5 on June 16, 2014
Meeting Gita and her family of cats was a wonderful experience! I am typically a dog lover, but her cats were great to meet and be around! Her close association with the Farm Sanctuary gave us a great perspective even before we visited for our volunteer day. Gita's collection of wonderful animal-oriented movies and non-animal cookbooks and baked goods and her wealth of information added to our experience!! Our room was wonderful. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast for any animal lover! Diana, Penfield NY
Diana - thanks so much for your kind words. I understand that you all had a great time painting barns during your work party. I've seen photos and you all did a great job. Hope to have you stay here again.
5 on April 15, 2014
We arrived with chocolate cake waiting for us! Whether you're visiting wine country or nearby Farm Sanctuary, this place is a must. The owner will make you feel at home and the atmosphere is so inviting. Gorgeous deck, lovely rooms, and by far the best breakfasts! The bonus was meeting the awesome cats of the Ginger Cat- such personalities and they gave me my animal fix while away from home. We have already booked our next visit!
5 on October 30, 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Ginger Cat. Gita was a gracious hostess and a delight to converse with. Her weekend brunches are absolutely delicious and kept us full until dinner time. The place was very clean and fruit was left out for guests to snack on at night. Her cats were all so beautiful and friendly and were kept separate from the guest quarters. Gita provided us with ideas for restaurants that serve vegan food and vegan wineries. We were minutes away from Farm Sanctuary. My husband and I are definitely coming back.
5 on October 29, 2013
From the moment I arrived to the minute I left this most beautiful, warm and invitiing bed and breakfast, it was a "calgon take me away" experience. Due to extreme Friday afternoon traffic coming from New York, I didn't arrive until 10:00 pm, but Gita was very accomodating and even left me a slice of chocolate cake that was so delicious I wouldn't have known it was vegan! The house smelt like beautiful herbs that were not nauseauting but pleasant, clean and inviting. My room was huge with these large blankets. I immediately fell in and went right to sleep. But the breakfast is what everyone should get a chance to experience!! Gita made us an all vegan buffet of waffles, sausage and peppers, fruit with yogurt, baked fruit crisp, coffee, salad and berries!!! So delicious! At this point I already wanted to move in. But then came the bestest part for me...we got to meet her six cats that she keeps separated from the bed and breakfast area. But when you walk in you would never know that Gita had cats! The place is immaculately clean and reminds me of a Martha Stewart cottage! Gita only allows folks to meet her cats who express an interest. I would gladly stay at this bed and breakfast again and again because of the gracious hospitality, clean and inviting space, delicious food and wonderful hostess. Liz
4.4 on October 25, 2013
Good vegan food and comfortable, quiet place. Enjoyed the cat contact!
5 on October 19, 2013
We had the pleasure of staying at the Ginger Cat Bed and Breakfast on our trip to visit the Farm Sanctuary in October. Our one night stay at the Ginger Cat was relaxing and cozy. We arrived rather late in the evening but Gita greeted us in the drive way and had two pieces of delicious vegan brownies waiting for us in our room. Our room was clean and very cozy. We had a delicious vegan breakfast awaiting us in the morning. There was a great variety of things to choose fro to eat. Everything was yummy. Gita was a very gracious host and introduced us to her beautiful cats. I would recommend the Ginger Cat to anyone who would like a cozy, quiet, and relaxing bed and breakfast.
4.0 on October 01, 2013
The service was excellent, the rooms charming, the food good (even though we are not vegan). The only thing I would have wished for is a sitting area.
Thank you for your kind review and the constructive feedback. I've thought of possibly expanding the breakfast room to add a sitting/lounge area, but just haven't been able to justify the cost. B&B guests are always welcome to relax in the living room of the main house so long as they don't mind getting some cat fur on their clothing or cats on their laps.
5 on September 25, 2013
We stayed at the Ginger Cat for our Visit to Farm Sanctuary.We Highly recommend The Ginger Cat for any stay in the Watkins Glenn area. Gita is a wonderfull host and a great cook.
4.2 on September 11, 2013
Quiet, pleasant, accomdating, environmentally considerate B&B
4.6 on August 29, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Ginger Cat. Gita could not have been more accomodating. The room was very comfortable, vegan and gluten free food outstanding and outside grounds beautiful. A wonderful place to be.
4.8 on August 28, 2013
Lovely house on 15 acres. Great vegan breakfast and the company of friendly felines.
