Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Seneca Lake

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Seneca Lake. Travelers like the lake, waterfalls and hiking in this scenic and relaxing city. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Seneca Lake

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Seneca Lake has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Prejean Winery (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Torrey Ridge Winery (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Fox Run Vineyards (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Four Chimney's Farm Winery (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Eremita Winery (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • King's Garden Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Seneca Lake

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Seneca Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sampson State Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Cayuga Lake (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Keuka Lake State Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Seneca Lake State Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Cayuga Lake State Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Keuka Lake (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)

Traveling to and around Seneca Lake

The nearest airport is in Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), located 26.6 mi (42.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County), which is 35.6 mi (57.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Seneca Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,101 vacation rentals near Seneca Lake. From 449 Houses to 496 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Seneca Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Seneca Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Seneca Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Finger Lakes: 1,378 vacation rentals
  • Ithaca: 196 vacation rentals
  • Upstate New York: 4,876 vacation rentals
  • Watkins Glen: 302 vacation rentals
  • Keuka Lake: 507 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Seneca Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Seneca Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Seneca Lake:

  • Ithaca: 196 rentals
  • Watkins Glen: 302 rentals
  • Rochester: 96 rentals
  • Finger Lakes Wine Country: 528 rentals
  • Syracuse: 442 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.