With a name influenced by the Iroquois Confederacy that dominated them for over 200 years, the Finger Lakes is home to a rich history filled with legends, and a vast wildlife perfect for outdoor activities. Legend has it that a great spirit left its handprint on the region in the form of the five lakes. The legend is believable; the region is so picturesque, it must have been touched by the gods. Home to more than 25 state parks, wildlife refuges, a national forest, countless lakes, the region is a great place to go hiking, swimming, biking, fishing, kayaking to name a few. Travelers with pets are complemented with pet-friendly accommodations. Below, you’ll find the coolest looking ones available, and they’re also quite livable, hosting amenities like indoor heating, kitchens and king beds. Start your adventure in the Finger Lakes below.