Things to do in the flx
The Inn at Grist Iron is located approximately 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen and 30 minutes west of Ithaca, NY, on the east side of Seneca Lake. With 3 major lakes (Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka) within a 40 minute drive to the east or west and hundreds of breweries, wineries, distilleries, creameries, and restaurants on your doorstep, our location serves as the perfect home base for your next Finger Lakes adventure.
Planning a special stay in celebration of your anniversary? Looking to let loose on a girls/guys' weekend? We know the region well and are more than happy to help guide you with suggestions for your trip.
Contact us via phone at (607) 546.4066 or email and we'll help you make a plan!
Finger Lakes Beer Trail
Coined the "hottest new destination for American craft beer," the Finger Lakes Beer Trail features 100+ craft beverage producers, including beer, cider, and spirits, spanning roughly 210 miles. Start your day off with a visit to our onsite microbrewery, Grist Iron Brewing Co, which offers flights, pints, wine, and food, then hit the trail to sample a wide variety of other styles and flavors.
Finger Lakes Wine Country
Awarded the top spot for "America's Best Wine Regions to Visit" by a panel of seven esteemed wine experts and sommeliers, head out and savor the flavors of Finger Lakes Wine Country! With award-winning wines and varieties from crisp Rieslings to dry Pinots being poured at 100+ wineries, you’re guaranteed to find something to delight everyone in your group from the casual taster to the sophisticated connoisseur.
Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
Explore a variety of small scale producers of artisan cheeses along the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail! Featuring 7 destination farms and 6 production farms, visitors to the area are welcome to stop by the locations to see them in action, many of which offer tours, tastings, and/or farm retail stores for you to check out. As working farms, hours of operation vary from farm to farm and season to season - click the button below to view the trail's current offerings.
Options for restaurants during your stay are plentiful and can suit any need, from casual to fine dining. You can enjoy lunch/dinner at our onsite brewery, which serves fresh pub-style chews, including pizzas, sandwiches, and salads, and/or explore the other options available while out on the trails from farm-to-table gourmet and winery bistros to waterfront restaurants and sports bars.
Beyond the Booze
The Finger Lakes are more than just wine and beer! Whether you're looking to expand your cultural horizons with world-class museums; get your adrenaline pumping with some auto racing; relax with unique local shopping; or explore the outdoors on a boat, horse, glider, or your own two feet, you'll never be bored here!