If you’re searching for a quiet place to call your own amid the picturesque Finger Lakes, our Branchport vacation rentals are calling. This hamlet, located in the town of Jerusalem, offers a rural alternative to some of the more touristy areas.
The Finger Lakes are a collection of 11 long, skinny lakes in upstate New York, midway between Buffalo and New York City. Branchport is a small town—its population is less than 2,000—tucked along the northern shores of Keuka Lake’s western branch. Keuka is unique amid the other Finger Lakes, as it’s the only one with a Y-shape, and is widely viewed as the most scenic as well.
While Branchport will afford you the perfect peaceful, rural escape, you won’t be short of activity should you choose. Both the westernmost and easternmost lakes, Conesus and Otisco, are an hour or two’s drive away. There’s so much to see in the Finger Lakes, and you’ll be able to access it all from our Branchport vacation homes.
Of course, spending a day at Keuka Lake is a must, whether you’re boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or just admiring it from the shore. You’ll find many local companies that rent out gear, from boats to kayaks, so you can rest easy knowing that it’ll all be taken care of. Keuka Lake State Park is an excellent place for an afternoon picnic, a morning run along the water, or a place to launch your boat.
Taste the world-renowned wines from this region—Rieslings in particular—along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. You’ll find those incredible views of the lake at McGregor Vineyard while you enjoy local food pairings and maybe even try their one-of-a-kind Black Russian Red blend. Local companies offer tours and transportation services, from limos to buses, so you can explore this amazing wine country in style.
For a sampling of local history, our Branchport vacation rentals are about 30 minutes from Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. These beautiful grounds were once the home to a prominent New York City banker, and today are open to the public. Marvel at the ornate, Queen Anne-style architecture and 11 stunning gardens—and be sure to bring your camera.
The Finger Lakes have so much to offer, from outdoor exploration to savoring the local flavor and peaceful lifestyle. Find your home away from home with one of our Branchport vacation rentals.