Thursday, April 28, 2016

Auburn, NY - May 1st - May 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

May the Sun bring you new energy by day, May the Moon softly restore you by night, May the Rain wash away your worries, May the Breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. - Apache Blessing 

We’d love to pamper you and your special someone this May. The trees are budding and the grass is such a beautiful green. The warmth has returned to the Finger Lakes, and we’d love to show you around! Here are some events going on around 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn during the month of May : 

May 1st - Breakfast for TiffanyThe Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn, NY. An elegant ladies' brunch celebrating women in the Auburn area. Brunch provided by OroFino Catering. Wine provided by Chateau Frank. Tiffany necklace raffle with purchase of champagne glass. Raffle baskets valued at over $150 each. Complimentary beverages and decadent desserts provided. Complimentary valet parking available. Event to support the interior restoration of Willard Memorial Chapel and hosted by the Community Preservation Committee.
Tickets $50. Limited seating. Call Kathy Walker at 315-252-0339 or visit for more info.

May 1st - The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, NY. Featuring Grace Frarey the winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition on saxaphone. The program will be Piotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare, Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)  - Concerto in E-flat Major for Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 109 (Grace Frarey - Alto Saxophone)Gustave Mahler (1860–1911) -   Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection (1888–94) 1. Allegro maestoso
Tickets $10 for adults, $7 for Students/Seniors, Under 12:FREE! Available only at the door. Check out Bristol Valley Theater for more information!

May 6th - Rochester Lilac Festival, 180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY. Thousands of fragrant lilacs, over 100 musical acts featuring national headliners, a wine & chocolate tasting, craft brew festival, parade, kids rides, entertainment and more. 10:30am-8:30pm. Admission: Free! Visit for more information.

May 7th - May 15th - Art in the Park, 485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY. Every Saturday and Sunday. The perfect chance to find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special, Art in the Park, at the Rochester Lilac Festival features the handmade creations of more than 160 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople. You'll discover unique pieces from across a variety of media including ceramics, drawings, graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood and mixed media along with specialty packaged foods and body care products. Visit for more info!

May 7th - Warbler Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. As the weather warms and the tree buds swell the woodland warblers return to their breeding grounds. Many of these small and very colorful birds are just passing through the Sterling Nature Center while others will stay and nest. Join the nature center for a relaxing walk along the trails in search of the woodland warblers. FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit

May 7th - Mother’s Day Weekend Riesling Celebration, CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Road, Auburn, NY. Treat Mom to a vertical Riesling tasting of CJS's new and vintage estate Rieslings. Mothers get free tasting!
Noon - 5PM. Call 315-730-4619 or visit for more details.

May 7th - Veggies & Varietals, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing events. Our member wineries will be preparing many innovative vegetarian dishes, and pairing them with their excellent wines. Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this one day event. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $30 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! Visit for more information!

May 8th - Making Chocolates with Mom, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, 9224 State Route 414, Lodi, NY. Join Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in a special Mother's Day celebration - craft your own artisan chocolates and pair them with their best wines, right at the winery! Make your Mom's day special - or bring Dad, Grandma, or any of your favorite friends - and enjoy making a variety of chocolate delights with chocolatier Claire Benjamin from Rue Claire Artisan Chocolates.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars will provide exquisite wine pairings for your creations, and offer fun and informative chocolate pairing tips. Sunday, May 8 2016, from 4 to 6 pm in the lakeview tasting room at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars. $35 per person $28 Lamoreaux Landing Case Club members and their guests. Call the winery at (607)-582-6011 to reserve your spaces now. Seating is very limited for this event - reserve your spaces early to ensure availability.

May 14th - First Heritage Village Craft Beverage Expo, Heritage Village, 73 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. The event is a fundraiser for the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, which operates Heritage Village, and will feature multiple tastings, a home brew competition, and a mix of live demonstrations, workshops and seminars. Ben Keene, managing editor for Beer Advocate Magazine, will be a guest speaker and will lead a discussion on the role brewing played during Colonial times, the landscape of craft brewing today, and the direction in which brewing might be headed. Everyone who attends the festival will receive a special handcrafted pottery drinking vessel made especially for the event by John Keddy, of Rocky Hill Pottery in Bath. Visitors also will have a chance to sample craft beverages from Keuka Brewing, Steuben Brewing, RailHead Brewing, Four Fights Distilling and other local craft beverage producers. Special beer-friendly food, including a cheese plate, vegetarian chili, Bratwurst, burgers and shredded barbecue chicken sandwiches, also  will be available. Noon to 4pm. $25 admission fee. All attendees must be at least 21 and be able to show valid id. Call (607) 937-5281 for more information.

