4.6 on July 13, 2014
Barb and Tom made us feel so welcome and were very helpful on things to do and where to eat in the area. Our rooms were clean and the beds were amazingly comfortable. The breakfast was great with fresh fruit, pancakes, scones, quiche, everything was homemade and delicious. We very much enjoyed our time at the Echoes! Would definitely go back! The Safreeds
4.2 on July 13, 2014
Lovely and very clean place to stay with very gracious hosts and delicious breakfasts.
5 on July 09, 2014
My first B&B experience. It was awesome.. Will definitely return.
4.6 on July 07, 2014
Wanted to give my mom a "walk down memory lane" who visited the Finger Lakes with my dad years ago. Our hosts were wonderful. The breakfast amazing!
4.8 on July 05, 2014
I love going back here time after time, really feels like home! Beautiful house and and Tom and Barb make you feel like family. The gorge hike is not to be missed!
5 on July 01, 2014
We have nothing but praise for Echoes of the Glen. My husband and I stayed one night in the Chardonnay room. We wished that we could have stayed longer. The owners were very friendly, helpful and hospitable and were great cooks! The property is in excellent condition and it was very clean and comfortable. The friendly cats were definitely a perk! We would recommend it to anyone for sure!
4.2 on June 27, 2014
Oveerall, we very much enjoyed our stay with Barbara and Tom, two warm and accommodating hosts. The house was well furnished for comfort, and was fastidiously clean. Breakfast was served on time, and was delicious and creative. For coffee hounds, self-help coffee was available at 7:30am. A large flat screen TV, and board games are available for entertainment at night. From our point of view, the only drawbacks were: (1) the absence of natural ventilation in our room, the Concord Suite; one window was inaccessible (behind the sofa), and the adjoining window had an air conditioner, which we had to use to make the bedroom comfortable for sleeping -- not that it was warm during our June stay, but it was the only way to move the air in the room. (2) Parking in the driveway is limited if the house is full; each car has to park behind another. Also, the presence of cars in the driveway spoils the ambience of the cafe tables on the patio which adjoins the driveway. However,we didn't find the parking situation a significant negative as parking is available across the street, and we really didn't have time to sit at the cafe tables on the patio. All in all, I would recommend this place. They really do try hard to make the best of a historic house, and it turns out pretty well.
5 on June 26, 2014
From the warm cookies when we arrived to the hugs when we left, we had an awesome stay. We ended up at the Glen based on a recommendation from another couple who was staying there. When I compared the rate at the Glen for the room we chose to the hotel we had originally picked, I realized that with the breakfast, it was a great value. I would stay there again if we return to the area.
4.8 on June 13, 2014
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4.4 on June 11, 2014
My husband and I had a great time in Watkins Glen! It was great to be so close to everything and start the day with a great breakfast!
4.2 on June 10, 2014
We enjoyed this Bed and Breakfast. I liked the extra details like the bath salts and soaps in the bathroom. The Rose Room was comfortable, with the option of a ceiling fan or an air conditioner. Also the coffee/tea available to drink.
4.4 on June 09, 2014
Perfect place - on the main street, but quiet - only a few blocks from the park.
4.2 on June 07, 2014
Tom & Barb were excellent hosts, and the room and breakfast were exceptional. If/When we ever get back to Watkins Glen, we WILL stay here.
4.4 on June 05, 2014
Huge delicious breakfast, friendly, and comfortable.
4.4 on May 22, 2014
Barb & Tom are such a nice couple. We came as house guests and left as friends.
5 on May 21, 2014
Very comfortable and hospitable place that we can highly recommend.
5 on December 23, 2013
We stayed with the Merrill's in October 2013. They are wonderful people. Rooms and food were great. Hope to go there again. Thank you.
5 on December 01, 2013
This is our third stay at Echoes of the Glen. Breakfasts are fantastic. Barb & Tom are great hosts!
5 on December 01, 2013
Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast is the ultimate home away from home. I always enjoy my stay and have booked with them for several years now for wine events. Friends and family have also remarked on how wonderful Barb and Tom Merrill are to all of their guests and how the breakfasts and rooms are outstanding. I hope to continue this tradition for several years to come.
5 on November 29, 2013
We stayed at the Echoes of the Glen in early October. It was very well located for our wine country tour--close to good restaurants, the entrance to Watkins Glen, wineries. The breakfast was excellent. Both innkeepers were very helpful; they live in the basement level. We were amazed that they were full as it was very quiet in our room. The main floor is a public area with a large screen TV, books, magazines, different sitting areas. We would highly recommend this B&B!
5 on November 11, 2013
We had a wonderful stay with Barb and Tom at their B&B! The house was warm and inviting, and breakfast was absolutely delicious. Barb provided us with great recommendations for dinner, wineries, and things to do around town. We would surely stay here again.
4.8 on November 10, 2013
Barb and Tom were great hostesses, superb breakfasts. Great location for walking to town, the park, and exploring the 3 lakes.
5 on November 09, 2013
We just left Echoes of the Glen B & B after enjoying a lovely two night stay. We chose this excellent location because we could walk to the State Park, the marina and to the quaint shops in town. Barbara and Tom were wonderful hosts. They gave us great ideas about where to eat and things to do. The Inn is spotless and breakfast was excellent! We hope to get back soon.
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. Barb and Tom were very helpful and delightful hosts!
4.8 on October 28, 2013
We recently stayed at Echoes of the Glen B and B and would highly recommend it to others visiting the Watkins Glen area. Barb and Tom are gracious hosts who go out of their way to make their guests' stay as comfortable as possible. The B & B is immaculate and Barb whips up an awesome breakfast! Breakfast and all the trimmings are made from scratch...no store bought pastries here! The location is great for accessing Watkins Glen highlights and there are many good restaurants within walking distance of the B & B. Perhaps the best thing was that we received all of this for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend Echoes of the Glen.
5 on October 25, 2013
Barbara and Tom were very friendly, breakfast was good. We enjoyed our stay.
5 on October 22, 2013
Did the wine route, ate at great restaurants, and enjoyed the friendly people at the Bed & Breakfast.
5 on October 16, 2013
This was our second time staying at Echoes of the Glen, and both times we were treated to great hospitality, great rooms, and great breakfast. Barb and Tom make you feel as though you are at home except that you don't have to clean or cook! We have recommended Echoes of the Glen to anyone thinking of visiting the Finger Lakes, and will continue to do so.
4.8 on October 14, 2013
We needed a place to stay on our way north and Echoes of the Glen fit perfectly! Barbara and Tom were friendly and accommodating, not to mention fine chefs. The only downfall was that we only had one night to spend. Definitely a place we will visit again.
5 on October 09, 2013
Great first time experience at a bed and breakfast, would choose to stay with Barb and Tom again before a local hotel.
5 on October 08, 2013
This was our first time staying in a B&B. Our expectations were surpassed! The place was very clean and cozy. The bed was so comfy that I didn't wake up once all night. The breakfasts were delicious and creative. Love the baked goods! We took a few extras home and packed them in our lunches!! Barb and Tom have a beautiful place and did an excellent job making us feel welcome in it. They knew everything about the town too, which was very helpful because it was our first time in Watkins Glen. 2 thumbs up!!! Hope to be back next year :)
4.8 on October 08, 2013
The room was spotless, the service was excellent and the company was great.
4.8 on October 05, 2013
We spent one night here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We purposely choose smaller rooms because they are good deals and this was no exception. You feel like you are staying with friends with great food perks. Everything was clean and Barb was very helpful. Would definitely stay again.
5 on September 23, 2013
a very hospitable couple and friendly cat made us welcome and comfortable
5 on September 22, 2013
What a pleasant stay we had with Barb and Tom. They asked us often if there was anything we needed. The room and bathroom was spotless with all the amenities we could ever use. And the breakfast each day was out of this world. Barb and Tom really know how to make people feel right at home. We definitely will visit again if we are in the area.
4.4 on September 21, 2013
We enjoy staying here every year. It is just like going to visit realtives-always welcome and great breakfasts.
4.8 on September 20, 2013
We had a fabulous stay here! Barbara and Tom are so kind and considerate. They go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time there. The location is great if you like hiking. Watkins Glen is a 5 minute walk down the road. We will definitely be back on our next trip!! Added bonus- the breakfasts are excellent!!!! All fresh and local ingredients!
4.4 on August 14, 2013
Barb and Tom Merrill were very welcoming, warm and knowledgeable about the area. The B&B was clean, comfortable and felt like we were home. The rooms were nicely decorated and breakfast was scrumtious!!!
4.4 on August 06, 2013
well run, courteous, warm reception, clean, great location
4.8 on August 05, 2013
Our recent three night stay at the Echoes of the Glen was fantastic. The hosts, Barb and Tom, were friendly and vary accommodating. The house and rooms are immaculate and the breakfasts are home cooked and plentiful. We highly recommend staying at this B&B if you are planning a visit to the Watkins Glen region. Wade & Johanne
4.8 on August 02, 2013
Great location - walk to Watkins Glen State Park. Barbara and Tom are wonderful hosts - very accomodating.
5 on July 21, 2013
Barb and Tom were the best B&B hosts we have encountered . We chose the Wine tour package and were not disapointed ! Barb made sure everything went smoothly and packed us the nicest cheese and cookies for the tour :) The room was clean and quiet , the breakfasts outstanding and we will 100% be back !
5 on July 19, 2013
Excellent, Tom and Barb made you feel like you were part of their family, Home away from home
4.6 on July 18, 2013
wonderful hosts and fabulous breakfasts, all within walking distance to town
5 on July 03, 2013
Thank you Barbara and Tom. We spent three nights there with our friends with whom we were traveling. It was the perfect place to go and see the sights and then return for the night. The breakfast was wonderful. Obviously Barbara knows how to make a wonderful meal. It could not have been any cleaner or more welcoming. We loved the conversations. We all thank you so much and will return again.
4.8 on June 28, 2013
We had a lovely stay here with Barb and Tom, who were both very hospitable. The home is clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were very good and Barb was very accommodating to dietary restrictions. You do have to mind the 11 pm quiet time curfew (no loud talking or laughing after that time as noise travels easily through the house) but of course this is for the benefits of all the guests. We would recommend this place to friends.
3.8 on June 27, 2013
Hello bedandbreakfast.com, My wife and I were delighted to find a friendly bed and breakfast in Watkins Glen where we came for my 50th high school reunion. The rooms were clean and tidy. But the food and conversatin were above our expectations. I recommend anyone seeking to have a change of pace from a bigger hotel will be well satisfied at Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast. Sincerely, Jim Ganung
5 on June 16, 2013
Barbara & Tom are the nicest of hosts. Everything was top knotch.
5 on June 12, 2013
What a perfectly wonderful place to stay. We love the State Park and that is about 2 blocks from here and we could also walk down to the Marina to eat and listen to music. It was spotless and the breakfast's were wonderful. I highly recommend staying here and we will be back.
4.8 on June 12, 2013
I enjoyed a delightful stay recently at Echoes of the Glen in beautiful Watkins Glen, N.Y. The inn is close to town and all of the major attractions. The innkeepers..Barbara & Tom Merrill...are very friendly and helped make my stay very enjoyable. I highly recommend this inn to folks visiting the area.
5 on June 10, 2013
I highly recommend this B&B!
5 on June 08, 2013
We came to enjoy the beauty of the area, hike the Glen, attend the marvelous food and wine festival, and most importantly, celebrate our anniversary. All were accomplished and made only more enjoyable by our stay at this warm and wonderful bed and breakfast. Our room was charming, the meals were delightful and the innkeepers were helpful and gracious. We were planning our return before we left.
4.8 on June 04, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Echoes of the Glen! The Chardonnay Room was light and cheery, and the private bath was flooded with natural light. Breakfast at the Echoes was delicious, and if you went away hungry it was your own fault! We will definitely come back to Watkins Glen and Seneca wine country and won't hesitate to book our room at the Echoes of the Glen!
5 on May 22, 2013
My husband and I stayed at Echoes of the Glen for 2 nights in May 2013. Our hosts were kind and helpful but not overbearing. The location was nice. The b&b is diagonal from the State Park entrance. It was nice because we went there right after breakfast and beat the crowds. This is not a place you want to be when there are tons of people because the photo opportunities are spectacular. Would be next to impossible to get good pics with people in the way. Breakfasts were good. Very accommadating d/t the fact I have a peanut allergy. Everything was safe. I felt like my concerns were taken seriously. I can imagine it would be that way for anyone with dietary restrictions or allergies which is so important. Watkins Glen has several restaurants in town that are easily walkable from this location. Also a movie theater and the harbor of Seneca Lake are a 10 minute walk. We stayed in the smallest room and there was no tv but we knew that ahead of time so we didn't care. Also the shower in the bathroom is pretty tight. I can imagine it might pose a little more of a problem if you are a larger person but it was fine for us. Everything is immaculately clean and I really don't believe you could find a better value for your money. Echoes of the Glen exceeded our expectaions.
5 on May 08, 2013
I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and my experience was outstanding! I'm afraid every other B&B stay we do will have to live up to this one. Barb and Tom are excellent hosts, serve as great tour guides and provide unbelievable breakfasts.
5 on May 02, 2013
What a lovely place to end our vacation. The innkeepers were very welcoming, knowledgeable and personable, and gave us good tips on the best places around to visit and dine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - just wish it could have been longer. Deborah & Kevin
4.2 on April 24, 2013
We had a relaxing stay at the Echoes of the Glen B&B. Our hosts, Barbara and Tom made us feel welcome and were accommodating hosts. We were given an upgrade to a larger room, the Concord Suite, which had a private bath, couch and television. The room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. There are two cats and a dog in the home, but you wouldn't know it! Thoughtful touches like a visitor brochures and photo albums in the common areas, as well as a small fridge, wine glasses and corkscrew in the hall outside of our room were great - we had everything we needed to feel right at home. We highly recommend staying here and plan to do so again if we are in the area! Thanks, Barb and Tom!
5 on December 02, 2012
Barb and Tom run an amazing bed and breakfast. This was my third visit and, as usual, it was fantastic. The rooms are always clean and comfy, the breakfasts are delicious and Barb is always very helpful with finding things to do around town. I can't wait for my next visit.
5 on November 27, 2012
We recently visited with Barbara & Tom for the Deck the Halls Wine Tour and our stay was absolutely wonderful ! Barbara is a fantastic host, knows all the local hot spots, and boy can she cook ! The place is immaculate and beautifully decorated yet has that "no place like home" feel. We had a GREAT time and will be back again next year. Also, a big shout-out to Smokey, Teddy and Rita - the welcoming committee :)
5 on November 24, 2012
I recently enjoyed a beautiful weekend with my family at Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast. Barb and Tom are very welcoming, and wonderful hosts-- I felt right at home. I highly recommend a stay at this picturesque B&B heaven!
5 on November 24, 2012
I would like to extend my thanks to Barb and Tom and Kaylee for making my stay at Echoes of the Glen another wonderful weekend. I have been visiting Barb and Tom in Watkins Glen for the past 8 years and have enjoyed their lovely home and gracious hospitality. Friends and family have always remarked on the comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts that Barb prepares. I am looking forward to another visit in the new year. Shawna
5 on November 24, 2012
This is an outstanding Bed and Breakfast! So warm and welcoming and the best food ever! This was our second stay and we have already booked for next November!
4.6 on November 17, 2012
Barbara and Tom were fantastic! They both are very pleasant. Barbara was especially informative regarding the wineries, creameries, local attractions, and events! The food was magnificent as well! We'll definitely stay again when in the area.
4.6 on November 15, 2012
We spent one night here recently. Barb was making cookies for us as we walked in the door. Both she and Tom were warm and welcoming. The house is cozy and comfortable. Everything was spotless. Our room (Chardonnay) was lovely and looked just like the pictures. We were served a scrumptious breakfast the next morning. The presentation was beautiful. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate were always available. The inn is close to the park and to downtown and the waterfront. You can walk to all. I would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on November 12, 2012
The hostess was very professional and informative.
4.8 on November 08, 2012
Visit was like staying with good friends, the hosts are warm and friendly, breakfasts absolutely lovely, freshly baked goods followed by a second freshly made course, served on beautiful china with fresh flowers setting the table. Delightful!
5 on November 07, 2012
We couldn't find a room in Ithaca because it was parents weekend. I found this B&B through your website and made a reservation. The B&B was only 20 min. from Ithaca and was a superb alternate to staying in town. Price-wise, it was a bargain because a very nice breakfast was included in the price. The Innkeepers were absolutely lovely and welcoming. I have stayed at many B&Bs in the past, but this was the first time I stayed somewhere where I actually felt that I was a welcomed guest in someone's home. I would highly recommend this B&B. No hesitations whatsoever. Great rooms, great food great hosts. By the way, the house was absolutely IMACULATE.
4.8 on October 27, 2012
This was our first time at a B&B and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The location was great and we were able to walk to the downtown and the Watkins Glen State Park. Everything else was only a short drive away. The owners Barb and Tom were very knowledgeable about the area and helped us plan our 4 days there. We also enjoyed sitting and talking with them. We stayed in the Park room, which is the smallest (and we knew this ahead of time). It was very clean and exactly what we needed since we didn't spend a lot of time there. The breakfasts and cookies were AMAZING! Apple pancakes, stuffed french toast and omelettes to order were delicious. We hope to come back to Watkins Glen someday and we will definitely stay at Echoes of the Glen again.
4.6 on October 23, 2012
Barb & Tom are gracious hosts. The Chardonnay Room was spacious & attractive. Breakfasts were wonderful !
5 on October 19, 2012
Barb and Tom are always gracious hosts and I stay there for my events. When I arrive, it is like coming home to family. Despite the hours, they cook me a delicious breakfast and make each stay a special one. They have an older dog and two cats which are super friendly. Thank you again. Wilson
4.6 on October 16, 2012
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Echoes of the Glen. Barb and Tom were great hosts and they had really good recommendations for restaurants and wineries. Both were very nice to talk with. The house is beautiful, the bed was comfortable. I think we stayed in the smallest room, but there was plenty of space. Breakfast was yummy and Barb really tried to use local ingredients which I appreciate. Overall great experience, and we plan on staying again next year!
4.2 on October 14, 2012
Loved this B&B because of its homey and inviting atmosphere. The owners were friendly and offered many tips and suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the area. The room was very clean, up to date and comfortably furnished with TV, private bath and fridge in the common upstairs hall. The breakfasts were delicious and presented nicely.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
We stayed at the Echoes of the Glen this past September. Prior to our visit, I had done extensive research on B&Bs in the Watkins area and all the reviews for this Inn were very accurate. The Inn is very clean, the breakfast was excellent and the hosts were very nice. Barb and Tom also gave good advice on wineries and restaurants. The Inn is right in the village of Watkins so it's a short walk of a few blocks to the shops and a couple restaurants. The state park is 2 blocks away which is nice for taking a hike up the glen trail. The Inn is also convenient for touring wineries on both sides of Seneca Lake. You can see this Inn is popular; just look at the reservations site and they are usually fully booked every weekend. We'll only stay at this Inn when we go back to Watkins in the future. Highly recommend.
3.4 on September 30, 2012
The location was extremely convenient, and the service and rooms were great for the price. Having stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts, I can say that this one definitely didn't disappoint. Having the pets around were a nice perk, and the innkeepers were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
4.8 on September 27, 2012
Recently stayed here for a weekend. The owners are incredibly nice people who keep a clean and welcoming home. The food was really good and the location of the B&B is outstanding. No downside to staying there. Will stay there again in a heartbeat.
5 on September 17, 2012
Once again, on Labour Day Weekend, we travelled to Watkins Glen for our annual visit to the area. We feel right at home when we stay at the Echoes of the Glen B&B. Barbara and Tom are friendly and gracious and hosts. It is always a pleasure to see them. Ginette and Raymond Ottawa, Ontario
5 on September 11, 2012
House is so beautiful and cozy, in every detail. Room was beautiful with comfortable bed, fireplace. Breakfast was tasty. Barbara and Tom are so nice and friendly. There were 2 lovely cats Teddy and Rita. It was like home. Restaraunts and small shops are 5-10 minutes walk, main entrance to the Watkins Glen State Park is on the over side of the road). Everything was great! Olga and Sasha
5 on September 10, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at echoes of the glen. Tom & Barbara made us feel like we were home -- only better! Breakfasts were heavenly! Spotless inn -- comfortable room -- enjoyed the company of the other guests. Location was superb! Highly recommended.
4.4 on September 04, 2012
Barbara and Tom are wonderful hosts and breakfast was excellent. Located right in the heart of Watkins Glen, Corning and many wineries are within just a few minutes drive. Walking the glen in the state park (almost across the street) is a must. I've only stayed in a few B&B's but can't imagine enjoying the experience any more than Echoes of the Glen.
5 on August 30, 2012
We have stayed with Barb and Tom several times now and have always found it to be a pleasure. Great hospitality along with an intimate knowledge of the area are just two of the many reasons we have returned as often as we have.
