Where to Stay in New York
"The Empire State" is famous for Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, Madison Avenue, Brooklyn Bridge, Catskill Forest and Adirondack Mountains.
Vacation at the best New York bed & breakfast experiences
From the towering Empire State Building in Manhattan through the Catskill and Adirondacks to the romance of Niagara Falls, guests of our New York bed and breakfast locations often tell of how impressed they are with the rich history, beauty and activities our state offers.
Historic Hudson, NY, named after Henry Hudson who landed at this site in 1609, is known best as one of the country’s largest assortments of 19th century architecture. Nearby is Hyde Park and the Culinary Institute of America (great for lunch) and the fully-furnished, 54 room Vanderbilt Mansion historic site.
Travel Tip - The river is best seen by train, running from New York City to just south of Albany.
Adirondack Mountains consists of 46 peaks more than 4,000 feet tall, streams and more than 2,000 lakes.
Interesting sites include:
- Fort Ticonderoga
- Lake George
- West Port
- Lake Placid
- Saratoga Springs.
Saratoga Springs, NY, is located 1/2 an hour north of Albany and at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga is arguably most famous for it's horseracing, race course is open for 6 weeks during the summer season. If you are looking for a bit of history, the Battle of Saratoga was waged a few miles east of Saratoga Springs, which many say is the turning point of the Revolutionary War. You can explore the battle grounds and the museum at the Saratoga National Historic Park.
If museums are your things, Saratoga Springs has much to offer. The list includes:
- National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
- National Museum of Dance
- Saratoga Automobile Museum
- President Grant's Cottage
- Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
- NYS Military Museum
Within the downtown area and the Saratoga Spa State Park there are many free flowing natural mineral springs which are free for the tasting. You can also take a soak in the curative mineral waters at the Roosevelt Baths and the Crystal Spa. The Saratoga Spa State Park also houses the Saratoga Performing Arts Center SPAC). SPAC is home to the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra and national touring acts.
Finger Lakes is named for the tribes of the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Each lake is connected by rivers leading into Lake Ontario. The Finger Lakes are one of the largest wine producing regions in the eastern US, so don’t miss the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua for a real taste of New York. Tastings are often not likited to just wine - beer, distilled spirits, juices and ciders can also be sampled. Fishing, boating and swiming are popular activities along with the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, Museum of the Earth and Cornell University in Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg and Rose Hill Mansion in Geneva among many others. New York bed and breakfast stays in the Finger Lakes are among the most popular in all of New York state.
The Genesee River Valley was named by the Seneca Indians, which means “beautiful valley.” It’s beauty is only part of the charm of this rich farmland with its interesting sights. From the Genesee Country Village and Museum, the third largest living historical museum in the country, to the “Grand Canyon of the East” Letchworth State Park, this region boosts days of attractions and breath-taking sights to keep visitors coming back for more. Tourists will have an opportunity to visit the famous Jello Museum in LeRoy, George Eastman House and the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, as well as many fabulous museums such as the Memorial Art Gallery and the Strong Museum. The historic Erie Canal offers boat rides on the Sam Patch and the Mary Jamisson.
Western New York was once an Indian fur trading post in the 1700’s, and Buffalo grew with its ideal lake front location. During the war of 1812, Buffalo was burned to the ground, but quickly rebuilt with brick building replacing the fire prone wooden structures. The city’s origins as a thriving transportation and industrial center are on display at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum.
- Niagara Falls and the very popular ‘Maid of the Mist’ and the ‘Cave of the Winds' are two of the most popular attractions. Guests also enjoy Goat Island and how close they can get to the falls. The flower gardens on the Canadian side are spectacular. All attractions are easily assessable from the Asa Ransom House in Clarence NY www.asaransom.com, or the Inn on the Twenty in Jordon Canada
- See the only double locks on the Erie Canal, located in Lockport at the Locks & Erie Canal Cruise & Museum.
- Visit 15 award winning wineries between Niagara Falls and Lockport on the Niagara Wine Trail.
- Experence early American history at Fort Niagara and how electricity is produced at the Niagara Power Vista.
- The Shaw Festival a popular summer theatre in Niagara on the Lake, just north of Niagara Falls.
- Close to the Asa Ransom House is the Lancaster Opera House, featuring plays, musicals and concerts. Asa Ransom has packages that include dinner and theater.
- The refurbished Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex is now open daily, a short drive into Buffalo. The Graycliff Estate by Frank Lloyd Wright is in nearby in Derby NY.
- Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is located on Buffalo’s newly developed waterfront area
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