10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

10 Fitch Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl Barber

10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn ~ Top 10 Marriage Hacks To Keep Your Love Thriving 1 Feb 2016, 3:37 pm

Top 10 Marriage Hacks To Keep Your Love Thriving

Yeah, not just alive but thriving! 

Me & hubby 

June 2016 hubs and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were very young when we married, 17 and 20, and everyone we knew said it would never last.  Truthfully, for the first 7 years there were many times when all that kept us together was not wanting all those people to be right!  But during that time, and all the years since, we learned a few things about marriage, love and commitment that have helped us weather all the storms and have kept our love for each other thriving.  I hope you find them helpful too.



  1. Plan for physical intimacy.  This is absolutely critical. As time goes on and our lives get busier and busier, passionate, spontaneous sex just doesn’t happen much. Maybe you’re just too tired or there really hasn’t been an opportune time for all the stars to align and put the two of you in the mood at the same time with little or no chance of interruption. There is nothing wrong with scheduling your intimate rendezvous with your spouse.  In fact, to do so is very thoughtful and loving. Physical intimacy is so important in a marriage, that deep connection and time set apart for the two of you to be focused on nothing else but each other and deepening that bond between you. If it’s not happening on a regular basis then you definitely need to plan for it.
  2. Make a Marriage Bucket List - write down everything you want to do together. Trips you want to go on, hobbies to take up, projects to complete - spend some time talking about things you’d like to do as a couple and make a list of the ones you both agree are things you should do. You will learn a lot about each other as you make your list and you will have a lot of fun doing it. Try to set a general, tentative, date for the completion of each thing on your list - for example, next week, next spring, by 2018, before we celebrate our 25th anniversary, etc.
  3. Make a game out of doing the chores - Come up with a prize, either something you agree on as THE prize or agree that whoever wins gets to choose something. It can be anything - favorite treat, a full body massage, you agreeing to do one of their chores for a week, dinner and a movie, cleaning their car, you get the idea. Next, assign each other, and agree upon, a task or list of tasks to complete.  The first one done gets the prize or gets to pick a prize ;)
  4. Make your marriage a priority - Have regular date nights.  Actually put them on the calendar, at least once a month, doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy but it should be just about the two of you…together, for several hours, talking (but not about jobs, kids or money), connecting, laughing, sharing. This is soon important and is one of the reasons why 10 Fitch is an adults only, romantic escape.  We know how vital this is. and want to be a part of helping couples connect in meaningful, lasting ways with each other.  When our boys were young we couldn't afford to do much, even paying for a sitter was often out of the question, but we did what we could to make special time to be together and not let anything else intrude.  Maybe just snuggling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a romantic movie that we watched after the kids were in bed. Later, it was going out to dinner, just the two of us, and whenever we could we would pack a bag and take a little romantic escape, even just for one night at a nearby motel, so we could reconnect and be totally away from all the demands of our lives.
  5. Say I love you every day, throughout the day.  Not just in person and face to face, leave a note where your spouse will find it, in the bathroom, car or on the fridge.  Text or message them.  Call and say, “I just wanted to tell you I love you and am thinking about you.”  When you do say it in person you should always punctuate it with a kiss :)
  6. Hold hands often.  This warm, skin to skin contact is not only romantic but also reassuring, comforting, calming, and it re-establishes an important physical connection with the one you love. Without saying a word, when you reach for someones hand you send a powerful message that you are there for them and want to be near them.   
  7. Hold hands when you are arguing.  If things are getting a little heated in your discussion call a time out, take a deep breath, make eye contact and lovingly reach for your spouses hand.  Now don’t let go until you’ve finished your discussion. It will then be much harder for anger and harsh voices to intrude.
  8. Learn & speak frequently your spouses Love Language.  This can feel like learning a foreign language.  Seriously! The truth is that we all feel love in different ways and we tend to express it to others in the same way that we best feel it.  But this can be a problem if your spouse doesn’t feel or receive love in the same way that you do because your love language won’t “translate" to them the same. If you are going to express to them that you love them you want them to hear you, you want them to feel it right? So, you need to know their Love Language which according to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five - physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, receiving gifts. You may think you are letting your spouse know that you love them but If you are not speaking their love language they just aren’t hearing you. Let’s say your spouses love language is physical touch but you aren’t very affectionate, you can shower them with all the gifts you want or help them with chores around the house and they still are not going to feel loved by those expressions no matter how genuine or sincere they are.  You and your spouse can download an app for your smart phone to find out what your love language is and then complete the 5 week challenge to learn how to express love to them in their language.  Pretty cool! You can find out more here.
  9. Don’t let them get away!  It’s so easy to fall into the mind set that once you are married you don’t have to try so hard to win over the one you love but if you do that you are probably going to run into problems.  Don’t you remember what it was like when you first met your spouse?  Think back now… I’ll bet that you spent a lot of time thinking about them right? You paid special attention to your appearance (and theirs!) when you knew you were going to see them. You were interested in finding out as much about them as you could so you asked questions right? You wanted to be with them and you did everything you could to win their heart didn’t you? And do you remember what that felt like, being with them then? That’s what it was like to fall in love. Well for goodness sake, don’t let them get away now!  You won your spouses heart but it’s a fact that you still have to work to keep it!
  10. Love and be more committed to your marriage than you are to your spouse.  What? I know, it sounds odd but truthfully, in this day and age of disposable marriages and couples leaving one another for practically any reason or no reason at all, if you truly want your marriage to last you
    are going to have to be more committed and invested in your marriage than you are to your spouse.  You and your spouse are human and are going to mess up at times, sometimes you aren’t going to like each other very much, you are going to disappoint one another, you are going say and do things that hurt each other and the truth is that you are probably going to go through some really terrible times in your marriage. It’s just a fact of married life so you have to be just as committed to the marriage today, and every single day, as you were the first day of your married life together.  This commitment is deeper than the commitment you made to each other and will keep you in it for the long haul no matter what your spouse does or says or how you feel about them. It’s not about resolve, to stick it out and endure no matter how horrible it gets! No, this is about love, the kind of love that is unconditional and not based on feelings or your spouses performance but on a choice, on an act of your will. This kind of a commitment will keep you together and coming out of every single difficult situation a stronger and better person and with stronger, deeper love and devotion for your spouse. It is the cement that will keep your marriage in tact and flourishing through any storm that comes your way.
If you aren't already putting into practice these 10 hacks I would encourage you to do so and to see what a difference they make in your marriage!
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10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn - February Finger Lakes Romantic Getaway Specials 29 Jan 2016, 10:20 am

Valentines Day is just around the corner!  This year it falls on a Sunday but Monday is Presidents Day so it makes for a nice long holiday weekend.  Can't get away that weekend?  Not to worry!  We celebrate this romantic day of love all month long here at 10 Fitch located in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes wine country, so if you need a little break after the holiday frenzy, February is definitely a great time to come stay with us.  You know that one of the best ways that you can improve your relationship is by spending quality time together. To help you plan your romantic escape, totally hassle free, we've created some very special romantic packages, which we are offering for the month of February only.