5 on August 22, 2012
I've stayed at the Echoes of the Glen on numerous occasions. The owners are extremely kind and welcoming. They make the experience all that more enjoyable. The rooms are spacious and clean. I will definitely book again in the future.
5 on August 20, 2012
This was our first time staying at a b&b and we were very impressed. Previously, we have stayed at small motels and dealt with cheap breakfast options. This was a pleasant upgrade at a very reasonable cost. Our experience at 'Echoes' made us feel welcome. Most times that we passed through the kitchen area, we stopped for a conversation with Barb and/or Tom, the innkeepers. They both have a wealth of knowledge about the town and gave us coupons to use at the local wineries. We have a dog and two cats at home and, coincidentally, the innkeepers have the same. When returning from our day's activities, we were always greeted by their dog, Smokey, by the back door. The cats, Rita and Teddy, love all of the visitors and are not shy about showing up in the living room (or outside our room) to say 'hi' and receive our attention. I'm sure it wasn't planned this way, but having the pets around just added to the feeling that we were at home. Breakfast was delicious. Barb is an excellent chef that is dedicated to waking early and starting breakfast for the guests. Walking down the stairs at 8am to the aroma of breakfast was a delight. A main course was different for each day. Sliced melon, coffee, and other beverages were available every morning. The breakfast table conversation with the other guests was great. We had a chance to talk about where everyone is from, what the plans are for the day, and to share information that we found about the area. The b&b is located along the main road in Watkins Glen and is only a block from the entrance to the park (no paying for parking during our hike!). The road also boasts many restaurants and other little stores. This wasn't our first time visiting Watkins Glen, but it was the first time that we stayed in town for a few days. We will definitely be back in the future and we know to book early at Echoes of the Glen to ensure that we get dibs on the Chardonnay room again.
5 on August 19, 2012
If your visiting Watkins Glen, and need a place to stay, you won't find a better Bed and Breakfast in town.
4.8 on August 19, 2012
Barb and Tom were excellent hosts. They made us feel very welcome and comfortable, and offered maps, directions, and suggestions to support our interests. Barb's cooking and baking where outstanding. Our room was a little small, but had a spacious bathroom. Also, I think it was the smallest room in the inn, and it was fine for us. We would definitely go back.
4.6 on August 10, 2012
We spent two nights ant the Echoes of the Glen and couldn't be more pleased. It was like being at home. Barbara and Tom are the perfect hosts.
4.4 on August 07, 2012
This is our second time in Echoes. It is a great place and Barbara and Tom are wonderful. We really enjoyed having a glass of wine in the terrace wit the other guests.
4.0 on August 03, 2012
The owners of the B&B are FANTASTIC. They do a wonderful job making guests feel welcome. The rooms are clean and the location can't be beat. You're within 5-10 minutes (walking) of the downtown area. Highly recommend!
5 on August 02, 2012
Had a wonderful time at Echoes! Innkeepers were great!
4.0 on August 01, 2012
Visited from Friday to Sunday as part of a wine package. Very friendly innkeepers, super clean. Wonderful breakfasts. Great location, able to walk to Watkins Glen and several restaurants. Enjoyed the wineries and everything about the experience.
4.2 on August 01, 2012
We celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary with a week in the Finger Lakes. We really enjoyed the whole experience and were especially happy with our choice for lodging. Echoes of the Glen is really a great choice. The owners help make it a memorable place. They are very attentative in every way. We highly recommend the Echoes to anyone planning a stay in the Finger Lakes.
5 on July 29, 2012
Our group of 10 felt very comfortable as if it were our own home. Barb and Tom accommodated our many dietary needs without hesitation. They provided us with many suggestions for sights to visit during our stay. I found that the price of the Echoes was comparable to many local motels. However, the home environment, comfy rooms, cleanliness and amazing home cooked breakfasts each day far exceeded our expectations for the price paid. We look forward to a fall foliage trip back to the Echoes.
5 on July 26, 2012
What a gem! Barb and Tom were delightful and welcoming. There were 10 people in our party with a variety of dietary needs, which Barb accommodated graciously. The common areas were well kept, full of charm and local information. Each room was cozy and equipped with a super comfy bed and a private bath. The inn is located just a short walk from downtown and Since Barb and Tom are originally from the area they were full of answers to our many questions. I would definitely refer a friend to stay here and hope to get an opportunity to go back
4.6 on July 25, 2012
Barb and Tom are the ultimate hosts. The Inn is immaculate and breakfast was a culinary treat. Barb took our diet restrictions in stride and made sure each person was happy. We enjoyed our visit and felt pampered by the attention and great travel advice they offered. They are conveniently located just a short walk from Watkins Glen State Park and downtown. The Inn is fully equipped and each room has many amenities not found at larger (more expensive) hotels. We loved it and plan to return next year.
4.6 on July 23, 2012
We have never stayed at a true B&B and were a little concerned about staying in a stranger's home. No need to worry! Barb and Tom greeted us as friends and made us feel right at home from the minute we walked in. The Chardonnay suite was roomy, comfortable and clean. The breakfasts shared with other guests were a chance to meet people from across the country and the world - a highlight of the day. The delicious, huge breakfasts often held us through lunch. This B&B is just 2 blocks from Watkins Glen State Park - an easy walk to a must-see site. We would come back here in a heart-beat.
4.6 on July 20, 2012
Stayed 4 nights and the room met or exceeded all of our expectations. Breakfasts were excellent and varied. Barb and Tom were friendly and seemingly knew everything about the area and provided suggestions that maximized our time and sightseeing pleasure - Bob and Krista M - Tampa Fl
5 on July 15, 2012
Great B&B very clean great service and a good location.
4.0 on July 06, 2012
My husband and I wanted to go on a short trip for wine tasting, and found this B&B while searching online. I'm glad we picked this place. The inn is within walking distance from the state park where the gorge is, and a number of great (and affordable) restaurants were nearby. It was nice because we didn't drive anywhere to go eat or shop during our stay. As far as the wine tastings go, Barb the innkeeper gave us great suggestions as to which wineries to try. We love sweet wines, and we probably hit 8 wineries in a day. There is no way we could have found this many wineries specializing in dessert wines on our own! Highly recommend this place!
4.2 on June 16, 2012
Barb and Tom are wonderful hosts. They made us feel so welcome. Barb makes wonderful cookies too! We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Echoes, and will recommend it to our friends and family.
5 on June 13, 2012
amazing service, gorgeous rooms, super clean, super food. such nice professional people. was really an amazing experience!!!!! super recommended!!
5 on May 31, 2012
This was my first stay at a B&B and found the whole experience wonderful. The B&B is located minutes from Watkins Glen gorge, a short walk to downtown and the lake front, and a plethora of wineries and breweries are within driving distances. Tom and Barbara were gracious and inviting hosts, whom offered up great conversation, great food and family-like hospitality. Additionally, Tom and Barbara are highly knowledgeable of the area and were great at helping finalize daily itineraries. Echoes of the Glen is a must stay!
4.8 on May 29, 2012
The perfect location while visiting the Finger Lakes. Echoes of the Glen B&B is close to the WGI racetrack, wineries, hiking trails and restaurants. With a fantastic breakfast and the friendliest pets, it's only place we stay when at the Glen.
5 on May 29, 2012
Great location, 1/2 mile to the pier, 1.5 blocks to the Gorge entrance. Breakfast and homemade cookies the night before were excellent. Clean and well maintained, friendly and knowlegable inn keeper.
4.8 on May 28, 2012
House is beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms and clean bathrooms ( we stayed in two bdrms). Then Barbara tops it off with a freshly home made breakfast! We had a wonderful stay, thank you.
4.4 on May 09, 2012
Barbara & Tom were excellent hosts. They provided us with places to go around town and what to do. They also accommodated vegans with a great assortment of food to choose from. They have fresh fruit, soy yogurt, granola and a variety of juices. I would recommend anyone stay here if they were going to Watkins Glen.
4.4 on April 30, 2012
This B&B was highly recommended by another B&B when their rooms were filled during the time we wanted to visited for a couple of days. The room was very cozy and cheerful, the breakfasts were scrumptious and the hosts were very helpful giving us some information on what you can see and do! We will definitely be back again for another visit! Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
4.2 on February 27, 2012
The hosts were very helpful and pleasant. The house was beautiful as was the area! Will be back.
5 on December 07, 2011
We stayed at the Echoes of the Glen B&B for the first time. Highly recommended by my sister who is a loyal returning guest, I have not been disappointed at all from what she had told me about this B&B. It's such a nice, warm and welcoming place. Barb and Tom will go out their way to please you. I love every minute of it and have already booked my next visit. Hugs and kisses to Teddy, Rita and Smokey!
5 on November 02, 2011
this was our first time staying in a B&B. The home was very comfortable and clean. The hosts were friendly and made every effort to make our stay wonderful. Breakfasts were delicious, warm cookies before bed, goodies to take on our wine tour which they arranged for us. Would recommend this B&B and will go back ourselves!
4.0 on October 29, 2011
Barb and Tom, and their pets made me very comfortable over a three-night stay in October. Barb's breakfasts were generous and delicious and Tom makes a great pot of coffee. My room had a private shower, the house is spotless, very well maintained and fitted out with quality materials. The location is blocks from Watkins Glen State Park and its famous Gorge. It's an experience not to be missed. Wineries line both west and east shores of Seneca Lake. Barb will give good advice on what to see and do. I would recommend this spot highly.
5 on October 22, 2011
You won't find another B&B with such hospitable hosts. They make you feel as if you were best friends, never an inconvenience. They are so authentic in their willingsness to assist in any way. We have spent time just "hanging around the house" with them, and it has been some of our favorite times spent there. The house is immaculate and comfortable. The best asset is the innkeepers!
5 on October 16, 2011
Neither my boyfriend or I had ever stayed at a B&B before. We weren't quite sure what to expect. We were very pleased with Echoes of the Glen. It has great location, beautifully maintained accommodations, great food. This B&B has really placed the bar high for any others we may visit. But the best feature of all were our hosts, Barb and Tom. They are so warm and friendly. An added plus is their extensive knowledge of the area.
3.2 on October 07, 2011
Very clean & attractive rooms. We were traveling with another couple and disappointed our rooms were on different floors. Breakfast was okay, but carb heavy: coffe cake, pancakes, fruit, juice, brown and serve sausage. Within easy walking distance of state park and several restaurants. Barb recommended the Italian restaurant for dinner; it did not disappoint. There were no snacks available during our brief stay.
