Welcome to Downtown Skaneateles, NY

Once you arrive you will understand

"Once you arrive you will understand"

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A little about Skaneateles

All seasons show a different side of our natural beauty around our blue, clear lake. All of our businesses will welcome you, and you will enjoy the quieter pace of life on the streets of Skaneateles. If coming from afar, be sure to book a room at one of the many cozy inns, motels, hotels, or B&B's. In our historic downtown district, shops and galleries are housed in restored buildings dating back to 1796. Browse for unique foods, distinctive fashions, original art, home accessories, a special antique. Relax at a restaurant or tavern; the atmosphere may be casual and lively or quietly gracious, but the menu is always tempting

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The history of Skaneateles

The area was part of the former Central New York Military Tract. The town of Skaneateles was formed in 1830 from the town of Marcellus. Early turnpikes facilitated development, as mentioned in the article about the village of Skaneateles. The town was noted for participation in reform movements prior to the Civil War. The utopian Skaneateles Community in 1843 acquired and successfully operated a large farm and developed small industries, but ultimately failed because of internal difficulties, as well as external concern about its unorthodox social practices. Locally it was sometimes called "No God," because of the atheistic views of members. The Skaneateles Community published a newspaper, the "Comunitist" [sic] between 1844 and 1846, when the community dissolved. Buildings are extant, known as "Community Place," now serving a bed-and-breakfast function.

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22 Jordan St
Skaneateles, New York

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Businesses in Skaneateles, New York

Here is a collection of downtown Skaneateles, New York businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.




Diverse contemporary art collection


Maresella Galleries


Specializing in Contemporary & 19th Century Paintings


Snake Oil Glassworks


A privately owned hot glass studio


10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn


Beautiful in any season


Arbor House Inn & Suites


The perfect mix of history and modern amenities


Gray House


A Victorian B&B offering a relaxing stay


Mirbeau Inn and Spa


Gracious hospitality, award winning dining and a world class Spa


The Redd Rose Bed & Breakfast


Built in the 1850''s and is situated on a 3.24 acre wooded lot


Shotwell Memorial Park

Museums / Attractions


Bluewater Grill


Casual dining on Skaneateles Lake


Daniel's Grill


Upscale casual dining


Lake House Pub


Your new neighborhood pub


Rosalie's Cucina


Italian Cucina built with great love


Skaneateles Bakery


We take pride in using high-quality, local ingredients





Brown Dog Antiques


A selection of old and new for your home and your life




Classic and contemporary clothing for women


Paris Flea


We embrace a mix of new and old


Skaneateles Antique Center


Two levels of quality antiques and accessories


The Kinder Garden


A charming children's boutique