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About Penn Yan

The historic village of Penn Yan is home to wineries, a quiet way of life, and of course the beauty of the Finger Lakes—from falls to gorges to sparkling waters. If you’re ready to experience this special place for yourself, our Penn Yan vacation rentals may be just what you’re looking for.

Where is Penn Yan, NY?

The Finger Lakes are made up of 11 long, narrow lakes in beautiful upstate New York. Penn Yan is nestled on the north shores of Keuka Lake, and is centrally located in the heart of the entire region. You’ll be about 50 miles from Ithaca where, if you choose, you can explore the city’s shops, museums, and the historic campus at Cornell University.

Things to do near Penn Yan, NY

Folks come to Penn Yan in search of a quiet getaway in a small town, surrounded by beautiful outdoors—and that’s exactly what they receive. Of course, there are the stunning, pristine waters of Keuka Lake, offering everything from kayaking to trout fishing to watching vivid sunsets over the water.

About 30 minutes from our Penn Yan vacation homes is Watkins Glen State Park, where a trail meanders past 19 cascading waterfalls—you can even walk beneath some of them. The stone bridges appear to be made from the rocks themselves, and in the autumn the surrounding trees are alight with color.

After your morning hike, stop by the Penn Yan Diner for a hearty stack of the best pancakes in town. You’ll love the retro feel of this cozy space, with only 10 tables plus counter seating. If it’s a Saturday, pop by the Windmill Farm and Craft Market to explore 50 unique vendors selling baked goods, crafts, and more. It’s open between April and December and often features live music and dance performances. If you just can’t get enough northeastern flair, Wagers Cider Mill is a great spot for a sweet treat—apple cider and apple cider donuts, to be exact.

No Finger Lakes vacation would be complete without exploring the local vineyards. The area is peppered with them, each offering their own unique vibe and atmosphere. From the trendy Three Brothers—wine slushie, anyone?—to the high-end Belhurst Castle, you won’t be short of options. The tasting room at Keuka Spring Vineyards is just minutes from our Penn Yan vacation rentals, for an easy trip.

The Finger Lakes region has so much to offer in the way of relaxation and unwinding. Treat yourself to a tranquil getaway—browse our selection of Penn Yan vacation homes.