3.8 on August 28, 2013
Warm and inviting, clean, quiet and peaceful. Each morning we enjoyed delicious vegan breakfasts, complete with freshly picked garden vegetables. And an added bonus - fun with the resident felines! We had a wonderful time at the Ginger Cat B&B. I highly recommend it to anyone who plans to visit the area.
4.4 on August 28, 2013
Convenient location. Great vegan food. Extremely clean.
5 on August 07, 2013
The ginger cat is a great B&B with a peaceful atmosphere, recently renovated clean rooms/bathroom, comfortable beds, and an inn keeper that is extremely compassionate about making you feel relaxed and at home.
4.6 on August 04, 2013
The inkeeper was very nice and kind. She gave us great tips on things to do in the area and places to eat. The breakfast was exceptional. Vegans and non-vegans would appreciate the delicious food. This b&b is a must visit for vegans!
4.8 on July 27, 2013
This place was excellent, the food was amazing, the service was great and the cats were adorable. /not the best for a romantic getaway, but for a relaxing weekend it was perfect.
5 on July 08, 2013
My husband and I received a gift certificate to Ginger Cat for Christmas. I can never repay our family for this wonderful present. It was an AMAZING stay at Ginger Cat. We were graciously welcomed by Gita. She provided for our every need without us even needing to ask. She was so thoughtful and attentive. The food was FANTASTIC and VEGAN. We have been vegan for 3 years now and do a lot of home cooking because getting "good" vegan food out can be really HARD. Gita surely turned that line of thinking upside down. Everything was fresh and wonderful. The grounds of Ginger Cat are beautiful and calming. We even got to share in a private "fireworks" show put on by her local fireflies. It was great! Her resident kitties were lovely and agreeable to be petted by us on our request (They are not in the bed and breakfast but, in her home, separate from your quarters.) Gita was also a great resource for wonderful humane things to do and places to eat in the Finger Lakes region. She also chatted with us and was very open to share about her work with kitty shelters and the Farm Sanctuary. These conversations and this stay at Ginger Cat reaffirmed my commitment to veganism. I couldn't thank Gita enough for that. Do yourself a favor and get there ASAP!
5 on June 27, 2013
We had a wonderful two night stay at the Ginger cat. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the vegan breakfast were filling and fantastic, and Gita is a wonderful and generous host. She shared an ice cream cake with us, baked my wife an early birthday cake, and introduced us to her adorable feline family. Plus, we were able to stroll through her garden and watch hundreds of fireflies come out in the evening. Thanks for the great experience!
4.8 on June 24, 2013
We had such a fantastic stay at The GInger Cat. Gita was extremely welcoming and friendly. The gardens at the Ginger Cat were so beautiful and our breakfast was absolutely delicious. Everything was very clean. It was a great find!
5 on June 18, 2013
In addition to being a delightful person, Gita is also an amazing hostess and a fantastic cook. We stayed here for our wedding at Farm Sanctuary and I'm so glad we picked this place. It was so comfortable it felt like we were at my parent's house or something. The food each morning was fresh, healthy, and delicious. Gita quickly picked up on my lack of interest in fruit (I'm a picky and abnormal vegan) and made me other things instead. I was always disappointed when I could only force myself to eat 3 servings each day, I wanted it all! And did I mention the cats? Hanging out with them for a few minutes helped to ease the longing for our own furry babies. This place is perfect. The next time we come back to the area we'll definitely be staying here again. Laura & Dani Columbus, Ohio
4.8 on May 29, 2013
The Ginger Cat is a really great vegan bed and breakfast. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Gita is very kind and hospitable and we loved being able to hang out with the cats which she keeps separately from the guest quarters. We stayed over the weekend and she made an absolutely delicious brunch. The only thing that kept it from being perfect was the fact that you don't have your own bathroom. If that changes in the future, I think The Ginger Cat would be ideal. I would definitely go back though. The area is beautiful and very close to Farm Sanctuary.
5 on May 29, 2013
We couldn't have asked for a nice place to stay, beautiful property, and better hospitality by Gita! Highly recommend staying here and look forward to coming back next time we're in Watkins Glen, NY. Josh & Katya (Baltimore, MD)
5 on May 27, 2013
My wife and I's stay with our hostess Gita was fantastic! Gita recommended some great local restaurants with fabulous food. Our rooms and facilities were very clean and Gita was very warm and friendly and we were able to have some very interesting conversations with her during our stay. We will definitely be making a return trip!
4.8 on May 01, 2013
Host Gita Devi couldn't be lovelier and takes excellent care of her guests. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless and her breakfasts are incredible (and all vegan, of course). Stay once and you'll never want to stay anywhere else!
