Peaceful country location, Eco-friendly, vegan. Minutes from Farm Sanctuary, the Finger Lakes Wineries, Corning and Ithaca. Winner 2009 VegNews Award as Favorite Veg B&B. Pet-friendly.
5 on April 15, 2015
Highly recommend this lovely bed and breakfast located in the perfect area- close to the wineries, Watkins Glen and Farm Sanctuary. During our weekend stay we arrived to Gita's scrumptious chocolate cake awaiting us in our room. Weekend breakfast is always so delicious- best frittata ever! A wonderful place, a wonderful owner. Highly recommend it and also meeting the cats of the Ginger Cat is a must! :)
5 on November 02, 2014
A perfect place to stay for a fall getaway! The bedroom and bathroom were very clean and cozy. Breakfast was delicious and the perfect way to start our day.
5 on October 27, 2014
We felt as though we were staying with family or a long term friend. The food we ate during our stay was to die for, and being that it was vegan, nothing had to! We felt the Ginger cat was a wonderful experience in it's own right and also served as a perfect point from which to visit the local attractions of Watkins Glen and neighboring cities. Gita quickly won us over with kindness and hospitality during our stay, and we grew quite fond of her cats as well. The time we spent at the Ginger cat will stay with us, and we look forward to return trips in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
AWESOME! It was a pleasure having you both stay here and I'm so glad that you got to participate in the Peace Meal Supper Club as well. I do hope that you'll be back next year. The cats all send their best meows :-)
4.6 on October 04, 2014
My girlfriend and I came out for a 2-night stay to enjoy Ithaca, Watkins Glen, the Farm Sanctuary, and the early fall foliage. Gita was a great host, greeting our arrival with pieces of moist chocolate cake, fresh fruits, a chance to hang out with her adorable, affectionate cats, and helpful information about things to do in the area and vegan options for food, drinks, and even desserts. Gita had mowed paths among wildflowers on her sizable property, so we decided to spend some time walking amidst the flowers and bees and enjoying the clean, crisp fall air. We had 2 brunches, both of them substantial, healthy, and delicious, with generous opportunity for 2nd helpings. Tofu scramble one day, breakfast burritos the next, each time accompanied by vegan granola parfait, fruits and vegetables. The well water, due to its sulfur flavor or content, was a bit hard to swallow for non-well-water drinkers (even with the double filtration), so if you anticipate being sensitive to that, we recommend bringing your own bottled or filtered water. But regardless, we highly recommend this place and would definitely want to go back. Oh, and for people living near NYC, the opportunity to see the Milky Way on a clear night was amazing.
5 on September 19, 2014
Our stay was one of the most pleasant vacations I've ever had. Gita was a very gracious hostess and the breakfasts that she prepared were exceptional. They included fresh-picked, locally-grown produce and some of the best dishes I've eaten since becoming a vegan. Her recommendations for where to go and what to see were very helpful. An added bonus is that it's located far enough away from most ambient light which allows for wonderful star gazing on a clear night.
5 on September 16, 2014
We stayed at the Ginger Cat with understanding that it would be only one night. Plans change and the Ginger Cat found us another B-n-B to stay at the following night. She really went out of our way to make certain we were taken care of in no uncertain terms. The food rivaled that of some 4 and 5 star restaurants. Quiet and lovely night. We both would stay again.
I'm glad that the other B&B worked out. It was so nice to meet you both and I hope you come back and stay for a longer time. And thanks for the incredible compliment on the food!
4.8 on September 06, 2014
Relaxing, peaceful and perfect. Breakfast was amazing and delicious. I would not hesitate to return in the future, my wife and I had a wonderful time!
4.6 on September 01, 2014
Gita was so nice and accommodating. It was so great to be able to stay at a vegan B&B. The atmosphere was ripe with conversation.
3.4 on August 27, 2014
European bed and breakfast accomodations often consist of a family-style spare bedroom in someone's home. Their charm comes from the chance to interact with the owner, perhaps over a meal, and to get off the usual tourist path. So it is with the Ginger Cat. Gita is a thoughtful host who welcomed us into her home, offered lots of loving attention to our canine traveling companion, and drew us in to a lively political discussion over breakfast in the kitchen. I recommend the Ginger Cat for travlers wishing to avoid anonymous hotels, in addition to animal lovers and those following a vegan lifestyle.
I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your stay here. Because my cats are not so crazy about dogs and I respect their wishes and won't bring a dog into my part of the house, I always enjoy having canine guests coming to stay, along with their humans. Hope you'll stay here again.
5 on August 25, 2014
The Ginger Cat was the perfect place for me to stay for my first visit to Watkins Glen! Gita was an amazing hostess providing us with local tips and the most amazing food. Rooms were attractive, clean, and comfortable. I am looking forward to my next visit to Watkins Glen and the Ginger Cat!
Nightly Rate: $95 - $110
Nightly Rate: $95 - $110
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 25 miles
From Watkins Glen: Route 14N to 14AN (Penn Yan/Dundee) Go through Reading Center, past the big white church Take your next LEFT onto Altay Road and we're the 3rd house on the RIGHT.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Farm Sanctuary, Corning Museum of Glass, Ithaca Farmers Market, Windmill Crafts Market, Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen State Park/Gorge, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
vegan cooking/baking gardening animal rights environmental issues cat rescue
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free