Winter is a picturesque time of year on Chautauqua Lake. Fresh fallen snow and icicle-tipped branches frame beautiful scenes found all over Webb’s Resort. Some might think this late time of the year might not be the best for traveling north, but once you’re here you’ll see that the cozy comfort of a New York winter is an experience you shouldn’t miss.
And the Chautauqua Lake area provides so much to do, even during the year’s shortest days. This region of Western New York includes a lot of natural terrain that provides spectacular views, close access to the Great Lakes and a number of establishments that are sure to entertain connoisseurs of wine or beer.
Lake Erie Wine Country is a 50-mile stretch of nearly unbroken vineyards and wineries running along Lake Erie between Buffalo, NY, and Erie, PA. The nearby village of Westfield, situated just a short drive away from Webb’s, is home to many acres of fragrant grapevines stretching out along the coast of one of America’s largest lakes. Wine tours are still available during the winter months for tourists who want to sample the best vino that the Chautauqua region has to offer.
Half an hour in the other direction sits one of the area’s proudest brewers of fine craft beers, the Southern Tier Brewing Company. Go take a trip to the brewery yourself and sample fresh pints of their seasonal drafts, like 2XMas or Old Man, a rich, heavy beer full of hops and only available during the holiday season. Tours of the brewery are available throughout the year and visitors can even bring their own 64-ounce growlers to fill with any of Southern Tier’s beer varieties.
Just because the cold is setting in doesn’t mean that you have to wait six months to treat yourself and your family to an exciting getaway. Call Webb’s Resort and ask for information about our winter stay packages. We’d love to see you stop in soon!