1. Sweetheart of a Deal Package -

For the ultimate romantic experience, and for a very limited time, you can save BIG, up to $425 off the retail price, with this all inclusive, 2 night stay, romantic, indulgent package for two! 


On the day of your arrival imagine entering your suite to find a dozen roses and chocolate covered strawberries & sparkling juice to share. After you're all settled in, our licensed massage therapists will arrive to spoil you both with a 60 minute couples Swedish massage right in privacy of your suite.  Later you can enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby and excellent and restaurants before returning to 10 Fitch where you'll find romantic music playing, your bedroom illuminated with flickering candlelight, silk rose petals strew on your bed, a box of chocolates and a goodie bag filled with fun romantic items to enjoy during your stay and take home to enjoy later.

The next day enjoy a gourmet breakfast in your room before your driver picks you up and takes you out on a private 6 hour tour of the Cayuga Wine Trail region. Bring your Vino Visa coupon book and enjoy discounts and free tastings at participating wineries.

After a day of exploring you can return to 10 Fitch and relax in your suite.  At the appointed time we will deliver to you a charming rattan picnic basket filled with a bottle of sparkling juice, cheese & crackers, fresh fruit, grilled panini sandwiches, chips, and homemade soup, all the fixings for a romantic in-suite picnic, especially nice in front of your fireplace. After dinner we will return with your warm sweetheart brownie and vanilla ice cream, dessert to share, how romantic!  The rest of the evening is yours to relax and enjoy each other!

You will enjoy breakfast in the dining room before checking out and you will take home two 10 Fitch mugs as a keepsake so you can remember your stay each time you drink from them. Plus we will give you a $50 Gift Certificate to use on a future stay or give away as a gift! Now THAT is one big sweetheart of a deal!

This package may not be combined with any other special, discount, or offer. 

The Sweetheart Of A Deal Package includes all of the following-

  • Any available Suite for just $199 per night, 2 night minimum required - (excludes Valentines Weekend) 
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Sparkling Juice
  • A Dozen Roses
  • Candle light, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
  • Private in suite couples massage
  • Romantic en-suite picnic dinner
  • 6 hour winery / sightseeing tour of Finger Lakes Region
  • BONUS: Vino Visa Coupon Book to use on wine trail
  • Romantic & Fun Goodie Bag 
  • Box of Chocolates
  • Two 10 Fitch Logo Mugs
  • gratuity for Massage therapists
  • gratuity for winery tour driver
  • BONUS: $50 Future Stay Gift Certificate 
To check availability or book this package CLICK HERE
 

2. Truly, Madly, Deeply In Love Package

Save $66 off the regular price PLUS an *additional 10% off the regular room rate on a 2 night minimum stay, with this limited time special!

Celebrate your deep and abiding love for each other here at 10 Fitch with this romantic add on package, available only for the month of February. It's the perfect way to treat the love of your life to a special and unforgettable romantic escape in one of our three suites, each with cozy fireplaces to snuggle up in front of, the most comfortable beds dressed in amazing linens and luxurious, private baths.

The Truly, Madly Deeply Package includes all of the following:

  • A Dozen Red Roses
  • Candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
  • Breakfast in-suite one morning
  • In-suite 60 minute Swedish couples massage
  • Cheese plate & sparkling juice
  • Box of chocolates
  • Romantic Goodie Bag
  • Gratuity for massage therapists
  • 10% discount off your room rate
Room cost & taxes are additional

To check availability or book this package CLICK HERE



3. Sweet On You Package - Available with Stays of just 1 or more nights

Can't get away for more than 1 night or maybe you just want to add a little extra something to your stay? You can make it extra sweet by adding this package to your romantic escape at 10 Fitch and save $36! Room rate and taxes are in addition to the package price.

The Sweet On You Package includes:

  • Dozen Red Roses
  • A Box of Belgian Chocolates & Sparkling Juice
  • Romantic Goodie bag
  • Our romantic candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
  • Our complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay
Room cost & taxes are additional

To check availability or book this package CLICK HERE
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Auburn, NY - February 1st - February 29th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 25 Jan 2016, 6:00 am

10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn is the place to be in February! Our specialty is love & romance, as is February in the Finger Lakes. We would love to pamper and take care of you and your special someone. 

Here are some events we found going on around 10 Fitch for the month of February:

Feb. 3rd - Movies at The Mack : Bringing Up Baby, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY.  Theater Mack Presents Movies at the Mack. First Showing at 2:00 PM & Second Showing at 7:00 PM. $3 Admission. Showing Bringing Up Baby (1938) Directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant. Call 315-253-8051 for more info or visit http://theatermack.org/events.php

Feb. 11th - 21stSyracuse Winterfest 2016, Syracuse NY
From the center of downtown Syracuse to surrounding areas throughout Onondaga County, everyone joins in the celebration. Kids will be kids, even when they’re middle-aged. And there are no age limits when it comes to enjoying the displays, entertainment, games and culinary delights created by hundreds of hands. What a Party!
With more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs, various competitions plus an abundance of other activities, Syracuse Winterfest draws the second largest audience in all of Central New York. Lucky Us! It was 32 years ago when winter in Central New York was not such a wonderful time. We still have the snow, the ice, and the cold, but now that Winterfest is here, you can delay your southern vacations to enjoy the celebration.

