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One Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Idlwilde Inn
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Ranked #8 of 19 Watkins Glen B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Since I am new to the "bed and breakfast" scene, I arrived at Idlwilde not exactly sure what to expect. We chose to stay here because we were intrigued by the peaceful experience promised in reviews we read for Idlwilde and were looking for a place where we could really relax. My first impression upon arriving at the beautiful Victorian... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I just recently spent the holiday weekend at Idlwilde Inn and loved every minute of my stay. The inn is very charming and the wrap- around porch was the perfect place to kick back and relax after a fun filled day. My room was very clean, comfortable, quiet, and beautifully furnished. Breakfast each morning was delicious and plentiful. The innkeepers... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We recently stayed in the inn for a concert weekend. Normally we travel to the area each year and stay at a B and B closer to Ithaca. Because we wanted to stay close to the concert area, we chose this inn. While the location is beautiful, and the inn has lots of potential, our accomodations left much to be... More 

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Arlington, VA
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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Beautiful inn and view of the lake. Close enough to walk to town but steep enough to want to drive. The staff is overly accommodating. They stayed up well past check in time when we hit traffic and weren't arriving until almost 11pm. The owners come to each table during breakfast and help you figure out what to see, where... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

We had a wonderful time. The house is absolutely beautiful, the innkeepers have done a great job restoring the mansion. We loved it and will be back!!

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13 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

The house and grounds are beautiful and well maintained, however the beds and furniture in our rooms were worn out and terribly uncomfortable. None of us slept during the three nights we were there. The bed linens were faded and outdated, the sheets worn and balled, and the pillows flat. The bath linens were worn out and years away from... More 

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Needham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

My husband and I spent two days at the Idlwilde Inn in Watkins Glen, NY, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The inn is beautiful, with a huge wrap-around porch and large front and side lawns. We stayed in the Master Suite--it consisted of a huge bedroom with a king-sized four-poster bed; a separate sitting room; an enclosed porch... More 

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Alexandria Bay, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

We needed a so long over due get away. My husband, sister and her husband. We picked Idlwilde from its reviews and we were not disappointed. First of all, from the outside the inn is magnificently standing on top of the hillside overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake. We pulled up to the inn and the hostess (Maria)met us in the driveway... More 

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Rochester, NY
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

From arrival to departure our hosts met our needs happily. Terrific breakfasts every day. We stayed on the third floor in a room with a great view of the Seneca Lake. Today we watched the mist rise off the lake as the sun rose. After breakfast we would take our coffee out onto the porch and sit a while enjoying... More 

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Norwalk, CT
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Our stay at Idliwde Inn was fantastic! The house and accommodations are great!! The hosts were very gracious and helpful in planning our activities. The inn is very clean. The porch gathering in the eventings was fun, we met wonderul people from all parts of the country and Canada,\. Breakfast was delicous with more than enough to eat.

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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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Number of rooms: 15
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