This completely restored, century old Queen Anne, Victorian mansion, with wraparound porches, second and third floor watch towers and magnificent views of Seneca Lake, features hand-crafted woodwork, a spacious entry and an elaborate oak staircase leading to five large, airy bedrooms, each with modern private baths. Beautiful in all seasons Watkins Glen offers a wide range of major attractions including the Watkins Glen auto races, area wineries, golf courses and Watkins Glen State Park. The focal point of intimate gatherings and warm weather family reunions, our lighted gazebo overlooking beautiful gardens provides an excellent spot to catch lake breezes in a serene setting. Relax in the comfortable guest living room off the entry, complete with fireplace, TV, VCR and piano. In the adjacent dining room, with stained glass windows, you'll enjoy our gourmet breakfasts at a large table overlooking bird feeder and gardens. Imagine you next getaway at the Seneca Lake Watch Bed & Breakfast.
Decorated in rose, tan and blue tones, this charming, carpeted room with lake views from windows and an adjacent private deck, is furnished with a brass bed, platform rocker, ceiling fan, paintings and various antiques.
Stunning lake views are visible from 3 windows of this carpeted, powder blue and tan room with brass bed. Furnishings include, ceiling fan, wicker chair, some antiques, mirrors, paintings and framed prints. Updated bathroom has lead glass windows.
The Cayuga Room has a tan and rose color scheme, pineapple motif wallpaper and a pineapple headboard. A wicker rocker and chair, ceiling fan and framed prints round out the furnishings. The updated bath features a french window balcony.
A queen-size brass bed in white and Dresden blue setting is the focal point of this floral decor. The room, overlooking gardens, is furnished with a white wicker chair, ceiling fan, paintings, framed prints and mirror.
Perfect for couples alone or for adults with older child, this beige and blue room has a king-size bed, twin bed, and sitting area, a private deck overlooking gardens with a lake view, and is decorated with paintings, framed prints and mirror.
5 on July 08, 2014
George and Julie are just terrific, they really make this place great. It's a wonderful location, just a short walk from town. We've stayed there twice and have been very pleased. The rooms are large and clean and the breakfast is delicious. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone, even those like me who are always wary of the B&B experience.
5 on February 13, 2013
We have gone to the Seneca Lake Watch B&B every August since 1997 (or sooner, not sure) and we LOVE it there. It is our one, annual, getaway. George and Julie (Conway) have become family to us so it's like going "home" but to a much more relaxing pace! Their breakfasts are second to none and rooms are exquisitely furnished and clean. The central air is also welcome in the sometimes hot August days/nights. We especially love sitting on the beautiful large front porch and looking out onto Seneca Lake. There are not enough "stars" to rate this B&B what it deserves!
5 on July 20, 2012
My boyfriend and I recently visited Watkins Glen and stayed with the Conways in the Cayuga Room. It was my boyfriend's birthday weekend and with the wonderful help and amazing service, George was able to prepare a surprise birthday package including a birthday cake, a bottle of Cabernet (from one of the local wineries) and some balloons in the room before our arrival. It definitely made our stay extra special. Location: The location of the B&B is very convenient. A less than 10 minute drive to Watkins Glen State Park and local restaurants and eateries. Another plus was the short driving distances to the wineries along Seneca Lake (we were able to make it to 5 wineries in one day coming back to the B&B in between one of the times to drop off some wine in our room). Parking was very convenient and was always available right in front of the B&B. Room: The Cayuga room was a good size room overlooking the Seneca Lake. It was very well-kept, clean and comfortable. Breakfast: The 3 course breakfast was amazing!!! I am a foodie and loved the different creations Julie came up with. She is a wonderful cook and baker. The baked eggs with bacon was definitely my favorite. Innkeepers: George and Julie were very friendly and accommodating. George was able to give us wonderful recommendations on where to eat and even offered to help us make reservations. Overall I would definitely recommend this B&B if you are visting Watkins Glen!! Everything was amazing. Thank you George and Julie! --mabel & jeff
5 on September 12, 2011
We recently spent 3 nights mid August with the Conways in Watkins Glen. There were 4 couples, each with our own bath which was one of our prerequisites (you do need to bring a hairdryer). We took over the entire second floor which also consisted of a small kitchen with a refrigerator - bonus! Breakfast each morning was delicious and the hospitality was fun-loving and gracious. We had two guests one who is wheat-free and the other gluten-free. George and Julie were extremely accommodating and altered recipes to fit each of their diets accordingly. The location was awesome as it sits up on a hill with some views of the lake, and just a short walk into town (with sidewalks). We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch, the back deck and the gazebo. We felt right at home. I would highly recommend the Seneca Lake Watch B&B. When back in the Watkins Glen area, you can be sure we will be giving George and Julie a call.
5 on August 01, 2011
If you are visiting Watkins Glen, NY, and enjoy B&B accommodations, this B&B is excellent. George and Julie are fabulous hosts, the accommodations are immaculate and beautiful, the location is perfect, and the views from the home are stunning. Breakfasts are wonderfully prepared and ample, and they have the best coffee ever. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Thank you George and Julie for a great weekend. Dianne and Bill
Countryside, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)
Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, National Forest, Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen Theatre, Watkins Glen Race Track, Corning Glass Center, Seneca Lake, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR , Guest kitchen for snacks
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, lunch & dinner cruises, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
George and Julie Conway
Prior to owning Seneca Lake Watch B&B, George and Julie lived in the metropolitan New York area and worked in Manhattan. George was in marketing at American Express and AT&T and Julie was a freelance editor. George and Julie spent 5 years in the Navy, living in locations from Kittery, Maine to Jacksonville, Florida. They have always enjoyed staying in B&Bs and chose the Finger Lakes because they enjoy wine and wine making, skiing, skating, and just spending time outdoors.