Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Special Attractions Along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail Near Watkins Glen

I have two new neighbors! Starkey House guests have stopped to take pictures. Have you ever seen or heard of miniature donkeys?
This is Gabriel and Winnie, a pair of loveable donkeys that just arrived last fall.

Starkey House neighbors, Winnie and Gabriel

They are especially friendly and love having their picture taken! As I walked up to their fence they came out of their lean-to and came right up to say hi. I've never seen anything so cute!

Winnie and Gabriel are Miniature Donkeys
near 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn



Winnie and Gabriel posing for a picture

They have been keeping each other warm enough in this very cold weather with their thick furry coats. Soon, as my neighbor mentioned, they will be able to be saddled for the kids to ride.

My guests find them to be interesting and unusual, and always come back from a bike ride, run, or walk with happy stories about them. Many take their own pictures as a remembrance of their great time at the Starkey House and its surroundings.

As the springtime comes around, hope to see you here for your Finger Lakes vacation getaway. We are centrally located near Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Corning and Ithaca, NY. There are so many great things to see and do here along the wine trail. Looking forward to hosting you!