It almost doesn't matter what your interests are, you will find it in the area. (If you are looking for cosmopolitan fervor and inner-city rat race, this is the wrong area.) We are surrounded by family farms and friendly people.
May we recommend the Flint Creek Brewing Co in downtown Phelps (1.5 miles West of the Inn)
Amish and Menonite Furniture and Crafts
Antiques - both shops and Auctions
Architecture - a journey down Castle Street in Geneva is a must
Art - the Thomas Kinkade Gallery of the Finger Lakes is across the street from Flint Creek Brewing Co
Cemetaries - large and small, old and new
Hill Cumorah Historic Sites and Pageant
Hobart and William-Smith Colleges
Letchworth State Park
National Women's Hall of Fame
Rail Fans will enjoy the Finger Lakes Railway which runs twice a day through our property.
Shopping - The Waterloo Premium Outlet is just 5 miles to the East.
William Seward House
Winery Tours are available year round
If you want to stay during either the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival or the Clifton Sulfur Springs Festival, we would recommend that you make reservations early.
Sking - Bristol
Mountain is just 20 minutes south &
Brantling Ski Area is just 20 minutes north
Snowmobiling - bring your own and head out directly from the inn.
We have a popular trail that heads South from the edge of the property.
Maple Syrup - visit the local Sugar Shacksin late March and see how it is made.
Spring Flowers and Flowering Trees - In May, Spring begins in earnest.
Strawberries - we pick them from local gardens for your breakfast
Water Sports - Canoe or Kayak the Canandaigua Outlet from downtown Phelps
Larger boats and water skiers can visit Seneca or Canandaigua Lakes.
Lightning Bugs - will light up the back yard in the summer evenings
Hill Cumorah Pageant - In early July this extravagant pageant comemorates
the founding of the Mormon faith.
Black Cap Raspberries - ripen in mid-July. Kathe will usually make a cobbler or two.
Sulfur Springs Festival - Clifton Spring's mid-July Festival.
Phelps Sauerkraut Festival - as featured on The Food Network.
Doug and Kathe have taken ribbons every year in the cook off.
The festival is the first weekend in August.
Festival of Steam - the second weekend in August finds steam engines in Aloquin.
Whale Watch Festival - at the end of August Geneva throws a whale of a bash.
Fall Colors - see the pictures below for the beautiful colors found in the area.
Harvest Festivals - too numerous to mention individually.
Hunting - this is the deer hunting capitol of North America.
You don't have to travel far to see the famous fall colors of New England. This picture was taken of our side yard in October of 2002.
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|The corn is ready to pick in Orleans||Beans growing in Manchester|
|Summer Flowers in Clifton Springs||Summer Flowers in Manchester|
|Fall Morning in Seneca Castle||Orleans Harvest|
|Finger Lakes Railway behind the Inn||Early Morning on Seneca Lake|
Links to Phelps
NY web site:
The Official Phelps NY Web Site
and Winery Information:
Uncork New York!
The Finger Lakes - Wine Country
Canandaigua Wine Trail
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
- Amberg Wine Cellars
- Foxrun Vinyards
- Montezuma Winery
Transportation - The Way We Recommend You Tour Wineries:
Quality Winery Tours
The Finger Lakes Railway runs through our back yard.
This picture was taken in October 2003 from our south-east
property line as the passenger train went by:
A Great "Rail Fan" Site
Now the Finger
Lakes Railway runs monthly
Blues and Brews Passenger Nights
During select weekends in October they also run
Scenic tours. Call us for details.
Our Local Pages:
Ski Finger Lakes
Local Fishing Information
Geneva Local Information
Hobart Local Information