Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Skaneateles

The area's wineries and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Skaneateles. This city's lake, boating and spas draw many visitors. Museum of Science and Technology and Erie Canal Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Skaneateles

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Skaneateles a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Charlie Major Nature Trail (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Anyela's Vineyards (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Highland Park Golf Club (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Weedsport Speedway (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Skaneateles

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Skaneateles is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Onondaga Lake Park (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Emerson Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Lockwood Lavender Farm (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Skaneateles Lake (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Fort Hill Cemetery (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Camillus Erie Canal Park (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)

Transportation options to and around Skaneateles

The nearest airport is in Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.), located 19.8 mi (31.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County), which is 26.5 mi (42.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Skaneateles?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 165 vacation rentals near Skaneateles. From 100 Houses to 37 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Skaneateles for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Skaneateles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 100 Houses in Skaneateles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Skaneateles include:

  • Cottages: 37 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 37 rentals available
  • Cabins: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Skaneateles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Skaneateles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.