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10 Beautiful Cabin Rentals in the Finger Lakes, New York

by Liz Dengler
Updated April 04, 2022

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With its rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and hiking trails winding through gorges and past waterfalls, the Finger Lakes region of New York is a stunning place to visit.

Plus, this is wine country!

An unassuming spot, the Finger Lakes region is abundant in wineries known for their rieslings and sweet wines. You can rent boats at the marinas, enjoy numerous beaches and parks, or tour some vineyards scattered across the countryside. In autumn, the glow of the changing leaves reflecting off the water of these deep lakes is a sight to behold.

If you’re in the area and looking for a relaxing place to spend some time and get away from it all, there are numerous places scattered across the region. Though there are many to choose from, check out these ten beautiful cabins that will make a stay in the Finger Lakes region a trip to remember.

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1. Blue Heron Lodge

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Why you should stay: A luxurious retreat for the whole family.

  • Location: Ovid
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $330/night

Luxury cloaked in a wood cabin coat, the Blue Heron Lodge is the perfect getaway spot for the entire family. With plenty of room to accommodate even the biggest families, the lodge is a great space for reunions, holidays, or even just a weekend retreat. The large kitchen makes entertaining a breeze, and the screened-in patio is a great way to spend time outside even when it is a little buggy out.

If you are looking for some outside time, there is a large lawn great for lawn games. The stairs out back lead down to a large deck on the water and plenty of lakeshore perfect for swimming. Enjoy the views of the lake from here as the sunsets and casts a glow across the water.

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2. Springwater Cabin

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Why you should stay: A woodsy getaway tucked back from the hubbub of towns.

  • Location: Springwater
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $292/night

If you want a remote experience, this cabin in Springwater is the place to be! The cabin is quite large and comfortable, but the main draw is the property’s large outdoor space. The huge lawn is perfect for kids to play in or for lawn games.

There is a decently sized trail network that winds through and around the property so that those looking for more athletic activity can enjoy the space as well. There are great views, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife. There is a nice deck which is a lovely place to relax and spend your morning sipping coffee. There is even a small playground perfect for young kids.

The decor of the cabin is quite rustic with quintessential cabin flare. There is a game room in the garage and a beautiful back deck with a grill perfect for an evening barbecue. If you’re looking to get off the property, there are numerous parks, recreation areas, lakes, and vineyards nearby.

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3. Serene Escape

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Why you should stay: A comfortable and remote cabin near Seneca Lake.

  • Location: Lodi
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $264/night

Surrounded by trees, this little piece of paradise is just what the weary traveler is looking for. With cozy furnishings, bright and well-lit rooms, this fully stocked cabin is comfortable, inviting, and a welcome respite. A beautiful sunroom and a wrap-around deck offer plenty of sitting space no matter what the weather is doing. If the temperatures dip down, there are two working gas fireplaces you can fire up and get the place feeling toasty.

Located right on Seneca Lake, you will have easy access to the lakeshore and plenty of parks. There are trails to hike, waterfalls to visit, lakes to swim in, and plenty of boating to enjoy on the lake. There are numerous wineries within 12 miles of the property, so sampling the region’s flavors is a breeze.

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4. Skaneateles Lake Luxury Cabin

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Why you should stay: A luxurious but remote cabin in a quieter region of the Finger Lakes.

  • Location: Lodi
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $700/night

Less popular than its bigger siblings, Skaneateles Lake is a bit quieter — that’s not to say it’s devoid of activity! The mile and a half road to the cabin is rather rough, and you may want high clearance and 4-wheel drive to get to the cabin.

However, once there, you’ll see why this spot is so magical. This modern log cabin sits on a large plot of land with 200 feet of private lakefront. You have easy access to the water and can enjoy the shade and lake breeze of one of the more quiet lakes in the region.

Unwind in the evening in the hot tub outside, or enjoy a movie in the home theater. If it happens to get chilly at night, cozy up by the fire with a glass of wine and a good book. During your stay, it’s worth checking out the Village of Skaneateles — with unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. There are several galleries and antique shops that are well-worth poking your head in.

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5. Keuka Outlet Cabin

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Why you should stay: A remote and beautiful space to relax that is still near all the amenities you could ask for.

  • Location: Penn Yan
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $389/night

Keuka Lake is one of the more popular lakes in the region. It’s small, which cuts down on boat traffic, but it is still easier to access than most of the other smaller lakes. This cabin, nestled into 40 acres of private land, is in easy driving distance to town, making it easy to get out and explore the area—that’s if you can pull yourself away from the relaxing aurora of the rental.

With a huge, open floor plan and a beautiful kitchen, this spot is a wonderful spot to host a family gathering, enjoy a holiday, or just relax for a much-needed weekend away. The outside deck is incredibly welcoming and is a lovely spot to start or end the day.

