Hi, we are 2 couples looking to stay close to Watkins Glen first weekend of August. We stayed last year at the Colonial Inn which was in our price range and great that we could walk to the gorge. Looking for something maybe a bit more modern. Have looked at Microtel in Seneca Falls and then driving to the gorge and touring the wineries. We are coming from Kingston, Ontario so not sure if we'd be better off in Seneca Falls or Ithaca area. Which would be better as far as driving distance to Watkins Glen, shopping, and hotel prices. The people we're going with have not been to the gorge at Watkins Glen so we'd like them to see it.