Feb. 11th - Feb. 21st - The Post Standard Treasure Hunt! The 29th annual Treasure Hunt, presented by The Post-Standard and syracuse.com, begins Thursday, Feb. 11th and ends when the medallion is found or at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21st. if it’s not found. A 1.5-inch plastic medallion is hidden somewhere in Onondaga County. Follow the daily clues in The Post-Standard, ePost-Standard, syracuse.com and Twitter @syracusedotcom. Join the conversation at #PStreasurehunt.
Find the medallion and you’ll win $1,000. Double that to $2,000 if you’re a home-delivered subscriber. See The Post-Standard, ePost-Standard and syracuse.com/treasure-hunt for complete contest rules. Call (315) 676-2496 for more information!

Feb. 13th - Starry, Starry Night Wine Dinner, Vineyard Restaurant at Knapp Winery, 2770 County Road 128, Romulus, NY. Twinkle lights and flickering candles- just a couple of nuances to set the tone for a very special Valentine Dinner for your Valentine. Our chef promises to create a special dinner made for family, friends or your special someone in mind and he guarantees a better idea than roses and chocolate. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90 pp, includes tax and gratuity. Call 1-800-869-9271 for more information.


Feb. 13th - Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting, 2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY. Love is in the air this Valentine's Day. Bring your sweetheart, friend, neighbor and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma's winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important wintering warbler habitats. Fees apply. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm. Call (315) 365-3580 for more information.


Feb. 14th - Special Valentine’s Day Sunday Tour and Shore Package, The BoatYard Grill, 525 Old Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. Join us for a special Tour and Dinner package, featuring our Seneca Vinifera tour featuring wines paired with chocolate, followed by a Valentine's Day dinner at The Boatyard Grill. Together, Experience! The Finger Lakes and The Boatyard Grill are offering a Sunday Tour and Shore Package! Enjoy one of Experience! The Finger Lakes half-day wine tours on either Cayuga or Seneca Lake followed by dinner at The Boatyard Grill. Tour departs at 12pm right from The Boatyard Grill and returns by 5:30, just in time for a dinner and a sunset. Guests will receive a welcome local wine or beer upon arrival for dinner. Includes: - One seat on a half-day experience,  $30 gift card towards dinner that evening. - Welcome glass of local wine or beer upon arrival for dinner after your tour. Price: $125.00 per person. This price includes the above and the transportation, tasting fees, added services, and special food pairings. This price is associated with our public tours which require a minimum of 5 guests. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Website : http://experiencefingerlakes.com/packages/sunday-tour-and-shore-package/



Feb. 14th - Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale, 5857 Ny-96 Farmington, NY. Here is a perfect antidote for cabin fever: On Sunday, February 14, 2016 the 17th annual Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale will be held at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. There will be over 40 quality antique dealers displaying their wares. Wares typically include country and period furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting fixtures, jewelry, postcards, paintings and books, linens, and all kinds of antique accessories. 9 am - 4 pm. Admission: $6.



Feb. 16th - Winter Bird’s Nest, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenvolt Rd, Sterling, NY. Now that the leave are off the trees it is easier to find them and you might be surprised at how close they are to the trials you hiked this summer. Come out to the Sterling Nature Center for a winter birds' nest walk and discover their not so hidden secret nesting spots and learn how to identify the bird from the nest.
FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events

Feb. 17th - Snowshoe Hike, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling, NY. Come to the Sterling Nature Center
and explore the winter landscape on our new snowshoes. Learn how to navigate safely while wearing snowshoes and venture out into the winter world to observe signs of wildlife. If there isn’t enough snow for snowshoe we will still go for a winter hike to explore the fields and forests of the nature center. The programs are free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather; snowshoes will be available if needed. 1pm-3pm. Admission: Free. Call (315) 947-6143 for more information.

Feb. 19th - Feb. 21st - Chocolate and Wine, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, 2 N. Franklin St. #320, Watkins Glen, NY. Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling chocolates, or foods prepared with chocolate, creatively paired with wine. Over the 2-1/2 day event, visit 30 unique participating wineries and enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation. And with the event's proximity to Valentine's Day, spending the weekend with a loved one, sampling wine and eating an diverse variety of chocolate and chocolate-themed dishes, there is no better way to your love for each other than by enjoying this weekend-long event, together. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply.


Feb. 20th - Feb. 21st - Cayuga Wine Trail’s 14th Annual Mardi Gras, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Travel winery to winery to sample their Mardi Gras-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also take home a recipe card featuring that dish, beads and a chance to win a prize at each winery!
Figure out the clues or riddles in a 16 clue scavenger hunt for a chance to win a case of fine wines from the Trail. Saturday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Tickets $15 and up. Call 800-684-5217 or visit cayugawinetrail.com/






Feb. 27th - Walking in a Winter Wineryland, 5986 State Route 89, Romulus, NY. Join us as we host the Montezuma Audubon Center for a guided snowshoe trek through the wood and vineyards, led by an Audubon naturalist. Come in and warm up with a wine and cheese pairing, then meet some owls and hawks up close with KrittrKris and Feathered Friends. $35/per person includes snowshoe rental and wine/cheese tasting ($30 without rental). Rain or shine (will become a hike if no snow). Pre-paid reservations are required - (315) 365-3588, or montezuma@audubon.org. Website: http://www.buttonwoodgrove.com

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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - How To Create An Amazing Sleep Experience - Part 1 22 Jan 2016, 9:15 am

Creating An Ahhhmazing Sleep Experience Part 1

 

Innsider Secret - Your Mattress Pad Matters 

It's that time of year when I am bogged down with trying to enter a years worth of Quickbooks data to get ready for tax time.  It happens every year!  My intentions are always to take the time at the beginning of the month to put everything into QB from the previous month but it never happens because..... LIFE happens! LOL  So, here I am at the end of the year scrambling again.
"A mattress pad is one of those things that our guests never see and probably don't think about when they come here but it's extremely important part of their whole sleep experience during their stay."

The other night, after spending several hours in Quickbooks, I got in my PJ's and settled down on the couch to watch a few minutes of TV as I unwound before going to bed. It was right around mid-night. I was flipping through the channels and saw that HSN was getting ready to reveal their "Todays Special Value" so, out of curiosity (uh oh) I paused to see what it was and boy am I glad I did! They have a line of exclusive bedding called the Concierge Collection and they were offering these amazing, super thick, zip-off-top mattress pads, any size, for just under $65! I was so excited! I ran back to the computer and spent the next 20 minutes or so placing my order, 2 pads for each of the guest room beds and 1 for both beds in our quarters on 3rd floor. You are probably thinking, "Really Cheryl? it's a mattress pad! Whoopty-doo!" right?  But these were not just mattress pads!

