Guests of Echoes of the Glen are thrilled with its location and its atmosphere. It's just a short drive to visit the WGI race track, Finger Lakes wineries, The Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum or Corning Glass Museum. But the number one reason guests love it here is because of the short walk to the Watkins Glen State Park Main Gorge entrance and to the restaurants, shops, marinas, beautiful Seneca Lake views from the Pier and the International Motor Racing Research Center. Awaken to the aromas of the homemade muffins or kuchen. Sit down to a delicious, homemade breakfast of freshly ground coffee, teas, hot cocoa, freshly baked pastries, juice, fruit and a different hot entrée each morning. Now you're ready for the day of hiking, wine tasting or driving around the track! Guest's rooms are touched up daily during their stay (unless the guest asks for us not to). Beds will be made, trash emptied, bathroom touched up and wet towels will be laundered and replaced.
The Park Room is located on the second floor and has a brass queen sized bed, antique bedside table, bedside reading lamps, small chest, chair, closet, window air conditioner (seasonal) and a large private bathroom with a stand up shower and a skylight. The room’s windows overlook the backyard patio area. The Park Room displays watercolors of the Watkins Glen State Park by local artist, Linda McIntyre and photographer, the late Bill Bauman. And these items are for sale.
The Seneca Paradise Room is located on the first floor, just inside the front foyer of the house and overlooks the front porch and gardens. It is decorated with a mixture of tropical prints and watercolor artwork of Seneca Lake. The room has a queen sized bed, rattan and iron furniture, family antiques, satellite TV, window air conditioner (seasonal), closet and a private bathroom with an extra large stand up shower.
The Chardonnay Room is located on the second floor and is a large bright room with a four poster queen sized bed dressed in floral prints and stripes. The room is decorated with antique furniture and accessories and artwork is on display from local artists. There is a fireplace, TV/DVD, dresser, wicker loveseat, window air conditioner (seasonal), closet and a private bathroom with a stand up shower and skylight.
The Concord Suite is on the second floor in a large room with a queen size maple bed, cherry and pine antique dressers and full size sofa bed. The room is dressed in floral prints and has a fireplace, window air conditioner (seasonal), TV/DVD, large closet and a private bathroom with stand up shower and skylight.
The Rose Room is located on the first floor level on the northeast corner of the house. It is decorated with a mixture of floral prints. The room has a queen sized oak sleigh bed, antique oak furniture, window air conditioner (seasonal), closet and a private bathroom with full sized bathtub and shower.
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
Steve Desirey Skippack, Pennsylvania
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!
Downtown, Lakeside, Small town, Village, Wine country
Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 20 miles
From the airport follow signs for I-86 East. Take I-86 East to Rt. 14 North into Watkins Glen. Turn right onto 12th Street and right into B&B driveway.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen International Raceway, International Motor Racing Research Ctr, Cornell University, Elmira College, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Catherine Valley Hiking/Biking Trail, Catherine Valley Hiking/Biking Trail, Catherine Valley Hiking/Biking Trail, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports
Barbara & Tom Merrill
Barbara and Tom grew up in this area...Rock Stream and Odessa. After spending 34 years away from the area, raising their family and working in different parts of the country, they came back to their roots in 2005 to open Echoes of the Glen Bed and Breakfast, which reflects the history of racing, the area's wines and the Watkins Glen Gorge. Their own collection of racing posters and photographs makes the stairway and upstairs hallway a gallery dedicated to the racing history of Watkins Glen.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , early meal requests, breakfast to go
Stuffed French Toast with Fruit Topping
French Bread stuffed with cream cheese and grilled to a golden brown with an egg wash made of farm fresh local eggs, cream and vanilla flavoring. Topped with a delicious, warm fruit sauce and served with whipped cream. Yummmm....
Enjoy a fun 2 days of Wine Tasting in the Finger Lakes! Beer & wine tasting at over 60 wineries and microbreweries along Seneca Lake with a private driver, 2 nights accommodations, fabulous breakfasts each morning, a basket of cheese from Sunset View Creamery and a $25 gift certificate to Jerlando's Italian Ristorante. Transportation arranged by us with Quality Wine Tours. Rate depends on room choice and number of people in your party/number of guest rooms needed. Subject to availability and must be arranged in advance. MUST ASK FOR: ECHOES QUALITY WINE TOUR PACKAGE when you phone for your reservation.