Welcome to Skaneateles

The quintessence of luxury and comfort on the shores of a majestic lake


Skaneateles stands out as a place with it all when it comes to lifestyle. Elegance, luxury, tranquility, and tradition converge in this town. A thriving community has developed on the shores of the lake, and Skaneateles has become the quintessential destination for those looking for a new place to call home.


Thousands of people from all over the country are drawn to the natural beauty and eclectic mix of elements that make Skaneateles a one-of-a-kind destination. The country charm mixed with comfort, intimate vibe, and the beauty of the lake is enough to steal the hearts of those who look to this town in hopes of settling down in a place as wonderful as Skaneateles.



What to Love

  • Award-winning school district
  • Big city amenities without the hustle and bustle of a big city itself
  • Fertile soils for the development of farms and vineyards
  • Wide variety of recreational sailing activities

Local Lifestyle

Recreational sailing activities are a fundamental element in the lifestyle of Skaneateles residents, as the lake provides stunning natural scenery and attracts residents and visitors alike to enjoy the wide variety of events and recreational activities that occur in its waters and on its shores.


The inn industry also plays an essential role for the residents of Skaneateles. Inns such as the Mirbeau and the Sherwood are widely recognized and offer world-class service, which has made them so popular with residents and visitors, the latter flocking each year to enjoy the elegant and relaxing atmosphere of these great inns.


Farms and vineyards have become part of the Skaneateles' culture and lifestyle in recent years due to the fine lands and fertile soils encompassing Skaneateles' territory. This has greatly benefited the town and added to the country vibe, making it attractive to those wishing to settle down and start a winery or farming business.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Skaneateles boasts an outstanding distilling industry. Historically, the town has been home to some of the most important 19th-century distillers in the USA. However, today, Last Shot Distillery stands as the unbeatable benchmark in Skaneateles. Last Shot uses only locally grown produce for its spirits, giving it a unique flavor that is impossible to match.


Day-to-day shopping can be a headache, especially when you don't know where to go. Luckily for the residents of Skaneateles, Drooz and Company have them covered. This modern general store has everything you need for your day-to-day shopping; best of all, the store rotates its stock according to the season.


Skaneateles is full of sweet spots, but who says something can't be even sweeter? Skaneateles Bakery is the ideal option if you are looking for bakery sweets, donuts, cupcakes, muffins, or a smoothie. Notably, Skaneateles Bakery is a family-owned business run by a few residents. A reliable example of the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in this beautiful town.



Things To Do

Clift Park is a must for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. It is also the ideal place to take a dip and swim in the lake. It should be noted that this is only allowed in season and as long as the weather allows it.


If you are a fan of hiking, Skaneateles is home to one of the most interesting historical trails in the entire county. The Charlie Major Nature Trail is a trail on the old Skaneateles railway line; along the trail, you can see the remains of the railway line and other historic buildings dating back to the early 19th century. Also, it has some beautiful picnic spots to enjoy the relaxing vibe and fresh air.



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