Finger Lakes
4 to 5 hours
Distance from NY

heritageflheader has teamed up with Heritage Radio Network to offer a great New York State craft beverage-themed vacation package for two people! The Finger Lakes Region , located 4 hours from NYC, is known  for its beauty, it’s wine and now, it’s craft beverage trails! Home to more breweries, distilleries and cideries per capita than anywhere else in the nation, the region is perfect for a romantic getaway or a connoisseur’s tasting holiday with friends.

After listening to Heritage Radio Network’s special episode of “Back to the Roots” with On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio on the Finger Lakes, you’ll get to experience firsthand the local flavors and seasonal specialities from some of New York’s best craft beverage producers!


INCLUDED (package valid year-round):

2-Night stay at The Black Sheep Inn in a Queen Room

Farm to table breakfast both mornings

Finger Lakes Beer Trail Map & Passport
with discounts at the Farm House Brewery in Owego

Craft Your Adventure Passport with discounts at
Four Fights Distilling plus six other craft beverage locations in Corning

Brewery tour and tasting at Four Fights Distilling

Brewery tour at Brewery of Broken Dreams

$25 lunch certificate at Hand and Foot in Corning


Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman have tapped into many of their talents in order to create an environment that will provide a very special, relaxing and satisfying experience for your visit to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Debbie, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute, is a classically trained chef with over 30 years experience in Food Service, Restaurants, and Sales. Marc is a graduate of Kent State University’s Interior Design program, and as you tour the Black Sheep Inn, his sense of design and color will convey to you a feeling of comfort and ease.



Through the Craft your Finger Lakes Beverage Adventure itinerary, you will get to taste a wide variety of beverages and styles, all while taking in the beautiful scenery of the region and world-class attractions like the Corning Museum of Glass!

Your Craft your Adventure itinerary starts with 2 nights at the Black Sheep Inn, and a special, local beer themed, Finger Lakes farm to table breakfast, before you head out with your complimentary Finger Lakes Beer Trail Map, your Finger Lakes Beer Trail Passport and your Craft Your Adventure Passport. The passports feature hundreds of dollars in special offers from all of the Beer Trail partners including Farm House Brewery, (left) mentioned in the podcast as well as Four Fights Distilling (a recent Heritage Radio interviewee) in Corning.

brokendreamsThere will also be a special, behind the scenes brewery tour at the Brewery of Broken Dreams, (right) just steps from the Inn. And you and your companion will take along a signature, stainless steel, insulated 64 ounce growler to keep your favorite brew fresh for the ride home.

We’ve got your lunch covered, with a $25 certificate at Hand and Foot in Corning, a favorite farm to table restaurant that happens to serve great craft beer as well. They will also provide you with a food & beer pairing chart to help you create new and exciting combinations once you get home. Also included in your stay, is your very own exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks at many local businesses.

And of course if you have more time in the area, you’ll want to travel to visit some of the other breweries and partners mentioned in the podcast closer to Ithaca like Blackduck Cider, Finger Lakes Cider House and Eve’s Cidery! Package pricing is per couple, is based on double occupancy and all taxes are included. Tax and gratuity not included for meal at Hand and Foot. For more info on the area, visit //


Area Info:

Searching for a relaxing and beautiful place to indulge in amazing New York wine and food? Look no further than the Finger Lakes, known as the “Napa Valley of the East Coast.” With nearly 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries, an array of fine dining options, and active local farms, your visit to the Finger Lakes is sure to be delicious.

To work up an appetite, do some NY hiking, biking, golfing, or horseback riding – or, in the winter months, hit the slopes for skiing and snowshoeing. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the regions’ eleven gorgeous lakes, with swimming and other water sports.

The Finger Lakes region is rich in history and culture and is dotted with craft and art studios.  Try the Corning Museum of Glass or the Rockwell Museum of Art in Steuben County!

Top Steuben County Annual Events:

  1. Arts in Bloom
  2. GlassFest
  3. Finger Lakes Wine Festival
  4. Steuben County Fair
  5. Hornell Wildflower Festival
  6. NYS Festival of Balloons
  7. Finger Lakes Beer Festival

Steuben County on Social Media:

Learn more about Steuben County, Corning & The Southern Finger Lakes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


You will receive a receipt and a PDF download of the vouchers and EscapeMaker codes you will need to redeem on your trip via email.

Call Black Sheep Inn at 607.569.3767 to check availability to choose your date. Give them your EscapeMaker code.

Be sure to bring voucher with you to get validated by the inn! They will give you your Finger Lakes Beer Trail Passport and Black Sheep Guild Card for additional discounts and tours.

And voila! You’re all set!


If you are coming by train, book your 15% discounted Amtrak tickets here separately to the Syracuse station. Car rentals are available.


You have 14 days in order to book your preferred reservation and tour dates up to 1 year in advance. If you are not able to get the dates you want, we offer a full refund. Beyond the 14 days in order to book, there are no refunds or cancellations. The package and all components are completely transferable up to one year. The package price covers all fees and taxes but does not cover train tickets, taxi fare, incidentals or optional gratuities.