My wife and I stayed here for 3 days and don't think we could have picked a better place to relax from a busy work life. The Inn has many rooms in an old estate up on a hill overlooking Watkins Glen. It is clearly one of the best properties in the entire town. The grounds are relaxing with a pond with a fountain, a Gazebo, and huge green lawns. The breakfast was better than we would have had at home - pancakes, bacon, eggs, coffee, etc. The host Maria was friendly and informative about where to go. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building which came in handy to Skype with our kids. My only complaint was hard pillows. It is up a very steep hill so if you are coming when the roads are slippery it may be a bit scary.
- 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