I can't tell you how many mattress pads we have purchased in the 8 years that we have owned 10 Fitch.  A Lot! A mattress pad is one of those things that our guests never see and probably don't think about when they come here but it's extremely important part of their whole sleep experience during their stay.  It has to be fresh and clean for every guest and it needs to be super plush and cloud-like and must also protect our expensive, luxurious mattresses.  But even expensive pads have been a disappointment to me because they have failed to hold up to even routine wear and wear.  Many of them literally have fallen apart after just a few washing's.  Or they stay together but the filling migrates bunches up making the pad lumpy, bumpy and very uncomfortable.  Or they just did not protect our mattresses from spills and stains they way they should have.  So when I saw THESE pads on HSN I was seriously excited.  The 4 inch super fluffy top is guaranteed not to shift or bunch up or fall apart in the washer and dryer.  It's made up of 2 layers, picture 2 slices of bread - the bottom slice (bottom 2 inches of the top) is attached to a cover that can accommodate mattresses up to 20" thick.

Now here's the cool part.  The top slice (top 2 inches) unzips from the bottom slice so you don't have to remove the whole pad from the bed to wash it.  You just unzip the top and throw that part in the washer! OMGoodness!  Ingenious I tell you! Listen, if it still doesn't sound exciting to you then maybe you should watch the demo that I watched.  Here's the recorded live demo.  They are no longer at the Special Value price but as of today, January 22, 2016, they are selling for $69.95

I am not affiliated with HSN or their Concierge Collection in any way and am not receiving any compensation for sharing this information with you, I just think that in theory, it's the best mattress pad I've ever seen and if it lives up to the demo then I am going to be one happy innkeeper.  They are on their way and I will let you know in a future blog post how we like them once they are on the beds.

"Did you know that one of the biggest triggers for night time allergies and asthma is dust mites?"

So now that I have gone on and on about my purchase I'll tell you why I decided to share this with you.  It's because I believe that a good quality,  thick, fluffy mattress pad is one of several key elements to having an ahhhmazing sleep experience.  That's exactly what we want every single guest to have when they come and stay here at 10 Fitch and in fact, we hear from our guests frequently that they did indeed have their best nights sleep ever, or in a very long time, while they were here. There are many things that we have implemented over the years to help provide that for our guests and I was thinking that I could share this knowledge with you so you can have a better nights sleep at home.

But why is a mattress pad so important you ask?  Besides adding a layer of cushiony softness mattress pads -
  1. Protect your mattress warranty
  2. Keep your mattress clean & dry (moisture in a mattress is not a good thing, not good at all.)
  3. Prolongs the life and comfort of your mattress  
  4. Help keep night time allergies in check
Did you know that one of the biggest triggers for night time allergies and asthma is dust mites?  * WARNING * I'm about to totally creep you out.  Ready? These tiny, microscopic bugs live in your mattress where they feed off skin cells that are shed every night. I know!  Gross right? So because you can't wash your mattress, you need a barrier between you and where these critters live that can be removed and easily washed.  In my book this is the numbero uno reason your mattress pad matters.

In the January 2016 newsletter I listed for our subscribers everything that makes up our "comfort cloud" beds here at the inn and give suggestions so that they can re-create the same sleep experience at home.  If you are not already subscribed to the newsletter you might want to sign up for it.  There's a place to do that right on the right hand side of the blog.
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Auburn, NY - January 1st - January 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 23 Dec 2015, 7:00 am

It sure is getting a little chilly ’round these parts! Did you know that 10 Fitch has 7 fireplaces in the Inn? Why not come for a night or two and cozy up with your honey :) We found some things to do while you are here also, around our town! 







Jan. 2nd - Fred Eaglesmith, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY.  Eaglesmith is an award-winning performer who combines funny, poignant stories and rockin’ music into an unforgettable show. Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door. For more information call 315-253-6669 or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/

Jan. 8th - Peggy Guggenheim : Art Addict, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” with Peggy Guggenheim : Art Addict.  A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists Friday 1pm & 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7pm, Wednesday 7pm. Tickets $6 For more info visit www.auburnpublictheater.org or call 315-253-6669

Jan. 9th - Owl Prowl, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. Come to the Sterling Nature Center and learn more about Owls. Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather; snowshoes will be available if needed. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trail

Jan. 9th - Wine and Movie Night,  Treleaven, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY. Treleaven Movie Nights are back! With a glass of wine or craft beer in hand, and some movie theatre snacks to share, relax on our couches and watch movies on our big screen! The cinematic good times will run every Saturday, January 9th through February 6th at 7pm. Admission tickets are $5. 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Tickets can  be purchased at the door the day of the event or in the Tasting Room Monday thru Friday, 10AM-      
5PM. Please call 315.364.5100 to purchase tickets or for more information. Limit 50 tickets per event so please RSVP today!

Jan. 9th - Jan. 18th - Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.  The Seneca Lake Wine Trail's 2016 event season launches with our annual Bargain Bash! Unlike our other events, this week long sales event does not require tickets. Think of Bargain Bash as being like a big, Trail-wide spring cleaning, garage sale where the early bird gets the proverbial worm! Participating wineries take the opportunity to clean out their inventory and drop prices on select items consisting of everything from wine, to wine glasses, clothes and other retail items. This event will be held January 9-18, 2016 during each winery's regular business hours. Website : http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/bargain-bash.html

Jan. 14th - Loren Barrier and Austin Graveling, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. 7:30pm - 9:30pm.  The songs of Austin Gravelding in an evening with Austin & Loren. New songs, old stories, and a good time. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15. For more information call 315-253-6669 or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/

Jan. 15th - Jan. 17th - Pasta and Wine Weekend, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious pasta themed dishes paired with wine at 33 participating wineries. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling pasta dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.) Website : http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/pasta-wine-weekend.html

Jan. 23rd -  Sunset and Moonrise Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. Today the sunsets at about the same time as the moon rises just a few minutes after 5PM. The Sterling Nature Center invites you to enjoy a nice winter hike encompassing these two celestial events. "Whooo" knows what you might see or hear during this twilight walk; owls, fox, deer, fisher, turkey or other creatures of the winter might be about. Even if we do not see any wildlife it will be an interesting way to observe the wetlands, woodlands and fields by the light of the setting sun and the rising full moon. Snowshoes will be available if needed. 4:30pm-6:00pm. FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events

Jan. 31st - 8th Annual Bridal Show at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. 12:00 to 3:00pm, Free Admission to the Public! Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, a strolling bridal fashion show and a plethora of fantastic vendors from florists and cake vendors to photographers and DJ’s! Admission is free to the public. Couples are encouraged to pre-register at http://www.glenora.com/Weddings/Bridal-Show-2016
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Auburn, NY - Dec. 14th - Dec. 31st, Events in the FingerLakes Near 10 Fitch 11 Dec 2015, 9:00 am

Peace at Christmas and all year long, that is our Christmas wish this year. While we get ready for the holiday here at the Inn, there are many events going on in and around our town during this time of year. 

