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The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast

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2475 Altay Rd, Rock Stream, Starkey, NY 14878-9626
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Rock Stream
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Nestled on 15 acres a few miles northwest of Watkins Glen, NY, the Ginger Cat B&B is the perfect place to stay during your vacation in the Finger Lakes. Our philosophy is simple: Treat our guests as friends. Provide clean and comfortable accommodations, serve great food (100% vegan) and be as helpful as possible. Gluten free - no problem. Watch the magnificent sunsets and stargaze from the large deck or take a walk through the woods that surround the house and gardens. One of our rooms is pet friendly and kids over the age of 3 are welcome.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared bathroom
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Microwave
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French
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jbandre09 wrote a review Aug 2019
11 contributions3 helpful votes
The Ginger Cat was an excellent find and made our trip to Watkins Glen fantastic. It was nice to know that all the food served was vegan and it was a pleasure to meet Wally, Indiana Jones and Sebastian(the cats). Gita, the owner was very welcoming and friendly. The room was cozy and along with the rest of the house, very well maintained.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GingerCatBB, Owner at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 26, 2019
It was a pleasure to have you stay here and I hope you'll be back again. Thanks for the kind words and wonderful review. Gita
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Edmund P wrote a review Jul 2019
Houston, Texas601 contributions71 helpful votes
Ginger cat is a very cosy and well maintained B and B on a very quiet road less than 20 minutes from the center of watkins glen. The owner made sure we had all the information to get settled in to our room (we rented the quite spacious Ariel room). The bathroom facilities were adequate and very clean. We were a little uncomfortable sleeping in the 70 degree temp without A/C but it soon cooled off. Breakfast was delicious! We will return to the ginger cat next time we're in watkins glen.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GingerCatBB, Owner at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 9, 2019
I'm sorry that you were initially too warm. I would have turned on the a/c for you. The nights up here do tend to cool down quite a bit, but it's a good reminder to me that others might need the a/c. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you again. Gita
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Steve G wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast over Memorial Day weekend as our home base while we explored Watkins Glen. It was a fantastic experience. Gita, our hostess, is so sweet and accommodating (as are all her cats)! Our room was very comfortable, and breakfast both mornings of our stay was delicious. The tofu quiche and sautéed kale were particularly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GingerCatBB, Owner at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jun 2, 2019
It was my pleasure to be your hostess. The cats and I hope you'll be back again. Gita
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Wiffen wrote a review Aug 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom74 contributions25 helpful votes
After a night at the high-rise neon hell that is now Niagara Falls, and then about four hours' driving, it was a blessed relief to arrive at the Ginger Cat. Gita was so welcoming and kind, and very understanding as myself and my teenage daughters pretty much threw ourselves on her cats for a much needed 'cat fix' (the cats also were very understanding!). Gita helped us settle in, and it really felt like we were old friends; she and my vegetarian daughter had a lot to talk about! She gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner, and the most amazing and delicious vegan breakfast -- a revelation! The area is so peaceful and beautiful; wish we could have stayed. Very highly recommended. Thanks, Gita!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GingerCatBB, Owner at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 28, 2018
Thank you for this kind review. It was wonderful to meet your family and I hope that your daughter continues on her road towards a more compassionate and peaceful life. It would be great if she did end up interning at Farm Sanctuary. I know that would be a life-changing experience for her. Hope you'll come back again. Gita
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Melissa E wrote a review Jun 2018
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The Ginger Cat Bed and Breakfast was one of the nicer places we've stayed at in recent years. They had a really sweet, handsome cat named Wally I loved, good food, and were close to the town of Watkins Glen.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from GingerCatBB, Owner at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 26, 2018
Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Wally sends his best.
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesStarkeyRock Stream
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Hector Falls (4.3 miles), Shtayburne Farm (1.8 miles), and SkyLand Art Barn (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Elf in the Oak, Grist Iron Brewing Company, and Veraisons Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (8.2 miles).