Naples Hotel

Are you ready for a chill to make the hairs on your neck stand up on this dinner stop!  Featured on Ghost Hunter, the Hotel has been home to countless travelers over the years, some of whom have never left.  The 32 rooms are haunted by at least six friendly spirits, including a woman and her children, as well as a gentleman named Topper. They are known to move pictures, turn lights on, and lock doors! Naples, 2 hours           

Day 3:
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum

This 1816 Federal Mansion was the home of Gideon Granger, our nation’s longest serving Postmaster. The Carriage Museum boasts over 110 horse drawn carriages.  Listen to the story of four generations of Grangers during your tour of this magnificent mansion. Canandaigua, 1 1/2 hours

Sonnenberg Gardens Mansion State Historic Park

Continue on your time travel journey and step onto one of America’s longest surviving estates from the Victorian era with a tour of the glorious Queen Anne style mansion. You can also tour the beautifully manicured flower filled gardens and conservatory.  Don’t forget the gift shop! Canandaigua, 2 hours

Wegmans Market Café

Here you will find something to satisfy everyone’s palate at this experiential food market and café. This nationally recognized grocery store and market café develops a year-round appreciation of fresh produce, from the best growers in the region. Canandaigua, 1 hour

Canandaigua Lady Paddle Boat

An afternoon scenic cruise gives you time to sit back, unwind on a 19th Century replica of a double decker paddlewheel boat.  Listen to the captain’s narrated version of the history of Canandaigua Lake and see some amazing lake homes and cottages.  Canandaigua, 2 hours

New York Wine and Culinary Center

Enjoy an entertaining, educational finale dinner and wine tasting experience in their demonstration theater where you can witness a chef’s creative masterpiece right before your eyes. Sample New York all in one place! Canandaigua, 2 hours

Day 4:

Wizard of Clay

Visit the Bristol hills and see the one of a kind handmade Wizard’s creations. In these geodesic domes you will find an incredible display of custom made fun and functional pieces to decorate every room in your house.  Bloomfield, 1 hour

Lazy Acres Alpaca

Have you ever kissed an alpaca? Well, here’s your chance. After touring the farm and feeding the alpacas you will have a chance to visit their gift shop in an 1879 year old barn. Nothing says cozy and warm quite like a pair of alpaca fleece socks! Bloomfield, 1 hour

Antique Wireless Museum

Here you will take a trip down memory lane that captivates visitors as it showcases the “ages of communication.” On this fascinating guided tour you will see a world class collection of rare communications tools on display.  Bloomfield, 1 hour 

Holloway House

Savor a nostalgic lunch served in a restored 1808 stagecoach tavern. This Colonial inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wayne family serves up their famous turkey dinner with all the trimmings including their homemade Sally Lund bread and sweet rolls.  Bloomfield, 1 1/2 hour  

Hate to see you leave but it’s time to bid farewell to the Finger Lakes – hope to see you back very soon