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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just came back from an extended weekend at the Idlwilde and it was everything we had hoped it would be. Beautiful property, very friendly staff, great accommodations. We also splurged and stayed in the carriage house, room #16. If you are looking for a place to just have some downtime that is close (but not too... More 

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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a long weekend celebrating our 40th anniversary and splurged on Room #6 which is their "Master Suite". Huge bedroom with 4-poster bed, private sitting room as well as a sun room, large bathroom and a private deck. We were not disappointed. Our accommodations were comfortable and immaculately clean. We enjoyed sitting on the deck that overlooked the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

For a last minute trip, it was a good deal...and likely the last room in town. It was close to the state park but not in town. It is situated on a large hill above the town. Had to share a bathroom, which was inconvenient, but not bad. Bathroom was clean. Room #4 was clean and spacious enough for us.... More 

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted with such hospitality by Maria and her husband that we immediately felt welcome at Idlwilde. Maria is so sweet and friendly. Our room and the entire B&B was spotless and beautiful. We stayed in room 6, which I highly recommend because you have your own bathroom, balcony, sunroom, walk-in closet and sitting room. No TVs except in... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This 13,000 square foot mansion has been lovingly restored by the current owners. they provided attentive service and beautiful rooms. The views from the porch were exceptional. the only negative is the fact that they are several hundred feet above the town of Glens Falls which is only a challenge if you have no car, which was our case because... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have stayed here several times. It's in a great location. The host is friendly and accommodating. The meals have been timely and delicious. I would highly recommend this B&B for a couple looking for a romantic weekend.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I stayed here for a wedding during Independence Day weekend. The wide porch with chairs/couches provides an excellent opportunity to relax. The owners Maria and John were very nice. As I am a diabetic, they were very willing to change the breakfasts to accommodate me. I had room #8, and while I can’t comment on the other rooms, this room... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in the beginning of July 2016 and had a fabulous time. Maria and John were perfect hosts, always asking if everything was okay and if we needed anything. Maria offered great suggestions on places to visit. Breakfasts were very delicious. We stayed in room 14, which has a private bath and is HUGE. Being closest... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I stayed here for a wedding during Independence Day weekend. The view is MAGNIFICENT, and the wide porch with chairs/couches provides an excellent opportunity to relax and take in the lake by day, and the stars by night. The location is extremely close to the town of Watkins Glen, and it's very easy to get from here to the Seneca... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We celebrated our anniversary June 2015 at Idlwilde Inn. This was our second visit there. We had a lovely weekend exploring the town, state park, Seneca lake and the vineyards. We reserved the carriage house rooms with another couple. There are only two rooms there, one with a livingroom, so we had the place to ourselves. We also walked a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Idlwilde Inn

Address: 1 Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1148
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: $95 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Idlwilde Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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