Skaneateles is the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes.

The name is derived from the Iroquois term for the adjacent Skaneateles Lake, which means "long lake." Skaneateles is just a short drive southwest of Syracuse and southeast of Rochester. and once you arrive, you may just want to stay!



White Birch Vineyards

We must recommend our favorite local winery, tip-top amongst some of the Finger Lakes' best! White Birch Vineyards is a very short trip from Hobbit Hollow House and boasts a welcoming tasting room, amazing quality wines, and a welcoming atmosphere. Tell them we sent you!

Packwood House

If you are looking for additional luxury-casual rooming in Skaneateles, look no further than Packwood House! Their modern-appointed rooms and village-central location make a perfect sister-boarding establishment to Hobbit Hollow House.


  • Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles has been delighting families for years. Come and Christmas with us! Every weekend Thanksgiving through Christmas
  • Enjoy world class chamber music by the lake at the Skaneateles Festival (sign up for the mailing list, info coming soon!)
  • Our Antique and Classic Boat Show is such a treat to see some amazing watercraft on our gorgeous lake, the last weekend of July.
  • You can always simply Google us to find almost daily music shows, food tastings, tours, sales and specials. Or call us and ask!

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The town of Skaneateles was formed in 1830 from the town of Marcellus. Early turnpikes facilitated development. The town was noted for participation in reform movements before the Civil War.