Check out www.AuburnDownTown.Org for more events and places to enjoy!



Dec. 14th - Dec. 19th - Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 68977 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY. SHOW TIMES VARY. For the first time ever – it’s Christmas at the Playhouse! The legendary Plaids return to spread yuletide joy with the greatest Holiday hits of the ages. Call the box office 315-255-1785/1-800-457-8897 for more information or visit http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2015-season/forever-plaid-plaid-tidings/index.html

Dec. 15th - Dec.20th - Irving Berlin’s White Christmas : The Musical, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Rochester this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana. IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. Website: http://www.rbtl.org


Dec. 17th - Dec. 19th  - Seward House Museum Candle Light Tours,  33 South Street, Auburn, NY.  6pm & 7pm. Guided evening tours of the elegant museum decorated for the holidays. Admission $15 Adults, $12 Children. Website : http://www.sewardhouse.org


Dec. 19th & Dec. 20th -  Christmas in the Finger Lakes Holiday Variety Show, West Middle School, 217 Genesee St., Auburn. 3 and 6 p.m. Featuring holiday song and dance by Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience, tap performer Alex Cowings and international producer Sean McLeod. Tickets $22 adults, $18 seniors and students; tickets available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at The Citizen, 25 Dill St., Auburn. Proceeds go to the Warm the Children program.

Dec. 19th - 19th Annual Olde Tyme Christmas, Weedsport, NY. Join the Village of Weedsport on the 3rd Saturday of Each December for activities, food, shopping and fun to support the local food pantry! The event starts at 10:00 with the kickoff of the Olde Tyme Christmas Races through the village of Weedsport and continues until 3:00 pm with various activites in several locations throughout the village.  Visit http://www.weedsportchamber.org/event-2063577 for more info or info@weedsportchamber.org

Dec. 20th - Pipe Organ Concert, Saint Mary’s Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn, NY.  7:30pm to 9:00 pm. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 1890 Carl Barckhoff Organ (OHS Cited), and also to highlight their 1872 Garrett House Organ (also OHS cited), Saint Mary's Church is hosting FREE pipe organ concerts in Advent. Featuring:  Edoardo Bellotti (Christmas music, Improvisations, and other great things). The 1877 stone Gothic church is handicap-accessible. Visit http://www.stmaryauburn.org/ or call for more details (315)-252-9545.

Dec. 31st - New Years Eve  at Glenora Wine Cellars, 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY.  For Reservations call 1-800-243-5513 or info@glenora.com. Ring in 2016 at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars! The New Year’s Eve package is packed full of exciting perks for a celebration you won’t forget. An evening of dining, dancing and of course, Finger Lakes wine, awaits!
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Auburn, NY - Dec. 1st - Dec. 13th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 23 Nov 2015, 7:30 am

We, at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn,  would like to extend good wishes to all, especially at this time of year. We are grateful for a wonderful year and for all the people we have met and cared for here. 

Happy Holidays to all, wishing good tidings to you and your families! 




The following is a list of enjoyable events we have found are going on around our town, Auburn, NY. 

Nov. 27th - Dec. 24th - 21st Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, NY. An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24,  from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Check out the calendar of events online at http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/events-a-attractions/dickens-christmas


Dec. 1st - Dec. 23rd - Third Annual Festival of Trees, Ward O’Hara Agricultural, 6880 NY-38A, Auburn, NY. Museum decorated with over 25 treesWeekdays from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Dress warmly! For more information call (315) 252-7644 or email tquill@cayugacounty.us or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Ag-Museum/Special-Events.

Dec. 2nd - Dec.4th - 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY. Experience the holidays and the hustle and bustle of our 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, a recipe collection and an ornament from each of the 16 wineries. You will also receive a Shopper’s Card good at each winery for a discount off your purchase during the event. Travel winery to winery to sample their holiday-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also leave each winery with a recipe card featuring that dish, and an ornament unique to that location.
Event Hours: Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek.
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
On Saturday, you can start at 9am at both King Ferry and Long Point wineries only.
*Note: Thirsty Owl Wine Co. is a new starting point, however, they are NOT participating on Friday. They are an option to help with the flow of traffic throughout the day and the congestion in the middle of the trail. Do not choose them if you plan on starting on Friday!
Tickets: Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once.
Single tickets are $40 and include: 1 souvenir wine glass, 1 grapevine wreath, 1 set of 16 ornaments, 1 recipe collection and 1 shopper’s card. You will also get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery. Couple’s tickets are $60 and include: 2 souvenir wine glasses, 1 grapevine wreath, 1 set of 16 ornaments, 1 recipe collection and 1 shopper’s card. Each person will get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery.
Discounted designated driver tickets are available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine.  They also get a DD mug, rather than a wine glass. $20 for a single, $30 for a couple. A couple’s DD ticket consists of one person who drinks and one person who does not.
Be sure to buy your tickets early, we have a limited amount available per weekend. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-684-5217 and are no longer available at Wegman’s.

Dec. 3rd - Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! Website for more information: http://www.ticketmaster.com/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker-rochester-new-york-12-03-2015/event/00004E7BE33E845B?artistid=834652&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=12

Dec. 4th - Dec. 19th -  Seward House Museum Candle Light Tours, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 6pm & 7pm. Guided evening tours of the elegant museum decorated for the holidays. Admission $15 Adults, $12 Children. Website : http://sewardhouse.org



Dec. 5th - Dec. 6th - Holiday Open House Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY. Free Admission , craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa! Enjoy a reduced price Make Your Own Glass experience (first come, first served). Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa ($6, reservations required) reserve your tickets now! Don’t miss the Annual Studio Glass Sale! Find unique handmade glass gifts made by artists who teach and work at The Studio. Live Music, Crafts and More Hear local caroling groups and bands of all ages as they provide live holiday music throughout the Museum. Decorate (and eat!) a holiday cookie, and enjoy holiday crafts (nominal fee) and a general atmosphere of holiday cheer, all weekend long! Breakfast or Lunch with Santa A holiday tradition continues at The Corning Museum of Glass! For only $6 per person, enjoy Breakfast (8:30 am) or Lunch (12 pm) with Santa in the Museum’s Auditorium, with live entertainment provided. Reservations are required,  reserve your tickets now online at http://www.cmog.org/event/holiday-open-house.

