Photo of Mark Twain’s study – found at: http://www.galenfrysinger.com/mark_twain_elmira_ny.htm
Yeah, I know – it’s freezing cold up here in New York and no one wants to take a walking tour in January. But this one is well documented online, so you can Victorian-house-peep from the comfort of your own home. One of our blog readers is an Elmiran (is that right?) and clued me in to what an amazing place it is. It’s not very far from us, yet we’ve never toured the town. And I certainly wasn’t aware that Mark Twain spent much of his time there writing books in his study and playing pool!
Tour their website for great photos (including street names, so you can find them yourself if you’re in the area) and information on tours and B&B’s. I am sure it would be well worth a visit, even in the snow. The Fingerlakes Region is known for it’s wineries, and nothing keeps you warmer than a few glasses of good vino!