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Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast

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

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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.



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

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Lovely B&B

3.8 on January 25, 2015

We were going to be in Watkins Glen for just one night, and just about all of the places to stay have a two-night minimum - we lucked out that Echoes of the Glen was willing to accommodate us as they had one spare night between two other reservations! The house is lovely and had everything we needed. We even took advantage of the common living area and watched a movie after our dinner. And breakfast was delicious! There was a little outside patio that was super cute - if we'd been there longer, I would have loved to site outside with a cup of tea and enjoy the garden. Overall, I highly recommend staying here.

Like Coming Home

4.8 on January 15, 2015

Staying with Barbara and Tom is like visiting family. The welcome and atmosphere is warm; the breakfast delicious! (Barbara went out of her way to accommodate dietary needs!). The rooms are nicely done with ample closet and drawer space. The bathrooms have skylights ( a plus) and plenty of hot water (also a plus)! We have visited with Barbara and Tom twice and look forward to the next time! Betsy W.

Loved our weekend at Echoes of the Glen

4.6 on December 02, 2014

My wife and I stayed here over a weekend in November. We've stayed at several B&Bs in the Finger Lakes and this was one of the best. Our room, though not huge, was well laid out and appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfasts were terrific. Barb and Tom were very accommodating and took a genuine interest in their guests' enjoyment of their stay. We plan to return.

Visiting Friends

4.8 on November 27, 2014

Barb & Tom make you feel like you are visiting w/ long time friends. Rooms are extremely clean and offer a touch of home. Breakfast is always delicious and provides a great start to whatever you have planned for the day! I would strongly recommend Echoes of the Glen for your next trip to Seneca Lake!

echo's of the glen

5 on November 19, 2014

The owners were very nice and helpful. The place is super clean. And breakfast was amazing. If you left hungry its your own fault. Our room was very nice. And the owner told of a great place to eat. My husband and I are planning a trip to stay there again.

A Great Place for Warmth and Relaxation...

5 on November 11, 2014

This B&B is run fantastically. I stayed there almost 5yrs ago and the experience was equal and as consistent as I could have imagined it to be. The owners are very, very kind and thoughtful (same since 2005). They have created an atmosphere that is just clean, warm and very homely. I felt relaxed and welcomed from the minute we pulled into the driveway! Morning breakfast is made to perfection and both Tom and Barb are well educated in the local area as they can suggest quite a few things to do, to say the least... We will definitely be back as it was a pleasure to stay there once again! Anthony & Cydney

We were so at ease.....

5 on November 06, 2014

Innkeeper and his wife were so very nice! When we arrived he upgraded our room to a king which was a very unexpected but appreciated surprise. The food was very good. I would definitely stay here again!!!

Good Place Nice People

3.8 on October 22, 2014

We stayed in the Park Room. Very nice and clean but really small. If you are over 5'10" you will be headroom challenged in the bathroom ceiling, toliet and shower. No TV, small closet. Other rooms may have been bigger. Tom and Barb were great hosts, very friendly. food excellent. Right across from Gorgeous Watkins Glenn Park. Nice place ask about room sizes.

Cozy haven in the Finger Lakes!

4.6 on October 02, 2014

The Merrills are the friendliest innkeepers we have ever met. We stayed in the Park Room on the second floor, warm and cozy, adorable bath with a skylight over the sink and standing shower. Barb's breakfast was wonderful with apple kuchen and fresh fruit (with raspberries she picked the day before) and pancakes and sausages. We liked that coffee was ready in the sunroom when we came down in the a.m. Tea and cocoa also available. We enjoyed chatting with other guests while Barb was preparing breakfast. Barb and Tom are happy to answer any question on the Finger Lakes Region. After visiting the wineries, it was so nice to enter into this lovely home. You really feel welcome here. Will definitely visit again. Lorraine and Edmund

A very pleasant experience overall. Would highly recommend!

4.6 on September 30, 2014

A very pleasant experience overall. Would highly recommend! Walt & Daphne Blaker

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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....


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

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