This place was perfect!
In early June of this year, my wife and I chose Sunrise Landing for a 3-day stay in Watkins Glen while touring the area and going to the races. Barbara and Bob greeted us upon arrival, gave us an overview of what to expect during our stay and, by the time we left, we felt like a member of the family.
The inn is right on the lake with its own dock, where we sat several times enjoying our morning coffee or basking in the afternoon sun. One evening we had a wine and cheese "dinner" out on a deck that had a most pleasant view looking east across the water. The town of Watkins Glen is only a short drive to the south. The raceway was close enough that we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast the morning we left and still got to the track well ahead of the green flag.
Our Morning Glory suite was very large and extremely accommodating. It was nice having our own refrigerator to cool our local wine and the addition of a variety of complementary snacks was a nice surprise. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was large and very clean.
Our breakfasts were served in a common dining room that had a view away from the lake. However, there were bird feeders (under attack by squirrels) to entertain us. During each of our 3 mornings, we enjoyed a different menu. A nice break from B&Bs that serve the same thing over and over again.
The level of service was impressive. Since this was the mid-point of our vacation, we had 10-days worth of laundry to be done. I had contacted Barbara in advance to see if there was a nearby wash-n-fold laundry. When we arrived, she had already scouted out the area and had several options.
When we return to the Finger Lakes, we will not even consider staying somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Sunrise Landing B&B, located on the west side of Seneca Lake, less than 10 miles from Watkins Glen, NY. You will find pristine accommodations, secluded on a wooded hillside, right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the lake. This four suite Bed and Breakfast is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, a respite with friends, or lodging for an extended stay. Enjoy the kayaks, paddle boat, and canoe or just relax on the large dock to enjoy the beauty of the lake. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Landing Hotel Dundee
- Sunrise Landing b&b