Idlwilde Inn

JMCN, LLC One Lakeview Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)

About

Idlwilde 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 a meticulously done staircase, moldings, ornamental ceilings, and fireplaces. Idlwilde Inn is proud to provide the finest accomodations including central air for our guests, each room is decorated uniquely with comfort in mind. There are several sunrooms, a romantic capola room and a huge breezy wrap around porch, all overlooking the beauty of Seneca Lake. Idlwilde Inn sits on 2.6 acres of land in a park-like setting with a great lawn and formal gardens. Come stay and experience a step back in time at Idlwilde Inn where rest, relaxation and tranquility await.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.1

1st BB Experience

4.6 on June 21, 2016

Nice location, nice house, friendly staff, good food, nice stay!


Nice , but over-priced

2.6 on June 03, 2016

Very nice place. Our hosts, Carlo & Nancy were very nice. The property is clean & well maintained. Convenient to the local restaurants, Watkins Glen State Park, and numerous wineries, and a short drive to Ithaca and other Finger Lakes attractions. However, for the price, the room we had should have been nicer. Bare white walls, cheap hardware & fixtures, linoleum instead of tile in the bathroom, need to request a hair dryer. Just little things like that, that kept it from being a totally 1st class experience.


Pleasant time

4.0 on June 02, 2016

Lovely setting, great hosts, mattress needs serious upgrade, cannot go back


Beautiful Inn

3.8 on June 02, 2016

What a beautiful stay at this lovely inn! The view of the lake below is gorgeous, and it is even possible to walk to Watkin's Glen from this property. Highly recommended!


Weekend getaway in Watkins

5 on May 30, 2016

Went up to Watkins Glen for a little R&R with my husband. We tend to stay at B&B's and the Idlwilde is one of the best we have stayed at. Wonderful house and our hosts were helpful and informative. Breakfast was excellent. Room was wonderful and immaculate.


Gorgeous Bed & Breakfast at the peak of the hill!

4.4 on May 28, 2016

We loved the view and ambience in this beautiful home. The owners were very nice and accommodating too. Thank you for having us!


Outstanding facility

3.8 on May 19, 2016

Our group (3 couples) experienced a very pleasant stay. The dwelling itself is magnificent. The breakfasts were exceptional. We would stay here again, and highly recommend this B&B to everyone.


lovely B&B

4.6 on May 08, 2016

beautiful rooms and warm, friendly owners.


Best Carriage House I Ever Slept In

3.4 on December 14, 2015

This B&B was a little further from the lake than expected. However it was in a really quite area. I didn't find the owner a strick as some of the reviews I read. The one rule she stresses is locking the doors, so what I lock then at home anyway.


Lovely Bed and Breakfast

3.4 on December 01, 2015

Very lovely bed and breakfast. It is within walking distance from the town, however is up a steep hill, so might be a difficult walk for some. The town has pubs and eateries so the walkability is convenient. Had a nice room with a great view of the lake. We payed a bit of a premium for this room, but it was worth it. The sunrise/set was very pretty from the room. The heater was a bit difficult to work if you are not accustomed to furnaces so we were overly warm most of the night. A set of simple directions would go a long way to make it perfect! Breakfast was served each morning and was very tasty and served promptly upon entering the dining room. Hassle-free enjoyable stay.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Accommodation is located on the first floor of the mansion. The room has one queen bed with a private bath. $170/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Room 2

This accommodation is on the first floor of the mansion and is handicapped accessible. $170/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Room 3

This room is located on the west wing off of the second floor landing. The bath is shared with Room 4 and is directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 4

This room is located on a wing off of the second floor landing. The bath is shared with Room 3 and directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 5

This accommodation is a 2 room suite located on the west wing off of the second floor landing. The bedroom with a double bed is separated by french doors leading to a sitting room with a double sleeper/sofa. $195/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 6

The Master Suite is spacious and elegant with a king bed, 2 fireplaces, sitting room, sun porch and a walk-out deck with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. This suite is perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, or a Get Away Vacation. $299/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $299

Room 7

This spacious room is on the second floor of the mansion and has a fireplace and sitting area. The bath is separate, but private for this room, and is located directly across the hall. Spectacular view of Seneca Lake. $195/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 8

This spacious room, on the second floor of the mansion, has a built in vanity and built in shelves which were popular with Victorian architecture. This spacious room has a sitting area and a breathtaking view of Seneca Lake and garden. $200/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $200

Room 9

Room 9, on the second floor of the mansion, has a superb view overlooking Idlwilde Inn's great lawn, the valley and Seneca Lake. $200/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $200

Room 11

This room is located on the third floor. There is a ceramic tiled fireplace with a uniquely detailed mantle. The bath, directly across the hall, is shared with Room 12. $150/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $150

Room 12

This accommodation is located on the third floor of the mansion. The built in window seats provide a place to read a book or gaze at the beauty of Seneca Lake. The bath, shared with Room 11 is directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 14

This spacious room, on the third floor of the mansion, with it's own sitting area gives the weary traveler a sense of tranquility. The view overlooks the sunken garden and Seneca Lake. $195/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 10

Room 10 boasts the best view of the valley and Seneca lake from its private deck. The cupola makes a cozy sitting room with a wonderful panoramic view. The art deco bathroom adds a nostalgic touch to the suite. $260/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $260

Room 15

Room 15 located across the lawn in the carriage house, is one of the two rooms recently added to our B & B. It is a large, comfortable room with 2 window seats and sitting area where guests can gaze at Seneca Lake and the large front lawn. $195/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 16

Suite 16 with it's cathedral ceiling and ceiling to wall triangular window is said to be the most stunning suite in the area. Its decor and spaciousness pampers our guests. $260/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $260

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Wine country

Airport

Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Rt 14 and Rt. 414 in Watkins Glen, New York (going north), turn left on Rt. 409(Fourth Street). Fourth Street curves to the right and becomes Steuben Street. Go up the hill 4 blocks, turn left on Division Street, go 2 blocks, turn left on Lakeview Avenue, proceed to entrance on right side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Auto Racing, Ithaca College, Windmill farm and craft market, Corning Glass Museum, Cornell University , Time Spell Laser Light Show, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking not allowed inside per fire code.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 years are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum on weekends, 3 nights for main events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit or one night, confirms reservation
  • Cancellations: Deposit for cancelled reservations will be refunded, minus a 10% handling charge, with 15 days advance notice. Groups reservations must be cancelled 30 days in advance for a refund, minus a 10% handling charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carlo, Nancy, John and Maria

Languages spoken

Dutch, Flemish, English, French, German, Italian

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian