The Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the Village of Watkins Glen, NY. We are within walking distance to Seneca Lake, the Watkins Glen State Park, and the shops, galleries and eateries located in the heart of historic Watkins Glen on Franklin Street. Your hosts Brian and David will make you feel at home in their 1830's Greek Revival Farmhouse with its architectural woodwork including eyebrow and floor to ceiling windows. The house features three-guest rooms, a guest living and dining room that is perfect for making new friends, reading, or relaxing after a fun filled day of adventure. The Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast is beautifully decorated with a blend of contemporary and antique pieces from family and friends. The Inn features original pieces of art painted by your host David. We are a short drive to the Watkins Glen International Racetrack. The Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka Lakes Wine Trails; Historic Hammondsport, Montour Falls and Corning Gaffer District; Trumansburg; and the Corning Museum of Glass are within 19 miles of Watkins Glen. Enjoy the variety of local antique shops, organic restaurants, farmers markets, artisans, trails and gorges in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There is something for everyone and it all begins at the Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Guest Room 1 features all of the comforts of home to include a queen sized pillow top mattress bed with a cast iron bed frame; flat screened color TV featuring over 90 cable channels; sitting chair; alarm clock/radio; two night stands with table lamps; hair dryer; dressing mirror; and individually controlled high efficiency Mitsubishi Mini Split heat and air conditioning for comfort and a quiet peaceful nights rest. Room 1 overlooks the back gardens with wonderful southern exposure lighting. This room features a shared bathroom that was newly renovated and is across the hall.
Guest Room 2 features all of the comforts of home to include a queen sized pillow top mattress bed with a cast iron bed frame; flat screened color TV featuring over 90 cable channels; sitting chair; alarm clock/radio; two night stands with table lamps; hair dryers; dressing mirrors; and individually controlled high efficiency Mitsubishi Mini Split heat and air conditioning for comfort and a quiet peaceful nights rest. Room 2 overlooks the front of the house with northern exposure shade. This room features a shared bathroom that was newly renovated and is down the hall.
Guest Room 3 features all of the comforts of home to include a queen size pillow top mattress bed with a cherry sleigh bed frame; flat screened color TV featuring over 90 cable channels; sitting chair; alarm clock/radio; two night stands and table lamps; hair dryer; dressing mirror; and individually controlled high efficiency Mitsubishi Mini Split heat and air conditioning for comfort and a quite peaceful night rest. Room 3 is oversized and features both southern and northern light exposure and has a in suite bath / shower.
5 on June 16, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for our 2nd wedding anniversary and we are so happy we chose this little place to spend our weekend. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the breakfast... absolutely delicious! We have stayed at quite a few bed and breakfasts before and this one had the best breakfast we ever had. The stay includes a 3-course meal and it kept us full until dinner time! The inn keepers, David and Brian, are so warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about the Watkins Glen area and offered tons of info about events going on and places to wine, dine, and shop. David and Brian were also so accommodating to me and my husband's dietary needs (both of us are vegetarian and he is also gluten-free), which we appreciated to the fullest extent. We enjoyed our stay at the Blackberry Inn so much and discovering all that this area has to offer (it's so beautiful!). We can't wait to go back, in fact, we are already planning our next stay here :)
4.6 on April 14, 2014
Everything was great and I would return. The room with the private bath was booked so i had a shared bath. I was ok with it because the other room to use the bath was empty. I have a pet peeve of bathrooms so I'm not sure I would want to share one with someone I didn't know. On the other side David and Brian are great hosts and I will return for the room with the private bath.
5 on November 21, 2013
To say we had an extraordinary weekend is an understatement!! We arrived at The Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast on a Friday and by the time we were saying our goodbyes on Sunday we felt as though we had made la lifelong friendship with David and Brian! The Inn was warm and welcoming, the food was outstanding and creative, and most importantly, the atmosphere was gracious and genuine...Many thanks to Davis and Brian for an outstanding weekend! We most definitely look forward to our return visit!! Michele, Trip, Chris & Mike XO to Sandy :)
5 on November 18, 2013
We came to the The Blackberry Inn this past Columbus Day weekend. My boyfriend and I stayed in the largest guest room (Room 3) which had a queen-sized bed and a private bath. The room was clean, cozy, roomy, and beautifully decorated. The B&B was also quick walk from the downtown area and a very short drive to The Gorge Trail (Watkins Glen's biggest attraction). Brian and David were wonderful hosts and extremely knowledgeable about the area. The breakfast they served was outstanding! They use all fresh, local food, and you could definitely taste the quality in their ingredients. Our breakfasts included poached apples, homemade scones, buckwheat pancakes, french toast, fresh apple juice, fluffy scrambled eggs and more! Their servings are also HUGE, so kudos to you if you can actually finish it! In the evening, our wonderful hosts even treated us to some donuts and cider! This place is great for a romantic weekend or a trip with friends/family. I would definitely come back, and hope to rent all 3 rooms next year with my family for a nice wine getaway in the Finger Lakes! Thank you for everything Brian and David!
5 on November 18, 2013
Dave & Barb
4.4 on November 17, 2013
It was our 35th Anniversary weekend. First time visit to finger lakes area and Watkins Glen. Had to make last-minute accommodation arrangements and stumbled upon the Blackberry Inn with an opening for the night we needed. David and Brian were great inn-keepers that made you feel at home in their Inn. Their dog Sandy was a sweetie! We will be back! - Darrell & Sue
5 on September 12, 2013
Our visit to Watkins Glen couldn't have been more fun, and that was largely due to the hospitality of Brian and David. Where did they learn to be such great hosts?? A lovingly restored house in a perfect (and quiet!) location with fabulous beds and a breakfast I was still thinking about two weeks later--what's not to love? Thank you, Brian and David!!
5 on September 09, 2013
The Blackberry Inn is beautiful, quiet, comfortable and the breakfast is superb.
5 on September 04, 2013
Every now and then you find a perfect jewel of an Inn in your travels. This is one that truly shines like a diamond. This is the second time I have stayed at Blackberry Inn and it just gets better and better. Brian and David are the best hosts...there when you want them, and not when you don't. Their restored Inn is pitch perfect...comfortable, stylish, warm, peaceful and in a perfect spot in Watkins Glen to walk the town or hike the Falls. Breakfast is a culinary marvel, and you leave reluctantly, knowing you will make it a destination next time. Don't miss! Roxie Bacon
4.8 on September 02, 2013
Our stay at the Blackberry Inn was fantastic - Brian and David are wonderful, warm,and welcoming hosts. The food is absolutely to-die-for delicious -- and plentiful! -- you won't need lunch! All in all, a charming place to stay in Watkins Glen. We will be back! Paul & Margot Casuccio
Regional Destination, Resort Village, Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Seneca/Cayuga/Keuka Lakes Wine Trails, Watkins Glen Speedway and State Park, Trumansburg, Historic Corning Gaffer District, Corning Museum of Glass, Historic Hammondsport and Montour Falls, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Racing / Watkins Glen International, Wineries / Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Watkins Glen State Park, Catharine Valley Trail, Seneca Lake, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Brian Eslinger & David Hertel
Welcome to the Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast. Your home away from home in the Finger Lakes.
Full Country American
Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free