Idlwilde Inn

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Overview of Idlwilde Inn

Idlwilde Inn

4.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
1 Lakeview Ave, Watkins Glen, NY, 14891

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Tasting Room8 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeneca Harbor9 min walk
  • Popular LocationWatkins Glen State Park10 min walk
  • AirportElmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional)33 min drive

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About this area

Watkins Glen

Located in Watkins Glen, Idlwilde Inn is in a rural area. The Tasting Room and Seneca Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Watkins Glen State Park and Mark Twain State Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Watkins Glen International. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's central location.

What's nearby

  • The Tasting Room - 8 min walk
  • Seneca Harbor - 9 min walk
  • Watkins Glen State Park - 10 min walk
  • Watkins Glen Beach - 2 min drive
  • Castel Grisch Winery - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Greater Rochester Intl. Airport (ROC) - 106 min drive


  • Seneca Lake Wine Trail - 5 min walk
  • Seneca Harbor Station - 6 min walk
  • Glen Mountain Market - 7 min walk
  • Nickel's Pit BBQ - 7 min walk
  • Rooster Fish Brewing - 8 min walk

About this property

Idlwilde Inn

4-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Watkins Glen State Park
Concierge services, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, wedding services, a garden, and a picnic area are onsite.
Idlwilde Inn offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. This Watkins Glen bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast


  • Banquet hall
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

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Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 11 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 74 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 74 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 74 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 74 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 74 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful mansion
The property was very beautiful and so was our room. Only complaint was the bedframe was pretty squeaky anytime you changed sleeping positions. Other than that, the mattress was a lot more comfy than other hotels I've stayed at.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent accommodations. Friendly staff. Lovely surroundings. Facility and grounds well maintained and quaint.Excellent location for the wine tour, town, and Watkins Glen State Park. I would recommend this Inn highly to anyone
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The historic home and property were beautiful and clean. Marcus was attentive and made our visit very pleasant. Short walk down the hill to the waterfront. Close to Watkins Glen Park - a must see!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stunning mansion, beautiful grounds, spectacular breakfast, and a bed nearly as comfy as the one we sleep on at home! Marcus and Elin are an absolute delight and make you feel like family when you’re there. Their dog, Stella, is also the sweetest thing and will make sure you feel welcomed upon arrival. Can’t wait to come back next time we’re in the Finger Lakes!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021