Dec. 5th - Christmas in Aurora, Main Street, Aurora, NY. Join the charming Village of Aurora as it comes to life with caroling, trimmed trees, hot cocoa and more. Take advantage of shopping specials throughout the village as well. Sponsored by the Aurora Arts and Merchants Association. Website for more information: http://visitaurorany.com/

Dec. 5th  - Annual Sparkle, Historic Market Street, Corning, NY. Join us for the 41st annual culmination of the Crystal City Christmas Events Season. Featuring horse and carriage rides, shopping and dining promotions, outdoor entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy craft and food vendors, holiday carolers, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. A favorite for generations that’s not to be missed! This year's event includes the Selfless Elf 5K and ends with fireworks! Website : http://gafferdistrict.com/events/sparkle.html

Dec. 5th & Dec. 6th - Floating Four Ring Double Wedding Ring, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. December 5, 9am – Sun, December 6, 5pm. This two day class will focus on making a Four Ring Double Wedding Ring Quilt. You can make the sample as is, or just come to start making your own.  Whichever you prefer!  Either way, you will learn the tricks to take the fear out of curved piecing, and tackle this fabulous pattern.  Learn Victoria's secrets to save you time! Who: All levels. Teacher: Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Cost: $240 members/ $250 non-members. Call (315) 255-1553 for more information or visit http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/classes_studio.cfm

Dec. 6th - Pipe Organ Concert, Saint Mary's Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn NY. 7:30pm – 9:00pm. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 1890 Carl Barckhoff Organ (OHS Cited), and also to highlight their 1872 Garrett House Organ (also OHS cited), Saint Mary's Church is hosting FREE pipe organ concerts in Advent. Featuring: Jacob Fuhrman followed by Benedictine Compline sung by the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum. The 1877 stone Gothic church is handicap-accessible. Visit http://www.stmaryauburn.org/ or (315)-252-9545 for more details.


Dec. 9th - Dec. 19th - Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 68977 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY. SHOW TIMES VARY. For the first time ever – it’s Christmas at the Playhouse! The legendary Plaids return to spread yuletide joy with the greatest Holiday hits of the ages. Call the box office (315)-255-1785/1-800-457-8897 for more information or visit http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2015-season/forever-plaid-plaid-tidings/index.html

Dec. 12th - All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner, Vineyard Restaurant at Knapp Winery, 2770 County Road 128, Romulus, NY. It’s December so of course presents come to mind. Imagine your dinner full of presents as all dishes will be somehow wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, phyllo, bacon and en papillote. Expect an aromatic and dazzling display of distinctive foods –all wrapped up. The only thing missing will be the bow! This five-course dinner will be served with Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets online at http://www.knappwine.com/product/All-Wrapped-Up-Wine-Dinner?pageID=a1e34102-06ae-266d-7994-bad24a925c2e&sortBy=DisplayOrder&maxRows=10& to reserve your spot.

Dec. 13th - Christmas at The Museum Open House, 6880 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. All are invited back in time, and back to their childhood. The Museum/Ed Center will be decorated and the tree will be trimmed. There will be horse drawn wagon rides and musical entertainment. Santa will arrive at 12:30 PM on a horse drawn wagon and will talk to children about their Christmas lists. There will be special food and drink available. Come decorate some Christmas cookies, make some Christmas decorations and enter the Christmas contests. Admission and parking is free. Guided tours will be available and the gift shop will be open for unique Christmas gifts. Come join in the fun. Noon - 4PM. Admission: FREE

Dec. 13th - Holiday Traditions, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Free and open to the public. Open house of Auburn's Historic and Cultural Sites. Free admission to the Seward House Museum, Willard Memorial Chapel, Schweinfurth Art Center, Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum, Harriet Tubman Home and more. All decked out for the holidays, with tours, musical entertainment, refreshments and more. 12-5pm Admission: FREE

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Auburn, NY - Nov. 14th - Nov. 30th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 4 Nov 2015, 7:00 am

It is getting much colder now, the leaves have fallen from our beautiful trees, and the snow is floating in the air around our homes. The darkness in the early evening is upon us, but the warmth in our hearts continues to hold steady for our beloved Finger Lakes. Won’t you join us to see what we have to offer in and around 10 Fitch Romantic Luxurious Inn.





Nov. 12th - Dec. 13th - Festival of Trees, The Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. The magnificent Granger Homestead located in the Finger Lakes, will be sparkling with more than 100 trees, wreaths, tabletop decorations and gift baskets beautifully created by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Mon-Wed+Sun/1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs-Fri/1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat(& Fri. Nov. 28) 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed on Thanksgiving Day. Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors & Members, $1 Students K-12, Free under age 5. Visit http://grangerhomestead.org, for more information.

Nov. 14th - Nov. 15th - Weekend Workshop: Beginning Glassblowing, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY.  Learn the basics of blowing and manipulating glass in this two-day workshop. We will create simple glass objects, such as colorful paperweights, flowers, free-form sculptures, and vessels. No glassworking experience is required. Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm. **Only 2 spots left as of 10/29** Visit http://www.cmog.org/glassmaking, for more information.

Nov. 19th - Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY. 7:00pm. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2015 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Tickets: $59.50/$49.50/$29.50. For tickets call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.