May 14th - Varick Winery’s Honey Bee Jubilee, Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate one of our hardest workers, the honey bee, with complimentary honey-inspired food. 9:30am-6:00pm Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. Call (315)-549-8797 for more information.

May 14th - Auburn Public Theater presents: John Gorka, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit

May 21st - Fingerlakes Celtic Festival, 4925 Collett Road, Farmington, NY. Finger Lakes Celtic Festival” has undertaken the task of producing a unique family friendly happening in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area. We are a consolidation of three different events from this area; learning from them and striving to move forward this festival was created. 930am-8pm. Admission: $10 pre-sale or $12 at the gate. Check out for more details.

May 25th - Summer Garden Mixer: Shades of Rose`, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Located in the Garden Tent, in celebration of the perfect warm weather wine - Dry Rosé! Across New York State, wineries are creating world-class Rosé in their own unique ways. On this evening, you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of Rosé, along with other wines, from a great line-up of wineries. The New York Wine & Culinary culinary team will create delicious small bites that pair perfectly with the pretty-in-pink wine that's making a name for itself across New York State - and beyond! Bring your friends and truly celebrate Wine Wednesday. You'll even be able to purchase your favorite wine by the bottle and take advantage of Bring Your Own Bottle Night at Upstairs Bistro (no corkage fee)! $10 per person in advance. $15 per person at the door. Check out NYWCC Summer Garden Mixer for more details.

May 26th - 2300° : Bill Gudenrath, Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY. At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. 6–8 pm. Visit for more information.

May 29th - Majorpalooza & Catch Me if You Can 5K, Downtown Auburn, NY.  The race will start at City Hall on Grover Street and end in front of City Hall on South Street. The race will pass by many historic homes on South Street, The Seward House, Veterans Memorial Park and Downtown Auburn. Event immediately following the 5K and children's run. Vendors, Live entertainment and children's activities!! For more info visit 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Babymoon Bliss - New Pacakge at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn, Auburn, NY

Escape to romance and Babymoon Bliss at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn in New York states breathtaking Finger Lakes region. 

Located on a quiet residential street in Auburn, NY, 10 Fitch is known as a romantic escape exclusively for adults, and is the perfect place to enjoy special time together before your little one arrives. Make your escape to 10 Fitch and bask in the bliss of each others undivided attention in a luxurious, private, quiet and romantic setting. Should you decide to venture out and explore the surrounding area, there is much to see and do - shopping, antiquing, museums, historic sites, entertainment, special events, restaurant, and of course many opportunities to enjoy the abundant natural beauty, lakes, waterfalls, rolling hills.

The Babymoon Bliss Package is available year round with stays of two or more nights in either English or Equestrian Suites for only $440 and includes all of the following:
  • 60 minute couples massage (prenatal for mom and Swedish for dad) in the privacy of your suite
  • Daily special movie selections and special treat from our Cravings Menu for 2 days
  • A plump body pillow for mom to enjoy during your stay
  • Candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
  • Breakfast served in your room two mornings
  • Late check-out by noon instead of 11
  • Special welcome gift for baby
  • Special in-house made, super moisturizing, Baby Belly Bliss Bar for mom
  • Special Chocolate "cigars" for dad
  • Two 10 Fitch mugs for mom and dad to remember your stay.
*Room cost and taxes are in addition to the package price.

Book Your Babymoon Bliss stay today!