I'm sorry that there weren't any rooms available on the same floor for your group at the time of your reservation. We will do our best to accommodate you on the same floor if you return in the future. It just depends on what is available at the time of the reservation. Also sorry that there were too many carbs the morning of your breakfast. Our breakfasts are different each morning and you just happened on a morning of Apple pancakes and sausage. If we know far enough in advance that there is a special diet request, we can get to the store and get what is needed. Sometimes I am spread too thin and can't quite get to baking my homemade cookies. Unfortunately, my husband was ill with a bout of Shingles during your stay so I wasn't able to get to baking cookies that night. We hope you will stay again in the future when I can make a ham & cheese egg bake or special omelette for you.
4.6 on September 27, 2011
We would like to thank Barb and Tom for a wonderful stay! We really enjoyed staying here and would again. The room was cozy and the bed was VERY comfortable. Both Tom and Barb were sociable and pleasant, with out being overbearing. We were there for our honeymoon and the location was great. Close to wineries, the Gorge, the lake and all of downtown was right there in walking distance. I would like to note that I am extraordinarily picking on the cleanliness of things, and I was very impressed with how clean their place was. It really meant a lot to me and was greatly appreciated. We would definitely recommend this B&B to others. Thanks again! A&D
4.6 on September 26, 2011
We only stayed for one night but we very much enjoyed this lovely bed and breadfast. It was clean, comfortable and had an excellent breakfast in the morning. We had one of the smaller rooms but it was just lovely all the same. I would definitely recommend this B & B to anyone. The Innkeepers were also totally nice and personable.
4.4 on September 22, 2011
Enjoyed our stay...very homey with fine hosts and food. Location was great too!
5 on September 19, 2011
We first visited a year and a half ago. Decided to visit again--wanting an enjoyable, restful place to go for an overnight for spouse's birthday. We're glad we made the decision to experience this a second time!
4.6 on September 11, 2011
We were extremely pleased with our stay at Echoes of the Glen! The inn was beautiful and our hosts were extremely accomodating. It was a lovely stay all-around. We will be returning!
4.6 on September 08, 2011
We have just returned from our annual trip to Watkins Glen. This the third year in a row that we stay at the Echoes of the Glen B&B and plan to return again next Labour Day weekend. Barbara & Tom Merrill are very friendly and makes feel right at home. The breakfasts are yummy and so filling that we usually have to skip lunch. We will be returning for a second time this year, in December, for some Xmas shopping at the Waterloo Outlet Mall (45 minutes away). Ginette & Ray Nepean, Ontario
5 on September 07, 2011
We were warmly welcomed back to our 'home away from home'. by Barb and Tom. They truly make us feel like family. We have been staying with them since they first opened, sometimes twice a year. The rooms are always spotless, and Barb's breakfasts are superb - you don't need to eat lunch after eating one of her wonderful breakfasts! We always look forward to going back. Catherine and Andre Carleton Place, ON Canada
4.2 on September 06, 2011
A very inviting and well located B&B with very welcoming hosts-would stay there again
4.0 on September 01, 2011
This inn is very clean. The breakfast was outstanding with fresh fruit, bake goods and hot meal every morning. They were friendly and helpful.
4.8 on September 01, 2011
Barb and Tom welcomed us into their beautifully decorated home with warm homemade cookies and great conversation. We love cats, and their two cats, Teddy and Rita, as well as their dog Smokey, added their welcome as well. For those who don't care for animals, they will confine them. The house was immaculate and the beds very comfortable. The breakfasts the two days we stayed were delicious- ample, very creative and well presented. We enjoyed our stay and expect to return when we travel to the Watkins Glen area in the future.
4.2 on August 31, 2011
We had a delightful stay. Barb and Tom were very gracious, the home was lovely and the breakfasts were delicious. We were stranded for an extra day due to Hurricane Irene closing the airports and the Merrills were more than accommodating. We will come back again.
4.6 on August 26, 2011
My husband and I dropped our daughter of at Hobart & William Smith College and wanted to spend an extra day in the area and so we decided to give the inn a try. It was a good decision. The entire inn was spotless and it was nicely decorated....just a welcoming place. We were surprised to find out that breakfast was part of our stay and it was delicious. Full sit down meal...not just muffins and coffee. Barbara was very familiar with the area and able to answer all of our questions. I wish we had more than one night to enjoy the inn. We would go back without thinking twice about it
4.4 on August 24, 2011
Close to everything, especially the area's state park, bike trail, and waterfront; definitely consider bringing your bike and walking shoes. Barbara and Tom were pleasant and especially patient with the more "needy" guests. A very nice courtyard in the backyard. Both on and off street parking available. The cats were especially friendly. Breakfasts were delicious!
4.2 on August 22, 2011
Well decorated rooms that were very clean and private. Location is next to busy road but the "road noise" was not an issue, could not hear it. Very convenient location to Watkins Glen State Park. Downtown Watkins Glen was a bit further but still walkable. The hosts were very down to earth people and very knowledge on everything local. I would definitely recommend this B&B.
4.6 on August 21, 2011
Barb and Tom are very friendly, hospitable innkeepers, and for a comparable rate, made our stay more personal and enjoyable than any hotel ever could. The house is tastefully decorated and very clean, and breakfast is delicious.
4.8 on August 20, 2011
Our stay at The Echoes of the Glen Bed and Breakfast was amazing. The location is perfect: right in the center of town, walking distance to Watkins Glen State Park and a short driving distance to the many wineries and highly acclaimed local restaurants. Barb and Tom are so wonderful, hospitable, welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. They are always on hand to recommend the many options for things to do in Watkins Glen and the surrounding Finger Lakes area. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the common areas are inviting and friendly. The breakfasts are scrumptious featuring locally grown and prepared items and Barb’s homemade muffins and pastries. We can’t wait to go back!
4.8 on August 08, 2011
Such a lovely home and wonderful warm hosts! The house is spotless and charming. Our room was just perfect for us being on the first floor. The community rooms were comfortable and the dining area was spacious. So welcoming and fun to hang out in the evening after a long day in the Finger Lakes. The breakfasts were varied and excellent. Fresh baked goodies every morning and great coffee! Nice and close to the state park and just a couple of blocks to Seneca Lake. Barbara was so helpful with all her suggestions about the wineries and places to eat. Should we ever return to the area will definitely stay at the Echoes of the Glen! Sheila & Joe Palatine, IL
5 on August 06, 2011
This is a wonderful B&B. It is impeccably clean throughout. Bathrooms are well appointed and have a generous supply of fluffy towels. The food is wonderful. Every day, the aroma of freshly baked muffins fills the dining room. Pancakes with apples or berries, stuffed French Toast and a ham and cheese bake were featured on different days. Before breakfast each day, I sat in the living room, drinking a terrific coffee to get the day going. Barb and Tom give great advice about things to do or see. Their recommendations for dinner were excellent. Echoes of the Glen is a place one shouldn't miss. The Merrills are wonderful hosts.
4.2 on August 03, 2011
Very clean, great bed & Breakfast, can walk to many locations. Great people!
5 on August 01, 2011
Tom and Barbara made us feel like family. Our stay ate the Echoes of the Glen was the perfect compliment to our son's wedding. We will be returnign soon.
5 on July 31, 2011
Barb & Tom were amazing & their inn made you feel right at home. Will be back soon!
5 on July 31, 2011
We had a lovely time at Echoes of the Glen, which was clean, comfortable and also so conveniently located. Barb and Tom, the owners, are great. The food was absolutely fantastic - incredibly delicious breakfasts. We would return in a heartbeat.
5 on July 27, 2011
This was our first visit to the area, and the Echoes of the Glen B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished that we could have spent more time! Barb & Tom are such gracious hosts. Their home and rooms are spacious and clean; rates are very reasonable! The B&B is located right across the street from the Watkins Glen State Park to which we enjoyed a morning of hiking up into the gorge. Absolutely "gorge"ous! And, last but certainly not least, are the breakfasts! From baked apples and omelettes, stuffed French toast, apple pancakes and assorted muffins and sweet breads, we found each breakfast to be scrumptious and satisfying!
4.2 on July 25, 2011
Barb and Tom were exceding friendly and made us feel at home during our stay.
5 on July 18, 2011
We have made this an annual trip and wouldn't dare try another place for fear of dissappointment! Barb & Tom are gracious hosts who become friends you just have to visit again! The place is impeccable and the service top notch!
5 on July 18, 2011
Barb and Tom were great hosts and very helpful. Attention to every detail. Great location. Highly recommend.
4.4 on July 11, 2011
Staying with Barbara and Tom has been a wonderful experience - they make you feel like you're at home. The rooms are exquisite, the breakfast superb, the location excellent! Highly recommended to anyone visiting this beautiful region.
5 on June 25, 2011
For us, the Echoes is like coming home in a country setting. Barbara cooks a great custom breakfast and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. We always stay there for our events and each time is memorable. Thank you again Barbara and Tom. Wilson and Felicitas
4.4 on June 21, 2011
This B&B is easy to find, close to Watkins Glen International Raceway and the cleanest we have experienced! We found Barbara and Tom to be very kind and friendly, even when we moved our days around at the last minute. Their B&B rooms were comfortable and spotless. Beautiful home with wonderful family antiques. Yes, we'd stay there again! Thanks, Gail and Chris
5 on June 20, 2011
Always a great time with Barb and Tom. They make each stay wonderful.
3.8 on June 20, 2011
Beautiful home, maintained impeccably, food was outstanding. Owner was very chatty, but so sweet. Overall we would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.
5 on June 20, 2011
Barb and Tom do an excellent job here. My wife and I would recomend Echoes of the Glen to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay near Seneca Lake.
4.6 on May 31, 2011
This is the best choice to stay in Watkins Glen. Within walking distance of all the restaurants in town and 10 minutes from Watkins Glen International, it is the perfect location to base your Finger Lakes vacation. Barbara's breakfasts are extraordinary and not to be missed. However, if you have early racing at the track, Barbara makes a great to-go breakfast.
4.2 on May 30, 2011
Tom and Barbara made all the difference in our visit to lovely Watkins Glen. They had tons of suggestions for dinning and activities. I felt embraced by their kindness and interest in their guests. Friendly pets were a plus! We hope to return to visit again. The place was spotless and provided many thoughtful amenities. So glad I chose this location for our stay.
4.0 on May 28, 2011
A very nice and cozy B&B located within walking distance of almost everything in Watkins Glen. The falls are very close and having a televison in the room was a definite plus.
4.8 on April 01, 2011
You will not find a cleaner B&B in Watkins Glen! Great local setting and friendly hosts!