Nov. 20th - Barrel of Laughs, Comedy Night, New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Join us for a night of laughs at The New York Wine & Culinary Center! The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour will bring its exciting show to our Sands Gallery, featuring an evening of hysterical entertainment as you kick back and relax with friends. Enjoy food stations created by the NYWCC culinary team in our Wine Spectator Theater before you make your way to the Sands Gallery for the entertainment. After the show, you're invited to continue your evening at our Upstairs Bistro bar area which will feature a DJ and exciting bar selections until midnight! The Not Too Far From Home Stand Up Comedy Tour stars comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is “not too far from home.” All the comedians either live in or have ties to upstate New York or other parts of the Northeast and have been performing professionally for years. Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional standup comedy world for a night of laughter. For more information visit www.thenottoofarfromhomecomedytour.com. *Please note, if you would like to sit as a group, we highly suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early. We will try our best to accommodate your request, but due to space limitations, accommodations may not be possible. Check out https://www.nywcc.com/events/1423757044/barrel-laughs-comedy-night, for more information.


Nov. 20th - Nov. 23rd - 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, All 16 Member Wineries, 2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY. Experience the holidays and the hustle and bustle of our 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, a recipe collection and an ornament from each of the 16 wineries. You will also receive a Shopper’s Card good at each winery for a discount off your purchase during the event. Travel winery to winery to sample their holiday-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also leave each winery with a recipe card featuring that dish, and an ornament unique to that location.
Event Hours:
Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry,  Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek.
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Check out http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/1/22nd-annual-holiday-shopping-spree-november-20-22, for more information.

Nov. 20th - Nov. 22nd - November Deck the Halls Along Seneca Lake Wine Trail2 N Franklin St #320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. With two of these events taking place on two separate weekends, November 20-22 or December 4-6, 2015, these events are by far our most popular. Go to your chosen starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Tickets cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple. Check out http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/deck-the-halls-weekend.html, for more information.

Nov. 22nd - Parlor Music Concert, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Operatic soprano Rebecca Carr returns to the Seward House Museum for the fourth annual Parlor Music Concert, accompanied by accomplished conductor and collaborative pianist, Richard Montgomery. The magnificent atmosphere of the Seward House Museum Drawing Room and the 1872 Steinway piano will compliment Carr's voice, which is characterized as a "big, vibrant soprano" that brings "touching" and "remarkable" portrayals to the roles she performs, in a dramatic and engaging program of well-known and most beloved operatic and operetta arias. Reservations are required. Cost:$20 members, $25 general public. Call (315) 252-1283 for more information.

Nov. 27th - Dec. 24th - 21st Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, NY. An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24,  from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Check out the calendar of events online at http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/events-a-attractions/dickens-christmas




Nov. 28th - Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Fest, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY. Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Exhibit Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Sample wines from dozens of New York State wineries and distilleries, and nibble on delectable treats, browse fabulous gifts, listen to fantastic music from "Prime Time Unplugged"! All paid admissions will receive a free wine glass and a tasty treat. Buy tickets online or at all area Wegman's locations now. Tickets are $25 for wine tasters and $15 for Designated Drivers. Free wine samples are included in the price! Check out http://www.cnywineandchocolate.com, for more information.















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Auburn, NY - Nov. 6th - Nov. 14th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 26 Oct 2015, 6:00 am

With its idyllic rolling hills and sparkling lakes, the Finger Lakes region is one of New York State’s most beautiful. Known for its award-winning wineries and jaw-dropping waterfalls and gorge trails. Check out this webpage that has all you need to know about hiking those gorge trails and seeing those waterfalls in New York State!

                             
                                 This beautiful picture was taken at Watkins Glen State Park

                               


Here is something I have never tried before! It is offered every day, and for all ages, at The Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY. A 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience, offered every day, and for all ages. Are you a glass artist or a beginner looking for a more intensive experience? Take a one-day, weekend, or one- or two-week intensive glassmaking class at The Studio. You'll find classes in a variety of techniques and experience levels, with an international roster of glass artists. Open to ages ten and up, this Make Your Own Glass experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Our professional glass artists will demonstrate how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guide you through the process. You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame. Your design will be created by melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel. Staff will provide a variety of colored glass rods and will teach you several decorative patterns and shapes. Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost. Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended.

Nov. 6th -  Nov. 8th  - Studio Schweinfurth Quilting Retreat, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY. Join us for 3 days of creativity and camaraderie in our new Barbara Feinstein Sewing Studio, or bring a project for our wet studio. All fiber artists welcome whether you are quilting, felting, knitting, dyeing, or working in mixed media. Lunch included, no instructor. The retreat will run from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. Cost: $80 members/$90 non-members (3 lunches included). Call 315-255-1553 for more info or visit http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/classes_studio.cfm

Nov. 6th - “Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes” Cookbook Dinner, 9070 Ny-89 Trumansburg, NY. Family-style farmer's dinner in Bellwether's Cellar featuring cookbook recipes and Bellwether wine/cider pairings. $100/ticket: 3 course dinner with wine/cider pairings. Cookbook, a bottle of Bellwether Cider, and Lively Run cheese to take home is included in the price of the ticket. Website: http://livelyrun.com/events/cooking-with-cheese-in-the-finger-lakes-cookbook-dinner/?mc_id=1546

Nov. 7th - Bon Vivant, Hosmer Winery, 7020 Route 89, Ovid, NY. It's that time of year! Harvest is coming to an end and the wines are finding a place in the cellar as we reflect and celebrate how lucky we are for the bounty that we have. We invite you to come share this joy as we celebrate the good life at our annual Bon Vivant party. We will be serving fine Hosmer Wine by the glass and delectable edibles to enjoy with a live performance from Donna Colton. This event will be held upstairs in the barn. Saturday, November 7th, 2 -5pm A small fee will be charged for admission. Exact amount TBD. Website : www.hosmerwinery.com

Nov. 7th - Sparkling Wine & Desert Wine Pairing Event, 4565 State Route 414 Romulus, NY. Join us as we spark the holiday season with a special tasting event featuring our sparkling wines and dessert wines. With your paid tasting you’ll receive a delicious complimentary dessert pairing. And what better way to start your holiday shopping than with some excellent sales on featured wines! Be sure to browse our loaded gift shop for a huge selection of assorted gifts, stocking stuffers, and so much more! Website: http://swedishhill.com/events/event-calendar/


Nov. 10th - Nov. 15thMotown The Musical, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 10+ Run Time: TBA “MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning. It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! MotownTheMusical.com. Website: www.rbtl.org

Nov. 11th - Get Ready for The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY. Storytelling, dance, and theater presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker, featuring members of the Rochester City Ballet, and A Christmas Carol, featuring actors from Geva Theatre Center. Included with general museum admission fees. Website: www.museumofplay.org

