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 homey atmosphere. Awaken to the aroma of coffee & Barb's homemade muffins, scones or kuchen. Then sit down to a delicious, homemade breakfast of freshly ground coffee, teas, hot cocoa, freshly baked pastries, juice, fruit and a hot entrée each morning. Our breakfasts include fresh, local in-season products. Our in-season fruits are mostly picked by the innkeepers and made into jams or frozen to serve out of season. It's just a short walk to the Main Entrance of the Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park voted #3 in the country! Echoes is located on the "flats" in Watkins, convenient to walk to restaurants, shops and many ice cream parlors, stroll out along the Seneca Lake Pier and through the Village Marina. You can sit on a bench and enjoy the sunset or boats sailing on beautiful Seneca Lake. If you are a racing buff, you can walk to the International Motor Racing Research Center where you will find the largest collection of racing films in the world. Just a short drive up the hill you can visit WGI race track, where you can watch driving schools run their laps around the track in their high performance sports cars or purchase a ticket to drive your own car around the track behind the pace car. More waterfalls, award winning wineries, the Curtiss Museum, Corning Glass Museum, Rockwell or Mark Twain Museums are a short drive away. Your room will be touched up daily during your stay (unless you say for us not to).



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

A gem

5 on June 30, 2016

Really enjoyed our stay. Very convenient to walk to Watkins Glen state park. The breakfast well exceeded our expectations. The hosts were friendly and helpful.

Yummy breakfasts

4.8 on June 24, 2016

Barbara and Tom were very welcoming. Great location.

Home Away from Home

5 on June 05, 2016

We stayed at Echoes of the Glen following Memorial Day weekend. Barb and Tom were fantastic hosts, welcoming from the start and easy to talk to. Both rooms we booked were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and different each morning. The cookies in the afternoon were an added treat. The gardens were beautiful and so relaxing to sit by in the afternoon. The location was perfect. A short walk to Watkins Glen State Park.

What a breakfast!

5 on April 19, 2016

Barb and Tom are great hosts and we felt very welcome during our short stay. The breakfasts were fantastic - worth the price of the room all by themselves. Tom was a gent and cleared our car of snow after some bad weather. Lovely people and a lovely place to stay.

Echoes speaks loudly.

5 on December 06, 2015

Barbara is a great hostess and goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable.

Loved it!

4.8 on September 13, 2015

We got a great nights sleep at Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast. The mattress was nice and firm, the room was fresh and clean. Barbara and Tom presented an excellent breakfast and they are so much fun to talk to. The location is walking distance to the gorge, which is a must see for those who love nature. I highly recommend Echoes of the Glen.

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on September 03, 2015

The inn keepers make you feel at home. The services was excellent and the breakfasts were delicious. You felt like you were staying with family. Beautiful house and Garden. An excellent place to stay!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Park Room

The Park Room is located on the second floor and has a brass queen sized bed, 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. Artwork items are for sale.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

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: $140 - $140

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. Artwork is on display from local artists. There is a fireplace, TV/DVD, dresser, wicker love seat, beautiful oak floors, 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: $150 - $150

Concord Room

The Concord room is on the second floor in a large room with beautiful oak floors, a queen size maple bed, cherry and pine antique dressers and full size sofa bed. The room is dressed in floral prints and has an electric 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: $150 - $150

Rose Room

The Rose Room is located on the first floor level on the northeast corner of the house so it gets lots of morning sun. It is decorated with a mixture of floral prints. The room has a queen sized oak sleigh bed, antique oak furniture, oak floors, 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: $140 - $140

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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 We have 2 cats of our own
  • 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 to hold reservation. 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 both grew up in the area. 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 & Breakfast, which reflects the history of American sports car racing, FL award winning wines and the infamous Watkins Glen Gorge. Their own collection of racing posters and photographs make the stairway and upstairs hallway a gallery dedicated to the racing history of the Glen

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  • 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 as long as we know ahead of time.

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast with Fruit Topping
Fresh local French Bread made especially for Echoes of the Glen at the Glen Mountain Market is stuffed with a special surprise and grilled with coconut oil 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

Frequent Stay Programs

Stay 10 nights, get a night free! Return guests will have a punch card on file which will be punched for each night you stay. You will receive a free night after your card is full. *Card not transferable. We will keep cards on file for you if you wish.

Family Reunions

Book your family reunion at our B&B. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Subject to availability. Mention FAMILY REUNION.

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