Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast

300 South Franklin Street , Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Very nice and relaxing place to stay

4.4 on August 20, 2015

Highly recommend this B&B. Very convenient to the Watkins Glen State Park and within walking distance to most restaurants. I stayed in the Seneca Room and was pleased with the it. Only wish there was an outlet closer to the bed for charging my phone/alarm clock but not a big deal. Tom and Barbara are wonderful hosts and their cats are adorable. I always had plenty of good food to eat at breakfast.

Lovely Stay

4.4 on August 14, 2015

Tom and Barb were very friendly and made a wonderful breakfast. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Right across the street from Watkins Glen State Park. Very easy to walk to the park and not pay the parking fees.


4.8 on August 11, 2015

Loved this Bed and Breakfast! Would highly recommend it? Enjoyed our stay! The hosts were wonderful! Very friendly snd helpful!

First rate B & B

5 on July 16, 2015

Barb and Tom know how to treat their guests! We feel right at home at Echoes of the Glen. The breakfasts are to die for. Most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. The whole place is spotless. We feel very comfortable hanging out in the living room and on the patio out back sharing some wonderful Finger lakes wines!

Wonderful B & B

5 on June 18, 2015

Thank you again, Barb & Tom for making my visit to Watkins Glen thoroughly enjoyable. Thorough the years you have consistently made my visits very comfortable and inviting. Your knowledge of the area is remarkable and so are your fabulous breakfasts.

Another Great Stay

4.6 on June 11, 2015

This is my third visit and I would strongly recommend Echoes of the Glen to anyone. Lovely people, in-town location, close to everything. Well appointed rooms and great food!

One the best B&B we have ever stayed at!!!

5 on June 11, 2015

We stayed at Echoes of the Glen for 3 nights and were taken care of by Tom and Barbara, great people and owners of this beautiful establishment. We were simply overwhelmed by their hospitality and the top service. Next time we visit Watkins Glen we undoubtedly are going to choose Echoes of the Glen B&B. We highly recommend this place for everyone who wish to get an unforgettable B&B experience.

Lake Seneca getaway

5 on May 21, 2015

We enjoyed our recent stay at Echoes of the glen. The owners were very hospitable and friendly. The breakfasts esch morning were just perfect and homemade cookies were left on the kitchen table at night for when you came home from your adventures. The room was clean and quiet. All needs were met without any complaints.

Wonderful home away from home!

5 on May 12, 2015

This was our first vacation experience of Bed and Breakfast hospitality. Barb and Tom made our stay a wonderful, peaceful and fun one. The breakfasts were amazing! Home cooked muffins fresh from the oven, fresh fruits and all the things we had asked for - satisfying both the traveling carnivore and vegetarian. The room was very tastefully decorated and had a beautiful, large private bath. We also enjoyed the friendly house cats – which were relegated to the common areas, but always ready to serve as lap-warmers. We also appreciated the helpful directions and the thoughtfulness of giving us space yet being available when needed. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a first class experience, professional care and service and a welcoming home to stay.

Wonderful first experience

5 on May 05, 2015

From the moment we arrived at Echos on the Glen, Barb was warm and welcoming. Throughout our stay she provided suggestions and directions to local attractions and restuarants. We found Echos on the Glen to be very clean and cozy. Barb's two cats, Teddy and Rita, also added the experience. We will definitely be returning for another relaxing weekend!!

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Rooms & Rates

Park Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Seneca Paradise Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Chardonnay Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Concord Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Rose Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

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Location Type

Within .7 mile to Seneca Lake Pier and waterfront, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From the south-take Rt. 14 or Rt. 414 north into Watkins Glen. Turn right on 12th Street and an immediate right into driveway. From the north-Take Rt. 14 south through Watkins Glen, turn left on 12th Street and an immediate right into driveway. We are on the corner of Franklin Street and 12th Street. Plenty of parking in our driveway, which is off 12th Street (not Franklin St).

Area Attractions

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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Watkins Glen State Park Gorge - Hiking, Catherine Valley Hiking/Biking/Skiing Trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtray stand available outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over age 15 welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No No child care provided.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends; 3-4 night minimum on event weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Room only - One night's room rate, plus tax with credit card. Groups and Packages - 50% deposit of total.
  • Cancellations: 14 days in advance except for event weekends and groups which may require 30 - 60 days in advance for event weekends and groups.



Barbara & Tom Merrill

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

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.

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Full Homemade

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Sunroom, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Vegan, early meal requests and breakfast to go

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast with Fruit Topping
Fresh local Bread stuffed with a special surprise 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....