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Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast

300 South Franklin Street , Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)
298 Reviews
$110 - $145
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nice and Cozy B&B

4.8 on September 17, 2014

I didn't get to spend much time at this B&B but for the short time I was there, I was greeted by an extremely welcoming atmosphere. The owners were very friendly. You get homemade breakfast in the morning(to go if you're in a rush!). I would definitely return to experience the charm this B&B has to offer.

Great B & B right in Watkins Glen.

4.2 on September 16, 2014

Excellent location - easy walking distance to the gorge and to restaurants. Delightful hosts who are very knowledgeable of the local area. Overall a very enjoyable experience and we would stay at this B & B again.

Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on September 08, 2014

Echo's of the Glen is a great place to stay while enjoying the finger lakes. Barb and Tom are great hosts and you can't beat Barbra's breakfast offerings. We will definitely go back the next time we are up that way.

As always, the best!

5 on August 25, 2014

Barb and Tom are the best, always a great stay. The food is great, the rooms are clean and the best is very comfortable. Will come back again and again.

Great B&B

4.6 on August 06, 2014

We had a lovely time at Echoes. Barb and Tom were wonderful and very helpful. They were very accommodating in regard to my food and cat allergies. I was especially impressed with the cleanliness of the house, I never once had a allergy attack while there. You would barely know they had a cat at all!

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

4.6 on July 31, 2014

We loved our stay at Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast. Our room was decorated lovely. It was quiet with a very comfortable bed and great temperature control. The common area was a delight and very restful Barb and Tom were so nice and easy to talk with. We would stay there again if ever in the Watkins Glen area.

What a great B&B

4.6 on July 29, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights there to explore the Finger Lakes area, it was wonderful! The B&B is perfectly situated to visit the Watkins Glen State Park as well as Watkins Geln itself by foot. The owners are charming and very helpful with all questions we had, and they do a killer breakfast! Loved it! If you're in the area, look no further, book your stay here, we can wholeheartedly recommend it!

Great place to stay, would stay here again!

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.

Echoes - It was

5 on July 09, 2014

My first B&B experience. It was awesome.. Will definitely return.

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakeside, Small town, Village, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

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.

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, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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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: Limited Ashtray stand available outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over age 15 welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends; 3-4 night minimum on event weekends
  • 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;00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Sunroom, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , early meal requests, breakfast to go

Signature Dish

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....


Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

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.

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

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