Bed and Breakfast Watkins Glen

Did you know that the Finger Lakes region in New York State features 14 beautiful counties? These counties are spread across 11 gorgeous, glacially formed lakes, making Finger Lakes one of the prettiest and most naturally gorgeous areas in the US.

Bed and Breakfast Watkins Glen
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WE WELCOME YOU to our cozy historic home surrounded by nature's tranquil beauty and stunning views, yet only 7 miles from downtown ITHACA with it's vibrant bohemian spirit, top-notch restaurants, off-beat boutiques and fun entertainment. Nestled at the foot of CAYUGA LAKE, Ithaca is the liveliest enclave in the Finger Lakes, part thanks to the presence of CORNELL UNIVERSITY and ITHACA COLLEGE. Enfield Manor near Ithaca NY in the Finger Lakes Region is a small, traditional B&B which offers a variety of rooms to choose from, each with tasteful decoration and design. All rooms have Wifi, Air conditioning, comfortable mattresses, clean tiled private bathrooms with showers AND...... We are PET FRIENDLY! ( Do consult the pet policy on our website under "Policies" ) Breakfast is "fresh from the pan" and there is a menu to choose from. If you have a special diet please let us know when you make a reservation. Enjoy breakfast at the place of your choice; on our cozy porch, in our beautiful dining room or on our spacious patio which boasts splendid views! We also offer a cozy private PET FRIENDLY cottage which is ideal for a romantic get away from the stresses of daily life and very popular with honeymooners. This is a dog friendly area; Leashed dogs are allowed in the local State Parks and most wineries allow dogs on their terraces. When traveling with another couple, you may consider booking both the Harriet Tubman Suite and the Alex Haley Room as they are both situated at the end of the passage upstairs. The entire premises, sleeping 8-10 people, can be booked for your special anniversary, Cornell or Ithaca College graduation weekend or as a group vacation rental. Our property is located on 15 acres of organic conservation land of which 5 acres is a dedicated Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Green practiced are actively observed and our electricity is generated by 92 solar panels. Enfield Manor is surrounded by over 100 wineries/breweries and distilleries. Spend a day touring the two scenic local wine trails and don't hesitate to bring back a bottle or two to enjoy on our spacious patio which boasts fantastic views towards Ithaca. Hikers will love this area as we are close to 4 state parks, all with impressive waterfalls and hiking trails. We are looking forward to meeting you! Tom and Inez

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Just one and a half miles from the north end of Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, innkeepers Robert & Donafaye St. John welcome you to this beautiful 1885 Victorian bed & breakfast. Tranquility abounds over the five acres of our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast. Each of our five romantic guest rooms/suites have been decorated and furnished in a way that allows you to feel comfortable and relaxed. A full three course gourmet breakfast is served daily with fresh baked goods, fresh fruits, breakfast meats and gourmet entrees. Enjoy our elegant yet comfortable Victorian parlor, a delightful setting to enjoy conversation, play a board game, read a book, or simply enjoy the cozy fire and refreshments. Our magnificent 200 year old copper beech tree provides a canopy over several porches and patios, and are wonderful places to spend time either alone or meeting other guests and making new friends. Complimentary hot and cold beverages, bottled water and snacks are available at all times. Each season brings something special to the area. Year round events and festivals, wineries, breweries, museums, antiquing, shopping, casinos – the region is a place to enjoy in all seasons. At Canandaigua Lake, there is a sandy beach, beach house and snack shop in Kershaw Park where you can sunbath, and swim. Or, visit Onanda Park beach, just minutes away, where you can swim, take a picnic lunch, or hike through the trails. Launch your own boat on the lake (we have space for a few small boats to park on our property) or there are a number of marinas that rent boats by the hour, half day or whole day. The area is perfect for cyclists, and we have a secure area for bike and sporting equipment storage for guests. There are three nearby golf courses. Winter brings skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and winter festivals. Wine and beer tours are offered year round. The closest airport, Rochester International is 35 minutes west. We’re just 30 minutes to Rochester, 90 minutes to Corning, 90 minutes to Buffalo, 3 hours to Albany and 5 hours to NYC…so come and visit us soon! At Sutherland House, you will find exceptional hospitality and attention to detail, for an unforgettable stay. If there is anything we can do to make your visit with us more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to call upon us.

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Luxury accommodations at historic Inn on the Main in Canandaigua, NY. Built in 1840 this Victorian inn provides discriminating travelers with the convenieces of today while also providing a glimpse of the past. Noted for outstanding hospitality and cleanliness, as noted on Tripadvisor. For a romantic encounter, a girls getaway, or relaxing escape to explore the Finger Lakes region, this Inn has it all. Situated in the Historic District, the inn is just a stroll away from a variety of shops, restaurants and historic homes and sites, as well as Canandaigua Lake. The spacious five guest rooms and suites are each uniquely decorated with plush bedding and antique furnishings. The charming Inn on Main guest rooms all have private baths, several with walk-in showers, or with antique soaking tubs. Guest will enjoy a multi-course breakfast featuring fruit appetizers, main entrees and warm sweet desserts, should a savory dish be served that day. The amenities include central air, off-street parking, private baths, luxury rooms, some with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s, bath products, blow dryers, and guest refrigerators in common areas. Located within walking distance of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansions, Granger Homestead, downtown district, the New York Kitchen, and Canandaigua Lake, there are a variety of activities and attractions for guests to see during their stay at 1840 Inn On the Main. CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER SPECIALS & GREAT PACKAGES!

