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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 1 week 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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38 helpful votes 38 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
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56 helpful votes 56 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
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4 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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