4.8 on February 13, 2011
Visited for the wine and chocolate weekend and had a wonderful time. Barbara and Tom go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that makes it a place worth visiting again. Breakfast is exceptional, it is kept very clean, and the inn's central location make it a great place. Went based on a recommendation from a friend and would recommend the place to others.
4.8 on November 07, 2010
We stayed at Ecohoes of the Glen for two nights. Barbara's breakfasts were outstanding. She's a great cook. Even my husband was impressed at how beautifully the food was plated and served. The room was spotless and pretty. Tom and Barbara were very good at directing us to restaurants, wineries and attractions in the area. As both Tom and Barbara come from the area they could tell you anything you want to know. Don't hesitate to try it!
4.6 on October 27, 2010
We spent four nights at Echoes of the Glen while exploring the Finger Lakes in October - the room was small (we knew that in advance) but it was impeccably clean as was the entire inn. Barbara & Tom are outstanding innkeepers and we highly recommend staying here while visiting the area. J & G
4.8 on October 22, 2010
The room and hospitality were great! The owners were accommodating and gave you your privacy. The inn is also a block away from Watkins Glen State Park and a few blocks away from downtown. We will definitely go back!
5 on October 21, 2010
The owners are very friendly and gracious. The location is the best for walking to dinner, the State Park and a short drive to the wineries. Will definitely return.
4.8 on October 19, 2010
Barb & Tom are gracious hosts. Very knowledgeable about the area, wineries, restaurants, etc. Our stay was very pleasant and we will return and recommend Echoes to our friends. Also loved their pets!
4.0 on October 18, 2010
Was pleasantly surprised as this was my 1st stay at a B&B. Resident animals were friendly and added a touch of home to the stay. Barb and Tom were very accomodating and knowledgable of the area. They made suggestions for shopping and dining. I would reccomend this B&B to anyone looking for a comfortable weekend away.
5 on October 18, 2010
We stayed in the Park Room. Very lovely room and bath. Tom and Barb were just warm and delightful and made us feel at home. They are very friendly and caring. Breakfast was wonderful! Great coffee! This is a perfect location nearly right across the street from Watkins Glen State Park, which is a must see.
4.6 on October 10, 2010
WOW! so close to home, and yet an entirely different world. Echoes of the Glen was a haven for our 4-day weekend retreat ...it felt like a week. Thanks, Barbara & Tom!
5 on September 24, 2010
We recently stayed 3 nights & 4 days at the Echoes of the Glen, along with 3 other couples in their Miatas from North Carolina and Tennessee. With our Miatas we were touring the New York State Finger Lakes area, its wineries, fantastic lakes, great scenery and, of course, the Watkins Glen International Raceway. With 8 people at one time for 4 days, we really gave the hosts, Tom & Barbara, a challenge which they were more than up to! The great morning breakfasts prepared by Barbara were the highlight of every day. The sleeping accomodations and common areas were tastefully decorated and well maintained. Tom and Barbara joined the group for a chat most evenings, so that everyone felt a part of the "family". They were also a wealth of information on what to see and do the next day. So, if you are ever going to tour the Finger Lakes area in your sports car, the Echoes of the Glen is the place to stay!
4.6 on September 22, 2010
The entire home was immaculately clean. The house pets were friendly and caused no problems at all. Barb is an excellent cook and prepared an incredible breakfast with vegetables and herbs from her garden. After a day touring wineries it was relaxing to sit in the living room with Tom and watch the football game on TV. All in all it was a wonderful overnight stay and I would heartily recommend Echoes of the Glen to anyone.
4.8 on September 10, 2010
A walk away from the beautiful Gorge and quaint downtown shoppes, the Echoes of the Glen was the perfect B&B to spend the night. After taking in the Gorge experience, we strolled into the Rooster Fish for some brew. Upon checking in, we were in awe at the beauty and warmth of the B&B. The innkeepers, as well as their two cats and a dog, were wonderful hosts. That evening we ate at the romantic Jerlando's Ristorante and then retired to our comfortable, lovely Rose Room. We awoke to the most delicious breakfast and what a delightful surprise. We wished we were staying longer, but there's always another day! We will certaintly be back for the warm hospitality of Echoes of the Glen.
5 on September 10, 2010
This was our first experience at a B&B, so we didn't know what to expect. It was wonderful! Barb & Tom, made us feel so welcome. We had the Chardonnay Room, which was lovely, well kept and very clean. The mattress was firm, which is was we love, and slept amazingly well. The home is lovely, and welcoming. The included breakfast was incredible. We loved the apple pancakes, fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins. If you are looking for a place to stay in Watkins Glen, this is it! It's right on the main street, and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and within a 2 minute walk to the entrance of the State Park. Thanks Barb & Tom for welcoming into your home! We'll definitely be back.
5 on September 08, 2010
Barb and Tom are more than wonderful inn-keepers, they offer their home to their guests and make us all feel very welcomed. This B&B is immaculate and the environment is warm and inviting. Barb serves up a wonderful breakfast feast each morning, varying the menu each day. She often prepares meals with tasty home-grown veggies. Breakfast hours are flexible, and we have also had breakfast to-go for days at the track. Barb and Tom are a great source of information regarding events going on around town and in the region. They have also recommended great places to eat. Our last visit had a fun twist with me needing a pair of earrings and Barb saving the day by beading a beautiful pair of earrings to match my dress, with all of the female guests assisting in the design. Staying at the Merrill home is like being at home; you feel comfortable, you meet new friends - through other guests, and you stay with a great couple who become your friends. This B&B is our #1 choice when we travel to Watkins Glen.
4.6 on September 06, 2010
Barb & Tom were outstanding innkeepers, very friendly and caring.
5 on September 01, 2010
I wanted to do something different for a short get-away and decided to try a B&B. Barbara and Tom have set the bar incredibly high for any future B&B's I might go to. To say that they are totally dedicated to making your experience the best it can be would be an understatement. And just to watch Barbara in action is exhausting! The rooms are all meticulously spotless,the breakfasts are gourmet and the atmosphere is very homey. I cannot get the whole experience out of my mind, everything from the gracious hospitality of Barbara and Tom to the incredible beauty of the area. I just booked a reservation for the same time next year and I cannot wait to return!
5 on August 24, 2010
My husband and I plus his brother and wife stayed here one night while on a motorcycle tour of NY wine country. Hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We were able to walk to the restaurant for dinner. The breakfast was all homemade by hisses Barbara and was outstanding. The house is spotless.
4.6 on August 23, 2010
Barbara and Tom were very friendly and wonderful hosts. They made you feel comfortable and welcome in their home. Breakfast was delicious and very fresh.
4.6 on August 17, 2010
My wife and I stayed here for our 3 year wedding anniversary and to get away from our busy work schedules. We had a chance to get to know the innkeepers on a personal note and felt very comfortable here. Our room was amazing and the food provided was delicious. The innkeepers were very knowledgable of the area and offered alot of info on what to do in Watkins Glen. We would deeply recommend this place to any couple looking to get away or anniversary. Would we consider staying again when the time comes? Absolutely. Ken and Shanna Gordon.
5 on July 26, 2010
We stayed at Echoes of the Glen B&B one evening in the third week of June. This was to be a small getaway for my husband and I while out children were spending some time with their grandparents. We only had a couple of days, so we chose the Concord Suite for our one night in Watkins Glen. The owners are very pleasant and welcoming. We were very comfortable. We have never actually stayed in a B&B before, so this was our trial run. Let me say, that if this is a sign of what B&B's are like, we'd choose this over any hotel. Most hotels are overpriced, so this was a terrific choice for the amount we spent. It was very clean, like being at home. Definitely up to MY standards of clean. Very friendly little pets as well, as Teddy decided to come up and spend some time with us. We enjoyed the comfortable beds, and slept wonderfully after a long trek through beautiful Watkins Glen State Park and the wandering the days before on the wine trail. A welcome respite. Our aches and pains melted away, leaving us refreshed and pleasantly full after the delicious breakfast! I believe she chose my absolute favorite to make that morning! All in all, we had a wonderful stay, and would definitely go back if given the opportunity.
4.0 on July 22, 2010
Tom & Barbara made us feel welcome at every moment. Watkins Glen was an unbelievably beautiful hiking spot. We even borrowed the dog to take him for a walk. The stuffed French toast and the eggs gratin were mouthwateringly good. You won't be disappointed!
4.4 on July 21, 2010
My partner and I recently spent 5 nights at Echoes of the Glen. We found the inn keepers, Barbara and Tom, to be the some of the nicest people we have met in our considerable travels. They were eager to help to make our stay an enjoyable one. Many suggestions were offered as to how to make the most of our stay in the Glen. The Inn itself is a most pleasant house with no comforts missing. It is extremely clean and comfortable. The every morning breakfast was always fresh and delicious. I had some of the best nights sleep while we were there. All in all, our stay was a most enjoyable one and we are looking forward to visiting there again in the fiture.
4.6 on July 13, 2010
This B&B is a sheer treat. Cozy rooms, artfully decorated; attentive and thoughtful hosts; satisfying breakfasts; and fortuitous location -- can't be beat! Whether you wish to hike, small-town shop, tour a winery, or enjoy the race track, The Echoes of the Glen is centrally located. Even though it's on a main thoroughfare, the hosts kindly provided a white-noise machine. Our fellow guests, as well as Tom and Barb, were interesting conversationalists. This B&B appears to attract adventuresome, deep-thinking folk. And, even though our hosts had a dr appt the AM we left, they generously arranged for a neighbor to provide breakfast for us. Our stay felt like a "gift." Thanks, from The "Fruitlukes."
4.6 on July 12, 2010
What a fabulous find located in prime location right in the middle of Watkins Glen - right across the street from a very quaint ice cream parlour! I stayed here recently along with two friends from the UK whilst we attended a round of the Indycar Series. It proved to be a perfect location both for the local State Park & also for the Race Track. It was also a short walk down to the very pretty riverside marina where we found a couple of good bars & restauarants in which to "wind down" after a hectic day at the circuit. Tom & Barbara, our "hosts" made us all feel extremely welcome & provided a wonderful freshly cooked breakfast for us every morning. They really could not do enough for us & made sure we had everything we needed to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The rooms were lovely, decorated in a typical "colonial style" & the beds were extremely comfortable. All rooms also had air conditioning units which was a great help since we appeared to arrive in what was unseasonally hot weather. In summary a great place to stay where you were made to feel really at "home". Would like to return one day in the future & bring the wife with me rather than the race team mechanics!
