Idlwilde Inn

Romantic bed and breakfast in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Built in 1892, this Victorian mansion is now one of the best places to stay in Watkins Glen, New York. Lose yourself in the spectacular lake views while sitting on the beautiful wraparound porch. Idlwilde Inn will make you feel at home, so much so that you'll wish you had stayed longer.

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A wonderful respite from the busy world.

What it's like

When you pull into the driveway, you'll know immediately that you're in a special place. This charming mansion continues to exude the upscale charm of days gone by, with a meticulously detailed staircase, enchanting ornamental ceilings, and eight decorative fireplaces. Victorian antiques and treasures fill each room, enhancing the mansion's historic feel even more.

Independent spirit

The unparalleled "Crown Jewel" of 19th-century architecture in the Finger Lakes.

Small touches

Each of the historic mansion's guest rooms is truly unique as every room offers its own distinct features, as well as different and spectacular views of the beautiful grounds. None of the rooms offer TVs, so guests can truly relax and enjoy a more immersive historic experience. For those who prefer to stay connected, complimentary high-speed WiFi is available throughout.

Eat and drink

The complimentary breakfast at Idlwilde Inn will ensure you start the day right. While the menu changes daily, there is always something sweet or savory to relish. With plenty of roadside stands and local farmers markets offering a wide variety of seasonal produce, you can be sure that you're getting the freshest ingredients around.

And more

Idlwilde Inn owners Marcus and Elin leave no stone unturned to provide you with a remarkable stay and do everything they can to share their love of the Finger Lakes region. So if you're looking for something to do, just ask, and they'll point you towards the best local spots to explore.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, just a short walk from downtown Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen State Park, and Watkins Glen International Raceway.

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary breakfast

Fitness & Recreation

  • Wedding garden
  • Gazebo

In-room amenities

  • Private or shared full bathroom
  • Seating area (select rooms only)
  • Seneca Lake view (select rooms only)
  • Wedding garden view (select rooms only)
  • Gazebo view (select rooms only)

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 15 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total deposit amount, equal to 50% of the total booking amount for two-night stays or more, or 100% of the total booking amount for a one-night stay. Group reservations of 3 rooms or more must be canceled at least 30 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total deposit amount. A two-night minimum stay is required for spring, summer, and fall weekends. A three-night minimum stay is required for main events, special weekends, and holidays.
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