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Idlwilde Inn

JMCN, LLC One Lakeview Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)
4.3
152 Reviews
$115 - $285
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Accommodation is located on the first floor of the mansion. The room has one queen bed with a private bath. $160/night

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

Room 2

This accommodation is on the first floor of the mansion and is handicapped accessible. $160/night

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

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. $115/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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. $115/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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. $185/night

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

Room 6

The Master Suite is spacious and elegant with a king bed, 2 fireplaces, sitting room, sunporch 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. $285/night

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

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. $185/night

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

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. $195/night

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

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. $195/night

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

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. $145/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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 Senecal Lake. The bath, shared with Room 11 is directly across the hall. $115/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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. $185/night

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

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. $245/night

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

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. $185/night

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

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. $245/night

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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152 Reviews

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Simple Bliss

5 on July 09, 2014

Once again it was a delight to be back for a visit with the family. John, Maria, Nancy and Carlo have got to be the best hosts of any Bed and Breakfast I have visited over the many years of travel. The Mansion is a step back in time to a simpler way of what life was like in the late 1800's. You will be instantly relaxed when you arrive to this regal home, a warm welcome by the owners to their immaculately clean property and the rest is Bliss.... Sincerely Peter T.


Idlwilde Inn

2.6 on July 09, 2014

beautiful house but no hairdryer no options for breakfast-set meal every morning no tea or coffee maker in the room towels not refreshed everyday


wonderful stay

4.6 on June 18, 2014

Great hosts and definitely worth the cost. This was our second time there. We had a multi-state reunion with friends and everyone had a great experience.


Great location

4.6 on June 18, 2014

The people were very nice and you couldn't ask for a better location. The grounds were great.


A Great Stay

5 on May 22, 2014

Only stayed one night. The Idlewilde is a beautifully restored old mansion with a good view of Seneca Lake. Our host, Maria, couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. We want to go back!


My Watkins Glen Stay

4.8 on May 21, 2014

The view of the lake was fantastic, the hosts were genuinely caring, and were able to share some of the history of this wonderful antique home. Very wonderful!!


Wonderful place to stay!

4.4 on May 21, 2014

We had a group of 20 stay at the Inn for the weekend, and we all had a really great time. The Inn is impeccably furnished, and every room has its own nuances that make it interesting and comfortable. The innkeepers were friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommended!


Beautiful B&B

2.8 on May 21, 2014

The physical building and grounds were absolutely prestine and beautifully restored. I felt like I had the priviledge of going back in time. The only disappointment was their extremely too strick rules for even having a cup of coffee in your room. Food and drink could only be consumed on the outside porch. I have stayed in several B&B's where we could have a cup of coffee, soda or even a class of wine in your room. Also other B&B's had coffee available throughout the day and evening and early morning before breakfast. Not at Idlwilde! When you are dealing with senior citizens you don't have to worry about an unruly crowd. When breakfast was over with the kitchen and dinning room were locked up very tightly. You felt you had to get out of there. At their prices this is very disappointing to the fact we would not stay their again.


Lovely place to stay

4.6 on November 12, 2013

We had a wonderful time. Grounds are beautiful, and the Inn is amazing. Highly recommended, and we would definitely stay again.


Our late summer visit

5 on November 07, 2013

We spent several nights at the Idlwilde and it was lovely. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are pretty and the breakfasts were delicious. Be sure to take the time to sit on the porch and enjoy the quiet. We had a wonderful time! Check out the photo book in the living room for a history of the renovation of this spectacular house. Tom and Wendy Mullin


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Village, Wine country

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

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Children over 12 years are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum on weekends, 3 nights for main events
  • 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


Details

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

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