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The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast

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3051 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
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#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Watkins Glen
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.8
Travelers' Choice
We are the closest Bed and Breakfast accommodations to Watkins Glen International Race Track. An ultra modern race themed B&B within walking distance of Watkins Glen International race track (1/3 mile). Modern, clean over-sized rooms with their own private bathrooms, walk in shower, modern vanities, spa like amenities, bamboo/ cotton linens and hair dryers. Well appointed rooms featuring Hickory hardwood floors, 40" flat screen TV's, AC/Heat with remote, Ceiling Fans, Desk with chair, Recliner and Refrigerator/Freezer. Complimentary snacks and water in your room. Additional welcoming snacks, cookies, teas and coffee in our breakfast room. Turn down service available nightly. Off street race trailer and private car parking, large U-shaped driveway.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Private check-in / check-out
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Modern
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Skip H wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife and I have stayed at many B&B's over the years and except for one they were all good experiences. But the Apex Inn beats them all hands down. We went to Watkins Glen for the Wine Festival and spent five days at the Apex. John took us to the festival and picked us up both days so we would not have to drive. Mary thinks of everything. (Grapes are cut in half to make them easier to stab with yoyr fork). The food was great every day. (Plan on gaining some weight). Mary offered to drive us to dinner at a restaurant at least 12 miles away and come back and pick us up. She also washed my wife's shirt to remove a red wine stain. The house is a 175 year old farm house that is restored to an incredible standard. Better than most new houses. The interior is decorated with a racing theme thourghout. Stay here if you want to experience the best that a B&B can offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Alane B. wrote a review Jun 2022
Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
The only regret I have is not staying another night. My husband and I stayed at the Apex Inn for 2 nights so we could attend a weekend event at Watkins Glen International. You will feel comfortable immediately upon arrival. Mary and John are the most inviting and accommodating hosts you could ask for. We immediately felt like valued guests in their home. We relaxed by the firepit in the yard on their beautiful property during our "down time." We enjoyed a wonderful home cooked breakfast each morning before heading to the track. They were happy to accommodate our early schedule so breakfast was ready at 6:30AM. The town is only 5 miles away where there are numerous places to have a great dinner and take in the beauty of Seneca Lake. It is clear that Mary and John know exactly what a guest needs (and then some!). The rooms are large, modern, immaculate and extremely comfortable. I appreciated the common area to sit and have coffee before "turning in" for the evening. There is so much more I could share. They simply thought of everything. Thank you Mary and John for making us feel like such welcome guests. We look forward to the day we can return. Alane and George Bakalyar
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Brian M wrote a review Nov 2021
Morton, Illinois23 contributions25 helpful votes
We have stayed at many B&Bs around the world and this is one of the best. Mary and John are wonderful hosts that have thought of everything. The country setting is very peaceful. Mary cooks a wonderful breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Gary S wrote a review Nov 2021
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The B&B was immaculate, we had never stayed in a place so clean, be it hotel or B&B. Breakfasts were delicious and you never went away hungry. John and Mary were the most gracious, accommodating, and attentive hosts you could ever ask for. The area has so much to offer, countless wineries and sights to see. If you are thinking of staying in the Finger Lakes... this B&B should be at the very top of your list!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jules wrote a review Oct 2021
Woodbine, Maryland1 contribution
First time visit to Watkins Glen and our first B&B experience. Stayed at Apex for 2 nights. Nice peaceful location, great delicious breakfast, nice clean comfortable and very accommodating room. John and Mary were friendly and very welcoming. Everything was just perfect!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Go during when leaves are turning. It was beautiful!
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so excited that you enjoyed your visit. Mary and John
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Heather B wrote a review Oct 2021
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We were doing an HPDE at the Glen and stayed at the inn for our second time - another wonderful stay! Our room (The Boot) and the entire inn was extremely clean, and there are effective safety procedures. Mary's breakfasts were delicious including a take-away option that worked well for early track times. The inn is quiet, and the amenities are luxurious. Mary and John are excellent hosts who truly care about their guests and strive to provide anything you might need or want. We can't wait to return next year.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking including room for trailers.
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Thank you Heather it was so good to see you both. We have you on the books for next year. Make sure to contact us when you know your dates. Have a safe and healthy holiday season Mary and John.
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rosebudoh wrote a review Oct 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio95 contributions16 helpful votes
If we could give a rating higher than 5 we would. This B&B is absolutely THE BEST! Mary and John are the perfect hosts! Very personable and always trying to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The room was immaculate and kept up every day with fresh towels and supplies. Every attention to detail is here, from the sound machine on the nightstand, the cocktail glasses and refrigerator, the make-up amenities, magnified mirror, hair dryer, to the oh so soft throws for snuggling in the lounge chair. There is nothing you could possibly want! Breakfast each morning was made to your order placed the previous day. And the breakfasts were hearty and filling. Mary really spoils her guests. We loved the quiet of the countryside yet being close enough to town for meals and sightseeing. And for race car fans, the international race track is just down the road. This was truly an amazing 3 days/ 4 nights and we will surely recommend this inn to our friends and family planning to visit the Finger Lakes region. Look forward to staying again in the future. Thanks Mary and John for the wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you like to sleep in you will miss out on the awesome breakfast meals.
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Chris R wrote a review Sep 2021
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Apex Inn, Mary and John for for the win! The Apex has been a consistently great experience for my visits to WGI - close, convenient and breakfast served before tech (try finding that at another B&B)……
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Thank you for your review. We know it's tough to find breakfast so early in the morning. It was our main focus to give race people a good hearty and healthy breakfast before their race. We are so excited that you enjoyed your time here. Mary and John
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Howard R wrote a review Sep 2021
Concord, New Hampshire2 contributions
I was at the track for a couple of days. The room was very clean and well appointed in a racing fashion, the bed was very comfortable, the on-suite bath room excellent. Breakfast was ready at 6AM and was very hardy and delicious. Mary and John were excellent host and saw to my needs.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Turn One is larger than the other two rooms. All are fine for one or two people.
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 13, 2021
Thank you Howard. It's great having you and Elise stay with us. We hope to see you next year. Please look for the single room rate when booking on our website. Stay healthy and enjoy the ride. Mary and John
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Linda wrote a review Sep 2021
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Room was immaculate, and large. décor is spot on! The breakfast was delicious! held us over till dinner. Mary & John were so accommodating. There is even a sound machines in each room. This place is a First Class Establishment! We highly recommend staying.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Any room is fine they are all large and very well kept.
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded Sep 16, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and stay longer the next time. Wishing you the best, Mary and John
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PRICE RANGE
$234 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (2.6 miles), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (2.9 miles), and Watkins Glen International (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, Scuteri's Cannoli Connection, and The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor.
Are there any historical sites close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (3.3 miles).