5 on November 11, 2012
This place is amazing. The owner, Gita, is very accommodating, and prepares the best vegan dishes. The breakfast was very hearty and healthy. The rooms are the very nice sized, clean, and also there is free cake waiting for you upon arrival. I would definitely go back again and would recommend to a friend!
4.8 on November 07, 2012
Loved our room, loved the food, loved the kitties and loved how close it is to Farm Sancutary.
5 on October 16, 2012
Our stay at Ginger Cat was relaxing and felt like we were visiting someone we had known for a long time. The area is beautiful. Gita and the kitties, who stay in their own space away from the B and B part, are charming and friendly. Breakfast was a vegan delight that would be enjoyed by non vegans as well.
4.8 on October 09, 2012
Just returned from a fabulous stay at the Ginger Cat B&B -- and do I ever miss it! The owner, Gita, keeps a beautiful, clean, sunny, and inviting country home, on quiet, serene grounds just a short drive from the quaint town of Watkins Glen, Senaca Lake, and the must-visit Farm Sanctuary. Should you be a vegan/vegetarian or cat-lover, do yourself a favor and stay here -- you will be so glad that you did! My family and I were treated to spectacular fresh, delicious vegan meals (loved by even my meat-eating father) with an abundance of choices, daily visits on the owner's side of the house with 6 of the sweetest cats you'll meet, and hospitality, great conversation, and good advice on how to navigate the area. I felt as though I was visiting a favorite aunt and was truly "right at home" here. Would definitely return!
5 on September 19, 2012
There is really no choice to make when deciding where to stay when visiting this area. Gita makes sure that you are well fed and get to stay in an impeccably clean room. This was our third stay and we already can't wait to go back. Her cooking and overall hospitality will impress you for sure. Bring some wine back after wine tasting in Watkins Glen and enjoy it on her deck while star-gazing at night. Ahhh.
4.6 on September 09, 2012
It is a rarity to find a vegan B&B, even more rare to find a good one, and rarest to find a good one in the middle of nowhere. If you are anywhere near the finger lakes regions of upstate NY the Ginger Cat B&B is a great choice (even if you aren't vegan). The owner shares her home, cats, 10+ acre yard, hospitality, recommendations, and good food with all.
4.8 on August 28, 2012
We had a wonderful time at Ginger Cat! The room was beautiful, the food was delicious, and Gita was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the stars at night. We would definitely come back.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
My son and I barely stayed for a half of day, but in that short time, I knew I would stay there again if in the area. Gita, the innkeeper, is very friendly, helpful, and loves to share her felines with her guests. She thought of our every need, including two slices of carob cake, waiting for us in the bedroom. Thinking that my 22-year-old son wouldn't want to share the bed with me, Gita had a made up air mattress waiting for us. The set-up of her B & B gives the guests privacy from her part of the house, with our own kitchen area. The breakfast was all homemade, vegan, and wonderful-tasting, including sun-dried tomato bread, fruit and yogurt, and an apple-oat pie. This is what I wrote in her guest book: It's tough to write when the time's been short, but there's still wonderful things I have to report, It's not like the cat's got my tongue; with me that's something that never goes wrong, Your cats, both alive and portrayed in art, have kept my eyes focused, right from the start, Everywhere I look, a cat can be seen; they all are special and cause me to beam, I love your wonderful kind of down-home hospitality; you've covered our every need and necessity, "The Ginger Cat" has been a high point of our vacation, and will certainly be mentioned for any B & B recommendation!!! Anita Schumer
4.6 on August 27, 2012
My Partner and I recently stayed here and we could not have asked for better accommodations. Gita treated us with professionals and kindness welcoming us to her home and treating us to wonderful service. Familiar with the area, Gita's recommendations to local shops and attractions made our much to short stay spectacular. Upon arrival we were welcomed with fresh fruit from the gardens and chocolate cake waiting in our room. Waking to beautiful scenery, we had fresh coffee and tea while walking barefoot through the garden. We then dined on freshly made waffles, baked tofu, local organic veggies, hash browns and fresh fruit. The food was healthy, fresh, astoundingly delicious and all cruelty free. Staying at the The Ginger Cat was the perfect fit for our trip to Farm Sanctuary and Watkins Glen and we will certainly be back to visit.
