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January 27, 2022
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Charming inns in small-town NY

SKANEATELES Escape to the Finger Lakes for the weekend and discover its eastern gateway, which boasts not only wineries, but one of the cleanest lakes in the state and a delightful downtown chockfull of cute eateries, galleries and shops housed in structures from the late 1700s. If you want to sleep somewhere equally historic, consider the Sherwood Inn. Built as a stagecoach stop in 1807, the inn has been a favourite with travellers for 200 years. Its decor is inspired by the period — antique furniture, rugs, lots of wood. Its 24 rooms and suites are all different — some are more feminine in floral and toile accents, while others are library-like and masculine. All have bathrooms, telephones and TVs, some have a fireplace and view of the water. Rooms start at $130, suites at $150, continental breakfast included. (800) 374-3796.

COOPERSTOWN Baseball fans may be familiar with this tiny town near Lake Otsego in central Leatherstocking NY — the all-American pastime’s Hall of Fame is here — but they may not be familiar with some of the small town’s other treasures like quaint shops (there are a lot of baseball-card stores) and sleeps like the Landmark Inn. Built in 1856, the new owners began restoring the Italianate-Victorian mansion in 2003. It’s got cherry and chestnut floors, as well as fireplaces throughout. The decor is a mix of “traditional with Pottery Barn inspirations.” Its 11 rooms are all unique: some have Dream Showers, others fireplaces and others porches. Room 9 can be joined with Room 9A to accommodate families. All of the rooms have their own bathroom, fridge, telephone, TV and Wi-Fi. High-season rates (June 1 through September 30 and weekends in May, October and November) start at $240, double occupancy, including breakfast. (866) 384-3466.

GREENPORT Didn’t get your fix of beaches and boats this summer? Get away to this lovely seaside village in Long Island’s North Fork. After a day gathering shells on the shore, or drifting in and out of Main Street’s antique shops and galleries, bed down at the Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1822, the cosy inn has three rooms: Laugh out loud, Live with passion and Love deeply. All are “spa-like” in style — comfy, elegant furniture lots of white and muted tones as well as wood — and have a bathroom, TV with DVD/VCR and Wi-Fi. High-season winter rates start at $250, high-season summer rates start at $300, including breakfast. Minimum-night stays are required weekends from May 15 to November 15, and during holidays. Kids over 12 welcome. (631) 477-3324.

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