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Finger Lakes Winter Getaway

Inn on the Main, Painted Lady & Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Baby, it's cold outside. You've got two choices - hunker down in bed at home or take your lover on a weekend getaway. Since nothing kills the mood faster than lost luggage, we suggest a road trip to the Finger Lakes in upper New York State.

Dirty weekendsThe Finger Lakes is half a day's drive from many of the Northeast's major cities and a hop, skip and a jump from the Rochester and Syracuse airport. More than 100 wineries punctuate the 11 slender, finger-shaped lakes and is the largest wine producing region in the country east of California.

While foodies and oenophiles will drool with delight, GoGirlfriend visited three unique inns that will give you some new ideas about how to spend your next snow day. Hint: hot cocoa (preferably brandy-spiked) paired with sheets so soft they make you blush is our idea of paradise. Enjoy responsibly.

Inn on the Main, Canandaigua NY

Inn on the Main B&BThe Alfred Morris Gifford House is a four room Victorian-style B&B in Canandaigua, New York. While the circa-1820 exterior is pure stately beauty (mansard roof, sprawling front porch and white clapboard), don't worry about stale décor putting a damper on the mood. The combination of over-stuffed furnishings, accented with antiques and polished off with modern comforts will charm you into a state of bliss.

Oh and we should mention that we stayed in the Burrell Suite with big beautiful windows and a sun room. But we have to be honest. Fill up the Jacuzzi and steam up the view - it's more fun that way.

If you go, visit the Inn on the Main online. To see who's talking about them and to them, visit TripAdvisor or Facebook. You can also reach them by phone - 877-659-1643 - ask for Jaynee or Guy.

Painted Lady, Elmira NY

Painted Lady B&BIf you define a sexy winter getaway by curling around your lover in an oversize bed, spending hours counting snowflakes and freckles, the Painted Lady is waiting for you. Though each of the five rooms is very different, stories of romantic days gone by tie them together. The home was built in 1875 and since 2008 Butch and Marilyn Monroe (no, we're not kidding) have poured countless hours into building a secluded, urban retreat.

We stayed in the Samuel Clemmens Hideaway, a spacious, elegant room big enough for my yoga class. We recommend spending as much time as possible in the bed...but don't be late for breakfast. Seriously.

If you go, visit the Painted Lady online. To see who's talking about them and to them, visit TripAdvisor. also reach them by phone - 607-846-3500.

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Watkins Glen Harbor HotelDirectly in the Watkins Glen community (opened in 2008), the manicured gardens, waterfront terraces and spa inspired décor offer soothing respite for the weary traveler - and space to play for excitable lovers. It's earned a four diamond rating so rest assured that whichever room you pick, you'll be well taken care of.

While we didn't stay at the hotel overnight, we dined at the Blue Pointe Grill overlooking the harbor. We recommend the grilled top sirloin with spinach polenta and gorgonzola cream sauce or the quinoa stuffed eggplant with roasted red pepper polenta and pesto (if you're vegetarian) and, of course, a big bottle of wine from the Finger Lakes. If you need a suggestion, the region's best known for Rieslings and Gewürztraminers.

If you go, visit the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel online. To see who's talking about them and to them, visit Facebook (they even have a Facebook Page just for Weddings), Twitter and TripAdvisor. You can also reach them by phone - 607-535-6116.

Just in case you're struggling for something to do outside of your love nest, follow these links:

Finger Lakes Wine Trails

Ever stayed at a hotel or B&B in the Finger Lakes, New York? What's your favorite? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and let's start talking!

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