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The region is well-known and popular for its thick forests, rolling mountains, and seemingly bottomless lakes.  Watkins Glen, a beautiful village in New York State, is nestled along the southernmost shores of Seneca Lake. This lake is the second biggest lake in the area. The central location of Watkins Glen makes it the ideal base for fully exploring most of what the lovely Finger Lakes region offers. You will be pleased to know that Watkins Glen is an elegant and quaint town in the state of New York.

Are you visiting Watkins Glen? From the pretty waterfalls to the small-town charm, you cannot possibly have a boring or dull moment in Watkins Glen. People herald Watkins Glen for its amazing natural beauty as well as a plethora of fun and exciting outdoor activities that you will like.

Watkins Glen is not just about lake life. The town is home to the popular Watkins Glen State Park.  The park offers 19 waterfalls, babbling brooks, plunging gorges, and a  thick, lush forest. You will be happy to know that the lower entrance of  the park is located only a five-minute drive from the famous downtown Watkins Glen, which makes it very accessible.

If you are not sure about where to stay during your vacations in Watkins Glen, the quaint town is well-known for its amazing B&Bs. This is why a stay at a bed and breakfast in Watkins Glen is a must. Bed and breakfast near Watkins Glen provides all of their guests with the comfort, privacy, and relaxation that they deserve.

Some Watkins Glen bed and breakfasts are near popular attractions. This is why after enjoying a pleasurable and relaxing evening on the lovely grounds of an inn, you may choose to visit popular attractions, such as the Watkins Glen International Speedway. The lavish rooms at some of these B&Bs are beautifully set up to offer you premier comfort and relaxation.

You will love the Idlwilde Inn. This inn is a gorgeous 18-room Victorian mansion and sits on an expansive  park-like setting boasting a nice lawn and several gardens. Some other  options are Tudor Rose Bed & Breakfast and the Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast.


  • Did you know that Watkins Glen settled in 1791? However, the town was incorporated as Jefferson in  1842 and was renamed Watkins in 1852 in order to honor the notable Dr.  Samuel Watkins. Note that Glen was formally added to the name back in  1926.

    Also, it is worth noting that Europeans started settling in the region around 1800. You should know that Watkins Glen, NY was also the important northern terminus of the famous Chemung Canal that connects the lovely Seneca Lake to the nearby Chemung River. Did you know that a spectacular and stunning gorge was set aside in 1906 as Watkins Glen State Park?

    Keep in mind that for the initial half of the twentieth century, the town was mainly called the site of Glen Springs Sanitarium.

  • Activities

  • You should visit Watkins Glen State Park as it is one of the most well-known and beautiful parks in this town. You will find many hiking trails,  and the park is packed with many waterfalls, rim trails, and gorges,  which is great. Another great tourist attraction is the famous Painted  Bar Stables. It is a nice playground in Burdett for equestrians of almost all levels, which is great.

    The  stables are great and offer you guided trails throughout the year. You  should keep your eyes peeled for beautiful waterfalls, hills, and lakes.

    Also,  a visit to the Brick Tavern Museum is a must. The museum is located in  Montour Falls and occupies a grand and imposing Federal-style structure  that you will like. Did you know that the Wickham Rural Life Center is  located in the same building and offers you valuable exhibitions,  especially on the area’s rural life in both the late nineteenth century  and early twentieth century? The Schuyler County Historical Society manages the museum as well as the center.

    One of the best things about Watkins Glen is that it is an ideal town in Finger Lakes and allows you to explore many other places in the area, such as Cayuga Lake, Keuka Lake, and many towns, such as Elmira, Ithaca, and Corning.

    Visiting the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Watkins Glen International Speedway are some of the most popular and exciting activities for visitors in Finger Lakes.

  • Natural Features

  • If you are visiting Watkins Glen for the first time, you have to see the gorgeous Rainbow Falls. You  can reach it easily while hiking the Gorge Trail. Did you know that  walking beneath this amazing waterfall is a memorable and exhilarating  experience? It is like stepping into a fantastic dream world.

    You  can also visit the Farm Sanctuary. It will definitely tug on your  heartstrings if you are an animal lover. Also, it is worth noting that  the sanctuary is admirable, sitting on a vast 270 acres of dazzling Finger Lakes territory. The sanctuary provides shelter and food to over 800 rescued farm animals.

    Another popular destination for nature lovers is the amazing Watkins Glen Gorge Trail. The trail is 1.5 miles and offers amazing sights, such as sparkling waterfalls and many intriguing caves.

