Idlwilde Inn is a 15 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 accommodations 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.
4.6 on May 12, 2018
Marcus and Eline (sp?) were personable host and Eline even gave us a ride while we walked back from town (it was raining). They recently bought the property and you can tell that they have a passion for the hospitality business. The location is great (walking distance of town and the state park, wonderful views), the house is charming, and the dog is super friendly : )
5 on May 07, 2018
Excellent accommodation in all respects. Immaculately clean, wonderful home cooked breakfast (with delicious vegan options) and helpful friendly hosts. Beautiful oasis in Watkins Glen, minutes from Glen State park, wineries, and excellent local restaurants and pubs for evening outings. Highly recommended - Thanks for everything Marcus and Elin! Natalie and Jim Ottawa, Canada
5 on November 05, 2017
Beautiful and stately B and B!! Friendly and helpful owners and exceptional breakfast! Cannot wait yo go back!
5 on October 25, 2017
Lovely, stately , beautiful B and B in Watkins Glen, NY. The rooms were roomy , spacious and bright! Friendly and accommodating staff! Breakfast were delicious! Would definitely go back for another long weekend!!
3.4 on October 23, 2017
Location and grounds were very well kept, and provided very nice view of Seneca Lake. Interior was well appointed and appeared well mainained. Breakfast meal served was good with nice presentation. Overall stay experience was good.
4.8 on October 19, 2017
We cam to Watkins Glen to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. Maria met us when we arrived and right away we could tell it would be a wonderful stay! The house is absolutely stunning, the common rooms were inviting and comfortable. Our rooms were very nice, completely in lone with an old Victorian home! The mattress and bedding could use a little updating, but this did not take away from my experience. The other guests were so nice, we really enjoyed relaxing at the end of the day conversing with so many others from far and wide. The breakfast was very nice and got us ready for a long day on the Seneca Wine Trail and Watkins Glen Falls walk. I would highly recommend Idlwilde Inn!!
4.8 on October 18, 2017
Idlewilde Inn made me welcome. Maria asked I what I planned on doing and offered suggestions. Took many of her recommendations, especially an Italian restaurant in town. Being a woman traveling alone, she pointed out the security aspects of the Inn. Room and bed were clean and comfortable.
5 on October 04, 2017
The Idlwilde Inn was perfection during my recent visit. The beautiful décor and service was outstanding. The Inn keepers went above and beyond with preparing vegetarian and vegan food option requests during the visit. The Master Suite took my breath away when I first walked in. The room was spotless and the views from the private outdoor balcony was breathtaking. The entire grounds around the Inn was immaculate.
3.8 on September 13, 2017
We have stayed there now several times over the last 5 years. Always great and staff is very nice and willing to do things to make guests feel welcome. Would highly recommend to others. May want to think about a small discount for folks that stayed more than 3 times, especially with multiple rooms. Thumbs Up.
5 on September 09, 2017
Walking distance to/from town, if you don't mind a steep hill. Beautiful house and grounds, lovely antiques. We enjoyed the special touches at breakfast--coffee and tea ready early, fruit with breakfast, homemade jam and simple, but very tasty meals.
The master suite, spacious and elegant with a king bed, private bath, two fireplaces, sitting room, sun porch, and walk-out deck with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. This suite is perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary, or a Get-Away Vacation.
This spacious room, on the second floor of the mansion, has a built in vanity and built in shelves that were popular with Victorian architecture. The room has a private bath, a sitting area and a breath-taking view of Seneca Lake and gardens.
Countryside, Lakeview, Secluded, Small town, Waterview, Wine country
Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 20 miles
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.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, 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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn, Mansion
Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi
Low fat , Vegetarian
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