5 on May 18, 2015
David and Brian were more than just hosts- they are now our friends! They were so sweet, and thoughtful and made our first Anniversary so special! From the cute B&B to the best breakfast ever, to the amazing spot on recommendations, The Blackberry Inn is the smartest choice! Watkins Glen has so much to offer, and Brian and David are so passionate about their town- we just loved them and their Inn!
5 on April 03, 2015
Brian and David were fabulous hosts! Their home is in a central location to all the wineries, restaurant and falls. They strive to ensure their guests have the best experience possible. My husband and I stayed with them and were blown away not only by their hospitality but also but their cooking skills! The breakfasts were amazing! Farm to table and mindful of guests food restrictions. We had an absolutely wonderful time and would most definitely recommend their home to anyone planning a visit to the Finger Lakes region. Thank you!
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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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!
5 on November 18, 2013
Dave & Barb
4.4 on November 17, 2013
It was our 35th Anniversary weekend. First time visit to finger lakes area and Watkins Glen. Had to make last-minute accommodation arrangements and stumbled upon the Blackberry Inn with an opening for the night we needed. David and Brian were great inn-keepers that made you feel at home in their Inn. Their dog Sandy was a sweetie! We will be back! - Darrell & Sue
5 on September 12, 2013
Our visit to Watkins Glen couldn't have been more fun, and that was largely due to the hospitality of Brian and David. Where did they learn to be such great hosts?? A lovingly restored house in a perfect (and quiet!) location with fabulous beds and a breakfast I was still thinking about two weeks later--what's not to love? Thank you, Brian and David!!
5 on September 09, 2013
The Blackberry Inn is beautiful, quiet, comfortable and the breakfast is superb.
5 on September 04, 2013
Every now and then you find a perfect jewel of an Inn in your travels. This is one that truly shines like a diamond. This is the second time I have stayed at Blackberry Inn and it just gets better and better. Brian and David are the best hosts...there when you want them, and not when you don't. Their restored Inn is pitch perfect...comfortable, stylish, warm, peaceful and in a perfect spot in Watkins Glen to walk the town or hike the Falls. Breakfast is a culinary marvel, and you leave reluctantly, knowing you will make it a destination next time. Don't miss! Roxie Bacon
4.8 on September 02, 2013
Our stay at the Blackberry Inn was fantastic - Brian and David are wonderful, warm,and welcoming hosts. The food is absolutely to-die-for delicious -- and plentiful! -- you won't need lunch! All in all, a charming place to stay in Watkins Glen. We will be back! Paul & Margot Casuccio
4.8 on August 13, 2013
HIREN & INDIRA
5 on August 12, 2013
My August weekend stay at this B&B was a real treat. Brian and David greeted me warmly upon arrival and by the time my weekend was over and I had to head back to Indiana, it seemed I was leaving family members. The bed was so very comfortable and I slept like a log. It was obvious that great pride was taken in selecting top-of-the-line linens (soft, soft, soft) and towels (very plush and soft). The Inn and my room had the familiar warmth of grandma's house, but grandma never offered such luxury. I loved the ambiance of the Inn, and the conversations with Brian and David were much enjoyed. For breakfast, I was served coffee, orange juice, a melt-in-your-mouth muffin, homemade peanut butter, blackberry jam (simply yummy), fresh fruit with thick cream, buckwheat pancakes with local maple syrup, bacon, and delicious fluffy scrambled eggs. Worth noting is the fact that Brian and David strive to provide locally grown produce, eggs from free-range chickens raised by Amish families in Penn Yan. Even the buckwheat flour was milled in Penn Yan. I travel to Watkins Glen only once or twice a year, but now that I have discovered this gem of an Inn, I hope to always find a room there when I'm in town. Tanya Gillette
4.8 on August 04, 2013
got a room on short notice , inkeepers were great , room and facilities were spotless and the included breakfast was to die for , highly recommend Thanks again Dave and Brian
5 on July 31, 2013
Brian and David are wonderful hosts . Their Blackberry Inn is so comfy and inviting. Breakfast each morning was a delight....fresh fruit ,eggs done many ways,heavenly French toast ,with ,all the fixings to get your day off to a nice start .The Inn is an easy walk to downtown .We feel almost like family with the guys now, and are already talking about our next stay.
