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.
4.0 on July 20, 2016
We had only scheduled one day there (on a Monday) but by morning I wished we could stay another day. It is very close to Farm Sanctuary and Gita used to work there. A warm and welcoming place. Wonderful breakfast! Also a great library of vegan-related books. (There is something wrong with the bedandbreakfast.com website. I tried to rate it as "Outstanding" but it would not accept the rating. Don't know why.) We will be back...
5 on July 13, 2016
It was a pleasure staying with Gita during a recent vist to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen -- I'd highly recommend the Ginger Cat without hesitation!
Thank you so much. Hope you'll be back again.
5 on July 08, 2016
Gita was the perfect hostess and knowing the entire B/B was vegan made the space very peaceful and serene.
It was wonderful having you stay at the B&B.
5 on May 25, 2016
If you are visiting the Watkins Glen area, this B&B is very convenient to town, wineries, and to the Farm Sanctuary. The vegan food is delicious and plentiful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the B&B owner is very gracious. Highly recommend this B&B.
5 on May 18, 2016
The Ginger Cat was the perfect place to stay, close to Watkins Glen, and situated on a lovely and very peaceful parcel of land. Gita, our hostess, was wonderful and made us the most gorgeous vegan breakfasts. The B&B itself was very nice and absolutely immaculate. We would certainly seek out this B&B again.
Thank you so much for this great review. I hope to see you again.
5 on April 25, 2016
An excellent stay. We really enjoyed our time and will be coming back!
5 on April 07, 2016
Gita was a very gracious host, the food was DELICIOUS, the room was clean and comfortable, the area is GORGEOUS, the bed and breakfast is out in the country and VERY peaceful, and of course the cats were darling. Our dogs came with us and were welcomed warmly and also had a fabulous time. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast whether you are vegan/vegetarian or not!
Thanks for the great review. It was so nice to meet you AND the dogs. I saw that you viewed their photos on my Facebook page. It's a good thing you left when you did because we got another 4 inches of snow on Sunday night into Monday. Crazy weather. Hope you are all able to come back again this year.
5 on February 21, 2016
My partner and I absolutely loved our one-night stay at Ginger Cat this past Valentine's Day. When we arrived, Gita surprised us with two delicious heart-shaped chocolate desserts in our room. The breakfast that we were treated to the next morning was just as delicious! Ginger Cat is really close to wine country, and we got to visit one for a tasting and another for dinner. Gita was a perfect host -- we loved talking with her over breakfast and afterwards -- and her cats are extremely sweet (but kept in a separate area if you're allergic or just not a fan). We could have hung out with the cats all day and stayed another night quite easily. :) If you're looking to do the wine trails nearby or want to visit Farm Sanctuary in nearby Watkins Glen, you'll love staying at Ginger Cat!
It was a pleasure to be your hostess. The cats miss all the extra attention and hope you'll be back soon!
5 on January 21, 2016
My girlfriend & I stayed here for a cold birthday weekend in January - we wanted to get out of the city, try wines (many vineyards close by!), hike the beautiful Watkins Glen Park (right down the road!) & Taughannock Falls (30min), and try Gita's renowned vegan cooking. I'm vegetarian, and my girlfriend is vegan. Breakfasts were amazing! Lots of food, lots of local variety, and absolutely delicious - from home-made scones, sweet fruits, waffles, and vegan yogurt to savory frittatas, sautéed kale with cashews, tempeh bacon and local squash. Gita was a great host and gave us expert advice on everything we wanted to do in the surrounding area. Rooms were clean and cozy, beds are comfortable and nights are quiet. ...And we loved her cats! She keeps them in a totally separate part of the house, so no worries about allergies or stow aways in your bed, but if you like cats like we do, you're sure to meet Indi, Wally, and Sebastian. The Ginger Cat is perched just over Watkins Glen making it easy to roll into town every morning. We found it easy to get to surrounding vineyards, the Corning Glass Museum, and Taughannock Falls from this location as well. We also really enjoyed just talking with Gita, who is a compassionate animal advocate and knows lots of folks in Watkins Glen & the surrounding area. On her advice we found delicious vegan eats all over town, and had an elegant birthday dinner at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars (they actually offer a vegan cheese plate to pair with wines!). And if you ever want to visit Farm Sanctuary, I can't think of a better place to call home while you're in the area. I highly recommend staying with Gita at the Ginger Cat, and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Gita!
Thank you for such kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to celebrate your birthday in style. Hope to see you again.
5 on November 15, 2015
My favorite place to stay in the Finger Lakes area! Such a cozy atmosphere. Gita is a wonderful host and the weekend breakfast is SO delicious.
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