Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast

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

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Peaceful country location, Eco-friendly, vegan. Minutes from Farm Sanctuary, the Finger Lakes Wineries, Corning and Ithaca. Winner 2009 VegNews Award as Favorite Veg B&B. Pet-friendly.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful stay.

5 on December 25, 2016

The Ginger Cat B&B is my favorite place to stay in Watkins Glen. The rooms are cozy and comfortable and Gita is the most wonderful host. The breakfasts are amazing and the atmosphere (inside and outside) is serene and peaceful.

Innkeeper Response
What can I say except Thank You so much! 'Till the next visit.


One of our favorite places

5 on November 23, 2016

My parents, husband and I stayed at the Ginger Cat this past weekend - the first time for my parents, who eat meat at almost every meal, and at least the third time for my husband and I (we are both vegan). All four of us agree that this place is magical. My parents devoured the amazing vegan spread that Gita lovingly prepared (my husband and I did, too, of course). The rooms are so quaint and clean, and the restroom (which can be a deal breaker for me) is always spotless. This was our dog, Annabelle's, second visit to the Ginger Cat and she absolutely loves it there...after we parked, she jumped out of the car and bee-lined for the door. The location is perfect - just a short drive from the busier Watkins Glen and wineries, and the Farm Sanctuary is about 12-15 minutes away (a nice drive down country roads). Gita, the owner, has such a warm soul, you will immediately like her. So, in a nutshell, if you like peaceful, quaint, clean, welcoming and comfortable places to stay, add the Ginger Cat to the top of your list.

Innkeeper Response
What can I say to these kind words? How about: I love having you stay here. I love Annabelle. Give her some belly rubs from me! It was a pleasure to meet your parents and I hope that the trip to Farm Sanctuary and listening to Dr. Greger's talk inspired them to think about making dietary changes. I can't wait to see you again next year and hopefully you'll be able to stay longer and really get a chance to explore all that there is to see/experience here. Happiest of holidays.


Everything that's right with the world

5 on November 02, 2016

Beautiful setting, vegan, comfy, friendly.


A Get-Away to Farm Sanctuary

5 on September 18, 2016

My husband, friend, her daughter, and I loved our stay at the Ginger Cat!! The home is so cozy and beautifully decorated and Gita is a lovely, warm host. She welcomed us with open arms and made us feel very comfortable. The breakfast was out-of-this-world delicious and HUGE!! We absolutely loved and devoured it. Thank you Gita for sharing your charming home with us. We definitely recommend Ginger Cat B&B. :)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this great review. It was wonderful to meet all of you and I hope that you'll be back again.


Beautiful stay

3.6 on September 04, 2016

Beautiful and quiet place to stay


A Warm, Relaxing, Wonderfully Vegan B&B

4.2 on September 04, 2016

Rather than opulence or historic character that one finds in many B&Bs, at Ginger Cat B&B you'll find the common comforts of home in a scrupulously clean double-wide. There are loads of books and magazines available, all with animal rights and the vegan lifestyle in mind. And the breakfasts are fantastic. You can enjoy all of this on a quiet deck while you have coffee or tea surrounded by wildlife.


Great location in Watkins Glen!

4.6 on August 21, 2016

The Ginger Cat and Gita provided a wonderful place for us to explore Watkins Glen's hiking opportunities and wineries. We appreciated the delicious food Gita prepared and her recommendations about the area!


Vegan with Cats

4.6 on August 19, 2016

Our stay was lovely. Great breakfast, excellent for vegans like us! Gita was super friendly, very nice and a Farm Sanctuary supporter. We really enjoyed talking to her. Would have preferred it if cats were allowed access to the rooms :)

Innkeeper Response
I'm sorry that the cats are not allowed in the guest bedrooms, but at least you were able to come into 'their' space and hang out for a while. Believe me, if it were up to them, they'd be in every room of the guest side of the B&B!


Great place

4.6 on August 16, 2016

Our hostess/the owner was a lovely person, the house was beautiful, and the food was AMAZING ! Had such a wonderful time and would love to go back.


Wonderful Stay

4.0 on July 20, 2016

We had only scheduled one day there (on a Monday) but by morning I wished we could stay another day. It is very close to Farm Sanctuary and Gita used to work there. A warm and welcoming place. Wonderful breakfast! Also a great library of vegan-related books. (There is something wrong with the bedandbreakfast.com website. I tried to rate it as "Outstanding" but it would not accept the rating. Don't know why.) We will be back...


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Rooms & Rates

Ariel

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Zachary

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

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, 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, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • 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 well-behaved dogs are allowed in the Zachary Room only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend stay during Holiday and race weekends and June - August
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a personal check or online Payment in full(including all taxes). Deposit must be made within 4 days of booking.
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made only if we are notified 14 days prior to your arrival date and we will deduct a $30 service charge. A change of your date is considered a cancellation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gita Devi

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

vegan cooking/baking gardening animal rights environmental issues cat rescue

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Vegan


Recipes

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