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January 2023 at Grayhaven ♡

Happy January, motel lovers!
Hope you are well in this the new year.

We are happy to announce that 2023 continues to bring much-needed (and some missed!) creative endeavors for Grayhaven. To keep abreast of current offerings, visit our website’s events page + follow us on Instagram. If you have an idea for a community event, or have an event of your own coming up that you would like to host here, please reach out! Collaborating with this talented creative community brings us so much joy!

Read on to discover what we are highlighting for the first month in this fresh, new year…

Ski, Stay + Play Weekend
Winter is a beautiful time here in the Finger Lakes! Frozen waterfalls, cross country skiing, bonfires, wine tasting and more. Enjoy 10% off of your room rate and a bottle of one of our favorite Finger Lakes wines to enjoy by the wood stove in our guest lounge, or while bird watching from your room.

Sweetheart Retreat
Wether you’re looking ahead to February, or just want some relaxing down time with minimal planning, let Grayhaven support you in your romantic (or BFF!) getaway! Check in early and settle into a glass of bubbly and a fun array of local snacks. Head down the road to Rasa Spa and enjoy one of their many relaxing treatments or maybe a massage using the gift card we’ve purchased for you. Mosey on over to dinner at one of our many fantastic local restaurants. Learn more about this and other Grayhaven Packages page HERE.

Visit our waterfalls in winter!
Iced over and dusted with snow, our waterfalls can be stunning in wintertime. Click here for a quick guide on where to go. Don’t forget to read + heed any park-posted signs. Be safe and enjoy!

Keep your eye on our Instagram account; there are always fun motel happenings that we love to share!

Last but not least, here’s the list of January events happening here and near Grayhaven.
Hope you’re able to join us for one or all. 

Upcoming Events near the Grayhaven Motel…Highlighting the Cayuga Nature CenterJanuary Gallery:

Here at Grayhaven we are continuing to admire Keith Millman’s show, Pictures from My Boat. Stop by during office hours to see Keith’s show through January 27th.

Saturday, January 28th: Winter Tree ID Walk from 2-3pm at the Cayuga Nature Center (this one seems more geared towards adults).  

Anywintertime: Take a detour to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the trails at Cayuga Nature Center. Bonus points: follow the All Peoples Trail + bring a Grayhaven Charcuterie Kit to enjoy by Denison Falls! Visit for more information on booking and events!

If you’re looking for a fun weekend away, any weekend is a good one to visit the Finger Lakes. Here are our January suggestions.

Recommended weekend itinerary for January:

FRIDAY: Start at the Gallery at South Hill to view Reid Palmer’s “Black + White”, head down the hill and park near the commons, your next stop is a cocktail, or mocktail(!), at the Watershed before  popping into the SOAG to view Looking Forward Looking Back, an exhibit featuring artworks from 13 member artists. Now it’s time for dinner, maybe you’ve already made a reservation at local favorite Moosewood, or are more of the walk in kind of diner, Mia.

SATURDAY: Bundle up + start the day at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, then head to the Mullestein Winter Garden at Cornell Botanical Garden to view what horticultural beauty can thrive in a northern winter. If you’re feeling up for a winter hike, continue across the road to the F.R. Newman Arboretum (so peaceful in winter!).

SUNDAY: Drink coffee and read the Sunday NYTimes in the lounge by our wood stove. Check out at 11am and head to brunch at StoneBend Farm, offered from 10am on! 

Any morning, FRIDAY – SUNDAY!: Drink coffee and read the NYTimes in the lounge by our wood stove. Check out at 11am and head to brunch at Cafe DeWitt downtown and shop a little in the DeWitt Mall (an historical building that used to be a school!). 

Winter rates and multi night discounts are active on the website
See you soon!

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