Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York Announces 'It's Cozy INN Wine Country' Winter Getaway Packages

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association announced yesterday that its winter lodging and wine tour promotion 'It's Cozy INN Wine Country' will continue through March 31, 2008. The region's hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are offering exclusive off-season rates that are certain to stimulate interest in a romantic weekend getaway. To top off your stay, Finger Lakes wines will be awaiting your discovery.

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there is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than a winter escape to Finger Lakes Wine Counry.

Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association announced yesterday that its winter lodging and wine tour promotion 'It's Cozy INN Wine Country' will run now through March 31, 2008. The region's hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are offering exclusive off-season rates that are certain to stimulate interest in a romantic weekend getaway. To top off your stay, Finger Lakes wines will be awaiting your discovery.

It may be cold outside, but in Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York the more than 100 award-winning wineries and three distinctive Finger Lakes wine trails, provide the perfect atmosphere to escape the chilly air. Combined with world-class museums, unique shopping destinations, and charming eateries, Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect winter retreat. Morgen McLaughlin, President of Finger Lakes Wine Country, said "there is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than a winter escape to Finger Lakes Wine Counry." With just a five-hour drive from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Toronto, Hartford and New York City, exploring the Finger Lakes is convenient and affordable.

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York is home to the four main Finger Lakes: Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, and Canandaigua lakes. Throughout wine country visitors will enjoy quiet tasting rooms filled with award-winning Rieslings, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Francs, Ice wines, and many more. Winter is the perfect time to meet with winemakers and to linger over a glass of wine.

Throughout the season, the Cayuga, Keuka, Seneca Lake wine trails offer special events and winter wine tours and tastings. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail on February 9 - 10 hosts "Chocolate and Wine" with 35 wineries offering special pairings of wine and chocolate. You can also experience free wine tastings at 24 wineries with their popular Polar Passport or get hot March 29-30 at Cruisin' the Tropics. The Cayuga Wine Trail warms visitors on Saturday, February 2 with "Mardi Gras" a 16 winery tasting event complete with souvenir beads and their Vino Visa offers special discounts and specials. The Keuka Wine Trail on March 29 - 30 hosts its popular wine and food pairing weekend "World Tour of Food and Wine".

Finger Lakes Wine Country is also home to several world-class museums including The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art both minutes from each other in the charming town of Corning, NY. The Corning Museum of Glass offers the unique opportunity to see glass objects being made at their Hot Glass Show or the chance to make your own glass souvenir at the Make Your Own Glass studio. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is showcasing a never before publicly seen Southwestern pottery exhibit, The Crafted to Perfection: The Nancy and Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery.

Some of the "It's Cozy INN Wine Country" Lodging Packages

The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, NY is featuring its Snowbound Savings now through February 28. Weekday room rates start at $89 per night. Saturday night stays start at $159 and add a Friday or Sunday night for half price. For more details and to make reservations call 800-243-5513.

The Hilton Garden in Horseheads, NY is featuring its Romance Package available year-round. Enjoy a bottle of Finger Lakes sparkling wine, breakfast for two, and one or two night's lodging. Rates for this package are based on dates and availability. For more details and to make reservations call 607-795-1111.

The Holiday Inn in Horseheads, NY is featuring its Escape to Wine Country. Enjoy wine tasting and a $20 gift certificate at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, a $30 dinner certificate at Tanino's, and breakfast for $189.99 per night or $319.99 for two nights. For more details and to make reservations call 607-739-3681.

The Holiday Inn in Elmira, NY is featuring A Cozy Weekend Getaway. Enjoy a two night stay, $35 dinner (served in-room) gift certificate, an indoor pool and saunas, and updated in-room movie selections for $259.95 now through March 31, 2008. For more details and to make reservations call 607-734-4211.

The Radisson Hotel in Corning, NY is offering its Sweetheart's Package during the entire month of February. Enjoy champagne, chocolates, breakfast for two, and sleep in their famous Sleep Number Bed. Weekend rates start at $109 per night. Advance reservations are required. For more details to make reservations call 607-962-5000.

The Country Inn and Suites in Big Flats, NY is offering its Jackals Fantastic package available through April 5. One night's accommodation, four tickets to a Jackals hockey game, a free appetizer at T.G.I. Friday's, and breakfast included at rates starting at $149.99. For more details and to make reservations call 607-739-9205.

The Best Western Vineyard Inn & Suites in Penn, NY is offering its I LOVE NY special rates. From $94.00 per night, double occupancy. For more details and to make reservations please call 800-823-0612.

The Black Sheep Inn in Hammondsport, NY is previews its Ice Wines and Desserts package featuring local Ice wines and a mini class on the decadent sweets that pair well with these wines. Rates for this two night package start at $495. For more details and to make reservations call 877-274-6286.

Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast in Watkins Glen, NY is featuring its "Getaways with Friends". Enjoy wine tastings along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, a six hour luxury van tour, local cheese, fruit, and crackers for your wine tour. For more details and to make reservations call 607-535-2896.

The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed & Breakfast in Dundee, NY has special off-season rates beginning at $120 per night (Sunday - Thursday). Choose from one of their four rooms appropriately named Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, and Southview. For more details and to make reservations call 866-507-3275.

Sunrise Landing Bed & Breakfast in Dundee, NY is featuring its "Chocolate Lover's Package" throughout February and March (black-out dates of March 7-8 and March 14-15 apply). Accommodations for two, chocolate goodies, cheese plate, free wine tasting at four wineries, $50 gift certificate for dinner, and breakfast each morning. Rates start at $310 for two nights. For more details and to make reservations please call 607-243-7548.

Finger Lakes Escapes in Yates County, NY is featuring its Winter Sale now until March 31, 2008. Seven Bed & Breakfasts are involved in this package that includes accommodations for two, $40 gift certificate valid at restaurants and shops, two full breakfasts for two, and a VIP passport with special discounts and free tastings at local wineries. Rates start at $229 for two nights. Contact each participating property for more details and to make reservations.

The Vagabond Inn in Naples, NY is offering Stay One Night, Get the Second Night Half Price. Rates start at $175 per night and all rooms include a hearty daily breakfast. For more details and to make reservations please call 877-554-6271.

The Wagener Estate Bed & Breakfast in Penn Yan, NY is offering a Wine Trail Event Special for select wine trail events in February and March. February 9-10 is Seneca Lake Wine Trail's Chocolate & Wine, March 29-30 is SLWT's Cruising the Tropics, and March 29-30 is Keuka Wine Trail's World Tour of Food & Wine. Rates start at $315 and include two event tickets breakfast, $25 gas card, and two night accommodations. To make reservations call 315-536-4591.

'Bout Time Bed & Breakfast in Montour Falls, NY is offering its White Sale. Enjoy their leisure time rates for two nights and a four tour of the Seneca Lake wineries. For more details and to make reservations please call 607-210-4079.

For more information please contact:
Morgen McLaughlin, President
Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
607-936-0706
http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com
http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.blogspot.com/

The mission of Finger Lakes Tourism Marketing Association is to promote economic development in Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler and Yates Counties in the State of New York, and to improve the quality of life in those counties, by supporting and improving the tourism industry.

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