My wife and I like to get away once in a while and on Sunday we drove over to Skaneateles to have a late lunch at the Sherwood Inn. When we came into town we saw that there were an unusual number of cars parked along the street and it dawned on us that the town was celebrating their version of a “Dickens Christmas” which begins right after Thanksgiving and ends on the 24th of December just before Christmas (click here).
The Sherwood Inn holds so many wonderful memories of friends and celebrations in years past. I don’t know of any place in the Finger Lakes where one can met and have a nice lunch, a glass of wine, and some good conversation while viewing one of the loveliest lakes in all of New York State just across the street.
In the winter, there is a real wood fire waiting to greet you as you walk in the door. Even though the Inn was packed, we only waited 20 minutes for our lunch. While Jeanette waited inside, I slipped outside to take a couple of pictures of the beautiful horse drawn carriage parked in front of the Inn. And as we were waiting on our lunch, I managed to take a picture of some of the Dickens characters as they walked by our window.
A couple from Homer, NY was kind enough to take our picture. I can’t imagine any place in the Finger Lakes that can take you back to earlier times in Upstate, NY when folks were a little less hurried and took the time to enjoy a couple of glasses of wine and some conversation with family and friends.
To all my readers, don’t rush the season. And have a Dickens of a Christmas!