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The Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast

209 6th Street , Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)
4.8
24 Reviews
$119 - $199
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About

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.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5.0

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our weekend

4.8 on November 03, 2014

We just finished our weekend at the Blackberry Inn and am ready to book for next year! Our hosts Brian and David were wonderful. Breakfast was awesome. Everything was fresh and homemade. Can't wait to return. Carol and Dennis Clark


A wonderful B&B in downtown Watkins Glen

4.6 on October 18, 2014

We had a great stay at this beautiful 1800's historic house in the heart of Watkins Glen, convenient to the State Park and all the shops. The guys were outstanding, warm hosts and I loved the dog, Sandy. Our gourmet breakfasts were unexpected and huge. The farm to table ingredients were combined into fabulous dishes. We didn't have to eat all day until dinner. Felt like home with the guys so we'll definitely come back.


Home away from home

5 on October 06, 2014

This B&B has to be the most comfortable place I have ever stayed in while traveling. I have already recommended it to several friends. It was such a pleasure to spend the day sight seeing, wine tasting, shopping, etc and then return to such a warm and welcoming place. I slept like a log at night and woke to the most wonderful smell of coffee and the most delicious breakfasts ever. The owners, Brian and David, are great and I left there feeling like I had made two new friends (three if you count their sweet old dog Sandy.)


Great place in Watkins Glen

5 on October 05, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the Blackberry Inn. Other guests have raved about the delicious breakfasts, and we whole-heartedly agree. We especially appreciate David's use of locally-sourced products, as well as his creativity. Our room and en suite bath were spacious and comfortable. The inn's location was a great spot from which to walk to the Watkins Glen Gorge, explore the town, and drive to the spectacular Corning Glass Museum.


Great Experience at Blackberry Inn

5 on October 05, 2014

We stayed at the Blackberry Inn for 4 nights in September 2014. Brian and David are incredibly warm and welcoming, as well as very helpful.. The house is charming. We stayed in the room with a bathroom. Beds are comfortable and we made full use of the in-room ductless air conditioning heating unit. Best of all, the breakfasts rival meals we've had at the best gourmet restaurants. The area offers many activities. The Gorge trail at the Watkins Glen State Park is within walking distance and offers dramatic views of 19 waterfalls, the best trail we've hiked. We also did wine tastings, went to the Corning Museum of Glass (great!), hiked near Ithaca and went to the Ithaca Farmer's Market. There's good eating locally at Stonecat and the Red Newt.


Small and Cozy BnB

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 :)


Great Stay

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.


Where to start...????

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 :)


Charming B&B in Watkins Glen!

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!


Best place to stay in the Finger Lakes!

5 on November 18, 2013

Dave & Barb


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Rooms & Rates

Guest Room 1

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

Guest Room 2

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

Guest Room 3

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

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Location

Location Type

Regional Destination, Resort Village, Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4PM - 7PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No The Blackberry Inn is a non smoking environment.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No The Blackberry Inn is an all adult Bed and Breakfast
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends and 3-4 nights on event or holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations must be guarenteed with a major credit card. Guaranteed no shows will be charged your full stays room and tax.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATIONS: With three rooms last minute cancellations can significantly affect our bed and breakfast. Therefore the Blackberry Inn Bed and Breakfast will require a 28 day notice on all cancellations on bookings. Cancellations made with less than 28 days to the arrival date will be charged 1 night's room revenue. Cancellations made with less than 21 days to the arrival date will be charged 2 night's room revenue. Cancellations made with less than 14 days to the arrival date will be charged your entire stays room revenue.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brian Eslinger & David Hertel

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Welcome to the Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast. Your home away from home in the Finger Lakes.

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Meals

Breakfast

Locally Farm to Table Country American Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30AM to 9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free


Details

209 6th Street , Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)

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