5 on August 15, 2012
We were able to rent a room with Gita at the last minute. It was the best thing that could have happened. She is an absolute doll. The rooms, bathroom and common area are VERY clean, the food that she makes is all homemade and wonderful. I have to be honest...I was nervous that it was a vegan bed & breakfast since my husband is a meats and potatoe's kind of guy, but he enjoyed all of the food. Gita was so sweet and friendly that you just delt like you were home. We will definitely be going back next year.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad that you felt so at home and the food met with your husband's approval. I hope you do come back next year and spend more time so you can explore all that there is to do around here.
4.0 on August 07, 2012
Absolutely love the breakfast served,delicious!! Also, the assortment of feline beauties was such a plus for me. They were just wonderful
4.8 on August 04, 2012
Our stay at the Ginger Cat was extremely relaxing and exceeded our expectations. The breakfasts were incredible, and Gita was very generous. Her rooms were organized and offered many activities to do in and around the Watkins Glen area, accommodating many interests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and just talking about our trip made our friends begin to plan their own stay at the Ginger Cat! I am looking forward to staying again at my favorite B&B!
Thanks so much. Hope to see you again next year!
3.8 on August 01, 2012
We stayed at the Ginger Cat B&B for a night. My only issue is that this is basically renting a room in someone's house for an evening. There are 2 rooms that are available, and only one bathroom for all to share. We had to share the bathroom with another couple, which did make things more challenging. I suggest allowing guests to use another bathroom on the premises, or to have another bathroom installed. On a positive note, the food was amazing. Breakfast was fantastic, and plenty of it. The site is very clean.
5 on July 29, 2012
Everything was great, room was clean, bathroom was neat, breakfast was delicious. Gita is the best! If you love cats, this place will make it extra special for you because Gita has six cats. I stayed for five nights and had the best time. Highly recommend this B&B.
4.6 on July 27, 2012
Wonderful place to get away in a lovely setting with a most welcoming, warm and friendly host. Thank you Gita! Also very pleased with nearby dog boarding facility. Declan wanted to stay after his bath and visit.
5 on July 23, 2012
My husband and I spent a night here while visiting Farm Sanctuary down the road. Gita, the was a wonderful hostess! Our room was adorable and very homey and we felt very, well, at home! :) There's a great kitchen area that she keeps well stocked with wonderful goodies for her guests. I was also very excited to see she had a large collection of VegNews magazines, which I enjoyed during a rainy afternoon. She had pointed out that there was Thursday night karaoke night at Harvest Cafe, so we went and had a WONDERFUL time and the best nachos I've had in my life! I highly recommend the Ginger Cat. (And the cats -- which reside in her part of the house -- are so sweet!)
4.8 on July 19, 2012
Gita was extremely warm and welcoming and accomodating to our specific needs. The food was exceptional.
4.8 on July 18, 2012
I would recommend thie Ginger Cat to family and friends!
5 on July 11, 2012
Gita is so warm and welcoming. Beds and bathrooms are clean and comfortable. Gita is knowledgeable about the area and makes great recommendations for food and recreation. She also runs a cat rescue but the cats are separated from guest's quarters so no worries for people who don't love cats. However we love them and we were allowed to meet them which made our visit even more enjoyable. We love this place.
4.6 on July 11, 2012
I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this bed and breakfast. Gita is extremely sweet and thoughtful. We arrived to cherries and tea on the table and chocolate cake on the beds. The rooms were clean and comfortable; a perfect mixture of that homey meets hotel feeling. The bathroom contained animal friendly toiletries that I greatly appreciated as I tend to travel light. Her property is beautiful; I wish we would have had time to walk it and pick blackberries. The brunch that she serves on the weekends is bountiful and utterly delicious. She was so kind to my daughter and allowed her to go over to her personal area to greet her friendly cats. I will stay here again any time that I am back in the area. It was WONDERFUL.
5 on June 18, 2012
We stayed for one night and had a wonderful time with Gita and the cats. The room was very nice, the breakfast wonderful, and the starts beautiful. We will definitely be back!
It was a pleasure to meet you and I do hope you'll come back for a longer stay next time!
5 on December 01, 2011
The location couldn't have been better, just minutes from tons of wineries, a quick drive to farm sanctuary (which Gita was not only knowledgable about, but passionate about as well), and access to main st. just a few minutes away. The room was peaceful and quiet, the cats were fantastic, and the food... well, the food was incredible. It's definitely on our once a year to do list now!
5 on November 23, 2011
Located close to Farm Sanctuary, this wonderful animal-friendly B&B has everything! Terrific vegan food, a kind and friendly innkeeper, and outgoing and affectionate cats. The rooms are attractive and comfortable and even the soaps in the bathroom are vegan.
