For some people, the winter time can be some challenging months. The cold temperatures and snow are often a challenge for those who prefer to stay inside. As we cruise towards the middle of January, there are several places in Genesee County that will help you cure the winter blues. Here are five locations that will get you out of the cold and warm up your life.
When you walk through the door into an authentic Irish pub atmosphere, you’ll know you’ve come to the right establishment on a cold winter’s day. O’Lacy’s is a great place to sit at the bar or table and enjoy a pint of Guinness and a Reuben. The wooden bar, floors and accoutrements make you feel as if you’re back in the Emerald Isle. A friendly staff also makes this a fun place to visit.
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in January, the shop at Northwoods Alpacas will help you negotiate the winter months. Northwoods Alpacas products are made of alpaca fiber and are light weight, but will keep you warm and dry this time of the year. From sweaters to socks, this little shop is a great find.
Set inside an old train station, the D&R Depot is a wonderful place for comfort food. People travel for miles to enjoy D&R’s homemade pot pies and French Onion soup (so cheesy, they give you scissors to cut through it). All the characteristics of the train station are still intact, making it a truly unique dining experience. If you’re lucky, a train might go by the family-owned restaurant while eating your delicious meal.
The warm confines of a bakery will certainly help lift anyone’s spirits during the cold months. Sit inside their exposed brick café and watch the snowflakes drift to the ground while enjoying a coffee and dessert. Greg’ry’s is a beloved bakery known for their breads, cakes, pastries and even dog treats. Everything is made from scratch, thus earning them legions of fans throughout the region.
If the winter months are stressing you out, treat yourself right with some spa treatments. The Spa at Artemis' spa and beauty packages will sooth your mind, body and soul. Whether you’re looking for a quick manicure or a day-long massage and treatments, Artemis’ friendly staff and calming environment is the perfect place to stop during the chilly months. It will take your winter frown and turn it upside down.