4.6 on July 31, 2013
Stayed when they first opened. Very nice hosts. They are focused on your stay being as perfect as possible. Older stately home that has been extensively updated. It still has the ambiance of an old home but with enough touches to keep you comfortable i.e. Each room has its own heating and cooling heat pump controls. No plumbing issues. Grounded electric plugs. No musty smells. No over the top, ridicules decorations. You are instantly at easy when you enter the front door. A nice neighborhood within a two minute walk of town. Hosts who are real. They are not playing to you but genuinely nice people and relaxed. Very good breakfast with an atmosphere that says, "Take it easy. Sit and visit. You are truly here among friends." If you are looking for glitz, people acting the way they think you want, an atmosphere that is not the way people really live you might want to stay somewhere else. On the other hand if you are looking for a place where you feel at home as you walk through the front door. Where wonderful smells are coming from the kitchen and filling the house. Where you wouldn't be surprised to hear your grandma's voice coming down the hall welcoming you. This may well fill your needs. I would look forward to staying here again.
5 on July 28, 2013
My husband and I just completed a four night stay at the blackberry inn. This was our first experience at a B and B ....we are never staying in a big hotel again if this is what we can expect! Our hosts, Brian and David were the best. Everyday we were sent off with a fabulous homemade breakfast consisting of coffee to die for, fresh fruit with yogurt and honey, freshly baked muffins/pastry, and a fulfilling main of exquisite scrambled eggs (the secret recipe has been shared with us ;)), French toast with maple syrup or buckwheat pancakes...all ingredients are grown locally. We were treated like royalty....Brian and David had lots of very good suggestions for local dining or things to do around Watkins Glen. We found their recommendations to be very well researched and always turned out to be sound. We honestly had the best vacation and it was largely because of how we were welcomed by our wonderful hosts. The accomodations are extremely comfortable and the home is absolutely lovely.... Treat yourself to a stay at the blackberry inn...you won't be disappointed. Brian and David....THANK YOU.
4.2 on July 12, 2013
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at The Blackberry the first week they were open. It is located within a two minute walk of downtown. Located in a very quiet neighborhood. We felt at home and not as guests. The owners contributed greatly to our feelings of welcome. They are in the midst of polishing this old home. While it is a work in progress this in no way lessened our comfort. They have seen to it that our comfort was of paramount importance. Kind of like a visit to grandma's house. Someone working in the yard, wonderful smells coming from the kitchen, feeling comfortable as soon as you stand at the front door looking in. The owner's living quarters are in a separate private area of the house so as you look around at no time do you feel you may have wondered over the invisible line. The owners are truly glad to see you and share their house with you. Breakfast was wonder and different each day. I would stay again. Their dog Sandy is nice to have wondering around just like home. Nothing over done. A real, functioning home with real people. No pretense.
5 on July 02, 2013
I stayed at this B&B last weekend for a race I was in town for at WGI. The pictures listed are exactly as they appear in person... I've never experienced a B&B before, but if they all are like this one - I'll always choose a B&B over a hotel, the "extras" included in the price cannot be compared to that of a hotel. The breakfast is absolutely out of this world - Brian, has over 20 years in the hotel management business and tells me he taught award winning chefs how to master scrambled eggs (I won't share his secret you'll have to ask yourself); oh my god, to die for! The 4-course breakfast started every day with fresh fruit, then a choice of bagel, fresh baked coffee cake or muffins, toast etc. then, steel-cut oats, and lastly choice of eggs, french toast and on the final day eggs florentine; all accompanied with homemade jams and peanut butter! AND it's ALL organic! When I say I didn't want to leave - I was asking for weekly/monthly rates to stay here! I was only planning on staying Friday/Saturday and ended up staying a third night!! Brian and David are absolutely amazing hosts - I enjoyed conversation with them and will return back VERY soon. Paige Clawson from Albany NY
4.2 on July 01, 2013
We were lucky enough to be Brian and David's first guests at the Blackberry Inn. My girlfriend and I went to Watkins Glenn to meet up with her parents for a fun weekend. We all stayed at the inn and had a great time. The rooms are spacious and clean, had comfy beds, and individual air conditioning/heating. My girlfriend and I stayed in a room with a shared bath, which was spacious and nice. My girlfriend's parents stayed in the room with ensuite bath, which was really nice. Everything is new and freshly redone, and well appointed - it was a great place to return to after a hike in the nearby gorge (literally walking distance), or coming back after dinner. It's on a quiet street that's a short walk from the main street and the lake. Brian and David are super friendly and kind! Brian cooks a delicious breakfast with a full spread of fruit, fresh baked breads and muffins, french toast, and great scrambled eggs - he was even thoughtful enough to pick up soy milk and avoid dairy for my girlfriend and her mother (lactose allergy). They also recommended great restaurants for lunch and dinner, and fun excursions in the surrounding area. We really had a great time, and would go back again!