4.6 on June 26, 2010
Staying at Echoes of the Glen was a delightful experience....the rooms are charming and comfortable and the common areas are very "usable". We always bring our own pillows when we travel and found we didn't need to use them! The bathroom had plenty of room, but the shower was small - not a problem for us, but if you need a roomy shower, you might request the room with the tub bath. Breakfasts were excellent, made with local ingredients and served with special touches - like edible pansey garnishes! Barbara and Tom were helpful, down-to-earth and very attentive to the needs of the guests. It was wonderful being able to walk to the park and to restaurants and not have to take our car. We would definitely stay here again...highly recommended. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 on June 23, 2010
We were looking for a place to stay in Watkins Glen that would meet our expectations of being clean, within walking distanct to local attractions, and affordable. We were pleasantly pleased when we found these expectations were met and we also found so much more at Echoes of the Glen. Barbara and Tom were so welcoming and warm. Our room was adorable in decor and we were wowed by the cleanliness. There were more than all the amenities we needed and the breakfasts were delicious! We loved our stay and hope to return. If we head back to Watkins Glen, we will definitely land at Echoes of the Glen B&B--a home away from home.
4.4 on June 21, 2010
This is a wonderful place to spend anywhere from overnight to an extended trip. Barb and Tom run a great place with excellent amenities. Located nearly across the street from Watkins Glen State Park it has esy access to the Park and everything in the area. Just be sure to not miss any breakfasts as they are delicious. We had 2 rooms and they were comfortable and spacious.
5 on June 18, 2010
This was our second stay with Barb and Tom and are looking forward to returning again. Very friendly and what a breakfast!!
4.8 on June 14, 2010
I would like to start out by saying - I was not paid, discounted for our stay and have never met Barb and Tom before!!!!! That being said this was the 1st time my husband and I have ever stayed at a B & B and this experience was wonderful!! Like all the other reviews - The food was awesome! Barb and Tom have set the bar high for any other b & b we stay at :) We stayed in the Seneca room and it was wonderful. Street side but with the a/c on we didn't hear the traffic. It is walking distance to the park and town. GREAT WEEKEND AWAY! We will be returning! Hershey, PA
3.6 on May 24, 2010
We stayed 2 nights in the Chardonnay (yellow) Room. The room and bathroom were very clean. The corner shower stall might be a bit difficult for a larger than average person to negotiate. It was a bit uncomfortable for me and I'm average sized. It also has a skylight which made the bathroom warm in the afternoon, so we showered with the door open and the AC on. On the other hand, it provided wonderful, bright, natural light. We would recommend staying here, the hosts are very nice, very accomodating, and breakfast was good.
4.2 on April 18, 2010
Our experience at the Echoes was satisfactory in every way. Although not what we picture as a typical large Victorian mansion for a B & B, it was very spacious and accommodating with ambience. The hosts are very friendly and want to ensure that you fully enjoy your visit. The Nicaraguan coffee was superb!
4.6 on April 02, 2010
Upon arrival to Echoes of the Glen, we knew that our innkeepers paid attention to detail. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. The private bath was a huge selling point, and we were not disappointed. Breakfasts were very pleasing and obviously made with care. We received advice on sightseeing and felt at home throughout our visit.
4.6 on March 30, 2010
If there were a couple more respectful and kind than Barbara and Tom, I'd like to meet them. We were lucky enough to stay for two nights in the Concord room. The overall trip was amazing and Echoes of the Glen made it better and more comfortable. The entire house and it's owners met us with such warmth. We will be back for another trip soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
5 on March 26, 2010
What a wonderful weekend we had quilting, relaxing and enjoying in the Echoes of the Glen Bed and Breakfast. It is the perfect place for a group to spend a weekend sewing.
5 on March 15, 2010
My husband and I recently stayed at Echoes of the Glen with two other couples. It was a wonderful experience! We really enjoyed visiting with Tom & Barb and loved the food! I would recommend this B&B to anyone!
5 on March 14, 2010
We had a relaxing getaway at the Echoes of the Glen B&B. The B&B was very nice and cozy, the innkeepers were very accommodating to our group of 6. And we took advantage of the Winter Wine Weekend and stayed longer than we originally planned on and very glad that we did! Top two things about our stay were the private bathrooms with showers in each room and the delicious breakfasts!!!
5 on February 15, 2010
My girlfriend and I have stayed here on two separate occasions. Each stay was terrific, the inn keepers are very knowledgeable about the area and help in any way possible. The breakfast is great and rooms are very comfortable. Would recommend highly. Bryan A
4.6 on December 23, 2009
We had a great time! The house was quaint and really clean, and Barbara was a great source of information about the area. Breakfast was wonderful! Definitely will visit again!
3.6 on December 22, 2009
we had a lovely time at the echoes of the glen. it was friendly and welcoming and not overdone. simple and lovely.
5 on December 15, 2009
Finding Echoes of the Glen was such a pleasure. 3 couples on a weekend getaway. The owners were friendly, breakfast excellent! Very accomodating. Rooms very well appointed. We had a great time and will be back for the stuffed french toast!
3.8 on December 15, 2009
Barb and Tom were perfect hosts, passing along useful info on local happenings, restaurants, wineries. Room neat, clean, common areas (kitchen & living room) all open to guests. Made us feel like at home. Breakfasts superb!
4.0 on November 24, 2009
Excellent food and hospitality. Rooms are nice, spacious and fresh.
5 on November 22, 2009
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Echoes of the Glen. The innkeepers are such nice people, their home is beautiful and well kept, and the breakfast is amazing! I am going back as soon as possible!
5 on November 10, 2009
What a delight! The Innkeepers, Barbara and Tom not only provided a warm and inviting atmosphere, but also go out of their way to make sure that your stay is everything that you would expect. My husband and I stay at many B&Bs throughout the year and never have had a more delightful time. The breakfasts that Barabara prepares are most delicious. This bed and breakfast is by far the best of the best! Many years to come!
4.8 on November 09, 2009
My wife and I stayed here based on the reviews from TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. We came for the wine trails and for a weekend get away. Barbara is a great cook and Tom is very hospitable. Would come back again!
5 on November 06, 2009
After hiking up the gorge, it was very relaxing to settle in at this exquisite B&B. The hosts were very gracious and made our stay very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Rita & Ted, the house cats, were an added pleasure.
5 on November 04, 2009
A wonderful weekend in the wine & cheese country of NY. Topped by the best of B&Bs & the most enjoyable of hosts, a must stay place.
5 on November 04, 2009
Our stay at this B&B was fabulous. Enjoyed the friendliness of the owners. Highly recommended to friends and family.
4.4 on November 03, 2009
Rooms were nice -- the bed in the Rose Room was spectacular. The food was delicious.
4.6 on October 31, 2009
We visited Seneca lake for my husband birthday. Barbara & Tom made us feel at home in their home. It was a lovely, the rooms were very nicely decorted. Breakfast each day was freshly made, DELICIOUS and hearty - we didn't even need lunch! They had great tips on the area.
4.8 on October 23, 2009
This is a great place to stay with friendly owners who are also very good cooks! The area is a great place to visit with hiking and wineries nearby. We had a wonderful weekend and highly recommend them.
4.8 on October 17, 2009
After visiting Cooperstown, we spent three and a half days in the Finger Lakes region, and the Merrills couldn't have been more helpful. The food was delicious, and they gave us excellent directions and recommendations as to where to dine, what to see, what would be specifically fun for us, and maybe most importantly since our visit was limited, what to avoid. We had a great time! They were extremely friendly and hospitable, and the entire first floor was ours to relax in and enjoy their company. It has been awhile since we've stayed in a B&B, and our expectations were high, and they exceeded them. Oh...and the pets were great too! We look forward to going back someday, and have GREAT memories.
5 on October 15, 2009
Barbara and Tom have a beautiful place. They made us feel very much at home with the clean and friendly environment. The food and lodging was excellent. We had never stayed at a B&B before but are telling our friends what a wonderful time we had because of Barb & Tom's hospitality
4.8 on October 10, 2009
The location is very convenient.We walked to everything this trip, but many more activities within short driving distance. Family atmosphere. Barbara and Tom were very congenial, as were their pets (Smokey, Rita, and Teddy). Answered our questions and gave us many suggestions for activities. Delicious breakfast. We'll return to do some more browsing in that area.
5 on October 02, 2009
A delightful b&b in an excellent location. Barb and Tom are excellent hosts.
5 on October 02, 2009
A really good place to stay. Breakfasts wonderful, hosts very friendly and welcoming.
5 on September 30, 2009
Two great nights spent with Barbara and Tom. Their hospitality certainly makes this a must stay place they informed us on places to see; restuarant menues;even provided a map quest for our next B&B Barbara`s breakfasts are delicious. Hope we can get back there again to stay at this outstanding B&B
4.4 on September 28, 2009
We came from Germany and we had a very warm welcome! During the outstanding breakfasts we laughed a lot with Barb, Tom and the other guests! We had a wonderful stay with very good weather and Barb and Tom own the perfect house for us! Hope we´ll have the chance to come again! Or Barb and Tom will visit us in Germany!
4.8 on September 28, 2009
Echoes of the Glen is a charming and friendly B&B. Our host Barbara and Tom, along with lovely cats and a dog, welcomed us and provided us a cozy stay. Barbara's breakfast using local fruits and vegetables were just wonderful. Very informative about local attractions. we'd definitely go back when visiting FingerLakes region.
5 on September 28, 2009
We just stayed at this B&B weekend of 25-27 Sept. We were very pleased with everything about this B&B, the food was excellent. Barb & Tom were so friendly, they made us want to come back & recommend them to everybody we know.
4.6 on September 21, 2009
Delightful Inn and Innkeepers Delicious breakfast Very well mannered family pets
5 on September 19, 2009
Echoes of the Glen is a must! Barb and Tom really make you feel welcome. The room was clean and neat. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. With parking in the rear made a safe place to park my motorcycle. When I take my road trips I prefer to stay at a B&B. This one ranks near the top! Watkins Glen State Park is within walking distance. A must see. Barb and Tom are very accommodating and there knowledge of the area was very helpful. Two thumbs up!!
5 on September 18, 2009
We recently stayed at Echoes of the Glen for the Grand Prix Festival weekend. Barbara and Tom make you feel like family and are always helpful to make your visit enjoyable. Our room was very comfortable with everything you need at your finger tips. Barbara makes sure you have a delicious home cooked breakfast and the best coffee to get you going for a fun day at the Glen. We highly recommend staying at this bed & breakfast. The Hartmans
5 on August 18, 2009
Loved the stuffed french toast for breakfast. Very clean, nice room with a great location. It is right across the street from a fantastic hike in the park along the waterfalls. Our hosts were very helfpul and friendly.
