Idlwilde Inn

JMCN, LLC One Lakeview Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 USA (Show map)

About

Idlwilde Inn is an 18 room Victorian mansion built in 1892. This charming house has a character given by exquisite craftsmanship of an earlier era, with a meticulously done staircase, moldings, ornamental ceilings, and fireplaces. Idlwilde Inn is proud to provide the finest accomodations including central air for our guests, each room is decorated uniquely with comfort in mind. There are several sunrooms, a romantic capola room and a huge breezy wrap around porch, all overlooking the beauty of Seneca Lake. Idlwilde Inn sits on 2.6 acres of land in a park-like setting with a great lawn and formal gardens. Come stay and experience a step back in time at Idlwilde Inn where rest, relaxation and tranquility await.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Highly recommend

5 on May 10, 2017

This was our first stay at Idlwilde and we loved it! It was clean and absolutely beautiful! The room was great and the breakfast was delicious. Maria also gave us very helpful information-finding a nearby trail in Watkins glen state park, which side of the lake is best for red wine, winery suggestions, etc. And the location was perfect. We were close to enough to town that we were able to walk to and from town both nights and very close driving distance to the fingerlakes and Watkins glen state park. My husband and I already recommended Idlwilde to friends and we plan to book there again during our next trip!


Nice B& B

4.0 on October 27, 2016

We enjoyed our stay. It was very comfortable. The grounds and the large home are very pretty. The breakfasts were wonderful. Our host, Maria, was very helpful in giving us information on things to see in the area.


Weekend getaway

4.0 on October 26, 2016

My husband and I stayed in the master suite. The room was very large and the view from the balcony was amazing. My only complaint is the shower head needs to be updated. The bathroom was updated and beautiful but an old shower head that didn't work well


Charming B&B in Watkins Glen

5 on October 19, 2016

My husband and I booked a weekend away to celebrate his 40th birthday. Based upon the recommendation of my sister-in-law, we quickly booked Idlwilde Inn. I spoke with Maria on the phone, who was able to give me details about the facility including pricing and the availability of room #10, which we liked for the private bathroom and balcony. When we arrived, Nancy and Carlo greeted us, and showed us to our room. The room was clean and comfortable. My husband and I were able to come and go as we pleased. Breakfast was delicious and each morning our hosts asked about our stay. We were sad to leave on Sunday morning, but are confident that we will be contacting Idlwilde Inn for future visits.


Hiking/Site-Seeing/Wine Trail Trip

4.6 on October 10, 2016

Maria couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful. Room 16 was exactly what we wanted. Breakfast was outstanding. Great location. Definitely would stay again if our travels bring us back that way.


Owners were accommodating, place is beautiful

4.0 on September 28, 2016

Had a nice stay at Idlwilde Inn. Beautiful view of the lake from the front porch. Breakfast was nice. Bed was comfortable. Maria was so sweet and accommodating. Only about a 3 minute drive to town and just off of the start of the wine trail. Highly recommend for location. We stayed in room 2 which was clean and the bathroom was nice. I felt the price was a bit steep for what we got, but all in all we were very happy.


Highly recommended

3.6 on September 27, 2016

Lovely spacious old home located a few blocks up the hill from the waterfront - within walking distance if you don't mind the climb. Maria is a charming hostess, the room was clean and comfortable, the breakfasts were good. We will certainly stay at Idlwilde again if we are in the area.


Wonderful wrap around porch

4.8 on September 17, 2016

We spent the day tasting wines and enjoying the views from the vineyards. Once the day was done we stopped and got dinner to go. We spent the rest of the evening dining at the B & B. We were provided with China and cutlery for our meal. Friends, food and of course wine on the wrap around made for a great couple of days.


Seneca trip 8/26

5 on September 12, 2016

John and Maria are wonderful. Thank you.


Truly Outstanding!!!!!

5 on September 07, 2016

This location was wonderful!!!!! Not only was it close to everything we needed. They also accommodated our vegan food request for breakfast. They are friendly, and very attentive to your requests. If you are planning a trip to this area you should definitely book a stay with them. You'll love it!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Accommodation is located on the first floor of the mansion. The room has one queen bed with a private bath. $170/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Room 2

This accommodation is on the first floor of the mansion and is handicapped accessible. $170/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Room 3

This room is located on the west wing off of the second floor landing. The bath is shared with Room 4 and is directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 4

This room is located on a wing off of the second floor landing. The bath is shared with Room 3 and directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 5

This accommodation is a 2 room suite located on the west wing off of the second floor landing. The bedroom with a double bed is separated by french doors leading to a sitting room with a double sleeper/sofa. $195/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 6

The Master Suite is spacious and elegant with a king bed, 2 fireplaces, sitting room, sun porch and a walk-out deck with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. This suite is perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, or a Get Away Vacation. $299/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $299

Room 7

This spacious room is on the second floor of the mansion and has a fireplace and sitting area. The bath is separate, but private for this room, and is located directly across the hall. Spectacular view of Seneca Lake. $195/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 8

This spacious room, on the second floor of the mansion, has a built in vanity and built in shelves which were popular with Victorian architecture. This spacious room has a sitting area and a breathtaking view of Seneca Lake and garden. $200/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $200

Room 9

Room 9, on the second floor of the mansion, has a superb view overlooking Idlwilde Inn's great lawn, the valley and Seneca Lake. $200/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $200

Room 11

This room is located on the third floor. There is a ceramic tiled fireplace with a uniquely detailed mantle. The bath, directly across the hall, is shared with Room 12. $150/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $150

Room 12

This accommodation is located on the third floor of the mansion. The built in window seats provide a place to read a book or gaze at the beauty of Seneca Lake. The bath, shared with Room 11 is directly across the hall. $120/night

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $120

Room 14

This spacious room, on the third floor of the mansion, with it's own sitting area gives the weary traveler a sense of tranquility. The view overlooks the sunken garden and Seneca Lake. $195/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 10

Room 10 boasts the best view of the valley and Seneca lake from its private deck. The cupola makes a cozy sitting room with a wonderful panoramic view. The art deco bathroom adds a nostalgic touch to the suite. $260/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $260

Room 15

Room 15 located across the lawn in the carriage house, is one of the two rooms recently added to our B & B. It is a large, comfortable room with 2 window seats and sitting area where guests can gaze at Seneca Lake and the large front lawn. $195/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $195

Room 16

Suite 16 with it's cathedral ceiling and ceiling to wall triangular window is said to be the most stunning suite in the area. Its decor and spaciousness pampers our guests. $260/night

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $260

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Wine country

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From Rt 14 and Rt. 414 in Watkins Glen, New York (going north), turn left on Rt. 409(Fourth Street). Fourth Street curves to the right and becomes Steuben Street. Go up the hill 4 blocks, turn left on Division Street, go 2 blocks, turn left on Lakeview Avenue, proceed to entrance on right side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Auto Racing, Ithaca College, Windmill farm and craft market, Corning Glass Museum, Cornell University , Time Spell Laser Light Show, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking not allowed inside per fire code.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 years are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum on weekends, 3 nights for main events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit or one night, confirms reservation
  • Cancellations: Deposit for cancelled reservations will be refunded, minus a 10% handling charge, with 15 days advance notice. Groups reservations must be cancelled 30 days in advance for a refund, minus a 10% handling charge.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carlo, Nancy, John and Maria

Languages spoken

Dutch, Flemish, English, French, German, Italian

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


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