It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you again.
4.8 on October 13, 2011
The Ginger Cat B&B has raised the bar for all B&Bs. The hospitality was outstanding, the food sensational, and the cleanliness impeccable. This is my second stay there and the quality and value is consistent.
4.6 on October 04, 2011
Needless to say the inntaker Gita loves cats. I personally love cats but I was a little concerned that my friend might not want to stay in a B&B with seven feline friends. It turned out to be a non-issue. The inntaker Gita was very considerate to people who might not feel comfortable to be around many cats so she separated the cats from the area that the guests would stay. On top of that, I did not spot any cat hair in the guest area. If you have cats you would know how humanly impossible to have your place cat hair-free! Gita also made amazing vegan food, my friend and I were not vegan yet we both enjoyed the food from soy yogurt based parfait, French toast, scone to burrito. The location of the B&B is very convenient and close to the wineries on the west side of the Seneca lake. We also took a walk around the area in the evening and it was peaceful and serene. The only downside of the B&B is that it only offers a shared bathroom between two guest rooms. However I was not bothered by it since the bathroom was tidy and spotless at all times. I had a great time staying in this B&B as a great getaway from the city and will definitely consider staying in the Ginger Cat B&B again when i visit the Finger Lakes area next time.
I'm really glad that you both had an enjoyable stay here. Keeping the cats out of the guest quarters really does make a difference re: cat hair! Hope you'll come visit again next year.
5 on August 22, 2011
Gita was very warm and welcoming and offered many good ideas on things to do and places to eat. It was wonderful to stay at a vegan bed and breakfast. I felt like I was at home; meeting her furry companions only added to that feeling. The breakfasts were delicious, I only regret not staying during a weekend because I missed out on her brunch! I will be recommending the Ginger Cat to anyone who is visiting the area, I can't wait to visit again!
4.6 on July 27, 2011
Whether you're vegan or not, if you find yourself in the Watkins Glen area, a stay at the Ginger Cat is a must. Clean and cozy, the house is incredibly relaxing on acres of quiet land. Add to that the insanely good food and a fantastic hostess and you have a spectacular home away from home! Highly recommend.
5 on July 05, 2011
We recently stayed at Ginger Cat Bed and Breakfast. We loved Gita and the vegan food was excellent. Very clean and beds are very comfortable.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I hope you'll be back again soon~
4.6 on July 03, 2011
The main things that impressed me, other than the niceness and warmth of the innkeeper, Gita, were the cleanliness and the food! We have lots of cats too and it is nearly impossible to keep the fur cleaned up. There was not a hairball to be seen! My husband and I both wondered how she does it. And the food was delicious, abundant, local for the most part, homemade, and creative! The morning of our stay, we had (all vegan) french toast, scones, lemon-pepper tofu (which I could not get enough of and ate all that was left after everyone else finished), a fruit salad, and a local veggie salad with homemade dressing. The grounds are beautiful and our stay was very special, relaxing, and yummy!
I've trained the cats to clean up after themselves :-). Glad you enjoyed the food and you now understand why I'm addicted to the lemon-pepper tofu... Hope to see you again soon.
5 on May 22, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Ginger Cat in the Finger Lakes region the first weekend of May. We were welcomed with delicious chocolate cake in our room and an introduction to Gita's friendly feline housemates! The food was excellent, the house was really cute, the bed was comfortable and we slept like babies. We'd never stayed at a B and B before but can guarantee that we'll be visiting the Ginger Cat again! Thanks Gita!
5 on October 14, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Ginger Cat. Gita is an amazing cook and lovely host. The house is located very close to wineries, Watkins Glen State Park, and most importantly for us, Farm Sanctuary. The house is comfortable, quiet and has a great view of the stars at night from the deck. It was quite relaxing having a cup of tea on the deck while star gazing. I highly recommend staying at Ginger Cat. Gita made us feel like one of her family. I will certainly be back.
5 on September 02, 2010
My husband and I recently stayed at Ginger Cat and we are already looking forward to our next trip. Gita, the innkeeper, is a wealth of information on the local area and a delight to talk to. She greeted us with an afternoon snack (chocolate cake) and her breakfasts were filling and delicious. We enjoyed fresh baked muffins, breads, fruit from the garden, soy yogurt parfaits and bean & corn burritos. The inn itself is impeccably clean (Gita cleans common areas several times each day) and the rooms are very comfortable. We felt right at home and would highly recommend the Ginger Cat to anyone. It far exceeded our expectations.