Skaneateles, NY is a straight drive, 6 miles, 10 minutes away. Many new restaurants/bars downtown Auburn. From Skaneateles 8 miles S. on Rt. 41 toward Homer/Cortland is the 1820c House restaurant 1715 E. Lake Rd, with beautiful views of the Lake, mention Mason = a FREE glass of wine. The new Del Largo casino is 30 minutes. Many beautiful waterfalls throughout Central and Fingerlakes wine country.