Nov. 13th & 14th - Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Prizewinning Play: “Absinthe”, Morgan Opera House, State Route 90 & Cherry Avenue, Aurora, NY. 8:00pm-9:30pm. Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10. Call 315-364-7325 for more information or visit http://morganoperahouse.org/event/gloria-ann-barnell-peter-prizewinning-play/?instance_id=443

Nov. 14th - Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY. Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, each individual powerhouses, return to Auburn Public Theater for a rockin’ evening of covers and originals. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/professor-louie/



Nov. 14th - Inns of Aurora, Wine Dinner, Champagne & Burgundy, 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY. Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a culinary tour of France with a five course dinner paired with wines from the Bollinger House. A member of the Bollinger House and our Chef will be your culinary guides. Website: http://www.innsofaurora.com/



10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - October 15th - 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 12 Oct 2015, 6:00 am

"Autumn is a second spring, where each leaf is a flower"- (Albert Camus). How true that statement is! Here at 10 Fitch we are enjoying watching each leaf turn to a beautiful different color. Won't you join us? 

We posted this with our last entry, just wanted to share this again, so we all can keep up!
New York State Fall Foliage Report -  Check out the latest report and color progression map for the current best leaf peeping! http://www.iloveny.com/seasons/fall/foliage-report/#.VfRBS3u7EZA

Oct 15th – 16th - George Winston,  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn, NY.  
Thursday 10/15 at 7:30pm | Friday 10/16 at 8pm. Two nights of incredible music with the incomparable pianist, George Winston. In support of Calvary Food Pantry in Auburn, bring a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrance. Tickets: $32 in advance, $35 at the door.  Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/george-winston/

October 17th - Dan Naturman, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn, NY.
8pm – 10pm. The hilarious Dan Naturman is the only comedian to ever advance to the semifinals of America’s Got Talent! Tickets $15.  Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/dan-naturman-comedian/

October 17th - Chestnut Festival, 5480 Route 89, Romulus, NY.  Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! From 1pm to 6pm enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase. Website: http://goosewatch.com/events/chestnut-festival/

October 21st - Movies at the Mack, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn NY. 2:00pm – 3:30pm. The Apartment (1960) (Jack Lemmon, Shirley McClaine). Films are shown in Theater Mack on the first and third Wednesday’s of the month- at 2 pm and 7 pm.  $3. For more information call 315-253-8051 or visit http://cayugamuseum.org/movies-the-mack-classic-films-on-the-big-screen

October 23rd - Haunted History Tours of Auburn, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and to the gates of Fort Hill Cemetery, sharing macabre tales of Victorian funeral practices, the assassination attempt on Mr. Seward, the spectral sightings of Seward family pets, and other spooky accounts of folklore and history. Adults are $10, Children (12 and under) are $8. Reservations required. Please call (315) 252-1283 for more information or visit http://sewardhouse.org/2013-educational-programs/

October 23rd - NY on TAP, 800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY 14424.
A more intimate beer festival where you're not just one of many glasses - you're a fellow beer lover. You'll be able to put a face to the beers you've grown to love! Mingle and taste with breweries from across New York State who will be set up around our gorgeous facility. Sample hearty & delicious beer-friendly fare created just for you by New York Wine & Culinary chefs. All attendees receive a commemorative tasting glass. We are again offering a limited number of VIP tickets available for $60, allowing early entry into the event. VIP ticket holders enjoy an even more exclusive experience from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Click here for VIP tickets. Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1440093580/ny-tap


October 24th - Old Fashion Halloween, Ward O'Hara Agricultural, 6880 NY-38A, Auburn, NY. Old Fashion Halloween - O'Hara Agricultural Museum & Karpinski Education Center. Bring the little ones to the Museum/Ed Center for an afternoon of old fashion fun and entertainment. Visit the haunted herb garden or partake in the many activities for young and old. Face painting, coloring contests, pumpkin carving and much much more. All children are invited to come in costume and participate in the Grand Parade that will take place at 3 PM sharp. There will be Trick or Treating for all youth 12 and under throughout the museum. Costumes will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Adults are also encouraged to join in the fun and come in costume. The gift shop will be open for some early Christmas shopping. An affordable lunch will be available and tours of the museum will be conducted.For more info call 315-252-7644 or visit https://blogs.cornell.edu/ccecayuga/files/2013/07/Old-Fashioned-Halloween-Flyer-1b1uzcl.pdf

October 24th - The Seward House Museum Presents : A Harvest of History! Seward House Museum, 33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021. 2pm – 5pm. Kickoff the start of Haunted History week by learning about autumnal traditions amid the falling leaves of the Seward House gardens. Enjoy cider and donuts while strolling through the grounds and visiting outdoor stations dedicated to such topics as the historical significance of pumpkins, the bounty of the fall harvest, and the origins of nineteenth century New York ghost stories. This event is free & open to the public.  Call 315-252-1283 for more details or visit http://sewardhouse.org/calendar-of-events/?cid=all&mc_id=1473

October 27th - Murder on the Menu - Murder Mystery Dinner, Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua, NY. Cash Bar @ 5:30 pm, Buffet Dinner @ 6:30 pm. Come join in the fun and put your sleuthing skills to the test! It's going to be an evening to die for! This special Bristol Valley Theater "whodunnit" event includes a buffet dinner, the announcement of our 2016 Summer Season, drawing the winners of the Get Away Give Away raffle AND killer cookies by Michelle Alvaro! This fun-filled evening will take place at Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua. Call 585-374-9032 to reserve your seat today! All reservations must be received by October 16th. $60 per person. Website: http://www.bvtnaples.org

October 30th - Auburn Chamber Orchester Presents: Made in America, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY. Auburn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Steven Frackenpohl, will honor American composers with a concert titled “Made in America."  The performance will feature compositions by Gershwin, MacDowell, Joplin, Ives, Ellington, Frackenpohl and Sousa. 7:30pm-8:30pm. The concert is open to the general public with a $5 donation at the door. For more information, go to http://www.auburnchamberorchestra.com.

October 31st - The Great Harvest Feast, Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora, 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. Join us on Halloween for our annual harvest dinner. This year, a bountiful, Hogwarts-inspired feast will transpire featuring the best of harvest, both on the plate and in the glass. Five delicious courses will be served family style at communal harvest tables starting at 5:00 p.m.! Reservations are required as seating is limited. $75/person, plus tax & gratuity. Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306.

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