  • Things to do

  • You cannot miss the Franklin Street Art Gallery. It is a unique stop  for memorable and distinct souvenirs.  The gallery is full of beautiful  and striking works of art as well as expertly handcrafted and unique  gifts by regional and local artists.

    Another popular tourist spot  is the Castel Grisch. It is a nice and quaint winery in the area set on a  splendid 150-acre site and offers a breathtaking and stunning panorama  of the gorgeous Seneca Lake. You can also enjoy the Watkins Glen International.  It is a thrilling automobile racetrack that offers a lot of fun and  excitement for people who prefer their entertainment a little fast and  furious. Note that the fantastic setting, at the southernmost tip of  striking Seneca Lake, couldn’t be more appealing and inviting.

  • Weather

  • Are you concerned about too many tourists flocking to Watkins Glen or over crowdedness while planning your vacation? Note that the most  suitable time to visit the town is when you can fully soak in the  experience without worrying about these hassles. You will be happy to  know that the overall weather of Watkins Glen, NY, is quite favorable most of the year. The summers in Watkins Glen are quite warm and partly cloudy.

    On the other hand, winters are cold and freezing. Did you know that over the year, Watkins Glen’s  temperature usually varies between 17°F and 82°F and is seldom  above 90°F or below 0°F? Note that considering humidity levels, it feels  cold for about 5 to 6 months. Otherwise, it is nice and cozy with a  good chance of precipitation.

  • Food and Drink

  • You will find some of the finest dining options in Watkins Glen around the edges of the lovely Seneca Lake,  with many unique and amazing restaurants that overlook the beautiful  shores. You will be happy to know that these restaurants are very good  at pairing their unique menus and cuisines with local wines.

    For example, you can visit the House of Hong. It is among the best Watkins Glen restaurants that serve top-notch international cuisine. Note that you  can order Japanese and Chinese entrees in an elegant, clean, and comfy  dining setting. Did you know that this restaurant also offers a full bar  to people seeking a couple of refreshing and tasty drinks? You can also  try the amazing Seneca Harbor Station to enjoy a unique and special  dining experience.

Bed and Breakfast Watkins Glen FAQ

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  • Why stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Watkins Glen?

    There are times when you need a break from your hectic and crazy  life. However, sometimes, finding an ideal place to unwind and relax is  often challenging. This is because most places, such as hotels, do not  provide the peace, comfort, tranquility, and luxury that you desire.

    Fortunately, a bed and breakfast in Watkins Glen is the best location for a relaxing and quick getaway, providing enough time to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.  There are many reasons to stay at a B&B in Watkins Glen. Some of them are friendly innkeepers and personalized services that help you make the most of your vacation rentals.

    You should check-in to a local B&B and enjoy facilities, such as several sunrooms,  large and breezy wrap-around porches, carriage houses, and enclosed  gazebos.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Watkins Glen Bed and Breakfast?

    By booking a Watkins Glen Bed and Breakfast, you will enjoy various amenities, such as common areas and air conditioning. You will be pleased to know that the atmosphere in these inns is quaint, comfy, cozy, and charming. In some cases, every room is uniquely decorated, usually according to a specific theme.

    As a guest, you will find and enjoy comfortable living rooms, full breakfast, nice dining rooms, private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. And that is not all; many bed and breakfasts provide yards, swimming pools, and patios, so you can enjoy a breathtaking lake view during your stay. And innkeepers at these B&Bs also suggest some  nice local places that you can visit, such as coffee shops, libraries,  and restaurants.

  • How can I get around Watkins Glen?

    There is no doubt that the best way to get around Watkins Glen and the large Finger Lakes region is by car. Also, note that the major car-rental companies have  convenient outlets at the 2 largest airports. Did you know that most  visitors or tourists traveling by air will either fly into the Greater  Rochester International Airport or the Hancock International Airport in  Syracuse?

    If you live in a metropolitan area, then you will be  able to take full advantage of the affordable public bus system,  offering unlimited daily rides as well as multiday passes. Note that bus  service to Watkins Glen is easily available on Greyhound Bus Lines with many stations in Syracuse, Ithaca, Geneva, and Rochester. The best thing about the Finger Lakes region is that it is within one day's drive of many major metropolitan areas.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in Watkins Glen?

    You will find various types of B&Bs in Watkins Glen, from rustic farmhouses to elegant cottage houses, you will be spoilt for choice. For example, bed and breakfast near Watkins Glen State Park offer you a la carte breakfast, luxurious rooms, and air conditioning.

    Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast is another great option. The inn is within walking distance to the famous Seneca Lake as well as Marina. This Watkins glen bed and breakfast Seneca Lake has three individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and comfy pillowtop beds. Idlwilde Inn is probably the most popular with a charming and elegant house. The inn features a meticulously detailed and chic staircase, nice moldings, and  ornamental ceilings, making it a perfect place to spend your vacations.

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