Recently, my wife and I spent three lovely days at The Idlwilde Inn.
The room was superb and the owners and staff were competent and professional.
Each morning, our days started with an excellent breakfast.
The Watkins Glen area has a variety of interesting things to do (the many, many wineries, the racetrack, the Glass Museum in Corning, a fabulous "college town" in nearby Ithaca,etc.)
We have been staying at B & B's since the college days of our daughters (1990's) and the Idlwilde Inn is at the very top of our list.
The building and grounds are truly impressive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idlewilde Inn is an 18 room Victorian mansion built in 1892. This charming house has a character given by exquisite craftsmanship of an earlier era, with meticulously done staircase, moldings, ornamental ceilings, and fireplaces. There are several sun rooms, and a huge breezy wraparound porch, all overlooking the beauty of Seneca Lake. Idlewilde Inn is only a short walk to town. Historical Watkins Glen and the Fingerlakes area offer many year round activities. ... more less