Friday, April 8, 2016

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - How To Create An Amazing Sleep Experience - Part 2

How To Create An Ahhh-mazing Sleep Experience - Part 2

"What kind of mattress is in our room?", "Those sheets are amazing!  What kind are they?", "We've never slept so good!  What is that pad on top of the mattress?" These are all questions that we receive on a regular basis here at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn so, back in January I began sharing with you the answers to some of these questions, the secrets that make our beds, and our guests sleep experience exceptional so that you can recreate the same experience for yourself at home.  If you receive our monthly newsletter and clicked the link in the section titled "More Padding Please" or maybe even clicked the live demo link, about the new mattress pads that I had just ordered, you probably thought I was quite possibly just a little overly excited about them! Well, they came in and the first one went right on my own bed so I could give it a test drive before our guests experienced them.  I am actually quite shocked at how much of an improvement this mattress pad is over the one I had on my bed, which I thought was pretty nice! Now, I haven't laundered it yet so I can't comment on the EZ zip off top and how well that works but so far I am more than happy with the purchase and look forward to feedback from our guests.

I also gave you info about our mattresses, amazing sheets, and that we use faux feather beds. Now I'll finish building our bed and the rest of the 10 Fitch sleep experience for you.

  1. Blankety, blank blank - We have one blanket on each of our beds, just one.  We love an all season microplush blanket like these on the beds, because they are warm in the winter yet light enough for summer when the air conditioners are running. One side is microfiber and the other side is plush like velour.  They wash great! 
  2. Pillow Talk - We like faux down again because it's hypoallergenic and makes cleaning super simple. I bought most of our pillows at Bed Bath and Beyond and they were between $60 - $70 a piece.  I got side sleeper pillows so they are soft but not too soft.  We have zip off pillow covers on all the pillows, again so we can wash them easily. 
  3. Icing On The Cake -  Each of our beds is topped with a coverlet in the summer or a comforter or duvet in the winter.  Faux down of course. We wash our bedding frequently so I look for durable and easy to care for but also luxurious looking and feeling fabrics. 
  4. Beyond the Bed - I think the bed is a major key component for a great nights sleep but there are some other things that we've paid special attention to that I think combined with our great beds work together to provide for our guests a stellar experience.
    • We use relaxing color tones and patterns, nothing too vivid or bright, in our decor.
    • Windows are covered with window treatments and shades that are pulled down to filter out bright morning sunlight.  Upon request we also provide sleeping masks for our guests to use during their stay.
    • Dim the display - Our iPod docking station alarm clocks have a "brightness" button to adjust the digital display.  You can dim it or even turn it completely off if those bright numbers bug you.  If you don't have this feature on your alarm clock use a sticky note to cover it.
    • An iPod with a selection of excellent, relaxing, playlists is provided for each guest room - instrumental relaxation, spa sounds & sleep sounds as well as a Love Songs playlist.
    • We provide ear plugs to block out all sound if that's how you sleep best.
    • Clean The Noise  - Just like light, unwanted sounds can disrupt your sleep. Hubs and I have an air purifier in our bedroom that emits a constant, fan-like sound, providing excellent white noise, which helps to mask any unwanted sounds. White noise machines with adjustable volume are installed near the bed in each one of our guest suites.  To recreate this at home you don't even need a machine because now you can just download an app for your smartphone.  Does the sound of gentle rain on the roof lull you to sleep?  How about a crackling campfire and the sound of crickets?  Ocean waves?  Wind chimes or the wind through the trees? That's the kind of thing you can experience with these apps. A really nice one, and it's FREE, is ipnos softwares Sleep Melodies. It can help you with more than just relaxing and sleeping too.  I have it installed on both of my office Macs and use the Binaural beats to help me concentrate and keep distractions at bay since my computer/offices are located in my and hubs living room and in the kitchen, where there is often plenty of activity going on around me.
    • Aromatherapy -  Scientific evidence suggests that aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders. Each of our guests is given a lavender sachet which they may take home with them.  During their stay, we place it on their pillows when we do their evening turn down.  
    • Clean & Tidy - Clean & uncluttered is the environment that best fosters healthy sleep. Believe it or not, messiness and clutter produce stress, which you definitely don't want in the bedroom. You can rest assured that when you come to 10 Fitch you will check in and find your suite clean, uncluttered and inviting and unless you tell us otherwise, we will refresh your room daily for you during your stay.

    See these online resources for more in depth information on how clutter and messiness can affect your sleep.

    How A Messy Bedroom Can Sabotage Your Sleep
    Can't Sleep?  Try De-cluttering Your Bedroom.
    How To Get Quality Sleep By Improving Your Bedroom
    Is Bedroom Clutter Interfering With Your Sleep?

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