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.
Accommodation is located on the first floor of the mansion. The room has one queen bed with a private bath. $160/night
This accommodation is on the first floor of the mansion and is handicapped accessible. $160/night
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4.0 on September 17, 2014
Great place to stay, fantastic location!
3.4 on September 14, 2014
Idlwide is a massive and historic home with an impressive view and the owners friendly and shared the history of the building readily. Bathroom was minimum and tight, and not much fun to "share" with others. Breakfast was good, but not impressive for the price.
5 on September 10, 2014
The Idlwilde Inn is everything that you are looking for in a stay at an Inn. It is an authentic, beautifully restored Great House. There are parlors for reading and relaxing in...and expansive front porch, a fantastic view of Seneca Lake and beautifully maintained grounds. They serve a wonderful gourmet breakfast every morning-special dishes with beautiful touches for the eye as well. I have stayed in many of the 15 rooms and they all were delightful. Where shared baths are chosen-not to worry, it will be with only one other room and they are - as well as all of your rooms, immaculate! But the most wonderful aspect of your stay will be meeting the Hosts, Maria, John, Carlos and Nancy.... they will do all that they can to make your stay wonderful from lending you an extension cord to charge your auxiliary car battery to suggesting wonderful day trips in the Watkins Glen area. Book early for whatever event you are planning on attending in the Glen area as the Inn books early for all of them. Prices can accommodate the budget traveler and just around $100/night or pamper the luxury traveler with room number 7-the former master suite for the original family. I have stayed there about 8-10 times, going for Vintage Car Weekend and have enjoyed every time.
4.4 on September 03, 2014
This house is absolutely beautiful! Very well maintained and clean. Make sure you take time to visit the gazebo, lovely! The breakfast was very nice and prompt. The house is 3 stories so beware if stairs are difficult. Our room was large an VERY well air conditioned.
3.6 on August 20, 2014
Enjoyed our stay very much. The inn and it's ground were beautifully maintained. The bed was very comfortable. Could have used an extra shelf in the bathroom, otherwise everything was great.
5 on August 18, 2014
We stayed at the Inn for 4 nights. The Inn was clean, neat and well maintained
3.4 on August 12, 2014
A gorgeous old home sitting above the small town of Watkins Glen, with a charming and attentive innkeeper. However, information about local dining options was sadly out of date; our top floor room, though charming, was dark, and the building was in need of fresh paint.
5 on August 11, 2014
My husband and I stayed in Room 6 for two nights of our honeymoon and we were so glad we did. The property is beautiful and well cared for. Maria takes great pride in her work and is very knowledgeable of the area. We felt very welcomed and I was very appreciative of how our host went out of her way to accommodate my vegan lifestyle. Our stay was peaceful and relaxing, which was exactly what we were hoping for. Our room had a breathtaking view of the lake, which was great for watching the sun rise. I would absolutely recommend this B&B!
4.4 on August 05, 2014
Had a great time. Only wish there was coffee available early in the AM.
3.0 on August 04, 2014
The B&B was decent, the owner worked with us on our arrival night as we were later getting in then usual, however, if you want a comfortable place to stay in the summer, I'm not sure I'd chose this hotel. We were on the first floor and at night the room was very stuffy and warm as there were only two small holes in the ceiling that the air came through, we even tried opening the windows at night as it was cooler to let air in but there were no screens on the windows so we just a bunch of bugs in the room. Can't see much of the lake, my friends stayed on Keuka lake and it was much nicer over there, didn't like Seneca Lake very much, I'd recommend staying on Keuka!
Countryside, Lakeside, Village, Wine country
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Carlo, Nancy, John and Maria
Dutch, Flemish, English, French, German, Italian
Low fat , Vegetarian