Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast

2475 Altay Road , Rock Stream, 14878 USA (Show map)


Peaceful country location, Eco-friendly, vegan. Minutes from Farm Sanctuary, the Finger Lakes Wineries, Watkins Glen, Corning and Ithaca. Winner 2009 VegNews Award as Favorite Veg B&B. Pet and Family-friendly (children 4 and up welcome).



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Ginger Cat during Hoe Down

5 on August 27, 2018

We were in town for Farm Sanctuary's Hoe Down and stayed at Ginger Cat for three nights. It was a lovely place to stay and we would certainly stay there again.

A sanctuary for all souls

5 on June 24, 2018

I was visiting Farm Sanctuary and needed a compassionate place to stay. As you know anyone can offer a bed and a place to retire for the evening. The Ginger Cat was so much more than that. Gita, the proprietress, was informative, helpful and understanding of my specific issues. Upon arrival I was greeted with a homemade peanut butter chocolate vegan delight as well as a fig bar. I was having some medical issues and she was kind enough to bring my suitcases into my room for me despite it only being up five steps. The breakfast that greeted me was among the most delicious I've ever had. Not only was the tofu tarts, fresh asparagus, fresh salad, vegan parfait (and excellent bread) extraordinarily delicious and totally vegan but I was satiated for the whole day! Having recently become vegan this is a much needed eye-opener on how I can sustain and thrive on my vegan diet. Of course that is not the Ginger Cat's mission statement. I assume their mission statement is to provide a wonderful experience (not just an educational one). They hit a homerun on both fronts and I look forward to being in the presence of this magical place again, hopefully soon.

Always the most comfortable place on earth.

5 on April 17, 2018

I cannot stay here enough! We make excuses to go on vacation just to stay at the Ginger Cat. 100% in love with everything about it.

Innkeeper Response
Oh my! Thank you for making my day.

- Gita (innkeeper)

So full.So happy.

5 on March 15, 2018

This is the best place to stay in NY. My wife and I have been returning every year for 8 years and have fallen in love with this little gem. The food is incredible and Gita is an outstandingly wonderful host. You will likely love it here as we do.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this amazing review. Hoping for many more years to come.

- Gita (innkeeper)

Rare Vegan Find!

5 on December 04, 2017

Lovely, quiet place to stay very close to the Farm Sanctuary. Run by a sweet woman who is also a wonderful cook. Very lucky to find a special vegan friendly place to stay. We'll be back!

The Ginger Cat

4.6 on November 01, 2017

Gita, the host, and her fur family provide delicious food, great company and a cozy comfortable place to stay.

Always a very pleasant stay.

4.6 on October 11, 2017

Gita is a great host and a great vegan chef. The location is peaceful and pleasant. The cats are wonderful.

Geta and her friendly felines are awesome

5 on September 08, 2017

Beautiful, comfortable, and quiet. Geta and her friendly felines are amazing. Geta is so knowledge about the area and recommendations were spot on. Would definitely recommend the Ginger Cat B&B for your next stay. Just wish we had more time.

A peaceful retreat! And it's vegan!

5 on September 04, 2017

My 2 dogs and I were welcomed with open arms to this beautiful vegan oasis! The room was cozy, the bed was comfortable and the food was outstanding! We also enjoyed spending time in the beautiful garden. I highly recommend a visit to Farm Sanctuary, only minutes away, where you will meet all kinds of animals rescued from this animal agriculture industry. I will be back!

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure to meet you and the dogs. Give them both a hug from me. I hope you'll be back, for a longer stay. And I hope you had a great time at the walk in NYC. Looking at online photos, it seemed as though it was a huge success.

- Gita (innkeeper)

Very cozy place!

5 on August 29, 2017

This was a cute place and exactly what I'd imagine a b&b to be like. You are a guest in someone's home, so the charms of the home come through during your stay. I got my 'cat fix' in as well and was able to pet the three kitties that live there before I left. There was a hot, full breakfast served right on time, and the room was comfortable to sleep in. The bathroom included shampoo/conditioner/soap, which was great!

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Rooms & Rates


Ariel's Room is a warm blue and faces east so you can watch the sunrise. Queen-size bed, ceiling fan, central air, high-quality linens and bedding. Family-friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160


Zachary's Room is painted in soothing earth tones, faces southwest so it catches the beautiful warm glow of the afternoon sunlight. Queen bed, high-quality linens and bedding, pet-friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Horseheads, NY (ELM-Elmira-Corning Regional) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Watkins Glen: Route 14N to 14AN (Penn Yan/Dundee) Go through Reading Center, past the big white church Take your next LEFT onto Altay Road and we're the 3rd house on the RIGHT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Farm Sanctuary, Corning Museum of Glass, Ithaca Farmers Market, Windmill Crafts Market, Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen State Park/Gorge, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a smoke-free environment
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pets are allowed in the Zachary Room only - $75 deposit
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Gita Devi

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

vegan cooking/baking, gardening, animal rights, environmental issues, cat rescue

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  • Time Served: 8 a.m. T-Fri - 8:30 a.m. S,S,M
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian 100% Vegan. Can prepare foods that are Gluten-free, Nut-free, Sugar-free