Stay and Fly:
Chalet of Canandaigua (Canandaigua, NY) www.chaletbandb.com
The Chalet of Canandaigua: "Beyond Breathtaking." That phrase, together with the photos from their web site, sum up the Chalet experience well. My wife and I have stayed now on two separate occasions, and we have enthusiastically referred family, friends, and passengers. The Chalet itself is rustic, and therefore charming, but is styled with amenities that make your stay comfortable: even luxurious. Margaret and Patti do an admirable job of creating an atmosphere to make your stay memorable, and one you will want to repeat.
Barrister's Inn (Seneca Falls, NY) www.sleepbarristers.com
Chilled to the bone after one frigid early-morning November flight, the chase crew and I were graciously invited by Ken and Diane to share a pleasantly warm four-course breakfast with the passengers/guests. The food was unique and delicious; and whether it was its quality, the good company, or just my cold extremities thawing out, the coffee's taste was really wonderful!
'Bout Time B&B (Montour Falls, NY) www.bouttimebnb.com
Cobtree Vacation Rental Homes (Geneva, NY)
Feather Tick and Thyme B & B (Prattsburgh, NY)
Halsey House (Trumansburg, NY)
Gothic Eves (Trumansburg, NY)
Juniper Hills (Trumansburg, NY)
Black Sheep Inn (Hammondsport, NY) www.stayblacksheepinn.com
10 Fitch (Auburn, NY) www.10fitch.com
Finger Lakes Premier Properties (Finger Lakes) www.fingerlakespremierproperties.com
Offering over 200 scenic lakefront vacation rental homes throughout the Finger Lakes
Best Western Plus Vineyard Suites (Penn Yan, NY)
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Country Inn and Suites (Mt. Morris, NY)
Located at the north end of Letchworth State Park, and at the head of the Genesee River Valley, this is one of our standard launch locations, chosen for its convenience and beauty.
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Muranda Cheese House (Waterloo, NY)
We were fortunate to take the owners of Muranda Cheese for an anniversary balloon ride, and the following year we took Tom's parents to celebrate their own milestone anniversary. We flew each flight from the Murrays' farm in Waterloo, and after the flights they offered us tastings of their cheese. Not only was the company good, but the cheese was just outstanding. They successfully changed this pilot's perspective on cheese forever from an everyday staple to grab quickly from the grocery store cooler to something that can be truly delightful! We suggest a visit to their tasting room if you're in the area; but if you can't get there in person, feel confident about ordering online. For us, they were very responsive and, of course, the product was exceptional.
Waterloo Premium Outlets (Waterloo, NY)
Canandaigua Wine and Culinary Center (Canandaigua, NY)
An incredible 22,000 square foot facility at the north end of Canandaigua Lake, the Wine and Culinary Center holds cooking classes as well as wine tastings. Its mission is to showcase wine and food products of the Finger Lakes.
Sonnenberg Gardens (Canandaigua, NY)
Historical Aircraft Group (Geneseo, NY)
Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC (Based in Ithaca, NY)
Laura Winter Falk offers a range of customized, experiential touring services
For extensive listings of attractions, including other wineries and breweries available across the Finger Lakes Region, check out