Every chance we get we try to add little touches to make your stay more charming and more memorable. Sometimes it’s just the little things like having soft tissues at the bedside table, a cozy carpet to sink your toes into first thing in the morning or Starbucks coffee waiting for you downstairs. Adding these touches only adds to the experience of being in luxury filled farm house set back away from the cares of the world. And it is what we enjoy doing for our guests.
So while I was at a little shop in town I spotted some of my favorite movie posters and couldn’t help myself. Who doesn’t love Bogart and Bergman (when you can’t have Bogie and Bacall that is), who can pass up It’s a Wonderful Life with Clarence the angel earning his wings? I certainly have enjoyed these movies time and time again and thought it could only add to the comfort and enjoyment of those who choose Bachar Farms for their family getaways. Sitting back and relaxing with a movie, new or old. Making popcorn the old fashion way!
Either with your kids or with your friends, we hope it can turn any evening into a unforgettable one!
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We’ve all felt it, that nostalgic pull to a time long passed. Where the clocks seem to slow a bit and the people actually pause to say hello as you pass them on the street. I know I can, on my craziest of carpooling days, running errands and after that conference call gone way too long. My soul just yearns for another age another pace. But the truth is most of my generation have never even witnessed a slower pace. Why then do we long for something that we’ve never known. Is it that we come pre-programmed instinctively with an internal mechanism that lets us know its time to take a break?
If you’re like most, you may long for a step back in time but you might not be so eager to let go of the amenities and small luxuries that are usually missing from another era i.e. WiFi, indoor plumbing. Is there a way to have your cake and eat it too? Wait did someone say cake? Oh, that’s another story for another time. Now, where was I? Ah, yes, resetting the internal mechanism that allows us to run at top performance in our every day lives. Something inside might be telling us to slow down and find a place to rest but where? You think you might like a rustic getaway but not so rustic that there is an out house. You may dream of farmhouse charm but would rather not see the barn yard. How about those who’ve dreamed of a wine tasting weekend but don’t care for the impersonal feel of a hotel? The perfect place is not far at all.
Skaneateles, New York has been voted one of the best in Small Towns by AboutTravel.com. It encompasses the idyllic charm of another era without losing all of our must have modern day amenities. Whether your wants be for gourmet French Dining at Joell’s French Bistro or regional wine tastings at White Birch Vineyards right across from the Skaneateles Lake promenade and gazebo Skaneateles has what you are longing for. And to further enhance your getaway needs Skaneateles is home to the charm of a Four Generation Family Owned Gentleman’s Farm on the pristine shores of Skaneateles Lake.
All the charm of a vintage farmhouse with every luxury your soul needs to refresh and recharge. Make it a weekend for close intimate friends or bring the whole gang, there’s plenty of space for the kids and grandma too! It is a place rich in historic tales and overflowing with modern day comforts.
Skaneateles is a one stop shop to take you to another time another place filled with charm and grace, oh and for those of you wanting to kick up your heels a bit there’s The Lake House Pub with live entertainment on the weekends.
Come spend the holidays or make up your own reason to drive to this little hidden town that’s chock full of goodies for every pallet!
Now, about that cake? Skaneateles Bakery Because we all want cake!!
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A short leisurely drive from the main gates of Bachar Farms lay some of the most enjoyable and world renowned wines in the country.
It has been known for some time now that wine produced in the Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York can rival those of long established more recognized vineyards around the world. There are more than 100 vineyards in the region all centered around Seneca , Cayuga and Keuka Lakes. The micro climates created by the three lakes provide the perfectly breezy days in summer and winter days that are not as harsh, that together help produce world class grape growing conditions.
With the rising trends of lighter wines the Finger Lake Riesling has shone through as the champion of the region. It has been hailed as such by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Though certainly Riesling has taken center stage it is not the only wine produced in the area to tantalize your taste buds. As of late there has been much talk about the cooler climate red wines such as the Cabernet Franc. What ever your pleasure a trip to the area is a must on your wine bucket list.
Many area vineyards give tours and will take you out on the wine trails. But if a more local sampling is more to your liking stop in at the White Birch Tasting Room in the village of Skaneateles. Once inside you have a plethora of wines and vintages from all over the region at your finger tips. Only a short drive from your private Farm house retreat you can enjoy a local Riesling or the latest Pino Noir. The tasting room is open Wednesday to Saturday from Noon until 7 PM and Sundays from Noon until 5 PM.
The Finger Lake vineyards enjoy year round guests from all over the country. Summer and Autumn are certainly the busiest seasons but they can still be enjoyed during the winter months. Contact them for specialized tours and wine tastings during those months. You might even get a more private or personal experience.
So this winter come, stay with us at the Farm with your family and friends and enjoy the Finger Lake Wine Country experience up close and personal.
Check with us for updated Weekend Wine Rates!
With Christmas less than six weeks away what better way to get into the holiday spirit than planning a trip to Skaneateles, NY. Be transported back in time to the day’s of candles in the window and carolers on the town hall steps celebrating the Christmas season.
An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24, from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. The event is for all ages, young and old and everyone in between. Horse drawn wagon rides start the day or bring an end to a perfect afternoon.
Don’f forget the many photo ops for selfies with the Dickens’ gang. And the gazebo on the lake will be all aglow with its lights and festive Christmas tree! Many have used it as a backdrop for Christmas cards. The quaint shops in the village can be the perfect spot to find that special gift. Top off your day with a hot chocolate and pastry from Skaneateles Bakery .
When the chill in the air reminds you that it is time to return to the comforts and warmth of home, why not head back to Bachar Farms where your private luxury retreat awaits you. Cozy up by the wood stove in the sitting room or stretch out on one of the many quilt covered beds at your disposal.
There are many comforts and activities for all who seek them at the farm. If outdoor pursuits are what you crave, there are 10 fenced in acres at your doorstep for leisure walks, snow man building or cross country skiing. The remainder 100 acres are yours for the exploring.
And if a white Christmas is what you dream of consider spending Christmas at the Farm with the whole family! Though snow is not guaranteed it is certainly a very good possibility!
Contact the The Bachar’s and see if they don’t have a cozy fire in the wood burning stove waiting just for you and yours. Book now at Bachar Farms for a holiday getaway you won’t soon forget.