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One Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Ranked #7 of 19 Watkins Glen B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
KT1555 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Idlwilde Inn and enjoyed very much. We stayed in Room 1. It was a smaller room, but the bed was very comfortable, the room very quiet. The only minor drawback was the small shower size and lack of shelf space in the bathroom. We enjoyed our wine and cheese in the gazebo each night.... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a wonderful place. The property is beautiful, the view is scenic. The house is extremely well kept. The owners put a lot of effort in restoration and it shows in every detail. A place that takes you away from busy daily life and probably moves you back in time a few dozen years. Great location - easy walk... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I, plus a small group of our friends, recently spent time at this charming Victorian home. The hosts are very personable, and made our stay quite pleasant. The breakfasts were outstanding each morning, and the staff did an excellent job with preparation, presentation, and service. We learned much about the history of this home from the owners,... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stunning views of the lake in a beautiful historic home. The hosts are wonderful, warm and friendly and the location is perfect! The inn is a two minute drive from the center of town where there are plenty of restaurants and activities. This is also an ideal location to access many of the wineries. We stayed in the master suite... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
1 review
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great hosts and fabulous views. Rooms were clean and breakfast is outstanding. Our second time at the inn was a multi-state reunion of friends. Maria made everyone feel welcome and shared many stories with us about the inn's history. We plan to go back again!

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Hockessin, Delaware
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A beautiful historic house on lovely grounds with great views of Lake Seneca. We stayed 3 days midweek and enjoyed very personalized attention from Maria and John. They have taken a Victorian "summer cottage" keeping it's original character, while updating it to make it light and comfortable for today. Their advice on activities in the area was just right for... More

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Monroe, LA
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend trip and found the property to be beautiful, quiet and relaxing. Maria was a gracious host and we loved hearing stories and history about the property and village. The only feedback we have is that the breakfast was average.. Good enough but not gourmet, if that's what you're used to. The other downside... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Recently, my wife and I spent three lovely days at The Idlwilde Inn. The room was superb and the owners and staff were competent and professional. Each morning, our days started with an excellent breakfast. The Watkins Glen area has a variety of interesting things to do (the many, many wineries, the racetrack, the Glass Museum in Corning, a fabulous... More

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Meadville, PA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have stayed at B&Bs all over the world and this one is our favorite. Beautifully restored 1892 mansion and carriage house with 16 unique rooms. There is something for almost every budget. The majority of the rooms have their own bath. We stayed for 4 nights in Room 6, the master suite. Wow!!! A very large bedroom, a parlor,... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After booking first and then looking at the reviews we were considering cancelling our reservations. The inn keeper isn't nearly as bad as some of these reviews would have you think. Maria was funny, friendly and very helpful with recommending things to do and wineries to visit. The house and the grounds are beautiful. We had a view of the... More

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Address: One Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
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Idlewilde Inn is an 18 room Victorian mansion built in 1892. This charming house has a character given by exquisite craftsmanship of an earlier era, with meticulously done staircase, moldings, ornamental ceilings, and fireplaces. There are several sun rooms, and a huge breezy wraparound porch, all overlooking the beauty of Seneca Lake. Idlewilde Inn is only a short walk to town. Historical Watkins Glen and the Fingerlakes area offer many year round activities. ... more   less 
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