5 on July 31, 2009
Barb and Tom are great hosts. Originally we had booked one room but since they had a cancellation, we decided to stay in one of the other rooms. All of the room we saw were beautiful and so clean. The breakfasts were wonderful, lots to eat and drink. We stayed for 2 nights and would definitely recommend this place. Can't wait to go back.
5 on July 23, 2009
We stayed here two nights with two other couples. We are younger probably than most B&B visitors (in our late 20s) and sometimes find it challenging to find a B&B that is comfortable with a little younger couple. Barbara and Tom were so extremely nice and comfortable to be around. They gave great vineyard recommendations, running paths, resturants and all around just made our trip fantastic. We all enjoyed the delicious breakfast, both mornings were different too! Echoes of the Glen is a must! Thanks for the frienship bread, my hubby loved it :)
4.4 on July 22, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Barbara & Tom Merrill are charming, informative, and very service-oriented innkeepers. Their home is comfortable, nicely appointed, well-located, and immaculately maintained. While not fancy, the accommodations were very comfortable and truly a great value. I highly recommend this property.
5 on July 20, 2009
We arrived in the evening with no reservations and Barbara and Tom were very accomodating. Their B&B is lovely, breakfast was great, they recommended a great local eatery for dinner and the room was beautiful. Barbara and Tom are very nice and our stay was wonderful! We even loved their pets!
5 on June 18, 2009
We have just completed our fourth visit to Echoes. Tom and Barb continue to amaze us with their service, value, food and hospitality. There are many B&Bs in Watkins Glen, but only one for us!
5 on June 15, 2009
This was our 4th stay with Barb and Tom. That should tell you how much we like this friendly and delightfull B & B. Each stay seems more delighful than the last. They gave us great recomendations about the local area that is not in all travel guides. If you like ice cream the Great Escape is just across the street. Tom Frantz
5 on May 17, 2009
Tom & Barb are excellent Hosts. Breakfast was terrific! Very nice B&B in a great town. Had a very good time! Get that Mustang out of storage Tom!
5 on April 12, 2009
I decided to plan a brief two-night getaway to the Finger Lakes, for I have wanted to go to "Wine Country" for over three years, but there were always reasons that my husband and I made the choice to "wait" until...... to take this trip. Well, no more, I booked our room at Echoes of the Glen only several days before our scheduled departure, and cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. We stayed in the Seneca Room, located on the first floor, a tastefully decorated room on the first floor. The personal touches, souvenirs from the innkeepers travels to Central America as well as local photos of the Finger Lakes region all tied together to promote a room with a fun, thoughtful theme. Barbara and Tom were attentive and gracious hosts, sharing stories of the local area and their experiences together, offering coupons and recommendations for local businesses and wineries, and providing us with numerous ideas for the adventures we could plan during our stay. Two highlights of our stay at the Inn itself were the amazing breakfast prepared by Barbara....gourmet and tasty! Our first morning, she made a breakfast bread, baked apples with cinnamon, sausage, and pancakes with berries. (My husband and I did not eat lunch and actually shared a dinner that evening....) The second morning we had fresh baked muffins and an egg bake with local cheeses, potatoes, and broccoli. Delicious:) The second highlight of our stay were the adorable and friendly pets, two cats, Rita and Teddy and a dog, Smokey. They were friendly as well as entertaining, we spent many relaxing moments observing and laughing at their antics. We even had the opportunity to take Smokey for a walk before we wrapped up our respite. I would highly recommend Echoes of the Glen to anyone who wants to be guaranteed a lovely, welcoming atmosphere when visiting Watkins Glen/ the Finger Lakes Region.
5 on March 30, 2009
Barb and Tom were gracious hosts. They were welcoming, very social and knowledgeable about the local wineries. We had a fantastic weekend and were very pleased with the accomodations, food and company. Barb evem greeted is with the most delicous chocolate chip pecan cookies we had ever had. Smokey the dog and cats Teddy and Rita were also very welcoming!
5 on March 27, 2009
In was a great place to stay. the hosts are friendly and hospitable. Great rooms.
5 on March 23, 2009
A beautiful home with very friendly hosts and delicious food. We were an easy distance to multiple local wineries and could walk to the State Park.
4.8 on March 11, 2009
Barb and Tom are great hosts. The rooms are very comfortable and breakfast was amazing.
4.6 on January 22, 2009
5 on January 12, 2009
5 on January 09, 2009
From the minute we walked in the door, it felt like home, the food was superb, the friendship--everlasting, the conversation and evening tea was so relaxing. Barb and Tom are wonderful people...don't pass this one up.
3.2 on January 09, 2009
Being a prior innkeeper and a sometimes 'inn-sitter', I would ALWAYS expect a B&B to meet my expectations and this one certainly did! We already reserved for 2009!
5 on December 13, 2008
Echoes of the Glen is a great place to stay! It is very clean and comfortable, with excellent breakfasts every morning. The owners, Barb and Tom, are very welcoming and knowledgeable on local attractions. My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much that we have returned many times for weekend getaways, with consistently great experiences. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
3.4 on December 11, 2008
The room was tastefully decorated and really, really clean! Price of room is reasonable.
3.6 on December 10, 2008
The room was tastefully decorated, and was really, really clean. Price of room reasonable.
5 on November 25, 2008
We had a wonderful time in Watkins Glen. Lots to see and do. the B&B was a wonderful, clean, modern, outstanding place! Thank you!
4.0 on November 20, 2008
From first introductions, we were made to feel like family. Our room was charming, clean, inviting; as is the entire house. An excellent breakfast send us off into a wonderful day of exploring the area!
5 on November 05, 2008
This B&B was quaint, clean, friendly, conveniently located and food was delicious. I highly recommend it
5 on November 04, 2008
The Echoes of the Glen was an amazing place to stay. very nice rooms, excellent food and Barb and Tom were fantastic innkeepers. They were so welcoming, it felt like staying with family.
5 on November 03, 2008
Barbara, the owner, is warm and friendly and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. This place is everything a B&B should be!
4.4 on October 31, 2008
wonderful place. hosts are friendly and gracious. rooms are comfortable and homey. Breakfast is outstanding.
4.2 on October 30, 2008
Warm welcome- other guests were very nice- it feels like home. a nice feeling
5 on October 22, 2008
This B&B is outstanding in decor, cleanliness, and breakfast presentation! The proprietors were very personable and made our stay one of the best in our travels.
5 on October 20, 2008
We had a wonderful time and the innkeepers, Barbara and Tom, were wonderful and so helpful.
4.6 on October 18, 2008
We stayed at Echoes of the Glen for two nights while celebrating family birthdays. Our hosts were welcoming and took very good care of us. Not only preparing excellent breakfasts, but giving us travel advice and taking our group picture. The living room was a comfortable place for us all to gather in the evenings. The beds were very comfortable and the house was quiet.
4.8 on October 14, 2008
Wonderful, very clean, warm & friendly hosts
4.6 on October 09, 2008
My girlfriend and I stayed with Tom and Barb at the Echoes of the Glen, for a wine trip weekend on Seneca Lake. Which turned into my engagement weekend when I proposed to my now fiance. Tom and Barb helped the whole B&B celebrate with mimosas. They really made it a special weekend.
4.6 on October 06, 2008
We had a wonderful time in Watkins Glen. Barb & Tom were wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were delicious! Everything at Echoes of the Glen made our 10 year anniversary a memorable one.
4.4 on October 05, 2008
this is a return visit for us. the location is ideal, the owners are EXTREMELY friendly and the value can't be beat!
5 on October 02, 2008
We recently enjoyed the great hospitality of Tom and Barb Merrill while racing at Watkins Glen. The rooms, as the rest of the home, are beautifully decorated. The atmosphere created by the hosts is welcome and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on September 22, 2008
This is the third B & B that my husband & I have stayed at in the Watkins Glen area. It certainly ranks at the top of the list of ones that we would return to. The hosts, accommodations & food are great. The inn is conveniently located near the Watkins Glen raceway, Watkins Glen State Park(which is a great place to spend a day walking in the beautiful gorge). It is also convenient for shopping or doing the wine trails around the gorgeous Finger Lakes of central New York. Barb & Tom(hosts) are there to help with any questions or problems you may have. A great place for a weekend getaway, or longer. There is plenty to do in the area or just relax at the Inn.
4.8 on September 07, 2008
If you have never visited this outstanding location - you are missing it! We love th efinger lakes area and Barbara and Tom were very helpful guiding us through the local events and attractions. They were even able to set us up with an unusual last minute winery tour! Thanks Again!
4.4 on September 06, 2008
the rooms were so beautiful and the breakfast delicious. barbara and tom made us feel like we were right at home! we will definitely return for another weekend visit.
4.0 on August 23, 2008
What a great way to relax for the a summer getaway. Located very close to the glen, Barb and Tom are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were great.
4.8 on August 20, 2008
My husband and I are doing several small trips to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our AAA agent found Echoes Of the Glen for us. We toured the seneca lake wineries and walking glen activities. Barb and Tom were very hospitable and the accomidations were superb. We will return and recommend to friends.
4.6 on August 20, 2008
Barbara and Tom were extremely hospitible and the entire stay was great. The cats and dog add a nice homey touch. The location is excellent. I have no complaints and would go again.
4.8 on August 17, 2008
My wife and I have stayed at numerous B&B's around Seneca Lake and this is one of the best. Tom and Barb are helpful and incredibly welcoming, the location is great and the rooms quiet and comfortable. They even arrange wine tours for visitors as an added convenience! Great breakfast too! All and all, a great place to stay, I just wish I could keep it to myself!
4.8 on August 12, 2008
My husband and I are doing several short getaways to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our AAA agent found Echoes of the Glen for us so we could visit the Seneca Lake Wineries. We were very pleased with Barb & Tom's hospitality and superb accommodations. We would return as well as recommend this B&B to friends.
5 on August 11, 2008
Never have felt so relaxed in someone else's home. Our hosts did everything to make our stay pleasant.
4.8 on August 09, 2008
Amazing breakfast made each morning, very clean room and house, pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful stay. -Eric & Carrie Colalella
4.6 on August 08, 2008
Wonderful Innkeepers! Very nice rooms, and Great Food!
3.4 on August 04, 2008
The couple who run this establishment are very friendly and welcoming, and the inn is very nice and well-located.
5 on August 02, 2008
This was our 2nd stay at Echoes of the Glen and it's still perfect in every way. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The beds are comfy. The food is amazing. Barb & Tom are friendly, knowledgeable about the area and make you feel right at home. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend with just the right amount of hiking, music, and wineries to keep it interesting.
