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One Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Ranked #8 of 19 Watkins Glen B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a 3-night stay at the Idlwilde Inn. We enjoyed a great stay. The hosts were friendly, informative and served a great breakfast! The room was beautiful, and super clean. The view from our balcony was spectacular! We enjoyed the morning sunrise, and seeing the fog lift from Seneca Lake. The interior of the house was... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I traveled to the Finger Lakes and decided to stay here. The mansion looked like a fun, off the main road place to stay. I got a very nice vibe from my phone conversation with Maria when I booked the rooms, and my instincts ran true! Our situation was a bit unique, with my elderly mother who... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Idlwilde Inn is everything that you are looking for in a stay at an Inn. It is an authentic, beautifully restored Great House. There are parlors for reading and relaxing in...and expansive front porch, a fantastic view of Seneca Lake and beautifully maintained grounds. They serve a wonderful gourmet breakfast every morning-special dishes with beautiful touches for the eye... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The inn was very clean. No amenities-hair dryers, speciality soaps or anything to make guests feel special. We stayed in room 7 and the bed was unstable and room was very hot. My husband and I like more amenities. We won't be back.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Idlwilde inn was just charming. We had 2 rooms, 14 and 8. They were so lovely. Common rooms were beautiful and the inn is meticulous. Maria was so welcoming. The setting is idyllic, and even have deer on property! The huge porch is just the perfect spot from which to view the beauty of the area!

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Cleveland, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Idlwilde Inn is quaint and charming, with plenty of room for guests to spread out and enjoy its relaxing atmosphere on a hillside in Watkins Glen. Seneca Lake is visible through the trees on the west side of the property, and we enjoyed reading and relaxing on the big wrap-around porch and on the bench just outside the carriage house.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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
64 helpful votes 64 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Address: One Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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