This spot is a perfect jumping-off point to the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. With a network of six participating wineries, you can tour them at a discounted price (just make sure to make your reservations at each of the wineries for your tasting tour).

There are plenty of top-notch restaurants in town to explore. If you want to get out, the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail makes for a remarkable day out. Winding through the gorge, you’ll get to stop and explore the waterfalls and old mill ruins.

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6. Castle Point Paradise

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Why you should stay: Enjoy expansive views of Seneca Lake from your private hot tub.

  • Location: Himrod
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $445/night

Access is the attraction for this gorgeous cabin rental. Set on an open lot, you won’t have a ton of privacy when you’re outdoors; however, the massive lawn is a perfect spot for lawn games, tag, or flying kites!

Classically styled, the cabin is a warm and comfortable spot, but if the weather is nice, it’s hard to imagine you’ll spend much time indoors. With a huge back deck with abundant seating, a hot tub, and a fire pit and patio out back, you’ll love watching the sunrise over the water.

If you manage to pull yourself away and explore, the Seneca Lake region has plenty to do! Spitting distance to several vineyards, this is a great stanging spot for your Seneca Lake local wine tour. Only 20 minutes north of Watkins Glen, you have easy access to everything the town has to offer.

With restaurants, trails, waterfalls, and the marina, there is so much to explore. Known for the races at Watkins Glen International and the Vintage Grand Prix Festival, Watkins is a car enthusiast’s dream come true.

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7. Naples Cabin

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Why you should stay: For easy access to golf courses but with a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Location: South Bristol
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $625/night

If your trip takes you towards Canandeguia Lake, then this modern cabin caps off the perfect getaway. With high ceilings, a well-stocked kitchen, and amazingly comfortable beds, this cabin will instantly make you feel at home.

Topping an 8-acre lot, this cabin offers a ton of privacy and amazingly expansive views of the lake that you can enjoy from the wrap-around deck. It’s a lovely and relaxing spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

As for local attractions, the region is well known as a top-notch golfing hub. With several public clubs in Naples, you can test your hand at the game in between wine tours. If you happen to be visiting in the winter months, the cabin is conveniently located near several local ski hills.

Strap on your boots and head out to Bristol Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort, only six miles from the cabin. Of course, if you want to get out and explore the town, Naples does have a few restaurants and galleries to explore; however, you’ll find more options by venturing up to the north end of the lake into Canandeguia.

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8. Lakeview Cabin

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Why you should stay: A homey accommodation that gladly welcomes your four-legged friends.

  • Location: Branchport
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $820/night

Surrounded by vineyards, farms, and woods, the west branch of Keuka Lake is much quieter than its main body. With private woods and a lakefront, you can enjoy the water’s edge without the worry of neighbors at this lakeview cabin.

Enjoy time on the new deck and dock, tie up your boat, or take a swim. Unlike many rentals throughout the area, your four-legged family members are more than welcome, as long as you tidy up after them.

The cabin boasts a wrap-around deck so you can enjoy either woods or lake views and can always find shade during the summer heat. The sound of a nearby waterfall adds to the relaxing ambiance of the lot. A bit more remote, this cabin is perfect for star gazing at night, after which you can pop inside and warm back up by the fire.

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9. Brookside Chalet

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Why you should stay: A lakefront property with stunning views.

  • Location: Dundee
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $520/night

Just steps from the water’s edge, this cabin is the perfect getaway. With 150 feet of private lakeshore, a dock, and a small pebble beach, this cabin will be hard to leave. The driveway down to the cabin is quite steep, and navigating a boat trailer may be difficult, so small boats like kayaks or canoes may be preferred. The huge space has a wonderful kitchen for cooking meals, and there is a grill outside, perfect for an evening barbecue.

With an open yard, the sunrise views and night-time star-gazing are unparalleled. A large hot tub is a relaxing place to soak after a swim in the lake and to unwind after a long day exploring the region. If you’ve picked up a few bottles of wine from the local vineyards, enjoy them on the back deck as the sun sets, reflecting on the opposite shore.

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10. Schoolhouse Micro Cabin

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Why you should stay: A cheaper option in wine country, with just as good of views.

  • Location: Watkins Glen
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $165/night

A true cabin experience, this small rental is part of a larger property. The original 1875 FLX schoolhouse was remodeled in 2018 and is also available to rent, but if you’re looking for something smaller, one of the four cabins will certainly suit your needs.

Each cabin has a small deck with a picnic table that you can enjoy for dinner or tuck next to a fire pit. It’s also a perfect spot for star-gazing into the open sky. Perched on a hill, you will have stunning views of the surrounding area and feel like you’re set back away from it all.

However, it is still incredibly conveniently located, only a short drive down to the lake and Watkins Glen.

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