4.2 on July 30, 2008
Best breakfast have very had. Innkeepers friendly, helpful - made our stay just wonderful would highly recommend this B&B
5 on July 28, 2008
This was our first stay at a B&B. Barb and Tom made it memorable by offering their advice and setting up a great package for us. Our room, The Concord Suite, was the perfect size and had amenities we didn't expect (satellite TV, bathroom extras). We will recommend to anyone who is heading to the Watkins Glen area! Thanks for a memorable "girlfriends" weekend! Wendy, Christina and Kim
5 on July 21, 2008
We enjoyed our stay at Echoes of the Glen. The innkeepers were friendly, our room was very comfortable, and the breakfasts were delicious.
3.2 on July 21, 2008
We were very pleased with our hosts and accommodations at Echoes of the Glen. Our bed was comfortable, room cozy, and breakfast delicious. Our hosts chatted with us on many occasions.
5 on July 20, 2008
My wife and I stayed at this wonderful B&B last weekend and we were very very impressed. Where do I begin? The owners, Barbara and Tom, are extremely personable, talkative, knowledgeable, and kind people. The house is renovated, it looks simply new on the inside, and boasts all the amenities, including free Wi-Fi (not that there's a good reason to stay indoors on the Internet). The rooms are clean, comfortable, and our room had a TV with tons of channels and a DVD player and an alarm clock with an iPod dock. There are a few small perks that are so thoughtful, like a collection of DVDs and CDs one can freely borrow from and a small fridge stocked with complementary bottles of water. The common living room has a huge TV and we enjoyed a movie and some local wine there on our last night, which we designated as "low key." It was like being at home. Barbara's breakfasts are to die for. French toast stuffed with ham, freshly baked treats, home-made strawberry jam, fluffy baked omlets - you name it. If you want to be nit-picky, the only inconvenience was the (new) shower stall. It was just too narrow to bend down and clean the lower part of one's body. But it didn't spoil our overall experience in the least. Oh, and did I mention that they own a 1968 Mustang? Coolest people ever.
5 on July 17, 2008
We stayed for two nights and were very pleased with our visit. Barbara and Tom are outstanding hosts and Barbaras cooking alone will make you want to return. Our room was excellent, queen size bed,pillow mattress and upscale decor and bedding, we cannot comment on any of the other bedrooms as did not see them but logically they would be to the same standard. There is a large comfortable guest lounge area with a giant screen tv and satelite service plus a small tv in our room. They even have a small fridge on the landing to put any wine you might want to drink there, including glasses and an opener.In the fridge she keeps bottled water for guests (free). The location is ideal, a block from the Gorge and close to the docks area.
3.2 on July 17, 2008
Our hostess was wonderful & very informative about things to see and do in the area.
4.6 on July 17, 2008
Friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.
5 on July 16, 2008
Great location, warm hospitality, and very friendly atomsphere.
5 on July 16, 2008
Excellent location to Finger Lake Wineries. Wonderful accommodations - breakfast is fabulous.
5 on July 08, 2008
We totally enjoyed our stay. Barb and Tom made sure we felt welcome. The breakfasts were outstanding! We'll be back...
4.6 on July 05, 2008
We stayed for one night and we loved it!!! the room is great and very clean. They have 2 cats in the house but they don't let them go inside the rooms. we payed 115$+tax. breakfast is between 7 to 9:30 and includes: coffee, orange juice, an omlet and a couple of fresh home made muffins. Barb the owner was very friendly and let us check out late, she recommended the rooster restaurant that was excellent!!! Don't miss the Watgins Glen Park - just cross the street and you are there. you need 2-3 hours in order to see it and it's a lot of stairs to walk up an down so skip it if you're too tired
5 on June 25, 2008
We had a lovely stay at Echoes in the Glen. Our room was large and comfy and the breakfasts were gourmet. We enjoyed so many of the areas attractions. We visited the nearby Watkins Glen Park, local wineries and farmers markets. My husband spent a day at Watkins Glen Speedway and we both had a wonderful boat excursiion on Seneca Lake. Also spent an afternoon at Corning Glass. It was a wonderful stay with the Merrills at Echoes of the Glen
5 on June 16, 2008
our stay was outstanding! the hosts went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable and pleasurable.great recommendations for wine tour and dinner. outstanding breakfasts, very friendly
4.0 on June 13, 2008
this is the best b&b we have been to in a long time and carefully arranged and Tom and Barbara are perfect hosts in this little home away from home.highly recommended
5 on June 11, 2008
Great place, feels like home away from home, Tom and Barbara are the best, super nice and clean room and the best breakfast. I recomend to everyone.
4.4 on June 10, 2008
Tom & Barb are perfect hosts. Full breakfast is very tasty. Convenient to downtown Watkins Glen.
4.4 on June 05, 2008
We loved the location of this B&B - a block from a beautiful gorge that we hiked every morning. Tom & Barb's hospitality was exceptional, the rooms were comfortable and pretty and breakfast was great.
5 on May 22, 2008
It is a great change of pace from the hotels that I have stayed at through out the years for business. There is great homemade breakfast, which you certainly can't get an mst hotels. Also, there is great conversation about the Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes Region, Western NY, among other parts of the United States and the rest the world where the innkeepers have traveled themselves. These conversations can be enjoyed outside out on the patio with some of the local Finger Lakes wines and/or even the local "microbrewed" beer (of which you have purchased of course) while visiting the Finger lakes Region
5 on May 12, 2008
Echoes of the Glen B&B is home away from home. Great rooms, great food, great company. Had a wonderful time and will definately return.
4.8 on May 11, 2008
Your place is truly fine, a wonderful place to wine and dine. The atmosphere is esquisite, we really enjoyed our visit. Your home is cozy and nice, and all for a reasonable price. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will be sure to visit again some day.
3.8 on April 25, 2008
My husband and I had a great weekend getaway at Echoes of the Glen. Barb and Tom were gracious hosts. The house was clean and comfortable, and the location was great for walking downtown in the evening. I would definitely stay there again, and would recommend it to anyone.
4.2 on April 14, 2008
Excellent getaway weekend and great way to introduce visitors to the Finger Lakes wine country. Barb and Tom arranged our wine tour package with a very knowledgeable driver, Jack. Jack was very entertaining and targeted us to the vineyards that suited our particular tastes in wine. Cookies for an evening snack while we played cards. Coffee and teas for the morning while we prepare for a home cooked breakfast. The little things do mean alot. Perfect B&B to share with friends or a couple looking for a weekend getaway. Plan to return and check out another season at the Glen.
4.6 on April 13, 2008
Echoes is a very comfortable friendly B&B. We went on a wine tour with two other couples. Barb scheduled us for the wine tour package with a driver, snacks, homemade cookies and water. It was great service. She was helpful with places to eat. She tried to make reservations for us for dinner our second night(the restaurant as not yet taking them). The rooms were comfortable and clean. The common area was very inviting. Barb an Tom made you feel at home. She made chocolate chip cookies for an evening snack. The breakfast on both days was excellent and filling.We are planning a return trip.
4.4 on November 29, 2007
What a fantastic first-time b&b experience! We immediately felt comfortable in our cozy little "rose" bedroom!
5 on October 17, 2007
This is our third stay at "Echoes" and are so pleased. The rooms are comfortable, food so good, everyone so very friendly. You just feel "at home."
5 on September 03, 2007
The Inn was homey and the Inn keepers and guests were extremely helpful making the whole stay more enjoyable. Thank you for everything...we'll see you again soon
5 on August 28, 2007
Barb and Tom made us feel at home during our stay at Echoes of the Glen. Their home and our room was beautiful, clean & neat. The breakfasts were amazing! Being animal lovers, it was also fun to have two friendly cats and a very loveable dog on the premises. As first time visitors to Watkins Glen & the Finger Lakes area, both Barb and Tom were very helpful in providing ideas of places to go and sights to see within the area. We were also within a short walking distance of Watkins Glen State Park, restaurants, bars and other local attractions. I will definitely stay again and would highly recommend Echoes of the Glen to others!
5 on July 19, 2007
This was our third stay with Barb and Tom (the second this year). We have two trips already booked for next year. From the moment you walk through the door you feel like you're home. Barb and Tom treat everyone as if they are family. The Bed and Breakfast is immaculate and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Each morning you wake up to the wonderful smell of fresh baked muffins or kuchens. Then there's breakfast! Breakfast is usually an egg bake, stuffed French toast or apple pancakes and sausage, with fresh fruit, juice and coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you have special dietary needs, Barb will accomodate. You won't get a breakfast like this in any hotel. The hospitality continues through the day. Many afternoons, you can walk through the door to the best fresh baked cookies you will ever taste. Whether your sight seeing or visiting the wineries, Bob and Tom are extremely knowledgeable about the area. For those sightseeing you must walk the Watkins Glen Falls. The views are spectacular. If you are interested in a wine tour, Barb offers great packages. She takes care of all the details with the tour company and then provides you with a care package of cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, fresh baked cookies and water for your trip. Then after a day of touring you have a gift certificate to use at one of the great restaurants in town. Jerlando's is a fantastic Italian/pizza restaurant. You won't leave hungry. If seafood or steaks are the way you want to go then try the Seneca Harbor Station. For those into the bar scene or enjoy microbrews, you must try the Roosterfish. Oh, I can't forget to mention Rita, Teddy and Smokey, the two resident cats and dog. For those of us who are animal lovers, they are there to greet you and be petted. If you have allergies, then Barb and Tom keep them out of the guest area.
4.8 on June 25, 2007
We were fortunate to have stayed at “Echoes of the Glen” on two occasions. During both visits the rooms were great, the food excellent but more importantly, Barbara and Tom were most hospitable and accommodating. They are Watkins Glen natives and their detailed knowledge of the area is remarkable. “Echoes of the Glen” is the only place to stay in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Bob Bednar
Hi Bob, Thanks for the great review and also for stopping by to stay with us in May. Hope to see you again in the future! Barb & Tom
4.0 on May 19, 2007
Lucked into a last minute resrvn on a crowded weekend at this lovely place on main street. Innkeepers knowledgeable and helpful with local wineries. Great breakfast; congenial guests. Recommend and would stay again.
Hi, Thanks for the good review! We hope to see you again. Barb & Tom
5 on May 16, 2007
Stayed in Sept '06 - beautiful rooms, unbelievable breakfasts, perfect location for race fans and/or wine country tourists. On Franklin St. but NO road noise in the rooms. The only place I'll stay in Watkins Glen.
Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon. Barb & Tom