Spring 2020 Update and COVID-19

Recently we've had some beautiful, sunny days here on Seneca Lake. Looking out at the clear, blue water sparkling in the sunshine, one could almost believe that all is right with the world. Fortunately, we are fine here albeit yearning for normalcy - as are so many people during this unusual time of "stay at home" policies. We are blessed, as we are healthy - and fortunate to have a beautiful spot in which to isolate and stay safe. As spring has been slowly emerging in spurts from the seemingly never ending frigid weather, we have simultaneously been considering our ...

The Himrod Eagle Restaurant 3622 Lakemont Himrod Road, Dundee NY

A View of the Himrod Eagle Restaurant from the Outside
  The Himrod Eagle Restaurant has been one of our favorite casual restaurants for years. It has also been one of our recommendations for guests who want a casual, close place that has good food. Recently this popular local spot was sold and is under new ownership by Gage Oughterson, co-owner of Highland Cellars and Finger Lakes Wine Company.  One always wonders when new management takes over a popular restaurant, what the results will be. Even though the new owners technically took over the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, Saturday, February 22 was the Grand ...

Graft Wine and Cider Bar

This is the first of a series of posts highlighting some of the exciting Finger Lakes area attractions which are available to visitors and residents alike. We will begin with restaurants and will focus predominantly on the Seneca Lake area but others may also be included. Personal tastes vary widely so be advised that because a venue or business is included doesn’t automatically make it a recommendation. We will try to highlight what we think are the strengths – and on occasion may point to things that we feel, from our own experience, could be improved. We encourage ...

2020 GREETINGS FROM SUNRISE LANDING

Warm Greetings from Our Home to Yours We closed for the 2019 season in December with a houseful of happy guests checking out. Most were visiting for the Deck the Halls wine trail event. The weekend went well and the holiday food, wine and festivities seemed to be enjoyed by all. In spite of a second winter storm with significant snowfall, the weather had cleared prior to the weekend and Bob managed to get Apple Road cleared well enough so that getting in and out was a breeze for all.    Watkins Glen is Finally Emerging from Renovations  After a couple ...

Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast announces that it is partnering with the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG)

Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast announces that it is partnering with the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) and has an exciting new package to roll out for 2020. Visit this amazing attraction that tells the story of glass – it’s just 45 minutes from Sunrise Landing – and is popular with guests who don’t even ordinarily enjoy museums. Offering many opportunities to explore glass, this family-friendly museum has stunning collections spanning 35 centuries, live glassmaking demos, hands-on exhibits, and Make Your Own Glass experiences. Sunrise Landing re-opens for the ...

Deluxe Seneca Lake Package: Food and Wine Extraordinaire

If you are looking for a complete gourmet food and wine experience chosen from among the best Seneca Lake offerings, this two-night package is for you. After a gourmet breakfast at Sunrise Landing. you may enjoy some time to relax and take in the beautiful view and/or paddle a canoe or kayak on the lake. Then, we will transport you to the beginning of Apple Road where you will join a tour by “Experience Finger Lakes” to experience the “best of the west side of the lake”.  Your first stop will be at Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. ...

Sunrise Landing to be Open for Seneca Lake Wine and Cheese

Sunrise Landing is re-opening for the 2016 Season on April 14 and so will be open for the annual Wine and Cheese event April 22 - 24. This extremely popular event combines the classic tastes of wine and cheese, all in one weekend. Over thirty wineries participate in the self-guided tour around the lake and participants experience how the combining of wine and cheese will  enhance both. Not only has the area grown in popularity for its superb wines but also for its many local cheeses. This weekend will give participants a chance to experience many new exciting combinatio...

Graft, A Watkins Glen Wine and Cider Bar

Now that Sunrise Landing is closed until mid April, the innkeepers can do a little exploring of their own.  Having begun that mission in earnest - we have made a wonderful discovery - Graft! It's one of the newest sensations in Watkins Glen. The decor is chic and the food extremely creative. They offer an extensive menu of small bites but most plates are meant to be shared by two. The chef is Christina McKeough who was the original owner of Hazelnut Kitchen in Trumansburg.   Our first visit, Bob and I  stuck to our favorites - we both had a classic Caesar Salad made ...

New Philosophy at Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine

The landmark Townsend home, built in 1903,  was carefully transformed into a restaurant by Robert and Suzanne Stack and opened over a decade ago as Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine. Two downstairs lake-facing rooms were converted into one cozy dining room offering magnificent views of Seneca Lake. An adjoining,  private library room with its table for ten and a wall of 300 cookbooks and Provençal pottery collection offered a private setting for small groups or parties, and a lovely lake view.  It is in this intimate and elegant setting that Suzanne  created her inimita...

Josh Fox visits Watkins Glen and Sunrise Landing

Thanks to grassroots coordinator Lee Ziesche,  and local organizer Leala Farnsworth, Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning filmmaker and activist, Josh Fox,  brought his tour to The Glen Theater in Watkins Glen on Monday, March 2nd. The Solutions Grassroots Tour, "A Solar Home Companion" looks at the impacts of fossil fuel development and provides an alternate vision of sustainability for  the future.  As the title implies, Solar Home Companion is an old fashioned variety show lightly modeled on Garrison Keillor's  Prairie Home Companion.  Using music, stories, and  ...